Ezekiel 45
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1  When you allot the land as an inheritance, you shall set aside from the land, as a gift sacred to Hashem, an area 25,000 [amot] long and 10,000 wide: this shall be holy through its entire extent.

א  וּבְהַפִּילְכֶם אֶת־הָאָרֶץ בְּנַחֲלָה תָּרִימוּ תְרוּמָה לַיהֹוָה קֹדֶשׁ מִן־הָאָרֶץ אֹרֶךְ חֲמִשָּׁה וְעֶשְׂרִים אֶלֶף אֹרֶךְ וְרֹחַב עֲשָׂרָה אָלֶף קֹדֶשׁ־הוּא בְכָל־גְּבוּלָהּ סָבִיב׃

2  Of this, a square measuring a full 500 by 500 shall be reserved for the Sanctuary, and 50 amot for an open space all around it.

ב  יִהְיֶה מִזֶּה אֶל־הַקֹּדֶשׁ חֲמֵשׁ מֵאוֹת בַּחֲמֵשׁ מֵאוֹת מְרֻבָּע סָבִיב וַחֲמִשִּׁים אַמָּה מִגְרָשׁ לוֹ סָבִיב׃

3  Of the aforesaid area, you shall measure off, as most holy and destined to include the Sanctuary, [a space] 25,000 long by 10,000 wide;

ג  וּמִן־הַמִּדָּה הַזֹּאת תָּמוֹד אֹרֶךְ חמש [חֲמִשָּׁה] וְעֶשְׂרִים אֶלֶף וְרֹחַב עֲשֶׂרֶת אֲלָפִים וּבוֹ־יִהְיֶה הַמִּקְדָּשׁ קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים׃

4  it is a sacred portion of the land; it shall provide space for houses for the Kohanim, the ministrants of the Sanctuary who are qualified to minister to Hashem, as well as holy ground for the Sanctuary.

ד  קֹדֶשׁ מִן־הָאָרֶץ הוּא לַכֹּהֲנִים מְשָׁרְתֵי הַמִּקְדָּשׁ יִהְיֶה הַקְּרֵבִים לְשָׁרֵת אֶת־יְהֹוָה וְהָיָה לָהֶם מָקוֹם לְבָתִּים וּמִקְדָּשׁ לַמִּקְדָּשׁ׃

5  Another [space], 25,000 long by 10,000 wide, shall be the property of the Leviim, the servants of the Temple—twenty chambers.

ה  וַחֲמִשָּׁה וְעֶשְׂרִים אֶלֶף אֹרֶךְ וַעֲשֶׂרֶת אֲלָפִים רֹחַב יהיה [וְהָיָה] לַלְוִיִּם מְשָׁרְתֵי הַבַּיִת לָהֶם לַאֲחֻזָּה עֶשְׂרִים לְשָׁכֹת׃

6  Alongside the sacred reserve, you shall set aside [a space] 25,000 long by 5,000 wide, as the property of the city; it shall belong to the whole House of Yisrael.

ו  וַאֲחֻזַּת הָעִיר תִּתְּנוּ חֲמֵשֶׁת אֲלָפִים רֹחַב וְאֹרֶךְ חֲמִשָּׁה וְעֶשְׂרִים אֶלֶף לְעֻמַּת תְּרוּמַת הַקֹּדֶשׁ לְכָל־בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל יִהְיֶה׃

7  And to the prince shall belong, on both sides of the sacred reserve and the property of the city and alongside the sacred reserve and the property of the city, on the west extending westward and on the east extending eastward, a portion corresponding to one of the [tribal] portions that extend from the western border to the eastern border

ז  וְלַנָּשִׂיא מִזֶּה וּמִזֶּה לִתְרוּמַת הַקֹּדֶשׁ וְלַאֲחֻזַּת הָעִיר אֶל־פְּנֵי תְרוּמַת־הַקֹּדֶשׁ וְאֶל־פְּנֵי אֲחֻזַּת הָעִיר מִפְּאַת־יָם יָמָּה וּמִפְּאַת־קֵדְמָה קָדִימָה וְאֹרֶךְ לְעֻמּוֹת אַחַד הַחֲלָקִים מִגְּבוּל יָם אֶל־גְּבוּל קָדִימָה׃

8  of the land. That shall be his property in Yisrael; and My princes shall no more defraud My people, but shall leave the rest of the land to the several tribes of the House of Yisrael.

