Ezekiel 44:21
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New International Version
No priest is to drink wine when he enters the inner court.

New Living Translation
The priests must not drink wine before entering the inner courtyard.

English Standard Version
No priest shall drink wine when he enters the inner court.

New American Standard Bible
"Nor shall any of the priests drink wine when they enter the inner court.

King James Bible
Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No priest may drink wine before he enters the inner court.

International Standard Version
None of the priests are to drink wine after entering the inner courtyard.

NET Bible
No priest may drink wine when he enters the inner court.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
None of the priests may drink wine when they enter the inner courtyard.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

American King James Version
Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

American Standard Version
Neither shall any of the priests drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And no priest shall drink wine when he is to go into the inner court.

Darby Bible Translation
Neither shall any priest drink wine when they enter into the inner court.

English Revised Version
Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

World English Bible
Neither shall any of the priests drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

Young's Literal Translation
And no priest doth drink wine in their coming in unto the inner court.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

44:1-31 This chapter contains ordinances relative to the true priests. The prince evidently means Christ, and the words in ver. 2, may remind us that no other can enter heaven, the true sanctuary, as Christ did; namely, by virtue of his own excellency, and his personal holiness, righteousness, and strength. He who is the Brightness of Jehovah's glory entered by his own holiness; but that way is shut to the whole human race, and we all must enter as sinners, by faith in his blood, and by the power of his grace.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - The prohibition of wine to the priests when engaged in temple service accorded with Mosaic legislation (Leviticus 10:9). Total abstinence at other times was not enjoined.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Neither shall any priest drink wine,.... That is, to excess, immoderately, so as to be inebriated with it, Leviticus 10:9, should not be given to it, and greedy of it, and drink it so as to disguise themselves: this is reckoned among the qualifications of a Gospel minister, 1 Timothy 3:3, otherwise it is not forbidden good men, or ministers of the word, to drink wine, for health's sake, and for the refreshment of nature, provided it is done in moderation, 1 Timothy 5:23, and particularly care should be taken that they drink it in such a manner,

when they enter into the inner court: to attend divine service, since immoderate drinking affects the memory; and such may forget the law and doctrines of the Lord they are to deliver or hear; and may put them upon saying and doing that which is improper and indecent: drunkenness in any Christian professor is abominable, especially in a minister of the word; and when it appears in his ministration, it is scandalous to the last degree.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. Neither … wine—lest the holy enthusiasm of their devotion should be mistaken for inebriation, as in Peter's case (Ac 2:13, 15, 18).

Ezekiel 44:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
Rules for the Levites
20"Also they shall not shave their heads, yet they shall not let their locks grow long; they shall only trim the hair of their heads. 21"Nor shall any of the priests drink wine when they enter the inner court. 22"And they shall not marry a widow or a divorced woman but shall take virgins from the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.…
Cross References
Leviticus 10:9
"You and your sons are not to drink wine or other fermented drink whenever you go into the tent of meeting, or you will die. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come,

Ezekiel 44:22
They must not marry widows or divorced women; they may marry only virgins of Israelite descent or widows of priests.
Treasury of Scripture

Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

Leviticus 10:9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, …

Luke 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither …

1 Timothy 3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given …

1 Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake …

Titus 1:7,8 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, …

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