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The east gate assigned only to the prince. EZEKIEL. Idolaters incapable of the priest's office of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.


appointed place of the house, without 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.


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4 ¶ Then brought he me the way 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

23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young bul-man, "mark well, and behold with thine lock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.

24 And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt-offering unto the LORD.

25 % Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin-offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.


26 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.


27 1 And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt-offerings upon the altar, and your 'peace-offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord God.


1 The east gate assigned only to the prince. 4 The priests reproved for polluting of the sanctuary. 9 Idolaters incapable of the priest's office. 15 The sons of Zadok are accepted thereto. 17 Ordinances for the priests. [BEFORE CHRIST 574.]

THEN he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.



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,

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7 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in house, my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my 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. 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 2 Then said the LORD unto me; This idols; they shall even bear their iniquity. 11 Yet they shall be ministers in my of gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because sanctuary, having charge at the the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered the house, and ministering to the house: in by it, therefore it shall be shut. they shall slay the burnt-offering and the prince, he sacrifice for the people, and "they shall stand before them to minister unto them. 12 Because they ministered unto them

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The sons of Zadok are accepted thereto. CHAP. XLIV.

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Ordinances for the priests.

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before their idols, and d caused the house || wd caused the house 21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have when they enter into the inner court. [ * lifted up mine hand against them, saith 22 Neither shall they take for their wives the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their a widow, nor her that is put away: but iniquity. they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.

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.

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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 outer court, even into the outer court to the ple, 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.

Isai. 9. 16. Mal. 2.8. d Heb. were for a stumbling-block of iniquity unto, &c. ch. 14.3, 4. Ps. 106. 26. y 2 Kings 23. 9. Num. 18.3. z ch. 32. 30. & 36. 7. a Num. 18. 4. 1 Chr 23.28,32. b ch. 40. 46. & 43. 19. c 1 Sam. 2. 35. d ver. 10. e Deut. 10. 8. fver. 7. g chap. 41. 22. Ex. 28. 39, 40, 43. & 39. 27, 28. i Ex. 28. 40, 42. & 39. 28. e Or, in sweating places. feb. in, or, with sweat. k ch. 42. 14. 1 ch. 46. 20. See Ex 29. 37, & 30, 29, Lev, 6. 27 Matt. 23. 17, 19. m Lev, 21. 5 a Lev. 10. 9. a Lev. 21. 7, 13, 14. g Hleb. thrust


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.

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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 kb first of all the first-fruits 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 priest shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

forth. h Heb. from a priest. p Lev. 10. 10, 11. ch. 22. 26. Mal. 2. 7. q Deut. 17.8, &c. 2 Chron. 19. 8, 10. r See ch. 22. 26. s Lev. 21. 1, &c. t Nr. 6. 10. & 19. 11, &c. u vet. 17. x Lev. 4. 3. y Num. 18. 20. Deut. 10. 9. & 18. 1, 2. Josh. 13. 14, 33. z Lev. 6. 18, 29. & 7. 6. a Lev. 27. 1, 28. compared with Num. 18. 14. i Or, derated. kr, chief. b Ex. 13. 2. & 22. 29, 30. & 23. 19. Num. 3. 13. & 18. 12, 13 c Num. 15. 20. Nch. 10.3 Prov. 3. 9, 10. Mal. 3. 10. Ex. 22. 31. Lev. 22 8

The portion of land for the sanctuary, &c. EZEKIEL.



Ordinances for the prince

Israel: and my princes shall no more op

1 The portion of land for the sanctuary, 6 for the city, 7 and for the prince 9 Ordinances for the prince. [BEFORE press my people; and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israe' according to their tribes.

CHRIST 574.]




OREOVER," when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the LORD, an holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about.


2 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length, with five hundred

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11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain in breadth, square round about; and fifty the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah cubits round about for the suburbs thereof. the tenth part of an homer: the measure 3 And of this measure shalt thou mea-thereof shall be after the homer.


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sure the length of five and twenty thousand, 12 And the shekel shall be twenty geand the breadth of ten thousand rahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty sheit shall be the sanctuary and the most holy kels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh. place. 13 This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of barley:


4 The holy portion 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 of the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty chambers.

6 ¶h 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.

7 ¶ And 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

CHAP. XLV. a Heb. when ye cause the land to fall. a chap. 47. 22. b chap. 48. 8. Heb, holiness. c ch. 42. 20. c Or, void places. ch. 48. 10. e ver. 1. ch. 48. 10, &c. fch. 48. 13. g See ch. 40 17. h ch. 48. 15. ich. 48. 21. k chap. 46 8. See Jer. 22 17.

14 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is an homer of ten baths; for ten baths are an homer:

15 And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel; for a meat-offering, and for a burntoffering, and for peace-offerings, Pto make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord GOD.

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16 All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel.


