Ezekiel 37:1

Overview - Ezekiel 37
By the resurrection of dry bones,
11 the dead hope of Israel is revived.
15 By the uniting of two sticks,
18 is shewn the incorporation of Israel into Judah.
21 The promises of Christ's kingdom.
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Ezekiel 37:1  (King James Version)
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,

In this vision, the dry bones aptly represent the ruined and desperate state of both Israel and Judah; and the revivification of these bones signifies their restoration to their own land after their captivity, and also their recovery from their present long dispersion. Although this is the primary and genuine scope of the vision, yet the doctrine of a general resurrection of the dead may justly be inferred from it; for "a simile of the resurrection," says Jerome, after Tertullian and others, "would never have been used to signify the restoration of the people of Israel, unless such a future resurrection had been believed and known; because no one attempts to confirm uncertain things by things which have no existence."
1:3 Ezekiel 3:14 Ezekiel 3:22 33:22 40:1 Revelation 1:10

8:3 11:24 1 Kings 18:12 ; 2 Kings 2:16 ; Luke 4:1 ; Acts 8:39