New International Version
This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.
King James Bible
Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah unto these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live.
World English Bible
Thus says the Lord Yahweh to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.
Young's Literal Translation
Thus said the Lord Jehovah to these bones: Lo, I am bringing into you a spirit, and ye have lived,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, I will cause breath - רוח ruach signifies both soul, breath, and wind; and sometimes the Spirit of God. Soul is its proper meaning in this vision, where it refers to the bones: "I will cause the Soul to enter into you."
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1. 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, 2. 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. 3. And He said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, Thou knowest. 4. Again He said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5. Thus …
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But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them.
Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.
When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.
Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.'"
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet--a vast army.
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