Ezekiel 48:30-35

The Gates of the New City

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 the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah and the gate of Levi.
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 “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 “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 distance all around will be 18,000 cubits.[a]“And the name of the city from that time on will be: THE LORD IS THERE.”

Ezekiel 48:30 in Other Translations

KJV
30 And these are the goings out of the city on the north side, four thousand and five hundred measures.
ESV
30 "These shall be the exits of the city: On the north side, which is to be 4,500 cubits by measure,
NLT
30 “These will be the exits to the city: On the north wall, which is 1 miles long,
MSG
30 "These are the gates of the city. On the north side, which is 2,250 yards long
CSB
30 "These are the exits of the city: On the north side, which measures one and a half [miles],

Ezekiel 48:30-35 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO EZEKIEL 48

In this chapter an account is given of the portions of the twelve tribes in the land of Israel; seven to the north of the sanctuary, Dan, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, Reuben, and Judah, Eze 48:1-7, between which and Benjamin lay the holy portion of the land, for the sanctuary and the priests of it, and for the Levites, and for the city and its suburbs, and for the prince, Eze 48:8-22 then the portions of the other five tribes to the south of the sanctuary, Benjamin, Simeon, Issachar, Zebulun, and Gad, Eze 48:23-29, after which the city is described by its outlets, north, east, south, and west; by its twelve gates, three at each point; by its circumference and by its name, Eze 48:30-35.

Ezekiel 48:30-35 In-Context

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 Mediterranean Sea.
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 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 the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah and the gate of Levi.
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 “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 “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 distance all around will be 18,000 cubits.“And the name of the city from that time on will be: THE LORD IS THERE.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S 2 Chronicles 4:4; Revelation 21:12-13
  • 2. S Isaiah 12:6; S Isaiah 24:23; S Jeremiah 3:17; Jeremiah 14:9; Jeremiah 33:16; JOEL 3:21; Zechariah 2:10; Revelation 3:12; S Revelation 21:3

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. That is, about 6 miles or about 9.5 kilometers
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