Ezekiel 37:28
New International Version
Then the nations will know that I the LORD make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever.’”

New Living Translation
And when my Temple is among them forever, the nations will know that I am the LORD, who makes Israel holy.”

English Standard Version
Then the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when my sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”

Berean Study Bible
Then the nations will know that I the LORD sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is among them forever.’ ”

King James Bible
And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

New King James Version
The nations also will know that I, the LORD, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.” ’ ”

New American Standard Bible
And the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.”’”

NASB 1995
“And the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever."’”

NASB 1977
“And the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.”’”

Amplified Bible
Then the nations will know [without any doubt] that I am the LORD who sets apart and sanctifies Israel [for holy use], when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.”’”

Christian Standard Bible
When my sanctuary is among them forever, the nations will know that I, the LORD, sanctify Israel.’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When My sanctuary is among them forever, the nations will know that I, Yahweh, sanctify Israel.”

American Standard Version
And the nations shall know that I am Jehovah that sanctifieth Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the nations shall know that I AM LORD JEHOVAH, I, who hallow Israel, when my holy place is in them for eternity

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the nations shall know that I am the Lord that sanctifies them, when my sanctuary is in the midst of them for ever.

Contemporary English Version
Every nation on earth will know that my temple is in Israel and that I have chosen the Israelites to be my people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the nations shall know that I am the Lord the sanctifier of Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for ever.

English Revised Version
And the nations shall know that I am the LORD that sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

Good News Translation
When I place my Temple there to be among them forever, then the nations will know that I, the LORD, have chosen Israel to be my own people."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the nations will know that I, the LORD, have set Israel apart as holy, because my holy place will be among them permanently.'"

International Standard Version
and the nations will learn that I, the LORD, am the sanctifier of Israel when I place my sanctuary in their midst forever."'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the nations shall know that I am the LORD that sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for ever.'

Literal Standard Version
And the nations have known that I, YHWH, am sanctifying Israel, In My sanctuary being in their midst for all time!”

NET Bible
Then, when my sanctuary is among them forever, the nations will know that I, the LORD, sanctify Israel.'"

New Heart English Bible
The nations shall know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in their midst forevermore."'"

World English Bible
The nations shall know that I am Yahweh who sanctifies Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them forevermore.

Young's Literal Translation
And known have the nations that I Jehovah am sanctifying Israel, In My sanctuary being in their midst -- to the age!'

Additional Translations ...
Context
One Nation with One King
27My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be My people. 28Then the nations will know that I the LORD sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is among them forever.’”

Cross References
Matthew 23:17
You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes it sacred?

Exodus 31:13
"Tell the Israelites, 'Surely you must keep My Sabbaths, for this will be a sign between Me and you for the generations to come, so that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

Isaiah 30:19
O people in Zion who dwell in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will surely be gracious when you cry for help; when He hears, He will answer you.

Ezekiel 20:12
I also gave them My Sabbaths as a sign between us, so that they would know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.

Ezekiel 38:1
And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 38:23
I will magnify and sanctify Myself, and will reveal Myself in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 43:7
and He said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place for the soles of My feet, where I will dwell among the Israelites forever. The house of Israel will never again defile My holy name--neither they nor their kings--by their prostitution and by the funeral offerings for their kings at their deaths.


Treasury of Scripture

And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the middle of them for ever more.

the heathen

Ezekiel 36:23,36
And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes…

Ezekiel 38:23
Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 39:7,23
So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel…

sanctify

Ezekiel 20:12
Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

Exodus 31:13
Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.

Leviticus 20:8
And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you.









Verse 28 describes the effect which such a glorious transformation of Israel's character and condition, should produce upon the heathen world. They should recognize from his presence amongst his people, symbolized by the establishment in their midst of his sanctuary, that he had both the power and the will to sanctify them, by making them inwardly as well as outwardly holy; and, recognizing this, they would seek admittance to the congregation and fellowship of God's spiritual Israel.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the nations
הַגּוֹיִ֔ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

will know
וְיָֽדְעוּ֙ (wə·yā·ḏə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּ֚י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

sanctify
מְקַדֵּ֖שׁ (mə·qad·dêš)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6942: To be set apart or consecrated

Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

when My sanctuary
מִקְדָּשִׁ֛י (miq·dā·šî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4720: A consecrated thing, place, a palace, sanctuary, asylum

is
בִּהְי֧וֹת (bih·yō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

among them
בְּתוֹכָ֖ם (bə·ṯō·w·ḵām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

forever.’”
לְעוֹלָֽם׃ (lə·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always


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