Ezekiel 37:3
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New International Version
He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said, "Sovereign LORD, you alone know."

New Living Translation
Then he asked me, "Son of man, can these bones become living people again?" "O Sovereign LORD," I replied, "you alone know the answer to that."

English Standard Version
And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.”

New American Standard Bible
He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I answered, "O Lord GOD, You know."

King James Bible
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I replied, "Lord GOD, only You know."

International Standard Version
The LORD asked me, "Son of Man, will these bones ever live?" "Lord GOD," I replied, "you know the answer to that!"

NET Bible
He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said to him, "Sovereign Lord, you know."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I answered, "Only you know, Almighty LORD."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And He said unto me: 'Son of man, can these bones live?' And I answered: 'O Lord GOD, Thou knowest.'

New American Standard 1977
And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, Thou knowest.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, you know.

American King James Version
And he said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, you know.

American Standard Version
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord Jehovah, thou knowest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to me: Son of man, dost thou think these bones shall live? And I answered: O Lord God, thou knowest.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said unto me, Son of man, Shall these bones live? And I said, Lord Jehovah, thou knowest.

English Revised Version
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? and I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

World English Bible
He said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? I answered, Lord Yahweh, you know.

Young's Literal Translation
And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, do these bones live?' And I say, 'O Lord Jehovah, Thou -- Thou hast known.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
37:1-14 No created power could restore human bones to life. God alone could cause them to live. Skin and flesh covered them, and the wind was then told to blow upon these bodies; and they were restored to life. The wind was an emblem of the Spirit of God, and represented his quickening powers. The vision was to encourage the desponding Jews; to predict both their restoration after the captivity, and also their recovery from their present and long-continued dispersion. It was also a clear intimation of the resurrection of the dead; and it represents the power and grace of God, in the conversion of the most hopeless sinners to himself. Let us look to Him who will at last open our graves, and bring us forth to judgment, that He may now deliver us from sin, and put his Spirit within us, and keep us by his power, through faith, unto salvation.
Study Bible
The Valley of Dry Bones
2He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. 3He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I answered, "O Lord GOD, You know." 4Again He said to me, "Prophesy over these bones and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.'…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:35
But someone will ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?"

Deuteronomy 32:39
'See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.

1 Samuel 2:6
"The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.

Ezekiel 26:19
For thus says the Lord GOD, "When I make you a desolate city, like the cities which are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you and the great waters cover you,

Ezekiel 37:2
He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, you know.

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John 6:5,6 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come …

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Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would …

1 Samuel 2:6 The LORD kills, and makes alive: he brings down to the grave, and brings up.

John 5:21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and vivifies them; even so …

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes …

Acts 26:8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should …

Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before …

2 Corinthians 1:9,10 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not …

Hebrews 11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; …

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