Ezekiel 44:1
New International Version
Then the man brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, the one facing east, and it was shut.

New Living Translation
Then the man brought me back to the east gateway in the outer wall of the Temple area, but it was closed.

English Standard Version
Then he brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces east. And it was shut.

Berean Study Bible
The man then brought me back to outer gate of the sanctuary that faced east, but it was shut.

New American Standard Bible
Then He brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces the east; and it was shut.

King James Bible
Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.

Christian Standard Bible
The man then brought me back toward the sanctuary's outer gate that faced east, and it was closed.

Contemporary English Version
The man took me back to the outer courtyard, near the east gate of the temple area. I saw that the doors to this gate were closed.

Good News Translation
The man led me to the outer gate at the east side of the Temple area. The gate was closed,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The man then brought me back toward the sanctuary's outer gate that faced east, and it was closed.

International Standard Version
Then the Lord GOD brought me back through the east-facing outer gate of the sanctuary. But it was shut.

NET Bible
Then he brought me back by way of the outer gate of the sanctuary which faces east, but it was shut.

New Heart English Bible
Then he brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which looks toward the east; and it was shut.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the man took me back to the outer east gate of the holy place, and the gate was shut.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then he brought me back the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.

New American Standard 1977
Then He brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces the east; and it was shut.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he brought me back toward the outer gate of the sanctuary which looks toward the east; and it was shut.

King James 2000 Bible
Then he brought me back to the gate of the outer sanctuary which faces toward the east; and it was shut.

American King James Version
Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looks toward the east; and it was shut.

American Standard Version
Then he brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then he brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary that looks eastward; and it was shut.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he brought me back to the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary, which looked towards the east: and it was shut.

Darby Bible Translation
And he brought me back toward the outer gate of the sanctuary which looked toward the east; and it was shut.

English Revised Version
Then he brought me back the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh towards the east; and it was shut.

World English Bible
Then he brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which looks toward the east; and it was shut.

Young's Literal Translation
And he causeth me to turn back the way of the gate of the outer sanctuary that is looking eastward, and it is shut.
Study Bible
The East Gate Assigned to the Prince
1The man then brought me back to outer gate of the sanctuary that faced east, but it was shut. 2And the LORD said to me, “This gate is to remain shut. It shall not be opened, and no man shall enter through it, because the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered through it. Therefore it will remain shut.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 9:18
he was previously stationed at the King's Gate on the east side. These were the gatekeepers from the camp of the Levites.

Ezekiel 40:6
Then he came to the gate facing east and climbed its steps. He measured the threshold of the gate to be one rod deep.

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 42:14
Once the priests have entered the holy area, they must not go out into the outer court until they have left behind the garments in which they minister, for these are holy. They are to put on other clothes before they approach the places that are for the people."

Ezekiel 43:1
Then the man brought me back to the gate that faces east,

Ezekiel 46:1
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'The gate of the inner court that faces east must be kept shut during the six days of work, but on the Sabbath day and on the day of the New Moon it shall be opened.

Treasury of Scripture

Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looks toward the east; and it was shut.

the outward.

Ezekiel 40:6,17
Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, and went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad; and the other threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad…

Ezekiel 42:14
When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.

2 Chronicles 4:9
Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.

looketh

Ezekiel 43:1,4
Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east: …

Ezekiel 46:1
Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.







Lexicon
The man then brought me back
וַיָּ֣שֶׁב (way·yā·šeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to
דֶּ֣רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

outer
הַֽחִיצ֔וֹן (ha·ḥî·ṣō·wn)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2435: The, wall side, exterior, secular

gate
שַׁ֤עַר (ša·‘ar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

of the sanctuary
הַמִּקְדָּשׁ֙ (ham·miq·dāš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4720: A consecrated thing, place, a palace, sanctuary, asylum

that faced
הַפֹּנֶ֖ה (hap·pō·neh)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

east,
קָדִ֑ים (qā·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6921: The fore, front part, the East

but it
וְה֖וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

was shut.
סָגֽוּר׃ (sā·ḡūr)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5462: To shut up, to surrender
XLIV.

The altar being consecrated, the next thing is to provide for the purity of the worship of which it is the centre. The pollutions of former times had been largely introduced by the princes, and by the Levites and priests; and these classes are therefore treated of in this chapter. Only three verses are here given to the prince, since he is to be spoken of at greater length hereafter, and the rest of the chapter is occupied with directions as to the exclusion of strangers, and the duties of the Levites and priests.

(1) The gate of the outward sanctuary.--This is better rendered, the outer gate of the sanctuary. The prophet had been in the inner court, or court of the priests, where the altar stood, and is now brought back to the eastern gate of the outer court. He finds it shut, as it was ordinarily to remain; but with the exceptions mentioned in Ezekiel 44:3, and in Ezekiel 46

Verses 1-3. - The relation of the prince to the sanctuary. Verse 1. - The gate of the outward sanctuary, the outer gate of the sanctuary (Revised Version) - which looketh toward the east. To this door the prophet was conducted back, by way of the inner north or south gate, from the inner court, in which he had received the measurements of the altar and the instructions for its consecration (Ezekiel 43:5). Whether Ezekiel stood upon the outside of this door as in Ezekiel 43:1, or upon its inside, cannot as yet be determined; but in either ease he observed that it was shut - again, whether on the east side towards the temple precincts, or on the west towards the outer court, is not mentioned, and cannot at this stage be decided. What led the seer to notice that the gate was closed was probably the circumstance that the last time he stood beside it it was open (Ezekiel 43:1), though proof cannot be given that he passed through it (Ezekiel 43:5), conjoined with the fact that it formed the principal entrance to the temple, and as such had been described to him and measured (Ezekiel 40:6). 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.
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