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Adonai Elohim says this: ‘Princes of Isra’el, that should be enough for you! Get rid of violence and looting, do what is right and just, and stop evicting my people from their land!’ says Adonai Elohim.

10 “‘You are to have honest balance-scales, an honest eifah [a one-bushel dry-measure] and an honest bat [a five-gallon liquid-measure]. 11 The eifah and the bat are to contain the same volume — the bat is to contain one-tenth of a homer, and the eifah is to contain one-tenth of a homer; the homer is to set the standard for measurement.

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“‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: You have gone far enough, princes of Israel! Give up your violence and oppression(A) and do what is just and right.(B) Stop dispossessing my people, declares the Sovereign Lord. 10 You are to use accurate scales,(C) an accurate ephah[a](D) and an accurate bath.[b] 11 The ephah(E) and the bath are to be the same size, the bath containing a tenth of a homer and the ephah a tenth of a homer; the homer is to be the standard measure for both.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 45:10 An ephah was a dry measure having the capacity of about 3/5 bushel or about 22 liters.
  2. Ezekiel 45:10 A bath was a liquid measure equaling about 6 gallons or about 22 liters.

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