Ezekiel 45:1-25, NLT
Division of the Land
1“When you divide the land among the tribes of Israel, you must set aside a section for the Lord as his holy portion. This piece of land will be 81/3 miles long and 62/3 miles wide.*45:1 As in Greek version, which reads 25,000 [cubits] [13.3 kilometers] long and 20,000 [cubits] [10.6 kilometers] wide; Hebrew reads 25,000 [cubits] long and 10,000 [cubits] [31/3 miles or 5.3 kilometers] wide. Compare 45:3, 5; 48:9. The entire area will be holy.
6“Adjacent to the larger sacred area will be a section of land 81/3 miles long and 12/3 miles wide.*45:6 Hebrew 25,000 [cubits] [13.3 kilometers] long and 5,000 [cubits] [2.65 kilometers] wide. This will be set aside for a city where anyone in Israel can live.
7“Two special sections of land will be set apart for the prince. One section will share a border with the east side of the sacred lands and city, and the second section will share a border on the west side. Then the far eastern and western borders of the prince’s lands will line up with the eastern and western boundaries of the tribal areas.
Rules for the Princes
9“For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Enough, you princes of Israel! Stop your violence and oppression and do what is just and right. Quit robbing and cheating my people out of their land. Stop expelling them from their homes, says the Sovereign Lord.
Special Offerings and Celebrations
13“You must give this tax to the prince: one bushel of wheat or barley for every 60*45:13 Hebrew 1/6 of an ephah from each homer of wheat and 1/6 of an ephah from each homer of barley. you harvest,
18“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: In early spring, on the first day of each new year,*45:18 Hebrew On the first day of the first month, of the Hebrew calendar. This day in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in March or April. sacrifice a young bull with no defects to purify the Temple.
21“On the fourteenth day of the first month,*45:21 This day in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in late March, April, or early May. you must celebrate the Passover. This festival will last for seven days. The bread you eat during that time must be made without yeast.
25“During the seven days of the Festival of Shelters, which occurs every year in early autumn,*45:25 Hebrew the festival which begins on the fifteenth day of the seventh month (see Lev 23:34). This day in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in late September, October, or early November. the prince will provide these same sacrifices for the sin offering, the burnt offering, and the grain offering, along with the required olive oil.