But the Levitical priests, the sons of Zadok, who performed the duty of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they will come near to me to minister to me; and they will stand before me to offer to me the fat and the blood, says the Lord Yahweh; Bible other translations

“the Levitical priests.” The Masoretic Hebrew text reads, “the priests the Levites,” and this phrase is correct since every priest was also a Levite, but it can be confusing so many versions and commentaries read “Levitical priests,” as does the REV. [For more on the Levitical priests, see commentary on 2 Chron. 30:27].

“sons of Zadok.” “Sons” is being used for descendants.

“Zadok.” Zadok was a priest (thus, a descendant of Aaron) who descended through Aaron’s son Eleazar, and was a priest during the time of David. Zadok supported David and then Solomon, and so it is fitting that the faithful priests who will serve the Messiah, the “greater David,” in the future Millennial Temple are here referred to as the “sons of Zadok.”

“to offer to me the fat and the blood.” The sacrifices and offerings will be restored in the Millennial Temple, but the Bible never explains why. [For more on the sacrifices in the Millennial Temple, such as the burnt offering and sin offering, see commentary on Ezek. 42:13].

Commentary for: Ezekiel 44:15