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The prince's inheritance. CHAP. XLVII. The vision of the holy walers. lamb, and the meat offering, and the Afterward he brought me again oil, every morning for a continual unto the door of the house; and, beburnt offering.

hold, waters issued out from under 16 Thus saith the Lord God; If the threshold of the house eastward: the prince give a gift'unto any of his for the forefront of the house stood sons, the inheritance thereof shall be toward the east, and the waters came his sons'; it shall be their possession down from under from the right side of by inheritance.

the house, at the south side of the altar. 17 But if he give a gift of his inhe 2 Then brought he me out of the ritance to one of his servants, then it way of the gate northward, and led me shall be his to the year of liberty; about the way without unto the utter after it shall return to the prince: gate by the way that looketh eastbut his inheritance shall be his sons' ward; and, behold, there ran out wafor them.

ters on the right side. 18 Moreover the prince shall not 3 And when the man that had the take of the people's inheritance by op-line in his hand went forth eastward, pression, to thrust them out of their he measured a thousand cubits, and possession; but he shall give his sons he brought me through the waters; inheritance out of his own possession: the waters were to the ancles. that my people be not scattered every 4 Again he measured a thousand, and ipan from his possession.

brought me through the waters; the 19 | After he brought me through waters were to the knees. Again he the entry, which was at the side of measured a thousand, and brought me the gate, into the holy chambers of through; the waters were to the loins. the priests, which looked toward the 5 Afterward he measured a thounorth: and, behold, there was a place sand; and it was a river that I could on the two sides westward.

not pass over: for the waters were 20 Then said he unto me, This is the risen, waters to swim in, a river that place where the priests shall boil the could not be passed over. trespass offering and the sin offering, 6 And he said unto me, Son of where they shall bake the meat offer man, hast thou seen this? Then he ing; that they bear them not out into brought me, and caused me to return the utter court, to sanctify the people. to the brink of the river.

21 Then he brought me forth into 7 Now when I had returned, behold, the utter court, and caused me to pass at the bank of the river were very many by the four corners of the court; and, trees on the one side and on the other. behold, in every corner of the court 8 Then said he unto me, These wathere was a court.

ters issue out toward the east country, 22 In the four corners of the court and go down into the desert, and go there were courts joined of forty cubits into the sea: which being brought forth long and thirty broad: these four cor- into the sea, the waters shall be healed. ners were of one measure.

9 And it shall come to pass, that 23 And there was a row of building every thing that liveth, which moveth, round about in them, round about whithersoever the rivers shall come, them four, and it was made with boil- shall live: and there shall be a very ing places under the rows roundabout. great multitude of fish, because these

24 Then said he unto me, These waters shall come thither: for they are the places of them that boil, where shall be healed; and every thing shall the ministers of the house shall boil live whither the river cometh. the sacrifice of the people.

10 And it shall come to pass, that the

fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi CHAP. XLVII. The vision of the holy waters. The virtue or place to spread forth nets; their tish

even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a 13 The borders of the land. 22 The division of it by lot,

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EZEKIEL, The portion of the twelve tribes. the fish of the great sea, exceeding ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritmany.

ance unto you, and to the strangers 11 But the miry places thereof and that sojourn among you, which shall the marishes thereof shall not be heal-beget children among you : and they ed: they shall be given to salt. shall be unto you as born in the coun

12 And by the river upon the bank try among the children of Israel; they thereof, on this side and on that side, shall have inheritance with you among shall grow all trees for meat, whose the tribes of Israel. leaf shall not fade, neither shall the 23 And it shall come to pass, that in fruit thereof be consumed: it shall what tribe the stranger sojourneth, bring forth new fruit according to his there shall ye give him his inheritance, months, because their waters they saith the Lord God. issued out of the sanctuary: and the

CHAP. XLVIII. fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the

1, 23 The portions of the twelve tribes, 8 of the leaf thereof for medicine.

sanctuary, 15 of the city and suburbs, 21 and of 13 Thus saith the Lord God; the prince. 30 The dimensions and gates of the This shall be the border, whereby ye

city. shall inherit the land according to the Now these are the names of the tribes. lwelve tribes of Israel : Joseph shall From the north end to the coast of the have two portions.

way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Ha14 And ye shall inherit it, one as math, Hazar-enan, the border of Dawell as another: concerning the which mascus northward, to the coast of I lifted up mine hand to give it unto Hamath; for these are his sides east your fathers : and this land shall fall and west ; a portion for Dan. for inheritance.

2 And by the border of Dan, from 15 And this shall be the border of the east side unto the west side, a the land toward the north side, from portion for Asher. the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as 3 And by the border of Asher, from men go to Zedad;

the east side even unto the west side, 16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which a portion for Naphtali. is between the border of Damascus 4 And by the border of Naphtali, and the border of Hamath; Hazar-hat- from the east side unto the west side, ticon, which is by the coast of Hauran. a portion for Manasseh.

