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Ezekiel 48 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Here are the tribes. They are listed by their names. Dan will receive one share of land. It will be at the northern border of Israel. The border will follow the Hethlon road to Lebo Hamath. Hazar Enan will be part of the border. So will the northern border of Damascus next to Hamath. Dan's northern border will run from east to west. 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 receive one share. It will border the territory of Dan from east to west. 2 "Asher will have one portion; it will border the territory of Dan from east to west.
3 "Naphtali will receive one share. It will border the territory of Asher from east to west. 3 "Naphtali will have one portion; it will border the territory of Asher from east to west.
4 "Manasseh will receive one share. It will border the territory of Naphtali from east to west. 4 "Manasseh will have one portion; it will border the territory of Naphtali from east to west.
5 "Ephraim will receive one share. It will border the territory of Manasseh from east to west. 5 "Ephraim will have one portion; it will border the territory of Manasseh from east to west.
6 "Reuben will receive one share. It will border the territory of Ephraim from east to west. 6 "Reuben will have one portion; it will border the territory of Ephraim from east to west.
7 "Judah will receive one share. It will border the territory of Reuben from east to west. 7 "Judah will have one portion; it will border the territory of Reuben from east to west.
8 "You must give one share as a special gift to me. It will border the territory of Judah from east to west. It will be eight and a fourth miles wide. It will be as long as the border of each of the territories of the tribes. Its border will run from east to west. The temple will be in the center of that strip of land. 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 "Give that special share of land to me. It will be eight and a fourth miles long and three and a third miles wide. 9 "The special portion you are to offer to the LORD will be 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 cubits wide.
10 It will be the sacred share of land for the priests. It will be eight and a fourth miles long on the north side. It will be three and a third miles wide on the west side. It will be three and a third miles wide on the east side. And it will be eight and a fourth miles long on the south side. My temple will be in the center 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 share of land will be for the priests who are set apart to me. They will come from the family line of Zadok. The members of that family served me faithfully. They did not go down the wrong path as the Levites and other Israelites 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 Their share of land will be a special gift to them. It will be part of the sacred share of the land. It will be very holy. Its border will run along the territory of 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 "The Levites will receive a share. It will be next to the territory of the priests. The Levites' share will be eight and a fourth miles long and three and a third miles 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 or trade any of it. It is the best part of the land. It must not be handed over to anyone else. It is set apart to me. 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 "The area that remains is one and two thirds miles wide. It is eight and a fourth miles long. It will not be holy. The people in Jerusalem can build houses there. They can use some of it as grasslands. The city will be in the center 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 Each of the four sides of the city will be one and a half miles long. 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 Each of the four sides of the city's grasslands will be 437 and a half feet long. 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 "What remains of the area will be three and a third miles long on the east and west sides. Its border will run along the border of the sacred share. Its crops will supply 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 They will farm the area. They will come from all of the tribes of Israel. 19 The workers from the city who farm it will come from all the tribes of Israel.
20 The entire area will be a square. Each of its four sides will be eight and a fourth miles long. Set the sacred share apart as a special gift to me. Do the same thing with the property of the city. 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 "The area that remains on both sides will belong to the prince. So his land does not include the sacred share and the city property. The eastern part of his land will reach from the sacred share all the way to the eastern border. The western part will reach from the sacred share to the western border. The sacred share itself is eight and a fourth miles long on its east and west sides. Both of those areas will be right next to the borders of the two tribes on the north and south sides. They will belong to the prince. The sacred share will be in the center of them. It will have the temple in it. 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 "The property of the Levites will lie in the center of the prince's share. So will the property of the city. The prince's land will lie between the borders of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. 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 "Here is the land for the rest of the tribes. Benjamin will receive one share. It will reach 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 receive one share. It will border the territory of Benjamin from east to west. 24 "Simeon will have one portion; it will border the territory of Benjamin from east to west.
25 "Issachar will receive one share. It will border the territory of Simeon from east to west. 25 "Issachar will have one portion; it will border the territory of Simeon from east to west.
26 "Zebulun will receive one share. It will border the territory of Issachar from east to west. 26 "Zebulun will have one portion; it will border the territory of Issachar from east to west.
27 "Gad will receive one share. It will border the territory of Zebulun from east to west. 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 waters of Meribah Kadesh. It will continue along the Wadi of Egypt. It will end at 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 "That is the land you must divide among the tribes of Israel. And those will be the shares they will receive," announces the LORD and King. 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 "Here is a list of the gates of the city. Start with its north side. It will be a mile and a half long. 30 "These will be the exits of the city: Beginning on the north side, which is 4,500 cubits long,
31 The city gates will be named after the tribes of Israel. The north side will have three gates. They will be the gates of Reuben, Judah and Levi. 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 a mile and a half long. It will have three gates. They will be the gates of Joseph, Benjamin and Dan. 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 a mile and a half long. It will have three gates. They will be the gates of Simeon, Issachar and Zebulun. 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 a mile and a half long. It will have three gates. They will be the gates of Gad, Asher and Naphtali. 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 be six miles around. "From that time on, its 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."