Ezekiel 43-45 Young’s Literal Translation

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The Glory of the LORD Fills the Temple

43 1  And he causeth me to go to the gate, the gate that is looking eastward. 2  And lo, the honour of the God of Israel hath come from the way of the east, and His voice 'is' as the noise of many waters, and the earth hath shone from His honour. 3  And according to the appearance 'is' the appearance that I saw, as the appearance that I saw in my coming in to destroy the city, and the appearances 'are' as the appearance that I saw at the river Chebar, and I fall on my face. 4  And the honour of Jehovah hath come in unto the house, the way of the gate whose face 'is' eastward. 5  And take me up doth the Spirit, and bringeth me in unto the inner court, and lo, the honour of Jehovah hath filled the house.

The Ordinances of the Temple

6  And I hear one speaking unto me from the house, and a man hath been standing near me,

7  and He saith unto me: 'Son of man, the place of My throne, And the place of the soles of My feet, Where I dwell in the midst of the sons of Israel to the age, Defile no more do the house of Israel My holy name, They, and their kings, by their whoredom, And by the carcases of their kings—their high places. 8  In their putting their threshold with My threshold, And their door-post near My door-post, And the wall between Me and them, And they have defiled My holy name, By their abominations that they have done, And I consume them in Mine anger. 9  Now do they put far off their whoredom, And the carcases of their kings—from Me, And I have dwelt in their midst to the age. 10  Thou, son of man, Shew the house of Israel the house, And they are ashamed of their iniquities, And they have measured the measurement. 11  And since they have been ashamed of all that they have done, The form of the house, and its measurement, And its outlets, and its inlets, and all its forms, And all its statutes, even all its forms, And all its laws cause them to know, And write 'it' before their eyes, And they observe all its forms, And all its statutes, and have done them. 12  This 'is' a law of the house: on the top of the mountain, all its border all round about 'is' most holy; lo, this 'is' a law of the house.

13  'And these 'are' measures of the altar by cubits: The cubit 'is' a cubit and a handbreadth, and the centre 'is' a cubit, and a cubit the breadth; and its border on its edge round about 'is' one span, and this 'is' the upper part of the altar. 14  And from the centre of the ground unto the lower border 'is' two cubits, and the breadth one cubit, and from the lesser border unto the greater border four cubits, and the breadth a cubit. 15  'And the altar 'is' four cubits, and from the altar and upward 'are' four horns. 16  And the altar 'is' twelve long by twelve broad, square in its four squares. 17  And the border 'is' fourteen long by fourteen broad, at its four squares, and the border round about it 'is' half a cubit, and the centre to it 'is' a cubit round about, and its steps are looking eastward.' 18  And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: These 'are' statutes of the altar in the day of its being made to cause burnt-offering to go up on it, and to sprinkle on it blood. 19  And thou hast given unto the priests, the Levites, who 'are' of the seed of Zadok—who are near unto Me, an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, to serve Me—a calf from the herd, for a sin-offering. 20  And thou hast taken of its blood, and hast put it on its four horns, and on the four corners of its border, and on the border round about, and hast cleansed it, and purified it. 21  And thou hast taken the bullock of the sin-offering, and hast burnt it in the appointed place of the house at the outside of the sanctuary. 22  And on the second day thou dost bring near a kid of the goats, a perfect one, for a sin-offering, and they have cleansed the altar, as they cleansed 'it' for the bullock. 23  In thy finishing cleansing, thou dost bring near a calf, a son of the herd, a perfect one, and a ram out of the flock, a perfect one. 24  And thou hast brought them near before Jehovah, and the priests have cast upon them salt, and have caused them to go up, a burnt-offering to Jehovah. 25  Seven days thou dost prepare a goat for a sin-offering daily, and a bullock, a son of the herd, and a ram out of the flock, perfect ones, do they prepare. 26  Seven days they purify the altar, and have cleansed it, and filled their hand. 27  And the days are completed, and it hath come to pass on the eighth day, and henceforth, the priests prepare on the altar your burnt-offerings and your peace-offerings, and I have accepted you—an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.'

