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. And he brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around [a]on the outside to the outer gate, by the way facing east. And behold, water was spurting out from the south side.

When the man went out toward the east with a line in his hand, he measured a thousand [b]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 [c]hips. Again he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not [d]wade across, because the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a (C)river that could not be crossed by wading. And he said to me, “Son of man, have you (D)seen this?” Then he brought me [e]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 [f]sea, being made to flow into the (G)sea, and the waters of the sea become [g]fresh. And it will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the [h]river goes, will live. And there will be very many fish, for these waters go there and the others [i]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 [j]fresh; they will be [k]left for (N)salt. 12 And (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 fruit every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their (R)leaves for healing.”

Boundaries and Division of the Land

13 This is what the Lord [l]God says: “This shall be the (S)boundary by which you shall divide the land for an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel; Joseph shall have two (T)portions. 14 And you shall divide it for an inheritance, each one [m]equally with the other; for I [n](U)swore to give it to your forefathers, and this land shall fall to you [o]as an inheritance.

15 “And this shall be the boundary of the land: on the (V)north side, from the Great Sea by the way of Hethlon, to the entrance of [p](W)Zedad; 16 [q](X)Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of (Y)Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazer-hatticon, which is by the border of Hauran. 17 The boundary shall [r]extend from the sea to (Z)Hazar-enan at the border of Damascus, and on the north toward the north is the border of Hamath. This is the north side.

18 “The (AA)east side, from between Hauran, Damascus, (AB)Gilead, and the land of Israel, shall be the (AC)Jordan; from the north border to the eastern sea you shall measure. This is the east side.

19 “The (AD)south side toward the south shall extend from (AE)Tamar as far as the waters of (AF)Meribath-kadesh, to the (AG)brook of Egypt and to the (AH)Great Sea. This is the south side toward the south.

20 “And the (AI)west side shall be the Great Sea, from the south border to a point opposite [s](AJ)Lebo-hamath. This is the west side.

21 “So you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel. 22 You shall divide it by (AK)lot for an inheritance among yourselves and among the (AL)strangers who stay in your midst, who bring forth sons in your midst. And they shall be to you as the native-born among the sons of Israel; they shall be allotted an (AM)inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. 23 And in the tribe with which the stranger resides, there you shall give him his inheritance,” declares the Lord God.

Division of the Land

48 “Now (AN)these are the names of the tribes: from the northern extremity, [t]beside the way of Hethlon to [u]Lebo-hamath, as far as Hazar-enan at the border of Damascus, toward the north [v]beside Hamath, [w]running from east to west, (AO)Dan, one portion. Beside the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, (AP)Asher, one portion. Beside the border of Asher, from the east side to the west side, (AQ)Naphtali, one portion. Beside the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west side, (AR)Manasseh, one portion. Beside the border of Manasseh, from the east side to the west side, (AS)Ephraim, one portion. Beside the border of Ephraim, from the east side to the west side, (AT)Reuben, one portion. Beside the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west side, (AU)Judah, one portion.

“And beside the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side, shall be the [x]allotment which you shall [y]set apart, twenty-five thousand [z]cubits in width, and in length like one of the portions, from the east side to the west side; and the (AV)sanctuary shall be in the middle of it. The allotment that you shall set apart to the Lord shall be twenty-five thousand cubits in length and ten thousand in width.

Portion for the Priests

10 The holy allotment shall be for these, namely for the (AW)priests, toward the north twenty-five thousand cubits in length, toward the west ten thousand in width, toward the east ten thousand in width, and toward the south twenty-five thousand in length; and the sanctuary of the Lord shall be in its midst. 11 It shall be for the priests who are sanctified of the (AX)sons of Zadok, who have [aa]taken the responsibility I gave them, who did not go astray when the sons of Israel went astray as the (AY)Levites went astray. 12 It shall be an allotment to them from the allotment of the land, a most holy reserve, by the border of the Levites. 13 And alongside the border of the priests, the Levites shall have twenty-five thousand cubits in length and ten thousand in width. The entire length shall be twenty-five thousand cubits and the width ten thousand. 14 Moreover, they (AZ)shall not sell or exchange any of it, or allow this [ab]choice portion of land to pass to others; for it is holy to the Lord.

15 “The remainder, five thousand cubits in width and twenty-five thousand [ac]in length, shall be for (BA)common use for the city, for homes and for [ad]open spaces; and the city shall be in its midst. 16 And these shall be its measurements: the north side, 4,500 cubits, the south side (BB)4,500 cubits, the east side 4,500 cubits, and the west side, 4,500 cubits. 17 The city shall have [ae]open spaces: on the north 250 cubits, on the south 250 cubits, on the east 250 cubits, and on the west 250 cubits. 18 The remainder of the length alongside the holy allotment shall be ten thousand cubits toward the east and ten thousand toward the west; and it shall be [af]alongside the holy allotment. And its produce shall be food for the workers of the city. 19 And the workers of the city, out of all the tribes of Israel, shall cultivate it. 20 The whole allotment shall be twenty-five thousand by twenty-five thousand cubits; you shall [ag]set apart the holy allotment, a [ah]square, with the [ai]property of the city.

