Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

Going to Jesus

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Ezekiel

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1. And He said to me, “Son of man, stand to your feet, and I will speak to you.”

2. And the spirit entered into me as He spoke to me and stood me up on my feet. And I heard Him speaking to me.

3. And He said to me, “Son of man, I am sending you to the children of Israel, to the nations, the rebels who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me, to this very day.

4. For the children are stiff-necked and hard-hearted. I am sending you to them, and you will say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’

5. And whether they listen or whether they refuse (for they are a rebellious house), they will know that a prophet has been among them.

6. And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them and their words. Do not be afraid though briars and thorns are with you, and you dwell among scorpions. Do not be afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their faces, though they are a rebellious house.

7. But speak my words to them whether they listen or whether they refuse, for they are rebellious.

8. But as for you, son of man, hear what I am saying to you! Do not be rebellious like the rebellious house. Open your mouth and eat what I give you.

9. And I looked, and behold, a hand was extended toward me, and behold, and a scroll was in it.

10. And He spread it out before me, and it had writing on front and on back. And written on it were lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

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1. And He said to me, “Son of man, what you find, eat. Eat this scroll, and then go speak to the house of Israel.”

2. And so, I opened my mouth, and He fed me the scroll.

3. And He said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly, and fill your bowels with this scroll that I have given you. And so I ate it, and in my mouth, it was sweet as honey.

4. And He said to me, “Son of man, go! Go to the house of Israel and speak my words to them.

5.For you are not being sent to a people of an unintelligible speech and difficult language, but to the house of Israel,

6.not to many nations of an unintelligible speech and a difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, if I had sent you to them, they would have heard you.

7.But the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, for they are not willing to listen to me; because the whole house of Israel are hard-headed and hard-hearted.

8.Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads.

9.As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead. Do not fear them! Do not be dismayed at their faces, though they are a rebellious house.”

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10.“Your food, which you will eat, shall be by weight twenty shekels each day. From time to time, you will eat it.

11.And you will drink water by measure one-sixth of a hin each day. From time to time, you will drink.

12.And you will eat it as a cake of barley; before their eyes, you will bake it, using human dung.”

13. And the Lord said, “Thus will the children of Israel eat their polluted bread among the nations where I will banish them.”

14.Then I said, “Ah! Jehovah, my Master! Behold, my soul has not been defiled! I have not eaten of a carcass that died of itself or an animal torn a by wild beast! From my youth until now, no unclean flesh has come into my mouth!”

15.Then He said to me, “Very well. I give you cow dung instead of human dung; and you will make your bread with that.”

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8. But I will allow some of you to live, escapees from the sword of the Gentiles, while you are dispersed among the countries.

9. And those of you who escape will remember me among the nations where they are taken captive, how I was crushed by their whorish heart that turned away from me and by their wanton eyes that followed after their idols. And they will loathe themselves because of the evils that they did, and for all their abominations.

10. And they shall know that I, Jehovah, did not say in vain that I would bring this evil upon them.

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17. Therefore say, “Thus says the Lord God: I will also gather you from the nations, and I will assemble you from the countries in which you were scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”

18. And when they arrive, they will take away from the land all its detested things and all its abominations.

19. And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you, and I will take away the stony heart from their flesh, and I will give them a heart of flesh

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15. And they shall know that I am Jehovah when I disperse them among the Gentiles and scatter them among countries.

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1. Again the word of Jehovah came to me, saying,

2. “Son of man, make Jerusalem to know her transgressions,

3.and say, Thus says the Lord God to Jerusalem! Your origin and your nativity is from the land of Canaan. Your father was an Amorite and your mother was a Hittite.

4. As for your relatives, on the day you were born, your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to clean you up, nor were you rubbed at all with salt, nor were you even swaddled.

5. No eye took pity on you to do any of these things for you out of compassion for you, but you were tossed out into an open field because you were abhorred on the day you were born.

6. And when I passed by you and saw you squirming in your blood, I said to you — still in your blood — “Live!” Yes, I said to you in your blood, “Live!”

