The vision of the holy waters issuing out from under the temple: the borders of the land to be divided among the twelve tribes.
1 And he brought me again to the gate of the house, and behold waters issued out from under the threshold of the house toward the east: for the forefront, of the house looked toward the east: but the waters came down to the right side of the temple to the south part of the altar.
Et convertit me ad portam domus, et ecce aquae egrediebantur subter limen domus ad orientem : facies enim domus respiciebat ad orientem, aquae autem descendebant in latus templi dextrum, ad meridiem altaris.
2 And he led me out by the way of the north gate, and he caused me to turn to the way without the outward gate to the way that looked toward the east: and behold there ran out waters on the right side.
Et eduxit me per viam portae aquilonis, et convertit me ad viam foras portam exteriorem, viam quae respiciebat ad orientem : et ecce aquae redundantes a latere dextro.
3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went out towards the east, he measured a thousand cubits: and he brought me through the water up to the ankles.
Cum egrederetur vir ad orientem, qui habebat funiculum in manu sua, et mensus est mille cubitos, et traduxit me per aquam usque ad talos.
4 And again he measured a thousand, and he brought me through the water up to the knees.
Rursumque mensus est mille, et traduxit me per aquam usque ad genua.
5 And he measured a thousand, and he brought me through the water up to the loins. And he measured a thousand, and it was a torrent, which I could not pass over: for the waters were risen so as to make a deep torrent, which could not be passed over.
Et mensus est mille, et traduxit me per aquam usque ad renes. Et mensus est mille, torrentem quem non potui pertransire, quoniam intumuerant aquae profundi torrentis, qui non potest transvadari.
6 And he said to me: Surely thou hast seen, O son of man. And he brought me out, and he caused me to turn to the bank of the torrent.
Et dixit ad me : Certe vidisti, fili hominis. Et eduxit me, et convertit ad ripam torrentis.
7 And when I had turned myself, behold on the bank of the torrent were very many trees on both sides.
Cumque me convertissem, ecce in ripa torrentis ligna multa nimis ex utraque parte.
8 And he said to me: These waters that issue forth toward the hillocks of sand to the east, and go down to the plains of the desert, shall go into the sea, and shall go out, and the waters shall be healed.
Et ait ad me : Aquae istae quae egrediuntur ad tumulos sabuli orientalis, et descendunt ad plana deserti, intrabunt mare et exibunt : et sanabuntur aquae.
9 And every living creature that creepeth whithersoever the torrent shall come, shall live: and there shall be fishes in abundance after these waters shall come thither, and they shall be healed, and all things shall live to which the torrent shall come.
Et omnis anima vivens, quae serpit quocumque venerit torrens, vivet : et erunt pisces multi satis, postquam venerint illuc aquae istae : et sanabuntur et vivent omnia ad quae venerit torrens.
10 And the fishers shall stand over these waters, from Engaddi even to Engallim there shall be drying of nets: there shall be many sorts of the fishes thereof, as the fishes of the great sea, a very great multitude:
Et stabunt super illas piscatores, ab Engaddi usque ad Engallim siccatio sagenarum erit : plurimae species erunt piscium ejus, sicut pisces maris magni, multitudinis nimiae.
11 But on the shore thereof, and in the fenny places they shall not be healed, because they shall be turned into saltpits.
In littoribus autem ejus, et in palustribus, non sanabuntur, quia in salinas dabuntur.
12 And by the torrent on the banks thereof on both sides shall grow all trees that bear fruit: their leaf shall not fall off, and their fruit shall not fail: every month shall they bring forth firstfruits, because the waters thereof shall issue out of the sanctuary: and the fruits thereof shall be for food, and the leaves thereof for medicine.
Et super torrentem orietur in ripis ejus, ex utraque parte, omne lignum pomiferum : non defluet folium ex eo, et non deficiet fructus ejus : per singulos menses afferet primitiva, quia aquae ejus de sanctuario egredientur : et erunt fructus ejus in cibum, et folia ejus ad medicinam.
13 Thus saith the Lord God: This is the border, by which you shall possess the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: for Joseph hath a double portion.
Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Hic est terminus in quo possidebitis terram in duodecim tribubus Israel : quia Joseph duplicem funiculum habet.
14 And you shall possess it, every man in like manner as his brother: concerning which I lifted up my hand to give it to your fathers: and this land shall fall unto you for a possession.
Possidebitis autem eam singuli aeque ut frater suus, super quam levavi manum meam ut darem patribus vestris : et cadet terra haec vobis in possessionem.
15 And this is the border of the land: toward the north side, from the great sea by the way of Hethalon, as men go to Sedada,
Hic est autem terminus terrae : ad plagam septentrionalem, a mari magno via Hethalon, venientibus Sedada,
16 Emath, Berotha, Sabarim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Emath, the house of Tichon, which is by the border of Auran.
Emath, Berotha, Sabarim, quae est inter terminum Damasci et confinium Emath, domus Tichon, quae est juxta terminum Auran.
17 And the border from the sea even to the court of Enan, shall be the border of Damascus, and from the north to the north: the border of Emath, this is the north side.
Et erit terminus a mari usque ad atrium Enon, terminus Damasci : et ab aquilone ad aquilonem, terminus Emath plaga septentrionalis.
18 And the east side is from the midst of Auran, and from the midst of Damascus, and from the midst of Galaad, and from the midst of the land of Israel, Jordan making the bound to the east sea, and thus you shall measure the east side.
Porro plaga orientalis de medio Auran, et de medio Damasci, et de medio Galaad, et de medio terrae Israel, Jordanis disterminans ad mare orientale. Metiemini etiam plagam orientalem.
19 And the south side southward is from Thamar even to the waters of contradiction of Cades: and the torrent even to the great sea: and this is the south side southward.
Plaga autem australis meridiana, a Thamar usque ad aquas contradictionis Cades, et torrens usque ad mare magnum : et haec est plaga ad meridiem australis.
20 And the side toward the sea, is the great sea from the borders straight on, till thou come to Emath: this is the side of the sea.
Et plaga maris, mare magnum a confinio per directum, donec venias Emath : haec est plaga maris.
21 And you shall divide this land unto you by the tribes of Israel:
Et dividetis terram istam vobis per tribus Israel :
22 And you shall divide it by lot for an inheritance to you, and to the strangers that shall come over to you, that shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as men of the same country born among the children of Israel: they shall divide the possession with you in the midst of the tribes of Israel.
et mittetis eam in haereditatem vobis, et advenis qui accesserint ad vos, qui genuerint filios in medio vestrum : et erunt vobis sicut indigenae inter filios Israel : vobiscum divident possessionem in medio tribuum Israel.
23 And in what tribe soever the stranger shall be, there shall you give him possession, saith the Lord God.
In tribu autem quacumque fuerit advena, ibi dabitis possessionem illi, ait Dominus Deus.