Ezekiel 45

The  Lord’s Portion of the Land

1“And when you a  divide by lot the land for inheritance, you shall offer
Or a contribution
an c  allotment to the  Lord, a d  holy portion of the land; the length shall be the length of 25,000 e  cubits, and the width shall be
Or with Gr 10,000
20,000. It shall be holy within all its boundary round about.
2Out of this there shall be for the holy place a square round about g  five hundred by five hundred cubits, and fifty cubits for its
Or pasture land
i  open space round about.
3From this
Lit measure
area you shall measure a length of 25,000 cubits and a width of 10,000 cubits; and in it shall be the sanctuary, the most holy place.
4It shall be the holy portion of the land; it shall be for the k  priests, the ministers of the sanctuary, who l  come near to minister to the  Lord, and it shall be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary. 5An area m  25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width shall be for the Levites, the ministers of the house, and for their possession
So with Gr; M.T. twenty chambers
cities to dwell in.

6You shall give the o  city possession of an area 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, alongside the
Or contribution
allotment of the holy portion; it shall be for the whole house of Israel.

Portion for the Prince

7“The q  prince shall have land on either side of the holy
Or contribution
allotment and the
Lit possession
property of the city, adjacent to the holy
Or contribution
allotment and the
Lit possession
property of the city, on the west side toward the west and on the east side toward the east, and in length comparable to one of the portions, from the west border to the east border.
8This shall be his land for a possession in Israel; so My princes shall no longer v  oppress My people, but they shall give the rest of the land to the house of Israel w  according to their tribes.”

9Thus says the Lord
Heb YHWH, usually rendered  Lord , and so throughout the ch
 God, y  Enough, you princes of Israel; put away z  violence and destruction, and aa  practice justice and righteousness. Stop your ab  expropriations from My people,” declares the Lord  God.

10You shall have ac  just balances, a just ad  ephah and a just ae  bath. 11The ephah and the bath shall be
Lit one
the same quantity, so that the bath will contain a tenth of a ag  homer and the ephah a tenth of a homer;
Lit its measure
their standard shall be according to the homer.
12“The ai  shekel shall be twenty aj  gerahs; twenty shekels, twenty-five shekels, and fifteen shekels shall be your
Or mina

13This is the offering that you shall offer: a sixth of an ephah from a homer of wheat; a sixth of an ephah from a homer of barley; 14and the prescribed portion of oil ( namely, the bath of oil), a tenth of a bath from each kor ( which is ten baths or a homer, for ten baths are a homer); 15and one sheep from each flock of two hundred from the watering places of Israel— for a al  grain offering, for a burnt offering and for peace offerings, to am  make atonement for them,” declares the Lord  God. 16 an  All the people of the land shall
Lit be
give to this offering for the ap  prince in Israel.
17“It shall be the aq  prince’s part to provide the ar  burnt offerings, the grain offerings and the drink offerings, at the as  feasts, on the at  new moons and on the sabbaths, at all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel; he shall provide the sin offering, the grain offering, the burnt offering and the au  peace offerings, to make atonement for the house of Israel.”

18Thus says the Lord  God, “In the av  first month, on the first of the month, you shall take a young bull aw  without blemish and ax  cleanse the sanctuary. 19The priest shall take some of the blood from the sin offering and put it on the door posts of the house, on the ay  four corners of the az  ledge of the altar and on the posts of the gate of the inner court. 20Thus you shall do on the seventh day of the month for everyone who goes ba  astray or is
Lit simple
naive; so you shall make bc  atonement for the house.

21“In the bd  first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall have the be  Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten. 22On that day the prince shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a bf  bull for a sin offering. 23During the bg  seven days of the feast he shall provide as a bh  burnt offering to the  Lord bi  seven bulls and seven rams without blemish on every day of the seven days, and a male goat daily for a sin offering. 24He shall provide as a bj  grain offering an ephah
Lit for
with a bull, an ephah
Lit for
with a ram and a hin of oil
Lit for
with an ephah.
25“In the bn  seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month, at the feast, he shall provide like this, seven days
Lit according to
for the sin offering, the burnt offering, the grain offering and the oil.”
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