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Ezekiel 47:3

    Ezekiel 47:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When the man went forth eastward with the line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the ankles.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, and after measuring a thousand cubits, he made me go through the waters, which came over my feet.

    Webster's Revision

    When the man went forth eastward with the line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the ankles.

    World English Bible

    When the man went forth eastward with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the ankles.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When the man went forth eastward with the line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the ankles.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 47:3

    He measured a thousand cubits - the waters were to the Ankles; a thousand more, - the waters were to the Knees; a thousand more, - they became a River that could not be forded. The waters were risen, and they were waters to Swim in.

    I. This may be applied to the gradual discoveries of the plan of salvation, -

    1. In the patriarchal ages.

    2. In the giving of the law.

    3. In the ministry of John the Baptist. And,

    4. In the full manifestation of Christ by the communication of the Holy Ghost.

    II. This vision may be applied also to the growth of a believer in the grace and knowledge of God. There is -

    1. The seed of the kingdom.

    2. The blade from that seed.

    3. The ear out of that blade. And,

    4. The full corn in that ear.

    III. It may be applied to the discoveries a penitent believer receives of the mercy of God in his salvation. He is -

    1. A little child, born of God, born from above, and begins to taste the bread of life, and live on the heavenly food.

    2. He grows up and increases in stature and strength, and becomes a young man.

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    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 47:3

    The ancles - This may coincide with the step gained in the baptism of Cornelius Acts 10, and the opening of the Church to the Gentiles. The dispersion which had followed the martyrdom of Stephen Acts 11:19, had carried believers into various countries, and so paved the way for the foundation of Gentile Churches.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 47:3

    47:3 He measured - By the line in his hand. He brought me - Went before, and the prophet followed; all this was in vision.