A Translation of Ezekiel 37:1-14 for performance

The hand of Yahweh came upon me,
and he brought me out by the spirit-breath of Yahweh
and set me down in the middle of a valley;
it was full of bones.
He led me around and around the bones;
Look at them—laying down across the face of the valley,
see—they were dried up.
He said to me, “Mortal son, can these bones live?”
I answered, “O Lord Yahweh, [WHO IS]… you know.”
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them:
Dry bones, hear the word of Yahweh!
Thus Lord Yahweh says to these bones:
Look—I will make breath come into you, and you will live.
I will put sinews on you,
and make flesh grow upon you,
and I will cover you with skin,
and give breath to you, and you will live;
and you shall know that I am Yahweh [WHO IS].”

So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a sound suddenly rattling—tikititiktik—
and the bones came together, bone to its bone.
I looked, and see—there were sinews on them,
and flesh had come up, and skin had covered them;
but there was no breath from above with them.
Then he said to me,
“Prophesy to the breath,
prophesy, mortal son, and say to the breath:
Thus says Lord Yahweh:
Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe
upon these slain ones, and they must live.”
I prophesied as he commanded me,
and the breath came into them, and they lived,
and stood on their feet, a great battalion.

Then he said to me,
“Mortal son, these bones are the whole house of Israel/Palestine.
See them. They say,
‘Our bones are dried up, our hope is lost; we are cut off.’
Therefore prophesy, and say to them,
Thus says Lord Yahweh:
See, I am going to open your graves,
and bring you up from your graves – O my people –
I will bring you to the land of Israel/Palestine.
And you shall know that I am Yahweh,
when I open your graves,
and bring you up from your graves – O my people –
I will put my spirit-breath within you, and you shall live,
and I will place you on your soil;
then you shall know that I, Yahweh, have spoken and I will act,”
– oracle of Yahweh—out.