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4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!(A) 5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath[a] enter you, and you will come to life.(B) 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.(C)’”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath;(D) prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds(E) and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded(F) me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.(G)
11 Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’(H) 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel.(I) 13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord,(J) when I open your graves and bring you up from them.(K) 14 I will put my Spirit(L) in you and you will live, and I will settle(M) you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.(N)’”
- Ezekiel 37:5 The Hebrew for this word can also mean wind or spirit (see verses 6-14).