Ezekiel 34:26
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New International Version
I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing.

New Living Translation
I will bless my people and their homes around my holy hill. And in the proper season I will send the showers they need. There will be showers of blessing.

English Standard Version
And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will make them and the area around My hill a blessing: I will send down showers in their season--showers of blessing.

International Standard Version
I'm going to make them and everything that surrounds my hill a blessing. I'll send down the rain! At the appropriate time there will be a rainstorm of blessing!

NET Bible
I will turn them and the regions around my hill into a blessing. I will make showers come down in their season; they will be showers that bring blessing.

New Heart English Bible
I will make them and the places around my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in its season; there shall be showers of blessing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will bless them and the places around my hill. I will send rain at the right time. These showers will be a blessing to them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in its season; there shall be showers of blessing.

New American Standard 1977
“And 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will give unto them and to the places round about my hill blessing, and I will cause the rain to come down in its season; they shall be rains of blessing.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.

American King James Version
And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.

American Standard Version
And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in its season; there shall be showers of blessing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will make them a blessing round about my hill: and I will send down the rain in its season, there shall be showers of blessing.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in its season: there shall be showers of blessing.

English Revised Version
And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in its season; there shall be showers of blessing.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will make them and the places around my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in its season; there shall be showers of blessing.

World English Bible
I will make them and the places around my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in its season; there shall be showers of blessing.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have given them, and the suburbs of my hill, a blessing, And caused the shower to come down in its season, Showers of blessing they are.
Study Bible
The Covenant of Peace
25"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. 26"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. 27"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.…
Cross References
Acts 14:17
Yet He has not left Himself without testimony to His goodness: He gives you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness."

Genesis 12:2
And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;

Leviticus 25:21
then I will so order My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forth the crop for three years.

Deuteronomy 11:13
"It shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul,

Deuteronomy 28:12
"The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

Psalm 68:9
You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.

Isaiah 44:3
For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants;

Ezekiel 34:14
"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.

Ezekiel 34:29
"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.

Ezekiel 36:8
'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.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.

make them

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and …

Isaiah 19:24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, …

Zechariah 8:13,23 And it shall come to pass, that as you were a curse among the heathen, …

my hill

Ezekiel 20:40 For in my holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, …

Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 68:16 Why leap you, you high hills? this is the hill which God desires …

Psalm 132:14-16 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it…

Psalm 133:3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended on the mountains …

Isaiah 2:2-4 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of …

Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful …

Micah 4:1,2 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of …

I will cause

Leviticus 26:4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield …

showers

Deuteronomy 28:12 The LORD shall open to you his good treasure, the heaven to give …

Psalm 68:9 You, O God, did send a plentiful rain, whereby you did confirm your …

Isaiah 32:15,20 Until the spirit be poured on us from on high, and the wilderness …

Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods on the dry …

Malachi 3:10 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat …

(26) Bound about my hill.--"My hill" is Zion. (Comp. the similar figurative language in Isaiah 31:4.) The centre of the old theocracy is always spoken of in Scripture as also the centre from which goes forth the new covenant of salvation, and this was historically fulfilled in the coming of Christ and the cradling of His Church in the Jewish Church. The continuity of the Church was preserved quite as fully through the Christian era as through the Babylonian captivity, quite as large a number of the Jews having embraced Christianity as ever returned from the exile in Chaldea.

Verse 26. - Round about my hill. Ezekiel's thoughts, like those of Micah 4:1 and Isaiah 2:2, cluster round the hill of Zion, the mountain of Jehovah, as the center of the restored Israel. In that land, as the prophet saw it here, and still more in the closing vision of his book (Ezekiel 47:12), there were, outwardly as well as spiritually, to be showers of blessing (the phrase is peculiar to Ezekiel), and the land should yield its fruits. And I will make them, and the places round about my hill, a blessing,.... Alluding either to the city of Jerusalem, and the places adjacent; or to the temple, and the houses about it. So the Targum,

