:B:1 The man brought me back to the entrance of the Temple and I saw water coming out from the threshold of the Temple and flowing eastwards. The Temple faced the east and the water flowed from the south side of the Tem ple, from the south side of the altar. 2 He then brought me out through the north gate and led me around the outside to the outer gate facing the east and there I saw the stream coming from the south side.
3 The man had a measuring cord in his hand. As he went towards the east he measured off a thousand cubits and led me across the water which was up to my ankles. 4 He measured off another thousand cubits and made me cross the water which came to my knees. He meas ured off another thousand cubits and we crossed the water which was up to my waist. 5 When he had again measured a thousand cubits, I could not cross the torrent for it had swollen to a depth which was impossible to cross without swimming.
6 The man then said to me, Son of man, did you see? He led me on further and then brought me back to the bank of the river. 7 There I saw a number of trees on both sides of the river. 8 He said to me, This water goes to the east, down to the Arabah, and when it flows into the sea of foul-smelling water, the water will become wholesome. 9 Wherever the river flows, swarms of creatures will live in it
12 Near the river on both banks there will be all kinds of fruit trees with foliage that will not wither and fruit that will never fail
The frontiers of the land
13 Yahweh says this: Here are the boundaries of the territories to be allotted between the twelve tribes of Israel, with two portions for Joseph. 14 You must share it out equally between you, since I swore to your ancestors that I would give them this land which now falls to you as your inheritance. 15 Here are the frontiers of the land. On the north, from the Great Sea by the way of Hethlon to the Pass of Hamath and on to Zedad, 16 Berothah, Sibraim lying between the territories of Damascus and Hamath and to Hazer-hatticon on the borders of Hauran. 17 The frontier will extend from the sea to Hazar-enon, marching with Damascus and Ha math on the north