By the resurrection of dry bones,
Ezekiel 37:1 The hand of the LORD was vpon mee, and caried mee out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set mee downe in the middest of the valley which [was] full of bones, Ezekiel 37:2 And caused mee to passe by them round about, and beholde, [there were] very many in the open valley, and loe, [they were] very drie. Ezekiel 37:3 And hee said vnto mee, Sonne of man, can these bones liue? and I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. Ezekiel 37:4 Againe he said vnto me, Prophecie vpon these bones, and say vnto them; O yee drie bones, heare the word of the LORD. Ezekiel 37:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD vnto these bones, Behold, I wil cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall liue. Ezekiel 37:6 And I wil lay sinewes vpon you, and wil bring vp flesh vpon you, and couer you with skinne, and put breath in you, and ye shall liue, and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD. Ezekiel 37:7 So I prophecied as I was commanded: and as I prophecied, there was a noise, and beholde a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. Ezekiel 37:8 And when I beheld, loe, the sinews and the flesh came vp vpon them, and the skin couered them aboue; but [there was] no breath in them. Ezekiel 37:9 Then said he vnto mee, Prophecie vnto the winde, prophecie sonne of man, and say to the winde, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the foure windes, O breath, and breathe vpon these slaine, that they may liue. Ezekiel 37:10 So I prophecied as he commanded mee, and the breath came into them, and they liued, and stood vp vpon their feet, an exceeding great armie.
the dead hope of Israel is revived.
Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said vnto me, Sonne of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say; Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost, wee are cut off for our parts. Ezekiel 37:12 Therefore prophecie and say vnto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, O my people, I wil open your graues, and cause you to come vp out of your graues, and bring you into the land of Israel. Ezekiel 37:13 And ye shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I haue opened your graues, O my people, and brought you vp out of your graues, Ezekiel 37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and yee shall liue, and I shall place you in your owne land: then shall ye know that I the LORD haue spoken [it], and perfourmed [it], saith the LORD.
By the uniting of two sticks,
Ezekiel 37:15 The word of the LORD came againe vnto me, saying; Ezekiel 37:16 Moreouer thou sonne of man, take thee one sticke, and write vpon it, For Iudah and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another sticke, and write vpon it; For Ioseph the sticke of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions. Ezekiel 37:17 And ioyne them one to another into one sticke, and they shall become one in thine hand.
is shewed the incorporation of Israel into Judah.
Ezekiel 37:18 And when the children of thy people shall speake vnto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew vs what thou [meanest] by these? Ezekiel 37:19 Say vnto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will take the sticke of Ioseph which [is] in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellowes, and will put them with him, [euen] with the sticke of Iudah, and make them one sticke, and they shall be one in mine hand.
The promises of Christ's Kingdom.
Ezekiel 37:20 And the stickes whereon thou writest, shalbe in thine hand before their eyes. Ezekiel 37:21 And say vnto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen whither they be gone, and will gather them on euery side, and bring them into their owne land. Ezekiel 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land vpon the mountaines of Israel, and one King shall be king to them all: and they shalbe no more two nations, neither shall they bee diuided into two kingdomes any more at all. Ezekiel 37:23 Neither shall they defile themselues any more with their idoles, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will saue them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they haue sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God. Ezekiel 37:24 And Dauid my seruant [shall be] King ouer them, and they all shall haue one shepheard: they shall also walke in my iudgements, and obserue my statutes, and doe them. Ezekiel 37:25 And they shall dwell in the land that I haue giuen vnto Iacob my seruant, wherin your fathers haue dwelt, and they shall dwell therein, [euen] they and their children, and their childrens children for euer, and my seruant Dauid [shalbe] their prince for euer. Ezekiel 37:26 Moreouer I will make a couenant of peace with them, it shall be an euerlasting couenant wich them, and I will place them and multiply them, and will set my Sanctuary in the middest of them for euermore. Ezekiel 37:27 My Tabernacle also shalbe with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shalbe my people. Ezekiel 37:28 And the heathen shal know that I the LORD doe sanctifie Israel, when my Sanctuarie shalbe in the middest of them for euermore.