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Chambers for the priests.

EZEKIEL, XLII, XLIII. made upon the walls; o and there] B. C. 574. were thick planks upon the face of the porch without.

26 And p there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the side chambers of the house, and thick planks.

CHAPTER XLII. 1 The chambers for the priests. The use thereof.

HEN he brought me forth into ward the north: and he brought me into the a chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was before the building toward the north.


2 Before the length of an hundred cubits was the north door, and the breadth was fifty cubits.

o ver. 17.18.
p ch.40.16.
(CHAP. 42.)
a ch.41.12,15.

b ch.41.16.
Ca. 1,17.

c ver. 11. 1 or, did eat of these.

2 or, and the building consisted of the lower and the middlemost.

the place of or, he that brought me.

3 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which 5 or, he came, was for the utter court, was gal-d ver. 4. lery b against gallery in three



4 And before the chambers was a ce Le.6. 16,26. walk of ten cubits breadth inward, 10.13,14. a way of one cubit; and their f Ne. 13.5. doors toward the north. g Le.2.3, 10.

5 Now the upper chambers wereh Nu. 18.9,10. shorter for the galleries 1 were higher than these, 2 than the low-i Le.6. 14, &c. er, and than the middlemost of the k ch.44. 19. building. 1 Zec.3.4,5. 6 For they were in three stories, 6 wind. but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building m Re.21.16. was straitened more than the low-n est and the middlemost from the ground.


Is. 26.1. 60.18. Mi.7.11.

p Lu. 16.26.

7 And the wall that was without over against the chambers, toward the utter court on the forepart of o ch.45.2. the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits. 8 For the length of the chambers (CHAP. 43.) that were in the utter court was fifty cubits and, lo, before the temple were an hundred cubits.

9 And from 3 under these chambers was the entry on the east side, as 5 one goeth into them from the utter court.

a ch.10.19.

44.1. 46.1.

b ch.11.23.

c ch. 1.24. Re. 1. 15.

Re. 18.1.

10 The chambers were in the thick-d ch. 10.4. ness of the wall of the court toward the east, over against the e ch.8.4. separate place, and over against 1 or, pro

the building.

11 And the way d before them was like the appearance of the chambers which were toward the north, as long as they, and as broad as they and all their goings out were both according to their fa- f Je.1.10. shions, and according to their 5 ch.1.3. doors.

phesy that the city

should be destroyed, ch.9.1,5.

The use thereof.

12 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door in the head of the way, even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.

13 T Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers, which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers, wheree the priests that approach unto the LORD shall eat the most holy things: there shall they f lay the most holy things, and theg meat-offering, and the h sin-offering, and the trespass-offering; i for the place is holy.

14 Whenk the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the utter court, but wherein they minister; for they there they shall lay their garments are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.

15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about. 16 He measured the east 6 side dred reeds, with the measuringwith the measuring-reed, five hunreed round about.

17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring-reed round about.

18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring-reed.

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ordinances of the altar.
B. C. 574. [settle even to the greater settle
shall be four cubits, and the breadth
one cubit.

15 So 6 the altar shall be four cubits; and from 7 the altar and upward shall be four horns.

16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof.

17 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long, and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs v shall look toward the east.

18 And he said unto me, Son of

man, thus saith the Lord GOD;

These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt-offerings thereon, and to sprinkle w blood thereon.

Measures and the

4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house, by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.

5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory h of the LORD filled the house.

h 1Ki.8.10,11.
i ch.40.3.

k Ac.7.48,49.

1 ICh.28.2.

6 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man im Ex.29.45. stood by me.

Joel 3.17.

7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, k and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell m in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, n neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcasses of o their kings in their high places.

? 2Co.6.16.


8 In their setting p of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, 2 and the wall 3 or, sum, or between me and them; they have even defiled my holy name by theirs He.8.5. abominations that they have com- t 1Co. 11.2. mitted wherefore I have conu Mat.28.20. sumed them in mine anger. 4 bosom.

9 Now let them put away a their whoredom, and the carcasses of lip. their kings, far from me, and r I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.


10 Thou son of man, show thei house to the house of Israel, that! they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the 3 pattern.

il And if they be ashamed of all
that they have done, show them
the forms of the house, and the
v 1 Ki.6.8.
fashion thereof, and the goings-out Ne.9.4.
thereof, and the comings-in there-
w Le. 1.5.
of, and all the forms thereof, and
He. 12.24.
all the ordinances t thereof, and all
the forms thereof, and all the laws x ch.44.15.
thereof: and write it in their sight,
that they may keep the whole
form thereof, and allu the ordi-
nances thereof, and do them.

y ch.15.18,&c.


12 This is the law of the house; zHe.13.11,12. Upon the top of the mountain, the! whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is b Ex.29.35,

a Le.2.13.

the law of the house.


n ch.39.7.

o Je. 16.18.

p ch.23-39.
or, for there


was but a

q Ho. 2.2.

