Ezekiel Chapter 46  PDF  MSWord

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1“This is what the Lord Yahweh says: The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east must be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath day it will be opened, and on the day of the new moon it will be opened.
  2The ruler should enter by the way of the porch of the gate outside, and should stand by the post of the gate; and the priests will prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he will worship at the threshold of the gate. Then he will go out, but the gate must not be shut until the evening.
  3The people of the land will worship at the entrance of that gate before Yahweh on the Sabbaths and on the new moons.
 

4The burnt offering that the ruler will offer to Yahweh is to be on the Sabbath day six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish,
  5and the grain offering will be an ephah for the ram, and the grain offering for the lambs as he is able to give, and a hin of oil to an ephah.
  6On the day of the new moon it is to be a young bull without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram; they are to be without blemish.
  7And he will prepare a grain offering, an ephah for the bull, and an ephah for the ram, and for the lambs according as he is able, and a hin of oil to an ephah.
  8When the ruler will enter, he must go in by the way of the porch of the gate, and he must go out by its way.
 

9But when the people of the land will come before Yahweh in the appointed feasts, he who enters by the way of the north gate to worship must go out by the way of the south gate, and he who enters by the way of the south gate must go out by the way of the north gate; he must not return by the way of the gate by which he came in, but must go out straight before him.
  10The ruler, when they go in, will go in with of them; and when they go out, he will go out.
  11In the feasts and in the solemnities the grain offering will be an ephah for a bull, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs as he is able to give, and a hin of oil to an ephah.
 

12When the ruler will prepare a freewill offering, a burnt offering or peace offerings as a freewill offering to Yahweh, one must open for him the gate that looks toward the east; and he is to prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings as he does on the Sabbath day. Then he will go out, and after he goes out one must shut the gate.
 

13You must prepare a lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt offering to Yahweh daily; morning by morning you will prepare it.
  14You must prepare a grain offering with it morning by morning, the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of a hin of oil, to moisten the fine flour; a grain offering to Yahweh continually by a perpetual ordinance.
  15Thus will they prepare the lamb, and the grain offering, and the oil, morning by morning, for a regular burnt offering.
 

16This is what the Lord Yahweh says: If the ruler give a gift to any of his sons, it is his inheritance, it will belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.
  17But if he give of his inheritance a gift to one of his servants, it will be his to the year of liberty; then it will return to the ruler–but as for his inheritance, it will be for his sons.
  18Moreover the ruler must not take of the people’s inheritance, to thrust them out of their possession; he is to give inheritance to his sons out of his own possession, that my people not be scattered every man from his possession.”
 

19Then he brought me through the entry that was at the side of the gate into the holy rooms for the priests that looked toward the north: and behold, there was a place at the extreme western end.
  20He said to me, “This is the place where the priests will boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, and where they will bake the grain offering, so that they do not bring them into the outer court and transmit holiness to the people.”
  21Then he brought me out into the outer court, and led me past the four corners of the court; and behold, in every corner of the court there was another court.
  22In the four corners of the court there were courts enclosed, forty cubits long and thirty wide; these four in the corners were of the same size.
  23And there was a row of masonry round about the inside of them, around the inside of the four of them, and ovens were built along the bottom of the rows all the way around.
  24Then he said to me, “These are the boiling houses, where the ministers of the house will boil the sacrifice of the people.”
 


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