The Lord separates the land into different parts
1 ‘You must separate the land into different parts for each tribe. When you do this, you must give one part to the Lord. Make it twelve and a half (12½) kilometres long and 10 kilometres wide. All of this land will be holy. 2 You will keep a piece of this land, two hundred and fifty (250) metres long and two hundred and fifty (250) metres wide for the temple. You must keep an empty space twenty-five (25) metres wide all round the temple. 3 Half of this space that measures twelve and a half (12½) kilometres by five (5) kilometres will contain the temple. This will be the most holy part of the land. 4 The priests will have this holy part of the country to work for the Lord in his temple. They will build their houses there as well as the temple. 5 Some Levites work in the temple. They will own the other half of the land. There they will build their towns to live in.
6 You must give a piece of land to the city. It is the part next to the holy part. This part will measure twelve and a half (12½) kilometres long, and two and a half (2½) kilometres wide. Any of Israel's people can live there.
7 You must keep some land for the king. His land will include that from the west of the holy land to the sea. From the east, his land will include all the land to the country's east edge. So his land will be as long as a tribe's part of the land. 8 This is the part of the land that will belong to the king who rules Israel. Then he will no longer try to make the people do what he wants. And they can all live in their own parts of the country. I will give parts to each of them.
9 “Stop arguing and fighting, you leaders of Israel. You have done enough bad things!” says the Lord God. “Do the things that are right and good. Stop taking away the things that belong to my people.” That is what the Lord God says. 10 “You must use correct measures for size and weight. 11 The ephah for dry things must be the same as the bath for wet things. Ten ephahs will be equal to one homer. Ten baths will be equal to one homer. 12 Twenty (20) gerahs will be equal to one shekel. Sixty (60) shekels will be equal to one mina (about 660 grams).