47:1 Afterward he brought me again to the door of the house; and
behold, waters issued out from under the threshhold of the
house eastward: for the front of the house [stood towards] the
east, and the waters came down from under from the right side
of the house, at the south [side] of the altar.
47:2 Then he brought me out of the way of the gate northward,
and led me about the way without to the outer gate by the way
that looketh eastward; and behold, there ran out waters on the
47:3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth
eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me
through the waters; the waters [were] to the ankles.
47:4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the
waters; the waters [were] to the knees. Again he measured a
thousand, and brought me through; the waters [were] to the
47:5 Afterward he measured a thousand; [and it was] a river that
I could not pass over: for the waters had risen, waters to swim
in, a river that could not be passed over.
47:6 And he said to me, Son of man, hast thou seen [this]? Then
he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the
47:7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river
[were] very many trees on the one side and on the other.
47:8 Then said he to me, These waters issue out towards the east
country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea:
[which being] brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be
47:9 And it shall come to pass, [that] every thing that liveth,
which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live:
and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because
these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and
every thing shall live whither the river cometh.
47:10 And it shall come to pass, [that] the fishers shall stand
upon it from En-gedi even to En-eglaim; they shall be a [place]
to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their
kinds, as the fish of the great sea, very numerous.
47:11 But its miry places and its marshes shall not be healed;
they shall be given to salt.
47:12 And by the river upon its bank, on this side and on that
side, shall grow all trees for food, whose leaf shall not fade,
neither shall its fruit be consumed: it shall bring forth new
fruit according to its months, because their waters they issued
out of the sanctuary: and its fruit shall be for food, and its
leaf for medicine.
47:13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This [shall be] the border, by
which ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes
of Israel: Joseph [shall have two] portions.
47:14 And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another:
[concerning] which I lifted up my hand to give it to your
fathers: and this land shall fall to you for inheritance.
47:15 And this [shall be] the border of the land towards the
north side, from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go
47:16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which [is] between the border
of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazar-hatticon, which
[is] by the border of Hauran.
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.
47:18 And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from
Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel [by]
Jordan, from the border to the east sea. And [this is] the east
47:19 And the south side southward, from Tamar [even] to the
waters of strife [in] Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And
[this is] the south side southward.
47:20 The west side also [shall be] the great sea from the
border, till a man cometh over against Hamath. This [is] the
47:21 So shall ye divide this land to you according to the
tribes of Israel.
47:22 And it shall come to pass, [that] ye shall divide it by
lot for an inheritance to you, and to the strangers that
sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and
they shall be to you as born in the country among the children
of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the
tribes of Israel.
47:23 And it shall come to pass, [that] in what tribe the
stranger sojourneth, there shall ye give [him] his inheritance,
saith the Lord GOD.