Ezekiel 47:7
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New International Version
When I arrived there, I saw a great number of trees on each side of the river.

New Living Translation
When I returned, I was surprised by the sight of many trees growing on both sides of the river.

English Standard Version
As I went back, I saw on the bank of the river very many trees on the one side and on the other.

Berean Study Bible
When I arrived, I saw a great number of trees along both banks of the river.

New American Standard Bible
Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river there were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

King James Bible
Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

Christian Standard Bible
When I had returned, I saw a very large number of trees along both sides of the riverbank.

Contemporary English Version
where I saw dozens of trees on each side.

Good News Translation
and when I got there, I saw that there were very many trees on each bank.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When I had returned, I saw a very large number of trees along both sides of the riverbank.

International Standard Version
As we were coming back, I was amazed to see that there were many, many trees lining both banks of the river.

NET Bible
When I had returned, I noticed a vast number of trees on the banks of the river, on both sides.

New Heart English Bible
Now when I had returned, look, on the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the man led me back along the bank of the river. As I went back, I saw many trees on both sides of the river.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now when I had been brought back, behold, upon the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

New American Standard 1977
Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river there were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as I turned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

King James 2000 Bible
Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

American King James Version
Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

American Standard Version
Now when I had returned, behold, upon the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when I had turned myself, behold on the bank of the torrent were very many trees on both sides.

Darby Bible Translation
When I returned, behold, on the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

English Revised Version
Now when I had returned, behold, upon the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

World English Bible
Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

Young's Literal Translation
In my turning back, then, lo, at the edge of the stream are very many trees, on this side and on that side.
Study Bible
Waters from Under the Temple
6“Do you see this, son of man?” he asked. Then he led me back to the bank of the river. 7When I arrived, I saw a great number of trees along both banks of the river. 8And he said to me, “This water flows out to the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah. When it empties into the sea, the water there becomes fresh.…
Cross References
Exodus 15:25
And Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a log. And when he cast it into the waters, they were sweetened. There the LORD made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He tested them,

Isaiah 60:13
The glory of Lebanon will come to you--its pine, fir, and cypress together--to adorn the place of My sanctuary, and I will glorify the place of My feet.

Isaiah 60:21
Then all your people will be righteous; they will possess the land forever; they are the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, so that I may be glorified.

Isaiah 61:3
to provide for those who grieve in Zion--to give them a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and a garment of praise in place of a spirit of despair. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.

Ezekiel 47:12
Along both banks of the river, fruit trees of all kinds will grow. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. Each month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will be used for food and their leaves for healing.

Treasury of Scripture

Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

bank [heb] lip

1 Kings 9:26 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside …

2 Kings 2:13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went …

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Ezekiel 47:12 And by the river on the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, …

Genesis 2:9,10 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is …

Revelation 22:2 In the middle of the street of it, and on either side of the river, …







(7) Very many trees.--In the corresponding vision of Revelation 22:2 the same thought is symbolised by the "tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits."

Verse 7. - Now when I had returned בְּשׁוּבֵנִי is by the best interpreters, after Gesenius ('Hebrew Grammar,' § 132. 2), regarded as an incorrect form for בְּשׁוּבִי (literally, in my returning), though Schroder adheres to the transitive sense of the verb, and translates," when I had turned myself," and Hitzig takes the suffix נִי as a genitive of possession, and renders, "when he came back with me." In any case, on the return journey the prophet observed that at (or, on) the bank (or, lip) of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. Hitzig supposes the trees had not been there when the prophet made the down journey, but sprang up when he had turned to his guide (ver. 6), and stood with his back to the river. Kliefoth's conclusion is better, that the trees had been there all the while, but that the prophet's attention had not been directed to them. The luxuriant foliage of this vision reappears in that of the Apocalyptic river (Revelation 22:2). Now when I had returned,.... To the brink of the river:

behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side, and on the other; here was a new wonder observed, which had not been before; and therefore this note of admiration, "behold!" is prefixed; on a sudden sprung up trees on each side of the river, of a perfect stature, and full of fruit; which the prophet had not seen when he went along with the man on the bank of it, as he measured the waters; but now being returned, sees this wonderful sight; an emblem of true Christians, believers, and regenerate persons, who are trees of righteousness, planted by the river of divine love; watered with the grace of God, and doctrines of the Gospel; whereby they become fruitful in good works, and are to be seen wherever the Gospel comes with power and efficacy; see Psalm 1:3, or, "an exceeding large tree" (e); so John saw but one tree, which was on each side of the river, which he calls the tree of life, Revelation 22:2, but here it seems to be put for many, as appears from Ezekiel 47:12.

(e) "arbor multa admodum", Cocceius, Starckius. 7. trees—not merely one tree of life as in Paradise (Ge 3:22), but many: to supply immortal food and medicine to the people of God, who themselves also become "trees of righteousness" (Isa 61:3) planted by the waters and (Ps 1:3) bearing fruit unto holiness.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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