Compare Translations for Ezekiel 48:2

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (ASV) And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, Asher, one [portion].

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (BBE) And on the limit of Dan, from the east side to the west side: Asher, one part.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (CEB) Along the boundary of Dan from the eastern border to the western border: Asher, one portion.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (CEBA) Along the boundary of Dan from the eastern border to the western border: Asher, one portion.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (CJB) "'Asher's territory will run alongside the territory of Dan from east to west.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (CSB) Next to the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, will be Asher-one [portion].

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (DBY) And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, Asher one.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (ESV) Adjoining the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, Asher, one portion.

  • Ezekiel 48 (GNT) The northern boundary of the land runs eastward from the Mediterranean Sea to the city of Hethlon, to Hamath Pass, to Enon City, to the boundary between the kingdoms of Damascus and Hamath. Each tribe is to receive one section of land extending from the eastern boundary west to the Mediterranean Sea, in the following order from north to south: Dan Asher Naphtali Manasseh Ephraim Reuben Judah The next section of the land is to be set apart for special use. It is to be 10 miles wide from north to south, and the same length from east to west as the sections given to the tribes. The Temple will be located within this section. In the center of this section, a special area 10 miles by 8 miles is to be dedicated to the Lord. The priests are to have a portion of this holy area. From east to west their portion is to measure 10 miles, and from north to south, 4 miles. The Temple of the Lord is to be located in the middle of this area. This holy area is to be for the priests who are descendants of Zadok. They served me faithfully and did not join the rest of the Israelites in doing wrong, as the other members of the tribe of Levi did. So they are to have a special area next to the area belonging to the Levites, and it will be the holiest of all. The Levites also are to have a special area, south of that of the priests. It too is to be 10 miles from east to west, by 4 miles from north to south. The area dedicated to the Lord is the best part of all the land, and none of it may be sold or exchanged or transferred to anyone else. It is holy and belongs to the Lord. The part of the special area that is left, 10 miles by 2 miles, is not holy, but is for the general use of the people. They may live there and use the land. The city is to be in the center of it, and it will be a square, 2,520 yards on each side. All around the city on each side there will be an open space 140 yards across. The land that is left after the city has been built in the area immediately to the south of the holy area - 4 miles by 2 miles on the east and 4 miles by 2 miles on the west - is to be used as farmland by the people who live in the city. Anyone who lives in the city, no matter which tribe he comes from, may farm that land. And so the total area in the center of the section which was set apart will be a square measuring 10 miles on each side, and it will include the area occupied by the city. To the east and to the west of this area which contains the Temple, the priests' land, the Levites' land, and the city, the remaining land belongs to the ruling prince. It reaches east to the eastern boundary and west to the Mediterranean Sea, and is bounded on the north by the section belonging to Judah and on the south by the one belonging to Benjamin. South of this special section, each of the remaining tribes is to receive one section of land running from the eastern boundary west to the Mediterranean Sea, in the following order from north to south: Benjamin Simeon Issachar Zebulun Gad On the south side of the portion given to the tribe of Gad, the boundary runs southwest from Tamar to the oasis of Kadesh, and then northwest along the Egyptian border to the Mediterranean Sea. The Sovereign Lord said, "That is the way the land is to be divided into sections for the tribes of Israel to possess." There are twelve entrances to the city of Jerusalem. Each of the four walls measures 2,520 yards and has three gates in it, each named for one of the tribes. The gates in the north wall are named for Reuben, Judah, and Levi; those in the east wall, for Joseph, Benjamin, and Dan; those in the south wall, for Simeon, Issachar, and Zebulun; and those in the west wall are named for Gad, Asher, and Naphtali. The total length of the wall on all four sides of the city is 10,080 yards. The name of the city from now on will be "The-Lord-Is-Here!"

