Ezekiel 37:28

28 Then the nations will know that I the LORD make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever.’ ”

Ezekiel 37:28 in Other Translations

KJV
28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
ESV
28 Then the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when my sanctuary is in their midst forevermore."
NLT
28 And when my Temple is among them forever, the nations will know that I am the LORD, who makes Israel holy.”
MSG
28 "'The nations will realize that I, God, make Israel holy when my holy place of worship is established at the center of their lives forever.'"
CSB
28 When My sanctuary is among them forever, the nations will know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel."

Ezekiel 37:28 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 37:28

And the Heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel,
&c.] Or the Gentiles, the converted Gentiles, shall observe and take notice of the gracious dealings of God with his people the Jews; that he calls them with an holy calling; implants principles of grace and holiness in them; separates and consecrates them for his service, and enables them to walk holily, soberly, and righteously: when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore;
when his worship shall be set up among them; his Gospel shall be preached unto them, and received by them; and his ordinances administered unto them; and which shall continue till the second coming of Christ.

Ezekiel 37:28 In-Context

26 I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put my sanctuary among them forever.
27 My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people.
28 Then the nations will know that I the LORD make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever.’ ”

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Exodus 31:13; Ezekiel 20:12
  • 2. Hosea 1:10-11
  • 3. Ezekiel 43:9; Zephaniah 3:15