Ezekiel 37:4
New International Version
Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!

New Living Translation
Then he said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the LORD!

English Standard Version
Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
And He said to me, “Prophesy concerning these bones and tell them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!

King James Bible
Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

New King James Version
Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!

New American Standard Bible
Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘You dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.’

NASB 1995
Again He said to me, "Prophesy over these bones and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.'

NASB 1977
Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.’

Amplified Bible
Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.’

Christian Standard Bible
He said to me, “Prophesy concerning these bones and say to them: Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to me, "Prophesy concerning these bones and say to them: Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!

American Standard Version
Again he said unto me, Prophesy over these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to me: “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them: ‘Dry bones, hear the word of LORD JEHOVAH!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to me, Prophesy upon these bones, and thou shalt say to them, Ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
He then told me to say: Dry bones, listen to what the LORD is saying to you,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to me: Prophesy concerning these bones; and say to them: Ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

English Revised Version
Again he said unto me, Prophesy over these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

Good News Translation
He said, "Prophesy to the bones. Tell these dry bones to listen to the word of the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones. Tell them, 'Dry bones, listen to the word of the LORD.

International Standard Version
Then the LORD told me, "Prophesy to these bones. Tell them: 'You dry bones, listen to the message from the LORD: "

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then He said unto me: 'Prophesy over these bones, and say unto them: O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD:

Literal Standard Version
And He says to me, “Prophesy concerning these bones, and you have said to them, O dry bones, hear a word of YHWH!

NET Bible
Then he said to me, "Prophesy over these bones, and tell them: 'Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
Again he said to me, "Prophesy over these bones, and tell them, 'You dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.'

World English Bible
Again he said to me, Prophesy over these bones, and tell them, you dry bones, hear the word of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And He saith unto me, 'Prophesy concerning these bones, and thou hast said unto them: O dry bones, hear a word of Jehovah:

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Valley of Dry Bones
3Then He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones come to life?” “O Lord GOD,” I replied, “only You know.” 4And He said to me, “Prophesy concerning these bones and tell them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5This is what the Lord GOD says to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you will come to life.…

Cross References
Revelation 10:11
And they told me, "You must prophesy again about many peoples and nations and tongues and kings."

Jeremiah 22:29
O land, land, land, hear the word of the LORD!

Ezekiel 36:1
"And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say: O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD.

Ezekiel 37:9
Then He said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and tell the breath that this is what the Lord GOD says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, so that they may live!"

Ezekiel 37:12
Therefore prophesy and tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'O My people, I will open your graves and bring you up from them, and I will bring you back to the land of Israel.


Treasury of Scripture

Again he said to me, Prophesy on these bones, and say to them, O you dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

Prophesy

Ezekiel 37:11,15,16
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…

Numbers 20:8
Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

1 Kings 13:2
And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.

O ye

Ezekiel 36:1
Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD:

Isaiah 26:19
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

Isaiah 42:18
Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.









(4) Prophesy upon these bones.--"Prophesy" is here used (as frequently) in its original sense of "speak on God's behalf," and does not convey the idea of prediction.

Verse 4. - Prophesy upon (or, over) then bones. This instruction - which shows Jehovah regarded the prophet's answer as equivalent to an admission that the revivification of the bones lay within his (Jehovah's) power - was not a mere command to predict, as in Ezekiel 6:2 and Ezekiel 11:4, but an injunction to utter the Divine word through which the miracle (of creation, as it really was) should be performed. "The significance of the command lies in the fact that it taught the prophet that he was himself to be instrumental in the great work of resuscitation. He who had been so often troubled with the sense of impotence and failure, who had heard the people say of him, 'Both he not speak parables?' who had been to them as the lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and nothing more than that, was at last to learn that the word of the Lord,' spoken by his lips, was mighty, and would not return to him void" (Plumptre).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And He said
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to me,
אֵלַ֔י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

“Prophesy
הִנָּבֵ֖א (hin·nā·ḇê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5012: To prophesy, speak, by inspiration

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

these
הָאֵ֑לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

bones
הָעֲצָמ֣וֹת (hā·‘ă·ṣā·mō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame

and tell
וְאָמַרְתָּ֣ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

them:
אֲלֵיהֶ֔ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

‘Dry
הַיְבֵשׁ֔וֹת (hay·ḇê·šō·wṯ)
Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 3002: Dry, dried

bones,
הָעֲצָמוֹת֙ (hā·‘ă·ṣā·mō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame

hear
שִׁמְע֖וּ (šim·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

the word
דְּבַר־ (də·ḇar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of the LORD!
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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