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684 The vision of the waters. EZEKIEL. The borders of the land. CHAP. XLVII.

1 waters they issued out of the sanctuary : 1 The vision of the holy waters. 6 The vir- and the fruit thereof shall be for meat,

tue of them. 13 The borders of the land. and the leaf thereof for medicine, AFTERWARD he brought me again 13 Thus saith the Lord God; This Hunto the door of the house ; and be shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherhold, waters issued out from under the it the land according to the twelve tribes threshold of the house eastward: for the of Israel : Joseph shall have two portions. forefront of the house stood toward the 14 And ye shall'inherit it, one as well east, and the waters came down from un- as another : concerning the which I liftder from the right side of the house, at ed up mine hand to give it unto your fathe south side of the altar.

thers : and this land shall fall unto you for 2 Then brought he me out of the way || inheritance. of the gate northward, and led me a 15 And this shall be the border of the bout the way without unto the outer | land toward the north side, from the great gate by the way that looketh eastward ; | sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to and behold, there ran out waters on the Zedad ; right side.

16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which 3 And when the man that had the line ) is between the border of Damascus and in his hand went forth eastward, he meas- || the border of Hamath ; Hazar-hatticon, ured a thousand cubits, and he brought || which is by the coast of Hauran. me through the waters; the waters were 17 And the border from the sea shall be to the ankles.

Hazar-enan, the border of Damascus, 4 Again he measured a thousand, and and the north northward, and the border brought me through the waters; the wa-l of Hamath. And this is the north side. ters were to the knees. Again he measur 18 And the east side ye shall measure ed a thousand, and brought me through ; | from Hauran, and from Damascus, and the waters were to the loins.

from Gilead, and from the land of Israel 5 Afterward he measured a thousand ; by Jordan, from the border unto the east and it was a river that I could not pass sea. And this is the east side. over: for the waters were risen, waters 19 And the south side southward, from to swim in, a river that could not be Tamar even to the waters of strife in passed over.

Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And 6 And he said unto me, Son of man, this is the south side southward. hast thou seen this? Then he brought 20 The west side also shall be the great me, and caused me to return to the brink sea from the border, till a man come over of the river.

against Hamath. This is the west side. 7 Now when I had returned, behold, at 21 So shall ye divide this land unto the bank of the river were very many you according to the tribes of Israel. trees on the one side and on the other. I 22 And it shall come to pass, that ye

8 Then said he unto me, These waters shall divide it by lot for an inheritance issue out toward the east country, and unto you, and to the strangers that sojourni go down into the desert, and go into the among you, which shall beget children sea : which being brought forth into the | among you: and they shall be unto you sea, the waters shall be healed.

as born in the country among the chil9 And it shall come to pass, that every dren of Israel ; they shall have inherit." thing that liveth, which moveth, whither ance with you among the tribes of Israel. soever the river shall come, shall live: and 23 And it shall come to pass, that in there shall be a very great multitude of what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there fish, because these waters shall come thith shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the er : for they shall be healed ; and every | Lord God. thing shall live whither the river cometh.

CHAP. XLVIII. 10 And it shall come to pass, that the 1, 23 The portions of the twelve tribes, fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi 8 and of the sanctuary, &c. even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place N OW these are the names of the tribes. to spread forth nets; their fish shall be N From the north end to the coast of according to their kinds, as the fish of the ll the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hagreat sea, exceeding many.

math, Hazar-enan, the bortler of Damas11 But the miry places thereof and cus northward, to the coast of Hamath ; the marshes thereof shall not be healed; | for these are his sides east and west ; a they shall be given to salt.

portion for Dan. 12 And by the river upon the bank 12 And by the border of Dan, from the thereif, on this side and on that side, shall east side unto the west side, a portion grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall | for Asher. not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof l 3 And by the border of Asher, from be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit | the east side even unto the west side, a according to his months, because their 'l portion for Naphtali.

Portions of the twelve tribes, CHAP. XLVIII. and of the sanctuary, &c. 685

4 And by the border of Naphtali, from 18 And the residue in length over athe east side unto the west side, a portion gainst the oblation of the holy portion shall for Manasseh.

be ten thousand eastward, and ten thou5 And by the border of Manasseh, from sand westward : and it shall be over athe east side unto the west side, a portion I gainst the oblation of the holy prortion; for Ephraim.

and the increase thereof shall be for food 6 And by the border of Ephraim, from unto them that serve the city. the east side even unto the west side, al 19 And they that serve the city shall portion for Reuben.

serve it out of all the tribes of Israel. 7 And by the border of Reuben, from 20 Al the oblations shall be five and the east side unto the west side, a por- twenty thousand by five and twenty tion for Judah.

