|Overview - Ezekiel 37|
|1||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.|
Ezekiel 37:12 (King James Version)
Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
- Job 35:14 Job 35:15
- I will open
- This is a pointed allusion to the resurrection; under which figure Isaiah (ch. 26:9 ) also describes the restoration of the house of Israel, when he says, "thy dead men shall live;" at which time their bones are said to flourish, (ch. 66:14, ) or to be restored to their former strength and vigour; and, in like manner, St. Paul, ( Romans 11:15, ,)expresses their conversion by "life from the dead." In the land of their captivity, they seemed as absolutely deprived of their country as persons committed to the grave are cut off from the land of the living; but when Cyrus issued his proclamation, Jehovah, as it were, opened their graves, and when he stirred up their spirits to embrace the proffered liberty, he put his Spirit within them, that they might live; and their re-establishment in their own land evinced the truth of God in the prediction, and his power in its accomplishment.
- 21 ; Isaiah 26:19 ; 66:14 Hosea 6:2 ; 13:14 1 Thessalonians 4:16 ; Revelation 20:13
- and bring
- 25 ; 28:25 36:24 Ezra 1:1-2:70 ; Amos 9:14 Amos 9:15