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Tuesday: II Kings 11-15
Wednesday: Psalms 84-86
Thursday: Proverbs 11-12
Friday, June 22, 2018
Prophecy & Revelation
Ezekiel 31-36
Saturday: Luke 21-22
Sunday: Colossians 3-4
Monday: Leviticus 19-21

Ezekiel 31

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In the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
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"Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his hordes, "Whom are you like in your greatness?
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"Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon With beautiful branches and forest shade, And very high, And its top was among the clouds.
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"The waters made it grow, the deep made it high. With its rivers it continually extended all around its planting place, And sent out its channels to all the trees of the field.
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"Therefore its height was loftier than all the trees of the field And its boughs became many and its branches long Because of many waters as it spread them out.
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"All the birds of the heavens nested in its boughs, And under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth, And all great nations lived under its shade.
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"So it was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; For its roots extended to many waters.
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"The cedars in God's garden could not match it; The cypresses could not compare with its boughs, And the plane trees could not match its branches. No tree in God's garden could compare with it in its beauty.
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"I made it beautiful with the multitude of its branches, And all the trees of Eden, which were in the garden of God, were jealous of it.
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"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Because it is high in stature and has set its top among the clouds, and its heart is haughty in its loftiness,
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therefore I will give it into the hand of a despot of the nations; he will thoroughly deal with it. According to its wickedness I have driven it away.
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" Alien tyrants of the nations have cut it down and left it; on the mountains and in all the valleys its branches have fallen and its boughs have been broken in all the ravines of the land. And all the peoples of the earth have gone down from its shade and left it.
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"On its ruin all the birds of the heavens will dwell, and all the beasts of the field will be on its fallen branches
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so that all the trees by the waters may not be exalted in their stature, nor set their top among the clouds, nor their well-watered mighty ones stand erect in their height. For they have all been given over to death, to the earth beneath, among the sons of men, with those who go down to the pit.'
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"Thus says the Lord GOD, "On the day when it went down to Sheol I caused lamentations; I closed the deep over it and held back its rivers. And its many waters were stopped up, and I made Lebanon mourn for it, and all the trees of the field wilted away on account of it.
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"I made the nations quake at the sound of its fall when I made it go down to Sheol with those who go down to the pit; and all the well-watered trees of Eden, the choicest and best of Lebanon, were comforted in the earth beneath.
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"They also went down with it to Sheol to those who were slain by the sword; and those who were its strength lived under its shade among the nations.
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"To which among the trees of Eden are you thus equal in glory and greatness? Yet you will be brought down with the trees of Eden to the earth beneath; you will lie in the midst of the uncircumcised, with those who were slain by the sword. So is Pharaoh and all his hordes!' declares the Lord GOD.' 32

