Ezekiel 47:11
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New International Version
But the swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt.

New Living Translation
But the marshes and swamps will not be purified; they will still be salty.

English Standard Version
But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they are to be left for salt.

New American Standard Bible
"But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt.

King James Bible
But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be left for salt.

International Standard Version
"The river delta will consist of swamps and marshes that will remain a salt water wetland preserve.

NET Bible
But its swamps and its marshes will not become fresh; they will remain salty.

New Heart English Bible
But the miry places of it, and its marshes, shall not be healed; they shall be given up to salt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the water in the swamps and marshes won't become fresh. It will remain salty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the miry places thereof, and the marshes thereof, shall not be healed; they shall be given for salt.

New American Standard 1977
“But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.

King James 2000 Bible
But its swamps and its marshes shall not be healed; they shall be given over to salt.

American King James Version
But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.

American Standard Version
But the miry places thereof, and the marshes thereof, shall not be healed; they shall be given up to salt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But on the shore thereof, and in the fenny places they shall not be healed, because they shall be turned into saltpits.

Darby Bible Translation
But its marshes and its pools shall not be healed; they shall be given up to salt.

English Revised Version
But the miry places thereof, and the marishes thereof, shall not be healed; they shall be given up to salt.

Webster's Bible Translation
But its miry places and its marshes shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.

World English Bible
But the miry places of it, and its marshes, shall not be healed; they shall be given up to salt.

Young's Literal Translation
Its miry and its marshy places -- they are not healed; to salt they have been given up.
Study Bible
Waters from Under the Temple
10"And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the spreading of nets. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many. 11"But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt. 12"By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing."…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:23
'All its land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.'

Ezekiel 47:12
"By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing."
Treasury of Scripture

But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.

the miry places Those who reject, neglect, or pervert the gospel

shall not be healed, they shall be. or, and that which shall not be. or, and that which shall not be healed

Hebrews 6:4-8 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have …

Hebrews 10:26-31 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge …

2 Peter 2:19-22 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants …

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …

Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, …

given

Deuteronomy 29:23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, …

Judges 9:45 And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the …

Psalm 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Jeremiah 17:6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when …

Mark 9:48,49 Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched…

(11) The marishes thereof shall not be healed.--The picture of the life-giving waters would be imperfect without this exception to their effects. The Dead Sea at the southern end is very shallow, and beyond there is an extensive tract of very low land. In the season of the flood of the Jordan this is overflowed to a considerable distance, and as the river subsides, is again left bare and encrusted with salt from the evaporation of the water. This allusion, therefore, shows plainly that the prophet did not have in mind a flowing on of the river through the Arabah, or valley leading from the Dead to the Red Sea, and that the effect of the life-giving waters should cease where the waters themselves ceased to flow; at the same time, in the thing symbolised, it shows that we are not to expect, as the effect of the Gospel, a perfect and universal obedience to its teachings. Man is still left free to hear or forbear, and the world must be expected always to contain its unhealed miry and marshy places.