7. I made you flourish like a plant of the field, and you grew and became great, and you came into full adornment. Your breasts were formed, and your hair was long, and yet, you were naked and bare.

8. I passed by you again and looked at you, and behold, it was your time of love. And I spread my garment over you and covered your nakedness, and I swore to you and entered into covenant with you, says the Lord, Jehovah, and you became mine.

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15. But you trusted in your beauty, and you played the whore because of your fame, and you poured out your fornication on anyone passing by; his it was.

16. And you took some of your garments and made for yourself colorful high places, and you committed whoredom on them — which things have not been, nor shall be.

17. And you took your beautiful objects made from my gold and from my silver which I had given you, and you made for yourself male images, and you committed whoredom with them.

18. And you took your colorfully woven garments and clothed them, and you offered my oil and my incense before them,

19.and my bread which I gave you — fine flour, and oil, and honey with which I fed you — and offered it before them for a placating aroma; and so it is, declares the Lord, Jehovah.

20. Moreover, you took your sons and your daughters, whom you had borne to me, and these you sacrificed to them, to be eaten! Was your fornication a small thing,

21.that you slaughtered my children and gave them up, making them to pass over the fire for them?

22. And in all your abominations and whoredoms, you did not remember the days of your youth when you were naked and bare, squirming in your blood.

23. And it came to pass, after all your wickedness — Woe! Woe to you, declares the Lord, Jehovah! —

24.that you built for yourself an arched place and you made for yourself a high place in every open square;

25.at the head of every street, you built your high place, and you abhorred your beauty, and you spread your feet for anyone passing by, and multiplied your whoredoms.

26. And you played the harlot with the children of Egypt, your neighbors, great of flesh, and multiplied your whoredoms to provoke me to anger.

27. So then, behold! I stretched out my hand against you, and I diminished your portion, and I gave you over to the desire of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines who are ashamed of your lewd way.

28. And not yet satisfied, you played the whore with the children of Assyria, and even when you played the whore with them, you were not satisfied,

29.and so, you multiplied your whoredom to the land of merchants, Chaldea, and even with this, you were not satisfied!

30. How weak is your heart, declares the Lord, Jehovah, seeing you do all these things, the work of a brazen whore,

31.building your arched place at the head of every street, and making your high place in every open square. Yet, you were unlike a prostitute in that you scoffed at payment.

32. You adulterous woman, who takes strangers instead of her Husband!

33. Men give a gift to all harlots. But you! You have given gifts to all your lovers, and have bribed them with your whoredoms to come to you from every direction!

34. So, with you in your whoredoms, it is different from other women. No one caused you to play the harlot, but you give payment, and no payment is given you. Therefore, you are different.

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38. And I will judge you with the judgments of women who commit adultery and murder; and I will bring on you the blood of fury and jealousy.

39. And I will give you into their hand, and they will tear down your eminent place, and they will pull down your high place, and they will strip you of your clothes, and take away your lovely things, and they will cast you aside, naked and bare.

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60. Yet, I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish with you an everlasting covenant.

61. Then you will call to mind your ways and be ashamed when I take away your sisters, both the older and the younger, and give them to you for daughters, but not by your covenant,

62.and I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am Jehovah,

63.so that you will remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth again because of your disgrace, when I am pacified concerning you for all that you have done, says the Lord, Jehovah.

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25. So, I also gave them statutes that were not good and judgments by which they could not have life.

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33. As I live, says the Lord God, I will damn myself if I will not be King over you with a strong hand, and outstretched arm, and poured-out wrath!

34. And I will bring you out from the nations and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered, with a strong hand and outstretched arm and poured-out wrath!

35. And I will bring you to the wilderness of the nations, and there will I enter into judgment with you, face to face.

36. As I judged your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I judge you, says the Lord God.

37. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and then bring you into the bond of the covenant.

38. I also will purge from among you the rebels and those who transgress against me. And I will cause them to come out of the country where they are strangers. But it will not enter into the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am Jehovah.

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1. And behold, the word of Jehovah came to me, saying,

2.Son of man! Set your face southward, and drop your word toward the south, and prophesy toward the forested field of the Negev.

