Ezekiel 36:8-15 NIV

8 " 'But you, O mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit1 for my people Israel, for they will soon come home.

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9 I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown,2

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      10 and I will multiply the number of people upon you, even the whole house of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins3 rebuilt.4

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      11 I will increase the number of men and animals upon you, and they will be fruitful5 and become numerous. I will settle people6 on you as in the past7 and will make you prosper more than before.8 Then you will know that I am the LORD.

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      12 I will cause people, my people Israel, to walk upon you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance;9 you will never again deprive them of their children.

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      13 " 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because people say to you, "You devour men10 and deprive your nation of its children,"

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      14 therefore you will no longer devour men or make your nation childless, declares the Sovereign LORD.
      15 No longer will I make you hear the taunts of the nations, and no longer will you suffer the scorn of the peoples or cause your nation to fall, declares the Sovereign LORD.11' "

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