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.”