The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,2
And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were verymany in the openvalley;a and, lo, they were verydry.3
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these boneslive ? And I answered , O LordGOD, thou knowest .
Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye drybones,hear the word of the LORD.5
Thus saith the LordGOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live :
And I will laysinews upon you, and will bring upflesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and putbreath in you, and ye shall live ; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.