thousand : ye shall offer the holy oblauon 8 | And by the border of Judah, from foursquare, with the possession of the city. the east side unto the west side, shall be 21 | And the residue shall be for the the offering which ye shall offer of five prince, on the one side and on the other and twenty thousand reeds in breadth of the holy oblation, and of the possession and in length as one of the other parts, of the city, over against the five and from the east side unto the west side : and twenty thousand of the oblation toward the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it. the east border, and westward over a

9 The oblation that ye shall offer unto gainst the five and twenty thousand tothe LORD shall be of five and twenty , ward the west border, over against the thousand in length, and of ten thousand portions for the prince : and it shall be in breadth.

the holy oblation; and the sanctuary of 10 And for them, even for the priests, the house shall be in the midst thereof. shall be this holy oblation ; toward the

22 Moreover from the possession of the north five and twenty thousand in length, Levites, and from the possession of the and toward the west ten thousand in city, being in the midst of that which is breadth, and toward the east ten thou- the prince's, between the border of Judalı sand in breadth, and toward the south and the border of Benjamin, shall be for five and twenty thousand in length : and the prince. the sanctuary of the LORD shall be in 23 As for the rest of the tribes, from the midst thereof.,

the east side into the west side Benjamin 11 It shall be for the priests that are shall have a portion. sanctified of the sons of Zadok ; which 1 24 And by the border of Benjamin have kept my charge, which went not from the east side unto the west side, astray when the children of Israel went Simeon shall have a portion. astray, as the Levites went astray.

25 And by the border of Simeon, from 12 And this oblation of the land that is the east side unto the west side, Issachar offered shall be unto them a thing most a portion. holy by the border of the Levites.

26 And by the border of Issachar, 13 And over against the border of the from the east side unto the west side, priests the Levites shall have five and Zebulun a portion. twenty thousand in length, and ten thou- | 27 And by the border of Zebulun, from sand in breadth : all the length shall be the east side unto the west side, Gad a five and twenty thousand, and the breadth. || fiortion. ten thousand.'

28 And by the border of Gad, at the 14 And they shall not sell of it, neither south side southward, the border shall be exchange, nor alienate the first-fruits of even from Tamar unto the waters of the land: for it is holy unto the LORD. strife in Kadesh, and to the river toward

15 | And the five thousand, that are left the great sea in the breadth over against the five and 29 This is the land which ye shall ditwenty thousand, shall be a profane place vide by lot unto the tribes of Israel for for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs, inheritance, and these are their portions, and the city shall be in the midst thereof. saith the Lord GOD.

16 And these shall be the measures there 30 | And these are the goings out of of ; the north side four thousand and five the city on the north side, four thousand hundred, and the south side four thousand and five hundred measures. . . and five hundred, and on the east side four 31 And the gates of the city shall be afthousand and five hundred, and the west ter the names of the tribes of Israel: three side four thousand and five hundred. gates northward; one gate of Reuben,

17 And the suburbs of the city shall be one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi. toward the north two hundred and fifty, 52 And at the east side four thousand and toward the south two hundred and and five hundred ; and three gates; one fifty, and toward the east two hundred gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one and fifty, and toward the west two hun- gate of Dan. dred and fifty.

33 And at the south side four thousand 636 Jehoiakim's captivity: DANIEL. Daniel, &c. refuse the king's meat. and five hundred measures: and three |gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of of Naphtali. Issachar, one gate of Zebulun.

| 35 It was round about eighteen thou34 At the west side four thousand and sand measures : and the name of the city five hundred, with their three gates: one from that day shall be, The LORD is there. wrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azarialı, 1 Ichoiakim's captivity. 8 Daniel, Hana- 12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, niah, Mishael, and Azariah, refusing , ten days; and let them give us pulse to · the king's portion, do prosper with leat, and water to drink. pulse and water.

13 Then let our countenances be looked IN the third year of the reign of Jehoia- upon before thee, and the countenances of I kim king of Judah came Nebuchad the children that eat of the portion of the nezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with and besieged it.

I thy servants. 2 And the LORD gave Jehoiakim king l . 14 So he consented to them in this of Judah into his hand, with part of the matter, and proved them ten days. vessels of the house of God: which he 15 And at the end of ten days their carried into the land of Shinar to the house countenances appeared fairer and fatter of his god; and he brought the vessels in flesh than all the children which did into the treasure-house of his god.

eat the portion of the king's meat. 3 | And the king spake unto Ashpenaz | 16 Thus Melzar took away the portion the master of his eunuchs, that he should of their meat, and the wine that they bring certain of the children of Israel, and should drink ; and gave them pulse. of the king's seed, and of the princes; 17 9 As for these four children, God

4 Children in whom was no blemish, I gave them knowledge and skill in all but well-favoured, and skilful in all wis- learning and wisdom: and Daniel had dom, and cunning in knowledge, and un- understanding in all visions and dreams. derstanding science, and such as had abil- | 18 Now at the end of the days that the ity in them to stand in the king's palace, king had said he should bring them in, and whom they might teach the learning then the prince of the eunuchs brought and the tongue of the Chaldeans. them in before Nebuchadnezzar.

