Ezekiel 45:1-7 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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              7 " 'The prince will have the land bordering each side of the area formed by the sacred district and the property of the city. It will extend westward from the west side and eastward from the east side, running lengthwise from the western to the eastern border parallel to one of the tribal portions.8

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