44 1  And he causeth me to turn back the way of the gate of the outer sanctuary that is looking eastward, and it is shut. 2  And Jehovah saith unto me, 'This gate is shut, it is not opened, and none doth go in by it, for Jehovah, God of Israel, hath come in by it, and it hath been shut. 3  The prince, who 'is' prince, he sitteth by it to eat bread before Jehovah, by the way of the porch of the gate he cometh in, and by its way he goeth out.'

4  And he bringeth me in the way of the north gate unto the front of the house, and I look, and lo, filled hath the honour of Jehovah the house of Jehovah, and I fall on my face. 5  And Jehovah saith unto me, 'Son of man, set thy heart, and see with thine eyes, and with thine ears hear, all that I am speaking with thee, of all the statutes of the house of Jehovah, and of all its laws; and thou hast set thy heart to the entrance of the house, with all the outlets of the sanctuary, 6  and hast said unto the rebellious, unto the house of Israel: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Enough to you—of all your abominations, O house of Israel. 7  In your bringing in sons of a stranger, uncircumcised of heart, and uncircumcised of flesh, to be in My sanctuary, to pollute it, even My house, in your bringing near My bread, fat, and blood, and they break My covenant by all your abominations, 8  and ye have not kept the charge of My holy things, and ye set 'them' for keepers of My charge in My sanctuary for you. 9  'Thus said the Lord Jehovah: No son of a stranger, uncircumcised of heart, and uncircumcised of flesh, cometh in unto My sanctuary, even any son of a stranger, who 'is' in the midst of the sons of Israel,

10  but—the Levites who have gone far off from me, in the wandering of Israel when they went astray from Me after their idols, and they have borne their iniquity. 11  And they have been in My sanctuary ministrants, overseers at the gates of the house, and ministrants at the house; they slay the burnt-offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they stand before them to serve them. 12  Because that they serve them before their idols, and have been to the house of Israel for a stumbling-block of iniquity, therefore I have lifted up my hand against them—an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah—and they have borne their iniquity. 13  And they draw not nigh unto Me to act as My priest, and to draw nigh unto any of My holy things, unto the holy of holies, and they have borne their shame and their abominations that they have done, 14  and I made them keepers of the charge of the house, for all its service and for all that is done in it. 15  'And the priests, the Levites, sons of Zadok, who have kept the charge of My sanctuary in the wandering of the sons of Israel from off Me, they draw near unto Me to serve Me, and have stood before Me, to bring near to Me fat and blood—an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah: 16  they come in unto My sanctuary, and they draw near unto My table to serve Me, and they have kept My charge.

17  And it hath come to pass, in their going in unto the gates of the inner court, linen garments they put on; and no wool cometh up on them in their ministering in the gates of the inner court and within. 18  Linen bonnets are on their head, and linen trousers are on their loins, they are not restrained with sweat. 19  And in their going forth unto the outer court—unto the outer court unto the people—they strip off their garments, in which they are ministering, and have placed them in the holy chambers, and have put on other garments; and they do not sanctify the people in their own garments. 20  And their head they do not shave, and the lock they do not send forth; they certainly poll their heads. 21  And no priest doth drink wine in their coming in unto the inner court. 22  And a widow and divorced woman they do not take to them for wives: but—virgins of the seed of the house of Israel, and the widow who is widow of a priest, do they take. 23  'And My people they direct between holy and common, and between unclean and clean they cause them to discern. 24  And concerning controversy, they stand up for judgment; with My judgments they judge it; and My law and My statutes in all My appointed places they keep; and My sabbaths they sanctify. 25  And unto any dead man they come not for uncleanness, but for father, and for mother, and for son, and for daughter, for brother, for sister who hath not been to a man, they defile themselves. 26  'And after his cleansing, seven days they number to him. 27  And in the day of his coming in unto the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he bringeth near his sin-offering—an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah. 28  And it hath been to them for an inheritance; I 'am' their inheritance: and a possession ye do not give to them in Israel; I 'am' their possession. 29  The present, and the sin-offering, and the guilt-offering, they do eat, and every devoted thing in Israel is theirs. 30  And the first of all the first-fruits of all, and every heave-offering of all, of all your heave-offerings, are the priests': and the first of your dough ye give to the priest, to cause a blessing to rest on thy house. 31  Any carcase and torn thing, of the fowl, and of the beasts, the priests do not eat.