Ezekiel 32

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In the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
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"Son of man, take up a lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him, "You compared yourself to a young lion of the nations, Yet you are like the monster in the seas; And you burst forth in your rivers And muddied the waters with your feet And fouled their rivers.'
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Thus says the Lord GOD, "Now I will spread My net over you With a company of many peoples, And they shall lift you up in My net.
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"I will leave you on the land; I will cast you on the open field. And I will cause all the birds of the heavens to dwell on you, And I will satisfy the beasts of the whole earth with you.
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"I will lay your flesh on the mountains And fill the valleys with your refuse.
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"I will also make the land drink the discharge of your blood As far as the mountains, And the ravines will be full of you.
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"And when I extinguish you, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud And the moon will not give its light.
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"All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you And will set darkness on your land,' Declares the Lord GOD.
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"I will also trouble the hearts of many peoples when I bring your destruction among the nations, into lands which you have not known.
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"I will make many peoples appalled at you, and their kings will be horribly afraid of you when I brandish My sword before them; and they will tremble every moment, every man for his own life, on the day of your fall.'
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For thus says the Lord GOD, "The sword of the king of Babylon will come upon you.
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"By the swords of the mighty ones I will cause your hordes to fall; all of them are tyrants of the nations, And they will devastate the pride of Egypt, And all its hordes will be destroyed.
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"I will also destroy all its cattle from beside many waters; And the foot of man will not muddy them anymore And the hoofs of beasts will not muddy them.
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"Then I will make their waters settle And will cause their rivers to run like oil,' Declares the Lord GOD.
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"When I make the land of Egypt a desolation, And the land is destitute of that which filled it, When I smite all those who live in it, Then they shall know that I am the LORD.
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"This is a lamentation and they shall chant it. The daughters of the nations shall chant it. Over Egypt and over all her hordes they shall chant it,' declares the Lord GOD.
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In the twelfth year, on the fifteenth of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
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"Son of man, wail for the hordes of Egypt and bring it down, her and the daughters of the powerful nations, to the nether world, with those who go down to the pit;
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"Whom do you surpass in beauty? Go down and make your bed with the uncircumcised.'
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"They shall fall in the midst of those who are slain by the sword. She is given over to the sword; they have drawn her and all her hordes away.
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"The strong among the mighty ones shall speak of him and his helpers from the midst of Sheol, "They have gone down, they lie still, the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.'
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" Assyria is there and all her company; her graves are round about her. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword,
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whose graves are set in the remotest parts of the pit and her company is round about her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword, who spread terror in the land of the living.
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" Elam is there and all her hordes around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who went down uncircumcised to the lower parts of the earth, who instilled their terror in the land of the living and bore their disgrace with those who went down to the pit.
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"They have made a bed for her among the slain with all her hordes. Her graves are around it, they are all uncircumcised, slain by the sword (although their terror was instilled in the land of the living), and they bore their disgrace with those who go down to the pit; they were put in the midst of the slain.
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" Meshech, Tubal and all their hordes are there; their graves surround them. All of them were slain by the sword uncircumcised, though they instilled their terror in the land of the living.
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" Nor do they lie beside the fallen heroes of the uncircumcised, who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war and whose swords were laid under their heads; but the punishment for their iniquity rested on their bones, though the terror of these heroes was once in the land of the living.
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"But in the midst of the uncircumcised you will be broken and lie with those slain by the sword.
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"There also is Edom, its kings and all its princes, who for all their might are laid with those slain by the sword; they will lie with the uncircumcised and with those who go down to the pit.
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"There also are the chiefs of the north, all of them, and all the Sidonians, who in spite of the terror resulting from their might, in shame went down with the slain. So they lay down uncircumcised with those slain by the sword and bore their disgrace with those who go down to the pit.
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"These Pharaoh will see, and he will be comforted for all his hordes slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his army,' declares the Lord GOD.
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"Though I instilled a terror of him in the land of the living, yet he will be made to lie down among the uncircumcised along with those slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his hordes,' declares the Lord GOD. 33

