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The Tribal Allotments
1“Now these are the names of the tribes:
From the northern end, along the road of Hethlon, to Lebo-hamath as far as Hazar-enon, at the northern border of Damascus, alongside Hamath and extending from the eastern side to the sea, will be Dan — one portion.
2Next to the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, will be Asher — one portion.
3Next to the territory of Asher, from the east side to the west, will be Naphtali — one portion.
4Next to the territory of Naphtali, from the east side to the west, will be Manasseh — one portion.
5Next to the territory of Manasseh, from the east side to the west, will be Ephraim — one portion.
6Next to the territory of Ephraim, from the east side to the west, will be Reuben — one portion.
7Next to the territory of Reuben, from the east side to the west, will be Judah — one portion.
8“Next to the territory of Judah, from the east side to the west, will be the portion you donate to the Lord, 8 1/3 miles # Lit 25,000 cubits wide, and as long as one of the tribal portions from the east side to the west. #Ezk 45:1-5 The sanctuary will be in the middle of it.
9“The special portion you donate to the Lord will be 8 1/3 miles # Lit 25,000 cubits long and 3 1/3 miles # Lit 10,000 cubits wide. 10This holy donation will be set apart for the priests alone. It will be 8 1/3 miles # Lit 25,000 cubits long on the northern side, 3 1/3 miles # Lit 10,000 cubits wide on the western side, 3 1/3 miles # Lit 10,000 cubits wide on the eastern side, and 8 1/3 miles # Lit 25,000 cubits long on the southern side. The Lord’s sanctuary will be in the middle of it. 11It is for the consecrated priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept My charge #Ezk 44:10 and did not go astray as the Levites did when the Israelites went astray. 12It will be a special donation for them out of the holy donation of the land, a most holy place adjacent to the territory of the Levites.
13“Next to the territory of the priests, the Levites will have an area 8 1/3 miles # Lit 25,000 cubits long and 3 1/3 miles # Lit 10,000 cubits wide. The total length will be 8 1/3 miles # Lit 25,000 cubits and the width 3 1/3 miles. # Lit 10,000 cubits #Ezk 45:1 14They must not sell or exchange any of it, and they must not transfer this choice part of the land, for it is holy to the Lord. #Lv 25:34|NoBook| 27:28
15“The remaining area, 1 2/3 of a mile # Lit 5,000 cubits wide and 8 1/3 miles # Lit 25,000 cubits long, will be for common use by the city, #Ezk 45:6 for both residential and open space. The city will be in the middle of it. 16These are the city’s measurements:
1 1/2 miles # Lit 4,500 cubits on the north side;
1 1/2 miles # Lit 4,500 cubits on the south side;
1 1/2 miles # Lit 4,500 cubits on the east side;
and 1 1/2 miles # Lit 4,500 cubits on the west side.
17The city’s open space will extend:
425 feet # Lit 250 cubits to the north,
425 feet # Lit 250 cubits to the south,
425 feet # Lit 250 cubits to the east,
and 425 feet # Lit 250 cubits to the west.
18“The remainder of the length alongside the holy donation will be 3 1/3 miles # Lit 10,000 cubits to the east and 3 1/3 miles # Lit 10,000 cubits to the west. It will run alongside the holy donation. Its produce will be food for the workers of the city. 19The city’s workers from all the tribes of Israel will cultivate it. #Ezk 45:6 20The entire donation will be 8 1/3 miles # Lit 25,000 cubits by 8 1/3 miles; # Lit 25,000 cubits you are to set apart the holy donation along with the city property as a square area.
21“The remaining area on both sides of the holy donation and the city property will belong to the prince. #Ezk 34:24|NoBook| 45:7 He will own the land adjacent to the tribal portions, next to the 8 1/3 miles # Lit 25,000 cubits of the donation as far as the eastern border and # Lit border, and to the west, next to the 8 1/3 miles # Lit 25,000 cubits of the donation as far as the western border. The holy donation and the sanctuary of the temple will be in the middle of it. 22Except for the Levitical property and the city property in the middle of the area belonging to the prince, the area between the territory of Judah and that of Benjamin will belong to the prince. #Jos 18:21-28
23“As for the rest of the tribes:
From the east side to the west, will be Benjamin — one portion.
24Next to the territory of Benjamin, from the east side to the west, will be Simeon — one portion.
25Next to the territory of Simeon, from the east side to the west, will be Issachar — one portion.
26Next to the territory of Issachar, from the east side to the west, will be Zebulun — one portion.
27Next to the territory of Zebulun, from the east side to the west, will be Gad — one portion.
28Next to the territory of Gad toward the south side, the border will run from Tamar to the waters #2Ch 20:2 of Meribath-kadesh, to the Brook of Egypt, and out to the Mediterranean Sea. 29This is the land you are to allot as an inheritance to Israel’s tribes, #Ezk 47:13-20 and these will be their portions.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
The New City
30“These are the exits of the city:
On the north side, which measures 1 1/2 miles, # Lit 4,500 cubits 31there will be three gates facing north, the gates of the city being named for the tribes of Israel: one, the gate of Reuben; one, the gate of Judah; and one, the gate of Levi.
32On the east side, which is 1 1/2 miles, # Lit 4,500 cubits there will be three gates: one, the gate of Joseph; one, the gate of Benjamin; and one, the gate of Dan.
33On the south side, which measures 1 1/2 miles, # Lit 4,500 cubits there will be three gates: one, the gate of Simeon; one, the gate of Issachar; and one, the gate of Zebulun.
34On the west side, which is 1 1/2 miles, # Lit 4,500 cubits there will be three gates: one, the gate of Gad; one, the gate of Asher; and one, the gate of Naphtali.
35The perimeter of the city will be six miles, # Lit 18,000 cubits and the name of the city from that day on will be: Yahweh Is There.” #Is 12:6|NoBook| 14:32|NoBook| 24:23Jr 3:17|NoBook| 8:19|NoBook| 14:9Ezk 35:10Jl 3:21Zch 2:10Rv 21:3|NoBook| 22:3
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