1And he brought me to the entrance of the house; and, behold, water issued from under the porch eastward, for the front of the house looked eastward; and the water came down from the right side, from the south to the altar.
2And he brought me out by the way of the northern gate, and he led me round by the way outside to the gate of the court that looks eastward; and, behold, water came down from the right side,
3in the direction in which a man went forth opposite; and there was a measuring line in his hand, and he measured a thousand cubits with the measure;
4and he passed through the water; it was water of a fountain: and again he measured a thousand, and passed through the water; and the water was up to the thighs: and again he measured a thousand; and he passed through water up to the loins.
5And again he measured a thousand; and he could not pass through: for the water rose as of a torrent which men cannot pass over.
6And he said to me, Hast thou seen this, son of man? Then he brought me, and led me back to the brink of the river
7as I returned; and, behold, on the brink of the river there were very many trees on this side and on that side.
8And he said to me, This is the water that goes forth to Galilee that lies eastward, and it is gone down to Arabia, and has reached as far as to the sea to the outlet of the water: and it shall heal the waters.
9And it shall come to pass, that every animal of living and moving creatures, all on which the river shall come, shall live: and there shall be there very many fish; for this water shall go thither, and it shall heal them, and they shall live: everything on which the river shall come shall live.
10And fishers shall stand there from Engedi to Eneglaim; it shall be a place to spread out nets upon; it shall be distinct; and the fish thereof shall be as the fish of the great sea, a very great multitude.
11But at the outlet of the water, and the turn of it, and where it overflows its banks, they shall not heal at all; they are given to salt.
12And every fruit tree shall grow by the river, even on the bank of it on this side and on that side: they shall not decay upon it, neither shall their fruit fail: they shall bring forth the firstfruit of their early crop, for these their waters come forth of the sanctuary: and their fruit shall be for meat, and their foliage for health.
13Thus saith the Lord God; Ye shall inherit these borders of the land; they are given by lot to the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.
14And ye shall inherit it, each according to his brother’s portion, even the land concerning which I lifted up my hand to give it to your fathers: and this land shall fall to you by lot.
15And these are the borders of the land that lies northward, from the great sea that comes down, and divides the entrance of Emaseldam;
16Berothah, Sibraim, between the coasts of Damascus and the coasts of Hamath, the habitation of Saunan, which places are above the coasts of Hauran.
17These are the borders from the sea, from the habitations of Enan, the coasts of Damascus, and the northern coasts.
18And the eastern coasts between Hauran, and Damascus, and the land of Gilead, and the land of Israel, the Jordan divides to the sea that is east of the city of palm trees. These are the eastern coasts.
19And the southern and southwestern coasts are from Tamar and the city of palm trees, to the water of Meribah-kadesh, reaching forth to the great sea. This part is the south and southwest.
20This part of the great sea forms a border, till one comes opposite the entrance of Hamath, even as far as the entrance thereof. These are the parts west of Hamath.
21So ye shall divide this land to them, even to the tribes of Israel.
22Ye shall cast the lot upon it, for yourselves and the strangers that sojourn in the midst of you, who have begotten children in the midst of you: and they shall be to you as natives among the children of Israel; they shall eat with you in their inheritance in the midst of the tribes of Israel.
23And they shall be in the tribe of proselytes among the proselytes that are with them: there shall ye give them an inheritance, saith the Lord God.