Verse 11. - The miry places thereof (בִּצּלֺאתָו an incorrect reading for בִּצּותַיו, the plural with suffix of בִּצָּה, "a marsh, or swamp," as in Job 8:11; Job 40:21) and the marshes thereof גְבָיָאו, "its pools and sloughs" (comp. Isaiah 30:14, where the term-signifies a reservoir for water, or cistern), were the low tracts of land upon the borders of the Dead Sea, which in the rainy season, when its waters overflowed, became covered with pools (see Robinson, 'Bibl. Res.,' 2:225). These, according to the prophet, should not be healed (better than, "and that which shall not be healed," as in the margin of the Authorized Text), obviously because the waters of the temple-river should not reach them, but should be given to salt. When the waters of the above-mentioned pools have been dried up or evaporated, they leave behind them a deposit of salt (see Robinson, 'Bibl. Res.,' 2:226), and Canon Driver ('Literature of the Old Testament,' p. 276), following Smend, conceives that the above-named miry places and marshes in the vicinity of the Dead Sea were to be allowed to remain as they were on account of the excellent salt which they furnished. (On the supposed (!) excellence of the salt derived from the Dead Sea, Thomson's 'Land and the Book,' p. 616, may be consulted.) If this, however, were the correct import of the prophet's words, then the clause would describe an additional blessing to be enjoyed by the land, viz. that the temple-river would not be permitted to spoil its "salt-pans;" but the manifest intention of the prophet was to indicate a limitation to the life-giving influence of the river, and to signify that places and persons unvisited by its healing stream would be abandoned to incurable destruction. "To give to salt" is in Scripture never expressive of blessing, but always of judgment (see Deuteronomy 29:23; Judges 9:47; Psalm 107:34; Jeremiah 17:6; Zephaniah 2:9). But the miry places thereof, and the marshes thereof,.... That is, of the sea; the waters of which were healed, by the waters of the sanctuary coming into them: but the ditches and lakes, the miry and marsh ground, separate from the sea, which lay near it, and upon the borders of it,

shall not be healed; these design the reprobate part of the world, obstinate and perverse sinners, that abandon themselves to their filthy lusts, and sensual pleasures; that wallow like swine in the mire and dirt of sin; are wholly immersed in the things of this world, mind nothing but earth and earthly things, and load themselves with thick clay; whose god is their belly, and who glory in their shame: also hypocrites and apostates may be here meant, who, despising the GospeL, and the doctrines of it, put it away from them, and judge themselves unworthy of everlasting life, and so receive no benefit by it; but, on the contrary, it is the savour of death unto death unto them; see Isaiah 6:9,

they shall be given to salt; left to the hardness of their hearts; given up to the lusts of them; devoted to ruin and destruction and remain barren and unfruitful, as places demolished and sown with salt are; see Deuteronomy 29:23, or made an example of, as Lot's wife was; that others may learn wisdom, and shun those things that have been the cause of their ruin. The Targum is,

"its pools and lakes shall not be healed; they shall be for salt pits.'' 11. marshes—marshy places. The region is known to have such pits and marshes. The Arabs take the salt collected by evaporation in these pits for their own use, and that of their flocks.

not be healed—Those not reached by the healing waters of the Gospel, through their sloth and earthly-mindedness, are given over (Re 22:11) to their own bitterness and barrenness (as "saltness" is often employed to express, De 29:23; Ps 107:34; Zep 2:9); an awful example to others in the punishment they suffer (2Pe 2:6).47:1-23 These waters signify the gospel of Christ, which went forth from Jerusalem, and spread into the countries about; also the gifts and powers of the Holy Ghost which accompanied it, by virtue of which is spread far, and produced blessed effects. Christ is the Temple; and he is the Door; from him the living waters flow, out of his pierced side. They are increasing waters. Observe the progress of the gospel in the world, and the process of the work of grace in the heart; attend the motions of the blessed Spirit under Divine guidance. If we search into the things of God, we find some things plain and easy to be understood, as the waters that were but to the ankles; others more difficult, which require a deeper search, as the waters to the knees, or the loins; and some quite beyond our reach, which we cannot penetrate; but must, as St. Paul did, adore the depth, Ro 11. It is wisdom to begin with that which is most easy, before we proceed to that which is dark and hard to be understood. The promises of the sacred word, and the privileges of believers, as shed abroad in their souls by the quickening Spirit, abound where the gospel is preached; they nourish and delight the souls of men; they never fade nor wither, nor are exhausted. Even the leaves serve as medicines to the soul: the warnings and reproofs of the word, though less pleasant than Divine consolations, tend to heal the diseases of the soul. All who believe in Christ, and are united to him by his sanctifying Spirit, will share the privileges of Israelites. There is room in the church, and in heaven, for all who seek the blessings of that new covenant of which Christ is Mediator.
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