The Plain of Dry Bones1 And [3came 4upon 5me 1the hand 2of the lord], and it led me by spirit of the lord, and put me in the midst of the plain, and this was full of bones of humans. 2 And he led me unto them, round about in a circuit. And behold, [2many 1exceedingly] were upon the face of the plain -- [2dry 1exceedingly]. 3 And he said to me, O son of man, shall [3live 2bones 1these]? and I said, O Lord, O lord, you know these things. 4 And he said to me, Prophesy over these bones! and you shall say to them, O [2bones 1dry], hear the word of the lord.
The Dry Bones Live5 Thus says the Lord the lord to these bones; Behold, I shall bring into you a spirit of life. 6 And I shall put upon you nerves, and I will lead [2upon 3you 1flesh], and I shall stretch out upon you skin, and I will put my spirit into you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the lord. 7 And I prophesied as he gave charge to me. And came to pass a sound in my prophesying, and behold, a quake; and came forward the bones to bone to its joint. 8 And I beheld, and behold, upon them nerves and flesh germinated, and [2ascended 3upon 4them 1skin] above; but [2breath 1there was no] in them. 9 And he said to me, Prophesy over the wind! Prophesy, O son of man, and say to the wind! Thus says the Lord the lord; From out of the four winds, come wind and breathe onto these dead, and let them live! 10 And I prophesied in so far as he gave charge to me, and [3entered 4into 5them 1the 2wind], and they lived; and they stood upon their feet, [4gathering 3great 1a very 2exceedingly]. 11 And the lord spoke to me, saying, O son of man, these bones [2all 3the house 4of Israel 1are]. And they say, [4dry 3are 2bones 1Our]; [3is destroyed 2hope 1our]; we are perished. 12 On account of this prophesy and say! Thus says the Lord the lord; Behold, I shall open your tombs, and I shall lead you from out of your tombs, and I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the lord, by my opening your graves, for me to lead you from out of your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my spirit into you, and you shall live. And I will put you upon your land, and you shall know that I the lord have spoken, and I will act, says the lord.
The Rejoining of Israel and Judah15 And [3came 1the word 2of the lord] to me, saying, 16 And you, O son of man, take to yourself [2rod 1one], and write upon it, Judah, and the sons of Israel of the ones set before by him! And [4rod 3a second 1you shall take 2to yourself], and you shall write on it, To Joseph, the rod of Ephraim, and all the sons of Israel, of the ones set before by him. 17 And you shall join them to one another to yourself, [3into 5rod 4one 1to bind 2them]; and they will be in your hand. 18 And it will be whenever [4shall speak 5to 6you 1the 2sons 3of your people], saying, Will you not report to us what these things are to you? 19 And you shall say to them, Thus says the lord God; Behold, I shall take the tribe of Joseph, the one through the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, the ones lying near to him, and I will appoint them unto the tribe of Judah, and they shall be for [2rod 1one], and they shall be one in the hand of Judah. 20 And [9shall be 1the 2rods 3upon 4which 5you 6wrote 7upon 8them] in your hand before them. 21 And you shall say to them, Thus says the Lord the lord; Behold, I take all the house of Israel from out of the midst of the nations which they entered there; and I will gather them from all of the ones surrounding them; and I will bring them into the land of Israel. 22 And I will make them one nation in my land on the mountains of Israel; and [2ruler 1one] will be for all these for king. And they will not be any longer for two nations, nor shall they be divided any longer into two kingdoms; 23 that they should not be defiled any longer by their idols, and in their stumblings, and in all their impieties. And I will rescue them from all their lawless deeds which they sinned by them, and I will cleanse them. And they will be to me for a people, and I will be to them for God. 24 And my servant David will be ruler in the midst of them; and there will be [2shepherd 1one] for all. For by my orders they shall go, and my judgments they shall keep, and they shall do them. 25 And they shall dwell upon their land of which I gave to my servant Jacob, of which place [2dwelt 3there 1their fathers]. And they shall dwell upon it, they and their sons and the sons of their sons unto the eon; and David my servant ruling them into the eon. 26 And I will ordain with them a covenant of peace; [3covenant 2an eternal 1it will be] with them. And I will put them and multiply them; and I will put my holy things in their midst into the eon. 27 And [2will be 1my shelter] among them; and I will be to them God, and they will be my people. 28 And [3shall know 1the 2nations] that I am the lord sanctifying them, in the being of my holy things in their midst into the eon.
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