The new increasing flocks in Israel (Ezek 36:37-36:38)

“Thus says Yahweh God!

‘I will also

Let the house of Israel

Ask me

To do this

For them.

I will increase

Their population

Like a flock,

Like the flock

For sacrifices,

Like the flock

At Jerusalem

During her appointed festivals.

Thus,

Shall the ruined towns

Be filled

With flocks of people.

Then they shall know

That I am Yahweh.’”

Yahweh, via Ezekiel, compared the growth in humans in Israel to that of an ever-increasing flock of animals. He was going to increase the whole population of Israel. He would increase those showing up for sacrifices at the appointed religious festivals in Jerusalem. Those ruined towns would have more people just as the flock of animals and birds increases. Finally, they would all know that Yahweh was their God.

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