The Valley of Dry Bones
The a hand of the LORD came upon me and brought me out b in the Spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones.
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.
And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" So I answered, "O Lord GOD, c You know."
Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!
'Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: "Surely I will d cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.
"I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. e Then you shall know that I am the LORD." ' "
So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone.
Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
Also He said to me, "Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: f "Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live." ' "
So I prophesied as He commanded me, g and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the h whole house of Israel. They indeed say, i 'Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!'
"Therefore prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, j O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and k bring you into the land of Israel.
"Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves.
"I l will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it and performed it," says the LORD.' "
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the River Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was upon him there.
So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
He stretched out the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my hair; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the image of jealousy was, which provokes to jealousy.
Then the Spirit took me up and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to those in captivity. And the vision that I had seen went up from me.
Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.
Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.
1 Samuel 2:6
The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up.
For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will.
(as it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations") in the presence of Him whom he believed - God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.
2 Corinthians 1:9
Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead.
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Kings shall be your foster fathers, And their queens your nursing mothers; They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, And lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD, For they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me.
The slain shall fall in your midst, and you shall know that I am the LORD.
"Then you shall know that I am the LORD. I have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, 'They are desolate; they are given to us to consume.'
Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God And there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame.
"So you shall know that I am the LORD your God, Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain. Then Jerusalem shall be holy, And no aliens shall ever pass through her again."
You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the earth.
Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
Have you not considered what these people have spoken, saying, 'The two families which the LORD has chosen, He has also cast them off'? Thus they have despised My people, as if they should no more be a nation before them.
I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt.
Our bones are scattered at the mouth of the grave, As when one plows and breaks up the earth.
But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me.
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For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land.
Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, And the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, And the fruitful field is counted as a forest.
I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.
And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.
And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.