Ezekiel 45 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

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45:1 Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation to the LORD, an a holy portion of the land: the length [shall be] the length of five and twenty thousand [reeds], and the breadth [shall be] ten thousand. This [shall be] holy in all its borders on every side.

(a) Of all the land of Israel the Lord only requires this portion for the temple and for the priests for the city and for the prince.

45:9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it b suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD.

(b) The prophet shows that the heads must be first reformed before any good order can be established among the people.

45:10 Ye shall have just balances, and a just c ephah, and a just bath.

(c) Ephah and Bath are the same quantity save that an Ephah is a dry measure and a Bath liquid, (Leviticus 5:11; 1 Kings 5:11).

45:12 And the shekel [shall be] twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, d five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.

(d) That is, sixty shekels make a weight called Mina, for he joins these three parts to a Mina.

45:18 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first [month], in the first [day] of the e month, thou shalt take a young bull without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:

(e) Which was Nisan containing part of March and part of April.

45:24 And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bull, and an ephah for a ram, and an f hin of oil for an ephah.

(f) Read (Exodus 29:40).