Ezekiel 33

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And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
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"Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, "If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman,
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and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people,
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then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head.
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"He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life.
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"But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman's hand.'
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"Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth and give them warning from Me.
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"When I say to the wicked, "O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand.
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"But if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your life.
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"Now as for you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, "Thus you have spoken, saying, "Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we are rotting away in them; how then can we survive?'
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"Say to them, " As I live!' declares the Lord GOD, "I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?'
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"And you, son of man, say to your fellow citizens, "The righteousness of a righteous man will not deliver him in the day of his transgression, and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he will not stumble because of it in the day when he turns from his wickedness; whereas a righteous man will not be able to live by his righteousness on the day when he commits sin.'
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"When I say to the righteous he will surely live, and he so trusts in his righteousness that he commits iniquity, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered; but in that same iniquity of his which he has committed he will die.
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"But when I say to the wicked, "You will surely die,' and he turns from his sin and practices justice and righteousness,
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if a wicked man restores a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes which ensure life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
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" None of his sins that he has committed will be remembered against him. He has practiced justice and righteousness; he shall surely live.
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"Yet your fellow citizens say, "The way of the Lord is not right,' when it is their own way that is not right.
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"When the righteous turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, then he shall die in it.
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"But when the wicked turns from his wickedness and practices justice and righteousness, he will live by them.
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"Yet you say, " The way of the Lord is not right.' O house of Israel, I will judge each of you according to his ways.'
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Now in the twelfth year of our exile, on the fifth of the tenth month, the refugees from Jerusalem came to me, saying, " The city has been taken.'
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Now the hand of the LORD had been upon me in the evening, before the refugees came. And He opened my mouth at the time they came to me in the morning; so my mouth was opened and I was no longer speechless.
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Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,
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"Son of man, they who live in these waste places in the land of Israel are saying, " Abraham was only one, yet he possessed the land; so to us who are many the land has been given as a possession.'
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"Therefore say to them, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "You eat meat with the blood in it, lift up your eyes to your idols as you shed blood. Should you then possess the land?
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"You rely on your sword, you commit abominations and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?'
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"Thus you shall say to them, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "As I live, surely those who are in the waste places will fall by the sword, and whoever is in the open field I will give to the beasts to be devoured, and those who are in the strongholds and in the caves will die of pestilence.
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"I will make the land a desolation and a waste, and the pride of her power will cease; and the mountains of Israel will be desolate so that no one will pass through.
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"Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I make the land a desolation and a waste because of all their abominations which they have committed.'
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"But as for you, son of man, your fellow citizens who talk about you by the walls and in the doorways of the houses, speak to one another, each to his brother, saying, " Come now and hear what the message is which comes forth from the LORD.'
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"They come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires expressed by their mouth, and their heart goes after their gain.
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"Behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument; for they hear your words but they do not practice them.
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"So when it comes to pass as surely it willthen they will know that a prophet has been in their midst.' 34

Ezekiel 34

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Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,
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"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and say to those shepherds, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock?
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"You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat sheep without feeding the flock.
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"Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the diseased you have not healed, the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you sought for the lost; but with force and with severity you have dominated them.
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"They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became food for every beast of the field and were scattered.
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"My flock wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill; My flock was scattered over all the surface of the earth, and there was no one to search or seek for them.'
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Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:
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"As I live,' declares the Lord GOD, "surely because My flock has become a prey, My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for My flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock;
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therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:
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"Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will demand My sheep from them and make them cease from feeding sheep. So the shepherds will not feed themselves anymore, but I will deliver My flock from their mouth, so that they will not be food for them.'
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For thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.
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" As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day.
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"I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and bring them to their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the streams, and in all the inhabited places of the land.
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"I will feed them in a good pasture, and their grazing ground will be on the mountain heights of Israel. There they will lie down on good grazing ground and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.
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"I will feed My flock and I will lead them to rest,' declares the Lord GOD.
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"I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick; but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with judgment.
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"As for you, My flock, thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will judge between one sheep and another, between the rams and the male goats.
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"Is it too slight a thing for you that you should feed in the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pastures? Or that you should drink of the clear waters, that you must foul the rest with your feet?
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"As for My flock, they must eat what you tread down with your feet and drink what you foul with your feet!'
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Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them, "Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.
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"Because you push with side and with shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns until you have scattered them abroad,
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therefore, I will deliver My flock, and they will no longer be a prey; and I will judge between one sheep and another.
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"Then I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd.
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"And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David will be prince among them; I the LORD have spoken.
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"I will make a covenant of peace with them and eliminate harmful beasts from the land so that they may live securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.
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"I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing.
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"Also the tree of the field will yield its fruit and the earth will yield its increase, and they will be secure on their land. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them.
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"They will no longer be a prey to the nations, and the beasts of the earth will not devour them; but they will live securely, and no one will make them afraid.
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"I will establish for them a renowned planting place, and they will not again be victims of famine in the land, and they will not endure the insults of the nations anymore.
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"Then they will know that I, the LORD their God, am with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are My people,' declares the Lord GOD.
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"As for you, My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, you are men, and I am your God,' declares the Lord GOD. 35