17 And the border from the sea shall 5 And by the border of Manasseh, be Hazar-enan, the border of Damas- from the east side unto the west side, cus, and the north northward, and the a portion for Ephraim. border of Hamath. And this is the 6 And by the border of Ephraim, north side.

from the east side even unto the west 18 And the east side ye shall measure side, a portion for Reuben. from Hauran, and from Damascus, and 7 And by the border of Reuben, from Gilead, and from the land of Is- from the east side even unto the west rael by Jordan, from the border unto side, a portion for Judah. the east sea. And this is the east side. 8 And by the border of Judah, from

19 And the south side southward, the east side unto the west side, shall from Tamar eden to the waters of strife be the offering which ye shall offer of in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. five and twenty thousand reeds in And this is the south side southward. breadth, and in length as one of the

20 The west side also shull be the other parts, from the east side unto the great sea from the border, till a man west side: and the sanctuary shall be come over against Hamath. This is in the midst of it. the west side.

9 The oblation that ye shall offer unto 21 So shall ye divide this land unto the LORD shall be of five and twenty you according to the tribes of Israel. thousand in length, and of ten thou22 | And it shall come to pass, that sand in breadth.

The portion of the
CHAP. XLVIII.

Iwelre tribes, &c 10 And for them, even for the priests, 19 And they that serve the city shall shall be this holy oblation: toward serve it out of all the tribes of Israel, the north five and twenty thousand in 20 All the oblation shall be five and length, and toward the west ten thou- twenty thousand by five and twenty sand in breadth, and toward the east thousand: ye shall offer the holy obten thousand in breadth, and toward lation foursquare, with the possession the south five and twenty thousand in of the city. length: and the sanctuary of the LORD 21 | And the residue shall be for the shall be in the midst thereof.

prince, on the one side and on the 11 It shall be for the priests that are other of the holy oblation, and of the sanctified of the sons of Zadok; which possession of the city, over against have kept my charge, which went not the five and twenty thousand of the astray when the children of Israel went oblation toward the east border, and astray, as the Levites went astray. westward over against the five and

12 And this oblation of the land that twenty thousand toward the west boris offered shall be unto them a thing der, over against the portions for the most holy by the border of the Levites. prince: and it shall be the holy obla

13 And over against the border of tion; and the sanctuary of the house the priests the Levites shall have five shall be in the midst thereof. and twenty thousand in length, and ten 22 Moreover from the possession of thousand in breadth: all the length the Levites, and from the possession shall be five and twenty thousand, and of the city, being in the midst of that the breadth ten thousand.

which is the prince's, between the 14 And they shall not sell of it, border of Judah and the border of neither exchange, nor alienate the first Benjamin, shall be for the prince. fruits of the land: for it is holy unto 23 As for the rest of the tribes, the LORD.

from the east side unto the west side 15 And the five thousand, that are Benjamin shall have a portion. left in the breadth over against the five 94 And by the border of Benjamin, and twenty thousand, shall be a pro- from the east side unto the west side, fane place for the city, for dwelling, Simeon shall have a portion. and for suburbs; and the city shall be 25 And by the border of Simeon, in the midst thereof.

from the east side unto the west side, 16 And these shall be the measures Issachar a portion. thereof; the north side four thousand 26 And by the border of Issachar, and five hundred, and the south side from the east side unto the west side, four thousand and five hundred, and Zebulun a portion. on the east side four thousand and five 27 And by the border of Zebulun, hundred, and the west side four thou- from the east side unto the west side, sand and five hundred.

Gad a portion. 17 And the suburbs of the city shall 28 And by the border of Gad, at be toward the north two hundred and the south side southward, the border tifty, and toward the south two hun- shall be even from Tamar, unto the dred and fifty, and toward the east waters of strife in Kadesh, and to the two hundred and fifty, and toward river toward the great sea. the west two hundred and fifty. 29 This is the land which ye shall

18 And the residue in length over divide by lot unto the tribes of Israel against the oblation of the holy por- for inheritance, and these are their tion shall be ten thousand eastward, portions, saith the Lord God. and ten thousand westward : and it 30 q And these are the goings out shall be over against the oblation of of the city on the north side, four the holy portion; and the increase thousand and five hundred measures. thereof shall be for food unto them 3i And the gates of the city shall be that serve the city.

after the names of the tribes of Israel:

Daniel and his companions DANIEL,

refuse the king's meat. three gates northward; one gate of gate of Issachar, one gate of ZebuReuben, one gate of Judah, one gate lun. of Levi.

34 At the west side four thousand 32 And at the east side four thou- and five hundred, with their three sand and five hundred: and three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of gates; and one gate of Joseph, one Asher, one gate of Naphtali. gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan. 35 It was round about eighteen

$3 And at the south side four thou- thousand measures: and the name of sand and five hundred measures: and the city from that day shall be, The three gates; one gate of Simeon, one LORD is there.

The Book of DANIEL.

