Again he said unto me, prophesy upon these
Or, "over these bones" F20; or, "concerning these bones"
F21; foretell that they shall live;
tell others of it, and them also: and say unto them, O ye
dry bones, hear the word of the Lord;
the word of prophecy concerning you, as the Jews did in Babylon:
so unconverted sinners may be preached unto, and their lost and
miserable estate in which they are, like dry bones, may be set
before them: they may be called upon to attend the external
ministry of the word; and they are capable of hearing it with
their bodily ears; though it is not profitable to them, for want
of faith, yet faith comes hereby; and therefore it is right to
attend upon the means, and hear the word.