When you divide the land by lot as an inheritance, you are to set aside a portion for the LORD, a holy portion of the land 25,000 cubits long and 20,000 cubits wide. This entire tract of land will be holy.
Cross ReferencesNumbers 34:13
So Moses commanded the Israelites, "Apportion this land by lot as an inheritance, which the LORD commanded to be given to the nine and a half tribes.
Now therefore divide this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh."
For Moses had given the inheritance east of the Jordan to the other two and a half tribes. But he granted no inheritance among them to the Levites.
With a measuring rod he measured the east side to be five hundred cubits long.
Within this area there is to be a section for the sanctuary 500 cubits square, with 50 cubits around it for open land.
You are to divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.
Bordering the territory of Judah, from east to west, will be the portion you are to set apart. It will be 25,000 cubits wide, and the length of one of the tribal portions from the east side to the west. In the center will be the sanctuary.
The special portion you set apart to the LORD shall be 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 cubits wide.
This is the land you are to allot as an inheritance to the tribes of Israel, and these will be their portions, declares the Lord GOD.
On that day, HOLY TO THE LORD will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the house of the LORD will be like the sprinkling basins before the altar.
Indeed, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to the LORD of Hosts, and all who sacrifice will come and take some pots and cook in them. And on that day there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the LORD of Hosts.
Chapter Outline1. The portion of land for the sanctuary
6. for the city
7. and for the prince
9. Ordinances for the prince
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ye shall offer
an holy portion [heb] holiness
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