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Ezekiel 48Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The Allotment of the Land and the Gates of the City

48 And[a] these are the names of the tribes: At the end of the north, along the way to Hethlon[b] from Lebo-hamath to Hazar Enan on the boundary of Damascus beside Hamath northward,[c] there will be one portion for Dan from the eastern border to the west.[d] And next to the territory of Dan, from the eastern border[e] up to the western border,[f] one portion for Asher. And next to the territory of Asher, from the eastern border[g] and up to the western border,[h] one portion for Naphtali. And next to the territory of Naphtali, from the eastern border[i] up to the western border,[j] one portion for Manasseh. And next to the territory of Manasseh, from the eastern border[k] up to the western border,[l] one portion for Ephraim. And next to the territory of Ephraim, from the eastern border[m] and up to the western border,[n] one portion for Reuben. And next to the territory of Reuben, from the eastern border[o] up to the western border,[p] one portion for Judah.

And next to the territory of Judah, from the eastern border[q] up to the western border,[r] shall be located the contribution that you set apart, twenty-five thousand cubits[s] in width, and its length just like one of the portions from the eastern border[t] up to the western border,[u] and the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it. The contribution that you shall set apart for Yahweh, its length shall be twenty-five thousand cubits,[v] and its width ten thousand cubits.[w] 10 And to these shall be the holy district:[x] to the priests northwards twenty-five thousand cubits,[y] and westwards its width ten thousand cubits,[z] and eastwards its width ten thousand cubits,[aa] and southwards its length twenty-five thousand cubits,[ab] and the sanctuary of Yahweh shall be in the midst of it. 11 To the priests, the ones being consecrated from the descendants[ac] of Zadok, who took care of my service and who did not go astray[ad] when the Israelites went astray,[ae] just as[af] the Levites went astray. 12 And it will be for them a special gift from the contribution of the land as a most holy object[ag] next to the territory of the Levites. 13 And the Levites alongside[ah] the territory of the priests shall have twenty-five thousand cubits[ai] in length and in width ten thousand cubits,[aj] its full length,[ak] twenty-five thousand cubits[al] and its full width, ten thousand cubits.[am] 14 And they shall not sell any part from it, and shall not exchange, and shall not transfer the best of the land, for it is holy to Yahweh.

15 And the remaining part[an] of five thousand cubits[ao] in the width by[ap] twenty-five thousand cubits,[aq] is unholy;[ar] it is for the city as dwelling and as pastureland; and the city will be located in the middle of it.[as] 16 And these shall be its measurements: on its side to the north, four thousand five hundred cubits;[at] and on its side to the south, four thousand five hundred cubits;[au] and on the eastern side,[av] four thousand five hundred cubits;[aw] and on the western side,[ax] four thousand five hundred cubits.[ay] 17 And a pastureland shall be for the city northwards, two hundred and fifty cubits,[az] southwards two hundred and fifty cubits,[ba] and eastwards two hundred and fifty cubits,[bb] and westwards two hundred and fifty cubits.[bc] 18 And the rest in its length alongside[bd] the holy district,[be] ten thousand cubits[bf] eastwards and ten thousand[bg] westwards; and it shall be alongside[bh] the holy district[bi] and its yield[bj] shall be as food for the workers of the city. 19 And the workers of the city from all the tribes of Israel shall cultivate it. 20 All of the contribution, twenty-five thousand by twenty five thousand cubits[bk] square, you shall set apart as the holy district[bl] along with the property of the city. 21 And the rest shall be to[bm] the prince, on both sides[bn] of the holy district[bo] and of the property of the city extending from[bp] twenty-five thousand cubits of the contribution up to the boundary of the east, and westwards extending[bq] twenty-five thousand cubits[br] to the boundary of the sea alongside[bs] the tribal portions. They shall be for the prince, and it shall be the holy district,[bt] and the sanctuary of the temple[bu] will be in its middle. 22 And also the property of the Levites and the property of the city will be in the midst of the property which is for the prince; between the territory of Judah and between the territory of Benjamin the land will be for the prince.

23 And for the remainder of the tribes: From the side on the east up to the side on the west, Benjamin one portion; 24 and next to the territory of Benjamin, from the side on the east up to the side of the sea, Simeon one portion; 25 and next to the territory of Simeon, from the side of the east up to the side of the sea, Issachar one portion; 26 and next to the territory of Issachar, from the side of the east up to the side of the sea, Zebulun one portion; 27 and next to the territory of Zebulun, from the side of the east up to the side of the sea, Gad one portion; 28 and next to the territory of Gad, to the side of the south, southward;[bv] and the territory will be from Tamar to the waters of Meribath Kadesh, toward the wadi,[bw] on to the Great Sea.[bx] 29 This is the land that you shall allot as an inheritance to the tribes of Israel, and these are their portions,” declares[by] the Lord Yahweh.

30 And these shall be the exits of the city: From[bz] the north side,[ca] four thousand and five hundred cubits [cb] by measurement. 31 And the gates of the city shall be according to the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates to the north, the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one. 32 And on the east side, four thousand five hundred cubits,[cc] and three gates, and so the gate of Joseph, one; the gate of Benjamin, one; the gate of Dan, one. 33 And on the south side, four thousand five hundred cubits[cd] by measurement, and so three gates, the gate of Simeon, one; the gate of Issachar, one; the gate of Zebulun, one. 34 And on the west[ce] side, four thousand five hundred cubits,[cf] and their gates three, the gate of Gad, one; the gate of Asher, one; the gate of Naphtali, one. 35 All around the city is eighteen thousand cubits,[cg] and the name of the city from that day is “Yahweh Is There”!