45 1  And in your causing the land to fall in inheritance, ye lift up a heave-offering to Jehovah, a holy 'portion' of the land: the length—five and twenty thousand 'is' the length, and the breadth ten thousand; it 'is' holy in all its border round about. 2  There is of this for the sanctuary five hundred by five hundred, square, round about; and fifty cubits of suburb 'is' to it round about. 3  And by this measure thou dost measure: the length 'is' five and twenty thousand, and the breadth ten thousand: and in it is the sanctuary, the holy of holies. 4  The holy 'portion' of the land it 'is'; for priests, ministrants of the sanctuary, it is, who are drawing near to serve Jehovah; and it hath been to them a place for houses, and a holy place for a sanctuary. 5  'And of the five and twenty thousand of length, and of the ten thousand of breadth, there is to the Levites, ministrants of the house, for them—for a possession—twenty chambers. 6  'And of the possession of the city ye give five thousand of breadth, and of length five and twenty thousand, over-against the heave-offering of the holy 'portion': to all the house of Israel it is. 7  As to the prince, on this side, and on that side, of the heave-offering of the holy place, and of the possession of the city, at the front of the heave-offering of the holy place, and at the front of the possession of the city, from the west corner westward, and from the east corner eastward—and the length 'is' over-against one of the portions from the west border unto the east border— 8  of the land there is to him for a possession in Israel, and My princes do not oppress any more My people, and the land they give to the house of Israel according to their tribes.

9  'Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Enough to you—princes of Israel; violence and spoil turn aside, and judgment and righteousness do; lift up your exactions from off My people—an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah. 10  Just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath—ye have. 11  The ephah and the bath is of one measure, for the bath to bear a tenth of the homer, and the ephah a tenth of the homer: according to the homer is its measurement. 12  And, the shekel 'is' twenty gerah: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels—is your maneh.

13  'This 'is' the heave-offering that ye lift up; a sixth part of the ephah of a homer of wheat, also ye have given a sixth part of the ephah of a homer of barley, 14  and the portion of oil, the bath of oil, a tenth part of the bath out of the cor, a homer of ten baths—for ten baths 'are' a homer; 15  and one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the watered country of Israel, for a present, and for a burnt-offering, and for peace-offerings, to make atonement by them—an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah. 16  All the people of the land are at this heave-offering for the prince in Israel. 17  And on the prince are the burnt-offerings, and the present, and the libation, in feasts, and in new moons, and in sabbaths, in all appointed times of the house of Israel: he doth make the sin-offering, and the present, and the burnt-offering, and the peace-offerings, to make atonement for the house of Israel. 18  'Thus said the Lord Jehovah: In the first 'month', in the first of the month, thou dost take a bullock, a son of the herd, a perfect one, and hast cleansed the sanctuary: 19  and the priest hath taken of the blood of the sin offering, and hath put on the door-post of the house, and on the four corners of the border of the altar, and on the post of the gate of the inner court. 20  And so thou dost do on the seventh of the month, because of each erring one, and because of the simple one—and ye have purified the house. 21  'In the first 'month', in the fourteenth day of the month, ye have the passover, a feast of seven days, unleavened food is eaten. 22  And the prince hath prepared on that day, for himself, and for all the people of the land, a bullock, a sin-offering. 23  And the seven days of the feast he prepareth a burnt-offering to Jehovah, seven bullocks, and seven rams, perfect ones, daily seven days, and a sin-offering, a kid of the goats, daily. 24  And a present of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, he doth prepare, and of oil a hin for an ephah. 25  In the seventh 'month', in the fifteenth day of the month, in the feast, he doth according to these things seven days; as the sin-offering so the burnt-offering, and as the present so also the oil.

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