5 And the king appointed them a daily 19 And the king communed with them; provision of the king's meat, and of the land among them all was found none like wine which he drank: so nourishing them Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah : three years, that at the end thereof they therefore stood they before the king. might stand before the king

20 And in all matters of wisdom and 6 Now among these were of the chil- understanding, that the king inquired of dren of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mi- them, he found them ten times better shael, and Azariah :

than all the magicians and astrologers 7 Unto whom the prince of the eu- that were in all his realm. nuchs gave names: for he gave unto Dan- 21 And Daniel continued even unto iel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Han- the first year of king Cyrus. aniah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of

CHAP. II. Meshach; anıl to Azariah, of Abed-nego. |1 Nebuchadnezzar forgetteth his dream;

8 But Daniel purposed in his heart 14 Daniel findeth it. 31 The dream, that he wonld not defile himself with the 36 and interpretation. portion of the king's meat, nor with the AND in the second year of the reign of wine which he crank : therefore he re F1 Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar quested of the prince of the eunuchs that dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was lie might not defile himself.

troubled, and his sleep brake from him. 9 Now God had brought Daniel into 2 Then the king commanded to call favour and tender love with the prince of the magicians, and the astrologers, and the eunuchs.

the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to 10 And the prince of the eunuchs said shew the king his dream. So they came unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, and stood before the king. who hath appointed your meat and your 3 And the king said unto them, I have drink : for why should he see your faces | dreamed a dream, and my spirit was worse liking than the children which are troubled to know the dream. of your sort? then shall ye make me en 4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the danger my head to the king.

king in Syriack, 0 king, live for ever: tell 1i Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom thy servants the dream, and we will shew the prince of the eunuchs had set over the interpretation.

Nebuchadnezzar forgets his dream. CHAP. 11.

Daniel findeth it. 687 5 The king answered and said to the 21 And he changeth the times and the Chaldeans, 'I he thing is gone from me : seasons ; he removeth kings, and setteth if ye will not make known unto me the up kings ; he giveth wisdom unto the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye wise, and knowledge to them that know shall be cut in pieces, and your houses understanding : shall be made a dunghill.

22 He revealeth the deep and secret 6 But if ye shew the dream, and the things : he knoweth what is in the darkinterpretation thereof, ye shall receive of ness, and the light dwelleth with him. me gifts and rewards and great honour : 23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O therefore shew me the dream, and the in- thou God of my fathers, who hast given terpretation thereof.

me wisdom and might, and hast made Ť They answered again and said, Let known unto me now what we desired of the king iell his servants the dream, and thee: for thou hast now made known unwe will shew the interpretation of it. to us the king's matter.

8 The king answered and said, I know | 24 Therefore Daniel went in unto of certainty that ye would gain the time, Arioch, whom the king had ordained to because ye see the thing is gone from me. destroy the wise men of Babylon : he went

9 But if ye will not make known unto and said thus unto him ; Destroy not the me the dream, there is but one decree for wise men of Babylon : bring me in before you : for ye have prepared lying and cor- | the king, and I will shew unto the king rupt words to speak before me, till the the interpretation. time be changed: therefore tell me the 25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel bedream, and I shall know that ye can shew fore the king in haste, and said thus unto me the interpretation thereof.

him, I have found a man of the captives 10 | The Chaldeans answered before of Judah, that will make known unto the the king, and said, There is not a man king the interpretation. upon the earth that can shew the king's 26 The king answered and said to Danmatter : therefore there is no king, lord, ie!, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art nor ruler, that asked such things at any thou able to make known unto me the magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean. dream which I have seen, and the inter

11 And it is a rare thing that the king | pretation thereof? requireth, and there is none other that 27 Daniel answered in the presence of can shew it before the king, except the the king, and said, The secret which the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh. king hath demanded cannot the wise men,

12 For this cause the king was angry | the astrologers, the magicians, the soothand very furious, and commanded to de sayers, shew unto the king ; stroy all the wise men of Babylon.

28 But there is a God in heaven that 13 And the decree went forth that the revealeth secrets, and maketh known to wise men should be slain; and they sought the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be Daniel and his fellows to be slain.

in the latter days. Thy dream, and the 14 | Then Daniel answered with coun visions of thy head upon thy bed, are sel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of these ; the king's guard, which was gone forth | 29 As for thee, ( king, thy thoughts to slay the wise men of Babylon :

came into thy mind upon thy bed, what 15 He answered and said to Arioch the should come to pass hereafter : and he king's captain, Why is the decree so hasty that revealeth secrets maketh known to from the king? Then Arioch made the thee what shall come to pass. thing known to Daniel.

