2 Let those who have been redeemed by the Lord say so: those whom he redeemed from the hand of the enemy and gathered from the regions,
3 from the rising of the sun and its setting, from the north and from the sea.
4 They wandered into solitude in a waterless place. They did not find the way of the city to be their dwelling place.
5 They were hungry, and they were thirsty. Their soul fainted within them.
6 And they cried out to the Lord in tribulation, and he rescued them in their necessity.
7 And he led them in the right way, so that they might go forth to a city of habitation.
8 Let his mercies confess to the Lord, and let his miracles confess to the sons of men.
9 For he has satisfied the empty soul, and he has satisfied the hungry soul with good things:
1 The hand of the Lord was set upon me, and he led me away in the Spirit of the Lord, and he released me in the midst of a plain which was full of bones.
2 And he led me around, through them, on every side. Now they were very many upon the face of the plain, and they were exceedingly dry.
3 And he said to me, "Son of man, do you think that these bones will live?" And I said, "O Lord God, you know."
4 And he said to me, "Prophesy about these bones. And you shall say to them: Dry bones, listen to the word of the Lord!
5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will send spirit into you, and you shall live.
6 And I will set sinews upon you, and I will cause flesh to grow over you, and I will extend skin over you. And I will give you spirit, and you shall live. And you shall know that I am the Lord."
7 And I prophesied, just as he had instructed me. But a noise occurred, as I was prophesying, and behold: a commotion. And the bones joined together, each one at its joint.
8 And I saw, and behold: sinews and flesh rose up over them; and skin was extended over them. But they had no spirit within them.
9 And he said to me: "Prophesy to the spirit! Prophesy, O son of man, and you shall say to the spirit: Thus says the Lord God: Approach, O spirit, from the four winds, and blow across these ones who were slain, and revive them."
10 And I prophesied, just as he had instructed me. And spirit entered into them, and they lived. And they stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11 And he said to me: "Son of man: All these bones are the house of Israel. They say: 'Our bones are dried out, and our hope has perished, and we have been cut off.'
12 Because of this, prophesy, and you shall say to them: Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your tombs, and I will lead you away from your sepulchers, O my people. And I will lead you into the land of Israel.
13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I will have opened your sepulchers, and when I will have led you away from your tombs, O my people.
14 And I will place my Spirit within you, and you shall live. And I will cause you to rest upon your own soil. And you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and acted, says the Lord God."
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