1 The hand of Jehovah was upon me and brought me out by the Spirit of Jehovah, and
made me rest in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones.
2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in
the open valley; and indeed they were very dry.
3 And He said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? So I answered, O Lord Jehovah,
4 Again He said to me, Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the
Word of Jehovah!
5 Thus says the Lord Jehovah to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter into
you, and you shall live.
6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath
in you; and you shall live. And you shall know that I am Jehovah.
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 its bone.
8 And as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them
over; but there was no breath in them.
9 Then He said to me, Prophesy to the spirit; prophesy, son of man, and say to the spirit,
Thus says the Lord Jehovah: Come from the four winds, O spirit, and breathe on these
slain, that they may live.
10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the spirit came into them, and they lived,
and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11 Then He said to me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold,
they say, Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!
12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, Thus says the Lord Jehovah: 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 you shall know that I am Jehovah, when I have opened your graves, O My
people, and brought you up out of your graves.
14 I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land.
And you shall know that I, Jehovah, have spoken it and performed it, says Jehovah.
15 Again the Word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
16 Moreover, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: For Judah and for the
children of Israel, his companions. Then take another stick and write on it, For Joseph,
the stick of Ephraim, and all the house of Israel, his companions.
17 Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one
in your hand.
18 And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, Will you not show us
what you mean by these?
19 say to them, Thus says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph,
which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will join
them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in
20 And the sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.
21 And say to them, Thus says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will take the children of
Israel from among the nations, there where they have gone, and will gather them from
every side and bring them into their own land;
22 and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king
shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be
divided into two kingdoms again.
23 They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them out of all their dwelling places where they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Thus they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
24 And David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one Shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and keep My statutes, and do them.
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children's children, always; and My servant David shall be their prince forever.
26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting
covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary
in their midst forever.
27 My tabernacle also shall be with them; yes, I will be their God, and they shall be My
28 And the nations will know that I, Jehovah, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall
be in their midst forever.