Ezekiel chapter 48

Dividing the land among the tribes. The gates of the city.

 


 

DIVIDING THE LAND AMONG THE TRIBES

 

VERSE 1. “Now these are the names of the tribes: From the north end, beside the way of Hethlon to the entrance of Hamath, Hazar Enan at the border of Damascus, northward beside Hamath (and they shall have their sides east and west), Dan, one portion.

From the north end. The northern part of the land will be given to seven tribes: Dan, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh , Ephraim, Reuben, and Judah.

Dan. It is one of the seven tribes to inherit the northern part of the land.

 

VERSE 2. “By the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, Asher, one portion.

Asher. It is one of the seven tribes to inherit the northern part of the land.

 

VERSE 3. “By the border of Asher, from the east side even to the west side, Naphtali, one portion.

Naphtali. It is one of the seven tribes to inherit the northern part of the land.

 

VERSE 4. “By the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west side, Manasseh, one portion.

Manasseh. It is one of the seven tribes to inherit the northern part of the land.

 

VERSE 5. “By the border of Manasseh, from the east side to the west side, Ephraim, one portion.

Ephraim. It is one of the seven tribes to inherit the northern part of the land.

 

VERSE 6. “By the border of Ephraim, from the east side even to the west side, Reuben, one portion.

Reuben. It is one of the seven tribes to inherit the northern part of the land.

 

VERSE 7. “By the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west side, Judah, one portion.

Judah. It is one of the seven tribes to inherit the northern part of the land.

 

VERSE 8. “By the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side, shall be the offering which you shall offer, twenty-five thousand reeds in width, and in length as one of the portions, from the east side to the west side; and the sanctuary shall be in the middle of it.

from the east side to the west side. The central band of land is allotted to the prince (David), the priests, and the Levites.

 

VERSE 9. “The offering that you shall offer to the LORD shall be twenty-five thousand reeds in length, and ten thousand in width.

 

VERSE 10. For these, even for the priests, shall be the holy offering: toward the north twenty-five thousand in length, and toward the west ten thousand in width, and toward the east ten thousand in width, and toward the south twenty-five thousand in length; and the sanctuary of the LORD shall be in the middle of it.

the sanctuary of the LORD. That is, the new temple.

 

VERSE 11. It shall be for the priests who are sanctified of the sons of Zadok, who have kept my instruction, who didn’t go astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.

the sons of Zadok. Among the Levites, the clan of Zadok is in first place.

 

VERSE 12. It shall be to them an offering from the offering of the land, a most holy thing, by the border of the Levites.

 

VERSE 13. “Alongside the border of the priests, the Levites shall have twenty-five thousand cubits in length and ten thousand in width. All the length shall be twenty-five thousand, and the width ten thousand.

 

VERSE 14. They shall sell none of it, nor exchange it, nor shall the first fruits of the land be alienated, for it is holy to the LORD.

alienated. That is, gotten rid of.

 

VERSE 15. “The five thousand cubits that are left in the width, in front of the twenty-five thousand, shall be for common use, for the city, for dwelling and for pasture lands; and the city shall be in the middle of it.

the city. That is, Jerusalem.

 

VERSE 16. These shall be its measurements: the north side four thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred.

 

VERSE 17. The city shall have pasture lands: toward the north two hundred fifty, and toward the south two hundred fifty, and toward the east two hundred fifty, and toward the west two hundred fifty.

The city. That is, Jerusalem.

 

VERSE 18. The remainder of the length, alongside the holy offering, shall be ten thousand eastward and ten thousand westward; and it shall be alongside the holy offering. Its increase shall be for food to those who labor in the city.

 

VERSE 19. Those who labor in the city, out of all the tribes of Israel, shall cultivate it.

 

VERSE 20. All the offering shall be a square of twenty-five thousand by twenty-five thousand. You shall offer it as a holy offering, with the possession of the city.

 

VERSE 21. “The remainder shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy offering and of the possession of the city; in front of the twenty-five thousand of the offering toward the east border, and westward in front of the twenty-five thousand toward the west border, alongside the portions, it shall be for the prince. The holy offering and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the middle of it.

 

VERSE 22. Moreover, from the possession of the Levites, and from the possession of the city, being in the middle of that which is the prince’s, between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin, shall be for the prince.

 

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

the rest of the tribes. The southern part of the land will be given to five tribes: Benjamin, Simeon, Issachar, Zebulun, and Gad.

Benjamin. It is one of the five tribes to inherit the southern part of the land.

 

VERSE 24. “By the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side, Simeon, one portion.

Simeon. It is one of the five tribes to inherit the southern part of the land.

 

VERSE 25. “By the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west side, Issachar, one portion.

Issachar. It is one of the five tribes to inherit the southern part of the land.

 

VERSE 26. “By the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west side, Zebulun, one portion.

Zebulun. It is one of the five tribes to inherit the southern part of the land.

 

VERSE 27. “By the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west side, Gad, one portion.

Gad. It is one of the five tribes to inherit the southern part of the land.

 

VERSE 28. “By the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the border shall be even from Tamar to the waters of Meribath Kadesh, to the brook, to the great sea.

 

VERSE 29. “This is the land which you shall divide by lot to the tribes of Israel for inheritance, and these are their several portions, says the Lord GOD.

 

THE GATES OF THE CITY

 

VERSE 30. “These are the exits of the city: On the north side four thousand and five hundred reeds by measure;

 

VERSE 31. and the gates of the city shall be named after the tribes of Israel, three gates northward: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one.

 

VERSE 32. “At the east side four thousand and five hundred reeds, and three gates: even the gate of Joseph, one; the gate of Benjamin, one; the gate of Dan, one.

 

VERSE 33. “At the south side four thousand and five hundred reeds by measure, and three gates: the gate of Simeon, one; the gate of Issachar, one; the gate of Zebulun, one.

 

VERSE 34. “At the west side four thousand and five hundred reeds, with their three gates: the gate of Gad, one; the gate of Asher, one; the gate of Naphtali, one.

 

VERSE 35. “It shall be eighteen thousand reeds in circumference; and the name of the city from that day shall be, ‘The LORD is there.’

NIV translation. 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.

the LORD is there. Once again, the LORD God is dwelling with his people.

That was true back then. And it is true now. In our era, we are the temples of the Holy Spirit.

2 Chronicles 22:12. He was with them hidden in God’s house six years while Athaliah reigned over the land.

Ezekiel 48:35. “It shall be eighteen thousand reeds in circumference; and the name of the city from that day shall be, ‘The LORD is there.’

1 Corinthians 6:19. Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

 


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