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Ezekiel 45 (Holman Christian Standard)

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The Sacred Portion of the Land

1 "When you divide the land by lot as an inheritance,a you must set aside a donation to the Lord, a holy portion of the land,b eight and one-third [miles]c long and six and two-thirds [miles]d wide. This entire tract of land will be holy. 2 In this area there will be a square [section]e for the sanctuary, 875 by 875 [feet],fg with 87 and a half feeth of open space all around it. 3 From this holy portion,i you will measure off an area eight and one-third [miles]j long and three and one-third [miles]k wide, in which the sanctuary, the most holy place,l will stand.m 4 It will be a holy area of the land to be used by the priests who minister in the sanctuary, who draw near to serve the Lord.n It will be a place for their houses, as well as a holy area for the sanctuary. 5 There will be [another area] eight and one-third [miles]o long and three and one-third [miles]p wide for the Levites who minister in the temple;q it will be their possession for towns to live in.r 6 "As the property of the city, you must set aside an area one and two-thirds [of a mile]s wide and eight and one-third [miles] t long, adjacent to the holy donation [of land].u It will be for the whole house of Israel. 7 And the prince will have the area on each side of the holy donation [of land] and the city's property, adjacent to the holy donation and the city's property, stretching to the west on the west side and to the east on the east side.v [Its] length will correspond to one of the [tribal] portions from the western boundary to the eastern boundary. 8 This will be his land as a possession in Israel. My princes will no longer oppress My peoplew but give the [rest of the] land to the house of Israel according to their tribes. 9 "This is what the Lord God says: You have gone too far,xy princes of Israel! Put away violence and oppression and do what is just and right.z Put an end to your evictions of My people." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God . 10 "You must have honest balances, an honest dry measure,aa and an honest liquid measure.bbcc 11 The dry measuredd and the liquid measureee will be uniform, with the liquid measure containing five and a half gallonsff and the dry measure [holding] half a bushel.gg Their measurement will be one-tenth of the standard larger capacity measure.hh 12 The shekel will weigh 20 gerahs. Your mina will equal 60 shekels.

The People's Contribution to the Sacrifices

13 "This is the contribution you are to offer: Three quartsii from five bushelsjj of wheat andkk three quarts from five bushels of barley. 14 The quota of oil in liquid measuresll will be one percent of everymm cor. [The cor equals] 10 liquid measures [or] one standard larger capacity measure,nn since 10 liquid measures equal one standard larger capacity measure. 15 And [the quota] from the flock is one animal out of every 200 from the well-watered pastures of Israel. [These are] for the grain offerings, burnt offerings, and fellowship offerings, to make atonement for the people." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God . 16 "All the people of the land must take part in this contribution for the prince in Israel. 17 Then the burnt offerings, grain offerings, and drink offerings for the festivals, New Moons, and Sabbaths-for all the appointed times of the house of Israel-will be the prince's responsibility. He will provide the sin offerings, grain offerings, burnt offerings, and fellowship offerings to make atonement on behalf of the house of Israel. 18 "This is what the Lord God says: In the first [month], on the first [day] of the month, you are to take a young, unblemished bull and purify the sanctuary. 19 The priest must take some of the blood from the sin offering and apply [it] to the temple doorposts, the four corners of the altar's ledge, and the doorposts of the gate to the inner court.oo 20 You must do the same thing on the seventh [day] of the month for everyone who sins unintentionally or through ignorance.pp In this way you will make atonement for the temple. 21 "In the first [month], on the fourteenth day of the month, you are to celebrate the Passover, a festival of seven days [during which] unleavened bread will be eaten.qq 22 On that day the prince will provide a bull as a sin offering on behalf of himself and all the people of the land. 23 During the seven days of the festival, he will provide seven bulls and seven rams without blemish as a burnt offering to the Lord on each of the seven days, along with a male goat each day for a sin offering. 24 He will also provide a grain offering of half a bushelrr per bull and half a bushel per ram, along with a gallonss of oil for every half bushel. 25 At the festival [that begins] on the fifteenth day of the seventh month,tt he will provide the same things for seven days-the same sin offerings, burnt offerings, grain offerings, and oil.
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