Ezekiel 45:1

Overview - Ezekiel 45
The portion of land for the sanctuary;
for the city;
and for the prince.
Ordinances for the prince.
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Ezekiel 45:1  (King James Version)
Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the LORD, an holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about.

shall divide by lot
Hebrew cause the land to fall by lot.
47:21 48:29 Numbers 34:13 ; Joshua 13:6 ; 14:2 Psalms 16:5 Psalms 16:6

ye shall offer
2-7 ; 48:8-23 Leviticus 25:23 ; Proverbs 3:9

an holy portion
Hebrew holiness.
Zechariah 14:20 Zechariah 14:21

the length
That our translators rightly added the word reeds, is evident from the length and breadth of the sanctuary being exactly the same as before, (comp
ver. 2, ; with ch. 42:16-19 .) Estimating the reed at 3 yards, this holy oblation would constitute a square of nearly fifty miles on every side. From the north side a portion of nearly twenty miles in width, and nearly fifty in length, was appointed for the priests; and in the midst of this portion, the area of the sanctuary, about a mile square, to be enclosed by a wall, (ver
1, 2.) Next to this, on the south, was the Levites' portion, of the same dimensions as that of the priests', (ver. 5;) and south of this was the portion for the city, of the same length as those of the priests and Levites, but only half the width, (ver
6.) These three formed the square of Ezekiel 45:25 Ezekiel 45:000 ; reeds, or nearly fifty miles; and that set apart for the prince, the breadth of which is not mentioned, extended in length from north to south, along the east and west sides of the square. As Canaan would not admit of so large a portion for the sanctuary, etc., this was no doubt intended to intimate the large extent of the church in the glorious times predicted.