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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.
And you, son of man, take one stick, writing on it, For Judah and for the children of Israel who are in his company: then take another stick, writing on it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and all the children of Israel who are in his company:
And I will let your numbers be increased, all the children of Israel, even all of them: and the towns will be peopled and the waste places will have buildings;
For this cause the Lord has said, Now I will let the fate of Jacob be changed, and I will have mercy on all the children of Israel, and will take care of the honour of my holy name.
At that time, says the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.
Have you taken note of what these people have said, The two families, which the Lord took for himself, he has given up? This they say, looking down on my people as being, in their eyes, no longer a nation.
And the children of Israel and the children of Judah will come together and take for themselves one head, and will go up from the land, for great will be the day of Jezreel.
And so all Israel will get salvation: as it is said in the holy Writings, There will come out of Zion the One who makes free; by him wrongdoing will be taken away from Jacob:
2 Corinthians 5:14
For it is the love of Christ which is moving us; because we are of the opinion that if one was put to death for all, then all have undergone death;
And to you did he give life, when you were dead through your wrongdoing and sins,
The hand of the Lord had been on me, and he took me out in the spirit of the Lord and put me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones;
And the children of Israel said to Moses, Truly, destruction has come on us; an evil fate has overtaken us all.
Will the Lord put me away for ever? will he be kind no longer?
Why do you say, O Jacob, such words as these, O Israel, The Lord's eyes are not on my way, and my God gives no attention to my cause?
But Zion said, The Lord has given me up, I have gone from his memory.
Do not let your foot be without shoes, or your throat dry from need of water: but you said, There is no hope: no, for I have been a lover of strange gods, and after them I will go.
For the Lord has said, Your disease may not be made well and your wound is bitter.
And there is hope for the future, says the Lord; and your children will come back to the land which is theirs.
And there will be trading in fields in this land of which you say, It is a waste, without man or beast; it is given into the hands of the Chaldaeans.
And I said, My strength is cut off, and my hope from the Lord.