Ezekiel 37-39 New American Standard Bible

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The Valley of Dry Bones

37 1  The hand of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley ; and it was full of bones . 2  He caused me to pass among them round about , and behold , there were very many on the surface of the valley ; and lo , they were very dry . 3  He said to me, "Son of man , can these bones live ?" And I answered , "O Lord GOD , You know ." 4  Again He said to me, " Prophesy over these bones and say to them, 'O dry bones , hear the word of the Lord .' 5  "Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones , 'Behold , I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life . 6  'I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive ; and you will know that I am the Lord .' " 7  So I prophesied as I was commanded ; and as I prophesied , there was a noise , and behold , a rattling ; and the bones came together , bone to its bone . 8  And I looked , and behold , sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered e them; but there was no breath in them. 9  Then He said to me, "Prophesy to the breath , prophesy , son of man , and say to the breath , 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Come from the four winds , O breath , and breathe on these slain , that they come to life .""' 10  So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet , an exceedingly great army . 11  Then He said to me, "Son of man , these bones are the whole house of Israel ; behold , they say , 'Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished . We are completely cut off .' 12  "Therefore prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Behold , I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves , My people ; and I will bring you into the land of Israel . 13  "Then you will know that I am the Lord , when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves , My people . 14  "I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life , and I will place you on your own land . Then you will know that I, the Lord , have spoken and done it," declares the Lord .' "

The Prophecy concerning the Reunion of Judah and Israel

15  The word of the Lord came again to me saying , 16  "And you, son of man , take for yourself one stick and write on it, 'For Judah and for the sons of Israel , his companions '; then take another stick and write on it, 'For Joseph , the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel , his companions .' 17  "Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick , that they may become one in your hand . 18  "When the sons of your people speak to you saying , 'Will you not declare to us what you mean by these ?' 19  say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Behold , I will take the stick of Joseph , which is in the hand of Ephraim , and the tribes of Israel , his companions ; and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah , and make them one stick , and they will be one in My hand ."' 20  "The sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes . 21  "Say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Behold , I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where e they have gone , and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land ; 22  and I will make them one nation in the land , on the mountains of Israel ; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms . 23  "They will no longer defile themselves with their idols , or with their detestable things , or with any of their transgressions ; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned , and will cleanse them. And they will be My people , and I will be their God . 24  "My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd ; and they will walk in My ordinances and keep My statutes and observe them. 25  "They will live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant , in which your fathers lived ; and they will live on it, they, and their sons and their sons' sons , forever e ; and David My servant will be their prince forever . 26  "I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in their midst forever . 27  "My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God , and they will be My people . 28  "And the nations will know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel , when My sanctuary is in their midst forever .""'

The Prophecy against Gog

38 1  And the word of the Lord came to me saying , 2  "Son of man , set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog , the prince of Rosh , Meshech and Tubal , and prophesy against him 3  and say , 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Behold , I am against you, O Gog , prince of Rosh , Meshech and Tubal . 4  "I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws , and I will bring you out, and all your army , horses and horsemen , all of them splendidly attired , a great company with buckler and shield , all of them wielding swords ; 5  Persia , Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet ; 6  Gomer with all its troops ; Beth-togarmah e from the remote parts of the north with all its troops -many peoples with you. 7  " Be prepared , and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them. 8  " After many days you will be summoned ; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword , whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste ; but its people were brought out from the nations , and they are living securely , all of them. 9  "You will go up, you will come like a storm ; you will be like a cloud covering the land , you and all your troops , and many peoples with you." 10  'Thus says the Lord GOD , "It will come about on that day , that thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan , 11  and you will say , 'I will go up against the land of unwalled villages . I will go against those who are at rest , that live securely , all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates , 12  to capture spoil and to seize plunder , to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited , and against the people who are gathered from the nations , who have acquired cattle and goods , who live at the center of the world .' 13  " Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its villages will say to you, 'Have you come to capture spoil ? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder , to carry away silver and gold , to take away cattle and goods , to capture great spoil ?' "'

