Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 47 of 48 (23 verses.)

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Ezekiel Foresees The Promised Land's Renewal
1 Spiritual Vision Then the [brassy angel flies] me back to the door of the vision-temple, ๐Ÿ˜‡. I see waters streaming out from under the temple's threshold on the east, the direction the temple faces. The waters [also] flow down from under from the temple's right side, south of the [cooking] altar.
2 Spiritual Vision Then [the angel flies] me out via the [vision-temple's] north-facing gate. He leads me around the outside [walkway] to the outer east-facing gate by the [east] road. There I see waters gushing from the [temple's] right [south] side.
3 Spiritual Vision Then the [angel] man with the line in his hand [flies] out eastward. He measures 1000 cubits [1/3 mile]. Then he [pulls] me through the ankle-deep stream-waters.
4 Paranormal Phenomena As the [angel] measures [another] 1000 [cubits], he [flies] me through the knee-high waters. As he measures [another] 1000, he brings me through waters that now rise up to [my] waist, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
5 Paranormal Phenomena As he measures [another] 1000 [cubits], the water grows into a river I can't pass over. The waters swell past swimming depth. [They become] a river that no [mortal] could cross, ๐Ÿ˜‡!
6 Spiritual Vision Then the [angel man] asks me, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ [have you] seen [enough]?โ€ [I nod โ€˜yesโ€™ as I blink back the torrent of water that's nearly drowning me, ๐Ÿ˜‡.] So the [angel hauls] me back [up out of the flood] to the shore of the watercourse.
7 Environmentalism So I [float up the vision-temple's hill]. There [below me] at the bank of the river I see [millions] of trees on both the [temple] side and the far [east] side of the river-flood.
8 Environmentalism Then the [angel-man] says to me, โ€œThese waters issue out toward the east [Jordan] circular [land]. They [stream] down into the Arabah {Desert-plain-gorges}. They pass into the [Dead (Salt)] sea, healing its waters, [making it fresh].
This is both a literal future prediction and a metaphor for the spiritual renewal of the Middle-East.
9 End Times Renewal Soon, wherever the [supernatural] rivers roll, every living creature that moves [on the earth comes to] thrive, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Hordes of fish emerge [in the desert], because these waters flow there. The [drylands] heal. Where the river streams, everything [springs to] life!
Moves = swarms.
10 End Times Renewal Soon fishers [flock to] stand upon [this riverbank]! They stretch their nets from [Palestinian] En-Gedi {Kid-Fountain} all the way [east] to [Moab's] En-Eglaim {Two-Calf-Fountain}! [This river] fills with thousands of species of fish, like the great [Mediterranean] sea!
En-Eglaim's location is subject to conjecture. It may be in Palestine or in Ar of Moab.
11 Yah's Provision (Assurance) But [YAH] leaves the miry muddy marshes and mud flats unhealed, so the people can gather salt [inland instead of traveling to a sea].
A metaphor for some ingrates refusing to repent, even during the best of blessings.
12 Healthy Food *And by [this] river, on the banks on this [temple] side and on the [far Arab] side, every [species of] food-bearing tree come to grow. Their leaves never fade [or decay]. Their fruit never runs out. [Each tree] brings forth ripe fruit [every] month, because [it drinks] the waters that gush from [YAH's] sanctuary. This fruit comes to supply [millions of humans and animals with] nutrition. And [the trees'] leaves provide healing-remedies [for all people].
Healing comes from water, leaves, fresh air and exercise. Healing does not come from pills, surgery nor radiation.
YAH Specifies Israel's Correct Land Portions
13 Yah's Provision (Assurance) Adonai YHVH predicts, โ€œThe following are the boundaries by which you will allot the land proportionally to the 12 tribes of Israel: The [descendants of] Joseph {Increaser} get two portions [corresponding to Joseph's two sons].
14 Yah's Provision (Assurance) Divide the land fairly and equitably to all [Hebrews]. I lifted up my hand [in oath] to give this [land] to your forefathers. So this land will fall to each [true spiritual Israelite] by lot.
15 Yah's Provision (Assurance) The following are the [promised] land's boundaries: on the north edge, [trace a line east] from the great [Mediterranean] sea through Hethlon {Swath} to the entrance of Zedad {Side};
16 Yah's Provision (Assurance) [Continue tracing east through] Hamath {Joined-Walls}, Berothah {Cypress}, Sibraim {Double-Hope} (which lies between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath {Joined-Walls}), [to] Hazar-Hatticon {Middle-Village}, which lies near the border of Hauran {Cavern}.
17 Yah's Provision (Assurance) So [Israel's true northern] border runs [east] from the [Mediterranean] sea to Hazar-Enan {Spring-Town} at the border of Damascus, with the border of Hamath {Joined-Walls} to the north. The above defines [Israel's proper] north border.
18 Yah's Provision (Assurance) On the east edge draw [a line south] between Hauran {Cavern} and Damascus. Trace [the east side of] Gilead {Monument-Mound}. Follow Israel's [current] territorial border. Continue on [south] to the eastern [Dead] sea. That defines [Israel's true] east border.
19 Yah's Provision (Assurance) For the [Promised land's] Negev {SouthLand} boundary, continue southward from Tamar {Tall-Palm} to the Meriboth-Kadesh {Waters-of-Strife} in Kadesh {Sanctuary}. Then [measure west] along the Vadi {Riverland} of Egypt to the great [Mediterranean] sea. That defines [Israel's proper] southern border.
20 Yah's Provision (Assurance) The great [Mediterranean] sea forms the [promised land's] west edge [all the way from Egypt north] to a [western point] opposite Hamath {Joined-Walls}. That defines [Israel's true] western boundary.
21 Justice So you apportion this land proportionally to the [populations of] your [fellow] tribes of Israel.
22 Loving People of All Colors & Nations *Divide the [promised land] by lot as inheritance-grants for you [native Israelis] and for the foreigners who sojourn among you and who bear children among you. Treat all [foreigners] born in the [promised] land as [as if they were] your fellow descendants of Israel. [Anyone born here] among the tribes of Israel must share in the lots you cast to apportion land-grants to your [fellow Israelis].
23 Loving People of All Colors & Nations In whatever tribe the [converted foreign-blooded person born in Israel] settles, there you must give him an inheritable [land-grant],โ€ decrees Adonai YHVH.
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