Ezekiel 37-39 Young’s Literal Translation

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The Valley of Dry Bones

37 1  There hath been upon me a hand of Jehovah, and He taketh me forth in the Spirit of Jehovah, and doth place me in the midst of the valley, and it is full of bones, 2  and He causeth me to pass over by them, all round about, and lo, very many 'are' on the face of the valley, and lo, very dry. 3  And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, do these bones live?' And I say, 'O Lord Jehovah, Thou—Thou hast known.' 4  And He saith unto me, 'Prophesy concerning these bones, and thou hast said unto them: O dry bones, hear a word of Jehovah: 5  Thus said the Lord Jehovah to these bones: Lo, I am bringing into you a spirit, and ye have lived, 6  and I have given on you sinews, and cause flesh to come up upon you, and covered you over with skin, and given in you a spirit, and ye have lived, and ye have known that I 'am' Jehovah.' 7  And I have prophesied as I have been commanded, and there is a noise, as I am prophesying, and lo, a rushing, and draw near do the bones, bone unto its bone. 8  And I beheld, and lo, on them 'are' sinews, and flesh hath come up, and cover them doth skin over above—and spirit there is none in them. 9  And He saith unto me: 'Prophesy unto the Spirit, prophesy, son of man, and thou hast said unto the Spirit: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: From the four winds come in, O Spirit, and breathe on these slain, and they do live.' 10  And I have prophesied as He commanded me, and the Spirit cometh into them, and they live, and stand on their feet—a very very great force. 11  And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; lo, they are saying: Dried up have our bones, And perished hath our hope, We have been cut off by ourselves. 12  Therefore, prophesy, and thou hast said unto them, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am opening your graves, And have brought you up out of your graves, O My people, And brought you in unto the land of Israel. 13  And ye have known that I 'am' Jehovah, In My opening your graves, And in My bringing you up out of your graves, O My people. 14  And I have given My Spirit in you, and ye have lived, And I have caused you to rest on your land, And ye have known that I Jehovah, I have spoken, and I have done 'it', An affirmation of Jehovah.'

The Prophecy concerning the Reunion of Judah and Israel

15  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, 16  'And thou, son of man, take to thee one stick, and write on it, For Judah, and for the sons of Israel, his companions; and take another stick, and write on it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and all the house of Israel, his companions, 17  and bring them near one unto another, to thee, for one stick, and they have become one in thy hand. 18  'And when sons of thy people speak unto thee, saying, Dost thou not declare to us what these 'are' to thee? 19  Speak unto them, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am taking the stick of Joseph, that 'is' in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions, and have given them unto him, with the stick of Judah, and have made them become one stick, and they have been one in My hand. 20  And the sticks on which thou writest have been in thy hand before thine eyes, 21  and speak thou unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am taking the sons of Israel, From among the nations whither they have gone, And have gathered them from round about, And I have brought them in unto their land. 22  And I have made them become one nation in the land, on mountains of Israel, And one king is to them all for king, And they are no more as two nations, Nor are they divided any more into two kingdoms again. 23  Nor are they defiled any more with their idols, And with their abominations, And with any of their transgressions, And I have saved them out of all their dwellings, In which they have sinned, And I have cleansed them, And they have been to Me for a people, And I—I am to them for God. 24  And My servant David 'is' king over them, And one shepherd have they all, And in My judgments they go, And My statutes they keep, and have done them. 25  And they have dwelt on the land that I gave to My servant, to Jacob, In which your fathers have dwelt, And they have dwelt on it, they and their sons, And their son's sons—unto the age, And David My servant 'is' their prince—to the age. 26  And I have made to them a covenant of peace, A covenant age-during it is with them, And I have placed them, and multiplied them, And placed My sanctuary in their midst—to the age. 27  And My tabernacle hath been over them, And I have been to them for God, And they have been to Me for a people. 28  And known have the nations that I Jehovah am sanctifying Israel, In My sanctuary being in their midst—to the age!'

The Prophecy against Gog

38 1  And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying: 2  'Son of man, set thy face unto Gog, of the land of Magog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy concerning him, 3  and thou hast said: Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I 'am' against thee, O Gog, Prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, 4  And I have turned thee back, And I have put hooks in thy jaws, And have brought thee out, and all thy force, Horses and horsemen, Clothed in perfection all of them, A numerous assembly, 'with' buckler and shield, Handling swords—all of them. 5  Persia, Cush, and Phut, with them, All of them 'with' shield and helmet. 6  Gomer and all its bands, The house of Togarmah of the sides of the north, And all its bands, many peoples with thee, 7  Be prepared, yea, prepare for thee, Thou and all thine assemblies who are assembled unto thee, And thou hast been to them for a guard. 8  After many days thou art appointed, In the latter end of the years thou comest in unto a land brought back from sword, 'A people' gathered out of many peoples, Upon mountains of Israel, That have been for a perpetual waste, And it from the peoples hath been brought out, And dwelt safely have all of them. 9  And thou hast gone up—as wasting thou comest in, As a cloud to cover the land art thou, Thou and all thy bands, and many peoples with thee. 10  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: And it hath come to pass in that day, Come up do things on thy heart, And thou hast thought an evil thought, 11  And thou hast said: I go up against a land of unwalled villages, I go in to those at rest, dwelling confidently, All of them are dwelling without walls, And bar and doors they have not. 12  To take a spoil, and to take a prey, To turn back thy hand on inhabited wastes, And on a people gathered out of nations, Making cattle and substance, Dwelling on a high part of the land. 13  Sheba, and Dedan, and merchants of Tarshish, And all its young lions say to thee: To take a spoil art thou come in? To take a prey assembled thine assembly? To bear away silver and gold? To take away cattle and substance? To take a great spoil?

