For on my holy mountain, says the Sovereign LORD, the people of Israel will someday worship me, and I will accept them. There I will require that you bring me all your offerings and choice gifts and sacrifices.
When I bring you home from exile, you will be as pleasing to me as an offering of perfumed incense. And I will display my holiness in you as all the nations watch.
Then when I have brought you home to the land I promised your ancestors, you will know that I am the LORD.
You will look back at all your sins and hate yourselves because of the evil you have done.
You will know that I am the LORD, O people of Israel, when I have honored my name by treating you mercifully in spite of your wickedness, says the Sovereign LORD."
Then this message came to me from the LORD:
"Son of man, look toward the south and speak out against it; prophesy against the fields of the Negev.
References for Ezekiel 20:46
Give the southern wilderness this message from the Sovereign LORD: Hear the word of the LORD! I will set you on fire, O forest, and every tree will be burned -- green and dry trees alike. The terrible flames will not be quenched; they will scorch everything from south to north.
And all the world will see that I, the LORD, have set this fire. It will not be put out."
Then I said, "O Sovereign LORD, they are saying of me, 'He only talks in riddles!'"