Ezekiel 37:2
New International Version
He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry.

New Living Translation
He led me all around among the bones that covered the valley floor. They were scattered everywhere across the ground and were completely dried out.

English Standard Version
And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry.

Berean Study Bible
He led me all around among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, and indeed they were very dry.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

Christian Standard Bible
He led me all around them. There were a great many of them on the surface of the valley, and they were very dry.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD showed me all around, and everywhere I looked I saw bones that were dried out.

Good News Translation
He led me all around the valley, and I could see that there were very many bones and that they were very dry.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He led me all around them. There were a great many of them on the surface of the valley, and they were very dry.

International Standard Version
He led me here and there throughout the valley, and I was amazed to see that the surface of the entire valley was covered with myriads of very dry bones!

NET Bible
He made me walk all around among them. I realized there were a great many bones in the valley and they were very dry.

New Heart English Bible
He caused me to pass by them all around: and look, there were very many in the open valley; and look, they were very dry.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He led me all around them. I saw that there were very many bones at the bottom of the valley, and they were very dry.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and He caused me to pass by them round about, and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

New American Standard 1977
And 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and caused me to pass by them round about; and, behold, there were very many upon the face of the field; and they were very dry.

King James 2000 Bible
And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

American King James Version
And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, see, they were very dry.

American Standard Version
And he caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he led me round about them every way: and, behold, there were very many on the face of the plain, very dry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And he caused me to pass by them round about; and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and behold, they were very dry.

English Revised Version
And he caused me to pass by them round about: and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and lo, they were very dry.

Webster's Bible Translation
And caused me to pass by them around: and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and lo, they were very dry.

World English Bible
He caused me to pass by them all around: and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and behold, they were very dry.

Young's Literal Translation
and He causeth me to pass over by them, all round about, and lo, very many are on the face of the valley, and lo, very dry.
Study Bible
The Valley of Dry Bones
1The hand of the LORD was upon me, and He brought me out by His Spirit and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me all around among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, and indeed they were very dry. 3Then He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” “O Lord GOD,” I replied, “only You know.”…
Cross References
Ezekiel 37:1
The hand of the LORD was upon me, and He brought me out by His Spirit and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones.

Ezekiel 37:3
Then He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" "O Lord GOD," I replied, "only You know."

Treasury of Scripture

And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, see, they were very dry.

valley.

Deuteronomy 11:30
Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?

they were

Ezekiel 37:11
Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

Psalm 141:7
Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.







Lexicon
He led me
וְהֶעֱבִירַ֥נִי (wə·he·‘ĕ·ḇî·ra·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

all
סָבִ֣יב ׀ (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

around
סָבִ֑יב (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

among them,
עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and I saw
וְהִנֵּ֨ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

a great
מְאֹד֙ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

many [bones]
רַבּ֤וֹת (rab·bō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the floor
פְּנֵ֣י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

of the valley,
הַבִּקְעָ֔ה (hab·biq·‘āh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1237: A split, a wide level valley between mountains

and indeed
וְהִנֵּ֖ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

they were very
מְאֹֽד׃ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

dry.
יְבֵשׁ֥וֹת (yə·ḇê·šō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3002: Dry, dried
(2) Very dry--as showing that it was a long time since life had left them, and that the possibility of their living again was far removed.

Verse 2. - And he caused me to pass by them round about. Not over, as Keil, Klie-foth, and Plumptre translate, but round about them, so as to view them from every side. The result of the prophet's inspection of the bones was to excite within him a feeling of surprise which expressed itself in a twofold behold; the first occasioned by a contemplation of their number, very many, and their situation, in the open valley, literally, upon the face of the valley; i.e. not underground, where they could not have been seen, but upon the surface of the soil, and not piled up in heaps, but scattered over the ground; and the second by a discernment of their condition as very dry, so bleached and withered as to foreclose, not the possibility alone, but also the thought of their resuscitation. 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.
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