Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Ezekiel 47

The vision of the holy waters.

Ezekiel 47:1 Then he brought me back unto the entrance of the house, and lo! waters, coming forth from under the threshold of the house, eastward, because, the front of the house, was to the east,—and, the waters, were coming down from beneath, from the right side of the house, on the south of the altar. Ezekiel 47:2 Then he brought me out by way of the north gate, and took me round by an outer way, unto an outer gate, that which looketh eastward—and lo! waters, trickling forth out of the right side. Ezekiel 47:3 When the man went forth with a measuring line in his hand, then measured he a thousand, by the cubit, and caused me to pass through the waters—waters reaching to the ankles. Ezekiel 47:4 Then measured he a thousand, and caused me to pass through the waters—waters reaching to the knees,—and again measured he a thousand, and caused me to pass through—waters reaching to the loins. Ezekiel 47:5 Then measured he a thousand—a river, which I could not pass through—for the waters had risen—waters to swim in, a river, that could not be forded.

The virtue of them.

Ezekiel 47:6 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen, son of man? Then he took me along and caused me to return to the bank of the river. Ezekiel 47:7 When I returned, then lo! by the hank of the river, trees very many,—on this, side, and on that, side. Ezekiel 47:8 And he said unto me, These waters, are going forth unto the region toward the east, and shall go down unto the waste plain, and shall enter the sea, unto the sea, being led forth, then shall the waters, be healed; Ezekiel 47:9 And it shall come to pass, that, every living soul that swarmeth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live, and the fish shall become, a very great multitude; for these waters, have come thither, that they may be healed, so shall everything live, whithersoever the river cometh. Ezekiel 47:10 And it shall come to pass that there shall stand by it fishers, from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim, places for spreading out nets, shall they be,—after their kind, shall be their fish, like the fish of the great sea, exceeding many. Ezekiel 47:11 The swamps thereof and the pools thereof, shall not be healed, to salt, have they been given up. Ezekiel 47:12 And, by the river, shall grow up on the bank thereof, on this, side and on that, side, every tree for food, the leaf whereof, shall not fade,—neither shall fail, the fruit thereof, by its months, shall it break forth, for, as for the waters thereof, out of the sanctuary, are they, coming forth,—and, the fruit, thereof shall be, for food, and, the leaf thereof, for healing.

The borders of the land.

Ezekiel 47:13 Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, This, shall be the boundary whereby ye shall take your inheritances in the land, according to the twelve tribes of Israel,—Joseph, shall have portions. Ezekiel 47:14 So shall ye inherit it, each man like his brother, as to which I lifted my hand to give it to your fathers,—so shall this land fall, to you, as an inheritance. Ezekiel 47:15 This, then shall be the boundary of the land,—on the north side, from the great sea by the way of Hethlon, to the entering in of Zedad; Ezekiel 47:16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the boundary of Damascus, and the boundary of Hamath,—Hazer-hatticon, which is by the boundary of Hauran. Ezekiel 47:17 Thus shall there be a boundary, from the sea, Hazar-enin the boundary of Damascus, even the north northward, and the boundary of Hamath,—even the north, side. Ezekiel 47:18 And, for the east side, from between Hauran and Damascus and from between Gilead and the land of Israel, the Jordan, from the boundary by the sea eastward, shall ye measure—even the east side. Ezekiel 47:19 And, for the south side southward, from Tamar as far as the waters of Meriboth-kadesh, towards the torrent-bed, unto the great sea,—even the south side southward. Ezekiel 47:20 And, for the west side, the great sea, from the boundary as far as over against the entering in of Hamath—this, is the west side. Ezekiel 47:21 So then ye shall apportion this land to you by the tribes of Israel.

The division of it by lot.

Ezekiel 47:22 And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot as an inheritance, to yourselves and to the sojourners who are sojourning in your midst, who have begotten children in your midst,—so shall they be to you as a native among the sons of Israel, with you, shall they cast lots for an inheritance, in the midst of the tribes of Israel. Ezekiel 47:23 And it shall be, that, with whatsoever tribe the sojourner hath become a sojourner, there, shall ye give his inheritance, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh.

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