3.And say to the forest of the Negev, “Thus says the Lord God, Watch me! I am going to kindle a fire in you, and it will consume every green tree and every dry tree that is in you. The raging flame shall not be quenched, and all people from south to north will be scorched by it.”

4. And all flesh will understand that I, Jehovah, kindled it. It shall not be quenched!”

5. And all flesh will know that I, Jehovah, have drawn my sword out of its sheath. It will not return to it again.

6. And you, son of man, groan with a broken heart! Groan bitterly before their eyes!

7. And it shall come to pass when they say to you, “Why are you groaning?” that you will say, “Because of the news that has come!” And every heart will melt, and all hands will grow feeble, and every spirit will faint, and all knees will grow weak as water. Behold! It is coming, and it will come to pass, says the Lord Jehovah.

8. And the word of Jehovah came to me, saying,

9. Son of man, prophesy, and say, “Thus says the Lord!” Say, “A sword! A sword is sharpened and it has also been polished!”

10. It is sharpened to make a great slaughter. It is polished so that it will flash like lightning. Should we rejoice? The sword despises every tree, the tribe of my son,

11.though he ordained it to be polished, to be held in the hand. This sword is sharpened, and it is polished to be put into the hand of the slayer.

12. Cry out and howl, O son of man, for it is upon my people! It is upon all the princes of Israel; they are thrown to the sword. They are my people! Therefore beat on your thigh!

13. It is for testing, but what if it also despises the tribe? It shall be no more, says the Lord Jehovah.

14. As for you, son of man, prophesy, and strike your hands together! And let the sword strike twice! Three times! It is a sword for the polluted people, the sword of a mortally wounded mighty man, that surrounds them.

15. I have set the point[1] of a sword against all their gates, that their heart may melt and their ruins be multiplied. Ah! It is being made to glitter — it is grasped for slaughter.

16. Be ready, O sword! Set up, right or left, wherever you are assigned.

17. And I also will strike my hands together, and I will satisfy my anger. I, Jehovah have spoken!

18. And the word of the Lord came to me saying,

19. As for you, son of man, you appoint two ways for the sword of the king of Babylon to come; both will start out from the same location. And you erect a sign; erect it at the head of the way to the city.

20. You will appoint a way for the sword to come to Rabba, the sons of Ammon, and to Judah, to fortified Jerusalem.

21. For the King of Babylon stood at the fork in the road, at the head of the two ways, to use divination. He shook the arrows; he consulted the teraphim; he looked in the liver.

22. In his right hand was the divination of Jerusalem, to set up battering rams to make an opening for slaughter, to lift up the voice with a shout, to set up battering rams against the gates, to cast up mounds to build a ramp.

23. But to them, in their eyes, it will be like false divination, the oaths sworn against them. But He will be bringing their iniquity to remembrance, that they may be taken.

24. Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Because you made your iniquity to be remembered, your transgressions to be uncovered, with all your sins and your deeds to be seen — therefore, you have made yourself to be remembered, to be taken by force.

25. And as for you, O mortally wounded, wicked prince of Israel, whose day will come during the iniquity of the end time,

26.thus says the Lord God: “Take away the turban; take off the crown! Let this be instead: exalt him who is lowly, and bring him low who is exalted!”

27. A ruin! A ruin! A ruin will I make it (such has never happened!) until he comes whose right it is, and to him will I give it.

28. And you, son of man, you prophesy and say, “Thus says the Lord God concerning the sons of Ammon and concerning their reproach!” And say, “A sword! A sword is drawn for slaughter, polished to consume like lightning,

29.while they see vain visions for you, divining a lie for you, to appoint you against the necks of the polluted, wicked people, those whose day will come at the time of iniquity of the end!

30.Return it to its sheath! In the place where you were created, in the land of your origin, will I judge you.

31.And I will pour out my indignation upon you; with the fire of my wrath will I breathe on you. And I will give you into the hands of brutal men, men skillful in destruction.

32.You will be fuel for the fire, your blood will be in the midst of the land. You will not be remembered — for I, Jehovah, have spoken.”