  • Ezekiel 48 (GNTA) The northern boundary of the land runs eastward from the Mediterranean Sea to the city of Hethlon, to Hamath Pass, to Enon City, to the boundary between the kingdoms of Damascus and Hamath. Each tribe is to receive one section of land extending from the eastern boundary west to the Mediterranean Sea, in the following order from north to south: Dan Asher Naphtali Manasseh Ephraim Reuben Judah The next section of the land is to be set apart for special use. It is to be 10 miles wide from north to south, and the same length from east to west as the sections given to the tribes. The Temple will be located within this section. In the center of this section, a special area 10 miles by 8 miles is to be dedicated to the Lord. The priests are to have a portion of this holy area. From east to west their portion is to measure 10 miles, and from north to south, 4 miles. The Temple of the Lord is to be located in the middle of this area. This holy area is to be for the priests who are descendants of Zadok. They served me faithfully and did not join the rest of the Israelites in doing wrong, as the other members of the tribe of Levi did. So they are to have a special area next to the area belonging to the Levites, and it will be the holiest of all. The Levites also are to have a special area, south of that of the priests. It too is to be 10 miles from east to west, by 4 miles from north to south. The area dedicated to the Lord is the best part of all the land, and none of it may be sold or exchanged or transferred to anyone else. It is holy and belongs to the Lord. The part of the special area that is left, 10 miles by 2 miles, is not holy, but is for the general use of the people. They may live there and use the land. The city is to be in the center of it, and it will be a square, 2,520 yards on each side. All around the city on each side there will be an open space 140 yards across. The land that is left after the city has been built in the area immediately to the south of the holy area - 4 miles by 2 miles on the east and 4 miles by 2 miles on the west - is to be used as farmland by the people who live in the city. Anyone who lives in the city, no matter which tribe he comes from, may farm that land. And so the total area in the center of the section which was set apart will be a square measuring 10 miles on each side, and it will include the area occupied by the city. To the east and to the west of this area which contains the Temple, the priests' land, the Levites' land, and the city, the remaining land belongs to the ruling prince. It reaches east to the eastern boundary and west to the Mediterranean Sea, and is bounded on the north by the section belonging to Judah and on the south by the one belonging to Benjamin. South of this special section, each of the remaining tribes is to receive one section of land running from the eastern boundary west to the Mediterranean Sea, in the following order from north to south: Benjamin Simeon Issachar Zebulun Gad On the south side of the portion given to the tribe of Gad, the boundary runs southwest from Tamar to the oasis of Kadesh, and then northwest along the Egyptian border to the Mediterranean Sea. The Sovereign Lord said, "That is the way the land is to be divided into sections for the tribes of Israel to possess." There are twelve entrances to the city of Jerusalem. Each of the four walls measures 2,520 yards and has three gates in it, each named for one of the tribes. The gates in the north wall are named for Reuben, Judah, and Levi; those in the east wall, for Joseph, Benjamin, and Dan; those in the south wall, for Simeon, Issachar, and Zebulun; and those in the west wall are named for Gad, Asher, and Naphtali. The total length of the wall on all four sides of the city is 10,080 yards. The name of the city from now on will be "The-Lord-Is-Here!"

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (GW) Asher will have one part of the land and border Dan on the south. It will extend from the eastern border to the western border.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (HNV) By the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, Asher, one [portion].

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (JUB) And next to the border of Dan, from the east side unto the side of the sea, Asher shall have a <em>portion</em>.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (KJV) And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Asher.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (KJVA) And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Asher.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (LEB) And next to the territory of Dan, from {the eastern border} up to {the western border}, one [portion] [for] Asher.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (MSG) "Asher: one portion, bordering Dan from east to west.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (NAS) "Beside the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, Asher, one portion.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (NCV) "South of Dan's border, Asher will have one share. It will go from the east side to the west side.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (NIRV) "Asher will receive one share. It will border the territory of Dan from east to west.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (NIV) "Asher will have one portion; it will border the territory of Dan from east to west.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (NKJV) by the border of Dan, from the east side to the west, one section for Asher;

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (NLT) Asher's territory lies south of Dan's and also extends from east to west.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (NRS) Adjoining the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, Asher, one portion.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (NRSA) Adjoining the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, Asher, one portion.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (RHE) And by the border of Dan, from the east side even to the side of the sea, one portion for Aser:

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (RSV) Adjoining the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, Asher, one portion.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (RSVA) Adjoining the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, Asher, one portion.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (TMB) And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side: a portion for Asher.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (TMBA) And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side: a portion for Asher.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (TNIV) "Asher will have one portion; it will border the territory of Dan from east to west.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (WBT) And by the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, a [portion for] Asher.

