The future return to Israel (Ezek 11:16-11:17)

“Therefore say!

Thus says Yahweh God!

‘Even though I removed them

Far away

Among the nations,

Even though I scattered them

Among the countries,

Yet I have been a sanctuary

To them

For a little while

In the countries

Where they have gone.’

Therefore say!

Thus says Yahweh God!

‘I will gather you

From the various people.

I will assemble you

Out of the various countries

Where you have been scattered.

I will give you

The land of Israel.’”

Yahweh told Ezekiel what to say. Yahweh had scattered his people among various countries and nations. However, he remained a sanctuary for them for a little while, no matter where they went. However, he was going to gather them and assemble them from these various countries that they had been scattered into. Once again, he was going to give them the land of Israel.