Ezekiel 28:26

26 They will live there in safety and will build houses and plant vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment on all their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.’ ”

Ezekiel 28:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.
ESV
26 And they shall dwell securely in it, and they shall build houses and plant vineyards. They shall dwell securely, when I execute judgments upon all their neighbors who have treated them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God."
NLT
26 They will live safely in Israel and build homes and plant vineyards. And when I punish the neighboring nations that treated them with contempt, they will know that I am the LORD their God.”
MSG
26 They'll live there in safety. They'll build houses. They'll plant vineyards, living in safety. Meanwhile, I'll bring judgment on all the neighbors who have treated them with such contempt. And they'll realize that I am God."
CSB
26 They will live there securely, build houses, and plant vineyards. They will live securely when I execute judgments against all their neighbors who treat them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God."

Ezekiel 28:26 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 28:26

And they shall dwell safely therein
There being none to make them afraid, all their enemies being destroyed, and they also under the protection of Christian princes: and they shall build houses and plant vineyards;
signifying their continuance in their land, and their enjoyment of the blessings of it. Cocceius understands this of churches gathered in the name of Christ; of which no doubt there will be many in Judea, as in the first times of the Gospel, and more abundantly: yea, they shall dwell with confidence:
in the utmost safety and security, having nothing to fear from any quarter: when I have executed judgment upon all those that despise them round
about them;
took vengeance on them, and utterly destroyed them that despised or spoiled them, even all around them; they will all be cut off, so that there will be none to give them the least disturbance: and they shall know that I am the Lord their God:
not only God, as before, ( Ezekiel 28:24 ) , but their God, their Lord and their God, their Redeemer and Saviour, whom they formerly denied, persecuted, and pierced.

Ezekiel 28:26 In-Context

24 “ ‘No longer will the people of Israel have malicious neighbors who are painful briers and sharp thorns. Then they will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.
25 “ ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered, I will be proved holy through them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob.
26 They will live there in safety and will build houses and plant vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment on all their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.’ ”

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Leviticus 25:18; S 1 Kings 4:25; S Jeremiah 17:25; Jeremiah 23:6
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 20:6
  • 3. S Psalms 149:9
  • 4. S Isaiah 65:21; S Jeremiah 32:15; Ezekiel 38:8; Ezekiel 39:26-27; Hosea 2:15; Hosea 11:11; Amos 9:14-15