Ezekiel 40:46
New International Version
and the room facing north is for the priests who guard the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, who are the only Levites who may draw near to the LORD to minister before him."

New Living Translation
The room beside the south inner gate is for the priests in charge of the altar--the descendants of Zadok--for they alone of all the Levites may approach the LORD to minister to him."

English Standard Version
and the chamber that faces north is for the priests who have charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, who alone among the sons of Levi may come near to the LORD to minister to him.”

Berean Study Bible
and 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.”

New American Standard Bible
but the chamber which faces toward the north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to minister to Him."

King James Bible
And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to the LORD to minister unto him.

Christian Standard Bible
The chamber that faces north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, the ones from the sons of Levi who may approach the LORD to serve him."

Contemporary English Version
and the building beside the south gate belongs to those who serve at the altar. All of them are descendants of Zadok and are the only Levites allowed to serve as the LORD's priests."

Good News Translation
and the room which faced north was for the priests who served at the altar. All the priests are descended from Zadok; they are the only members of the tribe of Levi who are permitted to go into the LORD's presence to serve him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The chamber that faces north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, the ones from the sons of Levi who may approach the LORD to serve Him."

International Standard Version
and the north-facing chamber is for the priests who maintain the altar. These are Zadok's descendants, who, as descendants of Levi approach the LORD to minister directly to him."

NET Bible
and the chamber which faces north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the descendants of Zadok, from the descendants of Levi, who may approach the LORD to minister to him."

New Heart English Bible
and the room that faces toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok, who from among the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to minister to him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The room that faces north is for the priests who serve at the altar. These priests are Zadok's descendants. They are the only Levites who are able to come near the LORD and serve him."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar; these are the sons of Zadok, who from among the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to minister unto Him.'

New American Standard 1977
but the chamber which faces toward the north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to minister to Him.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the chamber facing toward the north shall be for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar; these are the sons of Zadok who are called from the sons of Levi to minister to the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And the chamber facing toward the north is for the priests, the keepers in charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, who come near to the LORD to minister unto him.

American King James Version
And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to the LORD to minister to him.

American Standard Version
and the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok, who from among the sons of Levi come near to Jehovah to minister unto him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the chamber that looketh towards the north shall be for the priests that watch over the ministry of the altar. These are the sons of Sadoc, who among the sons of Levi, come near to the Lord, to minister to him.

Darby Bible Translation
And the cell whose front is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, those who, from among the sons of Levi, approach unto Jehovah to minister unto him.

English Revised Version
and the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok, which from among the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to minister unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the chamber whose prospect is towards the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, who come near to the LORD to minister to him.

World English Bible
and the room whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok, who from among the sons of Levi come near to Yahweh to minister to him.

Young's Literal Translation
and the chamber, whose front is northward, is for priests keeping charge of the altar: they are sons of Zadok, who are drawing near of the sons of Levi unto Jehovah, to serve Him.'
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Rooms for the Priests
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
Leviticus 6:12
The fire on the altar shall be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add wood to the fire, arrange the burnt offering on it, and burn the fat portions of the peace offerings on it.

Leviticus 6:13
The fire must be kept burning on the altar continually; it must not be extinguished.

Leviticus 10:3
Then Moses said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD meant when He said: 'To those who come near Me I will show My holiness, and in the sight of all the people I will reveal My glory.'" But Aaron remained silent.

Numbers 16:5
Then he said to Korah and all his followers, "Tomorrow morning the LORD will reveal who belongs to Him and who is holy, and He will bring that person near to Himself. The one He chooses He will bring near to Himself.

Numbers 16:40
just as the LORD commanded him through Moses. This was to be a reminder for the Israelites that no outsider who is not a descendant of Aaron should approach to offer incense before the LORD, lest he become like Korah and his followers.

1 Kings 2:35
And the king appointed Benaiah son of Jehoiada in Joab's place over the army, and he appointed Zadok the priest in Abiathar's place.

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 42:13
Then the man said to me, "The north and south chambers facing the temple courtyard are the holy chambers where the priests who approach the LORD will eat the most holy offerings. There they will place the most holy offerings--the grain offerings, the sin offerings, and the guilt offerings--for the place is holy.

Ezekiel 43:19
You are to give a young bull from the herd as a sin offering to the Levitical priests who are of the family of Zadok, who approach Me to minister before Me, declares the Lord GOD.

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.

Ezekiel 48:11
It will be for the consecrated priests, the descendants of Zadok, who kept My charge and did not go astray as the Levites did when the Israelites went astray.

Treasury of Scripture

And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to the LORD to minister to him.

the keepers

Ezekiel 44:15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge …

Leviticus 6:12,13 And the fire on the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be …

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

these

Ezekiel 43:19 And you shall give to the priests the Levites that be of the seed …

Ezekiel 44:15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge …

Ezekiel 48:11 It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of Zadok; …

1 Kings 2:35 And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the …

which come

Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that the LORD spoke, saying, …

Numbers 16:5,40 And he spoke to Korah and to all his company, saying, Even to morrow …

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near …







Lexicon
and the chamber
וְהַלִּשְׁכָּ֗ה (wə·hal·liš·kāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3957: Room, chamber, hall, cell

that
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 6440: The face

north
הַצָּפ֔וֹן (haṣ·ṣā·p̄ō·wn)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter

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

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

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

of the altar.
הַמִּזְבֵּ֑חַ (ham·miz·bê·aḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

These
הֵ֣מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

are the sons
בְנֵֽי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Zadok,
צָד֗וֹק (ṣā·ḏō·wq)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6659: Zadok -- the name of several Israelites

the [only] Levites
לֵוִ֛י (lê·wî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3878: Levi -- a son of Jacob, also the tribe descended from him

who may approach
הַקְּרֵבִ֧ים (haq·qə·rê·ḇîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7131: Approaching

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

to minister before Him.”
לְשָׁרְתֽוֹ׃ (lə·šā·rə·ṯōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8334: To attend as a, menial, worshipper, to contribute to
Verse 46. - The keepers of the charge of the altar. These formed another body of priests, whose duties generally were to officiate in the temple-worship, and more specifically to sacrifice and burn incense upon the altars (Leviticus 1-6.). Under the Law the priests were all descendants of Aaron (Exodus 27:20, 21; Exodus 28:1-4; Exodus 29:9, 44; Exodus 40:15). By David these were divided into two classes - the sons of Eleazar, at the head of whom stood Zadok; and the sons of Ithamar, with Ahimelech as their chief (1 Chronicles 24:3). In the vision-temple the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi have the sole right of drawing near to the Lord to minister unto him (see on Ezekiel 43:15). 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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