By the resurrection of dry bones,
Ezekiel 37:1 The hande of the Lord came vpon me, & caryed me out in the sprete of the Lorde, & let me downe in a playne felde that laye full of bones, Ezekiel 37:2 and he led me rounde aboute by them: & beholde, the bones that laye vpon the felde, were very many, and maruelous drye also. Ezekiel 37:3 Then sayde he vnto me: Thou sonne of man: thinkest thou these bones maye lyue agayne? I answered: O Lorde God, thou knowest. Ezekiel 37:4 And he sayde vnto me: prophecye thou vpon these bones, & speake vnto them: Ye drye bones, heare the worde of the Lorde. Ezekiel 37:5 Thus sayeth þe Lorde God vnto these bones: Beholde, I wyll put breth into you, that ye maye lyue: Ezekiel 37:6 I wyll geue yow synowes, and make flesh grow vpon you, & couer you ouer with skinne: & so geue you breth, that ye may lyue, and knowe, that I am the Lorde. Ezekiel 37:7 So I prophecyed, as he had commaunded me. And as I was prophecyinge there came a noyse and a greate mocyon, so that the bones ranne euery one to another. Ezekiel 37:8 Now when I had loked, beholde, they had synowes, and flesh grewe vpon them: and aboue they were couered with skynne, but there was no breth in them. Ezekiel 37:9 Then sayde he vnto me: Thou sonne of man, prophecye thou towarde the wynde: prophecy, & speake to þe wynd: Thus sayeth the Lord God: Come (O thou ayre) from the foure wyndes, and blowe vpon these slayne, that they maye be restored to lyfe. Ezekiel 37:10 So I prophecied, as he had commaunded me: then came þe breth into them, & they receyued lyfe, & stode vp vpon their fete, a maruelous greate sorte.
the dead hope of Israel is revived.
Ezekiel 37:11 Moreouer, he sayde vnto me: Thou sonne of man, these bones are the whole house of Israell. Beholde, they saye: Oure bones are dryed vp, oure hope is gone, we are clene cut of. Ezekiel 37:12 Therfore prophecye thou, & speake vnto them: thus sayeth the Lord God: Beholde, I wyll open youre graues (O my people) & take you out of youre sepulcres, & bringe you in to the lande of Israel agayne. Ezekiel 37:13 So shall ye know that I am the Lorde, when I open your graues, & bringe you out of them. Ezekiel 37:14 My sprete also wyll I put in you, & ye shall lyue: I wyll set you agayne in youre owne lande, and ye shal knowe, that I am the Lord, which haue sayd it, and fulfylled it in dede.
By the uniting of two sticks,
Ezekiel 37:15 The worde of the Lorde came vnto me, sayinge: Ezekiel 37:16 thou sonne of man, take a stycke and wryte vpon it: Vnto Iuda & to the chyldren of Israel his companyons. Then take another sticke, & write vpon it: Vnto Ioseph þe stock of Ephraim, & to all the housholde of Israell his companyons. Ezekiel 37:17 And then, take both these together in thyne hande, so shall there be one stycke therof.
is shewed the incorporation of Israel into Judah.
Ezekiel 37:18 Now yf the chyldren of thy people saye vnto the: wylt thou not shewe vs, what thou meanest by these? Ezekiel 37:19 Then geue them this answere: thus sayeth the Lorde God: beholde, I wyll take the stock of Ioseph, which is in the hande of Ephraim & of the tribes of Israell his felowes, & will put them to þe stock of Iuda, & make them one stocke, & they shall be one in my hande.
The promises of Christ's Kingdom.
Ezekiel 37:20 And þe two styckes where vpon thou wrytest, shalt thou haue in thyne hande, that they may se, Ezekiel 37:21 and shalt saye vnto them. Thus sayeth the Lorde God: beholde, I wyll take awaye the chyldren of Israel from amonge the Heathen vnto whom they be gone, & wyll gather them together on euery syde, & bringe them agayne into their owne lande: Ezekiel 37:22 yee I wyll make one people of them in the lande, vpon the mountaynes of Israell, and they all shall haue but one kynge. They shall no mor be two peoples from henceforth, nether be deuyded in to two kyngdomes: Ezekiel 37:23 they shall also defile them selues nomore with their abhomynacyons, Idoles, & all their wicked doinges. I will helpe them out of all their dwellinge places, wherin they haue synned: and will so clense them: that they shalbe my people, & I their God. Ezekiel 37:24 Dauid my seruaunt shalbe their kinge, & they all shal haue one shepherde onely. They shall walke in my lawes, & my commaundementes shall they both kepe and fulfil. Ezekiel 37:25 They shal dwel in the lande, that I gaue vnto Iacob my seruaunt, where as youre fathers also haue dwelt. Yea, euen in the same lande shall they, their chyldren, & their childers chyldren dwell for euermore: and my seruaunt Dauid shalbe their euerlastinge prince. Ezekiel 37:26 Moreouer, I will make a bonde of peace wyth theym, whiche shalbe vnto them an euerlastinge couenaunt. I will satle them also, and multiply them, my Sanctuary wyll I set amonge them for euermore. Ezekiel 37:27 My dwellynge shalbe wyth them, yea, I will be their God, and they shal be my people. Ezekiel 37:28 Thus the Heathen also shall knowe, that I the Lorde am the holy maker of Israel: when my Sanctuary shalbe among them for euermore.