Ezekiel 35-37 Young’s Literal Translation

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The Prophecy against Mount Seir

35 1  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying: 2  'Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it, 3  and thou hast said to it: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I 'am' against thee, O mount Seir, And have stretched out My hand against thee, And made thee a desolation and an astonishment. 4  Thy cities a waste I make, and thou art a desolation, And thou hast known that I 'am' Jehovah. 5  Because of thy having an enmity age-during, And thou dost saw the sons of Israel, By the hands of the sword, In the time of their calamity, In the time of the iniquity of the end: 6  Therefore, I live—an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, Surely for blood I do appoint thee, And blood doth pursue thee, If blood thou hast not hated, Blood also doth pursue thee. 7  And I have given mount Seir for a desolation and an astonishment, And have cut off from it him who is passing over and him who is returning, 8  And filled his mountains with his wounded, Thy hills, and thy valleys, and all thy streams, The pierced of the sword fall into them. 9  Desolations age-during I make thee, And thy cities do not return, And ye have known that I 'am' Jehovah.

10  Because of thy saying: The two nations and the two lands are mine, and we have possessed it, And Jehovah hath been there; 11  Therefore, I live—an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And I have done according to thine anger, And according to thine envy, With which thou hast wrought, Because of thy hatred against them, And I have been known among them when I judge thee. 12  And thou hast known that I—Jehovah, I have heard all thy despisings that thou hast spoken Against mountains of Israel, saying: A desolation, to us they were given for food. 13  And ye magnify yourselves against Me with your mouth, And have made abundant against Me your words, I—I have heard. 14  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: According to the rejoicing of the whole land, A desolation I make of thee. 15  According to thy joy at the inheritance of the house of Israel because of desolation, So I do to thee—a desolation thou art, O mount Seir, and all Edom—all of it, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah!

The Future Restoration of Israel

36 1  And thou, son of man, prophesy unto mountains of Israel, and thou hast said, O mountains of Israel, hear a word of Jehovah. 2  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because the enemy said against you, Aha, and the high places of old for a possession have been to us, 3  therefore, prophesy, and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because, even because, of desolating, And of swallowing you up from round about, For your being a possession to the remnant of the nations, And ye are taken up on the tip of the tongue, And 'are' an evil report of the people. 4  Therefore, O mountains of Israel, Hear a word of the Lord Jehovah: Thus said the Lord Jehovah, to mountains, and to hills, To streams, and to valleys, And to wastes that 'are' desolate, And to cities that are forsaken, That have been for a prey, And for a scorn, to the remnant of the nations who 'are' round about. 5  Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Have I not, in the fire of My jealousy, Spoken against the remnant of the nations, And against Edom—all of it, Who gave My land to themselves for a possession, With the joy of the whole heart—with despite of soul, For the sake of casting it out for a prey? 6  Therefore, prophesy concerning the ground of Israel, And thou hast said to mountains, and to hills, To streams, and to valleys, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I, in My jealousy, and in My fury, I have spoken, Because the shame of nations ye have borne. 7  Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: I—I have lifted up My hand, Do not—the nations who 'are' with you from round about—they their own shame bear? 8  And ye, O mountains of Israel, Your branch ye give out, and your fruits ye bear for My people Israel, For they have drawn near to come. 9  For, lo, I 'am' for you, and have turned to you, And ye have been tilled and sown. 10  And I have multiplied on you men, All the house of Israel—all of it, And the cities have been inhabited, And the wastes are built. 11  And I have multiplied on you man and beast, And they have multiplied and been fruitful, And I have caused you to dwell according to your former states, And I have done better than at your beginnings, And ye have known that I 'am' Jehovah. 12  And I have caused man to walk over you,—My people Israel, And they possess thee, and thou hast been to them for an inheritance, And thou dost add no more to bereave them. 13  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because they are saying to you: A devourer of men 'art' thou, And a bereaver of thy nations thou hast been, 14  Therefore, man thou devourest no more, And thy nations thou causest not to stumble any more, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah. 15  And I proclaim not unto thee any more the shame of the nations, And the reproach of peoples thou bearest no more, And thy nations stumble not any more, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.'

16  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, 17  'Son of man, The house of Israel are dwelling on their land, And they defile it by their way and by their doings, As the uncleanness of a separated one hath their way been before Me. 18  And I do pour out My fury upon them For the blood that they shed on the land, And with their idols they have defiled it. 19  And I scatter them among nations, And they are spread through lands, According to their way, and according to their doings, I have judged them. 20  And one goeth in unto the nations whither they have gone, And they pollute My holy name by saying to them, The people of Jehovah 'are' these, And from His land they have gone forth. 21  And I have pity on My holy name, That the house of Israel have polluted among nations whither they have gone in. 22  Therefore, say to the house of Israel, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Not for your sake am I working, O house of Israel, But—for My holy name, That ye have polluted among nations whither ye have gone in. 23  And I have sanctified My great name, That is profaned among nations, That ye have polluted in your midst, And known have the nations that I 'am' Jehovah, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, In My being sanctified in you before your eyes. 24  And I have taken you out of the nations, And have gathered you out of all the lands, And I have brought you in unto your land,

