Ezekiel 36:12

12 I will cause people, my people Israel, to live on you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; you will never again deprive them of their children.

Read Ezekiel 36:12 Using Other Translations

Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even my people Israel; and they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them of men.
I will let people walk on you, even my people Israel. And they shall possess you, and you shall be their inheritance, and you shall no longer bereave them of children.
I will cause my people to walk on you once again, and you will be their territory. You will never again rob them of their children.

What does Ezekiel 36:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 36:12

Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you
And not beasts, as during the captivity; and that without fear of wild beasts, or any enemy; and not as travellers upon them, but as inhabitants of them; who shall walk to and fro upon them, as the owners of them, and doing their proper business there: even my people Israel;
and them only: some read it, "with my people Israel" F9; as if other men, Gentiles called by grace, should dwell with the Jews at this time, particularly at their restoration in the latter day; which may be true, and, which seems to be the sense of the whole sixtieth chapter of Isaiah's prophecy: and they shall possess thee, and thou shall be their inheritance;
that is, thou mountain; a change of number, meaning everyone of the mountains, even the whole land of Canaan, which was given to the Israelites for an inheritance; and was typical of the eternal inheritance in heaven: and thou shall no more henceforth bereave them;
of men, or of children; or be no more the cause of their being childless, or of bereaving them of men; sins committed on the mountains being the cause of provoking the Lord to bereave them; or men should be no more killed upon them, as they had been.


FOOTNOTES:

F9 (larvy yme ta) "cum populo meo Israele", Junius & Tremcellius.
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