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (WEB) By the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, Asher, one [portion].

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (WYC) And from the end of Dan, from the east coast till to the coast of the sea, one part shall be of Asher. (And from the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, one portion shall be for Asher.)

  • Ezekiel 48:2 (YLT) and by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, Asher one,

Commentaries For Ezekiel 48

  • Chapter 48

    - Here is a description of the several portions of the land belonging to each tribe. In gospel times, behold all things are become new. Much is wrapped up in emblems and numbers. This method God has used to state mysterious truths in his word, not to be more clearly revealed till the proper time and season. But into the church of Christ, both in its state of warfare and triumph, there is free access by faith, from every side. Christ has opened the kingdom of heaven for all believers. Whoever will, may come, and take of the water of life, of the tree of life, freely. The Lord is there, in his church, to be nigh unto them in all they call upon him for. This is true of every real Christian; whatever soul has in it a living principle of grace, it may truly be said, The Lord is there. May we be found citizens of this holy city, and act agreeably to that character; and have the benefit of the Lord's presence with us, in life, in death, and for evermore.

  • CHAPTER 48

    Ezekiel 48:1-35 . ALLOTMENT OF THE LAND TO SEVERAL TRIBES.

    1. Dan--The lands are divided into portions of ideal exactness, running alongside of each other, the whole breadth from west to east, standing in a common relation to the temple in the center: seven tribes' portions on the north, five in the smaller division in the south. The portions of the city, the temple, the prince, and the priesthood, are in the middle, not within the boundaries of any tribe, all alike having a common interest in them. Judah has the place of honor next the center on the north, Benjamin the corresponding place of honor next the center on the south; because of the adherence of these two to the temple ordinances and to the house of David for so long, when the others deserted them. Dan, on the contrary, so long locally and morally semi-heathen ( Judges 18:1-31 ), is to have the least honorable place, at the extreme north. For the same reason, St. John ( Revelation 7:5-8 ) omits Dan altogether.

    3. Asher--a tribe of which no one of note is mentioned in the Old Testament. In the New Testament one is singled out of it, the prophetess Anna.

    4. Manasseh--The intercourse and unity between the two and a half tribes east of the Jordan, and the nine and a half west of it, had been much kept up by the splitting of Manasseh, causing the visits of kinsmen one to the other from both sides of the Jordan. There shall be no need for this in the new order of things.

    5. Ephraim--This tribe, within its two dependent tribes, Manasseh and Benjamin, for upwards of four hundred years under the judges held the pre-eminence.

    6. Reuben--doomed formerly for incest and instability "not to excel" ( Genesis 49:4 ). So no distinguished prophet, priest, or king had come from it. Of it were the notorious Dathan and Abiram, the mutineers. A pastoral and Bedouin character marked it and Gad ( Judges 5:16 ).

    15-17. The five thousand rods, apportioned to the city out of the twenty-five thousand square, are to be laid off in a square of four thousand five hundred, with the two hundred fifty all around for suburbs.
    profane--that is, not strictly sacred as the sacerdotal portions, but applied to secular uses.

    24. Benjamin--Compare Jacob's prophecy ( Genesis 49:27 , Deuteronomy 33:12 ). It alone with Judah had been throughout loyal to the house of David, so its prowess at the "night" of the national history was celebrated as well as in the "morning."

    25. Simeon--omitted in the blessing of Moses in Deuteronomy 33:1-29 perhaps because of the Simeonite "prince," who at Baal-peor led the Israelites in their idolatrous whoredoms with Midian ( Numbers 25:14 ).

    26. Issachar--Its ancient portion had been on the plain of Esdraelon. Compared ( Genesis 49:14 ) to "a strong ass crouching between two burdens," that is, tribute and tillage; never meddling with wars except in self-defense.

    31. gates--( Revelation 21:12 , &c.). The twelve gates bear the names of the twelve tribes to imply that all are regarded as having an interest in it.

    35. Lord is there--Jehovah-Shammah. Not that the city will be called so in mere name, but that the reality will be best expressed by this descriptive title ( Jeremiah 3:17 , 33:16 , Zechariah 2:10 , Revelation 21:3 , 22:3 ).