And the word of the Master came to me, saying, Son of man, your brethren, even your kindred, your fellow exiles, and all the house of Israel, all of them, are they of whom the [present] inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, They have gone far from the Master [and from this land]; therefore this land is given to us for a possession.
Therefore say, Thus says the Master Almighty: Whereas I have removed [Israel] far off among the nations, and whereas I have scattered them among the countries, yet I have been to them a sanctuary for a little while in the countries to which they have come.
Therefore say, Thus says the Master Almighty: I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give back to you the land of Israel.
And when they return there, they shall take away from it all traces of its detestable things and all its abominations (sex impurities and heathen religious practices).
And I will give them one heart [a new heart] and I will put a new spirit within them; and I will take the stony [unnaturally hardened] heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh [sensitive and responsive to the touch of their Almighty], [Eze 18:31; Eze 36:26; 2Co 3:3]
That they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances, and do them. And they shall be My people, and I will be their Almighty.
But as for those whose heart yearns for and goes after their detestable things and their loathsome abominations [associated with idolatry], I will repay their deeds upon their own heads, says the Master Almighty.
Then the cherubim lifted up their wings with the wheels which were beside them, and the glory of the Almighty of Israel [the Shekinah, cloud] was over them.