Ezekiel 45:1
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New International Version
"'When you allot the land as an inheritance, you are to present to the LORD a portion of the land as a sacred district, 25,000 cubits long and 20,000 cubits wide; the entire area will be holy.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer a heave-offering unto Jehovah, a holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand [cubits], and the breadth ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about.

World English Bible
Moreover, when you shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, you shall offer an offering to Yahweh, a holy portion of the land; the length shall be the length of twenty-five thousand [reeds], and the breadth shall be ten thousand: it shall be holy in all its border all around.

Young's Literal Translation
And in your causing the land to fall in inheritance, ye lift up a heave-offering to Jehovah, a holy portion of the land: the length -- five and twenty thousand is the length, and the breadth ten thousand; it is holy in all its border round about.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When ye shall divide by lot - That is, when on your repossessing your land, every family settles according to the allotment which they formerly had; for it is certain that the land was not divided afresh by lot after the Babylonish captivity. The allotment mentioned and described here was merely for the service of the temple, the use of the priests, and the prince or governor of the people. A division of the whole land is not intended.

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shall divide by lot [heb] cause the land to fall by lot

Ezekiel 47:21 So shall you divide this land to you according to the tribes of Israel.

Ezekiel 48:29 This is the land which you shall divide by lot to the tribes of Israel for inheritance, and these are their portions...

Numbers 34:13 And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which you shall inherit by lot...

Joshua 13:6 All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians...

Joshua 14:2 By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.

Psalm 16:5,6 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot...

ye shall offer

Ezekiel 45:2-7 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length, with five hundred in breadth, square round about...

Ezekiel 48:8-23 And by the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side...

Leviticus 25:23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine, for you are strangers and sojourners with me.

Proverbs 3:9 Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your increase:

an holy portion [heb] holiness

Zechariah 14:20,21 In that day shall there be on the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD...

the length That our translators rightly added the word {reeds}, is evident from the length and breadth of the sanctuary being exactly the same as before, (comp. ver

Ezekiel 45:2 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length, with five hundred in breadth, square round about...

with ch

Ezekiel 42:16-19 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about...

) Estimating the reed at

Ezekiel 3:5 For you are not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;

yards, this holy oblation would constitute a square of nearly fifty miles on every side. From the north side a portion or nearly twenty miles in length, and nearly fifty in length, was appointed for the priests; and in the midst of this portion, the area of the sanctuary, about a mile square, to be enclosed by a wall, (ver

Ezekiel 3:1,2 Moreover he said to me, Son of man, eat that you find; eat this roll, and go speak to the house of Israel...

) Next to this, on the south, was the Levites' portion, of the same dimensions as that of the priests' (ver

Ezekiel 3:5 For you are not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;

) and south of this was portion for the city, of the same length as those of the priests and Levites, but only half the width (ver

Ezekiel 3:6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words you can not understand. Surely, had I sent you to them...

) These three formed the square of

25,000 reeds, or nearly fifty miles; and that set apart for the prince, the breadth of which is not mentioned, extended in length from north to south, along the east and west sides of the square. As Canaan would not admit of so large a portion for the sanctuary, etc. this was no doubt intended to the intimate the large extent of the church in the glorious times predicted.

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Of the Third Seal.
The third animated being is the index of the third seal, in a human form, his station being towards the south, and consequently shows that this seal begins with an emperor proceeding from that cardinal point of the compass; probably with Septimius Severus, the African, an emperor from the south, of whom Eutropius writes in the following manner: "Deriving his origin from Africa, from the province of Tripolis, from the town of Leptis, the only emperor from Africa within all remembrance, before or since."
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Cross References
Numbers 34:13
Moses commanded the Israelites: "Assign this land by lot as an inheritance. The LORD has ordered that it be given to the nine-and-a-half tribes,

Joshua 13:7
and divide it as an inheritance among the nine tribes and half of the tribe of Manasseh."

Joshua 14:3
Moses had granted the two-and-a-half tribes their inheritance east of the Jordan but had not granted the Levites an inheritance among the rest,

Ezekiel 42:16
He measured the east side with the measuring rod; it was five hundred cubits.

Ezekiel 45:2
Of this, a section 500 cubits square is to be for the sanctuary, with 50 cubits around it for open land.

Ezekiel 47:21
"You are to distribute this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.

Ezekiel 48:8
"Bordering the territory of Judah from east to west will be the portion you are to present as a special gift. It will be 25,000 cubits wide, and its length from east to west will equal one of the tribal portions; the sanctuary will be in the center of it.

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