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The priests chambers. CHAP. XLII. XLIII.


The use of them. 679 door were cherubims and palm-trees | 9 And from under these chambers was made, and on the wall of the temple. the entry on the east side, as one goeth

21 The posts of the temple were into them from the outer court. squared, and the face of the sanctuary ; | 10 The chambers were in the thickthe appearance of the one as the appear ness of the wall of the court toward the ance of the other.

east, over against the separate place, 22 The altar of wood was three cubits and over against the building. bigh, and the length thereof two cubits; | 11 And the way before them was like and the corners thereof, and the length the appearance of the chambers which thereof, and the walls thereof, were of were toward the north, as long as they, wood : and he said unto me, This is the and as broad as they : and all their gotable that is before the LORD.

ings out were both according to their 23 And the temple and the sanctuary || fashions, and according to their doors. had two doors.

12 And according to the doors of the 24 And the doors had two leaves a chambers that were toward the south piece, two turning leaves ; two leaves i was a door in the head of the way, even for the one door, and two leaves for the the way directly before the wall toward other door.

the east, as one entereth into them. 25 And there were made on them, on 15 Then said he unto me, The the doors of the temple, cherubims and north chambers and the south chambers palm-trees, like as were made upon the which are before the separate place, they walls ; and there were thick planks upon be holy chambers, where the priests that the face of the porch without.

| approach unto the LORD shall eat the 26 And there were narrow windows most holy things : there shall they lay and palm-trees on the one side and on the the most holy things, and the meat-offerother side, on the sides of the porch, and ing, and the sin-oflering, and the trespassupon the side-chambers of the house, and offering ; for the place is holy, thick planks.

14 When the priests enter therein, CHAP. XLII.

then shall they not go out of the holy place 1 The priests chambers. 13 The use there into the outer court, but there they shall

of. 19 The outward court measured. | lay their garments wherein they minister; THEN he brought me forth into the for they are holy ; and shall put on other

1 outer court, the way toward the garments, and shall approach to those north : and he brought me into the Things which are for the people. chamber that was over against the sepa 15 Now when he had made an end of rate place, and which was before the measuring the inner house, he brought building toward the north.

me forth toward the gate whose pros2 Before the length of an hundred cu pect is toward the east, and measured it bits was the north door, and the breadth round about. was fifty cubits.

16 He measured the east side with the 3 Over against the twenty cubits which measuring reed, five hundred recds, with were for the inner court, and over a- | the measuring reed round about. gainst the pavement which was for the 17 He measured the north side, five outer court, was gallery against gallery in hundred reeds, with the measuring reed three stories.

round about. 4 And before the chambers was a walk | 18 He measured the south side, five of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of hundred reeds, with the measuring reed. one cubit ; and their doors toward the 19 F He turned about to the west side, north.

and measured five hundred reeds, with 5 Now the upper chambers were the measuring reed. shorter : for the galleries were higher 20 He measured it by the four sides : than these, than the lower, and than the it had a wall round about, five hundred middlemost of the building.

reeds long, and five hundred broad, to • 6 For they were in three stories, but make a separation between the sanctuary had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: and the profane place. therefore the building was straitened

CHAP. XLIII. more than the lowest and the middle 1 The returning of the glory of God inmost from the ground.

to the temple. 7 The sin of Israel hin7 And the wall that was without over dereth God's presence. against the chambers, toward the outer 1 AFTERWARD he brought me to court on the forepart of the chambers, A the gate, tuon the gate that looketh the length thereof was fifty cubits. toward the east :

8 For the length of the chambers that I 2 And behold, the glory of the God of were in the outer court was fifty cubits : Israel came from the way of the east; and and lo, before the temple were an hun- his voice was like a noise of many wadred cubits.

ters: and the earth shined with his glory.

