37:4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and tell them: ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 37:5 This is what the sovereign Lord says to these bones: Look, I am about to infuse breath 1 into you and you will live. 37:6 I will put tendons 2 on you and muscles over you and will cover you with skin; I will put breath 3 in you and you will live. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. There was a sound when I prophesied – I heard 4 a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 37:8 As I watched, I saw 5 tendons on them, then muscles appeared, 6 and skin covered over them from above, but there was no breath 7 in them.
37:9 He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, 8 – prophesy, son of man – and say to the breath: ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these corpses so that they may live.’” 37:10 So I prophesied as I was commanded, and the breath came into them; they lived and stood on their feet, an extremely great army.
1 tn Heb “I am about to bring a spirit.”
3 tn Or “a spirit.”
4 tn The word הִנֵּה (hinneh, traditionally “behold”) indicates becoming aware of something and has been translated here as a verb.
5 tn The word הִנֵּה (hinneh, traditionally “behold”) indicates becoming aware of something and has been translated here as a verb.
6 tn Heb “came up.”
7 tn Or “spirit.”
8 tn Or “spirit,” and several times in this verse.