Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

以西結書 47

從聖殿流出的水

1他又領我回到聖殿門口,我看見有水從聖殿的門檻下往東流去。殿的正面朝東,這水從殿的南側經祭壇的南邊往下流。 隨後他領我由北門出來,從外面繞到外院的東門,我見水從東門的南面涓涓流出。

那人手拿量繩向東量了五百米,然後領我涉水前行,水深及踝。 他又量了五百米,領我涉水前行,水深及膝。他又量了五百米,領我涉水前行,水深及腰。 他又量了五百米,水已高漲成河,足可游泳,無法再涉水而行。 他問我:「人子啊,你看見了什麼?」

然後,他帶我回到河邊, 我發現河的兩岸長滿了樹木。 他對我說:「這水向東流,經過亞拉巴流到鹽海,使那裡的鹹水變為淡水。 河水流經的地方,萬物滋長,魚產豐盛,因為河水使那裡的鹹水變成淡水了。 10 漁夫要站在岸邊捕魚,從隱·基底到隱·以革蓮都是曬網的地方。那裡的魚就像大海的魚一樣種類繁多。 11 但沼澤和濕窪之地卻不會改變,留作產鹽之地。 12 沿河兩岸長著各種果樹,樹的葉子不會枯乾,果實也不會斷絕。樹必月月結出新果,不但果實可吃,葉子還可作藥用,因為這水是從聖所流出來的。」

地界

13 主耶和華說:「你要按照我劃定的地界,把土地分給以色列的十二支派作產業,除約瑟支派[a]要得兩份地業外, 14 其他各支派都要均分,因為我曾起誓將這地方賜給你們祖先。這地方必成為你們的產業。

15 「以下是這地方的地界:北界從地中海岸經希特倫到哈馬口、西達達、 16 比羅他和大馬士革與哈馬邊界中間的西伯蓮,一直到浩蘭邊界的哈撒·哈提幹。 17 這樣,北界是從地中海岸一直到大馬士革邊界的哈撒·以難,以哈馬為界。

18 「東界是從北界南下經浩蘭、大馬士革、沿著基列和以色列中間的約旦河為界,一直伸展到東部的海。

19 「南界從他瑪西經米利巴·加低斯泉和埃及小河直到地中海。

20 「西界從南界沿地中海的海岸到北界哈馬口對面的地方。

21 「你們要按照以色列的各支派分這塊地, 22 用抽籤的方法來分產業,也要分給在你們中間居住、生兒育女的外族人。你們要視他們如同以色列人,要讓他們與你們同分產業。 23 他們居住在哪一支派,哪一支派便要把產業分給他們。這是主耶和華說的。」

Notas al pie

  1. 47·13 約瑟支派」就是以法蓮和瑪拿西兩支派。

New International Reader's Version

Ezekiel 47

A River Will Flow From the Temple

1The man brought me back to the entrance to the temple. I saw water flowing east from under a temple gateway. The temple faced east. The water was coming down from under the south side of the temple. It was flowing south of the altar. Then he brought me out through the north gate of the outer courtyard. He led me around the outside to the outer gate that faced east. The water was flowing from the south side of the east gate.

Then the man went toward the east. He had a measuring line in his hand. He measured off 1,700 feet. He led me through water that was up to my ankles. Then he measured off another 1,700 feet. He led me through water that was up to my knees. Then he measured off another 1,700 feet. He led me through water that was up to my waist. Then he measured off another 1,700 feet. But now it was a river that I could not go across. The water had risen so high that it was deep enough to swim in. He asked me, “Son of man, do you see this?”

Then he led me back to the bank of the river. When I arrived there, I saw many trees. They were on both sides of the river. The man said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern territory. It goes down into the Arabah Valley. There it enters the Dead Sea. When it empties into it, the salt water there becomes fresh. Many creatures will live where the river flows. It will have many schools of fish. This water flows there and makes the salt water fresh. So where the river flows everything will live. 10 People will stand along the shore to fish. From En Gedi all the way to En Eglaim there will be places for spreading fishnets. The Dead Sea will have many kinds of fish. They will be like the fish in the Mediterranean Sea. 11 But none of the swamps will have fresh water in them. They will stay salty. 12 Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not dry up. The trees will always have fruit on them. Every month they will bear fruit. The water from the temple will flow to them. Their fruit will be used for food. And their leaves will be used for healing.”

The Borders of the Land

13 Here is what the Lord and King says. “People of Israel, here are the borders of the land that you will divide up. You will divide up the land among the 12 tribes of Israel. Each tribe will receive a share. But the family of Joseph will have two shares. 14 Divide the land into equal parts. Long ago I raised my hand and made a promise. I promised to give the land to your people of long ago. So all of it will belong to you.

15 “Here are the borders of the land.

“On the north side the border will start at the Mediterranean Sea. It will go by the Hethlon road past Lebo Hamath. Then it will continue on to Zedad, 16 Berothah and Sibraim. Sibraim is between Damascus and Hamath. The border will reach all the way to Hazer Hattikon. It is right next to Hauran. 17 The border will go from the sea to Hazar Enan. It will run north of Damascus and south of Hamath. This will be the northern border.

18 “On the east side the border will run between Hauran and Damascus. It will continue along the Jordan River between Gilead and the land of Israel. It will reach to the Dead Sea and all the way to Tamar. This will be the eastern border.

19 “On the south side the border will start at Tamar. It will reach all the way to the waters of Meribah Kadesh. Then it will run along the Wadi of Egypt. It will end at the Mediterranean Sea. This will be the southern border.

20 “On the west side, the Mediterranean Sea will be the border. It will go to a point across from Lebo Hamath. This will be the western border.

21 “You must divide up this land among yourselves. Do this based on the number of men in your tribes. 22 Each of the tribes must receive a share of the land. You must also give some land to the outsiders who live among you and who have children. Treat them as if they had been born in Israel. Let them have some land among your tribes. 23 Outsiders can live in the land of any tribe. There you must give them their share,” announces the Lord and King.