48 “Now these are the names of the tribes: aFrom the northern border along the road to Hethlon at the entrance of Hamath, to Hazar Enan, the border of Damascus northward, in the direction of Hamath, there shall be one section for bDan from its east to its west side; 2 by the border of Dan, from the east side to the west, one section for cAsher; 3 by the border of Asher, from the east side to the west, one section for dNaphtali; 4 by the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west, one section for eManasseh; 5 by the border of Manasseh, from the east side to the west, one section for fEphraim; 6 by the border of Ephraim, from the east side to the west, one section for gReuben; 7 by the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west, one section for hJudah; 8 by the border of Judah, from the east side to the west, shall be ithe district which you shall set apart, twenty-five thousand cubits in width, and in length the same as one of the other portions, from the east side to the west, with the jsanctuary in the center.
9 “The district that you shall set apart for the Lord shall be twenty-five thousand cubits in length and ten thousand in width. 10 To these—to the priests—the holy district shall belong: on the north twenty-five thousand cubits in length, on the west ten thousand in width, on the east ten thousand in width, and on the south twenty-five thousand in length. The sanctuary of the Lord shall be in the center. 11 kIt shall be for the priests of the sons of Zadok, who are sanctified, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the children of Israel went astray, las the Levites went astray. 12 And this district of land that is set apart shall be to them a thing most mholy by the border of the Levites.
13 “Opposite the border of the priests, the nLevites shall have an area twenty-five thousand cubits in length and ten thousand in width; its entire length shall be twenty-five thousand and its width ten thousand. 14 oAnd they shall not sell or exchange any of it; they may not alienate this best part of the land, for it is holy to the Lord.
15 p“The five thousand cubits in width that remain, along the edge of the twenty-five thousand, shall be qfor general use by the city, for dwellings and common-land; and the city shall be in the center. 16 These shall be its measurements: the north side four thousand five hundred cubits, the south side four thousand five hundred, the east side four thousand five hundred, and the west side four thousand five hundred. 17 The common-land of the city shall be: to the north two hundred and fifty cubits, to the south two hundred and fifty, to the east two hundred and fifty, and to the west two hundred and fifty. 18 The rest of the length, alongside the district of the holy section, shall be ten thousand cubits to the east and ten thousand to the west. It shall be adjacent to the district of the holy section, and its produce shall be food for the workers of the city. 19 rThe workers of the city, from all the tribes of Israel, shall cultivate it. 20 The entire district shall be twenty-five thousand cubits by twenty-five thousand cubits, foursquare. You shall set apart the holy district with the property of the city.
21 s“The rest shall belong to the prince, on one side and on the other of the holy district and of the city’s property, next to the twenty-five thousand cubits of the holy district as far as the eastern border, and westward next to the twenty-five thousand as far as the western border, adjacent to the tribal portions; it shall belong to the prince. It shall be the holy district, tand the sanctuary of the 1temple shall be in the center. 22 Moreover, apart from the possession of the Levites and the possession of the city which are in the midst of what belongs to the prince, the area between the border of Judah and the border of uBenjamin shall belong to the prince.
23 “As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side to the west, Benjamin shall have one section; 24 by the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west, vSimeon shall have one section; 25 by the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west, wIssachar shall have one section; 26 by the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west, xZebulun shall have one section; 27 by the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west, yGad shall have one section; 28 by the border of Gad, on the south side, toward the 2South, the border shall be from Tamar to zthe waters of 3Meribah by Kadesh, along the brook to the aGreat Sea. 29 bThis is the land which you shall divide by lot as an inheritance among the tribes of Israel, and these are their portions,” says the Lord God.
About The New King James Version
The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.
New King James Version
All Rights reserved
The text of the New King James Version (NKJV) may be quoted or reprinted without prior written permission with the following qualifications: (1) up to and including 1,000 verses may be quoted in printed form as long as the verses quoted amount to less than 50% of a complete book of the Bible and make up less than 50% of the total work in which they are quoted; (2) all NKJV quotations must conform accurately to the NKJV text.
Any use of the NKJV text must include a proper acknowledgment as follows:
Scripture taken from the New King James Version.
However, when quotations from the NKJV text are used in church bulletins, orders of service, Sunday School lessons, church newsletters and similar works in the course of religious instruction or services at a place of worship or other religious assembly, the notice "NKJV" may be used at the end of each quotation.
For quotation requests not covered by the above guidelines, write to Thomas Nelson Publishers, Bible Rights and Permissions, P.O. Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214-1000.