Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and tell them: ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.
He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said to him, “Sovereign Lord, you know.”
Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are all the house of Israel. Look, they are saying, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope has perished; we are cut off.’
When Josiah turned around, he saw the tombs there on the hill. So he ordered the bones from the tombs to be brought; 1 he burned them on the altar and defiled it. This fulfilled the Lord’s announcement made by the prophet while Jeroboam stood by the altar during a festival. King Josiah 2 turned and saw the grave of the prophet who had foretold this. 3