Ezekiel 40:45
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New International Version
He said to me, "The room facing south is for the priests who guard the temple,

New Living Translation
And the man said to me, "The room beside the north inner gate is for the priests who supervise the Temple maintenance.

English Standard Version
And he said to me, “This chamber that faces south is for the priests who have charge of the temple,

Berean Study Bible
Then the man said to me: “The chamber that faces south is for the priests who have charge of the temple,

New American Standard Bible
He said to me, "This is the chamber which faces toward the south, intended for the priests who keep charge of the temple;

King James Bible
And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the man said to me: "This chamber that faces south is for the priests who keep charge of the temple.

Contemporary English Version
He said, "The building beside the north gate belongs to the priests who serve in the temple,

Good News Translation
The man told me that the room which faced south was for the priests who served in the Temple,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the man said to me: "This chamber that faces south is for the priests who keep charge of the temple.

International Standard Version
The angel told me, "This south-facing chamber is for the priests who maintain the Temple,

NET Bible
He said to me, "This chamber which faces south is for the priests who keep charge of the temple,

New Heart English Bible
He said to me, "This room that faces toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the house;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The man said to me, "This room that faces south is for the priests who serve in the temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto me: 'This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.

New American Standard 1977
And he said to me, “This is the chamber which faces toward the south, intended for the priests who keep charge of the temple;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto me, This chamber facing toward the south shall be for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto me, This chamber, facing toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers in charge of the house.

American King James Version
And he said to me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.

American Standard Version
And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to me: This chamber, which looketh toward the south shall be for the priests that watch in the wards of the temple.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said unto me, This cell whose front is towards the south is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.

English Revised Version
And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to me, This chamber, whose prospect is towards the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.

World English Bible
He said to me, This room, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the house;

Young's Literal Translation
And he speaketh unto me: 'This chamber, whose front is southward, is for priests keeping charge of the house;
Study Bible
Rooms for the Priests
44Outside the inner gate, within the inner court, were two chambers, one beside the north gate and facing south, and another beside the south gate and facing north. 45Then the man said to me: “The chamber that faces south is for the priests who have charge of the temple, 46and the chamber that faces north is for the priests who have charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, the only Levites who may approach the LORD to minister before Him.”…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 9:23
So they and their descendants were assigned to guard the gates of the house of the LORD--the house called the Tent.

Psalm 134:1
Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who serve by night in the house of the LORD!

Ezekiel 40:17
Then he brought me into the outer court, and there were chambers and a pavement laid out all around the court. Thirty chambers faced the pavement,

Ezekiel 40:38
There was a chamber with a doorway by the portico in each of the inner gateways. There the burnt offering was to be washed.

Ezekiel 44:11
Yet they shall be ministers in My sanctuary, having charge of the gates of the temple and ministering there. They shall slaughter the burnt offerings and other sacrifices for the people and stand before them to minister to them.

Ezekiel 44:15
But the Levitical priests, who are descended from Zadok and who kept charge of My sanctuary when the Israelites went astray from Me, are to approach Me to minister before Me. They will stand before Me to offer Me fat and blood, declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 45:4
It will be a holy portion of the land to be used by the priests who minister in the sanctuary, who draw near to minister before the LORD. It will be a place for their houses, as well as a holy area for the sanctuary.

Treasury of Scripture

And he said to me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.

chamber The word chamber probably here denotes a row of chambers, of which there seems to have been three: one for the singers; one for the priests who in their courses took charge of the sacred vessels and treasures; and one for the priests who attended on the altar and sacrifices.

whose

Ezekiel 8:5 Then said he to me, Son of man, lift up your eyes now the way toward …

the keepers

Leviticus 8:35 Therefore shall you abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation …

Numbers 3:27,28,32,38 And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of …

Numbers 18:5 And you shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of …

1 Chronicles 6:49 But Aaron and his sons offered on the altar of the burnt offering, …

1 Chronicles 9:23 So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the …

2 Chronicles 13:11 And they burn to the LORD every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices …

Psalm 134:1 Behold, bless you the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, which by …

Malachi 2:4-7 And you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, that …

1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane …

Revelation 1:6 And has made us kings and priests to God and his Father; to him be …

charge. or, ward, or, ordinance, and so







Verse 45. - The priests, the keepers of the charge of the house. Under the Law the Levite families of Gershon, Kohath, and Merari had the charge of the tabernacle and all its belongings (Numbers 3:25, etc.); but of these Levites who kept the charge of the sanctuary, Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest had the oversight. Hence the priests alluded to by Ezekiel as the keepers of the charge of the house were most likely those who superintended the Levites in the execution of their tasks. And he said unto me,.... The illustrious Person that appeared in a human form, measuring the several parts of the temple, said to the prophet, as follows:

this chamber, whose prospect is toward the south; the row of chambers that were on the side of the north gate, facing the south:

is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house; that observe the keeping of it; observe all the laws and ordinances of God's house, and are careful that the worship of God may be maintained and preserved, to his glory, and their mutual edification: and which is, or should be, the concern, not of ministers only, but of all true believers, who are priests unto God; that present their bodies and souls before him, as a holy, living, and acceptable sacrifice, which is their reasonable service; and offer up the spiritual sacrifices of prayer and praise to him, through Christ, Revelation 1:6. 40:1-49 The Vision of the Temple. - Here is a vision, beginning at ch. 40, and continued to the end of the book, ch. 48, which is justly looked upon to be one of the most difficult portions in all the book of God. When we despair to be satisfied as to any difficulty we meet with, let us bless God that our salvation does not depend upon it, but that things necessary are plain enough; and let us wait till God shall reveal even this unto us. This chapter describes two outward courts of the temple. Whether the personage here mentioned was the Son of God, or a created angel, is not clear. But Christ is both our Altar and our Sacrifice, to whom we must look with faith in all approaches to God; and he is Salvation in the midst of the earth, Ps 74:12, to be looked unto from all quarters.
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