1611 King James Bible

Ezekiel 47

The vision of the holy waters.

Ezekiel 47:1 Afterward hee brought me againe vnto the doore of the house, and behold, waters issued out from vnder the threshold of the house Eastward: for the forefront of the house [stood] toward the East, and the waters came downe from vnder from the right side of the house, at the South side of the Altar. Ezekiel 47:2 Then brought hee me out of the way of the gate Northward, and ledde me about the way without vnto the vtter gate by the way that looketh Eastward, and behold, there ranne out waters on the right side. Ezekiel 47:3 And when the man that had the line in his hand, went forth Eastward, he measured a thousand cubites, and he brought me through the waters: the waters [were] to the ancles. Ezekiel 47:4 Againe he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters [were] to the knees: againe he measured a thousand, and brought mee through; the waters [were] to the loynes. Ezekiel 47:5 Afterward hee measured a thousand, [and it was] a riuer, that I could not passe ouer: for the waters were risen, waters to swimme in, a riuer that could not be passed ouer.

The virtue of them.

Ezekiel 47:6 And hee said vnto me, Sonne of man, hast thou seene [this]? Then hee brought me, and caused me to returne to the brinke of the riuer. Ezekiel 47:7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the banke of the riuer [were] very many trees on the one side and on the other. Ezekiel 47:8 Then said he vnto me, These waters issue out toward the East country, and go downe into the desert, and goe into the sea: [which] being brought foorth into the sea, the waters shalbe healed. Ezekiel 47:9 And it shall come to passe, [that] euery thing that liueth, which mooueth, whithersoeuer the riuers shall come, shall liue, and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed, and euery thing shall liue whither the riuer commeth. Ezekiel 47:10 And it shall come to passe [that] the fishers shall stand vpon it, from Engedi euen vnto En-eglaim; they shall be a place to spread foorth nets, their fish shall bee according to their kindes, as the fish of the great Sea, exceeding many. Ezekiel 47:11 But the myrie places thereof, and the marishes thereof, shall not be healed, they shall be giuen to salt. Ezekiel 47:12 And by the riuer vpon the banke thereof on this side, and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leafe shal not fade, neither shal the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit, according to his moneths, because their waters they issued out of the Sanctuarie, and the fruite thereof shall be for meate, and the leafe thereof for medicine.

The borders of the land.

Ezekiel 47:13 Thus sayth the Lord GOD, This [shall be] the border, whereby yee shall inherite the land, according to the twelue tribes of Israel: Ioseph [shall haue two] portions. Ezekiel 47:14 And yee shall inherite it, one as well as an other: concerning the which I lifted vp mine hand to giue it vnto your fathers, and this land shal fall vnto you for inheritance. Ezekiel 47:15 And this [shall be] the border of the land toward the North side from the great Sea, the way of Hethlon, as men goe to Zedad: Ezekiel 47:16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which [is] betweene the border of Damascus, and the border of Hamath: Hazar Hatticon, which [is] by the coast of Hauran. Ezekiel 47:17 And the border from the Sea shall be Hazar-enan, the border of Damascus, and the North northward, and the border of Hamath: and [this is] the North side. Ezekiel 47:18 And the East side yee shall measure from Hauran, and from Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel [by] Iordan, from the border vnto the East sea: & [this is] the East side. Ezekiel 47:19 And the South side Southward from Tamar, euen to the waters of strife [in] Kadesh, the riuer, to the great Sea; and [this is] the South side Southward. Ezekiel 47:20 The West side also [shall be] the great Sea from the border, till a man come ouer against Hamath: this [is] the West side. Ezekiel 47:21 So shall yee diuide this land vnto you according to the Tribes of Israel.

The division of it by lot.

Ezekiel 47:22 And it shall come to passe, [that] yee shall diuide it by lot for an inheritance vnto you, and to the strangers that soiourne among you, which shall beget children among you, and they shall be vnto you as borne in the countrey among the children of Israel; they shall haue inheritance with you among the Tribes of Israel. Ezekiel 47:23 And it shall come to passe [that] in what Tribe the stranger soiourneth, there shall yee giue [him] his inheritance, saith the Lord GOD.

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