1 These are the names of the tribes: At the northern end, along the Hethlon road, [from] Lebo-hamath to Hazar-enan—which is the border of Damascus, with Hamath to the north—from the eastern border to the Sea: Dan—one [tribe].
v’-AY-leh sh’-MOT ha-sh’-va-TEEM mik-TZAY tza-FO-nah el YAD de-rekh khet-LON l’-vo kha-MAT kha-TZAR ay-NAN g’-VUL da-ME-sek tza-FO-nah el YAD kha-MAT v’-ha-yu LO f’-at ka-DEEM ha-YAM DAN e-KHAD
48:1 From the eastern border to the Sea
The final chapter of Yechezkel begins with the inheritance of the land and apportionment among the twelve tribes. By returning to the tribal arrangement, Yechezkel promises a return to traditional family groupings. This final lesson of Yechezkel teaches that the viability of Israel’s existence in their ancestral land is intimately connected to the strength of the families who dwell within it. When feelings of love permeate and strengthen the families of Israel in Eretz Yisrael, then the God of Israel blesses His people and dwells among them in eternal harmony.