Bible Study (NAS translation)


Ezekiel_45 and Passover

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4. Definitions – Merriam Webster’s Deluxe Dictionary, 10th Collegiate Edition

Ezekiel 45:

1 “And when you shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, you shall offer an allotment to the Lord, a holy portion of the land; the length shall be the length of 25,000 cubits[1], and the width shall be 10,000.  It shall be holy within all its boundary round about.

2 “Out of this there shall be for the holy place a square round about five hundred by five hundred cubits, and fifty cubits for its open space round about.


7 “And the prince shall have land on either side of the holy allotment and the property of the city, adjacent to the holy allotment and the property of the city, on the west side toward the west and on the east side toward the east, and in length comparable to one of the portions, from the west border to the east border.

8 “This shall be his land for a possession in Israel; so My princes shall no longer oppress My people, but they shall give the rest of the land to the house of Israel according to their tribes.

9 ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Enough, you princes of Israel; put away violence and destruction, and practice justice and righteousness.  Stop your expropriations from My people,” declares the Lord God.

10 “You shall have just balances, a just ephah, and a just bath.


>>Ezekiel 45:10:  the word ‘bath’ cross-references to:

Isaiah 5:

10 “For ten acres of vineyard will yeild only one bath of wine,

And a homer of seed will yeild but an ephah of grain.”

11 Woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may pursue strong drink;

Who stay up late in the evening that wine may inflame them!

12 And their banquets are accompanied by lyre and harp,

by tambourine and flute, and by wine;

But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the Lord,

Nor do they consider the work of His hands.


13 Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge;

And their honorable men are famished,

And their multitude is parched with thirst.

14 Therefore Sheol has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth without measure;

And Jerusalem’s splendor, her multitude, her din of revelry, and the jubilant within her, descend into it.

15 So the common man will be humbled, and the man of importance abased,

The eyes of the proud also will be abased.

16 But the Lord of hosts will be exalted in judgment,

And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.

17 Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture,

And strangers will eat in the waste places of the wealthy.


>>Isaiah 5:12 could compare to:

Proverbs 3:

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding.

6 In all your ways acknowlegde Him,

And He will make your paths straight.


>>Isaiah 5:13 cross-references to:

Hosea 4:

6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Because you have rejected knowledge,

I also will reject you from being My priest.

Since you have forgotten the law of your God,

I also will forget your children.


Ezekiel 45:

16 “All the people of the land shall give to this offering for the prince in Israel.


>> Ezekiel 45:16 cross-references to:

Isaiah 16:

1 Send the tribute lamb to the ruler of the land,

From Sela by way of the wilderness to the mountain of the daughter of Zion.


Ezekiel 45:

21 “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall have the Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.

22 “And on that day the prince shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a bull for a sin offering.

23 “And during the seven days of the feast he shall provide as a burnt offering to the Lord seven bulls and seven rams without blemish on every day of the seven days, and a male goat daily for a sin offering.

24 “And he shall provide as a grain offering an ephah with a bull, an ephah with a ram, and a hin of oil with an ephah.

25 “In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month, at the feast, he shall provide like this, seven days for the sin offering, the burnt offering, the grain offering, and the oil.”


Matthew 26:

17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where do you want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?”

18 And He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is at hand; I am to keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.”’”

19 And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover.

20 Now when evening had come, He was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples.

21 And as they were eating, He said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.”

22 And being deeply grieved, they each began to say to Him, “Surely not I, Lord?”

23 And He answered and said, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl is the one who will betray Me.

24 “The son of Man is to go, just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.”

25 And Judas, who was betraying Him, answered and said “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?”  He said to him, “You have said it yourself.”

26 And while they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat, this is My body.”

27 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you;

28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

29 “But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”



[1] Cubit:  any of various ancient units of length based on the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger and usually equal to about 18 inches (45.7 centimeters).