ח  לָאָרֶץ יִהְיֶה־לּוֹ לַאֲחֻזָּה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל וְלֹא־יוֹנוּ עוֹד נְשִׂיאַי אֶת־עַמִּי וְהָאָרֶץ יִתְּנוּ לְבֵית־יִשְׂרָאֵל לְשִׁבְטֵיהֶם׃

9  Thus said Hashem: Enough, princes of Yisrael! Make an end of lawlessness and rapine, and do what is right and just! Put a stop to your evictions of My people—declares Hashem.

koh a-MAR a-do-NAI e-lo-HEEM rav la-KHEM n’-see-AY yis-ra-AYL kha-MAS va-SHOD ha-SEE-ru u-mish-PAT utz-da-KAH a-SU ha-REE-mu g’-ru-sho-tay-KHEM may-AL a-MEE n’-UM a-do-NAI e-lo-HEEM

ט  כֹּה־אָמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה רַב־לָכֶם נְשִׂיאֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל חָמָס וָשֹׁד הָסִירוּ וּמִשְׁפָּט וּצְדָקָה עֲשׂוּ הָרִימוּ גְרֻשֹׁתֵיכֶם מֵעַל עַמִּי נְאֻם אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה׃

45:9  Do what is right and just

In the middle of discussing the division of the land between the priests, princes, and the people, Yechezkel suddenly stops to warn the leaders against false weights and measures. The previous Beit Hamikdash fell because of dishonesty and injustice (see Amos 8). Yechezkel understands that the strongest foundation for rebuilding the Beit Hamikdash, and residing in Eretz Yisrael, is a sense of justice. The same rules of honesty and integrity that apply in the marketplace (see Leviticus 19) apply in the Beit Hamikdash, and throughout the Land of Israel. Yechezkel therefore interrupts his division of the land to emphasize the importance of honest dealings in settling Israel. Just as dishonesty and injustice led to the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash and exile from the land, it is through honesty and justice that the people will merit resettling and dwelling in Eretz Yisrael.Comment

10  Have honest balances, an honest efah, and an honest bat.

י  מֹאזְנֵי־צֶדֶק וְאֵיפַת־צֶדֶק וּבַת־צֶדֶק יְהִי לָכֶם׃

11  The efah and the bat shall comprise the same volume, the bat a tenth of a chomer and the efah a tenth of a chomer; their capacity shall be gauged by the chomer.

יא  הָאֵיפָה וְהַבַּת תֹּכֶן אֶחָד יִהְיֶה לָשֵׂאת מַעְשַׂר הַחֹמֶר הַבָּת וַעֲשִׂירִת הַחֹמֶר הָאֵיפָה אֶל־הַחֹמֶר יִהְיֶה מַתְכֻּנְתּוֹ׃

12  And the shekel shall weigh 20 geira. 20 shekalim, 25 shekalim [and] 10 plus 5 shekalim shall count with you as a maneh.

יב  וְהַשֶּׁקֶל עֶשְׂרִים גֵּרָה עֶשְׂרִים שְׁקָלִים חֲמִשָּׁה וְעֶשְׂרִים שְׁקָלִים עֲשָׂרָה וַחֲמִשָּׁה שֶׁקֶל הַמָּנֶה יִהְיֶה לָכֶם׃

13  This is the contribution you shall make: One-sixth of an efah from every chomer of wheat and one-sixth of an efah from every chomer of barley,

יג  זֹאת הַתְּרוּמָה אֲשֶׁר תָּרִימוּ שִׁשִּׁית הָאֵיפָה מֵחֹמֶר הַחִטִּים וְשִׁשִּׁיתֶם הָאֵיפָה מֵחֹמֶר הַשְּׂעֹרִים׃

14  while the due from the oil—the oil being measured by the bat—shall be one-tenth of a bat from every kor.—As 10 batim make a chomer, so 10 batim make a chomer.—

יד  וְחֹק הַשֶּׁמֶן הַבַּת הַשֶּׁמֶן מַעְשַׂר הַבַּת מִן־הַכֹּר עֲשֶׂרֶת הַבַּתִּים חֹמֶר כִּי־עֲשֶׂרֶת הַבַּתִּים חֹמֶר׃

15  And [the due] from the flock shall be one animal from every 200. [All these shall be contributed] from Yisrael‘s products for meal offerings, burnt offerings, and offerings of well-being, to make expiation for them—declares Hashem.

