Ezekiel 48
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The Tribal Allotments

1Now these are the names of the tribes:

From the northern end, along the road of Hethlon, to Lebo-hamath as far as Hazar-enon, at the northern border of Damascus, alongside Hamath and extending from the eastern side to the sea, will be Dan — one portion.

2Next to the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, will be Asher — one portion.

3Next to the territory of Asher, from the east side to the west, will be Naphtali — one portion.

4Next to the territory of Naphtali, from the east side to the west, will be Manasseh — one portion.

5Next to the territory of Manasseh, from the east side to the west, will be Ephraim — one portion.

6Next to the territory of Ephraim, from the east side to the west, will be Reuben — one portion.

7Next to the territory of Reuben, from the east side to the west, will be Judah — one portion.

8Next to the territory of Judah, from the east side to the west, will be the portion you donate to the LORD, 8 1/3 milesa wide, and as long as one of the tribal portions from the east side to the west.b The sanctuary will be in the middle of it.

9The special portion you donate to the LORD will be 8 1/3 milesc long and 3 1/3 milesd wide. 10This holy donation will be set apart for the priests alone. It will be 8 1/3 milese long on the northern side, 3 1/3 milesf wide on the western side, 3 1/3 milesg wide on the eastern side, and 8 1/3 milesh long on the southern side. The LORD’s sanctuary will be in the middle of it. 11It is for the consecrated priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept My chargei and did not go astray as the Levites did when the Israelites went astray. 12It will be a special donation for them out of the holy donation of the land, a most holy place adjacent to the territory of the Levites.

13Next to the territory of the priests, the Levites will have an area 8 1/3 milesj long and 3 1/3 milesk wide. The total length will be 8 1/3 milesl and the width 3 1/3 miles.m, n 14They must not sell or exchange any of it, and they must not transfer this choice part of the land, for it is holy to the LORD.o

15The remaining area, 1 2/3 of a milep wide and 8 1/3 milesq long, will be for common use by the city,r for both residential and open space. The city will be in the middle of it. 16These are the city’s measurements:

1 1/2 miless on the north side;

1 1/2 milest on the south side;

1 1/2 milesu on the east side;

and 1 1/2 milesv on the west side.

17The city’s open space will extend:

425 feetw to the north,

425 feetx to the south,

425 feety to the east,

and 425 feetz to the west.

18The remainder of the length alongside the holy donation will be 3 1/3 milesaa to the east and 3 1/3 milesab to the west. It will run alongside the holy donation. Its produce will be food for the workers of the city. 19The city’s workers from all the tribes of Israel will cultivate it.ac 20The entire donation will be 8 1/3 milesad by 8 1/3 miles;ae you are to set apart the holy donation along with the city property as a square area.

21The remaining area on both sides of the holy donation and the city property will belong to the prince.af He will own the land adjacent to the tribal portions, next to the 8 1/3 milesag of the donation as far as the eastern border andah next to the 8 1/3 milesai of the donation as far as the western border. The holy donation and the sanctuary of the temple will be in the middle of it. 22Except for the Levitical property and the city property in the middle of the area belonging to the prince, the area between the territory of Judah and that of Benjamin will belong to the prince.aj

23As for the rest of the tribes:

From the east side to the west, will be Benjamin — one portion.

24Next to the territory of Benjamin, from the east side to the west, will be Simeon — one portion.

25Next to the territory of Simeon, from the east side to the west, will be Issachar — one portion.

26Next to the territory of Issachar, from the east side to the west, will be Zebulun — one portion.

27Next to the territory of Zebulun, from the east side to the west, will be Gad — one portion.

28Next to the territory of Gad toward the south side, the border will run from Tamar to the watersak of Meribath-kadesh, to the Brook of Egypt, and out to the Mediterranean Sea. 29This is the land you are to allot as an inheritance to Israel’s tribes,al and these will be their portions.” This is the declaration of the Lord GOD.

The New City

30These are the exits of the city:

On the north side, which measures 1 1/2 miles,am 31there will be three gates facing north, the gates of the city being named for the tribes of Israel: one, the gate of Reuben; one, the gate of Judah; and one, the gate of Levi.

32On the east side, which is 1 1/2 miles,an there will be three gates: one, the gate of Joseph; one, the gate of Benjamin; and one, the gate of Dan.

33On the south side, which measures 1 1/2 miles,ao there will be three gates: one, the gate of Simeon; one, the gate of Issachar; and one, the gate of Zebulun.

34On the west side, which is 1 1/2 miles,ap there will be three gates: one, the gate of Gad; one, the gate of Asher; and one, the gate of Naphtali.

35The perimeter of the city will be six miles,aq and the name of the city from that day on will be: Yahweh Is There.”ar

a. 48:8 Lit 25,000 cubits&dprbrk;
b. 48:8-9 Ezk 45:1-5
c. 48:9 Lit 25,000 cubits&dprbrk;
d. 48:9 Lit 10,000 cubits&dprbrk;
e. 48:10 Lit 25,000 cubits&dprbrk;
f. 48:10 Lit 10,000 cubits&dprbrk;
g. 48:10 Lit 10,000 cubits&dprbrk;
h. 48:10 Lit 25,000 cubits&dprbrk;
i. 48:11 Ezk 44:10,15
j. 48:13 Lit 25,000 cubits&dprbrk;
k. 48:13 Lit 10,000 cubits&dprbrk;
l. 48:13 Lit 25,000 cubits&dprbrk;
m. 48:13 Lit 10,000 cubits&dprbrk;
n. 48:13 Ezk 45:1
o. 48:14 Lv 25:34; 27:28
p. 48:15 Lit 5,000 cubits&dprbrk;
q. 48:15 Lit 25,000 cubits&dprbrk;
r. 48:15 Ezk 45:6
s. 48:16 Lit 4,500 cubits&dprbrk;
t. 48:16 Lit 4,500 cubits&dprbrk;
u. 48:16 Lit 4,500 cubits&dprbrk;
v. 48:16 Lit 4,500 cubits&dprbrk;
w. 48:17 Lit 250 cubits&dprbrk;
x. 48:17 Lit 250 cubits&dprbrk;
y. 48:17 Lit 250 cubits&dprbrk;
z. 48:17 Lit 250 cubits&dprbrk;
aa. 48:18 Lit 10,000 cubits&dprbrk;
ab. 48:18 Lit 10,000 cubits&dprbrk;
ac. 48:19 Ezk 45:6
ad. 48:20 Lit 25,000 cubits&dprbrk;
ae. 48:20 Lit 25,000 cubits&dprbrk;
af. 48:21 Ezk 34:24; 45:7
ag. 48:21 Lit 25,000 cubits&dprbrk;
ah. 48:21 Lit border, and to the west,
ai. 48:21 Lit 25,000 cubits&dprbrk;
aj. 48:22 Jos 18:21-28
ak. 48:28 2Ch 20:2
al. 48:29 Ezk 47:13-20
am. 48:30 Lit 4,500 cubits&dprbrk;
an. 48:32 Lit 4,500 cubits&dprbrk;
ao. 48:33 Lit 4,500 cubits&dprbrk;
ap. 48:34 Lit 4,500 cubits&dprbrk;
aq. 48:35 Lit 18,000 cubits&dprbrk;
ar. 48:35 Is 12:6; 14:32; 24:23; Jr 3:17; 8:19; 14:9; Ezk 35:10; Jl 3:21; Zch 2:10; Rv 21:3; 22:3
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