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The return of God's glory. EZEKIEL,

Ordinances of the altar. AFTERWARD he brought me to the the forms thereof, and all the ordigate, even the gate that looketh to nances thereof, and all the forms ward the east :

thereof, and all the laws thereof: 2 And, behold, the glory of the God and write it in their sight, that they of Israel came from the way of the may keep the whole form thereof, east: and his voice wus like a noise and all the ordinances thereof, and of many waters : and the earth shined do them. with his glory.

12 This is the law of the house; 3. And it was according to the ap- Upon the top of the mountain the pearance of the vision which I saw, whole limit thereof round about shall even according to the vision that I saw be most holy. Behold, this is the law when I came to destroy the city: and of the house. the visions were like the vision that I 13 | And these are the measures of saw by the river Chebar; and I fell the altar after the cubits : The cubit upon my face.

is a cubit and an hand breadth; even 4 And the glory of the LORD came the bottom shall be a cubit, and the into the house by the way of the gate breadth a cubit, and the border therewhose prospect is toward the east. of by the edge thereof round about

5 So the spirit took me up, and shall be a span; and this shall be the brought me into the inner court; and, higher place of the altar. behold, the glory of the LORD filled 14 And from the bottom upon the the house.

ground even to the lower settle shall 6 And I heard him speaking unto be two cubits, and the breadth one me out of the house; and the man cubit; and from the lesser settle eden stood by me.

to the greater settle shall be four cu7 And he said unto me, Son of bits, and the breadth one cubit. man, the place of my throne, and the 15 So the altar shall be four cubits; place of the soles of my feet, where I and from the altar and upward shall will dwell in the midst of the children be four horns. of Israel for ever, and my holy name,

16 And the altar shall be twelve cushall the house of Israel no more de- bits long, twelve broad, square in the tile, neither they, nor their kings, by four squares thereof. their whoredom, nor by the carcases 17 And the settle shall be fourteen of their kings in their high places. cubits long and fourteen broad in the

8 In their setting of their threshold four squares thereof; and the border by my thresholds, and their post by about it shall be half a cubit; and the my posts, and the wall between me bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and them, they have even defiled my and his stairs shall look toward the holy name by their abominations that east. they have committed : wherefore I 18 And he said unto me, Son of have consumed them in mine anger. man,

thus saith the Lord God; These 9 Now let them put away their are the ordinances of the altar in the whoredom, and the carcases of their day when they shall make it, to offer kings, far from me, and I will dwell burnt offerings thereon, and to sprinin the midst of them for ever.

kle blood thereon. 10 Thou son of man, shew the 19 And thou shalt give to the priests house to the house of Israel, that they the Levites that be of the seed of may be ashamed of their iniquities : Zadok, which approach unto me, to and let them measure the pattern. minister unto me, saith the Lord

11 And if they be ashamed of all God, a young bullock for a sin ofthat they have done, shew them the fering. form of the house, and the fashion 20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and the goings out thereof, thereof, and put it on the four homs and the comings in thereof, and, all of it, and on the sour corners of the

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The priests reproved.


Idolaters' incapability. settle, and upon the border round the porch of that gate, and shall go about: thus shalt thou cleanse and out by the way of the same.

4 | Then brought he me the way of 21 Thou shalt take the bullock also the north gate before the house : and of the sin offering, and he shall burn I looked, and, behold, the glory of it in the appointed place of the house, the LORD filled the house of the without the sanctuary.

LORD: and I fell upon my face. 22 And on the second day thou 5 And the LORD said unto me, Son shalt offer a kid of the goats without of man, mark well, and behold with blemish for a sin offering; and they thine eyes, and hear with thine ears shall cleanse the altar, as they did all that I say unto thee concerning all cleanse it with the bullock.

the ordinances of the house of the 23 When thou hast made an end of LORD, and all the laws thereof; and cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young mark well the entering in of the house, bullock without blemish, and a ram with every going forth of the sancout of the fiock without blemish.

tuary. 24 And thou shalt offer them before 6 And thou shalt say to the rebelthe LORD, and the priests shall cast lious, even to the house of Israel, Thus salt upon them, and they shall offer saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of them up for a burnt offering unto the Israel, let it suffice you of all your LORD.

abominations, . 25 Seven days shalt thou prepare 7 In that ye have brought into my every day a goat for a sin offering : sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in they shall also prepare a young bul heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to lock, and a sam out of the Hock, be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even without blemish.

my house, when ye offer my bread, 26 Seven days shall they purge the the fat and the blood, and they have altar and purify it; and they shall broken my covenant because of all consecrate themselves.

your abominations. 27 And when these days are expired, 8. And ye have not kept the charge it shall be, that upon the eighth day, of mine holy things; but ye have set and so forward, the priests shall make keepers of my charge in my sanctuary your burnt offerings upon the altar, for yourselves. and your peace offerings; and I will 9 Thus saith the Lord God; No accept you, saith the Lord God.

stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor

uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into CHAP. XLIV.

my sanctgary, of any stranger that is i The east gate assigned only to the prince. The priests reproved for polluting of the sanc

the children of Israel.

among tuary. 9 Idolaters uncapable of the priest's

10 And the Levites that are gone office. 15 The sons of Zadok are accepted away far from me, when Israel went thereto. 17 Ordinances for the priests.

astray, which went astray away from Then he brought me back the way me after their idols; they shall even of the gate of the outward sanctuary bear their iniquity. which looketh toward the east; and 11 Yet they shall be ministers in my it was shut.

sanctuary, having charge at the gates 2 Then said the LORD unto me; of the house, and ministering to the This gate shall be shut, it shall not be house : they shall slay the burnt ofopened, and no man shall enter in by fering and the sacrifice for the people, it; because the LORD, the God of and they shall stand before them to Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore minister unto them. it shall be shut.

