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.
Darby Bible Translation
But its marshes and its pools shall not be healed; they shall be given up 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The exception, which reserves for sterility places to which the living water does not reach, probably indicates that the life and health are solely due to the stream which proceeds from beneath the throne of God. Compare Isaiah 57:20-21.
LibraryThe Coast of the Asphaltites, the Essenes. En-Gedi.
"On the western shore" (of the Asphaltites) "dwell the Essenes; whom persons, guilty of any crimes, fly from on every side. A nation it is that lives alone, and of all other nations in the whole world, most to be admired; they are without any woman; all lust banished, &c. Below these, was the town Engadda, the next to Jerusalem for fruitfulness, and groves of palm-trees, now another burying-place. From thence stands Massada, a castle in a rock, and this castle not far from the Asphaltites." Solinus, …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
The Iranian Conquest
'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.'
"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."
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