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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Ezekiel 47:13–48:35

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Boundaries and Division of the Land

13 Thus says the Lord 1God, “This shall be the aboundary by which you shall divide the land for an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel; Joseph shall have two bportions.

14 “You shall divide it for an inheritance, each one 1equally with the other; for I 2aswore to give it to your forefathers, and this land shall fall to you 3as an inheritance.

15 “This shall be the boundary of the land: on the anorth side, from the Great Sea by the way of Hethlon, to the entrance of 1bZedad;

16 1aHamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of bDamascus and the border of Hamath; Hazer-hatticon, which is by the border of Hauran.

17 “The boundary shall 1extend from the sea to aHazar-enan at the border of Damascus, and on the north toward the north is the border of Hamath. This is the north side.

18 “The aeast side, from between Hauran, Damascus, bGilead and the land of Israel, shall be the cJordan; from the north border to the eastern sea you shall measure. This is the east side.

19 “The asouth side toward the south shall extend from bTamar as far as the waters of cMeribath-kadesh, to the dbrook of Egypt and to the eGreat Sea. This is the south side toward the south.

20 “The awest side shall be the Great Sea, from the south border to a point opposite 1bLebo-hamath. This is the west side.

21 “So you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.

22 “You shall divide it by alot for an inheritance among yourselves and among the baliens who stay in your midst, who bring forth sons in your midst. And they shall be to you as the native-born among the sons of Israel; they shall be allotted an cinheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.

23 “And in the tribe with which the alien stays, there you shall give him his inheritance,” declares the Lord God.

Chapter 48

Division of the Land

1 “Now athese are the names of the tribes: from the northern extremity, 1beside the way of Hethlon to 2Lebo-hamath, as far as Hazar-enan at the border of Damascus, toward the north 1beside Hamath, 3running from east to west, bDan, one portion.

2 “Beside the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, aAsher, one portion.

3 “Beside the border of Asher, from the east side to the west side, aNaphtali, one portion.

4 “Beside the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west side, aManasseh, one portion.

5 “Beside the border of Manasseh, from the east side to the west side, aEphraim, one portion.

6 “Beside the border of Ephraim, from the east side to the west side, aReuben, one portion.

7 “Beside the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west side, aJudah, one portion.

8 “And beside the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side, shall be the 1allotment which you shall 2set apart, 25,000 3cubits in width, and in length like one of the portions, from the east side to the west side; and the asanctuary shall be in the middle of it.

9 “The allotment that you shall set apart to the Lord shall be 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width.

Portion for the Priests

10 “The holy allotment shall be for these, namely for the apriests, toward the north 25,000 cubits in length, toward the west 10,000 in width, toward the east 10,000 in width, and toward the south 25,000 in length; and the sanctuary of the Lord shall be in its midst.

11 “It shall be for the priests who are sanctified of the asons of Zadok, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the sons of Israel went astray as the bLevites went astray.

12 “It shall be an allotment to them from the allotment of the land, a most holy place, by the border of the Levites.

13 “Alongside the border of the priests the Levites shall have 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width. The whole length shall be 25,000 cubits and the width 10,000.

14 “Moreover, they ashall not sell or exchange any of it, or alienate this 1choice portion of land; for it is holy to the Lord.

15 “The remainder, 5,000 cubits in width and 25,000 1in length, shall be for acommon use for the city, for dwellings and for 2open spaces; and the city shall be in its midst.

16 “These shall be its measurements: the north side 4,500 cubits, the south side a4,500 cubits, the east side 4,500 cubits, and the west side 4,500 cubits.

17 “The city shall have 1open spaces: on the north 250 cubits, on the south 250 cubits, on the east 250 cubits, and on the west 250 cubits.

18 “The remainder of the length alongside the holy allotment shall be 10,000 cubits toward the east and 10,000 toward the west; and it shall be 1alongside the holy allotment. And its produce shall be food for the workers of the city.

19 “The workers of the city, out of all the tribes of Israel, shall cultivate it.

20 “The whole allotment shall be 25,000 by 25,000 cubits; you shall 1set apart the holy allotment, a 2square, with the 3property of the city.

Portion for the Prince

21 “The aremainder shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy allotment and of the 1property of the city; in front of the 25,000 cubits of the allotment toward the east border and westward in front of the 25,000 toward the west border, alongside the portions, it shall be for the prince. And the holy allotment and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the middle of it.

22 “Exclusive of the 1property of the Levites and the 1property of the city, which are in the middle of that which belongs to the prince, everything between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin shall be for the prince.

Portion for Other Tribes

23 “As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west side, aBenjamin, one portion.

24 “Beside the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side, aSimeon, one portion.

25 “Beside the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west side, aIssachar, one portion.

26 “Beside the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west side, aZebulun, one portion.

27 “Beside the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west side, aGad, one portion.

28 “And beside the border of Gad, at the south side toward the south, the border shall be from aTamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the brook of Egypt, to the bGreat Sea.

29 “This is the aland which you shall divide by lot to the tribes of Israel for an inheritance, and these are their several portions,” declares the Lord 1God.

The City Gates

30 “These are the exits of the city: on the anorth side, 4,500 cubits by measurement,

31 1shall be the gates of the city, 2anamed for the tribes of Israel, three gates toward the north: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one.

32 “On the east side, 4,500 cubits, 1shall be three gates: the gate of Joseph, one; the gate of Benjamin, one; the gate of Dan, one.

33 “On the south side, 4,500 cubits by measurement, 1shall be three gates: the gate of Simeon, one; the gate of Issachar, one; the gate of Zebulun, one.

34 “On the west side, 4,500 cubits, shall be three gates: the gate of Gad, one; the gate of Asher, one; the gate of Naphtali, one.

35 “The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the aname of the city from that day shall be,1The bLord is there.’ ”

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