|The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out
in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley
which was full of bones,
|And caused me to pass by them round about: and,
behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very
|And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones
live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
|Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones,
and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
|Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I
will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
|And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up
flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye
shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
|So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I
prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came
together, bone to his bone.
|And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came
up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath
|Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind,
prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come
from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they
|So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath
came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an
exceeding great army.
|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.
|Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the
Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to
come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
|And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have
opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
|And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live,
and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the
LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
|The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
|Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and
write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions:
then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of
Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:
|And join them one to another into one stick; and
they shall become one in thine hand.
|And when the children of thy people shall speak unto
thee, saying, Wilt thou not show us what thou meanest by these?
|Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I
will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the
tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the
stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine
|And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in
thine hand before their eyes.
|And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold,
I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they
be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their
|And I will make them one nation in the land upon the
mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they
shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two
kingdoms any more at all:
|Neither shall they defile themselves any more with
their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their
transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces,
wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my
people, and I will be their God.
|And David my servant shall be king over them; and
they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments,
and observe my statutes, and do them.
|And they shall dwell in the land that I have given
unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall
dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's
children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
|Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them;
it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them,
and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for
|My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will
be their God, and they shall be my people.
|And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do
sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for
|And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
|Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of
Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
|And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am
against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
|And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy
jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and
horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great
company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
|Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them
with shield and helmet:
|Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of
the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
|Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and
all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto
|After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter
years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword,
and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel,
which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the
nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
|Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt
be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many
people with thee.
|Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass,
that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt
think an evil thought:
|And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of
unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell
safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor
|To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine
hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the
people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle
and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
|Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish,
with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to
take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry
away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great
|Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog,
Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth
safely, shalt thou not know it?
|And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north
parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses,
a great company, and a mighty army:
|And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel,
as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will
bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall
be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
|Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have
spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which
prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against
|And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog
shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury
shall come up in my face.
|For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have
I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land
|So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the
heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep
upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth,
shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and
the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
|And I will call for a sword against him throughout
all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against
|And I will plead against him with pestilence and
with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the
many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great
hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
|Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and
I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I
am the LORD.
|Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,
and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the
chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
|And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth
part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and
will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
|And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and
will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
|Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou,
and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee
unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to
|Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have
spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
|And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that
dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
|So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my
people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more:
and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
|Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord
GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
|And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go
forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and
the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the
spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:
|So that they shall take no wood out of the field,
neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons
with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those
that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.
|And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will
give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the
passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the
passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and
they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.
|And seven months shall the house of Israel be
burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.
|Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and
it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith
the Lord GOD.
|And they shall sever out men of continual
employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those
that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of
seven months shall they search.
|And the passengers that pass through the land, when
any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the
buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.
|And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus
shall they cleanse the land.
|And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak
unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble
yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice
that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains
of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
|Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the
blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of
bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
|And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink
blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for
|Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and
chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
|And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all
the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that
I have laid upon them.
|So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD
their God from that day and forward.
|And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel
went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against
me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of
their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.
|Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring
again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of
Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;
|After that they have borne their shame, and all
their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they
dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.
|When I have brought them again from the people, and
gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in
the sight of many nations;
|Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God,
which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have
gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more
|Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for
I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord
|In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in
the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the
fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day the
hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me thither.
|In the visions of God brought he me into the land of
Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame
of a city on the south.
|And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a
man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of
flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.
|And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with
thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that
I shall show thee; for to the intent that I might show them unto thee
art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of
|And behold a wall on the outside of the house round
about, and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the
cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of the building,
one reed; and the height, one reed.
|Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the
east, and went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the
gate, which was one reed broad; and the other threshold of the gate,
which was one reed broad.
|And every little chamber was one reed long, and one
reed broad; and between the little chambers were five cubits; and the
threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within was one reed.
|He measured also the porch of the gate within, one
|Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight
cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was
|And the little chambers of the gate eastward were
three on this side, and three on that side; they three were of one
measure: and the posts had one measure on this side and on that side.
