Ezekiel 46:16
New International Version
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: If the prince makes a gift from his inheritance to one of his sons, it will also belong to his descendants; it is to be their property by inheritance.

New Living Translation
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: If the prince gives a gift of land to one of his sons as his inheritance, it will belong to him and his descendants forever.

English Standard Version
“Thus says the Lord GOD: If the prince makes a gift to any of his sons as his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons. It is their property by inheritance.

Berean Study Bible
This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘If the prince gives a gift to any of his sons as an inheritance, it will belong to his descendants. It will become their property by inheritance.

New American Standard Bible
Thus says the Lord GOD, "If the prince gives a gift out of his inheritance to any of his sons, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.

King James Bible
Thus saith the Lord GOD; If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall be their possession by inheritance.

Christian Standard Bible
"This is what the Lord GOD says: If the prince gives a gift to each of his sons as their inheritance, it will belong to his sons. It will become their property by inheritance.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD God said: If the ruler of Israel gives some of his land to one of his children, it will belong to the ruler's child as part of the family property.

Good News Translation
The Sovereign LORD commands: "If the ruling prince gives any of the land he owns to one of his sons as a present, it will belong to that son as a part of his family property.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the Lord GOD says: If the prince gives a gift to each of his sons as their inheritance, it will belong to his sons. It will become their property by inheritance.

International Standard Version
"This is what the Lord GOD says: 'If the Regent Prince gives a gift to someone, it is to remain with the man's descendants as their own inheritance.

NET Bible
"'This is what the sovereign LORD says: If the prince should give a gift to one of his sons as his inheritance, it will belong to his sons, it is their property by inheritance.

New Heart English Bible
"Thus says the Lord GOD: 'If the prince give a gift to any of his sons, it is his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: Suppose the prince offers one of his sons a gift from his property. The gift will belong to his descendants because it is their inheritance.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the Lord GOD: If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, it is his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.

New American Standard 1977
‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “If the prince gives a gift out of his inheritance to any of his sons, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus hath the Lord GOD said: If the prince gives a gift of his inheritance unto any of his sons, it shall be theirs; the possession thereof shall be by inheritance.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the Lord GOD; If the prince gives a gift unto any of his sons, the inheritance of it shall be his sons'; it shall be their possession by inheritance.

American King James Version
Thus said the Lord GOD; If the prince give a gift to any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall be their possession by inheritance.

American Standard Version
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, it is his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus saith the Lord God; If the prince shall give a gift to one of his sons out of his inheritance, this shall be to his sons a possession as an inheritance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord God: If the prince give a gift to any of his sons: the inheritance of it shall go to his children, they shall possess it by inheritance.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, it shall be that one's inheritance, for his sons: it shall be their possession by inheritance.

English Revised Version
Thus saith the Lord GOD: If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, it is his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith the Lord GOD; If the prince shall give a gift to any of his sons, the inheritance of it shall be to his sons; it shall be their possession by inheritance.

World English Bible
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: If the prince give a gift to any of his sons, it is his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: When the prince giveth a gift to any of his sons, his inheritance it is, to his sons it is; their possession it is by inheritance.
Study Bible
The Prince's Offerings
15Thus they shall provide the lamb, the grain offering, and the oil every morning as a regular burnt offering.’ 16This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘If the prince gives a gift to any of his sons as an inheritance, it will belong to his descendants. It will become their property by inheritance. 17But if he gives a gift from his inheritance to one of his servants, it will belong to that servant until the year of freedom; then it will revert to the prince. His inheritance belongs only to his sons; it shall be theirs.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 21:3
Their father had given them many gifts of silver and gold and precious things, as well as the fortified cities in Judah; but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram because he was the firstborn.

Ezekiel 45:7
And 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.

Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the Lord GOD; If the prince give a gift to any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall be their possession by inheritance.

If the prince

Genesis 25:5,6
And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac…

2 Chronicles 21:3
And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram; because he was the firstborn.

Psalm 37:18
The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.







Lexicon
This is what
כֹּה־ (kōh-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֣י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

GOD
יְהֹוִ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says:
אָמַ֞ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘If
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the prince
הַנָּשִׂ֤יא (han·nā·śî)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5387: An exalted one, a king, sheik, a rising mist

gives
יִתֵּ֨ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

a gift
מַתָּנָה֙ (mat·tā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4979: A present, a sacrificial offering, a bribe

to any
לְאִ֣ישׁ (lə·’îš)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of his sons
מִבָּנָ֔יו (mib·bā·nāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

as an inheritance,
נַחֲלָת֥וֹ (na·ḥă·lā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

it
הִ֖יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

will belong to his descendants.
לְבָנָ֣יו (lə·ḇā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

It will become
תִּֽהְיֶ֑ה (tih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

their property
אֲחֻזָּתָ֥ם (’ă·ḥuz·zā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 272: Something seized, a possession

by inheritance.
בְּנַחֲלָֽה׃ (bə·na·ḥă·lāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion
(16) If the prince give a gift.--Ezekiel 46:15-18 contain provisions in regard to the prince's alienation of his domain. According to Ezekiel 45:7-8, he was to have a portion of land on each side of the "oblation," which should be sufficiently ample to prevent any attempts on his part at violence and exaction. For the same purpose, it was necessary that this territory should remain inalienably in his family. He might therefore convey any portion of it to his sons in fee simple, for they would naturally inherit it; but a conveyance to any one else came under the Mosaic law (Leviticus 25), and reverted to him or his heirs in the year of Jubile, here called "the year of liberty."

Verses 16-18. - Instructions for the prince as to how he should deal with his property are summarized in three regulations, introduced by the solemn formula of "Thus saith the Lord" (comp. ver. 1; Ezekiel 45:9). Verse 16. - The first regulation. The prince might dispose of a portion of his royal property (see Ezekiel 45:7, 8) by presenting part of it as a gift to any of his sons. In this case what was gifted should belong to his son or sons in perpetuity, should be his or theirs as his or their possession by inheritance; it should never again revert to the prince. 46:1-24 The ordinances of worship for the prince and for the people, are here described, and the gifts the prince may bestow on his sons and servants. Our Lord has directed us to do many duties, but he has also left many things to our choice, that those who delight in his commandments may abound therein to his glory, without entangling their own consciences, or prescribing rules unfit for others; but we must never omit our daily worship, nor neglect to apply the sacrifice of the Lamb of God to our souls, for pardon, peace, and salvation.
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