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6. Therefore thus says my Lord, Jehovah: “Woe to the bloody city, the pot whose filth is in her, and whose filthiness has not gone out of her! Take it out, piece after piece; the lot did not fall on her.

7.For her blood-guiltiness is in her midst. She put it on an exposed, high rock! She did not pour it out on the ground to cover it with dust!

8.To cause wrath to come up to take vengeance, I have put her blood-guiltiness on an exposed, high rock, that it may not be covered!”

9. Therefore thus says my Lord, Jehovah: “Woe to the bloody city! I also will make the pyre great.

10.Pile up the logs! Light the fire to consume the flesh and mix in the spices, and let the bones be burned up!

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13. Because I cleansed you from your uncleanness and lewdness, and you would not be clean from your uncleanness, therefore you will not be cleansed anymore until I have satisfied my wrath against you.

14. I, Jehovah, have said it is coming, and I will bring it about! I will not hold back! I will show no pity, and I will not relent! They will judge you as your ways and as your deeds deserve, says the Lord Jehovah.

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26. And they will safely dwell in it, and build houses and plant vineyards, and they will dwell safely while I execute judgments upon all those around them who despise them, and they shall know that I am Jehovah their God.

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11.As I live, says the Master, the Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! For why will you die, O house of Israel?

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22. Therefore, I will rescue my flock, and they will no longer be a prey. Moreover, I will judge between one sheep and another.

23. I have exalted one shepherd to be over them, and he will feed them, even David my servant; he will feed them and be their shepherd.

24. And I, Jehovah, will be their God, and my servant David will be a Prince in their midst. I, Jehovah, have spoken!

25. And I will make for them a covenant of peace so that I rid the land of dangerous beasts, and men will live in the wilderness in safety, and sleep in the woods.

26. And I will make them and the areas around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the rain in its season. There will be showers of blessing,

27.and the tree of the field will yield its fruit, and the land will yield its increase. And they will be safe on their own land, and they shall know that I am Jehovah when I break the bars of their yoke and snatch them out of the hand of those who enslaved them.

28. And they will no longer be a prey for the Gentiles, neither will the beast of the land devour them, but they will live in security, and nothing will make them afraid.

29. And I will cause acclaimed crops to come up for them so that they no longer waste away with famine in the land, and never again bear the reproach of the Gentiles.

30. And they shall know that I, Jehovah their God, am with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are my people, says the Lord, Jehovah.

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19. And I scattered them among the Gentiles, and they were dispersed among the nations; I judged them as their ways and as their deeds deserve.

20. And when they came to the Gentiles, wherever they came, they profaned my holy name so that men said of them, “These are the people of Jehovah, yet they had to leave His land.”

21. But I was concerned about my holy name which the house of Israel had profaned among the Gentiles where they had gone.

22. Therefore, say to the house of Israel, “Thus says the Lord Jehovah: I will not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for my holy name, which you have dishonored among the nations where you have gone.

23.And I will sanctify my great name which was profaned among the Gentiles, which you profaned in their midst, says the Lord Jehovah, and the Gentiles will know that I am Jehovah when I am sanctified in you before their eyes.

24.And I will take you from among the Gentiles and gather you out of all countries, and I will bring you to your land

25.and sprinkle clean water upon you, and you will be clean. And I will cleanse you from all your uncleanness and from all your idols.

26.I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.

27.And I will put my Spirit within you, and I will enable you to walk according to my statutes and my judgments, and you will diligently keep them.

28.Then you will live in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you will be my people, and I will be your God.

29.And I will deliver you from all your uncleanness, and I will summon the grain and multiply it, and I will not give you famine.

30.And I will make the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field abundant so that you no longer bear the reproach of famine before the Gentiles.

31.And you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good, and you will be loathsome in your own sight because of your sins and because of your abominations.

32.I will not do this for your sake, says the Lord, Jehovah. Be it known to you! Be ashamed and confounded because of your ways, O house of Israel!

33. Thus says the Lord, Jehovah: On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also cause all the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places will be built.

34. And the land that was made desolate will be worked instead of being the desolation that it was in the sight of all who passed by.

