33 “As I live,” says the Lord God, “surely with a mighty hand, xwith an outstretched arm, and with fury poured out, I will rule over you. 34 I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with fury poured out. 35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there yI will plead My case with you face to face. 36 zJust as I pleaded My case with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will plead My case with you,” says the Lord God.
37 “I will make you apass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the bcovenant; 38 cI will purge the rebels from among you, and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the country where they dwell, but dthey shall not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
39 “As for you, O house of Israel,” thus says the Lord God: e“Go, serve every one of you his idols—and hereafter—if you will not obey Me; fbut profane My holy name no more with your gifts and your idols. 40 For gon My holy mountain, on the mountain height of Israel,” says the Lord God, “there hall the house of Israel, all of them in the land, shall serve Me; there iI will accept them, and there I will require your offerings and the firstfruits of your 7sacrifices, together with all your holy things. 41 I will accept you as a jsweet aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles. 42 kThen you shall know that I am the Lord, lwhen I bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for which I raised My hand in an oath to give to your fathers. 43 And mthere you shall remember your ways and all your doings with which you were defiled; and nyou shall 8loathe yourselves in your own sight because of all the evils that you have committed. 44 oThen you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have dealt with you pfor My name’s sake, not according to your wicked ways nor according to your corrupt doings, O house of Israel,” says the Lord God.’ ”
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