680 The return of God's glory. EZEKIEL. Ordinances of the altar.

3 And it rvas according to the appear- || and from the altar and upward shall be ance of the vision which I saw, even ac- four horns. cording to the vision that I saw when I 16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits came to destroy the city: and the visions long, twelve broad, square in the four were like the vision that I saw by the squares thereof. river Chebar ; and I fell upon my face. 17 And the scitle shall be fourteen cul

4. And the glory of the LORD came into | bits long and fourteen broad in the four the house by the way of the gate whose : squares thereof; and the border about it prospect is toward the east.

shall be half a cubit; and the bottom 5 So the spirit took me up, and brought thereof shall be a cubit about; and his me into the inner court; and behold, the stairs shall look toward the east. glory of the Lord filled the house.

18 | And he said unto me, Son of man, 6 And I heard him speaking unto me out | thus saith the Lord God; These are the of the house ; and the man stood by me. ordinances of the altar in the day when

7 And he said unto me, Son of man, they shall make it, to offer burnt-offerings the place of my throne, and the place of thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon. the soles of my feet, where I will dwell 19 And thou shalt give to the priests in the midst of the children of Israel for the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, ever, and my holy name, shall the house which approach unto me, to minister unof Israel no more defile, neither they, to me, saith the Lord God, a young bulnor their kings, by their whoredom, nor lock for a sin-offering. by the carcases of their kings in their 20 And thou shalt take of the blood high places.

thereof, and put it on the four horns of 8 In their setting of their threshold by it, and on the four corners of the settle, my thresholds, and their posts by my and upon the border round about: thus posts, and the wall between me and them, shalt thou cleanse and purge it. they have even defiled my holy name by 21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of their abominations that they have com- the sin-offering, and he shall burn it in mitted : wherefore I have consumed them the appointed place of the house, without in mine anger.

the sanctuary. 9 Now let them put away their whore 22 And on the second day thou shalt dom, and the carcases of their kings, far offer a kid of the goats without blemish from me, and I will dwell in the midst | for a sin-offering; and they shall cleanse of them for ever.

the altar, as they did cleanse it with the 10 T Thou son of man, shiew the house bullock. to the house of Israel, that they may be 23 When thou hast made an end of ashamed of their iniquities: and let them cleansing it, thou shait offer a young bulmeasure the pattern).

| lock without blemish, and a ran out of 11 And if they be ashamed of all that! the flock without blemish. they have done, shew them the form of 24 And thou shalt offer them before the house, and the fashion thereof, and the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt the goings out thereof, and the comings upon them, and they shall offer them up in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and 1.for a burnt-offering unto the LORD. all the ordinances thereof, and all the il 25 Seven days shalt thou prepare every forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: day a goat for a sin-offering: they shall and write it in their sight, that they may also prepare a young bullock, and a ram keep the whole form thereof, and all the || out of the flock, without blemish. ordinances thereof, and do them.

26 Seven days shall they purge the al12 This is the law of the house; Upon tar and purify it ; and they shall consethe top of the mountain the whole limit i crate themselves. thereof round about shall be most holy. 27 And when these days are expired, Behold, this is the law of the house. it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and

13 And these are the measures of the so forward, the priests shall make your altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cu- || burnt-offerings upon the altar, and your bit and an "hand-breadth; even the bot- peace-offerings; and I will accept you, tom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a || saith the Lord God. cubit, and the border thereof by the edge

CHAP. XLIV. thereof round about shall be a span : and 1 The cast gate assigned only to the prince. this shall be the higher place of the altar. 9 Idolaters incapable of the priests of

14 And from the bottom upon the fice. 17 Ordinances for the priests. ground even to the lower settle shall be THEN he brought me back the way two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; 1 of the gate of the outward sanctuary and from the lesser settle even to the which looketh toward the east ; and it greater settle shall be four cubits, and was shut. the breadth one cubit.

2 Then said the LORD unto me; This 15 So the altar shall be four cubits; l' gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened,

The priests reproved. CHAP. XLIV. Ordinances of the firiesta. 681 and no man shall enter in by it ; because i 159 But the priests the Levites, the son the LORD the God of Israel hath enter- of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanced in by it, therefore it shall be shut. lary when the children of Israel went

3 It is for the prince ; the prince, he astray from me, they shall come near to shall sit in it to eat bread before the me to minister unto me, and they shall LORD; he shall enter by the way of the stand before me to offer unto me the fat porch of that gate, and shall go out by and the blood, saith the Lord God: the way of the same.

