Ezekiel 36:34

34 The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it.

Ezekiel 36:34 in Other Translations

KJV
34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.
ESV
34 And the land that was desolate shall be tilled, instead of being the desolation that it was in the sight of all who passed by.
NLT
34 The fields that used to lie empty and desolate in plain view of everyone will again be farmed.
MSG
34 The neglected land will be worked again, no longer overgrown with weeds and thistles, worthless in the eyes of passersby.
CSB
34 The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of everyone who passes by.

Ezekiel 36:34 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 36:34

And the desolate land shall be tilled
The land of Judea, which lay desolate during the captivity, and which now is under the dominion of the Turks, and in a ruinous state, shall be manured and cultivated, and become fruitful, as it formerly was: or the people of the Jews, who, in a spiritual sense, are like barren and uncultivated ground; these shall have the fallow ground of their hearts ploughed up, and the seeds of grace, truth, and righteousness, shall be sown in them, and they shall bring forth the fruit of good works: whereas it lay desolate in the eyes of all that passed by:
as the land of Canaan now does to every traveller in it, that observes it, and compares it with what it once was; and as the present state of the Jews is, in the eyes of every Christian pilgrim and traveller, that takes notice of their blindness and ignorance, their unbelief and hardness of heart.

Ezekiel 36:34 In-Context

32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign LORD. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, people of Israel!
33 “ ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt.
34 The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it.
35 They will say, “This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.”
36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the LORD have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.’