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Ezekiel 47 (New American Standard)

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Water from the Temple

1 Then he brought me back to the 1door of the house; and behold, 2water was flowing from under the threshold of the house toward the east, for the house faced east. And the water was flowing down from under, from the right side of the house, from south of the altar. 2 He brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around aon the outside to the outer gate by way of the gate that faces east. And behold, water was trickling from the south side. 3 When the man went out toward the east with a line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he led me through the water, water reaching the ankles. 4 Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the knees. Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the loins. 5 Again he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not ford, for the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a 3river that could not be forded. 6 He said to me, "Son of man, have you 4seen this?" Then he brought me bback to the bank of the river. 7 Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river there were very many 5trees on the one side and on the other. 8 Then he said to me, "These waters go out toward the eastern region and go down into the 6Arabah; then they go toward the sea, being made to flow into the 7sea, and the waters of the sea become cfresh. 9 "It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the driver goes, will live. And there will be very many fish, for these waters go there and the others ebecome fresh; so 8everything will live where the river goes. 10 "And it will come about that 9fishermen will stand beside it; from 10Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the 11spreading of nets. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the 12Great Sea, 13very many. 11 "But its swamps and marshes will not become ffresh; they will be gleft for 14salt. 12 "15By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of 16trees for food. Their 17leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their 18leaves for healing."

Boundaries and Division of the Land

13 Thus says the Lord hGOD, "This shall be the 19boundary by which you shall divide the land for an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel; Joseph shall have two 20portions. 14 "You shall divide it for an inheritance, each one iequally with the other; for I j21swore to give it to your forefathers, and this land shall fall to you kas an inheritance. 15 "This shall be the boundary of the land: on the 22north side, from the Great Sea by the way of Hethlon, to the entrance of l23Zedad; 16 m24Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of 25Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazer-hatticon, which is by the border of Hauran. 17 "The boundary shall nextend from the sea to 26Hazar-enan at the border of Damascus, and on the north toward the north is the border of Hamath. This is the north side. 18 "The 27east side, from between Hauran, Damascus, 28Gilead and the land of Israel, shall be the 29Jordan; from the north border to the eastern sea you shall measure. This is the east side. 19 "The 30south side toward the south shall extend from 31Tamar as far as the waters of 32Meribath-kadesh , to the 33brook of Egypt and to the 34Great Sea. This is the south side toward the south. 20 "The 35west side shall be the Great Sea, from the south border to a point opposite o36Lebo-hamath. This is the west side. 21 "So you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel. 22 "You shall divide it by 37lot for an inheritance among yourselves and among the 38aliens who stay in your midst, who bring forth sons in your midst. And they shall be to you as the native-born among the sons of Israel; they shall be allotted an 39inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. 23 "And in the tribe with which the alien stays, there you shall give him his inheritance," declares the Lord GOD.
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