14  Therefore, prophesy, son of man, and thou hast said to Gog: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: In that day, in the dwelling of My people Israel safely, Dost thou not know? 15  And thou hast come in out of thy place, From the sides of the north, Thou and many peoples with thee, Riding on horses—all of them, A great assembly, and a numerous force. 16  And thou hast come up against My people Israel, As a cloud to cover the land, In the latter end of the days it is, And I have brought thee in against My land, In order that the nations may know Me, In My being sanctified in thee before their eyes, O Gog. 17  Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Art thou he of whom I spake in former days, By the hand of My servants, prophets of Israel, Who are prophesying in those days—years, To bring thee in against them? 18  And it hath come to pass, in that day, In the day of the coming in of Gog against the land of Israel, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, Come up doth My fury in My face, 19  And in My zeal, in the fire of My wrath, I have spoken: Is there not in that day a great rushing on the land of Israel? 20  And rushed from My presence have fishes of the sea, And the fowl of the heavens, And the beast of the field, And every creeping thing that is creeping on the ground, And all men who 'are' on the face of the ground, And thrown down have been the mountains, And fallen have the ascents, And every wall to the earth falleth. 21  And I have called against him, to all My mountains a sword, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, The sword of each is against his brother. 22  And I have been judged with him, With pestilence and with blood, And an overflowing rain and hailstones, Fire and brimstone I rain on him, and on his bands, And on many peoples who 'are' with him. 23  And I have magnified Myself, and sanctified Myself, And I have been known before the eyes of many nations, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah!

39 1  And thou, son of man, prophesy concerning Gog, and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I 'am' against thee, O Gog, Prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, 2  And have turned thee back, and enticed thee, And caused thee to come up from the sides of the north, And brought thee in against mountains of Israel, 3  And have smitten thy bow out of thy left hand, Yea, thine arrows out of thy right I cause to fall. 4  On mountains of Israel thou fallest, Thou, and all thy bands, and the peoples who 'are' with thee, To ravenous fowl—a bird of every wing, And 'to' a beast of the field, I have given thee for food. 5  On the face of the field thou fallest, for I have spoken, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah. 6  And I have sent a fire against Magog, And against the confident inhabitants of the isles, And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah. 7  And My holy name I make known in the midst of My people Israel, And I pollute not My holy name any more, And known have the nations that I, Jehovah, the Holy One, 'am' in Israel.

8  Lo, it hath come, and it hath been done, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, It 'is' the day of which I spake. 9  And gone out have the inhabitants of cities of Israel, And they have burned and kindled 'a fire', With armour, and shield, and buckler, With bow, and with arrows, And with hand-staves, and with javelins, And they have caused a fire to burn with them seven years, 10  And they do not take wood out of the field, Nor do they hew out of the forests, For with armour they cause the fire to burn, And they have spoiled their spoilers, And they have plundered their plunderers, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah. 11  And it hath come to pass, in that day, I give to Gog a place there—a grave in Israel, the valley of those passing by, east of the sea, and it is stopping those passing by, and they have buried there Gog, and all his multitude, and have cried, O valley of the multitude of Gog! 12  And the house of Israel have buried them—in order to cleanse the land—seven months. 13  Yea, all the people of the land have buried them, and it hath been to them for a name—the day of My being honoured—an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah. 14  And men for continual employment they separate, passing on through the land, burying with those passing by those who are left on the face of the earth, to cleanse it: at the end of seven months they search. 15  And those passing by have passed through the land, and seen a bone of man, and one hath constructed near it a sign till those burying have buried it in the valley of the multitude of Gog. 16  And also the name of the city 'is' The multitude; and they have cleansed the land. 17  And thou, son of man, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Say to the bird—every wing, and to every beast of the field: Be assembled and come in, Be gathered from round about, For My sacrifice that I am sacrificing for you, A great sacrifice on mountains of Israel, And ye have eaten flesh, and drunk blood. 18  Flesh of the mighty ye do eat, And blood of princes of the earth ye drink, Of rams, of lambs, and of he-goats, Of calves, fatlings of Bashan—all of them. 19  And ye have eaten fat to satiety, And ye have drunk blood—to drunkenness, Of My sacrifice that I sacrificed for you. 20  And ye have been satisfied at My table with horse and rider, Mighty man, and every man of war, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah. 21  And I have given My honour among nations, And seen have all the nations My Judgment that I have done, And My hand that I have laid on them. 22  And known have the house of Israel that I 'am' Jehovah their God, From that day and henceforth.

23  And known have the nations that for their iniquity, Removed have the house of Israel, Because they have trespassed against Me, And I do hide My face from them, And give them into the hand of their adversaries, And they fall by sword—all of them. 24  According to their uncleanness, And according to their transgressions, I have done with them, And I do hide My face from them. 25  Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Now do I bring back the captivity of Jacob, And I have pitied all the house of Israel, And have been zealous for My holy name. 26  And they have forgotten their shame, And all their trespass that they trespassed against Me, In their dwelling on their land confidently and none troubling. 27  In My bringing them back from the peoples, I have assembled them from the lands of their enemies, And I have been sanctified in them before the eyes of the many nations, 28  And they have known that I 'am' Jehovah their God, In My removing them unto the nations, And I have gathered them unto their land, And I leave none of them any more there. 29  And I hide not any more My face from them, In that I have poured out My spirit on the house of Israel, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah!'

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