22 “Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name,n which you have profanedo among the nations where you have gone.p 23 I will show the holiness of my great name,q which has been profanedr among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord,s declares the Sovereign Lord, when I am proved holyt through you before their eyes.u
24 “ ‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land.v 25 I will sprinklew clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleansex you from all your impuritiesy and from all your idols.z 26 I will give you a new hearta and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stoneb and give you a heart of flesh.c 27 And I will put my Spiritd in you and move you to follow my decreese and be careful to keep my laws.f 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people,g and I will be your God.h 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring faminei upon you. 30 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine.j 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices.k 32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign Lord. Be ashamedl and disgraced for your conduct, people of Israel!m
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