Date: 593-570 BC – Year: 3411-3434 – Ref: Ez 36:11, 37f;
“‘I will multiply on you man and beast; and they will increase and be fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were formerly and will treat you better than at the first. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.” (Eze 36:11 NAS95)
“37 ‘Thus says the lord GOD, "This also I will let the house of Israel ask me to do for them: I will increase their men like a flock. 38 "Like the flock for sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so will the waste cities be filled with flocks of men. Then they will know that I am the LORD."’"” (Eze 36:37-38 NAS95)
Ezekiel prophesies to the land of Israel, that it will no longer be a grave for its former wicked possessors, but rather a place where the righteous remnant will return and “be fruitful and multiply.” Ezekiel looks forward to a period of many children born in the nation.