Portion for the Prince

21 “The (BC)remainder shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy allotment and of the [aj]property of the city; in front of the twenty-five thousand cubits of the allotment toward the east border and westward in front of the twenty-five thousand toward the west border, alongside the portions, it shall be for the prince. And the holy allotment and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the middle of it. 22 And exclusive of the [ak]property of the Levites and the [al]property of the city, which are in the middle of that which belongs to the prince, everything between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin shall belong to the prince.

Portion for Other Tribes

23 “As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west side, (BD)Benjamin, one portion. 24 Beside the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side, (BE)Simeon, one portion. 25 Beside the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west side, (BF)Issachar, one portion. 26 Beside the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west side, (BG)Zebulun, one portion. 27 Beside the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west side, (BH)Gad, one portion. 28 And beside the border of Gad, at the south side toward the south, the border shall be from (BI)Tamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the brook of Egypt, to the (BJ)Great Sea. 29 This is the (BK)land which you shall divide by lot to the tribes of Israel for an inheritance, and these are their several portions,” declares the Lord [am]God.

The City Gates

30 “Now these are the exits of the city: on the (BL)north side, 4,500 cubits by measurement, 31 [an]shall be the gates of the city, [ao](BM)named for the tribes of Israel, three gates toward the north: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; and the gate of Levi, one. 32 On the east side, 4,500 cubits, [ap]shall be three gates: the gate of Joseph, one; the gate of Benjamin, one; and the gate of Dan, one. 33 On the south side, 4,500 cubits by measurement, [aq]shall be three gates: the gate of Simeon, one; the gate of Issachar, one; and the gate of Zebulun, one. 34 On the west side, 4,500 cubits, shall be three gates: the gate of Gad, one; the gate of Asher, one; and the gate of Naphtali, one. 35 The city shall be eighteen thousand cubits all around; and the (BN)name of the city from that day shall be, ‘[ar]The (BO)Lord is there.’”


  1. Ezekiel 47:2 Lit by way of
  2. Ezekiel 47:3 Each of these cubits equals about 21 in. or 53 cm
  3. Ezekiel 47:4 Lit loins
  4. Ezekiel 47:5 Lit cross
  5. Ezekiel 47:6 Lit and caused me to return
  6. Ezekiel 47:8 I.e., Dead Sea
  7. Ezekiel 47:8 Lit healed
  8. Ezekiel 47:9 Lit two rivers
  9. Ezekiel 47:9 Lit are healed
  10. Ezekiel 47:11 Lit healed
  11. Ezekiel 47:11 Lit given
  12. Ezekiel 47:13 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord, and so throughout the ch
  13. Ezekiel 47:14 Lit like his brother
  14. Ezekiel 47:14 Lit lifted up My hand
  15. Ezekiel 47:14 Lit in
  16. Ezekiel 47:15 As in MT; LXX Hamath, Zedad; cf. 48:1
  17. Ezekiel 47:16 Or LXX Berothah
  18. Ezekiel 47:17 Lit be
  19. Ezekiel 47:20 Or the entrance of Hamath
  20. Ezekiel 48:1 Lit at the hand of
  21. Ezekiel 48:1 Or the entrance of Hamath
  22. Ezekiel 48:1 Lit at the hand of
  23. Ezekiel 48:1 Lit and there shall be to it an east and the west side
  24. Ezekiel 48:8 Or contribution, and so throughout the ch
  25. Ezekiel 48:8 Lit raise
  26. Ezekiel 48:8 Each of these cubits equals about 21 in. or 53 cm
  27. Ezekiel 48:11 Lit kept the duty to Me
  28. Ezekiel 48:14 Lit first; or first fruits
  29. Ezekiel 48:15 Lit in front
  30. Ezekiel 48:15 Or pasture land
  31. Ezekiel 48:17 Or pasture land
  32. Ezekiel 48:18 Or exactly as
  33. Ezekiel 48:20 Lit raise
  34. Ezekiel 48:20 Lit fourth
  35. Ezekiel 48:20 Or possession
  36. Ezekiel 48:21 Or possession
  37. Ezekiel 48:22 Or possession
  38. Ezekiel 48:22 Or possession
  39. Ezekiel 48:29 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  40. Ezekiel 48:31 Lit and the gates
  41. Ezekiel 48:31 Lit according to the names of
  42. Ezekiel 48:32 Lit and three gates
  43. Ezekiel 48:33 Lit and three gates
  44. Ezekiel 48:35 Heb YHWH-shammah

11 (A)Beloved, (B)I urge you as (C)foreigners and strangers to abstain from (D)fleshly lusts, which wage (E)war against the soul. 12 (F)Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they (G)slander you as evildoers, they may [a]because of your good deeds, as they observe them, (H)glorify God (I)on the day of [b]visitation.

