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Ezekiel 48:1-35

48  And these are the names of the tribes. At the north end, along the Hethlon-Lebo-Hamath-Hasar-ʽEnon road, the northern boundary of Damascus, along Hamath, to have from east side to west side, Dan one. 2  And at the boundary of Dan, from east side to west side, Asher one. 3  And at the boundary of Asher, from east side to west side, Naphtali one. 4  And at the boundary of Naphtali, from east side to west side, Manasseh one. 5  And at the boundary of Manasseh, from east side to west side, Ephraim one. 6  And at the boundary of Ephraim, from east side to west side, Reuben one. 7  And at the boundary of Reuben, from east side to west side, Judah one. 8  And at the boundary of Judah, from east side to west side, shall be the contribution you are to set off, twenty-five thousand in breadth and in length equal to one of the shares, from east side to west side; and the sanctuary shall be in the middle of it. 9  And the contribution you are to set off for Jehovah shall be in length twenty-five thousand and in breadth twenty-five thousand. 10  And the sacred contribution shall belong to these: to the priests on the north twenty-five thousand and on the west, in breadth, ten thousand, and on the east, in breadth, ten thousand, and on the south, in length, twenty-five thousand, and Jehovah’s sanctuary shall come in the middle of it; 11  to the consecrated priests, the sons of Sadok, who kept my charge, who did not go astray in the straying of the sons of Israel as the Levites did; 12  they shall have it as a contribution out of the contribution of the country, holiest of the holy, next the Levites’ territory. 13  And to the Levites, running even with the priests’ territory twenty-five thousand in length and in breadth ten thousand, total a length of twenty-five thousand and a breadth of twenty thousand. 14  And they shall not sell any of it nor exchange what of the land comes first to them nor transfer it, because it is sacred to Jehovah. 15  And the remaining five thousand in breadth, paralleling the twenty-five thousand, is for lay purposes for the city, for residence and for glebe; and the city shall be in the middle of it. 16  And these are its measurements: the north side forty-five hundred and the south side forty-five hundred and the east side forty-five hundred and the west side forty-five hundred. 17  And the city shall have glebe on the north two hundred and fifty and on the south two hundred and fifty and on the east two hundred and fifty and on the west two hundred and fifty. 18  And what is left of the length to run even with the sacred contribution, ten thousand on the east and ten thousand on the west, shall run even with the sacred contribution, and its produce shall be for bread for those who carry on the work of the city; 19  and those who carry on the work of the city shall come out of all the tribes of Israel. 20  The whole contribution is twenty-five thousand by twenty-five thousand; you shall set off the sacred contribution in a square, including the city property. 21  And what is left on each side of the sacred contribution and the city property shall belong to the prince, covering twenty-five thousand of contribution to the east boundary and on the west covering twenty-five thousand to the west boundary, to run even with the shares; it shall belong to the prince, and the sacred contribution and the sacred site for the house shall be in the middle of it, 22  and the Levites’ property and the city property shall be in the middle of what belongs to the prince, between the territories of Judah and of Benjamin. 23  And the rest of the tribes: from east side to west side, Benjamin one. 24  And at the boundary of Benjamin, from east side to west side, Simeon one. 25  And at the boundary of Simeon, from east side to west side, Issacar one. 26  And at the boundary of Issacar, from east side to west side, Zebulun one. 27  And at the boundary of Zebulun, from east side to west side, Gad one. 28  And along the territory of Gad shall be the Negeb side, to the south. And the boundary shall run from Tamar to Meribath-Kadesh Water to Rhinocorura on the great sea. 29  This is the country you are to allot for estates to the tribes of Israel, and these are the shares, quoth the Lord Jehovah. 30  And these are the bounds of the city: on the north side forty-five hundred by measure 31  —and the gates of the city shall go by the names of the tribes of Israel; three gates on the north, the Reuben gate one, the Judah gate one, the Levi gate one. 32  And to the east side forty-five hundred, and three gates: the Joseph gate one, the Benjamin gate one, the Dan gate one. 33  And the south side forty-five hundred by measure, and three gates: the Simeon gate one, the Issacar gate one, the Zebulun gate one. 34  And the west side forty-five hundred, and three gates: the Gad gate one, the Asher gate one, the Naphtali gate one. 35  In circumference eighteen thousand. And the name of the city shall thenceforth be Jehovah-is-There.

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