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Ezekiel 48 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 These are the names of the tribes. Beginning at the northern border, Dan will have one part of the land. It will extend from the road to Hethlon to Hamath Pass and Hazar Enon, on the northern border of Damascus near Hamath, from the eastern border to the western border. 1 "These are the tribes, listed by name: At the northern frontier, Dan will have one portion; it will follow the Hethlon road to Lebo Hamath; Hazar Enan and the northern border of Damascus next to Hamath will be part of its border from the east side to the west side.
2 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. 2 "Asher will have one portion; it will border the territory of Dan from east to west.
3 Naphtali will have one part of the land and border Asher on the south. It will extend from the eastern border to the western border. 3 "Naphtali will have one portion; it will border the territory of Asher from east to west.
4 Manasseh will have one part of the land and border Naphtali on the south. It will extend from the eastern border to the western border. 4 "Manasseh will have one portion; it will border the territory of Naphtali from east to west.
5 Ephraim will have one part of the land and border Manasseh on the south. It will extend from the eastern border to the western border. 5 "Ephraim will have one portion; it will border the territory of Manasseh from east to west.
6 Reuben will have one part of the land and border Ephraim on the south. It will extend from the eastern border to the western border. 6 "Reuben will have one portion; it will border the territory of Ephraim from east to west.
7 Judah will have one part of the land and border Reuben on the south. It will extend from the eastern border to the western border. 7 "Judah will have one portion; it will border the territory of Reuben from east to west.
8 The land that you set aside as a special gift for the LORD will border Judah on the south. It will be 43,750 feet wide, and it will be as long as one of the sections of the tribes. It will extend from the eastern border to the western border, and the holy place will be in the middle of it. 8 "Bordering the territory of Judah from east to west will be the portion you are to present as a special gift. It will be 25,000 cubits wide, and its length from east to west will equal one of the tribal portions; the sanctuary will be in the center of it.
9 This special land that you set aside for the LORD will be 43,750 feet long and 17,500 feet wide. 9 "The special portion you are to offer to the LORD will be 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 cubits wide.
10 This holy area will belong to the priests. On the north side it will be 43,750 feet long. On the west side it will be 17,500 feet wide. On the east side it will be 17,500 feet wide. On the south side it will be 43,750 feet long. The LORD's holy place will be in the middle of it. 10 This will be the sacred portion for the priests. It will be 25,000 cubits long on the north side, 10,000 cubits wide on the west side, 10,000 cubits wide on the east side and 25,000 cubits long on the south side. In the center of it will be the sanctuary of the LORD.
11 This land that has been set apart will belong to the priests who are descendants of Zadok. They took care of my holy place. They didn't wander away with the Israelites as the Levites did. 11 This will be for the consecrated priests, the Zadokites, who were faithful in serving me and did not go astray as the Levites did when the Israelites went astray.
12 So they will have a special portion from the land. It will be the holiest part of land, next to the land belonging to the Levites. 12 It will be a special gift to them from the sacred portion of the land, a most holy portion, bordering the territory of the Levites.
13 Alongside the land belonging to the priests will be the land belonging to the Levites. It will be 43,750 feet long and 17,500 feet wide. 13 "Alongside the territory of the priests, the Levites will have an allotment 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 cubits wide. Its total length will be 25,000 cubits and its width 10,000 cubits.
14 They must not sell any of it or trade any of it. They must not let others have the best part of the land, because the land is the LORD's and it is holy. 14 They must not sell or exchange any of it. This is the best of the land and must not pass into other hands, because it is holy to the LORD.
15 A strip of land, 8,750 feet wide by 43,750 feet long, will be left for cities, homes, and pastures. The city will be in the middle of it. 15 "The remaining area, 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, will be for the common use of the city, for houses and for pastureland. The city will be in the center of it
16 These will be the measurements for the city: On the north side it will be 7,875 feet long. On the south side it will be 7,875 feet long. On the east side it will be 7,875 feet wide. And on the west side it will be 7,875 feet wide. 16 and will have these measurements: the north side 4,500 cubits, the south side 4,500 cubits, the east side 4,500 cubits, and the west side 4,500 cubits.
17 The city's pastureland will be 4,375 feet on the north, 4,375 feet on the south, 4,375 feet on the east, and 4,375 feet on the west. 17 The pastureland for the city will be 250 cubits on the north, 250 cubits on the south, 250 cubits on the east, and 250 cubits on the west.
