Ezekiel 37:1-14 NIV

The Valley of Dry Bones

1 The hand of the LORD was upon me,1 and he brought me out by the Spirit2 of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley;3 it was full of bones.4

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2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry.
3 He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said, "O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.5"

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4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!6

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5 This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breatha enter you, and you will come to life.7

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    • a 37:5 - The Hebrew for this word can also mean "wind" or "spirit" (see verses 6-14).
      6 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.8' "

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      7 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.
      8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
      9 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath;9 prophesy, son of man, and say to it, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds,10 O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.' "

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      10 So I prophesied as he commanded11 me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet--a vast army.12

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      11 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.'13

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      12 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.14

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      13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD,15 when I open your graves and bring you up from them.16

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      14 I will put my Spirit17 in you and you will live, and I will settle18 you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.19' "

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