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Ezekiel 45:1-6

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The Lord’s Portion of the Land

45:1 “‘When you allot the land as an inheritance, you will offer an allotment 1  to the Lord, a holy portion from the land; the length will be eight and a quarter miles 2  and the width three and one-third miles. 3  This entire area will be holy. 4  45:2 Of this area a square 875 feet 5  by 875 feet will be designated for the sanctuary, with 87½ feet 6  set aside for its open space round about. 45:3 From this measured area you will measure a length of eight and a quarter miles 7  and a width of three and one-third miles; 8  in it will be the sanctuary, the most holy place. 45:4 It will be a holy portion of the land; it will be for the priests, the ministers of the sanctuary who approach the Lord to minister to him. It will be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary. 9  45:5 An area eight and a quarter miles 10  in length and three and one-third miles 11  in width will be for the Levites, who minister at the temple, as the place for the cities 12  in which they will live.

45:6 “‘Alongside the portion set apart as the holy allotment, you will allot for the city an area one and two-thirds miles 13  wide and eight and a quarter miles 14  long; it will be for the whole house of Israel.

Ezekiel 48:8-35

Context

48:8 “Next to the border of Judah from the east side to the west will be the allotment you must set apart. It is to be eight and a quarter miles 15  wide, and the same length as one of the tribal portions, from the east side to the west; the sanctuary will be in the middle of it. 48:9 The allotment you set apart to the Lord will be eight and a quarter miles 16  in length and three and one-third miles 17  in width. 48:10 These will be the allotments for the holy portion: for the priests, toward the north eight and a quarter miles 18  in length, toward the west three and one-third miles 19  in width, toward the east three and one-third miles 20  in width, and toward the south eight and a quarter miles 21  in length; the sanctuary of the Lord will be in the middle. 48:11 This will be for the priests who are set apart from the descendants of Zadok who kept my charge and did not go astray when the people of Israel strayed off, like the Levites did. 22  48:12 It will be their portion from the allotment of the land, a most holy place, next to the border of the Levites.

48:13 “Alongside the border of the priests, the Levites will have an allotment eight and a quarter miles 23  in length and three and one-third miles 24  in width. The whole length will be eight and a quarter miles 25  and the width three and one-third miles. 26  48:14 They must not sell or exchange any of it; they must not transfer this choice portion of land, for it is set apart 27  to the Lord.

48:15 “The remainder, one and two-thirds miles 28  in width and eight and a quarter miles 29  in length, will be for common use by the city, for houses and for open space. The city will be in the middle of it; 48:16 these will be its measurements: The north side will be one and one-half miles, 30  the south side one and one-half miles, the east side one and one-half miles, and the west side one and one-half miles. 48:17 The city will have open spaces: On the north there will be 437½ feet, 31  on the south 437½ feet, on the east 437½ feet, and on the west 437½ feet. 48:18 The remainder of the length alongside the holy allotment will be three and one-third miles 32  to the east and three and one-third miles toward the west, and it will be beside the holy allotment. Its produce will be for food for the workers of the city. 48:19 The workers of the city from all the tribes of Israel will cultivate it. 48:20 The whole allotment will be eight and a quarter miles 33  square, you must set apart the holy allotment with the possession of the city.

48:21 “The rest, on both sides of the holy allotment and the property of the city, will belong to the prince. Extending from the eight and a quarter miles 34  of the holy allotment to the east border, and westward from the eight and a quarter miles 35  to the west border, alongside the portions, it will belong to the prince. The holy allotment and the sanctuary of the temple will be in the middle of it. 48:22 The property of the Levites and of the city will be in the middle of that which belongs to the prince. The portion between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin will be for the prince.

48:23 “As for the rest of the tribes: From the east side to the west side, Benjamin will have one portion. 48:24 Next to the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side, Simeon will have one portion. 48:25 Next to the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west side, Issachar will have one portion. 48:26 Next to the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west side, Zebulun will have one portion. 48:27 Next to the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west side, Gad will have one portion. 48:28 Next to the border of Gad, at the south side, the border will run from Tamar to the waters of Meribath Kadesh, to the Stream of Egypt 36  and on to the Great Sea. 48:29 This is the land which you will allot to the tribes of Israel, and these are their portions, declares the sovereign Lord.

