Ezekiel 43:12
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New International Version
"This is the law of the temple: All the surrounding area on top of the mountain will be most holy. Such is the law of the temple.

New Living Translation
And this is the basic law of the Temple: absolute holiness! The entire top of the mountain where the Temple is built is holy. Yes, this is the basic law of the Temple.

English Standard Version
This is the law of the temple: the whole territory on the top of the mountain all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the temple.

New American Standard Bible
"This is the law of the house: its entire area on the top of the mountain all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

King James Bible
This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is the law of the temple: all its surrounding territory on top of the mountain will be especially holy. Yes, this is the law of the temple."

International Standard Version
This is to be the regulation for the Temple: the entire area on top of the mountain is to be considered wholly consecrated. This is to be the law of the Temple."

NET Bible
"This is the law of the temple: The entire area on top of the mountain all around will be most holy. Indeed, this is the law of the temple.

New Heart English Bible
"This is the law of the house: on the top of the mountain the whole limit around it shall be most holy. Look, this is the law of the house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is a regulation of the temple: The whole area all the way around the top of the mountain is most holy. Yes, this is a regulation of the temple."

JPS Tanakh 1917
This is the law of the house: upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

New American Standard 1977
“This is the law of the house: its entire area on the top of the mountain all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain it shall be built; the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

King James 2000 Bible
This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole area round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

American King James Version
This is the law of the house; On the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

American Standard Version
This is the law of the house: upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is the law of the house upon the top of the mountain: All its border round about is most holy: this then is the law of the house.

Darby Bible Translation
This is the law of the house: Upon the top of the mountain all its border round about is most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

English Revised Version
This is the law of the house: upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

Webster's Bible Translation
This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain, the whole limit of it around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

World English Bible
This is the law of the house: on the top of the mountain the whole limit around it shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Study Bible
The Lord's Glory Returns to the Temple
11"If they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the house, its structure, its exits, its entrances, all its designs, all its statutes, and all its laws. And write it in their sight, so that they may observe its whole design and all its statutes and do them. 12"This is the law of the house: its entire area on the top of the mountain all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house. 13"And these are the measurements of the altar by cubits (the cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth): the base shall be a cubit and the width a cubit, and its border on its edge round about one span; and this shall be the height of the base of the altar.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 20:40
"For on My holy mountain, on the high mountain of Israel," declares the Lord GOD, "there the whole house of Israel, all of them, will serve Me in the land; there I will accept them and there I will seek your contributions and the choicest of your gifts, with all your holy things.

Ezekiel 40:2
In the visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, and on it to the south there was a structure like a city.

Micah 4:1
And it will come about in the last days That the mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains. It will be raised above the hills, And the peoples will stream to it.
Treasury of Scripture

This is the law of the house; On the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

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Ezekiel 40:2 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and …

Ezekiel 42:20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five …

Psalm 93:5 Your testimonies are very sure: holiness becomes your house, O LORD, for ever.

Joel 3:17 So shall you know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my …

Zechariah 14:20,21 In that day shall there be on the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD…

Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles, …

(12) Upon the top of the mountain.--Comp. Ezekiel 40:2. The command to keep and observe everything is closed, as often in similar cases, by a summary statement of the reason: for the whole surroundings of the dwelling-place of the Most High are holy.

With Ezekiel 43:13 a new part of the vision begins, extending to the close of Ezekiel 46, describing the new ordinances of the sanctuary. This is fitly opened with a description of the altar for the sacrifices, the central act of the ancient worship.

Verse 12. - This is the law of the house. In this instance "the house" must not be restricted to the temple proper, consisting of the holy place and the holy of holies, but extended to the whole free space encompassing the outer court, the quadrangular area of three thousand cubits square (Ezekiel 42:16-20); and concerning this house as so defined, the fundamental torah, law, or regulation, is declared to be that of its complete sanctity. Ewald and Smend, as usual, unite with the LXX. in connecting "upon the top of the mountain" with "house;" but expositors generally agree that the clause belong to the words that follow, Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about; and that the prophet's thought is that the entire territory upon the mountain summit included within the above specified border, and not merely the inner sanctuary, or even that with its chambers and courts, was to be regarded as most holy, or as a holy of holies, i.e. was to be consecrated as the innermost adytum of the tabernacle and temple had been. by the indwelling of Jehovah. Smend notes that "This is the law" is the customary underwriting and superscription of the laws of the priest-code (see Leviticus 6:9, 14; Leviticus 7:1, 37; Leviticus 11:46; Leviticus 12:7; Leviticus 13:59; Leviticus 14:54; Leviticus 15:32); but it need not result from this that the priest. code borrowed this expression from Ezekiel, who employs it only in this verse. The more rational hypothesis is that Ezekiel, himself a priest, made use of this formula, because acquainted with it as already existing in the so-called priest-code. This is the law of the house,.... Which follows, the more general one, which comprehends the rest:

upon the top of the mountain; denoting the exaltation and visibility of the church of Christ in the latter day, as well as its firmness and stability; see Isaiah 2:2,

the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy; all belonging to it shall be as the most holy place in the temple, sacred to the Lord; laws, ordinances, doctrines, worship, members, ministers, all holy; nothing said or done, or have a place here, but what is holy; see Zechariah 14:20,

this is the law of the house; the principal one, according to which are directed and governed. 12. whole … most holy—This superlative, which had been used exclusively of the holy of holies (Ex 26:34), was now to characterize the entire building. This all-pervading sanctity was to be "the law of the (whole) house," as distinguished from the Levitical law, which confined the peculiar sanctity to a single apartment of it.43:1-27 After Ezekiel had surveyed the temple of God, he had a vision of the glory of God. When Christ crucified, and the things freely given to us of God, through Him, are shown to us by the Holy Ghost, they make us ashamed for our sins. This frame of mind prepares us for fuller discoveries of the mysteries of redeeming love; and the whole of the Scriptures should be opened and applied, that men may see their sins, and repent of them. We are not now to offer any atoning sacrifices, for by one offering Christ has perfected for ever those that are sanctified, Heb 10:14; but the sprinkling of his blood is needful in all our approaches to God the Father. Our best services can be accepted only as sprinkled with the blood which cleanses from all sin.
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