20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and upon the border Harel, i. e. round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.

21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin-offering, and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, without z the sanctuary. 22 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats without blemish for a sin-offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock. 23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.

the mountain of God.

Ariel, i. e.
the lion of

13 And these are the measures 8 fill their of the altar after the cubits: The hands, cubit is a cubit and an hand- Ex.29.24. breadth; even the bottom shall e Le.8.33. be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the 5 edge thereof round about shall 9 or, thankbe a span: and this shall be the offerings. higher place of the altar. e ch.20.40,41.

d Le. 9.1.

14 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser


19 And thou shalt give to the priests & the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock y for a sin-offering.

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The priests reproved.


The priests reproved for polluting of the sanctuary.



(CHAP. 44.)
HEN he brought me back the a ch.43.1,4.
way of the gate of the out-b ICo. 10, 18,
ward sanctuary, a 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.

c ch.46.2,8.
d ch. 43.5.
1 set thine

e ch.40.4.
f ch.43,11.
Ps. 119.4.


B. C. 574.

3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before b the LORD; he shall enter by the way c of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the



Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, d the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.

5 Ps.96.8,9.

h ch.2.5.

i ch.43.8.

1 Pe.4.3.

k Le.22.25.


children of
a stranger,


1 Le.26.41. Ro.2.28,29. 5 And the LORD said unto me, m Le.21.6,8. Son of man, 1 mark well, and be-n Le.22.9,&c. hold e with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, all that I say unto 3 or, ward,or, thee concerning all the ordinances ordinance. of the house of the LORD, and all o Mar. 16. 16. the laws thereof; and mark well fp2K, 23.8,&c. the entering in g of the house, with: प every going forth of the sanctuary. 6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, h even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice i you of all your abominations.

1Ti.5.22. r1Ch.26. 1,



7 In that ye have brought k into my sanctuary 2 strangers, uncircumcised m 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 n the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my 3 charge in my sanctuary for yourselves. 9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised o 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 p far from me, when Israel q went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even hear their iniquity. 11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates r of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand



t Nu. 16.9.

4 were for a
block of ini-
quity unto,

u Nu. 18.3.4.

v IKI.2.35.
w De. 10.8.

x Le.3.16.

y Le. 17.5,6.

z Re. 1.6.

a Ex.28.39,


in, or, with
sweat, or,
in sweat-

ing places.
b ch.42. 14.

c 1Co.3.5,6.
d Le.21.5,&c.
Le. 10.9.


Ordinances for the priests. before them t to minister unto them.

12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused u 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.

6thrust forth.
from a

the sons of Zadok, that kept the 15 But the priests the Levites, 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 w shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat, z and the blood, y saith the Lord GOD:

16 They z shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge. 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 a 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 5 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 b 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 gar


20 Neither d 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, e when they enter into the inner court.

their wives a widow, nor her that 22 Neither shall they take for is 6 put away: but they shall take Israel, or a widow that had a priest maidens of the seed of the house of


23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy

The divisions

EZEKIEL, XLV. and profane, and cause them to dis- B. C. 574. cern between the unclean and the clean.

24 And in controversy f they shall stand in judgment; and they shall Judge it according to my judg-h ch.22.26. ments and they shall keep my Is.55.13, 14. laws g and my statutes in all mine i Le.21.1,&c. assemblies; and they shall hallowk Nu.6. 10,&c. my sabbaths.h 19.11,&c.

25 And they shall come at no dead i 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 k he is cleansed theyn

shall reckon unto him

f2Ch. 19-8, 10.
g 1Ti.3. 15.

I Le.4.3.

m Nu. 18.20.
De. 18. 1,2.
Jos. 13.14,





27 And in the day that he goeth o Nu. 18. 14. into the sanctuary, unto the inner 8 or, devoted. court, to minister in the sanctuary, 9 or, chief. he shall offer / his sin-offering, saith the Lord GOD. p Ex.22.29,

28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: 1 m am their in-q heritance and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their r Pr.3.9, 10. Mal.3.10. possession.

29 They n shall eat the meat-of-s Le.22.8. fering, and the sin-offering, and the trespass-offering; and o every 8 dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.


Nu. 15.20.
Ne. 10.37.

(CHAP. 45.)
cause the
land to fall.

30 And the 9 first of all the first-a ch.47.22. fruits p of all things, and every ob- 2 holiness. lation of all, of every sort of your b ch.48.8. oblations, shall be the priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the c ch.42.20. first of your dough, q that he may 3 or, void cause the blessing r to rest in thine house.

d ch.48.10,&c

e ver. 1.


31 The priest shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, s or torn, whether it be fowl or beast. CHAPTER XLV. f1Co.9.13,14. 1 The portion of land for the sanc-g ch.40.17. tuary: 6 for the city, 7 and for h ch.48.21. the prince, etc.


