“ ‘For seven months the Israelites will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.
All the people of the land will bury them, and the day I display my glory will be a memorable day for them, declares the Sovereign LORD.
People will be continually employed in cleansing the land. They will spread out across the land and, along with others, they will bury any bodies that are lying on the ground. “ ‘After the seven months they will carry out a more detailed search.
As they go through the land, anyone who sees a human bone will leave a marker beside it until the gravediggers bury it in the Valley of Hamon Gog,
near a town called Hamonah. And so they will cleanse the land.’
“Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Call out to every kind of bird and all the wild animals: ‘Assemble and come together from all around to the sacrifice I am preparing for you, the great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. There you will eat flesh and drink blood.
You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as if they were rams and lambs, goats and bulls—all of them fattened animals from Bashan.
At the sacrifice I am preparing for you, you will eat fat till you are glutted and drink blood till you are drunk.
At my table you will eat your fill of horses and riders, mighty men and soldiers of every kind,’ declares the Sovereign LORD.
“I will display my glory among the nations, and all the nations will see the punishment I inflict and the hand I lay on them.
From that day forward the people of Israel will know that I am the LORD their God.