Division of the Land1 “Now a these are the names of the tribes: from the northern extremity, ▼
▼ Lit at the hand ofbeside the way of Hethlon to ▼
▼ Or the entrance of HamathLebo-hamath, as far as Hazar-enan at the border of Damascus, toward the north ▼
▼ Lit at the hand ofbeside Hamath, ▼
▼ Lit and there shall be to it an east and west siderunning from east to west, f Dan, one portion. 2 “Beside the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, g Asher, one portion. 3 “Beside the border of Asher, from the east side to the west side, h Naphtali, one portion. 4 “Beside the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west side, i Manasseh, one portion. 5 “Beside the border of Manasseh, from the east side to the west side, j Ephraim, one portion. 6 “Beside the border of Ephraim, from the east side to the west side, k Reuben, one portion. 7 “Beside the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west side, l Judah, one portion. 8 “And beside the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side, shall be the ▼
▼ Or contribution, and so throughout the challotment which you shall ▼
▼ Lit offerset apart, 25,000 ▼
▼ Or possibly reeds, and so throughout the chcubits in width, and in length like one of the portions, from the east side to the west side; and the p sanctuary shall be in the middle of it. 9 “The allotment that you shall set apart to the Lord shall be 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width.
Portion for the Priests10 “The holy allotment shall be for these, namely for the q priests, toward the north 25,000 cubits in length, toward the west 10,000 in width, toward the east 10,000 in width, and toward the south 25,000 in length; and the sanctuary of the Lord shall be in its midst. 11 “It shall be for the priests who are sanctified of the r sons of Zadok, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the sons of Israel went astray as the s Levites went astray. 12 “It shall be an allotment to them from the allotment of the land, a most holy place, by the border of the Levites. 13 “Alongside the border of the priests the Levites shall have 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width. The whole length shall be 25,000 cubits and the width 10,000. 14 “Moreover, they t shall not sell or exchange any of it, or alienate this ▼
▼ Lit first or first fruitschoice portion of land; for it is holy to the Lord. 15 “The remainder, 5,000 cubits in width and 25,000 ▼
▼ Lit in frontin length, shall be for w common use for the city, for dwellings and for ▼
▼ Or pasture landopen spaces; and the city shall be in its midst. 16 “These shall be its measurements: the north side 4,500 cubits, the south side y 4,500 cubits, the east side 4,500 cubits, and the west side 4,500 cubits. 17 “The city shall have ▼
▼ Or pasture landopen spaces: on the north 250 cubits, on the south 250 cubits, on the east 250 cubits, and on the west 250 cubits. 18 “The remainder of the length alongside the holy allotment shall be 10,000 cubits toward the east and 10,000 toward the west; and it shall be ▼
▼ Or exactly asalongside the holy allotment. And its produce shall be food for the workers of the city. 19 “The workers of the city, out of all the tribes of Israel, shall cultivate it. 20 “The whole allotment shall be 25,000 by 25,000 cubits; you shall ▼
▼ Lit offerset apart the holy allotment, a ▼
▼ Lit fourthsquare, with the ▼ property of the city.
Portion for the Prince21 “The ae remainder shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy allotment and of the ▼ property of the city; in front of the 25,000 cubits of the allotment toward the east border and westward in front of the 25,000 toward the west border, alongside the portions, it shall be for the prince. And the holy allotment and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the middle of it. 22 “Exclusive of the ▼ property of the Levites and the ▼ property of the city, which are in the middle of that which belongs to the prince, everything between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin shall be for the prince.
Portion for Other Tribes23 “As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west side, ai Benjamin, one portion. 24 “Beside the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side, aj Simeon, one portion. 25 “Beside the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west side, ak Issachar, one portion. 26 “Beside the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west side, al Zebulun, one portion. 27 “Beside the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west side, am Gad, one portion. 28 “And beside the border of Gad, at the south side toward the south, the border shall be from an Tamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the brook of Egypt, to the ao Great Sea. 29 “This is the ap land which you shall divide by lot to the tribes of Israel for an inheritance, and these are their several portions,” declares the Lord ▼
▼ Heb YHWH, usually rendered LordGod.
The City Gates30 “These are the exits of the city: on the ar north side, 4,500 cubits by measurement, 31 ▼ shall be the gates of the city ▼
▼ Lit according to the names of, au named for the tribes of Israel, three gates toward the north: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one. 32 “On the east side, 4,500 cubits, ▼ shall be three gates: the gate of Joseph, one; the gate of Benjamin, one; the gate of Dan, one. 33 “On the south side, 4,500 cubits by measurement, ▼ shall be three gates: the gate of Simeon, one; the gate of Issachar, one; the gate of Zebulun, one. 34 “On the west side, 4,500 cubits, shall be three gates: the gate of Gad, one; the gate of Asher, one; the gate of Naphtali, one. 35 “The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the ax name of the city from that day shall be, ‘ ▼
▼ Heb YHWH-shammahThe az Lord is there.’”
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