Son of man, take a stick and write on it, For Judah and the children of Israel his companions; then take another stick and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and all the house of Israel his companions;
And join them together into one stick that they may become one in your hand.
And when your people say to you, Will you not show us what you mean by these?
Say to them, Thus says the Master Almighty Yahuwah : Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph–which is in the hand of Ephraim–and the tribes of Israel his associates, and will join with it the stick of Judah and make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand.
When the sticks on which you write shall be in your hand before their eyes, then say to them, Thus says the Master Almighty Yahuwah :
Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the nations to which they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land.
And I will make them one nation in the land, upon the mountains of Israel, and one King shall be King over them all; and they shall be no longer two nations, neither be divided into two kingdoms any more. [Jer_50:4]
They shall not defile themselves any more with their idols and their detestable things or with any of their transgressions, but I will save them out of all their dwelling places and from all their backslidings in which they have sinned, and I will cleanse them. So shall they be My people, and I will be their Almighty Yahuwah.
For My name’s sake I defer My anger, and for the sake of My praise I restrain it for you….
HEAR THIS, O house of Yaaqob, who are called by the name of Yisrael and who come forth from the seed of Yahuda, you who swear allegiance by the name of Master and make mention of the Mighty One of Yisrael—but not in truth and sincerity, nor in righteousness—rightness and moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation—For they call themselves citizens of the set apart city and depend on the Mighty One of Yisrael—Yahuwah of hosts is His name.
I have declared from the beginning the former things which happened in times past to Yisrael; they went forth from My mouth and I made them known; then suddenly I did them, and they came to pass says your Maker. Because I knew that you were obstinate, and your neck was an iron sinew and your brow was brass, therefore I have declared things to come to you from of old; before they came to pass I announced them to you, so that you could not say, ”My idol has done them, and my graven image and my molten image have commanded them.”