48:30 “These are the exits of the city: On the north side, one and one-half miles 37  by measure, 48:31 the gates of the city 38  will be named for the tribes of Israel; there will be three gates to the north: one gate for Reuben, one gate for Judah, and one gate for Levi. 48:32 On the east side, one and one-half miles in length, there will be three gates: one gate for Joseph, one gate for Benjamin, and one gate for Dan. 48:33 On the south side, one and one-half miles by measure, there will be three gates: one gate for Simeon, one gate for Issachar, and one gate for Zebulun. 48:34 On the west side, one and one-half miles in length, there will be three gates: one gate for Gad, one gate for Asher, and one gate for Naphtali. 48:35 The circumference of the city will be six miles. 39  The name of the city from that day forward will be: ‘The Lord Is There.’” 40 

1 tn Heb “a contribution.”

2 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers). The measuring units here are the Hebrew “long” cubit, consisting of a cubit (about 18 inches or 45 cm) and a handbreadth (about 3 inches or 7.5 cm), for a total of 21 inches (52.5 cm). Because modern readers are not familiar with the cubit as a unit of measurement, and due to the additional complication of the “long” cubit as opposed to the regular cubit, all measurements have been converted to American standard miles (one mile = 5,280 feet), with the Hebrew measurements and the metric equivalents given in the notes.

3 tc The LXX reads “twenty thousand cubits.”

tn Heb “ten thousand cubits” (i.e., 5.25 kilometers).

4 tn Heb “holy it is in all its territory round about.”

5 tn Heb “five hundred cubits” (i.e., 262.5 meters); the phrase occurs twice in this verse.

6 tn Heb “fifty cubits” (i.e., 26.25 meters).

7 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

8 tn Heb “ten thousand cubits” (i.e., 5.25 kilometers).

9 tc The LXX apparently understood “open land” instead of “sanctuary.”

10 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

11 tn Heb “ten thousand cubits” (i.e., 5.25 kilometers).

12 tc The translation follows the LXX here. The MT reads “twenty.” See L. C. Allen, Ezekiel (WBC), 2:246.

13 tn Heb “five thousand cubits” (i.e., 2.625 kilometers).

14 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

15 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

16 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

17 tn Heb “ten thousand cubits” (i.e., 5.25 kilometers).

18 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

19 tn Heb “ten thousand cubits” (i.e., 5.25 kilometers).

20 tn Heb “ten thousand cubits” (i.e., 5.25 kilometers).

21 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

22 tn Heb “strayed off.”

23 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

24 tn Heb “ten thousand cubits” (i.e., 5.25 kilometers).

25 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

26 tn Heb “ten thousand cubits” (i.e., 5.25 kilometers).

27 tn Or “holy.”

28 tn Heb “five thousand cubits” (i.e., 2.625 kilometers).

29 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

30 tn Heb “four thousand five hundred cubits” (i.e., 2.36 kilometers); the phrase occurs three more times in this verse.

31 tn Heb “two hundred fifty cubits” (i.e., 131.25 meters); the phrase occurs three more times in this verse.

32 tn Heb “ten thousand cubits” (i.e., 5.25 kilometers); the phrase occurs again later in this verse.

33 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

34 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

35 tn Heb “twenty-five thousand cubits” (i.e., 13.125 kilometers).

36 tn Traditionally “the Brook of Egypt,” although a number of recent translations have “the Wadi of Egypt” (cf. NAB, NIV, NRSV). The word “Egypt” is not in the Hebrew text, but is implied.

37 tn Heb “four thousand five hundred cubits” (i.e., 2.36 kilometers); the phrase occurs again in vv. 32-34.

38 sn See Rev 21:12-14.

39 tn Heb “eighteen thousand cubits” (i.e., 9.45 kilometers).

40 sn See Rev 21:12-21.



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