Ezekiel 44:28
New International Version
"'I am to be the only inheritance the priests have. You are to give them no possession in Israel; I will be their possession.

New Living Translation
"The priests will not have any property or possession of land, for I alone am their special possession.

English Standard Version
“This shall be their inheritance: I am their inheritance: and you shall give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession.

Berean Study Bible
In regard to their inheritance, I am their inheritance. You are to give them no possession in Israel, for I am their possession.

New American Standard Bible
"And it shall be with regard to an inheritance for them, that I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in Israel-- I am their possession.

King James Bible
And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

Christian Standard Bible
"This will be their inheritance: I am their inheritance. You are to give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

Contemporary English Version
I myself will provide for my priests, and so they won't receive any land of their own.

Good News Translation
"The priests have the priesthood as their share of what I have given Israel to be handed down from one generation to another. They are not to hold property in Israel; I am all they need.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This will be their inheritance: I am their inheritance. You are to give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

International Standard Version
"Now with respect to the priests' inheritances, I am to be their inheritance, and you are to give them no possession in Israel, since I am their possession.

NET Bible
"'This will be their inheritance: I am their inheritance, and you must give them no property in Israel; I am their property.

New Heart English Bible
"'They shall have an inheritance: I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'The priests will have no inheritance. I am their inheritance. Don't give them any possessions in Israel. The priests belong to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance; and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

New American Standard 1977
“And it shall be with regard to an inheritance for them, that I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in Israel—I am their possession.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this shall be unto them for an inheritance: I shall be their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

King James 2000 Bible
And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and you shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

American King James Version
And it shall be to them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and you shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

American Standard Version
And they shall have an inheritance: I am their inheritance; and ye shall give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it shall be to them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and no possession shall be given them among the children of Israel; for I am their possession.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall have no inheritance, I am their inheritance: neither shall you give them any possession in Israel, for I am their possession.

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall be unto them for an inheritance; I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession.

English Revised Version
And they shall have an inheritance; I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it shall be to them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

World English Bible
They shall have an inheritance: I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath been to them for an inheritance; I am their inheritance: and a possession ye do not give to them in Israel; I am their possession.
Study Bible
The Duties of the Priests
27And on the day he goes into the sanctuary, into the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he must present his sin offering, declares the Lord GOD. 28In regard to their inheritance, I am their inheritance. You are to give them no possession in Israel, for I am their possession. 29They shall eat the grain offerings, the sin offerings, and the guilt offerings. Everything in Israel devoted to the LORD will belong to them.…
Cross References
Numbers 18:20
Then the LORD said to Aaron, "You will have no inheritance in their land, nor will you have any portion among them. I am your portion and your inheritance among the Israelites.

Deuteronomy 10:9
That is why Levi has no portion or inheritance among his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, as the LORD your God promised him.

Deuteronomy 18:1
The Levitical priests--indeed the whole tribe of Levi--shall have no portion or inheritance with Israel. They are to eat the offerings made by fire to the LORD; that is their inheritance.

Deuteronomy 18:2
Although they have no inheritance among their brothers, the LORD is their inheritance, as He promised them.

Joshua 13:33
To the tribe of Levi, however, Moses had given no inheritance. The LORD, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, just as He had promised them.

Ezekiel 48:10
This will be the holy portion for the priests. It will be 25,000 cubits long on the north, 10,000 cubits wide on the west side, 10,000 cubits wide on the east side, and 25,000 cubits long on the south side. In the center will be the sanctuary of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

And it shall be to them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and you shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

I am their inheritance

Ezekiel 45:4
The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister unto the LORD: and it shall be a place for their houses, and an holy place for the sanctuary.

Ezekiel 48:9-11
The oblation that ye shall offer unto the LORD shall be of five and twenty thousand in length, and of ten thousand in breadth…

Numbers 18:20
And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.







Lexicon
In regard to
וְהָיְתָ֤ה (wə·hā·yə·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

their inheritance,
לְֽנַחֲלָ֔ה (lə·na·ḥă·lāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

I am
אֲנִ֖י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

their inheritance.
נַֽחֲלָתָ֑ם (na·ḥă·lā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

You are to give
תִתְּנ֤וּ (ṯit·tə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

them
לָהֶם֙ (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

no
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

possession
וַאֲחֻזָּ֗ה (wa·’ă·ḥuz·zāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 272: Something seized, a possession

in Israel,
בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (bə·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

for I [am]
אֲנִ֖י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

their possession.
אֲחֻזָּתָֽם׃ (’ă·ḥuz·zā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 272: Something seized, a possession
(28) I am their inheritance.--This is a simple repetition of the frequent declarations in the law (Numbers 18:20; Deuteronomy 10:9; Deuteronomy 18:2); the priests were to be supported by the tithes given to God, and by their portion of the offerings made to Him. These are here summarily mentioned in Ezekiel 44:28-29, and may be found more particularly described, as regards the priests' share of the meat, sin, and trespass offerings, in Leviticus 2:3; Leviticus 6:25; Leviticus 6:29; Leviticus 7:6-7; the devoted field, Leviticus 27:21; the first-fruits, Exodus 23:19; Exodus 34:26; Numbers 18:13; Deuteronomy 18:4; and for the special heave offerings, Numbers 15:19-21; Numbers 18:19. As it was not inconsistent with these provisions that the priests should also have assigned to them cities for residence, with their suburbs for pasturage, so these gifts are not now excluded by the fact that the priests should possess the "oblation" of land (Ezekiel 45:1-5), although their portion is thereby greatly increased.

Verses 28-31 state the emoluments which should Be enjoyed by the priests. Verse 28. - The Authorized Version conveys the impression that the first portion of the priests' sustenance should be derived from the sin offering, which is not mentioned till the following verse. And it shall be unto them for an inheritance ought rather to be rendered, and there shall be to them (what shall be) for an inheritance; or more simply, and they shall have an inheritance (Revised Version), which, it is next declared, as in the Law (Numbers 18:20; Deuteronomy 10:9; Deuteronomy 18:1, 2), should be Jehovah, and not any territorial possession or tribal tract such as should be assigned to the other tribes (see Ezekiel 48.). Smend thinks Ezekiel was scarcely accurate in describing the priests as landless in the sense intended by the Deuteronomist and the priest-code, since in Ezekiel 45:4 they are, after all, furnished with a plot of ground on which to build their houses and erect their sanctuary; whilst Wellhansen ('Gesehichte Israels,' p. 165) holds the priest-code to have somewhat romanced in adopting the same language about the Aaronides and Levites, since, if they really did obtain forty-eight cities, "what were these if not a lot and a land tract, and that too a comparatively great and important one?" Neither view stands in need of refutation. 44:1-31 This chapter contains ordinances relative to the true priests. The prince evidently means Christ, and the words in ver. 2, may remind us that no other can enter heaven, the true sanctuary, as Christ did; namely, by virtue of his own excellency, and his personal holiness, righteousness, and strength. He who is the Brightness of Jehovah's glory entered by his own holiness; but that way is shut to the whole human race, and we all must enter as sinners, by faith in his blood, and by the power of his grace.
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