Ezekiel 11:15-21 NIV

15 "Son of man, your brothers--your brothers who are your blood relativesa and the whole house of Israel--are those of whom the people of Jerusalem have said, 'They areb far away from the LORD; this land was given to us as our possession.'1

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    • b 11:15 - Or "are in exile with you" (see Septuagint and Syriac)
    • c 11:15 - Or "those to whom the people of Jerusalem have said, 'Stay"

      Promised Return of Israel

      16 "Therefore say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Although I sent them far away among the nations and scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a sanctuary2 for them in the countries where they have gone.'

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      17 "Therefore say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.'3

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      18 "They will return to it and remove all its vile images4 and detestable idols.5

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      19 I will give them an undivided heart6 and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone7 and give them a heart of flesh.8

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      20 Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.9 They will be my people,10 and I will be their God.11

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      21 But as for those whose hearts are devoted to their vile images and detestable idols,12 I will bring down on their own heads what they have done, declares the Sovereign LORD.13"

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