Water from the Temple

47 Then he brought me back to the (A)door of the house; and behold, (B)water was flowing from under the threshold of the house toward the east, for the house faced east. And the water was flowing down from under, from the right side of the house, from south of the altar. He brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around [a]on the outside to the outer gate by way of the gate that faces east. And behold, water was trickling from the south side.

When the man went out toward the east with a line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he led me through the water, water reaching the ankles. Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the knees. Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the loins. Again he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not ford, for the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a (C)river that could not be forded. He said to me, “Son of man, have you (D)seen this?” Then he brought me [b]back to the bank of the river. Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river there were very many (E)trees on the one side and on the other. Then he said to me, “These waters go out toward the eastern region and go down into the (F)Arabah; then they go toward the sea, being made to flow into the (G)sea, and the waters of the sea become [c]fresh. It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the [d]river goes, will live. And there will be very many fish, for these waters go there and the others [e]become fresh; so (H)everything will live where the river goes. 10 And it will come about that (I)fishermen will stand beside it; from (J)Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the (K)spreading of nets. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the (L)Great Sea, (M)very many. 11 But its swamps and marshes will not become [f]fresh; they will be [g]left for (N)salt. 12 (O)By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of (P)trees for food. Their (Q)leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their (R)leaves for healing.”

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 47:2 Lit by way of
  2. Ezekiel 47:6 Lit and caused me to return
  3. Ezekiel 47:8 Lit healed
  4. Ezekiel 47:9 Lit two rivers
  5. Ezekiel 47:9 Lit are healed
  6. Ezekiel 47:11 Lit healed
  7. Ezekiel 47:11 Lit given

Judah Will Be Blessed

18 And in that day
The (A)mountains will drip with [a]sweet wine,
And the hills will (B)flow with milk,
And all the (C)brooks of Judah will flow with water;
And a (D)spring will go out from the house of the Lord
To water the valley of [b]Shittim.

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 3:18 Lit freshly pressed out grape juice
  2. Joel 3:18 Or acacias

38 He who believes in Me, (A)as the Scripture said, ‘From [a]his innermost being will flow rivers of (B)living water.’”

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  1. John 7:38 Lit out of his belly

The River and the Tree of Life

22 Then (A)he showed me a (B)river of the (C)water of life, [a]clear (D)as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of [b]the Lamb, in the middle of (E)its street. (F)On either side of the river was (G)the tree of life, bearing twelve [c]kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 22:1 Lit bright
  2. Revelation 22:1 Or the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was
  3. Revelation 22:2 Or crops of fruit

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