Ezekiel 36:8
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New International Version
"'But you, mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home.

New Living Translation
"But the mountains of Israel will produce heavy crops of fruit for my people--for they will be coming home again soon!

English Standard Version
“But you, O mountains of Israel, shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to my people Israel, for they will soon come home.

New American Standard Bible
'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.

King James Bible
But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You, mountains of Israel, will produce your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel, since their arrival is near.

International Standard Version
But you mountains of Israel are going to sprout branches and bear fruit for my people Israel, because they'll be coming soon.'"

NET Bible
"'But you, mountains of Israel, will grow your branches, and bear your fruit for my people Israel; for they will arrive soon.

New Heart English Bible
"'"'But you, mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people Israel; for they are at hand to come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'But you, mountains of Israel, will grow branches and bear fruit for my people Israel. My people will come home soon.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to My people Israel; for they are at hand to come.

New American Standard 1977
‘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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to my people of Israel, for they are at hand to come.

King James 2000 Bible
But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are soon to come.

American King James Version
But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come.

American Standard Version
But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people Israel; for they are at hand to come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But as for you, O mountains of Israel, shoot ye forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel: for they are at hand to come.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye mountains of Israel shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people Israel: for they are at hand to come.

English Revised Version
But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people Israel; for they are at hand to come.

Webster's Bible Translation
But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come.

World English Bible
But you, mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people Israel; for they are at hand to come.

Young's Literal Translation
And ye, O mountains of Israel, Your branch ye give out, and your fruits ye bear for My people Israel, For they have drawn near to come.
Study Bible
Prophecy to the Mountains of Israel
7"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'I have sworn that surely the nations which are around you will themselves endure their insults. 8But you, O mountains of Israel, you will put forth your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel; for they will soon come. 9'For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you will be cultivated and sown.…
Cross References
Isaiah 4:2
In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth will be the pride and the adornment of the survivors of Israel.

Isaiah 27:6
In the days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will blossom and sprout, And they will fill the whole world with fruit.

Ezekiel 17:23
"On the high mountain of Israel I will plant it, that it may bring forth boughs and bear fruit and become a stately cedar. And birds of every kind will nest under it; they will nest in the shade of its branches.

Ezekiel 34:26
"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.

Ezekiel 36:7
"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'I have sworn that surely the nations which are around you will themselves endure their insults.
Treasury of Scripture

But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come.

ye shall

Ezekiel 34:26-29 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; …

Psalm 67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, …

Psalm 85:12 Yes, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield …

Isaiah 4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious…

Isaiah 27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall …

Isaiah 30:23 Then shall he give the rain of your seed, that you shall sow the …

Hosea 2:21-23 And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, said the LORD, …

Amos 9:13-15 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake …

for. The Edomites, and other enemies of the Jews, who thought they would soon be in possession of the whole land of Judea, might be assured that the predicted seventy years of the captivity were wearing away, and the time would soon arrive when the Jews would reposes and cultivate their own land, and eat its fruits.

at hand

Ezekiel 12:25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak …

Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

Hebrews 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

James 5:8,9 Be you also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the …

(8) Shoot forth your branches.--The land of Israel, represented by its mountains, is now to put forth its fruit, for the time is at hand when the people will return--a strong and vivid way of setting forth at once the certainty and the nearness of the return.

Verse 8. - For they are at hand to come. Keil and Plumptre make the subject of the verb the material blessings in which Israel's prosperity is depicted as consisting, viz. the foliage and fruit her mountains were soon to bear for the people of Jehovah. The majority of expositors believe the subject to be the people whose return from exile was in this way declared to be approaching. Nor is there any reason why Ezekiel should not have represented the return from exile as an event soon to take place, since of the seventy years of captivity predicted by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 25:11) at least twenty years had passed, if its commencement be dated from the fourth year of Jehoiakim (Ezekiel 33:21); and the fulfillment of Jehovah's promise was to the prophet so much a matter of certainty (Ezekiel 11:17) that his fervent imagination conceived it as at hand. But ye, O mountains of Israel,.... Literally understood, as appears by what follows; for though they could not hear what was said, the proprietors of them could, now in captivity; and the efficacy of the word should be seen on them, producing the following effects:

ye shall shoot forth your branches; that is, the trees that grew upon them should; the vines, and the olive trees, planted on hills and mountains, as was usual, as appears from the mount of Olives, and other places:

and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; not only put forth branches, but bear fruit; and which should be given to the right owners, the people of Israel, and not to the Heathens, who had claimed the ancient mountains for their possession:

for they are at hand to come; the Israelites; either by repentance, as Kimchi; or by a return from the Babylonish captivity, which was about forty or fifty years after this prophecy; and which was but a shadow and figure of their restoration in the latter day, yet to come; which might be said to be at hand, or near, with respect to God, with whom two or three thousand years are as nothing. The Targum is,

"for the day of my redemption is near to come.'' 8. they are at hand to come—that is, the Israelites are soon about to return to their land. This proves that the primary reference of the prophecy is to the return from Babylon, which was "at hand," or comparatively near. But this only in part fulfilled the prediction, the full and final blessing in future, and the restoration from Babylon was an earnest of it.36:1-15 Those who put contempt and reproach on God's people, will have them turned on themselves. God promises favour to his Israel. We have no reason to complain, if the more unkind men are, the more kind God is. They shall come again to their own border. It was a type of the heavenly Canaan, of which all God's children are heirs, and into which they all shall be brought together. And when God returns in mercy to a people who return to him in duty, all their grievances will be set right. The full completion of this prophecy must be in some future event.
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