16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, 41 Then brought he me the way of the and they shall come near to my table, north gate before the house : and I look to minister unto me, and they shall keep ed, and behold, the glory of the LORD | my charge. filled the house of the LORD : and I fell # 17 1 And it shall come to pass, that upon my face.

when they enter in at the gates of the in5 And the Lord said unto me, Son of ner court, they shall be clothed with linen man, mark well, and behold with thine | garments; and no wool shall come upon eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I them, while they minister in the gates say unto thee concerning all the ordinan- of the inner court, and within. ces of the house of the LORD, and all the 18 They shall have linen bonnets upon laws thereof; and mark well the enter- || their heads, and shall have linen breeches ing in of the house, with every going upon their loins ; they shall not gird themforth of the sanctuary; .

selves with any thing that causeth sweat. 6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, 19 And when they go forth into the outeven to the house of Israel, Thus saith Il er court, even into the outer court to the the Lord God; () ye house of Israel, let people, they shall put off their garments it suffice you of all your abominations ; wherein they ministereil, and lay them

7 In that ye have brought into my in the holy chambers, and they shall put sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in on other garments ; and they shall not heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in | sanctify the people with their garments. my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, 20 Neither shall they shave their heads, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the nor suffer their locks to grow long ; they blood, and they have broken my cove- shall only poll their heads. nant because of all your abominationis. 21 Neither shall any priest drink wine,

8 And ye have not kept the charge of when they enter into the inner court. mine holy things : but ye have set keep- || 22 Neither shall they take for their ers of my charge in my sanctuary for wives a widow, nor her that is put away: yourselves.

but they shall take maidens of the seed 91 Thus saith the Lord God ; No || of the house of Israel, or a widow that stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor un- || had a priest before. circumcised in flesh, shall enter into my 23 And they shall teach my people the sanctuary, of any stranger that is among difference between the holy and profane,

and cause them to discern between the 10 And the Levites that are gone away far unclean and the clean. from me, when Israel went astray, which 24 And in controversy they shall stand went astray away from me after their in judgment ; and they shall judge it idols; they shall even bear their iniquity. | according to my judgments : and they

11 Yet they shall be ministers in my shall keep my laws and my statutes in sanctuary, having charge at the gates of all mine assemblies; and they shall halthe house, and ministering to the house : low my sabbaths. they shall slay the burnt-offering and the 25 And they shall come at no dead sacrifice for the people, and they shall | person to defile themselves : but for fastand before them to minister unto them. I ther, or for mother, or for son, or for

12 Because they ministered unto them | daughter, for brother, or for sister that before their idols, and caused the house hath had no husband, they may defile of Israel to fall into iniquity ; therefore themselves. have I lifted up mine hand against them, | 26 And after he is cleansed, they shall saith the Lord God, and they shall bear || reckon unto him seven days. their iniquity.

27 And in the day that he goeth into 13 And they shall not come near unto the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to me, to do the office of a priest unto me, Il minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer nor to come near to any of my holy || his sin-offering, saith the Lord God. things, in the most holy place : but they il 28 And it shall be unto them for an shall bear their shame, and their abomin- | inheritance : I am their inheritance: and ations which they have committed. ye shall give them no possession in Is

14 But I will make them keepers of the rael : I am their possession. charge of the house, forall the servicethere- || 29 They shall eat the meat-offering, of, and for all that shall be done therein. ll and the sin-offering, and the trespass.

