Ezekiel 36:24-28

24 I will take you from the nations, I will gather you from all the countries, and I will bring you to your own fertile land.
25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be cleansed of all your pollution. I will cleanse you of all your idols.
26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your stony heart from your body and replace it with a living one,
27 and I will give you my spirit so that you may walk according to my regulations and carefully observe my case laws.
28 Then you will live in the land that I gave to your ancestors, you will be my people, and I will be your God.

Ezekiel 36:24-28 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO EZEKIEL 36

This chapter is a prophecy concerning the desolations of the land of Israel, and the causes of them; of the return of the people to it, and the fruitfulness of it; and of spiritual blessings bestowed upon them in the latter day. And first, for the comfort of the people of Israel, it is observed that their enemies that insulted them will suffer the vengeance of God's wrath, particularly the Edomites, Eze 36:1-7, that the land of Israel should again become fruitful, its cities rebuilt, men and beasts be multiplied upon it, and be no more liable to destruction, nor bear any more the reproach of the Heathen, Eze 36:8-15, the causes of its desolation and destruction, the sins of its inhabitants, especially bloodshed, idolatry, and profanation of the name of God, Eze 36:16-20, nevertheless the Lord promises to have mercy on them, and return them to their own land, not for their sakes, but for his own name's sake, Eze 36:21-24, then follow promises of spiritual blessings to them: as purification from all sin by the blood of Christ; regeneration by his Spirit and grace; and evangelical obedience as the fruit of that, Eze 36:25-27, and others of a mixed kind, respecting partly temporal and partly spiritual blessings, Eze 36:28-36, for all which it is expected of the Lord that he should be prayed unto for them; particularly their inhabitation in their own land, and the multiplication of them in it, with which the chapter concludes, Eze 36:37,38.

Ezekiel 36:24-28 In-Context

22 Therefore, say to the house of Israel, The LORD God proclaims: House of Israel, I'm not acting for your sake but for the sake of my holy name, which you degraded among the nations where you have gone.
23 I will make my great name holy, which was degraded among the nations when you dishonored it among them. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD. This is what the LORD God says. When I make myself holy among you in their sight,
24 I will take you from the nations, I will gather you from all the countries, and I will bring you to your own fertile land.
25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be cleansed of all your pollution. I will cleanse you of all your idols.
26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your stony heart from your body and replace it with a living one,
27 and I will give you my spirit so that you may walk according to my regulations and carefully observe my case laws.
28 Then you will live in the land that I gave to your ancestors, you will be my people, and I will be your God.
29 I will save you from all your uncleanness, and I will summon the grain and make it grow abundantly so that you won't endure famine.
30 I will make abundant the orchards' fruit and the fields' produce so that you will never again endure the shame of famine among the nations.