11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are all the house of Israel. Look, they are saying, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope has perished; we are cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to open your graves and will raise you from your graves, my people. I will bring you to the land of Israel. 13 Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and raise you from your graves, my people. 14 I will place my breath in you and you will live; I will give you rest in your own land. Then you will know that I am the Lord—I have spoken and I will act, declares the Lord.’” 15 The Lord’s message came to me:
25 For just as the Father has life in himself, thus he has granted the Son to have life in himself, 26 and he has granted the Son authority to execute judgment because he is the Son of Man. 27 “Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 28 and will come out—the ones who have done what is good to the resurrection resulting in life, and the ones who have done what is evil to the resurrection resulting in condemnation. 29 I can do nothing on my own initiative. Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the one who sent me.
Notes and References
Manning, Gary T. Shepherd, Vine, and Bones: The Use of Ezekiel in the Gospel of John T&T Clark, 2010
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