Ezekiel 37:1-3

Valley of dry bones

1 The LORD's power overcame me, and while I was in the LORD's spirit, he led me out and set me down in the middle of a certain valley. It was full of bones.
2 He led me through them all around, and I saw that there were a great many of them on the valley floor, and they were very dry.
3 He asked me, "Human one, can these bones live again?" I said, "LORD God, only you know."

Ezekiel 37:1-3 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO EZEKIEL 37

This chapter contains a prophecy of the Jews' return from captivity to their own land; of the union of the each tribes with one another; and of the glorious kingdom of Christ among them. Their restoration is represented by a vision of dry bones made alive; the place in which they were; the condition they were in; and the manner in which they were made to live, are described, Eze 37:1-10, the explication and application of this vision to the Jews, Eze 37:11-14, their union is signified by a sign or emblem of two sticks, which became one in the hand of the prophet, Eze 37:15-17, the meaning of this is shown, Eze 37:18-20, then follow promises of their return to their own land, in express words; of their being one kingdom, under one King, Christ, the antitype of David, of their sanctification; of their covenant interest in God, made manifest to them; and of his presence, and dwelling among them, Eze 37:21-28.

Ezekiel 37:1-3 In-Context

1 The LORD's power overcame me, and while I was in the LORD's spirit, he led me out and set me down in the middle of a certain valley. It was full of bones.
2 He led me through them all around, and I saw that there were a great many of them on the valley floor, and they were very dry.
3 He asked me, "Human one, can these bones live again?" I said, "LORD God, only you know."
4 He said to me, "Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, Dry bones, hear the LORD's word!
5 The LORD God proclaims to these bones: I am about to put breath in you, and you will live again.
6 I will put sinews on you, place flesh on you, and cover you with skin. When I put breath in you, and you come to life, you will know that I am the LORD."
7 I prophesied just as I was commanded. There was a great noise as I was prophesying, then a great quaking, and the bones came together, bone by bone.