1“People of Israel, you will divide up the land you will receive. When you do, give me my share of it. It will be a sacred area. It will be eight and a fourth miles long and six and a half miles wide. The entire area will be holy.2The temple area in it will be 875 feet long and 875 feet wide. An 87‑and‑a‑half‑foot strip around it will be open land.3“In the sacred area, measure off a large strip of land. It will be eight and a fourth miles long and three and a third miles wide. The temple will be in it. It will be the most holy place of all.4The large strip will be the sacred share of land for the priests. There they will serve in the temple. And they will approach me to serve me there. Their houses will be built on that land. The holy temple will also be located there.5“So the Levites will serve in the temple. They will have an area eight and a fourth miles long and three and a third miles wide. The towns they live in will be located there.6“Give the city an area one and two thirds miles wide and eight and a fourth miles long. It will be right next to the sacred area. It will belong to all of the people of Israel.7“The prince will have land on both sides of the sacred area and the city. Its border will run east and west along the land of one of the tribes.8The prince will own that land in Israel. And my princes will not crush my people anymore. Instead, they will allow the people of Israel to receive their own share of land. It will be divided up based on their tribes.”9The Lord and King says, “Princes of Israel, you have gone far enough! Stop hurting others. Do not crush them. Do what is fair and right. Stop taking my people's land away from them,” announces the Lord and King.10“Use weights and measures that are honest and exact.11Use the same standard to measure dry and liquid products. Use a 6‑bushel measure for dry products. And use a 60‑gallon measure for liquids.12Every amount of money must be weighed out in keeping with the standard weights.
Offerings and Holy Days
13“You must offer a special gift. It must be 13 and a third cups out of every six bushels of grain.14Give two and a half quarts out of every 60 gallons of olive oil.15Also give one sheep from every flock of 200 sheep. Get them from the grasslands of Israel that receive plenty of water. Use them for grain offerings, burnt offerings and friendship offerings. They will be used to pay for the sin of the people,” announces the Lord and King.16“All of the people in the land will take part in that special gift. The prince in Israel will use it.17He must provide the burnt offerings, grain offerings and drink offerings. They will be for the yearly feasts, New Moon Feasts and Sabbath days. So they will be for all of the appointed feasts of the people of Israel. The prince will provide the sin offerings, grain offerings, burnt offerings and friendship offerings. They will be used to pay for the sin of the people.”18The Lord and King says, “Get a young bull. It must not have any flaws. Use it to make the temple pure and clean. Do it on the first day of the first month.19The priest must get some of the blood from the sin offering. He must put some on the doorposts of the temple. He must apply some to the four corners of the middle part of the altar. He must put the rest on the gateposts of the inner courtyard.20“Do the same thing on the seventh day of the month. Do it for those who sin without meaning to. And do it for those who sin without realizing what they are doing. So you will make the temple pure and clean.21“Keep the Passover Feast on the 14th day of the first month. It will last for seven days. During that time you must eat bread that is made without yeast.22“The prince must provide a bull as a sin offering. It will be for him and all of the people of the land.23For each of the seven days of the Feast he must provide seven bulls and seven rams. They must not have any flaws. They will be a burnt offering to me. The prince must also provide a male goat for a sin offering.24He must bring a little over half a bushel for each bull or ram. He must also provide four quarts of olive oil for each of them.25“The seven days of the Feast begin on the 15th day of the seventh month. During those days the prince must provide the same sin offerings, burnt offerings, grain offerings and olive oil.”