35. And they will say, “This land that was made desolate has become like the garden of Eden! And the cities that were laid waste, and made desolate, and left in ruins are unassailable and inhabited!”

36. And the nations around you that are left shall know that I, Jehovah, have rebuilt the places that were thrown down, and I have planted the desolated place. I, Jehovah, have spoken, and I will do it!

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22. And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. And there will be one king over them all, and they will no longer be two nations, and no longer be divided into two kingdoms.

23. And they will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their abominations, or with any of their transgressions, but I will rescue them from all the places they have lived and where they have sinned, and I will purify them. And they will be my people, and I will be their God.

24. And David my servant will be king over them, and there will be one shepherd for all of them, and they will walk in my judgments and keep my statutes, and they will do them.

25. And they will dwell in the land that I gave to my servant Jacob where your fathers dwelt; they will dwell in it, they, and their sons, and their son’s sons forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever.

26. And I will make a covenant of peace with them. It will be an everlasting covenant with them, and I will establish them and multiply them, and I will put my sanctuary in their midst forever.

27. Then my tabernacle will be with them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.

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8. After many days, you will be visited. In the latter times, you will come to the land brought back from the sword and gathered out of many nations, against the mountains of Israel which have been perpetually wasted, even she who was brought forth out of the nations, and all of them dwelling securely.

9. And you will come up like a devastating storm; you will come like a cloud to cover the land, you and all your hordes, and many nations with you.

10. Thus says the Lord, Jehovah! It shall come to pass on the very day they come up that thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.

11. And you will say, “I will go up against the land of unprotected villages; I will come against the quiet people, all of them living securely, dwelling without a wall, and no gates and bars for themselves,”

12.to take spoil and carry off plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places now inhabited, even against the people gathered out of the nations, who have livestock and goods, who dwell on the pre-eminent part of the earth.

13. Sheba and Dedan, and merchants of Tarshish, and all her young lions, will say to you, “Have you come to take spoil and to carry off plunder? Have you gathered your assembly in order to carry away silver and gold, to take livestock and goods, to seize great spoil?”

14. Therefore, prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog, “Thus says the Lord, Jehovah, ‘On the day when my people Israel dwell securely, will you not take note of it?

15.And you shall come out of your place, from places far to the north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding horses, a great assembly and a large army.

16.And you will come up against my people Israel like a cloud to cover the land; in the last days shall it come to pass that I will bring you against my land so that the nations may know me, when I sanctify myself in you before their eyes, O Gog!’

17. “Thus says the Lord, Jehovah! ‘Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days by the hand of my servants, the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days that I would bring you up against them?’

18.But it shall come to pass on that day, the day that Gog comes against the land of Israel, declares the Lord, Jehovah, that my hot anger will come up within me,

19.and in my jealousy, in my fiery wrath — I have spoken! — I will damn myself if there is not on that day a great quaking in the land of Israel.

20.And fish of the sea, and bird of the sky, and beast of the field, and every creeping thing that creeps on the ground, and every human who is on the face of the earth shall quake, and the mountains shall be cast down, and the cliffs shall collapse, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

21.And for all my mountains, I will call for a sword against him, says the Lord, Jehovah. Every man’s sword will be against his brother.

22.And I will judge him with a plague, and with blood, and an overwhelming downpour, and I will make stones of hail, fire, and sulfur to rain upon him, and upon all his hordes, and upon the many nations that are with him.

23.And I will magnify myself, and sanctify myself, and make myself known in the sight of many nations, and they shall know that I am Jehovah.

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1. And you, O son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal!

2. And I will deceive you, and lead you on,[2] and I will bring you up from the remote north, and I will cause you to come against the mountains of Israel,

3.and I will strike your bow out of your left hand, and make your arrows drop from your right hand.

4. You will fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your armies and nations that are with you; I will give you for food to predatory birds of all kinds.

5. You will fall in the open field, for I have spoken, says the Lord God

6. I will send a fire upon Gog, and upon those who inhabit the isles, for a sacrifice, and they shall know that I am the Lord.

7. And I will make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel, and I will not cause my holy name to be polluted any longer. And the nations shall know that I, Jehovah, the Holy One, am with Israel.

