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Ezekiel 48:1-29 (Holman Christian Standard)

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The Tribal Allotments

1 "Now 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. 2 Next to the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, will be Asher-one [portion]. 3 Next to the territory of Asher, from the east side to the west, will be Naphtali-one [portion]. 4 Next to the territory of Naphtali, from the east side to the west, will be Manasseh-one [portion]. 5 Next to the territory of Manasseh, from the east side to the west, will be Ephraim-one [portion]. 6 Next to the territory of Ephraim, from the east side to the west, will be Reuben-one [portion]. 7 Next to the territory of Reuben, from the east side to the west, will be Judah-one [portion]. 8 "Next to the territory of Judah, from the east side to the west, will be the portion you donate [to the Lord], eight and one-third [miles]a 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. 9 "The [special] portion you donate to the Lord will be eight and one-third [miles]c long and three and one-third [miles]d wide.e 10 This holy donation will be set apart for the priests [alone]. It will be eight and one-third [miles long]f on the northern side, three and one-third [miles]g wide on the western side, three and one-third [miles] wide on the eastern side, and eight and one-third [miles]h long on the southern side. The Lord's sanctuary will be in the middle of it. 11 It 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.j 12 It 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. 13 "Next to the territory of the priests, the Levites [will have an area] eight and one-third [miles]k long and three and one-third [miles]l wide. The total length will be eight and one-third [miles]m and the width three and one-third [miles].no 14 They 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.p 15 "The remaining [area], one and two-thirds [of a mile]q wide and eight and one-third [miles long],r will be for common use by the city,s for [both] residential and open space. The city will be in the middle of it. 16 These are the city's measurements: one and a half [miles]t on the north side; one and a half [miles] on the south side; one and a half [miles] on the east side; and one and a half [miles] on the west side. 17 The city's open space will extend: 425 [feet]u to the north, 425 [feet] to the south, 425 [feet] to the east, and 425 [feet] to the west. 18 "The remainder of the length alongside the holy donation will be three and one-third [miles]v to the east and three and one-third [miles] to the west. It will run alongside the holy donation. Its produce will be food for the workers of the city. 19 The city's workers from all the tribes of Israel will cultivate it. 20 The entire donation will be eight and one-third [miles]w by eight and one-third [miles]; you are to set apart the holy donation along with the city property as a square [area]. 21 "The remaining [area] on both sides of the holy donation and the city property will belong to the prince. He will own [the land] adjacent to the [tribal] portions, next to the eight and one-third [miles]xof the donation as far as the eastern border andynext to the eight and one-third [miles of the donation]z as far as the western border. The holy donation and the sanctuary of the temple will be in the middle of it. 22 Except 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. 23 "As for the rest of the tribes: From the east side to the west, will be Benjamin-one [portion]. 24 Next to the territory of Benjamin, from the east side to the west, will be Simeon-one [portion]. 25 Next to the territory of Simeon, from the east side to the west, will be Issachar-one [portion]. 26 Next to the territory of Issachar, from the east side to the west, will be Zebulun-one [portion]. 27 Next to the territory of Zebulun, from the east side to the west, will be Gad-one [portion]. 28 Next to the territory of Gad toward the south side, the border will run from Tamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the Brook [of Egypt], and out to the Mediterranean Sea. 29 This is the land you are to allot as an inheritance to Israel's tribes, and these will be their portions." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God .
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