Ezekiel 45
The Scriptures (ISR 1998)

1“And when you divide the land by lot into inheritance, offer a contribution to יהוה, a set-apart portion of the land, in length twenty-five thousand cubits long, and in width ten thousand, this being set-apart throughout its border all around.

2“Of this a square plot is to be for the set-apart place, five hundred by five hundred, with fifty cubits around it for an open space.

3“And from this measure you are to measure: twenty-five thousand cubits long and ten thousand wide. And in it is to be the set-apart place, the Most Set-apart Place.

4“This is to be a set-apart portion of the land, belonging to the priests, the attendants of the set-apart place, who draw near to serve יהוה. And it shall be a place for their houses and set-apart ground for the set-apart place.

5“And twenty-five thousand cubits in length and ten thousand in width is for the Lĕwites, the attendants of the House, for them for a possession, twenty rooms.

6“And give the city as possession: five thousand cubits wide and twenty-five thousand long, beside the contribution of the set-apart portion – it belongs to all the house of Yisra’ĕl.

7“And the prince is to have a portion on one side and the other of the set-apart contribution and of the possession of the city. And bordering on the set-apart contribution and the possession of the city, on the west side westward and on the east side eastward, and the length alongside one of the portions, from the west border to the east border.

8“Of the land this is his possession in Yisra’ĕl, and My princes shall no longer oppress My people. And they shall give the land to the house of Yisra’ĕl, according to their tribes.”

9‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “Enough, you princes of Yisra’ĕl! Put away violence and plundering, and do right-ruling and righteousness, and stop your evictions of My people,” declares the Master יהוה.

10“Have right scales, and a right ĕphah, and a right bath.

11“Let the ĕphah and the bath be of the same measure, so that the bath contains one-tenth of a ḥomer, and the ĕphah one-tenth of a ḥomer. Let their measure be according to the ḥomer.

12“And the sheqel is twenty gĕrahs. Your mina is twenty sheqels, twenty-five sheqels, fifteen sheqels.

13“This is the contribution which you present: you shall give one-sixth of an ĕphah from a ḥomer of wheat, and one-sixth of an ĕphah from a ḥomer of barley.

14“And the law concerning oil, the bath of oil, is one-tenth of a bath from a kor. A kor is a ḥomer or ten baths, for ten baths are a ḥomer.

15“And one lamb from a flock, from two hundred, from the watered pastures of Yisra’ĕl, for grain offerings, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make atonement for them,” declares the Master יהוה.

16“All the people of the land are to give this contribution to the prince in Yisra’ĕl.

17“And on the prince are the burnt offerings, and the grain offerings, and drink offerings, at the festival, the New Moons, the Sabbaths – in all the appointed times of the house of Yisra’ĕl. He is to prepare the sin offering, and the grain offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings to make atonement for the house of Yisra’ĕl.”

18‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “In the first month, on the first of the month, you are to take a young bull, a perfect one, and shall cleanse the set-apart place.

19“And the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering and put it on the doorposts of the House, on the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and on the posts of the gate of the inner courtyard.

20“And do the same on the seventh of the month for anyone who makes a mistake or is foolish. And you shall make atonement for the House.

21“In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you have the Passover, a festival of seven days, unleavened bread is eaten.

22“And on that day the prince shall prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bull for a sin offering.

23“And during the seven days of the festival he prepares a burnt offering to יהוה, seven bulls and seven rams, perfect ones, daily for seven days, and a male goat daily for a sin offering.

24“And he prepares a grain offering of one ĕphah for each bull and one ĕphah for each ram, together with a hin of oil for each ĕphah.

25“In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month, at the festival, he prepares like these seven days, as the sin offering, as the burnt offering, as the grain offering, and as the oil.”

Ezekiel 44
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