CHAP. I.

nuchs gave names: for he gave unto

Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and 1 Jehoiakim's captivity. 3 Ashpenaz taketh Da

to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to niel, Hannniak, Mishael, and Azariah. 8 They refusing the king's portion do prosper with pulse | Mishael, of Meshach; and to Aza

and water. 17 Their excellency in wisdom. zariah, of Abed-nego. In the third year of the reign of Je 8 | But Daniel purposed in his hoiakim king of Judah came Nebu- heart that he would not defile himself chadnezzar king of Babylon unto Je- with the portion of the king's meat, rusalem, and besieged it.

nor with the wine which he drank: 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim therefore he requested of the prince king of Judah into his hand, with of the eunuchs that he might not depart of the vessels of the house of file himself. God: which he carried into the land 9 Now God had brought Daniel of Shinar to the house of his god : into favour and tender love with the and he brought the vessels into the prince of the eunuchs.“ treasure house of his god.

10 And the prince of the eunuchs 3 And the king spake unto Ash- said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the penaz the master of his eunuchs, that king, who hath appointed your meat he should bring certain of the child and your drink: for why should he ren of Israel, and of the king's seed, see your faces worse liking than the and of the princes;

children which are of your sort? then 4 Children in whom was no blemish, shall ye make me endanger my head but well favoured, and skilful in all to the king. wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, 11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, and understanding science, and such whom the prince of the eunuchs had as had ability in them to stand in the set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, king's palace, and whom they might and Azariah, teach the learning and the tongue of 12 Prove thy servants, I beseech the Chaldeans.

thee, ten days, and let them give us 5 And the king appointed them a pulse to eat, and water to drink. daily provision of the king's meat, 13 Then let our countevances be and of the wine which he drank : so looked upon before thee, and the nourishing them three years, that at countenance of the children that eat the end thereof they might stand be- of the portion of the king's meat: and fore the king.

as thou seest, deal with thy servants. 6 Now among these were of the 14 So he consented to them in this children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, matter, and proved them ten days. Mishael, and Azariah:

15 And at the end of ten days their 7 Unto whom the prince of the eu countenances appeared fairer and fat

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Nebuchadnezzar forgelteth CHAP. II.

his dream, ter in flesh than all the children which me: if ye will not make known unto did eat the portion of the king's meat. me the dream, with the interpretation

16 Thus Melzar took away the por- thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and tion of their meat, and the wine that your houses shall be made a dunghill. they should drink; and gave them 6 But if ye shew the dream, and pulse.

the interpretation thereof, ye shall re17 As for these four children, God ceive of me gifts and rewards and great gave them knowledge and skill in all honour: therefore shew me the dream, learning and wisdom; and Daniel had and the interpretation thereof. understanding in all visions and dreams. 7 They answered again and said,

18 Now at the end of the days that Let the king tell his servants the the king had said he should bring them dream, and we will shew the interin, then the prince of the eunuchs pretation of it. brought them in before Nebuchad 8 The king answered and said, I

know of certainty that ye would gain 19 And the king communed with the time, because ye see the thing is them; and among them all was found gone from me. none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, 9 But if ye will not inake known and Azariah: therefore stood they be- unto me the dream, there is but one fore the king.

decree for you: for ye have prepared 20 And in all matters of wisdom and lying and corrupt words to speak beunderstanding, that the king enquired fore me, till the time be changed : of them, he found them ten times therefore tell me the dream, and I better than all the magicians and astro- shall know that ye can shew me the logers that were in all his realm. interpretation thereof.

21 And Daniel continued even unto 10 | The Chaldeans answered bethe first year of king Cyrus.

fore the king, and said, There is not CHAP. II.

a man upon the earth that can shew

the king's matter : therefore there is no 1 Nebuchadnezzar, forgetting his dream, requireth it of the Chaldeans, by promises and threaten- king, lord, nor ruler, thut asked such ings. 10 They acknowledging their inability things at any magician, or astrologer, arc judged to die. 14 Daniel obtaining some or Chaldean. respite findeth the dream. 19 He blesseth God. 28 He staying the decree is brought to the king.

11 And it is a rare thing that the 31 The dreum. 36 The interpretation. 46 king requireth, and there is none other Daniel's advancement.

that can shew it before the king, exAnd in the second year of the reign cept the gods, whose dwelling is not of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar with flesh. dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit 12 For this cause the king was angry was troubled, and his sleep brake and very furious, and commanded to from him.

destroy all the wise men of Babylon. 2 Then the king commanded to call 13 And the decree went forth that the magicians, and the astrologers, the wise men should be slain; and they and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, sought Daniel and his fellows to be for to shew the king his dreams. So slain. they came and stood before the king. 14 | Then Daniel answered with

3 And the king said unto them, I counsel and wisdom to Arioch the have dreamed a dream, and my spirit captain of the king's guard, which was troubled to know the dream. was gone forth to slay the wise men

4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the of Babylon.
king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: 15 He answered and said to Arioch
tell thy servants the dream, and we will the king's captain, Why is the decree
shew the interpretation.

so hasty from the king ? Then Arioch 5 The king answered and said to the made the thing known to Daniel. Chaldeans, The thing is gone from 16 Then Daniel went in, and de

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