The Meaning of Ezekiel 48:35 Explained

Ezekiel 48:35

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

YLT: Round about is eighteen thousand, and the renown of the city is from the day Jehovah is there.'

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

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

What does Ezekiel 48:35 Mean?

Study Notes

and the name
Heb. Jehovah-shammah. See Exodus 17:15 ; Judges 6:24 .

Verse Meaning

The circumference of the city proper would be18 ,000 cubits, less than six miles. And its name from the day of its establishment would be "The LORD is there" (Heb. Yahweh shammah). The new name would indicate a new character, as always in Scripture, namely, that the Lord would forever reside among His people (cf. Ezekiel 11:20; Ezekiel 37:23; Ezekiel 37:27; Genesis 17:8; Isaiah 7:14; Jeremiah 24:7; Jeremiah 32:38; Zechariah 8:8). He would never again depart from them or send them out of His land. He would forever dwell among them, and they would forever enjoy the unbroken fellowship with God that He intended since the creation of the world. The Book of Ezekiel ends with a description of a New Jerusalem like Isaiah 65-66 and the Book of Revelation , though the New Jerusalem of Ezekiel is millennial and the New Jerusalem at the end of Revelation is eternal.
Twenty-two years and48 chapters earlier Ezekiel began his book with a vision of a storm picturing the destruction of Old Jerusalem and, later (chs10-11), God"s departure from it. He ended it with another vision of the establishment of New Jerusalem and God"s permanent residence in it. The glory of the Lord is the unifying feature that ties the book together and runs through it from beginning to end.
"Ezekiel begins and ends with God. Between the great vision of God in ch1and these closing words, "The LORD is there," is the unsparing record of man"s failure and sin, judged by God. But His judgment works to His glory, and the book ends with the one thing that makes heaven what it Isaiah , the Presence of the LORD." [1]

Chapter Summary: Ezekiel 48

1  The portions of the twelve tribes;
8  of the sanctuary;
15  of the city and suburbs;
21  and of the prince
23  The portions of the twelve tribes
30  The dimensions and gates of the city

What do the individual words in Ezekiel 48:35 mean?

All the way around [shall] [be] eight [and] ten thousand [cubits] and the name of the city from [that] day [shall] [be] YAHWEH [Is] THERE
סָבִ֕יב שְׁמֹנָ֥ה עָשָׂ֖ר אָ֑לֶף וְשֵׁם־ הָעִ֥יר מִיּ֖וֹם יְהוָ֥ה ׀ שָֽׁמָּה

סָבִ֕יב  All  the  way  around  [shall]  [be] 
Parse: Adverb
Root: מוּסָב 
Sense: places round about, circuit, round about adv.
שְׁמֹנָ֥ה  eight 
Parse: Number, masculine singular
Root: שְׁמֹנֶה  
Sense: eight, eighth.
עָשָׂ֖ר  [and]  ten 
Parse: Number, masculine singular
Root: עָשָׂר 
Sense: ten, -teen (in combination with other numbers).
אָ֑לֶף  thousand  [cubits] 
Parse: Number, masculine singular
Root: אֶלֶף 
Sense: a thousand.
וְשֵׁם־  and  the  name 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: שֵׁם  
Sense: name.
הָעִ֥יר  of  the  city 
Parse: Article, Noun, feminine singular
Root: עִיר 
Sense: excitement, anguish.
מִיּ֖וֹם  from  [that]  day 
Parse: Preposition-m, Noun, masculine singular
Root: יׄום 
Sense: day, time, year.
יְהוָ֥ה ׀  [shall]  [be]  YAHWEH 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יהוה 
Sense: the proper name of the one true God.
שָֽׁמָּה  [Is]  THERE 
Parse: Adverb, third person feminine singular
Root: שָׁם  
Sense: there, thither.