A. 6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne THE SHAME OF THE HEATHEN:
7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the HEATHEN that are about you, they shall bear their SHAME.
B. 8 But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to MY PEOPLE OF ISRAEL; for they are at hand to come. 9 For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown:
C. 10 And I WILL MULTIPLY MEN UPON YOU all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded:
C: 11 And I WILL MULTIPLY UPON YOU MAN AND BEAST; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings:
AND YE SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD.
B’. 12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even MY PEOPLE ISRAEL; and they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them of men. 13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say unto you, Thou land devourest up men, and hast bereaved thy nations: 14 Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy nations any more, saith the Lord GOD.
A”. 15 Neither will I cause men to hear in thee THE SHAME OF THE HEATHEN anymore, neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the people any more, neither shalt thou cause thy nations to fall any more, saith the Lord GOD.