37:1 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 a bones,
(a) He shows by a great miracle that God has power and will
deliver his people from their captivity, in as much as
he is able to give life to the dead bones and bodies
and raise them up again.
37:9 Then said he to me, Prophesy to the wind, prophesy, son of
man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come
from the four b winds, O breath, and breathe upon these
slain, that they may live.
(b) Signifying all places where the Israelites were
scattered that is, the faithful will be brought to the
same unity of spirit and doctrine wherever they are
scattered through the world.
37:13 And ye shall know that I [am] the LORD, c when I have
opened your graves, O my people, and brought you out of
(c) That is, when I have brought you out of those places
and towns where you are captives.
37:16 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 d another stick, and write upon
it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and [for] all the
house of Israel his companions:
(d) Which signifies the joining together of the two houses
of Israel and Judah.
37:19 Say to them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take
the stick e 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 my hand.
(e) That is, the house of Israel.
37:25 And they shall dwell in the f land that I have given to
Jacob my servant, in which your fathers have dwelt; and
they shall dwell in it, [even] they, and their children,
and their children's children for ever: and my servant
David [shall be] their prince for ever.
(f) Meaning that the elect by Christ will dwell in heaven
by Jerusalem, which is meant by the land of Canaan.