" 'People will be chosen to go through the land and make it clean. With the help of others they will bury the dead soldiers that are still on the ground. At the end of seven months they will begin their search. 15
Whenever they go through the land and see a human bone, they will set up a marker beside it until the grave diggers have buried that bone in the valley of Gog's troops. 16
(A city named Hamonah will also be there.) In this way they will cleanse the land.'
17"Son of man, this is what the Almighty LORD says: Tell every kind of bird and every wild animal, 'Assemble, and come together from all around for the sacrifice that I'm preparing for you. It will be a huge feast on the mountains of Israel. You can eat meat and drink blood there. 18You can eat the meat of warriors and drink the blood of the princes of the earth. All of them will be killed like rams, lambs, goats, bulls and all the best animals of Bashan. 19You can eat the best meat until you are full and drink blood until you are drunk at the sacrifice that I am preparing for you. 20At my table you will be filled with horses and riders, warriors, and soldiers of every kind, declares the Almighty LORD.'
21"I will show my greatness among the nations. All the nations will see how I will turn my power against them to punish them. 22From that day on, the people of Israel will know that I am the LORD their God. 23Then the nations will know that the people of Israel went into captivity because they did wrong and rebelled against me. So I hid my face from them and handed them over to their enemies. They were killed in battle. 24I paid them back for their uncleanness and their sins, and I hid my face from them.
25"So this is what the Almighty LORD says: Now I will bring back Jacob's captives and have compassion for the whole nation of Israel. I will stand up for my holy name. 26When they live safely in a land where no one will frighten them, they will forget their shame and all the unfaithful things they have done against me. 27I will bring them back from the other nations and gather them from the countries of their enemies. Many nations will see that I am holy. 28Then my people will know that I am the LORD their God. I sent them into captivity among the nations, and I brought them back again to their land. I left none of them behind. 29I will no longer hide my face from them, because I will pour out my Spirit on the nation of Israel, declares the Almighty LORD."