The Dry Bones That Came Back to Life – The Prophetic Vision of Yechezkel / Ezekiel Ch. 37

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Translation of the Prophetic Vision of Yechezkel / Ezekiel Ch. 37 by

1 The hand of the LORD came upon me. He took me out by the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the valley. It was full of bones.
2 He led me all around them; there were very many of them spread over the valley, and they were very dry.
3 He said to me, “O mortal, can these bones live again?” I replied, “O Lord GOD, only You know.”
4 And He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!
5 Thus said the Lord GOD to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you and you shall live again.
6 I will lay sinews upon you, and cover you with flesh, and form skin over you. And I will put breath into you, and you shall live again. And you shall know that I am the LORD!”
7 I prophesied as I had been commanded. And while I was prophesying, suddenly there was a sound of rattling, and the bones came together, bone to matching bone.
8 I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had grown, and skin had formed over them; but there was no breath in them.
9 Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, O mortal! Say to the breath: Thus said the Lord GOD: Come, O breath, from the four winds, and breathe into these slain, that they may live again.”
10 I prophesied as He commanded me. The breath entered them, and they came to life and stood up on their feet, a vast multitude.
11 And He said to me, “O mortal, these bones are the whole House of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, our hope is gone; we are doomed.’
12 Prophesy, therefore, and say to them: Thus said the Lord GOD: I am going to open your graves and lift you out of the graves, O My people, and bring you to the land of Israel.
13 You shall know, O My people, that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves and lifted you out of your graves.
14 I will put My breath into you and you shall live again, and I will set you upon your own soil. Then you shall know that I the LORD have spoken and have acted”—declares the LORD.

Sefaria Commentary to Sanhedrin 92b Explaining the Background to the Vision of the Dry Bones