37:26 I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be a perpetual covenant with them. 1 I will establish them, 2 increase their numbers, and place my sanctuary among them forever.
37:27 My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people.
37:28 Then, when my sanctuary is among them forever, the nations will know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel.’” 3
1 sn See Isa 24:5; 55:3; 61:8; Jer 32:40; 50:5; Ezek 16:60, for other references to perpetual covenants.
2 tn Heb “give them.”
3 sn The sanctuary of Israel becomes the main focus of Ezek 40-48.