The Lord’s Portion of the Land1 “And when you a divide by lot the land for inheritance, you shall offer ▼
▼ Or a contributionan 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 10,00020,000. It shall be holy within all its boundary round about. 2 “Out 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. 3 “From this ▼
▼ Lit measurearea 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. 4 “It 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. 5 “An 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 chamberscities to dwell in. 6 “You shall give the o city possession of an area 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, alongside the ▼ allotment of the holy portion; it shall be for the whole house of Israel.
Portion for the Prince7 “The q prince shall have land on either side of the holy ▼ allotment and the ▼
▼ Lit possessionproperty of the city, adjacent to the holy ▼ allotment and the ▼
▼ Lit possessionproperty 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. 8 “This 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.” 9 ‘Thus says the Lord ▼
▼ Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord , and so throughout the chGod, 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. 10 “You shall have ac just balances, a just ad ephah and a just ae bath. 11 “The ephah and the bath shall be ▼
▼ Lit onethe same quantity, so that the bath will contain a tenth of a ag homer and the ephah a tenth of a homer; ▼
▼ Lit its measuretheir 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 minamaneh. 13 “This 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; 14 and 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); 15 and 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 begive 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.” 18 ‘Thus 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. 19 “The 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. 20 “Thus you shall do on the seventh day of the month for everyone who goes ba astray or is ▼
▼ Lit simplenaive; 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. 22 “On that day the prince shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a bf bull for a sin offering. 23 “During 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. 24 “He shall provide as a bj grain offering an ephah ▼ with a bull, an ephah ▼ with a ram and a hin of oil ▼ 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 tofor the sin offering, the burnt offering, the grain offering and the oil.”
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