Ezra 7:22

22 up to a hundred talents[a] of silver, a hundred cors[b] of wheat, a hundred baths[c] of wine, a hundred baths[d] of olive oil, and salt without limit.

Ezra 7:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 Unto an hundred talents of silver, and to an hundred measures of wheat, and to an hundred baths of wine, and to an hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much.
ESV
22 up to 100 talents of silver, 100 cors of wheat, 100 baths of wine, 100 baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much.
NLT
22 You are to give him up to 7,500 pounds of silver, 500 bushels of wheat, 550 gallons of wine, 550 gallons of olive oil, and an unlimited supply of salt.
MSG
22 up to a hundred talents of silver, six hundred and fifty bushels of wheat, and six hundred and seven gallons each of wine and olive oil. There is no limit on the salt.
CSB
22 up to 7,500 pounds of silver, 500 bushels of wheat, 550 gallons of wine, 550 gallons of oil, and salt without limit.

Ezra 7:22 Meaning and Commentary

Ezra 7:22

Unto one hundred talents of silver
Which amounted to 35,300 pounds sterling; these, according to Jarchi, were to buy the offerings or sacrifices with:

and an hundred measures of wheat;
or corn, the same measure with the homer, each of which held ten ephahs, or seventy five wine gallons, five pints, and upwards; these, according to the same writer, were for meat offerings, made of fine flour, or rather bread offerings, as they may be called:

and to an hundred baths of wine;
which was the same measure in liquids as the ephah in things dry, a tenth part of the cor or homer, and held seven wine gallons, five pints, and upwards F21; these were for the drink offerings:

and to an hundred baths of oil;
the same measure as before; these were to mix in the meat offerings:

and salt without prescribing how much;
because it was used in all offerings, and was cheap, and therefore no measure is fixed, but as much as was wanting was to be given, see ( Leviticus 2:1-13 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F21 See Cumberland's Scripture Weights and Measures, ch. 4. p. 137.

Ezra 7:22 In-Context

20 And anything else needed for the temple of your God that you are responsible to supply, you may provide from the royal treasury.
21 Now I, King Artaxerxes, decree that all the treasurers of Trans-Euphrates are to provide with diligence whatever Ezra the priest, the teacher of the Law of the God of heaven, may ask of you—
22 up to a hundred talents of silver, a hundred cors of wheat, a hundred baths of wine, a hundred baths of olive oil, and salt without limit.
23 Whatever the God of heaven has prescribed, let it be done with diligence for the temple of the God of heaven. Why should his wrath fall on the realm of the king and of his sons?
24 You are also to know that you have no authority to impose taxes, tribute or duty on any of the priests, Levites, musicians, gatekeepers, temple servants or other workers at this house of God.

Footnotes 4

  • [a]. That is, about 3 3/4 tons or about 3.4 metric tons
  • [b]. That is, probably about 18 tons or about 16 metric tons
  • [c]. That is, about 600 gallons or about 2,200 liters
  • [d]. That is, about 600 gallons or about 2,200 liters