Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath;1 prophesy, son of man, and say to it, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds,2 O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.' "
So I prophesied as he commanded3 me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet--a vast army.411
Then he said to me: "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.'512
Therefore prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel.613
Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD,7 when I open your graves and bring you up from them.814
I will put my Spirit9 in you and you will live, and I will settle10 you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.11' "