Ezekiel 45:1-6 NIV

Division of the Land

1 " 'When you allot the land as an inheritance,1 you are to present to the LORD a portion of the land as a sacred district, 25,000 cubits long and 20,000a cubits wide; the entire area will be holy.2

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    • a 45:1 - Septuagint (see also verses 3 and 5 and 48:9); Hebrew "10,000"
      2 Of this, a section 500 cubits square3 is to be for the sanctuary, with 50 cubits around it for open land.

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      3 In the sacred district, measure off a section 25,000 cubitsb long and 10,000 cubitsc wide. In it will be the sanctuary, the Most Holy Place.

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        • b 45:3 - That is, about 7 miles (about 12 kilometers)
        • c 45:3 - That is, about 3 miles (about 5 kilometers)
          4 It will be the sacred portion of the land for the priests,4 who minister in the sanctuary and who draw near to minister before the LORD. It will be a place for their houses as well as a holy place for the sanctuary.5

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          5 An area 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 cubits wide will belong to the Levites, who serve in the temple, as their possession for towns to live in.d6

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            • d 45:5 - Septuagint; Hebrew "temple; they will have as their possession 20 rooms"
              6 " '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 the whole house of Israel.7

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