8. Behold, it is coming, and it shall be done, declares the Lord, Jehovah, this day of which I have spoken.

9. And those who live in the cities of Israel will go out and make fires with the weaponry and will burn it: bucklers and shields, bows and arrows, clubs and spears. And they will make fires with them seven years.

10. And they will not pick up wood from the fields nor cut wood out of the forests, for they will make fires with the weaponry. And they will spoil those who were spoiling them, and they will plunder those who were plundering them, declares the Lord, Jehovah.

11. And it shall come to pass on that day that I will give to Gog a place for burial there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by, east of the sea, and it will stop those who pass by. And they will bury Gog and all his multitude there, and they will call it “The Valley of Hamon-Gog”.[3]

12. And for seven months, the house of Israel will be burying them to purify the land,

13.and all the people of the land will do the burying. And the day I glorify myself will be a memorable day for them, declares the Lord, Jehovah.

14. And they will designate men who will pass through the land on a regular basis, burying the trespassers that remain on the face of the land, to purify it. At the end of the seven months, they will begin to search.

15. And when those who pass through the land go over it and see a human bone, one will put up a marker beside it until the buriers bury it in the Valley of Hamon-Gog.

16. (The name of the city is also Hamonah.) Thus will they cleanse the land.

17. As for you, son of man, thus says the Lord, Jehovah: Tell every sort of bird and every wild beast, “Assemble and come! Gather from all around to my sacrifice that I am making for you, a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel! And you will eat flesh and drink blood.

18.You will eat the flesh of mighty men, and you will drink the blood of princes of the earth; rams, he-lambs, and he-goats, bulls — fatlings of Bashan, all of them.

19.And at my sacrifice which I am making for you, you will eat fat until you are full, and you will drink blood until you are drunk.

20.And at my table, you will be filled with horse and charioteer, mighty men, and all men of war!”, declares the Lord, Jehovah.

21. And I will establish my glory among the nations when all the nations see my judgment that I have executed and my hand that I have laid upon them.

22. And from that day forward shall the house of Israel know that I, Jehovah, am their God.

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1. Then he brought me back to the door of the house, and behold, from underneath the threshold of the house water was flowing out eastward (for the front of the house was eastward), and then the water went down from underneath the right side of the house, from the south side, toward the altar.

2. And he brought me out by way of the north gate, and he led me around the road outside to the outer gate, the road that faces east, and behold, water was trickling from the right side.

3. Then going on eastward, the man with the line in his hand measured one thousand cubits. And he had me to pass through the water; the waters were ankle-deep.

4. Then he measured another thousand, and he had me to pass through the water; the water was knee-deep. And he measured another thousand, and he had me to pass through waters waist-deep.

5. And he measured another thousand, and it was a river that I was not able to pass through, for the water had risen and become waters for swimming, a river that could not be crossed.

6. And he said to me, “Son of man, do you see?” Then he led me and brought me back to the bank of the river.

7. And when he had brought me back, then behold, on the bank of the river were very many trees, on this side and that.

8. And he said to me, “These waters are going out toward the eastern region, and they descend to the Arabah, and they will enter the sea, when they have been brought forth to the sea, and its waters will be healed.

9. And it shall come to pass that every creature that swarms will live; wherever the streams go, they will live. And there will be very many fish because these waters went there, and they were healed. Everything lives where the stream goes in.

10. And it shall come to pass that fishermen will stand on its shore; from En-gedi to En-eglaim will be a place for the spreading of nets. Their fish will be of very many kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea.

11. Its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they are given for salt.

12. And on the river, on this bank and that, will grow every tree for food, whose leaf will not wither, and whose fruit will not fail. Month by month, each tree will bear new fruit because of the water which flows out from the sanctuary, and its fruit will be for food, and its leaves, for healing.

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23. And it shall be that in the tribe in which the sojourner sojourns, there shall you give him an inheritance, says the Lord God.

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Footnotes

[1] Hebrew uncertain.

[2] Hebrew uncertain.

[3] Or, “Multitude of Gog”.

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