17 And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt-offerings, and meat-offerings, and drink-offerings, in the feasts, and in the new-moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin-offering, and the meat-offering, and the burnt-offering, and the peace-offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.

18 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day of the month, thou

ch. 22. 27. 1 ch. 44. 6. m Jer. 22. 3. d Heh, expulsions, n Lev. 19. 35, 36. Prox. 11
o Ex. 30. 13. Lev. 27. 25. Num. 3. 47.
g Heb. shall be for. hOr, with. i Or, thank-offerings.
e Or, kid. f Or. thank offerings. Lov. 1. A

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


21 In the first month, in the fourteenth

and people in their worship.

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 of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new-moons.

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


5 And the meat-offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meat-offering for day of the month, ye shall have the pass-the lambs " as he shall be able to give, and over, a feast of seven days; unleavened an hin of oil to an ephah.

bread shall be eaten.


6 And in the day of the new-moon it shall

22 And upon that day shall the prince be a young bullock without blemish, and prepare for himself and for all the people six lambs, and a ram: they shall be withof the land "a bullock for a sin-offering. out blemish. 23 And * seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt-offering to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin-offering.

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7 And he shall.prepare a meat-offering, 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 oil to an ephah.


8 And 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.

24 And he shall prepare a meat-offering of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an ephah. 25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in 9 But when the people of the land the feast of the seven days, according to shall come before the LORD in the solemn the sin-offering, according to the burnt-feasts, he that entereth in by the way of offering, and according to the meat-offering, and according to the oil.


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2 And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt-offering and his peace-offerings, and he shall worship at

q Lov, 16. 16. r ch. 43. 20. 8 Lev. 4. 27. t Ex. 12. 18. Lev. 23. 5, 6. Num. 9. 2, 3. & 28. 16, 17. Deut. 16. 1, &c. u Lev. 4. 14. x Lev. 23. 8. y See Num. 28. 15, 22, 30, & 29. 5, 11, 16, 19, &c. z ch. 46. 5,7 a Lev. 23. 33. Num. 29. 12. Dent. 16. 13.


the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth by the way of the south 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.

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

prince shall

12 Now when the prepare a CHAP. XLVI. a ch. 44. 3. ver 8. bch. 45. 17. c ch. 45. 29. vor. 7, 11. a Heb. the gift of his hand. Deut. 16. 17. d vor. 2. e Exod. 23. 14-17. Deut. 16 16. fver. 5.


The vision of the holy waters.

21 Then he brought me forth into the outer court, and caused me to pass by the four corners of the court; and, behold, ʻin every corner of the court there was a court.

In order for the prince's inheritance. voluntary burnt-offering or peace-offerings voluntarily unto the LORD, & one shall then open him the gate that looketh toward the east, and he shall prepare his burnt-offering 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. thirty broad: these four corners were of 13 Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt-one measure.



22 In the four corners of the court there were courts joined of forty cubits long and

offering unto the LORD of a lamb of the 23 And there was a row of building first year without blemish: thou shalt pre-round about in them, round about them four, pare it every morning. and it was made with boiling-places under the rows round about.

14 And thou shalt prepare a meat-offering for it every morning, the sixth part of 24 Then said he unto me, These are the an ephah, and the third part of an hin of oil, places of them that boil, where the ministo temper with the fine flour; a meat-offer-ters of the house shall boil the sacrifice ing continually by a perpetual ordinance of the people. unto the LORD.

15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the meat-offering, and the oil, every morning for a continual burnt-offering.

16 Thus saith the Lord God; If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall be their possession by inheritance.


17 But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be his sons' for them.


18 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession: that my people be not scattered every man from his possession. 19¶ After he brought me through the entry, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers of the priests, which looked toward the north: and, behold, there was a place on the two sides westward.

20 Then said he unto me, This is the place where the priests shall boil the trespass-offering and the sin-offering, where they shall bake the meat-offering; that they bear them not out into the outer court, "to sanctify the people.


gch. 44. 3. ver. 2. h Ex. 29. 38. Num. 28. 3. b Heb. a son of his year. c Heb. morning by morning. Lev. 25. 10. k ch. 45. 8. 12 Chron. 35. 13. m Lev. 2. 4, 5, 7. n ch. 4 19. e Heb. a court in a corner of a court, and a court in a corner of a court. for,




The vision of the holy waters. 6 The virtue of them. 13 The borders of the land. 22 The division of it by lot. [BEFORE CHRIST 574.]

FTERWARD he brought me again


unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the fore-front of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.


2 Then brought he me out of the of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the outer gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.

3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; 'the "waters were to the ancles.

4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.

5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.

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o See ver. 20. CHAP. XLVII. a Joel 31
Zech. 13. 1. & 14. 8. Rev. 22. 1. bch. 40. 3.
a Heb. waters of the clestick
ters of swimming.

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