17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
17 Join them together into one stick so that they will become one in your hand.
17 And join them one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand.
17 Then tie the two sticks together so that you're holding one stick.
17 Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one in your hand.
17 Now hold them together in your hand as if they were one piece of wood.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezekiel 37:17
Commentary on Ezekiel 37:15-28
(Read Ezekiel 37:15-28)
This emblem was to show the people, that the Lord would unite Judah and Israel. Christ is the true David, Israel's King of old; and those whom he makes willing in the day of his power, he makes to walk in his judgments, and to keep his statutes. Events yet to come will further explain this prophecy. Nothing has more hindered the success of the gospel than divisions. Let us study to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace; let us seek for Divine grace to keep us from detestable things; and let us pray that all nations may be obedient and happy subjects of the Son of David, that the Lord may be our God, and we may be his people for evermore.