682 The division of the land. EZEKIEL.

The prince's portion. offering; and every dedicated thing in and justice, take away your exactions Israel shall be theirs.

from my people, saith the Lord God. 30 And the first of all the first-fruits 10 Ye shall have just balances, and a of all things, and every oblation of all, of just ephah, and a just bath. every sort of your oblations, shall be the 11 The ephah and the bath shall be of priests : ye shall also give unto the priest one measure, that the bath may contain the first of your dough, that he may cause the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the blessing to rest in thine house.

the tenth part of an homer: the measure 31 The priest shall not eat of any thing thereof shall be after the homer. that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it 12 And the shekel shall be twenty gebe fowl or beast.

rahs: twenty shekels,fiveandtwenty shekCHAP. XLV.

els, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh. 1 The portion of land for the sanctuary, 13 This is the oblation that ye shall of

6 for the city, 7 and for the firince. fer; the sixth part of an ephah of an hoM OREOVER, when ye shall divide mer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth

I by lot the land for inheritance, yel part of an ephah of an homer of barley ; shall offer an oblation unto the LORD, an 14. Concerning the ordinance of oil, holy portion of the land : the length shall the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth be the length of five and twenty thousand part of a bath out of the cor, which is reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thou-an homer of ten baths : for ten baths are sand. This shall be holy in all the borders an homer: thereof round about.

| 15 And one lamb out of the flock, out 2 Of this there shall be for the sanc-I of two hundred, out of the fat pastures tuary five hundred in length, with five of Israel; for a meat-offering, and for a hundred in breadth, square round about ; || burnt-offering, and for peace-offerings, and fifty cubits round about for the sub to make reconciliation for them, saith the urbs thereof,

Lord God. 3 And of this measure shalt thou meas 1 16 All the people of the land shall give ure the length of five and twenty thou- this oblation for the prince in Israel. sand, and the breadth of ten thousand : 17 And it shall be the prince's part to and in it shall be the sanctuary and the give burnt-offerings, and meat-offerings, most holy place.

and drink-offerings, in the feasts, and in 4. The holy fortion of the land shall be the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in for the priests the ministers of the sanc- | all solemnities of the house of Israel : he tuary, which shall come near to minis- shall prepare the sin-offering, and the ter unto the LORD ; and it shall be a meat-offering, and the burnt-offering, and place for their houses, and an holy place the peace-offerings, to make reconciliafor the sanctuary.

tion for the house of Israel .. 5 And the five and twenty thousand of 18 Thus saith the Lord. GOD ; In the length, and the ten thousand of breadth, || first month, in the first day of the month, shall also the Levites, the ministers of the thon shalt take a young bullock without house, have for themselves, for a posses- blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary : sion for twenty chambers.

19 And the priest shall take of the | 6 And ye shall appoint the possession blood of the sin-offering, and put it upon of the city five thousand broad, and five the posts of the house, and upon the four and twenty thousand long, over against corners of the settle of the altar, and upthe oblation of the holy portion : it shall on the posts of the gate of the inner court. be for the whole house of Israel.

20 And so thou shalt do the seventh 7 9 And a portion shall be for the day of the month for every one that errprince on the one side and on the other eth, and for him that is simple : so shall side of the oblation of the holy portion, li ye reconcile the house. and of the possession of the city, before 21 In the first month, in the fourteenth the oblation of the holy portion, and be- || day of the month, ye shall have the passfore the possession of the city, from the over, a feast of seven days ; unleavened west side westward, and from the east bread shall be eaten.. side east ward : and the length shall be 1 22 And upon that day shall the prince over against one of the portions, from the prepare for himself and for all the people west border unto the east border.

of the land a bullock for a sin-offering. 8 In the land shall be his possession in 23 And seven days of the feast he shall Israel : and my princes shall no more prepare a burnt-offering to the Lord, oppress my people ; and the rest of the seven bullocks and seven rams without land shall they give to the house of Israel i blemish daily the seven days; and a kid according to their tribes.

of the goats daily for a sin-offering. 91 Thus saith the Lord God; Let it 24 And he shall prepare a meat-offering suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah violence and spoil, and execute judgment for a ram, and an hin of oil for an ephah. .

