Ezekiel 45:9
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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.

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