Ezekiel 37

1 The hand of יהוה was upon me, and carried me out in the Spirit (Ruach) of יהוה, 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 very many in the open valley; and, behold, they were very dry.

3 And He said unto me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord (Adonai) יהוה, You knowest.”

4 Again He said unto me, “Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, ‘O you dry bones, hear the word of יהוה.

5 Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה unto these bones: “Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.

6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am יהוה.”’”

7 So I prophesied as I was command-ed; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to its bone.

8 And when I beheld, behold, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above; but there was no breath in them.

9 Then said he unto me, “Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, ‘Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.”’”

10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

11 Then he said unto me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Yisrael. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost; we are cut off for our parts.’

12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, ‘Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: “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 Yisrael.

13 And you shall know that I am יהוה, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up out of your graves,

14 And shall put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land; then shall you know that I יהוה have spoken it, and performed it,” saith יהוה.

15 The word of יהוה came again unto me, saying,

16 “Moreover, you son of man, take you one stick, and write upon it, ‘For Judah (Yehudah), and for the children of Yisrael his companions.’ Then take another stick, and write upon it, ‘For Joseph (Yosef), the stick of Efrayim, and for all the house of Yisrael his companions.’

17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in your hand.

18 And when the children of your people shall speak unto you, saying, ‘Wilt you not shew us what you meanest by these?’

19 Say unto them: “Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: “Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph (Yosef), which is in the hand of Efrayim, and the tribes of Yisrael his fellows, and will put them with him, with the stick of Judah (Yehudah), and make them one stick, and they shall be one in Mine hand.”’

20 And the sticks whereon you writest shall be in your hand before their eyes.

21 And say unto them, ‘Thus saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה: “Behold, I will take the children of Yisrael from among the nations, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land;

22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Yisrael; and one king shall be king to them all; and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all;

23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them; so shall they be My people, and I will be their God (Elohim).

24 And Dawid My servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments, and observe My statutes, and do them.

25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob (Yaaqov) My servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children forever; and My servant Dawid shall be their prince forever.

26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them forevermore.

27 My tabernacle also shall be with them; yea, I will be their God (Elohim), and they shall be My people.

28 And the nations shall know that I יהוה do sanctify Yisrael, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them forevermore.”’”