25  And I have sprinkled over you clean water, And ye have been clean; From all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols, I do cleanse you. 26  And I have given to you a new heart, And a new spirit I give in your midst, And I have turned aside the heart of stone out of your flesh, And I have given to you a heart of flesh. 27  And My Spirit I give in your midst, And I have done this, so that in My statutes ye walk, And My judgments ye keep, and have done them. 28  And ye have dwelt in the land that I have given to your fathers, And ye have been to Me for a people, And I—I am to you for God. 29  And I have saved you from all your uncleannesses, And I have called unto the corn, and multiplied it, And I have put no famine upon you. 30  And I have multiplied the fruit of the tree, And the increase of the field, So that ye receive not any more a reproach of famine among nations. 31  And ye have remembered your ways that 'are' evil, And your doings that 'are' not good, And have been loathsome in your own faces, For your iniquities, and for your abominations. 32  Not for your sake am I working, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, Be it known to you, Be ashamed and confounded, because of your ways, O house of Israel. 33  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: In the day of My cleansing you from all your iniquities, I have caused the cities to be inhabited, And the wastes have been built, 34  And the desolate land is tilled, Instead of which it was a desolation before the eyes of every passer by, 35  And they have said: This land, that was desolated, Hath been as the garden of Eden, And the cities—the wasted, And the desolated, and the broken down, Fenced places have remained. 36  And known have the nations who are left round about you, That I Jehovah have built the thrown down, I have planted the desolated: I Jehovah have spoken, and I have done 'it'. 37  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Yet this I am required, By the house of Israel to do to them, I multiply them as a flock of men, 38  As a flock of holy ones, as a flock of Jerusalem, In her appointed seasons, So are the waste cities full of flocks of men, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah!'

The Valley of Dry Bones

37 1  There hath been upon me a hand of Jehovah, and He taketh me forth in the Spirit of Jehovah, and doth place me in the midst of the valley, and it is full of bones, 2  and He causeth me to pass over by them, all round about, and lo, very many 'are' on the face of the valley, and lo, very dry. 3  And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, do these bones live?' And I say, 'O Lord Jehovah, Thou—Thou hast known.' 4  And He saith unto me, 'Prophesy concerning these bones, and thou hast said unto them: O dry bones, hear a word of Jehovah: 5  Thus said the Lord Jehovah to these bones: Lo, I am bringing into you a spirit, and ye have lived, 6  and I have given on you sinews, and cause flesh to come up upon you, and covered you over with skin, and given in you a spirit, and ye have lived, and ye have known that I 'am' Jehovah.' 7  And I have prophesied as I have been commanded, and there is a noise, as I am prophesying, and lo, a rushing, and draw near do the bones, bone unto its bone. 8  And I beheld, and lo, on them 'are' sinews, and flesh hath come up, and cover them doth skin over above—and spirit there is none in them. 9  And He saith unto me: 'Prophesy unto the Spirit, prophesy, son of man, and thou hast said unto the Spirit: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: From the four winds come in, O Spirit, and breathe on these slain, and they do live.' 10  And I have prophesied as He commanded me, and the Spirit cometh into them, and they live, and stand on their feet—a very very great force. 11  And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; lo, they are saying: Dried up have our bones, And perished hath our hope, We have been cut off by ourselves. 12  Therefore, prophesy, and thou hast said unto them, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am opening your graves, And have brought you up out of your graves, O My people, And brought you in unto the land of Israel. 13  And ye have known that I 'am' Jehovah, In My opening your graves, And in My bringing you up out of your graves, O My people. 14  And I have given My Spirit in you, and ye have lived, And I have caused you to rest on your land, And ye have known that I Jehovah, I have spoken, and I have done 'it', An affirmation of Jehovah.'

The Prophecy concerning the Reunion of Judah and Israel

15  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, 16  'And thou, son of man, take to thee one stick, and write on it, For Judah, and for the sons of Israel, his companions; and take another stick, and write on it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and all the house of Israel, his companions, 17  and bring them near one unto another, to thee, for one stick, and they have become one in thy hand. 18  'And when sons of thy people speak unto thee, saying, Dost thou not declare to us what these 'are' to thee? 19  Speak unto them, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am taking the stick of Joseph, that 'is' in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions, and have given them unto him, with the stick of Judah, and have made them become one stick, and they have been one in My hand. 20  And the sticks on which thou writest have been in thy hand before thine eyes, 21  and speak thou unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am taking the sons of Israel, From among the nations whither they have gone, And have gathered them from round about, And I have brought them in unto their land. 22  And I have made them become one nation in the land, on mountains of Israel, And one king is to them all for king, And they are no more as two nations, Nor are they divided any more into two kingdoms again. 23  Nor are they defiled any more with their idols, And with their abominations, And with any of their transgressions, And I have saved them out of all their dwellings, In which they have sinned, And I have cleansed them, And they have been to Me for a people, And I—I am to them for God. 24  And My servant David 'is' king over them, And one shepherd have they all, And in My judgments they go, And My statutes they keep, and have done them. 25  And they have dwelt on the land that I gave to My servant, to Jacob, In which your fathers have dwelt, And they have dwelt on it, they and their sons, And their son's sons—unto the age, And David My servant 'is' their prince—to the age. 26  And I have made to them a covenant of peace, A covenant age-during it is with them, And I have placed them, and multiplied them, And placed My sanctuary in their midst—to the age. 27  And My tabernacle hath been over them, And I have been to them for God, And they have been to Me for a people. 28  And known have the nations that I Jehovah am sanctifying Israel, In My sanctuary being in their midst—to the age!'

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