NASB — Ezekiel 44 — KJV

Gate for the Prince

1 Then He brought me back by the way of the aouter gate of the sanctuary, which faces the east; and it was shut. 2 The LORD said to me, “This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the aLORD God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut. 3 As for the aprince, he shall sit in it as prince to beat bread before the LORD; he shall center by way of the dporch of the gate and shall go out Iby the same way.”

[1] aEzk 40:6, 17; 42:14
[2] aEzk 43:2-4
[3] ILit by his way aEzk 34:24; 37:25 bGn 31:54; Ex 24:9-11 cEzk 46:2, 8-10 dEzk 40:9

4 ¶ Then He brought me by way of the anorth gate to the front of the house; and I looked, and behold, the bglory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD, and I cfell on my face. 5 The LORD said to me, “Son of man, Iamark well, see with your eyes and hear with your ears all that I say to you concerning all the bstatutes of the house of the LORD and concerning all its laws; and Imark well the entrance of the house, with all exits of the sanctuary. 6 You shall say to the Iarebellious ones, to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord IIGOD, “bEnough of all your abominations, O house of Israel, 7 when you brought in aforeigners, buncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to profane it, [even] My house, when you coffered My food, the fat and the blood; for they dmade My covenant void—[this] in addition to all your abominations. 8 And you have not akept charge of My holy things yourselves, but you have set [foreigners] Ito keep charge of My sanctuary.”

[4] aEzk 40:20, 40 bIs 6:3, 4; Ezk 1:28; 3:23; 43:4, 5; Hg 2:7 cEzk 1:28; 43:3
[5] ILit set your heart on aDt 32:46; Ezk 40:4 bDt 12:32; Ezk 43:10, 11
[6] ILit rebellion IIHeb YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the ch aEzk 2:5-7; 3:9 bEzk 45:9; 1P 4:3
[7] aEx 12:43-49 bLv 26:41; Dt 10:16; Jr 4:4; 9:26 cLv 22:25 dGn 17:14
[8] ILit as keepers of My charge in My aLv 22:2; Nu 18:7

9 ¶ ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “aNo foreigner uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, of all the foreigners who are among the sons of Israel, shall enter My sanctuary. 10 But the Levites who went far from Me when Israel went astray, who awent astray from Me after their idols, shall bbear the punishment for their iniquity. 11 Yet they shall be aministers in My sanctuary, having boversight at the gates of the house and cministering in the house; they shall dslaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall estand before them to minister to them. 12 Because they ministered to them abefore their idols and became a bstumbling block of iniquity to the house of Israel, therefore I have Icsworn against them,” declares the Lord GOD, “that they shall dbear [the punishment for] their iniquity. 13 And they shall anot come near to Me to serve as a priest to Me, nor come near to any of My holy things, to the things that are most holy; but they will bbear their shame and their abominations which they have committed. 14 Yet I will Iappoint them IIto akeep charge of the house, of all its service and of all that shall be done in it.

[9] aEzk 44:7; Jol 3:17; Zc 14:21
[10] a2K 23:8, 9; Ezk 22:26; 44:12 bNu 18:23
[11] aNu 3:5-37; 4:1-33; 18:2-7 b1Ch 26:1-19 cEzk 40:45; 44:14 d2Ch 29:34; 30:17 eNu 16:9
[12] ILit lifted up My hand a2K 16:10-16 bEzk 14:3, 4 cEzk 20:15, 23 dEzk 44:10
[13] aNu 18:3 bEzk 16:61, 63; 39:26
[14] ILit give IILit keepers of the charge aNu 18:4; 1Ch 23:28-32; Ezk 44:11

Ordinances for the Levites

15 ¶ “But the aLevitical priests, the sons of bZadok, who ckept charge of My sanctuary when the sons of Israel dwent astray from Me, shall come near to Me to minister to Me; and they shall estand before Me to offer Me the ffat and the blood,” declares the Lord GOD. 16 “They shall aenter My sanctuary; they shall come near to My btable to minister to Me and keep My charge. 17 It shall be that when they enter at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with alinen garments; and wool shall not Ibe on them while they are ministering in the gates of the inner court and in the house. 18 Linen aturbans shall be on their heads and blinen undergarments shall be on their loins; they shall not gird themselves with [anything which makes them] sweat. 19 When they go out into the outer court, into the outer court to the people, they shall aput off their garments in which they have been ministering and lay them in the holy chambers; then they shall put on other garments so that they will bnot transmit holiness to the people with their garments. 20 Also they shall anot shave their heads, yet they shall not blet their locks Igrow long; they shall only trim [the hair of] their heads. 21 aNor shall any of the priests drink wine when they enter the inner court. 22 And they shall not Imarry a widow or a adivorced woman but shall btake virgins from the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest. 23 Moreover, they shall teach My people [the] a[difference] between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. 24 In a dispute athey shall take their stand to judge; they shall judge it according to My ordinances. They shall also keep My laws and My statutes in all My bappointed feasts and csanctify My sabbaths. 25 IaThey shall not go to a dead person to defile [themselves]; however, for father, for mother, for son, for daughter, for brother, or for a sister who has not had a husband, they may defile themselves. 26 After he is acleansed, seven days shall Ielapse for him. 27 On the day that he goes into the sanctuary, into the ainner court to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his bsin offering,” declares the Lord GOD.

