Now when I had returned
To the brink of the river: behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side,
and on the other;
here was a new wonder observed, which had not been before; and therefore this note of admiration, "behold!" is prefixed; on a sudden sprung up trees on each side of the river, of a perfect stature, and full of fruit; which the prophet had not seen when he went along with the man on the bank of it, as he measured the waters; but now being returned, sees this wonderful sight; an emblem of true Christians, believers, and regenerate persons, who are trees of righteousness, planted by the river of divine love; watered with the grace of God, and doctrines of the Gospel; whereby they become fruitful in good works, and are to be seen wherever the Gospel comes with power and efficacy; see ( Psalms 1:3 ) ( Isaiah 61:8 ) , or, "an exceeding large tree" F5; so John saw but one tree, which was on each side of the river, which he calls the tree of life, ( Revelation 22:2 ) , but here it seems to be put for many, as appears from ( Ezekiel 47:12 ) .