Ezekiel 11:18

18 And when they come there, 1they will remove from it all its 2detestable things and all its abominations.

Ezekiel 11:18 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 11:18

And they shall come thither
That those of the captivity shall come to the land of Israel, they or their posterity: and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof;
the idols of the nations, that had been there introduced, detestable to God and all good men: and all the abominations thereof from thence;
idols, as before, even all of them, so that idolatry should be wholly rooted out; this had its accomplishment under Zerubbabel, Ezra, Haggai when the worship of God was restored, and there was a reformation of many abuses in religion; and again in the times of the Maccabees; and will have a greater fulfilment at the time of the conversion of the Jews; when everything that is detestable and abominable among that people will be removed; of which conversion the following words are a prophecy.

Ezekiel 11:18 In-Context

16 Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: Though I removed them far off among the nations, and though I scattered them among the countries, yet I have been a sanctuary to them for a while in the countries where they have gone.'
17 Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.'
18 And when they come there, they will remove from it all its detestable things and all its abominations.
19 And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh,
20 that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

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