Ezekiel 36:26-28

26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.

Ezekiel 36:26-28 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter is a prophecy concerning the desolations of the land of Israel, and the causes of them; of the return of the people to it, and the fruitfulness of it; and of spiritual blessings bestowed upon them in the latter day. And first, for the comfort of the people of Israel, it is observed that their enemies that insulted them will suffer the vengeance of God's wrath, particularly the Edomites, Eze 36:1-7, that the land of Israel should again become fruitful, its cities rebuilt, men and beasts be multiplied upon it, and be no more liable to destruction, nor bear any more the reproach of the Heathen, Eze 36:8-15, the causes of its desolation and destruction, the sins of its inhabitants, especially bloodshed, idolatry, and profanation of the name of God, Eze 36:16-20, nevertheless the Lord promises to have mercy on them, and return them to their own land, not for their sakes, but for his own name's sake, Eze 36:21-24, then follow promises of spiritual blessings to them: as purification from all sin by the blood of Christ; regeneration by his Spirit and grace; and evangelical obedience as the fruit of that, Eze 36:25-27, and others of a mixed kind, respecting partly temporal and partly spiritual blessings, Eze 36:28-36, for all which it is expected of the Lord that he should be prayed unto for them; particularly their inhabitation in their own land, and the multiplication of them in it, with which the chapter concludes, Eze 36:37,38.

Cross References 8

  • 1. Jeremiah 24:7
  • 2. S Jeremiah 5:3
  • 3. S Psalms 51:10; S Ezekiel 18:31; S 2 Corinthians 3:3; Ezekiel 11:19
  • 4. S Isaiah 44:3; Joel 2:29; John 3:5; Ezekiel 37:14
  • 5. S Ezekiel 18:21
  • 6. Jeremiah 50:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:8
  • 7. Jeremiah 30:22; Jeremiah 31:33
  • 8. S Ezekiel 11:17; S Ezekiel 14:11; Ezekiel 34:24; Ezekiel 37:14,27; Zechariah 8:8
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