Ezekiel 36:16
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New International Version
Again the word of the LORD came to me:

New Living Translation
Then this further message came to me from the LORD:

English Standard Version
The word of the LORD came to me:

New American Standard Bible
Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,

King James Bible
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The word of the LORD came to me: "

International Standard Version
This message came to me from the LORD:

NET Bible
The word of the LORD came to me:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD spoke his word to me. He said,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

American King James Version
Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

American Standard Version
Moreover the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,

English Revised Version
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

World English Bible
Moreover the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

36:16-24 The restoration of that people, being typical of our redemption by Christ, shows that the end aimed at in our salvation is the glory of God. The sin of a people defiles their land; renders it abominable to God, and uncomfortable to themselves. God's holy name is his great name; his holiness is his greatness, nor does any thing else make a man truly great.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - The oracle, commencing with this verse and extending to Ezekiel 37:14, has an ultimate connection with that which precedes. Having predicted a golden age in the future for Israel, when her people should have returned from banishment her cities should again be inhabited and her fields cultivated, the prophet is directed

(1) to explain that the ground of this would not have in any worthiness Jehovah should behold in Israel, who had rather in the past been punished and dispersed (vers. 16-20), but only in the regard he, Jehovah, should have for his own holy Name or character (vers. 21-24);

(2) to intimate that this glorious period should be accompanied by a moral and spiritual renovation of the people, which, however, could and therefore would be brought about only by God himself giving them a new heart and a new spirit, again for his own Name's sake (vers. 25-32), and which, when attained, should lead to a prosperity so unparalleled as to recall the pristine splendors of earth's paradisiacal condition, and convince the heathen that should then be sharers in Israel's felicity that Jehovah alone was God (vers. 33-38); and

(3) to remove all doubt from the people's minds as to the possibility of this happening by the vision of the dry bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14). Verses 16-20. - That Israel's restoration should not be brought about on account of Israel's merit, the prophet shows by briefly rehearsing the story of Israel's demerit, as the reason of her exile.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me,.... Here begins another prophecy, which was delivered about the same time with the former:

saying; as follows:



Ezekiel 36:16 Additional Commentaries
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The Lord's Holy Name
16Then the word of the LORD came to me saying, 17"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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Ezekiel 36:15
No longer will I make you hear the taunts of the nations, and no longer will you suffer the scorn of the peoples or cause your nation to fall, declares the Sovereign LORD.'"

Ezekiel 36:17
"Son of man, when the people of Israel were living in their own land, they defiled it by their conduct and their actions. Their conduct was like a woman's monthly uncleanness in my sight.
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