Ezekiel 48:35
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New International Version
"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."

New Living Translation
"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.'"

English Standard Version
The circumference of the city shall be 18,000 cubits. And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The LORD Is There.”

New American Standard Bible
"The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the name of the city from that day shall be, 'The LORD is there.'"

King James Bible
It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The perimeter of the city will be six miles, and the name of the city from that day on will be: Yahweh Is There."

International Standard Version
A perimeter is to measure 18,000 units, and the name of the city from that time on is to be:

NET Bible
The circumference of the city will be six miles. The name of the city from that day forward will be: 'The LORD Is There.'"

New Heart English Bible
It shall be eighteen thousand reeds around: and the name of the city from that day shall be, 'The LORD is there.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The city will measure about 31,500 feet all the way around. From then on the city's name will be: The LORD Is There.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It shall be eighteen thousand reeds round about. And the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.'

New American Standard 1977
The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the name of the city from that day shall be, ‘The LORD is there.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
It was round about eighteen thousand reeds: and the name of the city from that day shall be, THE LORD IS HERE.

King James 2000 Bible
It was all around eighteen thousand cubits by measure: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

American King James Version
It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

American Standard Version
It shall be eighteen thousand reeds round about: and the name of the city from that day shall be, Jehovah is there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Its circumference was eighteen thousand: and the name of the city from that day, The Lord is there.

Darby Bible Translation
Round about it was eighteen thousand [cubits]; and the name of the city from that day, Jehovah is there.

English Revised Version
It shall be eighteen thousand reeds round about: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

Webster's Bible Translation
The circuit was eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

World English Bible
It shall be eighteen thousand [reeds] around: and the name of the city from that day shall be, Yahweh is there.

Young's Literal Translation
Round about is eighteen thousand, and the renown of the city is from the day Jehovah is there.'
Study Bible
The City Gates and Dimensions
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 name of the city from that day shall be, 'The LORD is there.'"
Cross References
Revelation 3:12
The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will never again leave it. Upon him I will write the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God (the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from My God), and My new name.

Revelation 21:3
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God.

Revelation 22:3
No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be within the city, and His servants will worship Him.

Isaiah 12:6
Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, For great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 14:32
"How then will one answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it."

Isaiah 24:23
Then the moon will be abashed and the sun ashamed, For the LORD of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, And His glory will be before His elders.

Jeremiah 3:17
"At that time they will call Jerusalem 'The Throne of the LORD,' and all the nations will be gathered to it, to Jerusalem, for the name of the LORD; nor will they walk anymore after the stubbornness of their evil heart.

Jeremiah 8:19
Behold, listen! The cry of the daughter of my people from a distant land: "Is the LORD not in Zion? Is her King not within her?" "Why have they provoked Me with their graven images, with foreign idols?"

Jeremiah 14:9
"Why are You like a man dismayed, Like a mighty man who cannot save? Yet You are in our midst, O LORD, And we are called by Your name; Do not forsake us!"

Jeremiah 23:6
"In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, 'The LORD our righteousness.'
Treasury of Scripture

It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

and the name.

Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is …

Jeremiah 33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: …

Zechariah 14:21 Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness to the …

The Lord. Heb. JEHOVAH shammah.

Exodus 15:26 And said, If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD …

Exodus 17:15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:

Judges 6:24 Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD, and called it Jehovahshalom: …

Psalm 46:5 God is in the middle of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help …

Psalm 48:3,14 God is known in her palaces for a refuge…

Psalm 68:18 You have ascended on high, you have led captivity captive: you have …

Psalm 77:13 Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

Psalm 132:14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

Isaiah 12:6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy …

Isaiah 14:32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the …

Isaiah 24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the …

Jeremiah 3:17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and …

Joel 3:21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the …

Zechariah 2:10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, see, I come, and I will …

Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle …

Revelation 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the …

CONCLUDING REMARKS ON THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL.