English Standard Version
The Holy District
1“When you allot the land as an inheritance, you shall set apart for the Lord a portion of the land as a holy district, 25,000 cubits long and 20,000 cubits broad. It shall be holy throughout its whole extent. (Eze 47:21; Eze 48:8; Eze 48:29)2Of this a square plot of 500 by 500 cubits shall be for the sanctuary, with fifty cubits for an open space around it. (Le 25:34; Eze 27:28; Eze 42:16; Eze 48:15; Eze 48:17)3And from this measured district you shall measure off a section 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 broad, in which shall be the sanctuary, the Most Holy Place. (Eze 41:4; Eze 45:1; Eze 48:10)4It shall be the holy portion of the land. It shall be for the priests, who minister in the sanctuary and approach the Lord to minister to him, and it shall be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary. (Eze 48:11)5Another section, 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 cubits broad, shall be for the Levites who minister at the temple, as their possession for cities to live in. (Eze 48:13)6“Alongside the portion set apart as the holy district you shall assign for the property of the city an area 5,000 cubits broad and 25,000 cubits long. It shall belong to the whole house of Israel. (Eze 48:15; Eze 48:18)
The Portion for the Prince
7“And to the prince shall belong the land on both sides of the holy district and the property of the city, alongside the holy district and the property of the city, on the west and on the east, corresponding in length to one of the tribal portions, and extending from the western to the eastern boundary (Eze 44:3; Eze 48:21)8of the land. It is to be his property in Israel. And my princes shall no more oppress my people, but they shall let the house of Israel have the land according to their tribes. (Eze 22:27; Eze 46:18; Eze 47:13; Eze 47:21; Eze 48:1; Eze 48:23)9“Thus says the Lord God: Enough, O princes of Israel! Put away violence and oppression, and execute justice and righteousness. Cease your evictions of my people, declares the Lord God. (Eze 44:6; Eze 46:18)10“You shall have just balances, a just ephah, and a just bath. (Le 19:35)11The ephah and the bath shall be of the same measure, the bath containing one tenth of a homer, and the ephah one tenth of a homer; the homer shall be the standard measure. (De 25:14; Isa 5:10)12The shekel shall be twenty gerahs; twenty shekels plus twenty-five shekels plus fifteen shekels shall be your mina. (Ex 30:13)13“This is the offering that you shall make: one sixth of an ephah from each homer of wheat, and one sixth of an ephah from each homer of barley, (Eze 44:30)14and as the fixed portion of oil, measured in baths, one tenth of a bath from each cor (the cor, like the homer, contains ten baths). (Eze 45:11)15And one sheep from every flock of two hundred, from the watering places of Israel for grain offering, burnt offering, and peace offerings, to make atonement for them, declares the Lord God. (Le 1:4)16All the people of the land shall be obliged to give this offering to the prince in Israel.17It shall be the prince’s duty to furnish the burnt offerings, grain offerings, and drink offerings, at the feasts, the new moons, and the Sabbaths, all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel: he shall provide the sin offerings, grain offerings, burnt offerings, and peace offerings, to make atonement on behalf of the house of Israel. (2Ch 30:24; 2Ch 35:7; Eze 46:4)18“Thus says the Lord God: In the first month, on the first day of the month, you shall take a bull from the herd without blemish, and purify the sanctuary. (Le 16:16; Eze 43:20; Eze 43:22; Eze 46:1; Eze 46:3; Eze 46:6)19The priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering and put it on the doorposts of the temple, the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and the posts of the gate of the inner court. (Ex 12:7; Eze 43:20)20You shall do the same on the seventh day of the month for anyone who has sinned through error or ignorance; so you shall make atonement for the temple.21“In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall celebrate the Feast of the Passover, and for seven days unleavened bread shall be eaten. (Le 23:5)22On that day the prince shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a young bull for a sin offering. (Eze 45:17)23And on the seven days of the festival he shall provide as a burnt offering to the Lord seven young bulls and seven rams without blemish, on each of the seven days; and a male goat daily for a sin offering. (Le 23:8; Nu 28:15)24And he shall provide as a grain offering an ephah for each bull, an ephah for each ram, and a hin of oil to each ephah. (Le 2:1; Eze 46:5; Eze 46:7)25In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month and for the seven days of the feast, he shall make the same provision for sin offerings, burnt offerings, and grain offerings, and for the oil. (Le 23:34; Eze 45:22)