37 1The hand of Jehovah was upon me, and he brought me out in the
Spirit of Jehovah, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was
full of bones.
2And he caused me to pass by them round about: and,
behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O
Lord Jehovah, thou knowest.
4Again he said unto me, Prophesy over these
bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of Jehovah.
saith the Lord Jehovah unto these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter
into you, and ye shall live.
6And I will lay sinews upon you, and will
bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and
ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.
7So I prophesied as I
was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and, behold, an
earthquake; and the bones came together, bone to its bone.
8And I beheld,
and, lo, there were sinews upon them, and flesh came up, and skin covered
them above; but there was no breath in them.
9Then said he unto me,
Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith
the Lord Jehovah: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these
slain, that they may live.
10So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the
breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an
exceeding great army.
11Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are
the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried up, and our
hope is lost; we are clean cut off.
12Therefore prophesy, and say unto
them, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will open your graves, and cause
you to come up out of your graves, O my people; and I will bring you into the
land of Israel.
13And ye shall know that I am Jehovah, when I have opened
your graves, and caused you to come up out of your graves, O my people.
14And I will put my Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I will place
you in your own land: and ye shall know that I, Jehovah, have spoken it and
performed it, saith Jehovah.
15The word of Jehovah came again unto me,
16And thou, son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it,
For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another
stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for
all the house of Israel his companions:
17and join them for thee one to
another into one stick, that they may become one in thy hand.
the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not show
us what thou meanest by these?
19say unto them, Thus saith the Lord
Jehovah: Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of
Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions; and I will put them with
it, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they
shall be one in my hand.
20And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be
in thy hand before their eyes.
21And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord
Jehovah: Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the nations,
whither they are gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them
into their own land:
22and I will make them one nation in the land, upon
the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all; and they
shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms
any more at all;
23neither shall they defile themselves any more with
their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their
transgressions; but I will save them out of all their dwelling-places,
wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people,
and I will be their God.
24And my servant David shall be king over them;
and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in mine
ordinances, and observe my statutes, and do them.
25And they shall dwell
in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers
dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, they, and their children, and their
children's children, for ever: and David my servant shall be their prince for
26Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be
an everlasting covenant with them; and I will place them, and multiply them,
and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
tabernacle also shall be with them; and I will be their God, and they shall
be my people.
28And the nations shall know that I am Jehovah that
sanctifieth Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for