Ezekiel 45
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Consecration of the Land

1“When you divide the land by lot as an inheritance, you are to set aside a portion for the LORD, a holy portion of the land 25,000 cubitsa long and 20,000 cubitsb wide. This entire tract of land will be holy.

2Within this area there is to be a section for the sanctuary 500 cubitsc square, with 50 cubitsd around it for open land.

3From this holy portion, you are to measure off a length of 25,000 cubits and a width of 10,000 cubits,e and in it will be the sanctuary, the Most Holy Place. 4It will be a holy portion of the land to be used by the priests who minister in the sanctuary, who draw near to minister before the LORD. It will be a place for their houses, as well as a holy area for the sanctuary.

5An adjacent area 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 cubits wide shall belong to the Levites who minister in the temple; it will be their possession for towns in which to live.f

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

The Prince’s Portion

7Now the prince will have the area bordering each side of the area formed by the holy district and the property of the city, extending westward from the western side and eastward from the eastern side, running lengthwise from the western boundary to the eastern boundary and parallel to one of the tribal portions. 8This land will be his possession in Israel.

And My princes will no longer oppress My people, but will give the rest of the land to the house of Israel according to their tribes. 9For this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Enough, O princes of Israel! Cease your violence and oppression, and do what is just and right. Stop dispossessing My people, declares the Lord GOD.’

Honest Scales
(Proverbs 11:1-3)

10You must use honest scales, a just ephah,h and a just bath.i

11The ephah and the bath shall be the same quantity so that the bath will contain a tenth of a homer,j and the ephah a tenth of a homer; the homer will be the standard measure for both.

12The shekelk will consist of twenty gerahs. Twenty shekels plus twenty-five shekels plus fifteen shekels will equal one mina.l

Offerings and Feasts

13This is the contribution you are to offer: a sixth of an ephahm from each homer of wheat, and a sixth of an ephahn from each homer of barley. 14The prescribed portion of oil, measured by the bath, is a tenth of a batho from each cor (a cor consists of ten baths or one homer, since ten baths are equivalent to a homer). 15And one sheep shall be given from each flock of two hundred from the well-watered pastures of Israel. These are for the grain offerings, burnt offerings, and peace offerings, to make atonement for the people, declares the Lord GOD.

16All the people of the land must participate in this contribution for the prince in Israel. 17And it shall be the prince’s part to provide the burnt offerings, grain offerings, and drink offerings for the feasts, New Moons, and Sabbaths—for all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel. He will provide the sin offerings,p grain offerings, burnt offerings, and peace offerings to make atonement for the house of Israel.

18This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘On the first day of the first month you are to take a young bull without blemish and purify the sanctuary. 19And the priest is to take some of the blood from the sin offering and put it on the doorposts of the temple, on the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and on the gateposts of the inner court. 20You must do the same thing on the seventh day of the month for anyone who strays unintentionally or in ignorance. In this way you will make atonement for the temple.

21On the fourteenth day of the first month you are to observe the Passover, a feast of seven days, during which unleavened bread shall be eaten. 22On that day the prince shall provide a bull as a sin offering for himself and for all the people of the land. 23Each day during the seven days of the feast, he shall provide seven bulls and seven rams without blemish as a burnt offering to the LORD, along with a male goat for a sin offering. 24He shall also provide as a grain offering an ephah for each bull and an ephah for each ram, along with a hinq of oil of for each ephah. 25During the seven days of the feast that begins on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, he is to make the same provision for sin offerings, burnt offerings, grain offerings, and oil.’

Footnotes:

1 a Measured in long cubits, that is approximately 8.3 miles or 13.3 kilometers; also in verses 3, 5, and 6
1 b Measured in long cubits, that is approximately 6.6 miles or 10.7 kilometers, from LXX (see also verses 3 and 5 and Ezekiel 48:9); Hebrew 10,000 cubits
2 c Measured in long cubits, that is approximately 875 feet or 266.7 meters
2 d Measured in long cubits, that is approximately 87.5 feet or 26.7 meters
3 e Measured in long cubits, that is approximately 3.3 miles or 5.3 kilometers; also in verse 5
5 f LXX; Hebrew their possession, twenty chambers
6 g Measured in long cubits, that is approximately 1.7 miles or 2.7 kilometers
10 h An ephah was a dry measure having the capacity of about 20 dry quarts or 22 liters
10 i A bath was a liquid measure equaling about 5.8 gallons or 22 liters
11 j That is, approximately 0.6 bushels or 22 liters
12 k A shekel weighed about 0.402 ounce or 11.4 grams
12 l That is, 60 shekels total; elsewhere, the common mina was 50 shekels. Sixty shekels weighed approximately 1.5 pounds or 683.8 grams
13 m That is, approximately 3.3 dry quarts or 3.7 liters (probably about 6.4 pounds or 2.9 kilograms of wheat)
13 n That is, approximately 3.3 dry quarts or 3.7 liters (probably about 4.9 pounds or 2.2 kilograms of barley)
14 o That is, approximately 2.3 quarts or 2.2 liters
17 p Or purification offerings; also in verses 19, 22, 23, and 25
24 q That is, approximately 0.97 gallon or 3.67 liters

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