King James VersionEzekiel37


1 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, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, be­hold, there were very many in the open val­ley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I an­swered, O Lord GOD, thou 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, I will cause breath to en­ter into you, and ye 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 ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 7 So I proph­e­sied as 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, 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 the Lord GOD; 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 Is­rael: 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 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. 13 And 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 shall put my spir­it in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have 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, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Ju­dah, and for the chil­dren of Is­rael his com­pan­ions: then take an­oth­er stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Is­rael his com­pan­ions: 17 And join them one to an­oth­er into one stick; and they shall be­come one in thine hand. 18 And when the chil­dren of thy peo­ple shall speak unto thee, say­ing, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these? 19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Be­hold, I will take the 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 the stick of Ju­dah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. 20 And the sticks where­on thou writest shall be in thine hand be­fore their eyes. 21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Be­hold, I will take the chil­dren of Is­rael from among the hea­then, 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 Is­rael; 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. 24 And David 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 my ser­vant, where­in your fa­thers have dwelt; and they shall dwell there­in, even they, and their chil­dren, and their children's chil­dren for ev­er: and my ser­vant David shall be their prince for ev­er. 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 for ev­er­more. 27 My taber­na­cle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my peo­ple. 28 And the hea­then shall know that I the LORD do sanc­ti­fy Is­rael, when my sanc­tu­ary shall be in the midst of them for ev­er­more.