Ezekiel 47

Waters from Under the Temple

1 Then [the man] brought me back to the entrance of the temple, and I saw water flowing 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 Next he brought me out through the north gate and led me around the outside to the outer gate facing east, and there I saw the water trickling out from the south side. 3 As the man went eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubits
Measured in long cubits, that is about 1,750 feet or 530 meters
and led me through ankle-deep water.
4 Then he measured off a thousand [cubits] and led me through knee-deep water vvv. Again he measured a thousand [cubits] and led me through waist-deep water. 5 Once again he measured off a thousand [cubits] , but now it was a river that I could not cross, because the water had risen [and] was deep enough for swimming— a river that could not be crossed on foot. 6 “Do you see this, son of man?” he asked. Then he led me back to the bank of the river. 7 When I arrived, I saw a great number of trees along both banks of the river. 8 And he said to me, “This water flows out to the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah. When it empties into the sea,
That is, the Dead Sea
the water there becomes fresh.
Hebrew is healed; also in verses 9 and 11
9 Wherever the river flows, there will be swarms of living creatures [and] a great number of fish, because [it] flows there and makes the waters fresh; so wherever the river flows, everything will flourish. 10 Fishermen will stand by the shore; from En-gedi to En-eglaim they will spread their nets [to catch] fish of many kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea.
That is, the Mediterranean Sea; also in verses 15, 19, and 20
11 But the swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt. 12 Along both banks of the river, fruit trees of all kinds will grow. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. Each month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will be used for food and their leaves for healing.

The Borders of the Land

13 This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘These [are] the boundaries by which you are to divide the land as an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel; Joseph shall receive two portions.
Since Levi had no portion, Joseph's sons Ephraim and Manasseh received land as two tribes
14 You are to divide it equally among them. Because I swore with an uplifted hand to give it to your forefathers, this land will fall to you as an inheritance. 15 This [shall be] the boundary of the land: On the north side it will extend from the Great Sea by way of Hethlon through Lebo-hamath to Zedad, 16 Berothah, and Sibraim (which is between the border of Damascus [and] of Hamath ), as far as Hazer-hatticon, which is on the border of Hauran. 17 So the border will run from the Sea to Hazar-enan, along the northern border of Damascus, with the territory of Hamath to the north. [This] [will be] the northern boundary. 18 On the east side it will run between Hauran and Damascus, along the Jordan between Gilead and the land of Israel, from the northern border to the Eastern Sea and as far as Tamar.
That is, to the Dead Sea and as far as Tamar (See Syriac); Hebrew to the Eastern Sea you are to measure
This will be the eastern boundary.
19 On the south side it will run from Tamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, and along the Brook [of Egypt]
Hebrew does not include of Egypt
to the Great Sea. This will be the southern boundary.
20 And on the west side, the Great Sea will be the boundary up to a point opposite Lebo-hamath. This will be the western boundary. 21 You are to divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel. 22 You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the foreigners who dwell among you and who have children. You are to treat them as native-born Israelites; along with you, they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. 23 In whatever tribe the foreigner dwells, you are to assign his inheritance there, declares the Lord GOD.’
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