30 But as for me, this secret is not re16 Then Daniel went in, and desired vealed to me for any wisdom that I have of the king that he would give him time, more than any living, but for their sakes and that he would shew the king the in that shall make known the interpretation terpretation.

to the king, and that thou mightest know 17 Then Daniel went to his house, and the thoughts of thy heart. made the thing known to Hananiah, Mi-|| 31 f 'l'hou, Oking, sawest, and behold shael, and Azariah, his companions: a great image. This great image, whose

18 That they would desire mercies of brightness was excellent, stood before the God of heaven concerning this secret ; thee; and the form thereof was terrible. that Daniel and his fellows should not 32 This image's head was of fine gold, perish with the rest of the wise men of his breast and his arms of silver, his belly Babylon

and his thighs of brass, 19 Then was the secret revealed unto i 33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel | and part of clay. blessed the God of heaven.

34 Thou sa west till that a stone was 20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed cut out without hands, which smote the be the name of God for ever and ever : image upon his feet that were of iron and for wisdom and might are his :

Il clay, and brake them to pieces.

688 The dream interpreted. DANIEL The golden image set up.

35 Then was the iron, the clay, the || man, and gave him many great gifts, and brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to made him ruler over the whole province pieces together, and became like the chaff of Babylon, and chief of the governors of the summer threshing-floors ; and the over all the wise men of Babylon. wind carried them away, that no place | 49 Then Daniel requested of the king, was found for them: and the stone that || and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed. smote the image became a great moun nego, over the affairs of the province of tain, and filled the whole earth.

Babylon : but Daniel sat in the gate of 36 This is the dream ; and we will the king. tell the interpretation thereof before the

CHAP. III. king:

11 Nebuchadnezzar dedicateth a golden 37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings : image in Dura. 8 Shadrach, Meshach, for the God of heaven hath given thee a and Abed-nego, are accused, 19 delivkingdom, power, and strength, and glory. ered.

38 And wheresoever the children of NEBUCHADNEZZARtheking made men dwell, the beasts of the field and the an image of gold, whose height was fowls of the heaven hath he given into threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over | six cubits : le set it up in the plain of them all. Thou art this head of gold. Dura, in the province of Babylon.

39 And after thee shall arise another 2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent kingdom inferior to thee, and another to gather together the princes, the govthird kingdom of brass, which shall bear | ernors, and the captains, the judges, the rule over all the earth.

treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, 40 And the fourth kingdom shall be and all the rulers of the provinces, to come strong as iron : forasmuch as iron break to the dedication of the image which Nebeth in pieces and subdueth all things; and uchadnezzar the king had set up. as iron that breaketh all these, shall it 3 Then the princes, the governors, and break in pieces and bruise.

captains, the judges, the treasurers, the 41 And whereas thou sawest the feet counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers and toes, part of potters clay, and part of of the provinces, were gathered together iron, the kingdom shall be divided ; but unto the dedication of the image that Nebthere shall be in it of the strength of the luchadnezzar the king had set up; and iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron | they stood before the image that Nebinixed with the miry clay.

uchadnezzar had set up. 42 And as the toes of the feet were part 4 Then an herald cried aloud, To you of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom | it is coinmanded, 0 people, nations, and shall be partly strong, and partly broken languages,

45 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed 5 That at what time ye hear the sound with miry clay, they shall mingle them of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psalteselves with the seed of men : but they | ry, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye shall not cleave one to another, even as fall down and worship the golden image iron is not mixed with clay.

Il that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up. 44 And in the days of these kings shall || 6 And whoso falleth not down and the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which || worshippeth shall the same hour be cast shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom || into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. shall not be left to other people, but it shall 7 Therefore at that time, when all the break in pieces and consume all these people heard the sound of the cornet, kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. fute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all

45 Forasniuch as thou sawest that the || kinds of musick, all the people, the nastone was cut out of the mountain with 1 tions, and the languages, fell down and out hands, and that it brake in pieces the || worshipped the golden image that Nebiron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and luchadnezzar the king had set up. the gold; the great God hath made known 87 Whereforeat that time certain Chalto the king what shall come to pass here deans came near, and accused the Jews. after: and the dream is certain, and the 9 They spake and said to the king Nebinterpretation thereof sure.

uchadnezzar, O king, live for ever. 46°4 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar || 10 Thou, O king, hast made a decree, fell upon his face, and worshipped Dan that every man that shall hear the sound iel, and commanded that they should offer of the cornet, fluie, harp, sackbut, psalan oblation and sweet odours unto him. tery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of mu

47 The king answered unto Daniel, || sick, shall fall down and worship the goldand said, Of a truth it is, that your God | en image : is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, | 11 And whoso falleth not down and and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou worshippeth, that he should be cast into couldest reveal this secret.

the midst of a burning fiery furnace. 48 Then the king made Daniel a great il 12 There are certain Jews whom thou

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