MOREOVER, when ye 1 shall

divide a by

Jos.11.23. ch.44.6.

for in-
heritance, ye shall offer an oblation
unto the LORD, 2 an holy portion b
of the land: the length shall be
the length of five and twenty thou-7
sand reeds, and the breadth shall be m Je.22.3.
ten thousand. This shall be holy in
n ch.33.14,
all the borders thereof round about.
2 Of this there shall be for the 4 expulsions.
sanctuary five hundred c in length,
with five hundred in breadth, square
round about; and fifty cubits round
about for the 3 suburbs thereof.

o Ne.5.1.13.
p Le. 19.35,36


q Ex.30. 13.

Je 22.17.

of the land. shall be for the priests the ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister unto the LORD and it shall be a place for their houses, and an holy place for the sanctuary.

5 And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten thousand of breadth, shall also the Levites, the ministers ƒ of the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty chambers.g

6 And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the oblation of the holy portion: it shall be for

the whole house of Israel.

3 And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand and d in it shall 5 or, kid. be the sanctuary and the most holy or, thank. place. offerings.

4 The holy portion e of the land!

7 And h a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the possession of the city, before the oblation of the holy portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west side westward, and from the east side eastward: and the length shall be over against one of the portions, from the west border unto the east border.

8 In the land shall be his possession in Israel; and my princes i shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israel according k to their tribes.

9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove m violence and spoil, and execute judgment n and justice, take away your 4 exactions o from my people, saith the Lord GOD. 10 Ye shall have just balances, p and a just ephah, and a just bath. 11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.

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for the prince.

| without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare c his burnt-offering and his peace-offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate; then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.

3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door d of this gate before the LORD, in the sabbaths, and in the new moons.

4 And the burnt-offering that the e prince shall offer unto the LORD in the sabbath-day shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish.

18 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day of the month, thou shalt take a'u Le. 16. 16. young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary: u

5 And the meat-offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meatoffering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.

v ch.43.20.

w Le.4.27.

6 And in the day of the new moon Ex. 12. 18. it shall be a young bullock without Le.23.5,&c. blemish, and six lambs, and a ram: Nu.9.2.3. they shall be without blemish. De. 16. 1,&c. 7 And he shall prepare a meatoffering, an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain unto, and an hin of od to an ephah.

Political ordinances

EZEKIEL, XLVI. conciliation r for them, saith the B. C. 574. Lord GOD.

16 All the people of the land shall 7 give thus oblation s 8 for the prince in Israel.

r Le. 1.4.

be for.

17 And it shall be the prince's part to give t burnt-offermgs, and meat-offerings, and drink-offerings, s Ex.30.14,15. m the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemni-8 or, with. ties of the house of Israel: he shalit 2Ch.5.6. prepare the sin-offering, and the mcat-offering, and the burnt-offering, and the 9 peace-offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.

30.24. 35.7. Ezr. 1.5. 6-8,9.

19 And the priest shall take of the blood v of the sm-offering, and put at upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court.

20 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one that y Co.5.7,8. erreth, w and for him that is simple: so shall ye reconcile the house.

z Le.4.14.


21 In the first month, in the a Nu.28.15, fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened y bread b ch.46.5.7. shall be eaten.

22 And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself, and for all the people of the land a bullock z jor a sin-offering.

9 or, thank-

c Nu.29.12.

d De.16.13.

2 And the prince a shall enter by the way b of the porch of that gate

(CHAP. 46.)
a ver. 8.

ch. 44. 3.

21 And he shall prepare a meat-c Col. 1.28. offering b of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an hind Jno. 10.9. of oil for an ephah.

e ch.45.17.

g ver. 2.

25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth c day of the month, shall he do the like in the feast of the sevend days, according to the sinoffering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meatoffering, and according to the oil. CHAPTER XLVI. Ordinances for the prince in his wor-hEx.23.14-17. ship, and for the people. HUS saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that Jooketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.


23 And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt-offering to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven b Jno. 10.1-3. tereth by the way of the south rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid a of the goats daily for a sin-offering.

gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth over

against it.


1 the gift of
his hand,

De. 16.17.


ver. 5.

k ver. 2.

1 Ex.29.38.

8 Andy when the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way of the porch of that gate, and he shall go forth by the way thereof.

9 But when the people of the land shall come before the LORD in the solemn feasts, h he that entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that en

10 And the prince in the midst of them, when they go in, shall go m; and when they go forth, shall go forth.

11 And in the feasts, and in the solemnities, the meat-offering shall be an ephah to a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and to the lambs as he is able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.

12 Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt-offering or peace-offerings voluntarily unto the LORD, one shall then open him the gate k that looketh toward the east, and he shall prepare his burntoffering and his peace-offerings, as he did on the sabbath-day: then he shall go forth; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate.

13 Thou shalt daily prepare a

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