The character of Ezekiel, as a Writer and Poet, is thus admirably drawn by the masterly hand of Bishop Lowth: Ezekiel is much inferior to Jeremiah in elegance; in sublimity he is not even excelled by Isaiah; but his sublimity is of a totally different kind. He is deep, vehement, tragical; his sentiments are elevated, animated, full of fire and indignation; his imagery is crowded, magnificent, terrific; his language is grand, solemn, austere, rough, and at times unpolished; he abounds in repetitions, not for the sake of grace or elegance, but from vehemence and indignation. Whatever subject he treats of, that he sedulously puruses; from that he rarely departs, but cleaves, as it were, to it; whence the connexion is in general evident and well preserved. In other respects he may perhaps be exceeded by the other prophets; but, for that species of composition to which he seems adapted by natural gifts, the forcible, impetuous, grave, and grand, not one of the sacred writers is superior to him. His diction is sufficiently perspicuous; all his obscurity arises from the nature of his subjects. Visions (as for instance, among others, those of Hosea, Amos, and Zechariah,) are necessarily dark and confused. The greater part of Ezekiel, particularly towards the middle of the book, is poetical, whether we regard the matter of the language. Abp. Newcombe judiciously observes, The Prophet is not to be considered merely as a poet, or as a framer of those august and astonishing visions, and of those admirable poetical representations, which he committed to writing; but as an instrument in the hands of God, who vouchsafed to reveal himself, through a long succession of ages, not only in divers parts constituting a magnificant and uniform whole, but also in different manners, as by voice, by dreams, by inspiration, and by plain or enigmatical vision. Ezekiel is a great poet, full of originality; and, in my opinion, whoever censures him as if he were only an imitator of the old prophets, can never have felt his power. He must not, in general, be compared with Isaiah, and the rest of the old prophets. Those are great, Ezekiel is also great; those in their manner of poetry, Ezekiel in his. To justify this character the learned prelate descends to particulars, and gives apposite examples, not only of the clear, flowing, and nervous, but also of the sublime; and concludes his observations on his style, by stating it to be his deliberate opinion, that if his style is the old age of Hebrew language and composition, (as has been alleged,) it is a firm and vigorous one, and should induce us to trace its youth and manhood with the most assiduous attention. As a Prophet, Ezekiel must ever be allowed to occupy a very high rank; and few of the prophets have left a more valuable treasure to the church of God than he has. It is true, he is in several places obscure; but this resulted either from the nature of his subjects, or the events predicted being still unfulfilled; and, when time has rolled away the mist of futurity, successive generations will then perceive with what heavenly wisdom this much neglected prophet has spoken. There is, however, a great proportion of his work which is free from every obscurity, and highly edifying. He has so accurately and minutely foretold the fate and condition of various nations and cities, that nothing can be more interesting than to trace the exact accomplishment of these prophecies in the accounts furnished by historians and travellers; while, under the elegant type of a new temple to be erected, a new worship to be introduced, and a new Jerusalem to be built, with new land to be allotted to the twelve tribes, may be discovered the vast extent and glory of the New Testament Church.

(35) Round about eighteen thousand.--The circuit of the city, not including its "suburbs," or open space, was 4 x 4,500 = 18,000 reeds, or something over thirty-four miles. Josephus reckoned the circuit of Jerusalem in his day at four miles.

Measures.--This word is rightly supplied from Ezekiel 48:30; Ezekiel 48:33. On the symmetry of the city and its gates and the names of the gates, comp. Revelation 21:12; Revelation 13:16.

The Lord is there.--With this name of the city Ezekiel closes his vision and his book. It is a most fitting close; for the object has been to depict, under the figures of the Jewish dispensation, the glories of the Church of the future. The culmination of this glory must ever be that the Lord, according to His promise (John 6:56), will dwell in the believer, and the believer in Him. Imperfectly as this may be carried out here on earth, the effect of the Gospel is to bring about ever more and more fully its realisation; and the closing book of the volume of Revelation, catching the echoes of Ezekiel's prophecy, looks forward to the Holy City, the New Jerusalem "coming down from God out of heaven," and declares, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them and be their God" (Revelation 21:2-3).

Verse 35. - The entire circuit of the city should, according to the above measurement of the walls, be eighteen thousand reeds, i.e. 18,000 × 6 (cubits) × 1.5 (feet) = 162,000 feet = 3It was round about eighteen thousand measures,.... Putting the numbers together which each side made, the circumference of the city was eighteen thousand measures; which, according to Cornelius a Lapide, were thirty two thousand miles; which shows that no city literally taken can be here meant, but mystically and spiritually the church of Christ, which will be of great extent in the latter day; and a large one it had need to be, to hold all nations that will flow into it; it will be spread all over the world; the world will become the church; the kingdoms of it will become Christ's; the little stone will become a great mountain, and fill the whole earth; the kingdom and interest of Christ, which is his church, will be from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth; even from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same. Some Jewish writers (a), not knowing what to make of these large measures, say that they have respect to the eighteen thousand worlds God is said (b) to make, which these were a similitude, figure, or exemplar of; but those Jews are nearer the true sense of them, who say (c) that this is to be understood of Jerusalem above, or as it will be in future time, in the world to come, the dispensation of the Messiah, Galatians 4:26,

