A vision of the resurrection of dry bones, foreshewing the deliverance of the people from their captivity. Juda and Israel shall be all one kingdom under Christ. God's everlasting covenant with the church.
1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and brought me forth in the spirit of the Lord: and set me down in the midst of a plain that was full of bones.
Facta est super me manus Domini, et eduxit me in spiritu Domini, et dimisit me in medio campi, qui erat plenus ossibus.
2 And he led me about through them on every side: now they were very many upon the face of the plain, and they were exceeding dry.
Et circumduxit me per ea in gyro : erant autem multa valde super faciem campi, siccaque vehementer.
3 And he said to me: Son of man, dost thou think these bones shall live? And I answered: O Lord God, thou knowest.
Et dixit ad me : Fili hominis, putasne vivent ossa ista? Et dixi : Domine Deus, tu nosti.
4 And he said to me: Prophesy concerning these bones; and say to them: Ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.
Et dixit ad me : Vaticinare de ossibus istis, et dices eis : Ossa arida, audite verbum Domini.
5 Thus saith the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will send spirit into you, and you shall live.
Haec dicit Dominus Deus ossibus his : Ecce ego intromittam in vos spiritum, et vivetis.
6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to grow over you, and will cover you with skin: and I will give you spirit and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.
Et dabo super vos nervos, et succrescere faciam super vos carnes, et superextendam in vobis cutem, et dabo vobis spiritum, et vivetis : et scietis quia ego Dominus.
7 And I prophesied as he had commanded me: and as I prophesied there was a noise, and behold a commotion: and the bones came together, each one to its joint.
Et prophetavi sicut praeceperat mihi : factus est autem sonitus, prophetante me, et ecce commotio : et accesserunt ossa ad ossa, unumquodque ad juncturam suam.
8 And I saw, and behold the sinews, and the flesh came up upon them: and the skin was stretched out over them, but there was no spirit in them.
Et vidi, et ecce super ea nervi et carnes ascenderunt, et extenta est in eis cutis desuper, et spiritum non habebant.
9 And he said to me: Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, O son of man, and say to the spirit: Thus saith the Lord God: Come, spirit, from the four winds, and blow upon these slain, and let them live again.
Et dixit ad me : Vaticinare ad spiritum : vaticinare, fili hominis, et dices ad spiritum : Haec dicit Dominus Deus : A quatuor ventis veni, spiritus, et insuffla super interfectos istos, et reviviscant.
10 And I prophesied as he had commanded me: and the spirit came into them, and they lived: and they stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Et prophetavi sicut praeceperat mihi : et ingressus est in ea spiritus, et vixerunt : steteruntque super pedes suos, exercitus grandis nimis valde.
11 And he said to me: Son of man: All these bones are the house of Israel: they say: Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost, and we are cut off.
Et dixit ad me : Fili hominis, ossa haec universa, domus Israel est. Ipsi dicunt : Aruerunt ossa nostra, et periit spes nostra, et abscissi sumus.
12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will open your graves, and will bring you out of your sepulchres, O my people: and will bring you into the land of Israel.
Propterea vaticinare, et dices ad eos : Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Ecce ego aperiam tumulos vestros, et educam vos de sepulchris vestris, populus meus, et inducam vos in terram Israel.
13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have opened your sepulchres, and shall have brought you out of your graves, O my people:
Et scietis quia ego Dominus, cum aparuero sepulchra vestra, et eduxero vos de tumulis vestris, popule meus,
14 And shall have put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall make you rest upon your own land: and you shall know that I the Lord have spoken, and done it, saith the Lord God:
et dedero spiritum meum in vobis, et vixeritis : et requiescere vos faciam super humum vestram, et scietis quia ego Dominus locutus sum, et feci, ait Dominus Deus.
15 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
Et factus est sermo Domini ad me, dicens :
16 And thou son of man, take thee a stick: and write upon it: Of Juda, and of the children of Israel his associates: and take another stick and write upon it: For Joseph the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, and of his associates.
Et tu, fili hominis, sume tibi lignum unum, et scribe super illud : Judae, et filiorum Israel sociorum ejus : et tolle lignum alterum, et scribe super illud : Joseph, ligno Ephraim, et cunctae domui Israel sociorumque ejus.
17 And join them one to the other into one stick, and they shall become one in thy hand.
Et adjunge illa unum ad alterum tibi in lignum unum : et erunt in unionem in manu tua.
18 And when the children of thy people shall speak to thee, saying: Wilt thou not tell us what thou meanest by this?
Cum autem dixerint ad te filii populi tui loquentes : Nonne indicas nobis quid in his tibi velis?
19 Say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel that are associated with him, and I will put them together with the stick of Juda, and will make them one stick: and they shall be one in his hand.
loqueris ad eos : Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Ecce ego assumam lignum Joseph, quod est in manu Ephraim, et tribus Israel, quae sunt ei adjunctae, et dabo eas pariter cum ligno Juda, et faciam eas in lignum unum : et erunt unum in manu ejus.
20 And the sticks whereon thou hast written, shall be in thy hand, before their eyes.
Erunt autem ligna super quae scripseris in manu tua, in oculis eorum.
21 And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will take the children of Israel from the midst of the nations whither they are gone: and I will gather them on every side, and will bring them to their own land.
Et dices ad eos : Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Ecce ego assumam filios Israel de medio nationum ad quas abierunt : et congregabo eos undique, et adducam eos ad humum suam.
22 And I will make them one nation in the land on the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king over them all: and they shall no more be two nations, neither shall they be divided any more into two kingdoms.
Et faciam eos in gentem unam in terra in montibus Israel, et rex unus erit omnibus imperans : et non erunt ultra duae gentes, nec dividentur amplius in duo regna :
23 Nor shall they be defiled any more with their idols, nor with their abominations, nor with all their iniquities: and I will save them out of all the places in which they have sinned, and I will cleanse them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
neque polluentur ultra in idolis suis, et abominationibus suis, et cunctis iniquitatibus suis : et salvos eos faciam de universis sedibus in quibus peccaverunt, et emundabo eos : et erunt mihi populus, et ego ero eis Deus.
24 And my servant David shall be king over them, and they shall have one shepherd: they shall walk in my judgments, and shall keep my commandments, and shall do them.
Et servus meus David rex super eos, et pastor unus erit omnium eorum. In judiciis meis ambulabunt, et mandata mea custodient, et facient ea.
25 And they shall dwell in the land which I gave to my servant Jacob, wherein your fathers dwelt, and they shall dwell in it, they and their children, and their children's children, for ever: and David my servant shall be their prince for ever.
Et habitabunt super terram quam dedi servo meo Jacob, in qua habitaverunt patres vestri : et habitabunt super eam ipsi, et filii eorum, et filii filiorum eorum, usque in sempiternum : et David servus meus princeps eorum in perpetuum.
26 And I will make a covenant of peace with them, it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will establish them, and will multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for ever.
Et percutiam illis foedus pacis : pactum sempiternum erit eis. Et fundabo eos, et multiplicabo, et dabo sanctificationem meam in medio eorum in perpetuum.
27 And my tabernacle shall be with them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Et erit tabernaculum meum in eis : et ero eis Deus, et ipsi erunt mihi populus.
28 And the nations shall know that I am the Lord the sanctifier of Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for ever.
Et scient gentes quia ego Dominus sanctificator Israel, cum fuerit sanctificatio mea in medio eorum in perpetuum.