New International Version
"The remaining area, 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, will be for the common use of the city, for houses and for pastureland. The city will be in the center of it
King James Bible
And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof.
Darby Bible Translation
And the five thousand that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a common [place] for the city, for dwellings and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst of it.
World English Bible
The five thousand that are left in the breadth, in front of the twenty-five thousand, shall be for common use, for the city, for dwelling and for suburbs; and the city shall be in its midst.
Young's Literal Translation
And the five thousand that is left in the breadth, on the front of the five and twenty thousand, is common -- for the city, for dwelling, and for suburb, and the city hath been in its midst.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the five thousand that are left - The territory of the Levites was twenty-five thousand square cubits, Ezekiel 48:20, But their city was only four thousand five hundred square cubits, see Ezekiel 48:13 and Ezekiel 48:16; there remained, therefore, ten thousand cubits square to be divided, of which five thousand cubits in breadth, by twenty-five thousand in length, on the east and west sides, were reserved for a sort of second city; or for suburbs where laymen might dwell who were employed by those priests and Levites who lodged in the temple and in the city, Ezekiel 48:18. And another space of one thousand cubits in breadth, by twenty-five thousand in length, which extended only from north to south, was for fields and gardens appointed for the support of those lay servants. On which we may remark, there was no cultivated land between the portion of the Levites and that of the prince, but only on the east and west sides. See Ezekiel 45:6, and the map FF.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
for the city. The holy oblation of
25,000 square reeds, or near fifty square miles, was divided into three parts from north to south (see on ch.
): a portion on the north of
10,000 reeds in width, and
25,000 in length, for the priests, in the midst of which was the sanctuary or temple, surrounded by a wall
500 reeds square, (ver.
; see on ch.
;) next to this another portion of the same dimensions for the Levites, (ver.
;) and on the south another portion of the same length, but only
5,000 reeds in breadth, for the city (ver.
.) The city was situated in the midst of this portion, being
4,500 reeds, or about nine miles square, (see on ver.
30,) having a suburb of
250 reeds, or about half a mile, on each side, (ver.
10,000 reeds or nearly ten miles, on the east side, and the same on the west side, for the profit of those who serve the city out of all the tribes, (ver.
.) On the east and west sides of this square of
25,000 reeds, is the portion of the prince; each of which, estimating the breadth of the land at
150 miles, would form a square of fifty miles. Thus the whole plan of the division of the country, laying out of the city, temple, and all its appendages, is perfectly regular and uniform; and would therefore convey to the minds of the Jews the most complete idea they were capable of conceiving of the most perfect church, commonwealth, city, temple, and conveniences, on the largest and grandest scale for the Divine worship; and it doubtless ultimately points out the land of Immanuel, the city of the New Jerusalem, and his temple, the Christian church, the house of the living God.
LibraryJehovah-Shammah: a Glorious Name for the New Year
THESE words may be used as a test as well as a text. They may serve for examination as well as consolation, and at the beginning of a year they may fulfill this useful double purpose. In any case they are full of marrow and fatness to those whose spiritual taste is purified. It is esteemed by the prophet to be the highest blessing that could come upon a city that its name should be, "JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH, The Lord is there." Even Jerusalem, in its best estate, would have this for its crowning blessing: …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
So he measured the area on all four sides. It had a wall around it, five hundred cubits long and five hundred cubits wide, to separate the holy from the common.
"'You are to give the city as its property an area 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, adjoining the sacred portion; it will belong to all Israel.
Jump to PreviousArea Breadth Center City Common Country Cubits Dwelling Dwellings Five Free Front Houses Length Measured Middle Midst Open Ordinary Pastureland Profane Remainder Remaining Side Space Suburb Suburbs Thereof Thousand Twenty Twenty-Five Use Wide Width
Jump to NextArea Breadth Center City Common Country Cubits Dwelling Dwellings Five Free Front Houses Length Measured Middle Midst Open Ordinary Pastureland Profane Remainder Remaining Side Space Suburb Suburbs Thereof Thousand Twenty Twenty-Five Use Wide Width
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