Ordinances for the prince. CHAP. XLVE. i · His inheritance. 683

25 In the seventh month, in the fif || 12 Now when the prince shall prepare teenth day of the month, shall he do the || a voluntary burnt-offering or peace-oflike in the feast of the seven days, accord- | ferings voluntarily unto the LORD, one ing to the sin-offering, according to the shall than open him the gate that lookburnt-offering, and according to the meat- | eth toward the east, and he shall prepare offering, and according to the oil.

his burnt-offering and his peace-offerCHAP. XLVI.

ings, as he did on the sabbath day : then 1 Ordinances for the prince in his wor- he shall go forth ; and after his going

shif, 9 and for the people. forth on, shall shut the gate. THUS saith the Lor God; The gate 13 Thou suit daily prepare a burnt

1 of the inner court that looketh to offering unto the Lord of a lamb of the ward the east shall be shut the six work first year without blemish : thoa shalt ing days; but on the sabbath it shall be prepare it every morning. opened, and in the day of the new moon 14 And thou shalt prepare a meat-ofit shall be opened.

fering for it every morning, the sixth 2 And the prince shall enter by the part of an ephah, and the third part of way of the porch of that gate without, l an hin of oil, to temper with the fine and shall stand by the post of the gate, flour ; a meat-offering continually by a and the priest shall prepare his burnt perpetual ordinance unto the LORD. offering and his peace-offerings, and he 15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, shall worship at the threshold of the gate: and the meat-offering, and the oil, every then he shall go forth; but the gate shall morning for a continual burnt-offering. not be shut until the evening.

16 9 Thus saith the Lord God; If the 3 Likewise the people of the land shall || prince give a gift unto any of his sons, worship at the door of this gate before the inheritance thereof shall be his sons; the Lord in the sabbaths and in the new l it shall be their possession by inheritance. moons.

17 But if he gave a gift of his inherit4 And the burnt-offering that the ance to one of his servants, then it shall prince shall offer unto the LORD in the be his to the year of liberty ; after it sabbath day shall be six lambs without shall return to the prince: but his inherblemish, and a ram without blemish. itance shall be his sons for them.

5 And the meat-offering shall be an 18 Moreover the prince shall not take ephah for a ram, and the meat-offering of the people's inheritance by oppression, for the lambs as he shall be able to give, to thrust them out of their possession; but and an hin of oil to an ephah.

he shall give his sons inheritance out of 6 And in the day of the new moon it his own possession: that my people be not shall be a young bullock without blemish, scattered every man from his possession. and six lambs, and a ram; they shall be 19 9 After he brought me through the without blemish.

entry, which was at the side of the gate, 7 And he shall prepare a meat-offer into the holy chambers of the priests, ing, an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah which looked toward the north : and for a ram, and for the lambs according behold, there was a place on the two sides as his hand shall attain unto, and an hin westward. of oil to an ephah.

20 Then said he unto me, This is the 8 And when the prince shall enter, he place where the priests shall boil the tresshall go in by the way of the porch of pass-offering and the sin-offering, where that gate, and he shall go forth by the they shall bake the meat-offering ; that way thereot,

they bear them not out into the outer 9 9 But when the people of the land court, to sanctify the people. shall come before the Lord in the solemn 21 Then he brought me forth into the feast, he that entereth in by the way of outer court, and caused me to pass by the the north gate to worship shall go out by | four corners of the court ; and behold, the way of the south gate ; and he that in every corner of the court there was a entereth by the way of the south gate court. shall go forth by the way of the north 22 In the four corners of the court there gate ; he shall not return by the way of were courts joined of forty cubits long the gate whereby he came in, but shall and thirty broad; these four corners were go forth over against it.

of one measure. 10 And the prince in the midst of them, 23 And there was a row of building when they go in, shall go in ; and when || round about in them, round about them they go forth, shall go forth.

four, and it was made with boiling places 11 And in the feasts and in the solem | under the rows round about. nities the meat-offering shall be an ephah | 24 Then said he unto me, These are to a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and the places of them that boil, where the to the lambs as he is able to give, and an ministers of the house shall boil the saorihin of oil to an ephah.

Il fice of the people.

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