|And he measured the breadth of the entry of the
gate, ten cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.
|The space also before the little chambers was one
cubit on this side, and the space was one cubit on that side: and the
little chambers were six cubits on this side, and six cubits on that
|He measured then the gate from the roof of one
little chamber to the roof of another: the breadth was five and twenty
cubits, door against door.
|He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto
the post of the court round about the gate.
|And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto
the face of the porch of the inner gate were fifty cubits.
|And there were narrow windows to the little
chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise
to the arches: and windows were round about inward: and upon each post
were palm trees.
|Then brought he me into the outward court, and, lo,
there were chambers, and a pavement made for the court round about:
thirty chambers were upon the pavement.
|And the pavement by the side of the gates over
against the length of the gates was the lower pavement.
|Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of
the lower gate unto the forefront of the inner court without, an hundred
cubits eastward and northward.
|And the gate of the outward court that looked toward
the north, he measured the length thereof, and the breadth thereof.
|And the little chambers thereof were three on this
side and three on that side; and the posts thereof and the arches
thereof were after the measure of the first gate: the length thereof was
fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
|And their windows, and their arches, and their palm
trees, were after the measure of the gate that looketh toward the east;
and they went up unto it by seven steps; and the arches thereof were
|And the gate of the inner court was over against the
gate toward the north, and toward the east; and he measured from gate to
gate an hundred cubits.
|After that he brought me toward the south, and
behold a gate toward the south: and he measured the posts thereof and
the arches thereof according to these measures.
|And there were windows in it and in the arches
thereof round about, like those windows: the length was fifty cubits,
and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
|And there were seven steps to go up to it, and the
arches thereof were before them: and it had palm trees, one on this
side, and another on that side, upon the posts thereof.
|And there was a gate in the inner court toward the
south: and he measured from gate to gate toward the south an hundred
|And he brought me to the inner court by the south
gate: and he measured the south gate according to these measures;
|And the little chambers thereof, and the posts
thereof, and the arches thereof, according to these measures: and there
were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty
cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
|And the arches round about were five and twenty
cubits long, and five cubits broad.
|And the arches thereof were toward the utter court;
and palm trees were upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it had
|And he brought me into the inner court toward the
east: and he measured the gate according to these measures.
|And the little chambers thereof, and the posts
thereof, and the arches thereof, were according to these measures: and
there were windows therein and in the arches thereof round about: it was
fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
|And the arches thereof were toward the outward
court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on
that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
|And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it
according to these measures;
|The little chambers thereof, the posts thereof, and
the arches thereof, and the windows to it round about: the length was
fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
|And the posts thereof were toward the utter court;
and palm trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that
side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
|And the chambers and the entries thereof were by the
posts of the gates, where they washed the burnt offering.
|And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this
side, and two tables on that side, to slay thereon the burnt offering
and the sin offering and the trespass offering.
|And at the side without, as one goeth up to the
entry of the north gate, were two tables; and on the other side, which
was at the porch of the gate, were two tables.
|Four tables were on this side, and four tables on
that side, by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew
|And the four tables were of hewn stone for the burnt
offering, of a cubit and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad,
and one cubit high: whereupon also they laid the instruments wherewith
they slew the burnt offering and the sacrifice.
|And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round
about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.
|And without the inner gate were the chambers of the
singers in the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate; and
their prospect was toward the south: one at the side of the east gate
having the prospect toward the north.
|And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is
toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the
|And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north
is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are
the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to the LORD to
minister unto him.
|So he measured the court, an hundred cubits long,
and an hundred cubits broad, foursquare; and the altar that was before
|And he brought me to the porch of the house, and
measured each post of the porch, five cubits on this side, and five
cubits on that side: and the breadth of the gate was three cubits on
this side, and three cubits on that side.
|The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the
breadth eleven cubits; and he brought me by the steps whereby they went
up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side, and
another on that side.
