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katapi HOME Ezekiel 47:1-12 - The stream flowing from the temple.  Eze.47.1-12

47 1 He brought me back to the gate of the temple, and I saw a spring of water issuing from under the terrace of the temple towards the east; for the temple faced east. The water was running down along the right side, to the south of the altar. 47 2 He took me out through the northern gate and brought me round by an outside path to the eastern gate of the court, and water was trickling from the right side.

47 3 When the man went out eastwards he had a line in his hand. He measured a thousand cubits and made me walk through the water; it came up to my ankles. 47 4 He measured another thousand and made me walk through the water; it came up to my knees. He measured another thousand and made me walk through the water; it was up to my waist. 47 5 Another thousand, and it was a torrent I could not cross, for the water had risen and was now deep enough to swim in; it had become a torrent that could not be crossed. 47 6 'Mark this, man', he said. and led me back to the bank of the torrent. 47 7 When we came back to the bank I saw a great number of trees on each side. 47 8 He said to me, 'This water flows out to the region lying east, and down to the Arabah; at last it will reach that sea whose waters are foul, and they will be sweetened. 47 9 When any one of the living creatures that swarm upon the earth comes where the torrent flows, it shall draw life from it. The fish shall be innumerable; for these waters come here so that the others may be sweetened, and where the torrent flows everything shall live. 47 10 From En-gedi as far as En-eglaim fishermen shall stand on its shores, for nets shall be spread there. Every kind of fish shall be there in shoals, like the fish of the Great Sea; 47 11 but its swamps and pools shall not have their waters sweetened but shall be left as saltpans. 47 12 Beside the torrent on either bank all trees good for food shall spring up. Their leaves shall not wither, their fruit shall not cease; they shall bear early every month. For their water comes from the sanctuary; their fruit is for food and their foliage for enjoyment.'

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