and the name of the city from that day shall be, the Lord is there; the Gospel church has other names, as Jerusalem, Mount Zion, the Lord our righteousness, Hephzibah and Beulah, a city not forsaken, Hebrews 12:22, but here it is called "Jehovah Shammah", the Lord is there, or dwells there; which is to be understood of his presence in it; not in a general way, as he is in all places, and with all his creatures, continually, constantly, and everywhere working in a providential manner; but of his gracious presence in a special way and manner: in this sense Jehovah, Father, Son, and Spirit, are in the Gospel church, and will be more manifestly in the latter day; Jehovah the Father, as the Father of Christ, blessing them with all spiritual blessings in him; granting them his presence in him, and communion with him, through him; as their Father providing all good things for them, and as the God of all grace unto them: Jehovah the Son, as the master of the family taking care of it, as a son in his own house, and the first born among his brethren; as the prophet in the midst of his church, teaching and instructing; as the high priest in the midst of the golden candlesticks, lighting and trimming them; as the King in Zion, to rule and govern, protect and defend it; showing himself in all the glories of his person, and the riches of his grace, according to his promise, Matthew 28:20. Jehovah the Spirit is here to qualify men with gifts for the ministry, to apply the word, and make it useful; as a Spirit of grace and supplication, and to help the Lord's people in the exercise of grace, and discharge of duty; and to be their comforter and remembrancer. Jehovah here does and will display his glorious perfections; his power in the preservation of his saints; his wisdom in the guidance and direction of them; his truth and faithfulness in the performance of promises to them; his purity and holiness in the sanctification of them; his love, grace, and mercy, in the large discoveries made unto them; in short, he will appear all glorious to them, and will be the glory in the midst of them, Psalm 46:5, Zechariah 2:5 the date from whence this will commence is "that day"; either from the beginning of the Gospel dispensation, that famous day made by the rising of the sun of righteousness; or from the day and date of Christ's promise of his presence, Matthew 28:20 or from the time the Gospel church state was set up; or from the day this city will be rebuilt and restored, the Lord will more visibly and manifestly grant his presence to the inhabitants of it, and never more depart from them; see Isaiah 42:12, The Targum is,

"the name of the city which is separated from the day, the Lord will cause his Shechaniah to dwell there.''

The Jews (d) produce this place to show that Jerusalem is called Jehovah, and say, do not read Shammah, "there", but Shemah, "its name"; and the Socinians from hence would disprove the incommunicableness of the name Jehovah to a creature, but without effect; since this city is not called simply Jehovah, but with an additional epithet; and this is to be understood, not in a divided, but compound sense, as the altar in Exodus 17:15, and the mount in Genesis 22:14.

(a) Lipman. Tzurath Beth Hamikdash, sect. 79. (b) T. Bab. Avoda Zara, fol. 3. 2. (c) Gloss. in T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 97. 2. & Succah, fol, 45. 8. (d) T. Bab. Bava Bathra, fol. 75. 2.35. Lord is there—Jehovah-Shammah. Not that the city will be called so in mere name, but that the reality will be best expressed by this descriptive title (Jer 3:17; 33:16; Zec 2:10; Re 21:3; 22:3). 48:1-35 Here is a description of the several portions of the land belonging to each tribe. In gospel times, behold all things are become new. Much is wrapped up in emblems and numbers. This method God has used to state mysterious truths in his word, not to be more clearly revealed till the proper time and season. But into the church of Christ, both in its state of warfare and triumph, there is free access by faith, from every side. Christ has opened the kingdom of heaven for all believers. Whoever will, may come, and take of the water of life, of the tree of life, freely. The Lord is there, in his church, to be nigh unto them in all they call upon him for. This is true of every real Christian; whatever soul has in it a living principle of grace, it may truly be said, The Lord is there. May we be found citizens of this holy city, and act agreeably to that character; and have the benefit of the Lord's presence with us, in life, in death, and for evermore.
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