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Ezekiel 45:9-14


45:9 “‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Enough, you princes of Israel! Put away violence and destruction, and do what is just and right. Put an end to your evictions of my people, 1  declares the sovereign Lord. 45:10 You must use just balances, 2  a just dry measure (an ephah), 3  and a just liquid measure (a bath). 4  45:11 The dry and liquid measures will be the same, the bath will contain a tenth of a homer, 5  and the ephah a tenth of a homer; the homer will be the standard measure. 45:12 The shekel will be twenty gerahs. Sixty shekels 6  will be a mina for you.

45:13 “‘This is the offering you must offer: a sixth of an ephah from a homer of wheat; a sixth of an ephah from a homer of barley, 45:14 and as the prescribed portion of olive oil, one tenth of a bath from each kor (which is ten baths or a homer, for ten baths make a homer);

1 sn Evictions of the less fortunate by the powerful are described in 1 Kgs 21:1-16; Jer 22:1-5, 13-17; Ezek 22:25.

2 sn Previous legislation regarding this practice may be found in Lev 19:35-36; Deut 25:13-16; Mic 6:10-12.

3 tn Heb “ephah,” which was 1/2 bushel.

4 tn Heb “bath,” a liquid measure, was 5 1/2 gallons.

5 sn The homer was about 5 bushels as a dry measure and 55 gallons as a liquid measure.

6 tn Heb “twenty shekels, twenty-five shekels, fifteen shekels.”

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