[15] aJr 33:18-22 bEzk 40:46; 43:19; 48:11 cNu 18:7; Ezk 40:45 dEzk 44:10; 48:11 eZc 3:1, 7 fLv 3:16, 17; 17:5, 6; Ezk 44:7
[16] aNu 18:5, 7, 8 bEzk 41:22; Mal 1:7, 12
[17] ILit come upon aEx 28:42, 43; 39:27-29; Rv 19:8
[18] aEx 28:40; Is 3:20; Ezk 24:17, 23 bEx 28:42; Lv 16:4
[19] aLv 6:10; 16:4, 23, 24; Ezk 42:14 bLv 6:27; Ezk 46:20
[20] IOr hang loose aLv 21:5 bNu 6:5
[21] aLv 10:9
[22] ILit take as wives for themselves aLv 21:7, 14 bLv 21:13
[23] aLv 10:10; Ezk 22:26; Ho 4:6; Mi 3:9-11; Zp 3:4; Hg 2:11-13; Mal 2:6-8
[24] aDt 17:8, 9; 19:17; 21:5; 1Ch 23:4; 2Ch 19:8-10 bLv 23:2, 4, 44 cEzk 20:12, 20
[25] ILit He aLv 21:1-4
[26] ILit be counted aNu 19:13-19
[27] aEzk 44:17 bLv 5:3, 6; Nu 6:9-11

28 ¶ “And it shall be with regard to an inheritance for them, [that] aI am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in Israel—I am their possession. 29 They shall aeat the grain offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering; and every Ibdevoted thing in Israel shall be theirs. 30 The first of all the afirst fruits of every kind and every Icontribution of every kind, from all your Icontributions, shall be for the priests; you shall also give to the priest the bfirst of your IIdough to cause a cblessing to rest on your house. 31 The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has adied a natural death or has been torn to pieces.

[28] aNu 18:20; Dt 10:9; 18:1, 2; Jsh 13:33
[29] IOr dedicated aNu 18:9, 14; Jsh 13:14 bLv 27:21, 28; Nu 18:14
[30] IOr heave offering(s) IIOr coarse meal aNu 18:12, 13; 2Ch 31:4-6, 10; Ne 10:35-37 bNu 15:20, 21 cMal 3:10
[31] aLv 22:8; Dt 14:21; Ezk 4:14


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The east gate assigned only to the prince.

1 ¶ Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it [was] shut. 2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut. 3 [It is] for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of [that] gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

[1] 2Ch 4:9; 20:5; 33:5; Ezk 40:6, 17; 42:14; 43:1, 4; 46:1; Ac 21:28.
[2] Ex 24:10; Is 6:1; Ezk 43:2.
[3] Gn 31:54; Ex 24:9; Dt 12:7, 17; 2Ch 23:13; 34:31; Is 23:18; 62:9; Ezk 34:24; 37:25; 40:9; 45:8, 22; 46:2, 8, 18; Zc 6:12; 1Co 10:18; Rv 3:20.

The priests reproved for polluting of the sanctuary.

4 ¶ Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face. 5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary. 6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, [even] to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations, 7 In that ye have brought [into my sanctuary] strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, [even] my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations. 8 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

[4] Gn 17:3; Nu 16:42; Ps 89:7; Is 6:3; Ezk 1:28; 3:23; 10:4, 18; 11:22; 40:20, 40; 43:3, 4; Hg 2:7; Mal 3:1; Rv 1:17.
[5] Ex 9:21; Dt 12:32; 32:46; 1Ch 22:19; 2Ch 11:16; Ps 96:8; 119:4; Pv 24:32; Ezk 40:4; 43:10; Dn 10:12; Mt 28:20; Ac 8:37.
[6] Ezk 2:5; 3:9, 26; 45:9; 1P 4:3.
[7] Gn 17:14; Lv 3:13, 16; 17:11; 21:6, 8, 17, 21; 22:25; 26:15, 41; Dt 10:16; 30:6; 31:16, 20; Is 24:5; 56:6; Jr 4:4; 9:26; 11:10; 31:32; Ezk 7:20; 22:26; 43:7; 44:9; Mal 1:7, 12; Jn 6:52; Ac 7:51; 21:28; Ro 2:28; Col 2:11; He 8:9.
[8] Lv 22:2; Nu 18:3; 1Ch 23:32; Ezr 8:24; Ezk 40:45; 44:14, 16; Ac 7:53; 1Ti 6:13; 2Ti 4:1.