14  "Therefore prophesy , son of man , and say to Gog , 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "On that day when My people Israel are living securely , will you not know it? 15  " You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north , you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses , a great assembly and a mighty army ; 16  and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land . It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against My land , so that the nations may know Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes , O Gog ." 17  'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days through My servants the prophets of Israel , who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them? 18  "It will come about on that day , when Gog comes against the land of Israel ," declares the Lord GOD , "that My fury will mount up in My anger . 19  "In My zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely e be a great earthquake in the land of Israel . 20  " The fish of the sea , the birds of the heavens , the beasts of the field , all the creeping things that creep on the earth , and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence ; the mountains also will be thrown down , the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground . 21  "I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains ," declares the Lord GOD . " Every man's sword will be against his brother . 22  "With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops , and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain , with hailstones e , fire and brimstone . 23  "I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations ; and they will know that I am the Lord ."'

39 1  "And you, son of man , prophesy against Gog and say , 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Behold , I am against you, O Gog , prince of Rosh , Meshech and Tubal ; 2  and I will turn you around , drive you on, take you up from the remotest parts of the north and bring you against the mountains of Israel . 3  "I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand . 4  "You will fall on the mountains of Israel , you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field . 5  "You will fall on the open field ; for it is I who have spoken ," declares the Lord GOD . 6  "And I will send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in safety ; and they will know that I am the Lord . 7  "My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel ; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore . And the nations will know that I am the Lord , the Holy One in Israel .

8  "Behold , it is coming and it shall be done ," declares the Lord GOD . "That is the day of which I have spoken . 9  "Then those who inhabit the cities of Israel will go out and make fires with the weapons and burn them, both shields and bucklers , bows and arrows , war clubs and spears , and for seven years they will make fires of them. 10  "They will not take wood from the field or gather firewood from the forests , for they will make fires with the weapons ; and they will take the spoil of those who despoiled them and seize the plunder of those who plundered them," declares the Lord GOD . 11  "On that day I will give Gog a burial ground there in Israel , the valley of those who pass by east of the sea , and it will block off those who would pass by. So they will bury Gog there with all his horde , and they will call it the valley of Hamon-gog . 12  "For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land . 13  "Even all the people of the land will bury them; and it will be to their renown on the day that I glorify Myself," declares the Lord GOD . 14  "They will set apart men who will constantly pass through the land , burying those who were passing through , even those left on the surface of the ground , in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search . 15  "As those who pass through the land pass through and anyone sees a man's bone , then he will set up a marker by it until the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog . 16  "And even the name of the city will be Hamonah . So they will cleanse the land ."' 17  "As for you, son of man , thus says the Lord GOD , 'Speak to every kind of bird and to every beast of the field , "Assemble and come , gather from every side to My sacrifice which I am going to sacrifice for you, as a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel , that you may eat flesh and drink blood . 18  "You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth , as though they were rams , lambs , goats and bulls , all of them fatlings of Bashan . 19  "So you will eat fat until you are glutted , and drink blood until you are drunk , from My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. 20  "You will be glutted at My table with horses and charioteers , with mighty men and all the men of war ," declares the Lord GOD . 21  "And I will set My glory among the nations ; and all the nations will see My judgment which I have executed and My hand which I have laid on them. 22  "And the house of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God from that day onward .

23  "The nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile for their iniquity because e they acted treacherously against Me, and I hid My face from them; so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries , and all of them fell by the sword . 24  " According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I dealt with them, and I hid My face from them.""' 25  Therefore thus says the Lord GOD , "Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel ; and I will be jealous for My holy name . 26  "They will forget their disgrace and all their treachery which they perpetrated against Me, when they live securely on their own land with no one to make them afraid . 27  "When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies , then I shall be sanctified through them in the sight of the many nations . 28  "Then they will know that I am the Lord their God because I made them go into exile among the nations , and then gathered them again to their own land ; and I will leave none of them there any longer . 29  "I will not hide My face from them any longer , for I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel ," declares the Lord GOD .

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