"And you, 1son of man, prophesy to 2the mountains of Israel, and say, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD.
Thus says the Lord GOD: Because 3the enemy said of you, 4'Aha!' and, 'The ancient 5heights have become our possession,'
therefore prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Precisely because 6they made you desolate and crushed you from all sides, so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations, and 7you became the talk and evil gossip of the people,
therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD: Thus says the Lord GOD to 8the mountains and the hills, the ravines and the valleys, 9the desolate wastes and the deserted cities, which have become 10a prey and derision to the rest of the nations all around,
therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Surely I have spoken in 11my hot jealousy against the rest of the nations and 12against all Edom, who 13gave my land to themselves as a possession 14with wholehearted joy and 15utter contempt, that they might make its pasturelands a prey.
Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to 16the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, Thus says the Lord GOD: 17Behold, I have spoken in my jealous wrath, because you have suffered 18the reproach of the nations.
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 19I swear that the nations that are all around you 20shall themselves suffer reproach.
"But you, O mountains of Israel, 21shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to my people Israel, for 22they will soon come home.
For 23behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and 24you shall be tilled and sown.
And 25I will multiply people on you, the whole house of Israel, all of it. 26The cities shall be inhabited and the waste places rebuilt.
And I will multiply on you 27man and beast, and 28they shall multiply and be fruitful. And I will cause you to be inhabited as in 29your former times, and 30will do more good to you than ever before. 31Then you will know that I am the LORD.
I will let people walk on you, even my people Israel. 32And they shall possess you, and you shall be their inheritance, and you shall no longer 33bereave them of children.
Thus says the Lord GOD: Because they say to you, 34'You devour people, and you bereave your nation of children,'
therefore you shall no longer devour people and no longer bereave your nation of children, declares the Lord GOD.
And I will not let you hear anymore 35the reproach of the nations, and you shall no longer bear the disgrace of the peoples and no longer cause your nation to stumble, declares the Lord GOD."