Ezekiel 35

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Moreover, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
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"Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it
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and say to it, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir, And I will stretch out My hand against you And make you a desolation and a waste.
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"I will lay waste your cities And you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
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"Because you have had everlasting enmity and have delivered the sons of Israel to the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, at the time of the punishment of the end,
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therefore as I live,' declares the Lord GOD, "I will give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you; since you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed will pursue you.
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"I will make Mount Seir a waste and a desolation and I will cut off from it the one who passes through and returns.
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"I will fill its mountains with its slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those slain by the sword will fall.
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"I will make you an everlasting desolation and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
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"Because you have said, "These two nations and these two lands will be mine, and we will possess them,' although the LORD was there,
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therefore as I live,' declares the Lord GOD, "I will deal with you according to your anger and according to your envy which you showed because of your hatred against them; so I will make Myself known among them when I judge you.
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"Then you will know that I, the LORD, have heard all your revilings which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel saying, "They are laid desolate; they are given to us for food.'
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"And you have spoken arrogantly against Me and have multiplied your words against Me; I have heard it.'
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"Thus says the Lord GOD, "As all the earth rejoices, I will make you a desolation.
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"As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so I will do to you. You will be a desolation, O Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am the LORD.' 36

Ezekiel 36

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"And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, "O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD.
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"Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because the enemy has spoken against you, "Aha!' and, "The everlasting heights have become our possession,'
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therefore prophesy and say, "Thus says the Lord GOD, " For good reason they have made you desolate and crushed you from every side, that you would become a possession of the rest of the nations and you have been taken up in the talk and the whispering of the people.'
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"Therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD. Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes and to the forsaken cities which have become a prey and a derision to the rest of the nations which are round about,
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therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Surely in the fire of My jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who appropriated My land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and with scorn of soul, to drive it out for a prey.'
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"Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My wrath because you have endured the insults of the nations.'
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"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "I have sworn that surely the nations which are around you will themselves endure their insults.
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"But you, O mountains of Israel, you will put forth your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel; for they will soon come.
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"For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you will be cultivated and sown.
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"I will multiply men on you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities will be inhabited and the waste places will be rebuilt.
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"I will multiply on you man and beast; and they will increase and be fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were formerly and will treat you better than at the first. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.
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"Yes, I will cause menMy people Israelto walk on you and possess you, so that you will become their inheritance and never again bereave them of children.'
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"Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because they say to you, "You are a devourer of men and have bereaved your nation of children,'
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therefore you will no longer devour men and no longer bereave your nation of children,' declares the Lord GOD.
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"I will not let you hear insults from the nations anymore, nor will you bear disgrace from the peoples any longer, nor will you cause your nation to stumble any longer,' declares the Lord GOD.'
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Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,
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"Son of man, when the house of Israel was living in their own land, they defiled it by their ways and their deeds; their way before Me was like the uncleanness of a woman in her impurity.
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"Therefore I poured out My wrath on them for the blood which they had shed on the land, because they had defiled it with their idols.
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"Also I scattered them among the nations and they were dispersed throughout the lands. According to their ways and their deeds I judged them.
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"When they came to the nations where they went, they profaned My holy name, because it was said of them, "These are the people of the LORD; yet they have come out of His land.'
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"But I had concern for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations where they went.
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"Therefore say to the house of Israel, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for My holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you went.
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"I will vindicate the holiness of My great name which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD,' declares the Lord GOD, "when I prove Myself holy among you in their sight.
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"For I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands and bring you into your own land.
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"Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.
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"Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
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"I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.
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"You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God.
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"Moreover, I will save you from all your uncleanness; and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not bring a famine on you.
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"I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field, so that you will not receive again the disgrace of famine among the nations.
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"Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and your abominations.
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"I am not doing this for your sake,' declares the Lord GOD, "let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel!'
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"Thus says the Lord GOD, "On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places will be rebuilt.
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"The desolate land will be cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who passes by.
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"They will say, "This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden; and the waste, desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited.'
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"Then the nations that are left round about you will know that I, the LORD, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted that which was desolate; I, the LORD, have spoken and will do it.'
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"Thus says the Lord GOD, "This also I will let the house of Israel ask Me to do for them: I will increase their men like a flock.
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"Like the flock for sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so will the waste cities be filled with flocks of men. Then they will know that I am the LORD.' 37

Scripture taken from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995. Used by permission.

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