12 Because they ministered unto, 3 It is for the prince; the prince, he them before their idols, and caused shall sit in it to eat bread before the the house of. Israel to fall into iniLORD;

he shall enter by the way of quity; therefore have I lifted up mine.

Zadok's sons accepted.

EZEKIEL, The divisions of the land, hand against them, saith the Lord away: but they shall take maidens of God, and they shall bear their ini- the seed of the house of Israel, or a quity.

widow that had a priest before. 13 And they shall not come near 23 And they shall teach my people unto me, to do the office of a priest the difference between the holy and unto me, nor to come near to any of profane, and cause them to discern my holy things, in the most holy place: between the unclean and the clean. but they shall bear their shame, and 24 And in controversy they shall their abominations which they have stand in judgment; and they shall committed.

judge it according to my judgments : 14 But I will make them keepers and they shall keep my laws and my of the charge of the house, for all the statutes in all mine assemblies; and service thereof, and for all that shall they shall hallow my sabbaths. be done therein.

25 And they shall come at no dead 15 But the priests the Levites, the person to defile themselves: but for sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of father, or for mother, or for son, or my sanctuary when the children of for daughter, for brother, or for sister Israel went astray from me, they shall that hath had no husband, they may come near to me to minister unto me, defile themselves. and they shall stand before me to 26 And after he is cleansed, they offer unto me the fat and the blood, shall reckon unto him seven days. saith the Lord God:

27 And in the day that he goeth into 16 They shall enter into my sanc the sanctuary, unto the inner court, tuary, and they shall come near to my to minister in the sanctuary, he shall table, to minister unto me, and they offer his sin offering, saith the LORD shall keep my charge.

God. 17 And it shall come to pass,

that 28 And it shall be unto them for an when they enter in at the gates of the inheritance: I am their inheritance: inner court, they shall be clothed with and ye shall give them no possession linen garments; and no wool shall in Israel: I am their possession. come upon them, whiles they minister 29 They shall eat the meat offering, in the gates of the inner court, and and the sin offering, and the trespass

offering; and every dedicated thing 18 They shall have linen bonnets in Israel shall be their's. upon their heads, and shall have linen 30 And the first of all the firstfruits breeches upon their loins; they shall of all things, and every oblation of all, not gird themselves with any thing that of every sort of your oblations, shall causeth sweat.

be the priest's: ye shall also give unto 19 And when they go forth into the the priest the tirst of your dough, that utter court, even into the utter court he may cause the blessing to rest in to the people, they shall put off their thine house. garments wherein they ministered, 31 The priest shall not eat of any and lay them in the holy chambers, thing that is dead of itself, or tori, and they shall put on other garments; whether it be fowl or beast. and they shall not sanctify the people

CHAP. XLV. with their garments.

1 The portion of land for the sanctuary, 6 for the 20 Neither shall they shave their city, 7 and for the prince. 9 Ordinances for heads, nor suffer their locks to grow

the prince. long; they shall only poll their heads. Moreover, when ye shall divide

21 Neither shall any priest drink by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall wine, when they enter into the inner offer an oblation unto the LORD, an court.

holy portion of the land: the length 22 Neither shall they take for their shall be the length of tive and twenty wives a widow, nor her that is put thousand reeds, and the breadth shall


The divisions of the land. CHAP. XLV. Ordinances for the princes. be ten thousand. This shall be holy 11 The ephah and the bath shall be in all the borders thereof round about. of one measure, that the bath may

2 Of this there shall be for the contain the tenth part of an homer, sanctuary five hundred in length, with and the ephah the tenth part of an five hundred in breadth, square round homer: the measure thereof shall be about; and fifty cubits round about after the homer. for the suburbs thereof.

12 And the shekel shall be twenty 3 And of this measure shalt thou gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty measure the length of five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your thousand, and the breadth of ten maneh. thousand : and in it shall be the sanc 13 This is the oblation that


shall tuary and the most holy place. offer; the sixth part of an ephah of

4 The holy portion of the land shåll an homer of wheat, and ye shall give be for the priests, the ministers of the the sixth part of an ephah of an hosanctuary, which shall come near to mer of barley. minister unto the LORD: and it shall 14 Concerning the ordinance of oil, be a place for their houses, and an the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth holy place for the sanctuary.

part of a bath out of the cor, which is 5 And the five and twenty thousand an homer of ten baths; for ten baths of length, and the ten thousand of are an homer: breadth, shall also the Levites, the 15 And one lamb out of the flock, ministers of the house, have for them out of two hundred, out of the fat selves, for a possession for twenty pastures of Israel ; for a meat offering, chambers.

and for a burnt offering, and for peace 6 And ye shall appoint the pos- offerings, to make reconciliation for session of the city five thousand broad, them, saith the Lord God. and five and twenty thousand long, 16 All the people of the land shall over against the oblation of the holy give this oblation for the prince in portion: it shall be for the whole Israel. house of Israel.

