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Ezekiel 47:1-5 (New International Version)

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The River From the Temple

1 The man brought me back to the entrance of the temple, and I saw water1 coming out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east). The water was coming down from under the south side of the temple, south of the altar.2 2 He then brought me out through the north gate3 and led me around the outside to the outer gate facing east, and the water was flowing from the south side. 3 As the man went eastward with a measuring line4 in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubitsa and then led me through water that was ankle-deep. 4 He measured off another thousand cubits and led me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another thousand and led me through water that was up to the waist. 5 He measured off another thousand, but now it was a river5 that I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in--a river that no one could cross.6
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