YEḤEZQĔL 48

1 “And these are the names of the tribes: From the north end along the way to Ḥethlon at the entrance of Ḥamath, to Ḥatsar Ĕynan, the border of Dammeseq northward by the side of Ḥamath, from its east to its west side, Dan: one.

2 And by the border of Dan, from the east side to the west, Ashĕr: one.

3 “And by the border of Ashĕr, from the east side to the west, Naphtali: one.

4 “And by the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west, Menashsheh: one.

5 “And by the border of Menashsheh, from the east side to the west, Ephrayim: one.

6 “And by the border of Ephrayim, from the east side to the west, Re’uḇĕn: one.

7 “And by the border of Re’uḇĕn, from the east side to the west, Yahuḏah: one.

8 And by the border of Yahuḏah, from the east side to the west, is the contribution which you offer up, twenty-five thousand in width, and in length the same as one of the portions, from the east side to the west, with the Miqdash in its midst.

9 “The contribution that you offer up to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is twenty-five thousand in length and ten thousand in width.

10 “And of these is the qodesh contribution for the kohenim: on the north twenty-five thousand, and on the west ten thousand in width, and on the east ten thousand in width, and on the south twenty-five thousand in length, And the Miqdash of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall be in its midst –

11 for the kohenim of the sons of Tsaḏoq, who are qodesh, who guarded My Charge, who did not go astray when the children of Yisra’ĕl went astray, as the Lĕwites went astray.

12 “So this contribution shall be to them, from the contribution of the land, a most qodesh place by the border of the Lĕwites.

13 “And alongside the border of the kohenim, the Lĕwites have twenty-five thousand in length and ten thousand in width, its entire length is twenty-five thousand and its width ten thousand.

14 “And they do not sell any of it, nor exchange it, nor transfer this best part of the land, for it is qodesh to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

15 “And the five thousand in width that is left, facing the twenty-five thousand, is for common use by the city, for dwellings and open land. And the city shall be in its midst.

16 “And these are its measurements: the north side four thousand five hundred, and the south side four thousand five hundred, and the east side four thousand five hundred, and the west side four thousand five hundred.

17 “And the open land of the city shall be: to the north two hundred and fifty, and to the south two hundred and fifty, and to the east two hundred and fifty, and to the west two hundred and fifty.

18 “And the rest of the length, alongside the contribution of the qodesh portion, is ten thousand to the east and ten thousand to the west. And it shall be alongside the contribution of the qodesh portion, and its increase shall be food for the workers of the city.

19 “And the workers of the city, from all the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, shall till it.

20 “The entire contribution is twenty-five thousand by twenty-five thousand, four-square. You are to offer up the qodesh contribution with the possession of the city.

21 “And the rest is for the prince, on one side and on the other of the qodesh contribution and of the possession of the city, facing the twenty-five thousand ammah of the qodesh contribution as far as the eastern border, and westward facing the twenty-five thousand as far as the western border, alongside the portions of the prince. And the qodesh contribution, and the Miqdash of the House shall be in its midst.

22 “So the possession of the Lĕwites and the possession of the city are in the midst of what belongs to the prince – between the border of Yahuḏah and the border of Binyamin, it belongs to the prince.

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

24 “And by the border of Binyamin, from the east side to the west side, Shim’on: one.

25 “And by the border of Shim’on, from the east side to the west side, Yissasḵar: one.

26 “And by the border of Yissaskar, from the east side to the west side, Zeḇulun: one.

27 “And by the border of Zeḇulun, from the east side to the west side, Gaḏ: one

28 “And by the border of Gaḏ, on the south side toward the Negeḇ, the border shall be from Tamar to the waters of Meriḇah by Qaḏĕsh, along the Wadi to the Great Sea.

29 “This is the land which you divide by lot as an inheritance among the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, and these are their portions,” declares the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

30 “And these are the exits of the city, the gates of the city according to the names of the tribes of Yisra’ĕl: On the north side, measuring four thousand five hundred,

31 the three gates northward: one gate for Re’uḇĕn, one gate for Yahuḏah, one gate for Lĕwi.

32 “And on the east side, four thousand five hundred, three gates: one gate for Yosĕph, one gate for Binyamin, one gate for Dan.

33 “And on the south side, measuring four thousand five hundred, three gates: one gate for Shim’on, one gate for Yissasḵar, one gate for Zeḇulun.

34 “And on the west side, four thousand five hundred with their three gates: one gate for Gaḏ, one gate for Ashĕr, one gate for Naphtali. “All around: eighteen thousand ammah. And the name of the city from that day is: 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Shammah!”