Ezekiel 44:16
New International Version
They alone are to enter my sanctuary; they alone are to come near my table to minister before me and serve me as guards.

New Living Translation
They alone will enter my sanctuary and approach my table to serve me. They will fulfill all my requirements.

English Standard Version
They shall enter my sanctuary, and they shall approach my table, to minister to me, and they shall keep my charge.

Berean Study Bible
They alone shall enter My sanctuary and draw near to My table to minister before Me. They will keep My charge.

New American Standard Bible
"They shall enter My sanctuary; they shall come near to My table to minister to Me and keep My charge.

King James Bible
They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.

Christian Standard Bible
"They are the ones who may enter my sanctuary and approach my table to serve me. They will keep my mandate.

Contemporary English Version
They will come into my temple, where they will offer sacrifices at my altar and lead others in worship.

Good News Translation
They alone will enter my Temple, serve at my altar, and conduct the Temple worship.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are the ones who may enter My sanctuary and draw near to My table to serve Me. They will keep My mandate.

International Standard Version
"They are to enter my sanctuary, approach my table to minister to me, and carry out my requirements.

NET Bible
They will enter my sanctuary, and approach my table to minister to me; they will keep my charge.

New Heart English Bible
they shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister to me, and they shall keep my instruction.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They may enter my holy place, come near my table to serve me, and take care of everything I gave them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
they shall enter into My sanctuary, and they shall come near to My table, to minister unto Me, and they shall keep My charge.

New American Standard 1977
“They shall enter My sanctuary; they shall come near to My table to minister to Me and keep My charge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.

King James 2000 Bible
They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.

American King James Version
They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister to me, and they shall keep my charge.

American Standard Version
they shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
These shall enter into my sanctuary, and these shall approach my table, to minister to me, and they shall keep my charges.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and to keep my ceremonies.

Darby Bible Translation
They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall approach unto my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.

English Revised Version
they shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.

Webster's Bible Translation
They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister to me, and they shall keep my charge.

World English Bible
they shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister to me, and they shall keep my instruction.

Young's Literal Translation
they come in unto My sanctuary, and they draw near unto My table to serve Me, and they have kept My charge.
Study Bible
The Duties of the Priests
15But 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. 16They alone shall enter My sanctuary and draw near to My table to minister before Me. They will keep My charge. 17When they enter the gates of the inner court, they are to wear linen garments; they must not wear anything made of wool when they minister at the gates of the inner court or inside the temple.…
Cross References
Numbers 18:5
And you shall attend to the obligations of the sanctuary and of the altar, that wrath may not fall on the Israelites again.

Numbers 18:7
But only you and your sons shall attend to your priesthood for everything concerning the altar and what is inside the veil, and you are to perform that service. I am giving you the work of the priesthood as a gift, but any outsider who comes near the sanctuary must be put to death."

Ezekiel 23:41
You sat on a couch of luxury with a table spread before it, on which you had set My incense and My oil.

Ezekiel 41:22
There was an altar of wood three cubits high and two cubits square. It had corners, a base, and sides of wood. And the man told me, "This is the table that is before the LORD."

Malachi 1:7
"By presenting defiled food on My altar." You ask, "How have we defiled You?" "By saying that the table of the LORD is contemptible."

Malachi 1:12
"But you profane it when you say, 'The table of the LORD is defiled, and its fruit, its food, is contemptible.'

Treasury of Scripture

They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister to me, and they shall keep my charge.

They shall enter

Revelation 1:6
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Ezekiel 41:22
The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto me, This is the table that is before the LORD.

Malachi 1:7,12
Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible…

keep

Numbers 18:7,8
Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest's office for every thing of the altar, and within the vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest's office unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death…

Deuteronomy 33:8-10
And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah; …







Lexicon
They alone
הֵ֜מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

shall enter
יָבֹ֣אוּ (yā·ḇō·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

My sanctuary
מִקְדָּשִׁ֗י (miq·dā·šî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4720: A consecrated thing, place, a palace, sanctuary, asylum

and draw near
יִקְרְב֥וּ (yiq·rə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

My table
שֻׁלְחָנִ֖י (šul·ḥā·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7979: A table, a meal

to minister before Me.
לְשָׁרְתֵ֑נִי (lə·šā·rə·ṯê·nî)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8334: To attend as a, menial, worshipper, to contribute to

They will keep
וְשָׁמְר֖וּ (wə·šā·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

My charge.
מִשְׁמַרְתִּֽי׃ (miš·mar·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function
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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