This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breatha enter you, and you will come to life.16
I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.2' "
So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone.
I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath;3 prophesy, son of man, and say to it, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds,4 O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.' "
So I prophesied as he commanded5 me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet--a vast army.611
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.'712
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.813
Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD,9 when I open your graves and bring you up from them.1014
I will put my Spirit11 in you and you will live, and I will settle12 you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.13' "