*THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Ezekiel 45 ©
A separation of a certain portion of new land, hereditary land of inheritance, for the sanctuary, the priests, Levites, the city and the prince, v. 1, etc. A promise and exhortation for the princes of Israel, concerning judgment and justice, 8, 9, etc. Ordinances concerning manifold offerings, for the people, and the prince, both ordinary, and of the feasts, 15.
MOREOVER,1 when ye 2shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an 3oblation unto the LORD, an 4holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand 5reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be 6holy 7in all the borders thereof round about.
8Of this there 9shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length, 10with five hundred in breadth, square round about; and fifty cubits round about for the 11suburbs thereof.
And 12of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in it shall be the sanctuary and the 13most holy place.
The 14holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister unto the LORD: and it shall be a place for their houses, and an holy place for the sanctuary.
And 15the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten thousand of breadth, shall also the Levites, the ministers of the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty chambers.
¶And ye shall appoint the possession of the 16city five thousand broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the 17oblation of the holy portion: it shall be for the whole house of Israel.
¶And a portion shall be for the 18prince on the one side and on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the possession of the city, 19before the oblation of the holy portion, and before the possession of the city, from the 20west side westward, and from the east side eastward: and the length shall be over against one of the portions, from the west border unto the east border.
21In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes shall no more 22oppress my people; and the rest of the land shall they 23give to the house of Israel according to their tribes.
¶Thus saith the Lord GOD; 24Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your 25exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD.
Ye shall have 26just balances,a and a just 27ephah, and a just 28bath.
The ephah and the bath 29shall be of 30one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an 31homer,b and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the 32homer.
And the 33shekelcshall be twenty 34gerahs:d twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your 35maneh.
This is the 36oblation that ye shall offer; the 37sixth part of an ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of barley:
Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of a bath out of the 38cor, which is an homer of ten baths; for ten baths are an homer:
And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the 39fat pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord GOD.
All the people of the land shall give 40this oblation 41for the prince in Israel.
And 42it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, 43in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall 44prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.
45Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day of the month, thou shalt take a 46young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:
And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the 47posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settlee of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court.
And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month 48for every one that erreth, and for him that is simple: so shall ye reconcile the house.
Inf the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread 49shall be eaten.
And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bullock 50for a sin offering.
And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin offering.
And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an 51hin of oil for an ephah.
Ing the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do 52the like in the 53feast of the seven days, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meat offering, and according to the oil.