Idolaters uncapable of the priest's office.

9 ¶ Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that [is] among the children of Israel. 10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity. 11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, [having] charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them. 12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their iniquity. 13 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the most holy [place]: but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed. 14 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein.

[9] Ps 50:16; 93:5; Ezk 44:7; Jol 3:17; Zc 14:21; Mk 16:16; Jn 3:3; Tit 1:5.
[10] Gn 4:13; Lv 19:8; Nu 5:31; 2K 23:8; 2Ch 29:4; Ne 9:34; Ps 38:4; Is 53:11; Jr 23:11; Ezk 22:26; 44:15; 48:11; Zp 3:4; 1Ti 5:22.
[11] Nu 16:9; 18:6; 1Ch 26:1; 2Ch 29:34; 30:17; 35:10; Ezk 40:45; 44:14.
[12] Dt 32:40; 1S 2:29; 2K 16:10; Ps 106:26; Is 9:16; Ezk 14:3; 20:6, 15, 23, 28; 44:10, 13; Ho 4:6; 5:1; Am 8:7; Mal 2:8; Rv 10:5.
[13] Nu 18:3; 2K 23:9; Ezk 32:20; 36:7.
[14] Nu 18:4; 1Ch 23:28.

The sons of Zadok are accepted thereto.

15 ¶ But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD: 16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.

[15] Lv 3:16; 17:5; Dt 10:8; 1S 2:35; 1K 2:35; Ezk 40:46; 43:19; 44:7, 10; 48:11; Zc 3:1; 1Ti 3:3; 2Ti 2:2; Rv 2:1, 8, 12, 18; 3:1, 7, 14, 22.
[16] Nu 18:7; Dt 33:8; Ezk 41:22; Mal 1:7, 12; Rv 1:6.

Ordinances for the priests.

17 ¶ And it shall come to pass, [that] when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within. 18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird [themselves] with any thing that causeth sweat. 19 And when they go forth into the utter court, [even] into the utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments. 20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads. 21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court. 22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before. 23 And they shall teach my people [the difference] between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. 24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; [and] they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths. 25 And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves. 26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days. 27 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering, saith the Lord GOD. 28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I [am] their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I [am] their possession. 29 They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs. 30 And the first of all the firstfruits of all [things], and every oblation of all, of every [sort] of your oblations, shall be the priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house. 31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

[17] Ex 28:39, 43; 39:27; Lv 16:4; Rv 4:4; 19:8.
[18] Ex 28:40, 42; 39:28; 1Co 11:4; 14:40.
[19] Ex 29:37; 30:29; Lv 6:10, 27; Ezk 42:13; 46:20; Mt 23:17; 1Co 3:5.
[20] Lv 21:5; Nu 6:5; Dt 14:1; 1Co 11:14.
[21] Lv 10:9; Lk 1:15; 1Ti 3:8; 5:23; Tit 1:7.
[22] Lv 21:7, 13; Dt 24:1; 1Ti 3:2, 4, 11; Tit 1:6.
[23] Lv 10:10; Dt 33:10; Ezk 22:26; Ho 4:6; Mi 3:9; Zp 3:4; Hg 2:11; Mal 2:6; 2Ti 2:24; Tit 1:9.
[24] Lv 23:1; Nu 28:1; Dt 17:8; 1Ch 23:4; 2Ch 19:8; Ezr 2:63; Ne 8:1; Is 58:13; Ezk 22:26; 1Ti 3:15.
[25] Lv 21:1; 22:4; Mt 8:21; Lk 9:59; 2Co 5:16; 1Th 4:13.
[26] Nu 6:10; 19:11; He 9:13.
[27] Lv 4:3; 8:14; Nu 6:9; Ezk 44:17; He 7:26.
[28] Nu 18:20; Dt 10:9; 18:1; Jsh 13:14, 33; Ezk 45:4; 48:9; 1P 5:2.
[29] Lv 2:3, 10; 6:14, 26, 29; 7:6; 27:21, 28; Nu 18:9, 14; 1Co 9:13; He 13:10.
[30] Ex 13:2, 12; 22:29; 23:19; Nu 3:13; 15:19; 18:12, 27; Dt 18:4; 26:10; 2Ch 31:4, 10; Ne 10:35; Pv 3:9; Mal 3:10; Jm 1:18.
[31] Ex 22:31; Lv 17:15; 22:8; Dt 14:21; Ro 14:20; 1Co 8:13.


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