|Afterward he brought me to the temple, and measured
the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the
other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle.
|And the breadth of the door was ten cubits: and the
sides of the door were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on
the other side: and he measured the length thereof, forty cubits: and
the breadth, twenty cubits.
|Then went he inward, and measured the post of the
door, two cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door,
|So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits;
and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple: and he said unto me,
This is the most holy place.
|After he measured the wall of the house, six cubits;
and the breadth of every side chamber, four cubits, round about the
house on every side.
|And the side chambers were three, one over another,
and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the
house for the side chambers round about, that they might have hold, but
they had not hold in the wall of the house.
|And there was an enlarging, and a winding about
still upward to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house
went still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the
house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the
highest by the midst.
|I saw also the height of the house round about: the
foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.
|The thickness of the wall, which was for the side
chamber without, was five cubits: and that which was left was the place
of the side chambers that were within.
|And between the chambers was the wideness of twenty
cubits round about the house on every side.
|And the doors of the side chambers were toward the
place that was left, one door toward the north, and another door toward
the south: and the breadth of the place that was left was five cubits
|Now the building that was before the separate place
at the end toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the
building was five cubits thick round about, and the length thereof
|So he measured the house, an hundred cubits long;
and the separate place, and the building, with the walls thereof, an
hundred cubits long;
|Also the breadth of the face of the house, and of
the separate place toward the east, an hundred cubits.
|And he measured the length of the building over
against the separate place which was behind it, and the galleries
thereof on the one side and on the other side, an hundred cubits, with
the inner temple, and the porches of the court;
|The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the
galleries round about on their three stories, over against the door,
ceiled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows, and
the windows were covered;
|To that above the door, even unto the inner house,
and without, and by all the wall round about within and without, by
|And it was made with cherubims and palm trees, so
that a palm tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had
|So that the face of a man was toward the palm tree
on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on
the other side: it was made through all the house round about.
|From the ground unto above the door were cherubims
and palm trees made, and on the wall of the temple.
|The posts of the temple were squared, and the face
of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the
|The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the
length thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length
thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto me, This
is the table that is before the LORD.
|And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.
|And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning
leaves; two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.
|And there were made on them, on the doors of the
temple, cherubims and palm trees, like as were made upon the walls; and
there were thick planks upon the face of the porch without.
|And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the
one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the
side chambers of the house, and thick planks.
|Then he brought me forth into the utter court, the
way toward the north: and he brought me into the chamber that was over
against the separate place, and which was before the building toward the
|Before the length of an hundred cubits was the north
door, and the breadth was fifty cubits.
|Over against the twenty cubits which were for the
inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the utter
court, was gallery against gallery in three stories.
|And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits
breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.
|Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the
galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the
middlemost of the building.
|For they were in three stories, but had not pillars
as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more
than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.
|And the wall that was without over against the
chambers, toward the utter court on the forepart of the chambers, the
length thereof was fifty cubits.
|For the length of the chambers that were in the
utter court was fifty cubits: and, lo, before the temple were an hundred
|And from under these chambers was the entry on the
east side, as one goeth into them from the utter court.
|The chambers were in the thickness of the wall of
the court toward the east, over against the separate place, and over
against the building.
|And the way before them was like the appearance of
the chambers which were toward the north, as long as they, and as broad
as they: and all their goings out were both according to their fashions,
and according to their doors.
|And according to the doors of the chambers that were
toward the south was a door in the head of the way, even the way
directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.
|Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the
south chambers, which are before the separate place, they be holy
chambers, where the priests that approach unto the LORD shall eat the
most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things, and the
meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; for the
place is holy.
|When the priests enter therein, then shall they not
go out of the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay
their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put
on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the
|Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner
house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the
east, and measured it round about.
|He measured the east side with the measuring reed,
five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.
|He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with
the measuring reed round about.
|He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with
the measuring reed.
|He turned about to the west side, and measured five
hundred reeds with the measuring reed.
|He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall
round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a
separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.