7 “ ‘The prince will have the land bordering each side of the area formed by the sacred district and the property of the city. It will extend westward from the west side and eastward from the east side, running lengthwise from the western to the eastern border parallel to one of the tribal portions.

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8 This land will be his possession in Israel. And my princes will no longer oppress my people but will allow the people of Israel to possess the land according to their tribes.

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9 “ ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: You have gone far enough, princes of Israel! Give up your violence and oppression and do what is just and right. Stop dispossessing my people, declares the Sovereign LORD.

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10 You are to use accurate scales, an accurate ephaha and an accurate bath.b

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    • ï 45:10 - An ephah was a dry measure having the capacity of about 3/5 bushel or about 22 liters.
    • ð 45:10 - A bath was a liquid measure equaling about 6 gallons or about 22 liters.
      11 The ephah and the bath are to be the same size, the bath containing a tenth of a homer and the ephah a tenth of a homer; the homer is to be the standard measure for both.

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      12 The shekelc is to consist of twenty gerahs. Twenty shekels plus twenty-five shekels plus fifteen shekels equal one mina.d

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        • ñ 45:12 - A shekel weighed about 2/5 ounce or about 12 grams.
        • ò 45:12 - That is, 60 shekels; the common mina was 50 shekels. Sixty shekels were about 1 1/2 pounds or about 690 grams.
          13 “ ‘This is the special gift you are to offer: a sixth of an ephahe from each homer of wheat and a sixth of an ephahf from each homer of barley.

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            • ó 45:13 - That is, probably about 6 pounds or about 2.7 kilograms
            • ô 45:13 - That is, probably about 5 pounds or about 2.3 kilograms
              14 The prescribed portion of olive oil, measured by the bath, is a tenth of a bathg from each cor (which consists of ten baths or one homer, for ten baths are equivalent to a homer).

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                • õ 45:14 - That is, about 2 1/2 quarts or about 2.2 liters
                  15 Also one sheep is to be taken from every flock of two hundred from the well-watered pastures of Israel. These will be used for the grain offerings, burnt offerings and fellowship offerings to make atonement for the people, declares the Sovereign LORD.

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                  16 All the people of the land will be required to give this special offering to the prince in Israel.
                  17 It will be the duty of the prince to provide the burnt offerings, grain offerings and drink offerings at the festivals, the New Moons and the Sabbaths—at all the appointed festivals of Israel. He will provide the sin offerings,h grain offerings, burnt offerings and fellowship offerings to make atonement for the Israelites.

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                    • ö 45:17 - Or "purification offerings" ; also in verses 19, 22, 23 and 25
                      18 “ ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: In the first month on the first day you are to take a young bull without defect and purify the sanctuary.

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                      19 The priest is to take some of the blood of the sin offering and put it on the doorposts of the temple, on the four corners of the upper ledge of the altar and on the gateposts of the inner court.

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                      20 You are to do the same on the seventh day of the month for anyone who sins unintentionally or through ignorance; so you are to make atonement for the temple.

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                      21 “ ‘In the first month on the fourteenth day you are to observe the Passover, a festival lasting seven days, during which you shall eat bread made without yeast.

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                      22 On that day the prince is to provide a bull as a sin offering for himself and for all the people of the land.

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                      23 Every day during the seven days of the festival he is to provide seven bulls and seven rams without defect as a burnt offering to the LORD, and a male goat for a sin offering.

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                      24 He is to provide as a grain offering an ephah for each bull and an ephah for each ram, along with a hini of olive oil for each ephah.

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                        • ÷ 45:24 - That is, about 1 gallon or about 3.8 liters
                          25 “ ‘During the seven days of the festival, which begins in the seventh month on the fifteenth day, he is to make the same provision for sin offerings, burnt offerings, grain offerings and oil.