Footnotes:

  1. Ezekiel 48:1 Or “Now”
  2. Ezekiel 48:1 Literally “to the side of the way of Hethlon”
  3. Ezekiel 48:1 Literally “northward to the side of Hamat,”
  4. Ezekiel 48:1 Literally “sea”
  5. Ezekiel 48:2 Literally “the side of the east
  6. Ezekiel 48:2 Literally “the side of the sea/west”
  7. Ezekiel 48:3 Literally “the side of the east”
  8. Ezekiel 48:3 Literally “the side of the west/sea”
  9. Ezekiel 48:4 Literally “the side of the east”
  10. Ezekiel 48:4 Literally “the side of the sea/west”
  11. Ezekiel 48:5 Literally “the side of the east”
  12. Ezekiel 48:5 Literally “the side of the sea/west”
  13. Ezekiel 48:6 Literally “the side of the east”
  14. Ezekiel 48:6 Literally “the side of the sea/west
  15. Ezekiel 48:7 Literally “the side of the east
  16. Ezekiel 48:7 Literally “the side of the sea/west
  17. Ezekiel 48:8 Literally “the side of the east
  18. Ezekiel 48:8 Literally “the side of the sea/west
  19. Ezekiel 48:8 That is, 8.33 miles
  20. Ezekiel 48:8 Literally “the side of the east
  21. Ezekiel 48:8 Literally “the side of the sea/west
  22. Ezekiel 48:9 That is, 8.33 miles
  23. Ezekiel 48:9 That is, 3.5 miles; cf. 48:13 and 45:1
  24. Ezekiel 48:10 Literally “the contribution of the holiness”
  25. Ezekiel 48:10 That is, 8.33 miles
  26. Ezekiel 48:10 That is, 3.5 miles
  27. Ezekiel 48:10 That is, 3.5 miles
  28. Ezekiel 48:10 That is, 8.33 miles
  29. Ezekiel 48:11 Or “sons”
  30. Ezekiel 48:11 Literally “who not they went astray”
  31. Ezekiel 48:11 Literally “at going astray the children of Israel”
  32. Ezekiel 48:11 Literally “as that”
  33. Ezekiel 48:12 Literally “as a holiness of holinesses”
  34. Ezekiel 48:13 Literally “to corresponding”
  35. Ezekiel 48:13 That is, 8.33 miles
  36. Ezekiel 48:13 That is, 3.5 miles
  37. Ezekiel 48:13 Literally “all/every of its length ….”
  38. Ezekiel 48:13 That is, 8.33 miles
  39. Ezekiel 48:13 That is, 3.5 miles
  40. Ezekiel 48:15 Literally “the being a part left over”
  41. Ezekiel 48:15 That is, 1.75 miles
  42. Ezekiel 48:15 Literally “in front of”
  43. Ezekiel 48:15 That is, 8.33 miles
  44. Ezekiel 48:15 Or “common”
  45. Ezekiel 48:15 Literally “will be the city in its middle”
  46. Ezekiel 48:16 That is, 1.5 miles
  47. Ezekiel 48:16 That is, 1.5 miles
  48. Ezekiel 48:16 Literally “from the side of the east”
  49. Ezekiel 48:16 That is, 1.5 miles
  50. Ezekiel 48:16 Literally “and the side of the sea/west + directive”
  51. Ezekiel 48:16 That is, 1.5 miles
  52. Ezekiel 48:17 That is, 150 yards
  53. Ezekiel 48:17 That is, 150 yards
  54. Ezekiel 48:17 That is, 150 yards
  55. Ezekiel 48:17 That is, 150 yards
  56. Ezekiel 48:18 Literally “to corresponding”
  57. Ezekiel 48:18 Literally “the contribution of the holiness”
  58. Ezekiel 48:18 That is, 3.5 miles
  59. Ezekiel 48:18 That is, 3.5 miles
  60. Ezekiel 48:18 Literally “to corresponding”
  61. Ezekiel 48:18 Literally “the contribution of the holiness”
  62. Ezekiel 48:18 According to the reading tradition (Qere); cf. BHS
  63. Ezekiel 48:20 That is, 8.33 square miles
  64. Ezekiel 48:20 Literally “the contribution of the holiness”
  65. Ezekiel 48:21 Or “for”
  66. Ezekiel 48:21 Literally “from this and from this”
  67. Ezekiel 48:21 Literally “of the contribution of the holiness”
  68. Ezekiel 48:21 Literally “to in front of”
  69. Ezekiel 48:21 Literally “to in front of”
  70. Ezekiel 48:21 That is, 8.33 miles
  71. Ezekiel 48:21 Literally “to corresponding”
  72. Ezekiel 48:21 Literally “the contribution of the holiness”
  73. Ezekiel 48:21 Or “house”
  74. Ezekiel 48:28 Literally “south”
  75. Ezekiel 48:28 That is, the Wadi of Egypt
  76. Ezekiel 48:28 That is, the Mediterranean
  77. Ezekiel 48:29 Literally “declaration of”
  78. Ezekiel 48:30 Or “on” or “along”
  79. Ezekiel 48:30 Literally “the side of the north”
  80. Ezekiel 48:30 That is, 1.5 miles
  81. Ezekiel 48:32 That is, 1.5 miles
  82. Ezekiel 48:33 That is, 1.5 miles
  83. Ezekiel 48:34 Or “sea”
  84. Ezekiel 48:34 That is, 1.5 miles
  85. Ezekiel 48:35 That is, 6 miles
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