Ezekiel 40:45
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 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.

New King James Version
Then he said to me, “This chamber which faces south is for the priests who have charge of the temple.

New American Standard Bible
Then he said to me, “This is the chamber which faces south, intended for the priests who are responsible for the temple;

NASB 1995
He said to me, "This is the chamber which faces toward the south, intended for the priests who keep charge of the temple;

NASB 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;

Amplified Bible
He [who was guiding me] said to me, “This is the chamber which faces toward the south; it is for the priests who have the responsibility and take care of the temple;

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

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;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to me: “This chamber that faces to the south is for the Priests who keep guard of the house

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to me, This chamber that looks to the south, is for the priests that keep the charge of the house.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And he speaks to me: “This chamber, whose front [is] southward, [is] for priests keeping charge of the house;

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;

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 keep charge of the temple, 46and the chamber that faces north is for the priests who keep 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.

whose

Ezekiel 8:5
Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

the keepers

Leviticus 8:35
Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

Numbers 3:27,28,32,38
And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izeharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites: these are the families of the Kohathites…

Numbers 18:5
And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel.

charge.









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the man said
וַיְדַבֵּ֖ר (way·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to me:
אֵלָ֑י (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

“The
זֹ֣ה (zōh)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2090: This, that

chamber
הַלִּשְׁכָּ֗ה (hal·liš·kāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3957: Room, chamber, hall, cell

that
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

faces
פָּנֶ֙יהָ֙ (pā·ne·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

south
הַדָּר֔וֹם (had·dā·rō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1864: The south, poet, the south wind

is for the priests
לַכֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים (lak·kō·hă·nîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

who have
שֹׁמְרֵ֖י (šō·mə·rê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

charge
מִשְׁמֶ֥רֶת (miš·me·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function

of the temple,
הַבָּֽיִת׃ (hab·bā·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house


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