17 And it shall be the prince's part ? [ And a portion shall be for the to give burnt offerings, and meat offerprince on the one side and on the ings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, other side of the oblation of the holy and in the new moons, and in the portion, and of the possession of the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the city, before the oblation of the holy house of Israel; he shall prepare the portion, and before the possession of sin offering, and the meat offering, and the city, from the west side westward, the burnt offering, and the peace offerand from the east side eastward : and ings, to make reconciliation for the the length shall be over against one of house of Israel. the portions, from the west border 18 Thus saith the Lord God; In unto the east border.

the first month, in the first day of the 8 In the land shall be his possession month, thou shalt take a young bulin Israel: and my princes shall no lock without blemish, and cleanse more oppress my people, and the rest the sanctuary: of the land shall they give to the house 19 And the priest shall take of the of Israel according to their tribes. blood of the sin offering, and put it

9 Thus saith the Lord God; Let upon the posts of the house, and it suffice

you, () princes of Israel : upon the four corners of the settle of remove violence and spoil

, and exe- the altar, and upon the posts of the cute judgment and justice, take away gate of the inner court. your exactions from my people, saith 20 And so thou shalt do the seventh the Lord God.

day of the month for every one that 10 Ye shall have just balances, and erreth, and for him that is simple: a just ephah, and a just bath. so shall ye reconcile the house.

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Religious rites for the prince, EZEKIEL,

und for the people. 21 In the first month, in the four-| for the lambs as he shall be able to teenth day of the month, ye shall have give, and an hin of oil to an ephah. the passover, a feast of seven days; 6 And in the day of the new moon, unleavened bread shall be eaten. it shall be a young bullock without

22 And upon that day shall the blemish, and six lambs, and a ram: prince prepare for himself and for all they shall be without blemish. the people of the land a bullock for 7 And he shall prepare a meat ofa sin offering.

fering, an ephah for a bullock, and an 23 And seven days of the feast he ephah for a ram, and for the lambs shall prepare a burnt offering to the according as his hand shall attain LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams unto, and an hin of oil to an epbah. without blemish daily the seven days; 8 And when the prince shall enter, and a kid of the goats daily for a sin he shall go in by the way of the porch offering.

of that gate, and he shall go forth by 24 And he shall prepare a meat of the thereof. fering of an ephah for a bullock, and 9 But when the people of the land an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil shall come before the Lord in the for an ephah.

solemn feasts, he that entereth in by 25 In the seventh month, in the fif- the way of the north gate to worship teenth day of the month, shall he do shall go out by the way of the south the like in the feast of the seven days, gate; and he that entereth by the way according to the sin offering, accord- of the south gate shall go forth by the ing to the burnt offering, and accord- way of the north gate : he shall not ing to the meat offering, and according return by the way of the gate whereby to the oil.

he came in, but shall go forth over CHAP. XLVI.'

against it. 1 Ordinunces for the prince in his worship, 9 and 10 And the prince in the midst of for the people. 16 An order for the prince's in them, when they go in, shall go in;

heritance. 19 The courts for boiling and baking and when they go forth, shall go forth. Thus saith the Lord God; The gate 11 And in the feasts and in the soof the inner court that looketh towardlemnities the meat offering shall be an the east shall be shut the six working ephah to a bullock, and an ephah to a days; but on the sabbath it shall be ram, and to the lambs as he is able to opened, and in the day of the new give, and an hin of oil to ani ephah. moon it shall be opened.

12 Now when the prince shall pre2 And the prince shall enter by the pare a voluntary burnt offering or peace way of the porch of that gate without, offerings voluntarily unto the LORD, and shall stand by the post of the gate, one shall then open him the gate that and the priests shall prepare his burnt looketh toward the east, and he shall offering and his peace offerings, and prepare his burnt offering and his peace he shall worship at the threshold of Offerings, as he did on the sabbath the gate: then he shall go forth; but the day: then he shall go forth; and after gate shall not be shut until the evening. his going forth one shall shut the gate.

3 Likewise the people of the land 13 Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt shall worship at the door of this gate offering unto the Lord of a lamb of before the Lord in the sabbaths and the first year without blemish : thou in the new moons.

shalt prepare it

every morning. 4 And the burnt offering that the 14 And thou shalt prepare a meat prince shall offer unto the LORD in offering for it every morning, the sixth the sabbath day shall be six lambs part of an ephah, and the third part of without blemish, and a ram without an hin of oil, to temper with the fine blemish.

flour; a meat offering continually by 5 And the meat offering shall be an a perpetual ordinance unto the LORD ephah for a ram, and the meat offering 15 Thus shall they prepare the

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