The 1hand of the LORD was upon me, and He 2brought me out aby the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the 3valley ; and it was full of bones.
He caused me to passamong them roundabout, and behold, there were verymany on the surface of the valley ; and lo, they were verydry.
He said to me, "Son of man, 4can theseboneslive ?" And I answered, "O LordbGOD, 5You know."
Again He said to me, "6Prophesyoverthesebones and say to them, 'O drybones, 7hear the word of the LORD.'
5"Thussays the LordGOD to thesebones, 'Behold, I will cause c8breath to enter you that you may come to life.
'I will putsinews on you, make fleshgrowback on you, cover you with skin and putbreath in you that you may comealive ; and you will 9know that I am the LORD.' "
So I prophesied10as I was commanded ; and as I prophesied, there was a dnoise, and behold, a rattling ; and the bonescametogether, bone to its bone.
And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and fleshgrew and skincovered them; but there was nobreath in them.
Then He said to me, "Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, 'Thussays the LordGOD, "Come from the fourwinds, O breath, and 11breathe on theseslain, that they 12come to life.""'
So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the 13breathcame into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an 14exceedinglygreatarmy.
Then He said to me, "Son of man, thesebones are the 15wholehouse of Israel ; behold, they say, 'Our 16bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are ecompletely 17cutoff.'
12"Thereforeprophesy and say to them, 'Thussays the LordGOD, "Behold, I will open your graves and 18cause you to come up out of your graves, My people ; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.
"Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people.
"I will 19put My fSpirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken and done it," declares the LORD.' "