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37 aThe hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out bin the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of cthe valley dwhich was full of bones, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open ||cvalley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, ecan these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, fthou knowest. 4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, gI will cause hbreath to enter into you, and ye shall live: 6 And I will lay isinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and icover you with skin, and put hbreath in you, and ye shall live; kand ye shall know that I am the Lord. 7 So I prophesied las I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. 8 And when I beheld, lo, imthe sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and ithe skin covered them above: but there was no hbreath in them. 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the ||wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from nthe four winds, O breath, and gbreathe upon these slain, that they may live. 10 So I prophesied las he commanded me, and hothe breath came into them, and they lived, and ostood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. 11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, pOur bones are dried, and qour hope is lost: rwe are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, dsI will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and tbring you into the land of Israel. 13 kAnd ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And oushall put my hspirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord vhave spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.
15 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, 16 Moreover, thou son of man, wtake thee one stick, and write upon it, For xJudah, and for xxthe children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For xyJoseph, the stick of zEphraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: 17 And abjoin them one to another into one stick; and bthey shall become one in thine hand. 18 And when cthe children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, dWilt thou not shew us ewhat thou meanest by these? 19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take fthe stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with fthe stick of Judah, and bmake them one stick, and bthey shall be one in mine hand. 20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand gbefore their eyes. 21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, hI will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and hiwill gather them on every side, and hbring them into their own land: 22 And abkI will make them one nation in the land upon lthe mountains of Israel; and mrone 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 nNeither shall they odefile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor owith any of their transgressions: but I pwill save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and pwill cleanse them: so oqshall they be my people, and I will be their God. 24 And rDavid my servant msshall be king over them; and arthey all shall have one shepherd: tthey shall also walk in my judgments, and tobserve my statutes, tand do them. 25 And huthey shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children vfor ever: and mrmy servant David shall be their prince wfor ever. 26 Moreover I will make xa covenant of peace with them; it shall be yan everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and zmultiply them, and awill set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. 27 bMy tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, cI will be their God, and cthey shall be my people. 28 And dthe heathen shall know that eI the Lord do sanctify Israel, when amy sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
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