The Scattering and Restoration of Israel     Back

...as predicted in the Old Testament between 1400 and 430 B.C.

(quoted from King James Version or New International Version as marked)

The Predicted Dispersion and regathering of the Israelites:

Deuteronomy 30:1 --And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, to which the LORD thy God hath driven thee, :2 --And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
:3 --That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
:4 --If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:
:5 --And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.
:6 --And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. (KJV)

 2 Chronicles 7:19 --But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; (KJV)

 2 Chronicles 7:20 --Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations. (KJV)

 2 Chronicles 7:21 --And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house? (KJV)
 
 

The Regathering of the Israelites:

Jeremiah 16:15 --But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. (KJV)

 Nehemiah 1:8 --Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations: (KJV)

 Neh 1:9 --But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there. (KJV)

 Psalms 106:26-27 --Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness: To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands. (KJV)

 Isaiah 11:11 --And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. (KJV)

 Isaiah 11:12 --And he shall set up an ensign for the nations,and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. (KJV)

 Isaiah 66:20 --And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. (KJV)

 Jeremiah 29:14 --And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive. (KJV)

 Jeremiah 31:10 --Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. (KJV)

 Jeremiah 46:28 --Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished. (KJV)

 Ezekiel 6:8 --Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries. (KJV)

 Ezekiel 6:9 --And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations. (KJV)

 Ezekiel 12:15 --And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall scatter them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries. (KJV)

 Ezekiel 32:9 --I will trouble the hearts of many peopleswhen I bring about your destruction among the nations, among lands you have not known. (NIV)

 Ezekiel 36:15 --No longer will I make you hear the taunts of the nations, and no longer will you suffer the scorn of the peoples or cause your nation to fall, declares the Sovereign LORD.'" (NIV)

 Ezekiel 38:8 --After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. (KJV)

 The last days Ezekiel 38:12 --To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. (KJV)

 Hosea 3:4-5 --For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or idol. Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the LORD and to his blessings in the last days. (NIV)

 Hosea 6:1-2 --"Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence. (NIV)

 Hosea 8:10 --Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes. (KJV)

 Hosea 9:17 --My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations. (KJV)

 Joel 3:2 --I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. (KJV)

 Zechariah 7:14 --But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate. (KJV)
 

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More on the scattering:

Jeremiah 9:16 --I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them. (KJV)

 Hosea 9:17 --My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations. (KJV)

 Joel 3:6 --The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border. (KJV)

 Joel 3:20 --But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. (KJV)

 Amos 9:9 --For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth. (KJV)

 Ezekiel 4:13 --And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them. (KJV)

 Ezekiel 5:10 --Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds. (KJV)

 Ezekiel 5:12 --A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them. (KJV)

 Ezekiel 20:23 --I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries; (KJV)

 Ezekiel 36:19 --And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them. (KJV)

 Daniel 9:7 --O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel,that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. (KJV)

 Jeremiah 24:9 --And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them. (KJV)

 Deuteronomy 4:27 --And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. (KJV)

 Deuteronomy 28:36 --The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone. (KJV)

 Deuteronomy 28:37 --And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee. (KJV)

 Deuteronomy 28:63 --And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it. (KJV)

 Deuteronomy 28:64 --And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone. (KJV)

 Deuteronomy 28:65 --And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: (KJV)

 Deuteronomy 28:66 --And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:(KJV)
 
 

The Second Coming of Christ

Zechariah 12:9-10 --On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem. "And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for afirstborn son. (NIV)


For more on the prophetic fate of Israel read Romans chapters 9, 10 and 11. Also read Matthew 24. (Better yet, the whole book. "Matthew" was addressed to a Jewish audience and presents Jesus Christ as King and Messiah forshadowed by Moses and the prophets. (See Deuteronomy 18, Psalms 22 and 110 (another priesthood); Isaiah 53 (look on either side of "53" in Hebrew Bible, as numbers may be different). Jeremiah 31 predicts a New Covenant and Zechariah the second coming of the Messiah in chapter 12. Daniel predicts the Messiah to be "cut-off" in 9:25-26, and the Messiah's kingdom in chp 7:13-14)

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