He measured off another thousand, but now it was a river1 that I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in--a river that no one could cross.26
He asked me, "Son of man, do you see this?" Then he led me back to the bank of the river.
When I arrived there, I saw a great number of trees on each side of the river.38
He said to me, "This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah,a4 where it enters the Sea.b When it empties into the Sea,c the water there becomes fresh.59
Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows. There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live.610
Fishermen7 will stand along the shore; from En Gedi8 to En Eglaim there will be places for spreading nets.9 The fish will be of many kinds10--like the fish of the Great Sea.d1111
But the swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt.1212
Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river.13 Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit14 fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary15 flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.16"
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "These are the boundaries17 by which you are to divide the land for an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel, with two portions for Joseph.1814
You are to divide it equally among them. Because I swore with uplifted hand to give it to your forefathers, this land will become your inheritance.1915
"This is to be the boundary of the land:20