18 The rest of the land borders the holy area and runs lengthwise. This land will be 17,500 feet on its east side and 17,500 feet on its west side. It will be used to provide food for the city workers. 18 What remains of the area, bordering on the sacred portion and running the length of it, will be 10,000 cubits on the east side and 10,000 cubits on the west side. Its produce will supply food for the workers of the city.
19 City workers from all the tribes in Israel will farm it. 19 The workers from the city who farm it will come from all the tribes of Israel.
20 The whole area will be 43,750 feet square. You must give this land as a special gift to the LORD along with the city property. 20 The entire portion will be a square, 25,000 cubits on each side. As a special gift you will set aside the sacred portion, along with the property of the city.
21 Whatever is left on the east side and west side of the holy area and the city property will belong to the prince. This land will extend eastward from the holy area to the eastern border, and it will extend westward to the western border. Both of these areas are as long as one of the sections of the tribes. These areas belong to the prince, and the holy area with the holy place of the temple will be between them. 21 "What remains on both sides of the area formed by the sacred portion and the city property will belong to the prince. It will extend eastward from the 25,000 cubits of the sacred portion to the eastern border, and westward from the 25,000 cubits to the western border. Both these areas running the length of the tribal portions will belong to the prince, and the sacred portion with the temple sanctuary will be in the center of them.
22 So the Levites' property and the city's property will be between the prince's part of the land. What is between Judah's and Benjamin's boundaries will belong to the prince. 22 So the property of the Levites and the property of the city will lie in the center of the area that belongs to the prince. The area belonging to the prince will lie between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin.
23 This is what the rest of the tribes will receive: Benjamin will have one part of the land. It will extend from the eastern border to the western border. 23 "As for the rest of the tribes: Benjamin will have one portion; it will extend from the east side to the west side.
24 Simeon will have one part of the land and border Benjamin on the south. It will extend from the eastern border to the western border. 24 "Simeon will have one portion; it will border the territory of Benjamin from east to west.
25 Issachar will have one part of the land and border Simeon on the south. It will extend from the eastern border to the western border. 25 "Issachar will have one portion; it will border the territory of Simeon from east to west.
26 Zebulun will have one part of the land and border Issachar on the south. It will extend from the eastern border to the western border. 26 "Zebulun will have one portion; it will border the territory of Issachar from east to west.
27 Gad will have one part of the land and border Zebulun on the south. It will extend from the eastern border to the western border. 27 "Gad will have one portion; it will border the territory of Zebulun from east to west.
28 The southern border of Gad will run south from Tamar to the oasis at Meribah in Kadesh, and it will run along the Brook of Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea. 28 "The southern boundary of Gad will run south from Tamar to the waters of Meribah Kadesh, then along the Wadi [of Egypt] to the Great Sea.
29 This is the land you will divide as your inheritance among the tribes of Israel, and these are their areas, declares the Almighty LORD. 29 "This is the land you are to allot as an inheritance to the tribes of Israel, and these will be their portions," declares the Sovereign LORD.
30 These will be the exits for the city: The north side will be 7,875 feet long. 30 "These will be the exits of the city: Beginning on the north side, which is 4,500 cubits long,
31 The gates of the city will be named after the tribes of Israel. The three gates on the north side will be Reuben Gate, Judah Gate, and Levi Gate. 31 the gates of the city will be named after the tribes of Israel. The three gates on the north side will be the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah and the gate of Levi.
32 The east side will be 7,875 feet long. The three gates on the east side will be Joseph Gate, Benjamin Gate, and Dan Gate. 32 "On the east side, which is 4,500 cubits long, will be three gates: the gate of Joseph, the gate of Benjamin and the gate of Dan.
33 The south side will be 7,875 feet long. The three gates on the south side will be Simeon Gate, Issachar Gate, and Zebulun Gate. 33 "On the south side, which measures 4,500 cubits, will be three gates: the gate of Simeon, the gate of Issachar and the gate of Zebulun.
34 The west side will be 7,875 feet long. The three gates on the west side will be Gad Gate, Asher Gate, and Naphtali Gate. 34 "On the west side, which is 4,500 cubits long, will be three gates: the gate of Gad, the gate of Asher and the gate of Naphtali.
35 The city will measure about 31,500 feet all the way around. From then on the city's name will be: The LORD Is There. 35 "The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits. "And the name of the city from that time on will be: THE LORD IS THERE."