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.
References for Ezekiel 45:1
    • a 45:1 - Ezk 47:13
    • b 45:1 - Ezk 48:8-9
    • c 45:1 - Lit 25,000 [cubits]
    • d 45:1 - LXX 20,000 [cubits]; MT reads 10,000 [cubits], or four and one-third [miles]
      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.
      References for Ezekiel 45:2
        • e 45:2 - Lit square all around
        • f 45:2 - Lit 500 by 500 [cubits]
        • g 45:2 - Ezk 42:20
        • h 45:2 - Lit 50 cubits
          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
          References for Ezekiel 45:3
            • i 45:3 - Lit this measured [portion]
            • j 45:3 - Lit 25,000 [cubits]
            • k 45:3 - Lit 10,000 [cubits]
            • l 45:3 - Ezk 43:12
            • m 45:3 - Lit be
              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.
              References for Ezekiel 45:4
                • n 45:4 - Ezk 48:10
                  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
                  References for Ezekiel 45:5
                    • o 45:5 - Lit 25,000 [cubits]
                    • p 45:5 - Lit 10,000 [cubits]
                    • q 45:5 - Ezk 48:13
                    • r 45:5 - LXX; MT, Syr, Tg, Vg read possession-20 chambers
                      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.
                      References for Ezekiel 45:6
                        • s 45:6 - Lit 5,000 [cubits]
                        • t 45:6 - Lit 25,000 [cubits]
                        • u 45:6 - Ezk 48:15-18
                          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.
                          References for Ezekiel 45:7
                            • v 45:7 - Ezk 48:21
                              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.
                              References for Ezekiel 45:8
                                • w 45:8 - Ezk 46:18
                                  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 .
                                  References for Ezekiel 45:9
                                    • x 45:9 - Lit Enough of you
                                    • y 45:9 - Ezk 44:6
                                    • z 45:9 - Jr 22:3
                                      10 "You must have honest balances, an honest dry measure,{ and an honest liquid measure.|}
                                      References for Ezekiel 45:10
                                        • { 45:10 - Lit an honest ephah
                                        • | 45:10 - Lit and an honest bath
                                        • } 45:10 - Lv 19:36
                                          11 The dry measure~ and the liquid measure will be uniform, with the liquid measure containing five and a half gallons€ and the dry measure [holding] half a bushel. Their measurement will be one-tenth of the standard larger capacity measure.‚
                                          References for Ezekiel 45:11
                                            • ~ 45:11 - Lit the ephah
                                            •  45:11 - Lit the bath
                                            • € 45:11 - Lit one-tenth of a homer
                                            •  45:11 - Lit one-tenth of a homer
                                            • ‚ 45:11 - Lit be [based] on the homer
                                              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 quartsƒ from five bushels„ of wheat and… three quarts from five bushels of barley.
                                              References for Ezekiel 45:13
                                                • ƒ 45:13 - Lit One-sixth of an ephah
                                                • „ 45:13 - Lit a homer
                                                • … 45:13 - LXX, Vg; MT reads and you are to give
                                                  14 The quota of oil in liquid measures† will be one percent of every‡ cor. [The cor equals] 10 liquid measures [or] one standard larger capacity measure,ˆ since 10 liquid measures equal one standard larger capacity measure.
                                                  References for Ezekiel 45:14
                                                    • † 45:14 - Lit oil, the bath, the oil
                                                    • ‡ 45:14 - Lit be one-tenth of the bath from the
                                                    • ˆ 45:14 - Lit 10 baths, a homer
                                                      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.‰
                                                      References for Ezekiel 45:19
                                                          20 You must do the same thing on the seventh [day] of the month for everyone who sins unintentionally or through ignorance.Š In this way you will make atonement for the temple.
                                                          References for Ezekiel 45:20
                                                            • Š 45:20 - Lv 4:2; 5:17
                                                              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.‹
                                                              References for Ezekiel 45:21
                                                                • ‹ 45:21 - Ex 12; Lv 23:4-8; Dt 16:1-8
                                                                  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 bushelŒ per bull and half a bushel per ram, along with a gallon of oil for every half bushel.
                                                                  References for Ezekiel 45:24
                                                                      25 At the festival [that begins] on the fifteenth day of the seventh month,Ž he will provide the same things for seven days-the same sin offerings, burnt offerings, grain offerings, and oil.
                                                                      References for Ezekiel 45:25
                                                                        • Ž 45:25 - the Festival of Booths; Lv 23:33-43; Dt 16:13-15