River of the Temple, Division of the Land and Its Boundaries

1 And he brought me back to the doorway of the temple and, look! There was water coming out from under the threshold of the temple eastward, because the face of the temple [was] eastwards; and the water was coming down from under the south side of the temple, from south of the altar.

References for Ezekiel 47:1

      2 And he brought me out [by the way] of [the] north gate and he led me around [by the] {way leading to the outside of the outer gate} [by] way of the [gate] facing east, and look, there was water trickling from the south side.

      References for Ezekiel 47:2

        • a 47:2 - Literally "way of [the] outside to the gate of the outside"
          3 As the man went eastward a measuring line [was] in his hand, and he measured a thousand {cubits}. And he led me through [on] into the water; [it was] {ankle deep}.

          References for Ezekiel 47:3

            • b 47:3 - Literally "in the cubit"; about 1,750 feet
            • c 47:3 - Literally "water of ankles"
              4 And he measured a thousand [cubits], and he brought me over into the waters [and] [it was] {knee deep}. And he measured a thousand [cubits], and he brought me over [into] the waters [and] [it was] {waist deep}.

              References for Ezekiel 47:4

                • d 47:4 - About 1,750 feet
                • e 47:4 - Literally "water of knees"
                • f 47:4 - About 1,750 feet
                • g 47:4 - Literally "water of waist"
                  5 And he measured a thousand [cubits], [and] [it became] a stream that I was not able to cross, because the water rose, {waters a person could swim in}, [and became] a stream that could not be crossed.

                  References for Ezekiel 47:5

                    • h 47:5 - About 1,750 feet
                    • i 47:5 - Literally "water of swimming"
                      6 And he asked me, "Son of man, did you see [this]?" And he made me go, and he brought me back [along] the bank of the stream.

                      References for Ezekiel 47:6

                        • j 47:6 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                          7 {When I returned}, then look! On the bank of the river [were] many trees {on both sides}.

                          References for Ezekiel 47:7

                            • k 47:7 - Literally "At my returning"
                            • l 47:7 - Literally "from this and from this"
                              8 And he said to me, "These waters [are] going out to the eastern region, and they go down to the {Jordan Valley}, and they come [to] the sea [and flow] into the sea [where] {they issue out}, and the waters [in the sea] will be healed.

                              References for Ezekiel 47:8

                                • m 47:8 - Literally "Arabah"
                                • n 47:8 - Clearly refers to the Dead Sea
                                • o 47:8 - Literally "being brought out/are issued out"
                                • p 47:8 - Or "made fresh"
                                  9 And then every living creature [with] which it teems, {to every place the waters come} it will live; [and] very many fish will live because these waters came there, and [so] the [water] will be healed and everything [will be] alive {everywhere that} {the stream will come}.

                                  References for Ezekiel 47:9

                                    • q 47:9 - Or "swarms"
                                    • r 47:9 - Literally "to all of which they come there the water"
                                    • s 47:9 - Or "fresh"
                                    • t 47:9 - Literally "all that"
                                    • u 47:9 - Literally "that [it] will come there the stream"
                                      10 And then fishers from En Gedi and [on] up to En Eglaim will stand beside it, a sea-girt drying yard for nets; their fish for the dragnets will be {of every kind}, like the fish of the great sea, [and] very many.

                                      References for Ezekiel 47:10

                                        • v 47:10 - Or "fishermen"
                                        • w 47:10 - Literally "to the"
                                        • x 47:10 - That is, the Mediterranean
                                          11 But its marshes and its swamps will not be cured, for they were given for salt.
                                          12 And along the stream will go up on its banks {from both sides} every tree {producing food}; its leaf will not wither and it will not cease [producing] its fruit. {Every month} it will bear early fruit, for its waters [are] going out from the sanctuary, and its fruit will be as food, and its leaf for healing."

                                          References for Ezekiel 47:12

                                            • y 47:12 - Literally "from this and from this"
                                            • z 47:12 - Literally "of food"
                                            • { 47:12 - Literally "for its months"
                                              13 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "This [is] the boundary [by] which you shall distribute the land for {the twelve} tribes of Israel: Two shares [shall be for] Joseph.

                                              References for Ezekiel 47:13

                                                • | 47:13 - Literally "two ten"
                                                  14 And you must take possession of it, each [one] [a share] like his brother, [of this land] which {I swore} to give it to your fathers, and [so] this land shall fall to you as an inheritance.

                                                  References for Ezekiel 47:14

                                                    • } 47:14 - Literally "I raised my hand"
                                                      15 And this [is] the boundary of the land: {On the north side}, from the great sea [by] the way of Hethlon {until you come to Zedad},

                                                      References for Ezekiel 47:15

                                                        • ~ 47:15 - Or "Bow"
                                                        •  47:15 - Literally "to the side of [the] north"
                                                        • € 47:15 - Literally "to the arriving at Zedad"
                                                          16 Hamath [to] Berothath [to] Sibraim, which [is] between the boundary of Damascus and the boundary of Hamath, [on to] Hazer Hatticon, which [is] on the boundary of Hauran.

                                                          References for Ezekiel 47:16

                                                            •  47:16 - Or "Lebo-Hamath to Zeded" (cf. NRSV, NJPS)
                                                            • ‚ 47:16 - Or "are"
                                                              17 And [so] [the] boundary will be from the sea to Hazar Enan [at] the boundary of Damascus northwards and the boundary of Hamath [to the north], and this [is the boundary on the] side of [the] north.

                                                              References for Ezekiel 47:17

                                                                • ƒ 47:17 - That is, the Mediterranean
                                                                  18 {And the eastern boundary} [will be] between Hauran and Damascus, and from between Gilead and the land of Israel [along] the Jordan [River] from [the] boundary on the eastern sea to Tamar. And {this is the border on the east}.

                                                                  References for Ezekiel 47:18

                                                                    • „ 47:18 - Literally "and [the] side of [the] east"
                                                                    • … 47:18 - Or "to"
                                                                    • † 47:18 - Or "Now"
                                                                    • ‡ 47:18 - Literally "and this [is the] side of [the] east"
                                                                      19 {And on the south side the border} [will run] from Tamar up to the waters [of] Meribot Kadesh [and along] the wadi to the Great Sea. And this [is] {the boundary to the south}.

                                                                      References for Ezekiel 47:19

                                                                        • ˆ 47:19 - Literally "and the side of the south [to] south"
                                                                        • ‰ 47:19 - That is, the Wadi of Egypt
                                                                        • Š 47:19 - That is, the Mediterranean
                                                                        • ‹ 47:19 - Literally "and this [is] the side of south [to] the south"
                                                                          20 {And on the west side} the Great Sea [shall be] the boundary up to opposite Lebo-Hamath. {This is the western boundary}.

                                                                          References for Ezekiel 47:20

                                                                            • Œ 47:20 - Literally "and the side of the west"
                                                                            •  47:20 - That is, the Mediterranean
                                                                            • Ž 47:20 - Literally "this [is the] side of [the] west"
                                                                              21 You shall divide this land for yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.
                                                                              22 And then you shall allocate it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the aliens dwelling as aliens in the midst of you who have children in the midst of you, and [so] they shall be to you [just] like full citizens among the {Israelites}. With you they shall be allotted with an inheritance in the midst of the tribes of Israel.

                                                                              References for Ezekiel 47:22

                                                                                •  47:22 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
                                                                                  23 And then in the tribe [in] which an alien who is with you dwells, there you shall give his inheritance," {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

                                                                                  References for Ezekiel 47:23

                                                                                    •  47:23 - Literally "declaration of"