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Ezekiel

The stream flowing from the temple.  Eze.47.1-12

1He 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. 2He 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. 3When 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. 4He 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. 5Another 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. 6'Mark this, man', he said. and led me back to the bank of the torrent. 7When we came back to the bank I saw a great number of trees on each side. 8He 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. 9When 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. 10From 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; 11but its swamps and pools shall not have their waters sweetened but shall be left as saltpans. 12Beside 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.'

Boundaries of the land.  Eze.47.13-23

13These are the words of the Lord GOD: These are the boundary lines within which the twelve tribes of Israel shall enter into possession of the land, Joseph receiving two portions. 14The land which I swore with hand uplifted to give to your fathers you shall divide with each other; it shall be assigned to you by lot as your patrimony. 15This is the frontier: on its northern side, from the Great Sea through Hethlon, Lebo-hamath, Zedad, 16Berutha, and Sibraim, which are between the frontiers of Damascus and Hamath, to Hazar-enan, near the frontier of Hauran. 17So the frontier shall run from the sea to Hazar-enan on the frontier of Damascus and northwards; this is its northern side. 18The eastern side runs alongside the territories of Hauran, Damascus, and Gilead, and alongside the territory of Israel; Jordan sets the boundary to the eastern sea, to Tamar. This is the eastern side. 19The southern side runs from Tamar to the waters of Meribah-by-Kadesh; the region assigned to you reaches the Great Sea. This is the southern side towards the Negeb. 20The western side is the Great Sea, which forms a boundary as far as a point opposite Lebo-hamath. This is the western side. 21You shall distribute this land among the tribes of Israel 22and assign it by lot as a patrimony for yourselves and for any aliens living in your midst who leave sons among you. They shall be treated as native-born in Israel and with you shall receive a patrimony by lot among the tribes of Israel. 23You shall give the alien his patrimony with the tribe in which he is living. This is the very word of the Lord GOD.


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