טו  וְשֶׂה־אַחַת מִן־הַצֹּאן מִן־הַמָּאתַיִם מִמַּשְׁקֵה יִשְׂרָאֵל לְמִנְחָה וּלְעוֹלָה וְלִשְׁלָמִים לְכַפֵּר עֲלֵיהֶם נְאֻם אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה׃

16  In this contribution, the entire population must join with the prince in Yisrael.

טז  כֹּל הָעָם הָאָרֶץ יִהְיוּ אֶל־הַתְּרוּמָה הַזֹּאת לַנָּשִׂיא בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל׃

17  But the burnt offerings, the meal offerings, and the libations on festivals, new moons, Shabbatot—all fixed occasions—of the House of Yisrael shall be the obligation of the prince; he shall provide the sin offerings, the meal offerings, the burnt offerings, and the offerings of well-being, to make expiation for the House of Yisrael.

יז  וְעַל־הַנָּשִׂיא יִהְיֶה הָעוֹלוֹת וְהַמִּנְחָה וְהַנֵּסֶךְ בַּחַגִּים וּבֶחֳדָשִׁים וּבַשַּׁבָּתוֹת בְּכָל־מוֹעֲדֵי בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל הוּא־יַעֲשֶׂה אֶת־הַחַטָּאת וְאֶת־הַמִּנְחָה וְאֶת־הָעוֹלָה וְאֶת־הַשְּׁלָמִים לְכַפֵּר בְּעַד בֵּית־יִשְׂרָאֵל׃

18  Thus said Hashem: On the first day of the first month, you shall take a bull of the herd without blemish, and you shall cleanse the Sanctuary.

יח  כֹּה־אָמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה בָּרִאשׁוֹן בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ תִּקַּח פַּר־בֶּן־בָּקָר תָּמִים וְחִטֵּאתָ אֶת־הַמִּקְדָּשׁ׃

19  The Kohen shall take some of the blood of the sin offering and apply it to the doorposts of the Temple, to the four corners of the ledge of the mizbayach, and to the doorposts of the gate of the inner court.

יט  וְלָקַח הַכֹּהֵן מִדַּם הַחַטָּאת וְנָתַן אֶל־מְזוּזַת הַבַּיִת וְאֶל־אַרְבַּע פִּנּוֹת הָעֲזָרָה לַמִּזְבֵּחַ וְעַל־מְזוּזַת שַׁעַר הֶחָצֵר הַפְּנִימִית׃

20  You shall do the same on the seventh day of the month to purge the Temple from uncleanness caused by unwitting or ignorant persons.

כ  וְכֵן תַּעֲשֶׂה בְּשִׁבְעָה בַחֹדֶשׁ מֵאִישׁ שֹׁגֶה וּמִפֶּתִי וְכִפַּרְתֶּם אֶת־הַבָּיִת׃

21  On the fourteenth day of the first month you shall have the Pesach sacrifice; and during a festival of seven days unleavened bread shall be eaten.

כא  בָּרִאשׁוֹן בְּאַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ יִהְיֶה לָכֶם הַפָּסַח חָג שְׁבֻעוֹת יָמִים מַצּוֹת יֵאָכֵל׃

22  On that day, the prince shall provide a bull of sin offering on behalf of himself and of the entire population;

כב  וְעָשָׂה הַנָּשִׂיא בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא בַּעֲדוֹ וּבְעַד כָּל־עַם הָאָרֶץ פַּר חַטָּאת׃

23  and during the seven days of the festival, he shall provide daily—for seven days—seven bulls and seven rams, without blemish, for a burnt offering to Hashem, and one goat daily for a sin offering.

כג  וְשִׁבְעַת יְמֵי־הֶחָג יַעֲשֶׂה עוֹלָה לַיהֹוָה שִׁבְעַת פָּרִים וְשִׁבְעַת אֵילִים תְּמִימִם לַיּוֹם שִׁבְעַת הַיָּמִים וְחַטָּאת שְׂעִיר עִזִּים לַיּוֹם׃

24  He shall provide a meal offering of an efah for each bull and an efah for each ram, with a hin of oil to every efah.

כד  וּמִנְחָה אֵיפָה לַפָּר וְאֵיפָה לָאַיִל יַעֲשֶׂה וְשֶׁמֶן הִין לָאֵיפָה׃

25  So, too, during the festival of the seventh month, for seven days from the fifteenth day on, he shall provide the same sin offerings, burnt offerings, meal offerings, and oil.

כה  בַּשְּׁבִיעִי בַּחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ בֶּחָג יַעֲשֶׂה כָאֵלֶּה שִׁבְעַת הַיָּמִים כַּחַטָּאת כָּעֹלָה וְכַמִּנְחָה וְכַשָּׁמֶן׃

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