48“Here is the list of the tribes of Israel and the territory each is to receive. The territory of Dan is in the extreme north. Its boundary line follows the Hethlon road to Lebo-hamath and then runs on to Hazar-enan on the border of Damascus, with Hamath to the north. Dan’s territory extends all the way across the land of Israel from east to west.H8034H7626H6828H7097H3027H1870H2855H935H2574H2704H1366H1834H6828H3027H2574H6285H6921H3220H259H1835 2“Asher’s territory lies south of Dan’s and also extends from east to west.H1366H1835H6921H6285H3220H6285H259H836 3Naphtali’s land lies south of Asher’s, also extending from east to west.H1366H836H6921H6285H3220H6285H259H5321 4Then comes Manasseh south of Naphtali, and its territory also extends from east to west.H1366H5321H6921H6285H3220H6285H259H4519 5South of Manasseh is Ephraim,H1366H4519H6921H6285H3220H6285H259H669 6and then Reuben,H1366H669H6921H6285H3220H6285H259H7205 7and then Judah, all of whose boundaries extend from east to west.H1366H7205H6921H6285H3220H6285H259H3063 8“South of Judah is the land set aside for a special purpose. It will be 8 1/3 miles wide and will extend as far east and west as the tribal territories, with the Temple at the center.H1366H3063H6921H6285H3220H6285H8641H7311H2568H6242H505H7341H753H259H2506H6921H6285H3220H6285H4720H8432 9“The area set aside for the Lord’s Temple will be 8 1/3 miles long and 6 2/3 miles wide.H8641H7311H3068H2568H6242H505H753H6235H505H7341 10For the priests there will be a strip of land measuring 8 1/3 miles long by 3 1/3 miles wide, with the Lord’s Temple at the center.H3548H6944H8641H6828H2568H6242H505H3220H6235H505H7341H6921H6235H505H7341H5045H2568H6242H505H753H4720H3068H8432 11This area is set aside for the ordained priests, the descendants of Zadok who served me faithfully and did not go astray with the people of Israel and the rest of the Levites.H3548H6942H1121H6659H8104H4931H8582H1121H3478H8582H3881H8582 12It will be their special portion when the land is distributed, the most sacred land of all. Next to the priests’ territory will lie the land where the other Levites will live.H8642H776H8641H6944H6944H1366H3881 13“The land allotted to the Levites will be the same size and shape as that belonging to the priests—8 1/3 miles long and 3 1/3 miles wide. Together these portions of land will measure 8 1/3 miles long by 6 2/3 miles wide.H5980H1366H3548H3881H2568H6242H505H753H6235H505H7341H753H2568H6242H505H7341H6235H505 14None of this special land may ever be sold or traded or used by others, for it belongs to the Lord; it is set apart as holy.H4376H4171H5674H5674H7225H776H6944H3068 15“An additional strip of land 8 1/3 miles long by 1 2/3 miles wide, south of the sacred Temple area, will be allotted for public use—homes, pasturelands, and common lands, with a city at the center.H2568H505H3498H7341H6440H2568H6242H505H2455H5892H4186H4054H5892H8432 16The city will measure 1 1/2 miles on each side—north, south, east, and west.H4060H6828H6285H702H505H2568H3967H5045H6285H702H505H2568H3967H6921H6285H702H505H2568H3967H3220H6285H702H505H2568H2568H3967 17Open lands will surround the city for 150 yards in every direction.H4054H5892H6828H3967H2572H5045H3967H2572H6921H3967H2572H3220H3967H2572 18Outside the city there will be a farming area that stretches 3 1/3 miles to the east and 3 1/3 miles to the west along the border of the sacred area. This farmland will produce food for the people working in the city.H3498H753H5980H8641H6944H6235H505H6921H6235H505H3220H5980H8641H6944H8393H3899H5647H5892 19Those who come from the various tribes to work in the city may farm it.H5647H5892H5647H7626H3478 20This entire area—including the sacred lands and the city—is a square that measures 8 1/3 miles on each side.H8641H2568H6242H505H2568H6242H505H7311H6944H8641H7243H272H5892 21“The areas that remain, to the east and to the west of the sacred lands and the city, will belong to the prince. Each of these areas will be 8 1/3 miles wide, extending in opposite directions to the eastern and western borders of Israel, with the sacred lands and the sanctuary of the Temple in the center.H3498H5387H6944H8641H272H5892H6440H2568H6242H505H8641H6921H1366H3220H6440H2568H6242H505H3220H1366H5980H2506H5387H6944H8641H4720H1004H8432 22So the prince’s land will include everything between the territories allotted to Judah and Benjamin, except for the areas set aside for the sacred lands and the city.H272H3881H272H5892H8432H5387H1366H3063H1366H1144H5387 23“These are the territories allotted to the rest of the tribes. Benjamin’s territory lies just south of the prince’s lands, and it extends across the entire land of Israel from east to west.H3499H7626H6921H6285H3220H6285H1144H259 24South of Benjamin’s territory lies that of Simeon, also extending across the land from east to west.H1366H1144H6921H6285H3220H6285H8095H259 25Next is the territory of Issachar with the same eastern and western boundaries.H1366H8095H6921H6285H3220H6285H3485H259 26“Then comes the territory of Zebulun, which also extends across the land from east to west.H1366H3485H6921H6285H3220H6285H2074H259 27The territory of Gad is just south of Zebulun with the same borders to the east and west.H1366H2074H6921H6285H3220H6285H1410H259 28The southern border of Gad runs from Tamar to the waters of Meribah at Kadesh and then follows the Brook of Egypt to the Mediterranean.H1366H1410H5045H6285H8486H1366H8559H4325H4808H4809H6946H5158H1419H3220 29“These are the allotments that will be set aside for each tribe’s exclusive possession. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!H776H5307H7626H3478H5159H4256H5002H136H3069 30“These will be the exits to the city: On the north wall, which is 1 1/2 miles long,H8444H5892H6828H6285H702H505H2568H3967H4060 31there will be three gates, each one named after a tribe of Israel. The first will be named for Reuben, the second for Judah, and the third for Levi.H8179H5892H8034H7626H3478H7969H8179H6828H259H8179H7205H259H8179H3063H259H8179H3878 32On the east wall, also 1 1/2 miles long, the gates will be named for Joseph, Benjamin, and Dan.H6921H6285H702H505H2568H3967H7969H8179H259H8179H3130H259H8179H1144H259H8179H1835 33The south wall, also 1 1/2 miles long, will have gates named for Simeon, Issachar, and Zebulun.H5045H6285H702H505H2568H3967H4060H7969H8179H259H8179H8095H259H8179H3485H259H8179H2074 34And on the west wall, also 1 1/2 miles long, the gates will be named for Gad, Asher, and Naphtali.H3220H6285H702H505H2568H3967H7969H8179H259H8179H1410H259H8179H836H259H8179H5321 35“The distance around the entire city will be 6 miles. And from that day the name of the city will be ‘The Lord Is There.’”H5439H8083H6240H505H8034H5892H3117H3074
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