Ezekiel 36:20

Overview - Ezekiel 36
The land of Israel is comforted, both by destruction of the heathen, who spitefully used it,
and by the blessings of God promised unto it.
16 Israel was rejected for their sin,
21 and shall be restored without their desert.
25 The blessings of Christ's kingdom.
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Ezekiel 36:20  (King James Version)
And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.

they profaned
The Jews, when thus scattered, appeared to them an abject and wretched company of people. They were recognized as the worshippers of Jehovah wherever they went; but they were looked upon as a viler and more worthless race than any of the idolaters among whom they were driven. Many would ascribe their wickedness to the tendency of their religion, which they abhorred, and not to their having acted inconsistently with it; and regard their miseries, not as the punishment of their sins, but as proofs of God's inability to protect them. This profanation of his holy name, Jehovah was determined to wipe away, by shewing mercy unto them.
Isaiah 52:5 ; Romans 2:24

Exodus 32:11-13 ; Numbers 14:15 Numbers 14:16 ; Joshua 7:9 ; 2 Kings 18:30 2 Kings 18:35 ; 19:10-12
Jeremiah 33:24 ; Daniel 3:15