Ezekiel 48:15
New International Version
"The remaining area, 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, will be for the common use of the city, for houses and for pastureland. The city will be in the center of it

New Living Translation
“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.

English Standard Version
“The remainder, 5,000 cubits in breadth and 25,000 in length, shall be for common use for the city, for dwellings and for open country. In the midst of it shall be the city,

Berean Study Bible
The remaining area, 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, will be for the common use of the city, for houses and pasturelands. The city will be in the center of it

New American Standard Bible
"The remainder, 5,000 cubits in width and 25,000 in length, shall be for common use for the city, for dwellings and for open spaces; and the city shall be in its midst.

King James Bible
And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof.

Christian Standard Bible
"The remaining area, 1 2/3 miles wide and 8 1/3 miles long, will be for common use by the city, for both residential and open space. The city will be in the middle of it.

Contemporary English Version
South of my sacred land will be a section twelve and a half kilometers long and three kilometers wide. It will not be sacred, but will belong to the people of Israel and will include the city of Jerusalem, together with its houses and pastureland.

Good News Translation
The part of the special area that is left, 10 miles by 2 miles, is not holy, but is for the general use of the people. They may live there and use the land. The city is to be in the center of it,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The remaining area, 1 2/3 of a mile wide and 8 1/3 miles long, will be for common use by the city, for both residential and open space. The city will be in the middle of it.

International Standard Version
"The rest, 5,000 units wide and 25,000 units along its front, will serve as a common portion for use by the city for housing and open spaces, since the city is to be in its midst.

NET Bible
"The remainder, one and two-thirds miles in width and eight and a quarter miles in length, will be for common use by the city, for houses and for open space. The city will be in the middle of it;

New Heart English Bible
"The five thousand that are left in the breadth, in front of the twenty-five thousand, shall be for common use, for the city, for dwelling and for suburbs; and the city shall be in its midst.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A strip of land, 8,750 feet wide by 43,750 feet long, will be left for cities, homes, and pastures. The city will be in the middle of it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the five thousand that are left in the breadth, in front of the five and twenty thousand, shall be for common use, for the city, for dwelling and for open land; and the city shall be in the midst thereof.

New American Standard 1977
“And the remainder, 5,000 cubits in width and 25,000 in length, shall be for common use for the city, for dwellings and for open spaces; and the city shall be in its midst.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the five thousand reeds, that are left in the breadth over against the twenty-five thousand, shall be profane, for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof.

King James 2000 Bible
And the five thousand, that are left in the width opposite the five and twenty thousand, shall be an ordinary area for the city, for dwelling, and for common land: and the city shall be in the midst of it.

American King James Version
And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the middle thereof.

American Standard Version
And the five thousand that are left in the breadth, in front of the five and twenty thousand, shall be for common use, for the city, for dwelling and for suburbs; and the city shall be in the midst thereof.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But concerning the five thousand that remain in the breadth in the five and twenty thousand, they shall be a suburb to the city for dwelling, and for a space before it: and the city shall be in the midst thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the five thousand that remain in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
And the five thousand that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a common [place] for the city, for dwellings and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst of it.

English Revised Version
And the five thousand that are left in the breadth, in front of the five and twenty thousand, shall be for common use, for the city, for dwelling and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs, and the city shall be in the midst of it.

World English Bible
The five thousand that are left in the breadth, in front of the twenty-five thousand, shall be for common use, for the city, for dwelling and for suburbs; and the city shall be in its midst.

Young's Literal Translation
And the five thousand that is left in the breadth, on the front of the five and twenty thousand, is common -- for the city, for dwelling, and for suburb, and the city hath been in its midst.
Study Bible
The Portion for the Priests
14They must not sell or exchange any of it, and they must not transfer this best part of the land, for it is holy to the LORD. 15The remaining area, 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, will be for the common use of the city, for houses and pasturelands. The city will be in the center of it 16and will have these measurements: 4,500 cubits on the north side, 4,500 cubits on the south side, 4,500 cubits on the east side, and 4,500 cubits on the west side.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 42:20
So he measured the area on all four sides. It had a wall all around, five hundred cubits long and five hundred cubits wide, to separate the holy from the common.

Ezekiel 45:6
As the property of the city, you are to set aside an area 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, adjacent to the holy district. It will belong to the whole house of Israel.

Treasury of Scripture

And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the middle thereof.

a profane.

Ezekiel 22:26
Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

Ezekiel 42:20
He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

Ezekiel 44:23
And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

for the city.

Ezekiel 45:1
Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the LORD, an holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about.

Ezekiel 45:9
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 45:10
Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.

Ezekiel 42:15
Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.

Ezekiel 42:15
Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.

Ezekiel 42:17
He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

Ezekiel 42:18
He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.

Ezekiel 42:19
He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.

1 Timothy 3:15
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.







Lexicon
The remaining area,
הַנּוֹתָ֣ר (han·nō·w·ṯār)
Article | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3498: To jut over, exceed, to excel, to remain, be left, to leave, cause to abound, preserve

5,000 [cubits]
וַחֲמֵ֨שֶׁת (wa·ḥă·mê·šeṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2568: Five

wide
בָּרֹ֗חַב (bā·rō·ḥaḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7341: Breadth, width

and 25,000 [cubits long],
חֲמִשָּׁ֤ה (ḥă·miš·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2568: Five

will be for the common use
חֹֽל־ (ḥōl-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2455: Profaneness, commonness

of the city,
לָעִ֔יר (lā·‘îr)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

for houses
לְמוֹשָׁ֖ב (lə·mō·wō·šāḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4186: A seat, assembly, dwelling place, dwelling, dwellers

and pasturelands.
וּלְמִגְרָ֑שׁ (ū·lə·miḡ·rāš)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4054: A suburb, the area around a, building, the margin of the sea

The city
הָעִ֖יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

will be
וְהָיְתָ֥ה (wə·hā·yə·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

in the center
בְּתוֹכֽוֹ׃ (bə·ṯō·w·ḵōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8432: A bisection, the centre

of it
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Strong's Hebrew
(15) The five thousand that are left.--The two strips of territory for the Levites and the priests, each 10,000 reeds wide, being deducted from the whole width of the oblation, leaves a strip of 5,000 wide and 25,000 long which is here apportioned to the city and its suburbs. It is called "profane" in contrast to the "holy" possession of the Levites (Ezekiel 48:14), and the "most holy" of the priests (Ezekiel 48:12), though it was still a part of the oblation.

Verses 15-19. - In the same way the portion for the city receives detailed exposition. Verse 15 gives four particulars.

(1) The city portion should consist of the five thousand reeds' breadth of the entire terumah remaining after the deduction of the priests' and Levites' portions.

(2) It should lie over against (עַל־פְּנֵי); in front of, and therefore parallel with, the five and twenty thousand cubit-lengths of which these were composed.

(3) In character it should be a profane place, i.e. a place devoted to common use as opposed to consecrated ground (comp. Leviticus 10:10) and designed for the city, i.e. for dwelling, and for suburbs, i.e. for the erection of houses, and for an open space or precinct (מִגְרָשׁ) around the city, similar to that around the sanctuary (see Ezekiel 45:2). Among the Romans "a space of ground was left free from buildings, both within and without the walls, which was called pomaerium, and was likewise held sacred" (see Adam's 'Roman Antiquities,' p. 62).

(4) The city should stand in the midst thereof, as the sanctuary in the midst of the priests' portion (ver. 10). 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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