Honor Authority

13 (J)Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, 14 or to governors as sent [c]by him (K)for the punishment of evildoers and the (L)praise of those who do right. 15 For [d](M)such is the will of God, that by doing right you (N)silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Act as (O)free people, and [e]do not use your freedom as a [f]covering for evil, but use it as (P)bond-servants of God. 17 (Q)Honor all people, (R)love the brotherhood, (S)fear God, (T)honor the [g]king.

18 (U)Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and (V)gentle, but also to those who are [h]harsh. 19 For this finds favor, if for the sake of (W)conscience toward God a person endures [i]grief when suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if (X)when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.

Christ Is Our Example

21 For (Y)you have been called for this purpose, (Z)because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you (AA)an example, so that you would follow in His steps, 22 He who (AB)committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; 23 [j]and while being (AC)abusively insulted, He did not insult in return; while suffering, He did not threaten, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 and He Himself [k](AD)brought our sins in His body up on the [l](AE)cross, so that we (AF)might die to [m]sin and live for righteousness; (AG)by His [n]wounds you were (AH)healed. 25 For you were (AI)continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the (AJ)Shepherd and [o]Guardian of your souls.

Godly Living

(AK)In the same way, you wives, (AL)be subject to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be (AM)won over without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your pure [p]and respectful behavior. (AN)Your adornment must not be merely the external—braiding the hair, wearing gold jewelry, or putting on apparel; but it should be (AO)the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. For in this way the holy women of former times, (AP)who hoped in God, also used to adorn themselves, being subject to their own husbands, just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, (AQ)calling him lord; and you have proved to be her children if you do what is right [q](AR)without being frightened by any fear.

(AS)You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with [r](AT)someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.


  1. 1 Peter 2:12 Or as a result of
  2. 1 Peter 2:12 I.e., Christ’s coming again in judgment
  3. 1 Peter 2:14 Lit through
  4. 1 Peter 2:15 Lit so
  5. 1 Peter 2:16 Lit not having
  6. 1 Peter 2:16 I.e., a way to conceal
  7. 1 Peter 2:17 Or emperor
  8. 1 Peter 2:18 Or unscrupulous
  9. 1 Peter 2:19 Or pain
  10. 1 Peter 2:23 Lit who
  11. 1 Peter 2:24 Or offered...up
  12. 1 Peter 2:24 Lit wood; see Deut 21:23
  13. 1 Peter 2:24 Lit sins
  14. 1 Peter 2:24 Lit wound; or welt
  15. 1 Peter 2:25 Or Bishop, Overseer
  16. 1 Peter 3:2 Lit with respect
  17. 1 Peter 3:6 Lit and are not
  18. 1 Peter 3:7 Lit a weaker vessel


49 Remember the word to Your servant,
[a]In which You have made me hope.
50 This is my (A)comfort in my misery,
That Your word has [b]revived me.
51 The arrogant (B)utterly deride me,
Yet I do not (C)turn aside from Your Law.
52 I have (D)remembered Your judgments from [c]of old, Lord,
And comfort myself.
53 Burning (E)indignation has seized me because of the wicked,
Who (F)abandon Your Law.
54 Your statutes are my songs
In the house of my (G)pilgrimage.
55 Lord, I (H)remember Your name (I)in the night,
And keep Your Law.
56 This has become mine,
[d]That I (J)comply with Your precepts.


57 The Lord is my (K)portion;
I have [e]promised to (L)keep Your words.
58 I (M)sought Your favor (N)with all my heart;
(O)Be gracious to me (P)according to Your [f]word.
59 I (Q)considered my ways
And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
60 I hurried and did not delay
To keep Your commandments.
61 The (R)snares of the wicked have surrounded me,
But I have (S)not forgotten Your Law.
62 At (T)midnight I will rise to give thanks to You
Because of Your (U)righteous judgments.
63 I am a (V)companion to all those who [g]fear You,
And to those who keep Your precepts.
64 (W)The earth is full of Your goodness, Lord;
(X)Teach me Your statutes.

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  1. Psalm 119:49 Lit On
  2. Psalm 119:50 Or preserved me alive
  3. Psalm 119:52 Or everlasting
  4. Psalm 119:56 Or Because
  5. Psalm 119:57 Lit said that I would keep
  6. Psalm 119:58 Or promise
  7. Psalm 119:63 Or revere

12 When the (A)righteous triumph, there is great glory,
But (B)when the wicked rise, people [a]hide themselves.
13 One who (C)conceals his wrongdoings will not prosper,
But one who (D)confesses and abandons them will find compassion.

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  1. Proverbs 28:12 Lit will be searched for

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