Ezekiel 37:26

26 And I will make a covenant of peace with them, an everlasting covenant. I will give them their land and increase their numbers, and I will put my Temple among them forever.

Ezekiel 37:26 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 37:26

Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them
So the covenant of grace is called, ( Isaiah 54:10 ) , one principal article of which is peace and reconciliation made between God and his people by the blood of Christ, agreed on in that covenant, from whence it has its name: now here it signifies that this covenant should be made known to the converted Jews, and their interest in it; in virtue of which they shall see that peace is made for them by the blood of Christ; and shall have a true conscience peace in themselves, through that blood of the covenant being sprinkled on them; and be at peace with converted Gentiles, and even with their worst enemies, enjoying all kind of prosperity, temporal and spiritual: it shall be an everlasting covenant with them;
it shall not wax old, and vanish away, as the former covenant did; under which they were before the coming of Christ, which was exhibited in types and shadows, legal sacrifices and carnal ordinances; and besides, God will always have a covenant people among them from this time to the end of the world; so that a "loammi" shall no more be written upon them: and I will place them, and multiply them;
that is, place them in their own land, and increase their number there: or, "I will give them" F12; a place in their land, and every blessing temporal and spiritual: so the Targum,

``I will bless them, and multiply them:''
and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore;
not any material temple, but his word and ordinances; in which he will grant his spiritual presence with them, and which shall continue to the end of the world.
FOOTNOTES:

F12 (Myttn) "dabo eos", Montanus, Piscator; "dabo ipsos", Cocceius, Starckius.

Ezekiel 37:26 In-Context

24 “My servant David will be their king, and they will have only one shepherd. They will obey my regulations and be careful to keep my decrees.
25 They will live in the land I gave my servant Jacob, the land where their ancestors lived. They and their children and their grandchildren after them will live there forever, generation after generation. And my servant David will be their prince forever.
26 And I will make a covenant of peace with them, an everlasting covenant. I will give them their land and increase their numbers, and I will put my Temple among them forever.
27 I will make my home among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
28 And when my Temple is among them forever, the nations will know that I am the LORD, who makes Israel holy.”

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew reads I will give them and increase their numbers; Greek version lacks the entire phrase.