"I will cause them to dwell round about the house of my sanctuary;''

and so Kimchi interprets it of the temple. Some Christian interpreters, by the "hill" or mountain, understand Christ; and not amiss; who may be compared to one for height; he being higher than the kings of the earth, or than the heavens and angels there, as man and Mediator; as well as is God over all, blessed for ever; and for fruitfulness, from whom the saints have all theirs, either in grace or good works; and for shade, he being the shadow of a great rock in a weary land; which yields delight and refreshment, and is a protection from the heat of a fiery law, flaming justice, the wrath of God and man, and the fiery darts of Satan; and for shelter and security, there being salvation in him, when none in other hills and mountains; and for duration and immovableness, being the same today, yesterday, and for ever: and now the persons about him are such who are made nigh by his blood; brought to him by his powerful and efficacious grace; are worshippers about the throne where he sits; such as cleave to him, and follow him wherever he goes, and shall be with him to all eternity; these he makes a blessing, or most blessed. So the Targum renders it,

"and they shall be blessed;''

they are blessed in Christ their head; they are blessed through him as their Redeemer and Saviour, who was made a curse for them; they are blessed through being in him, and by the imputation of blessings to them from him, and through the application of them by his Spirit; their persons are blessed, and so are the places or habitations where they dwell: or rather this may be understood of the church of God, often compared to a hill for its height and eminence; for its fertility and fruitfulness; for its stability and firmness; and in allusion to the hill of Zion for its holiness, and being the place of the divine residence; see Psalm 15:1 now, the persons about this hill are those who are come to Mount Zion the church of God; being brought there by the Lord himself, and who take up their abode there; who lie about this hill, as flocks of sheep, in their several folds or congregated churches; see Jeremiah 23:3 and these the Lord makes a blessing to one another, by their spiritual conversation, prayers, and services of love; and to the world, to kingdoms and states, to cities, towns, and neighbourhoods, and to particular families, where they are placed; and even to the world in general; for they are the light, stay, and stability of it; and without which it would be in darkness, corrupt and putrefy, and not continue long:

and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; which, in the spiritual sense, may design the Gospel; which, like a shower of rain, comes from God; descends from heaven; is a gift of God; which falls according to divine direction; refreshes, revives, and makes fruitful; brings a plenty of divine blessings with it; and comes in season, at its proper time; and is a word in season to weary souls:

there shall be showers of blessings; which the Gospel brings with it; spiritual blessings, blessings of grace; such as peace, pardon, righteousness, and eternal life: these, like showers, come from God; are free grace gifts of his, of which there is a large abundance; and which descend on Mount Zion the church of God; which is another Gerizim, on which the blessings are pronounced, Psalm 133:3. 26. them and the places round about my hill—The Jews, and Zion, God's hill (Ps 2:6), are to be sources of blessing, not merely to themselves, but to the surrounding heathen (Isa 19:24; 56:6, 7; 60:3; Mic 5:7; Zec 8:13). The literal fulfilment is, however, the primary one, though the spiritual also is designed. In correspondence with the settled reign of righteousness internally, all is to be prosperity externally, fertilizing showers (according to the promise of the ancient covenant, Le 26:4; Ps 68:9; Mal 3:10), and productive trees and lands (Eze 34:27). Thus shall they realize the image of Eze 34:14; namely, a flock richly pastured by God Himself.34:17-31 The whole nation seemed to be the Lord's flock, yet they were very different characters; but he knew how to distinguish between them. By good pastures and deep waters, are meant the pure word of God and the dispensing of justice. The latter verses, 23-31, prophesy of Christ, and of the most glorious times of his church on earth. Under Him, as the good Shepherd, the church would be a blessing to all around. Christ, though excellent in himself, was as a tender plant out of a dry ground. Being the Tree of life, bearing all the fruits of salvation, he yields spiritual food to the souls of his people. Our constant desire and prayer should be, that there may be showers of blessings in every place where the truth of Christ is preached; and that all who profess the gospel may be filled with fruits of righteousness.
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