Ezekiel 44:21
New International Version
No priest is to drink wine when he enters the inner court.

New Living Translation
The priests must not drink wine before entering the inner courtyard.

English Standard Version
No priest shall drink wine when he enters the inner court.

Berean Study Bible
No priest may drink wine before he enters the inner court.

King James Bible
Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

New King James Version
No priest shall drink wine when he enters the inner court.

New American Standard Bible
Nor shall any of the priests drink wine when they enter the inner courtyard.

NASB 1995
“Nor shall any of the priests drink wine when they enter the inner court.

NASB 1977
“Nor shall any of the priests drink wine when they enter the inner court.

Amplified Bible
Nor shall any priest drink wine when he enters the inner courtyard.

Christian Standard Bible
No priest may drink wine before he enters the inner court.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No priest may drink wine before he enters the inner court.

American Standard Version
Neither shall any of the priests drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Priests shall not drink wine when they enter the inner courtyard

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And no priest shall drink any wine, when they go into the inner court.

Contemporary English Version
They must not drink wine before going to the inner courtyard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And no priest shall drink wine when he is to go into the inner court.

English Revised Version
Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

Good News Translation
Priests must not drink any wine before going into the inner courtyard.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
None of the priests may drink wine when they enter the inner courtyard.

International Standard Version
None of the priests are to drink wine after entering the inner courtyard.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

Literal Standard Version
And no priest drinks wine in their coming into the inner court.

NET Bible
No priest may drink wine when he enters the inner court.

New Heart English Bible
Neither shall any of the priests drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

World English Bible
Neither shall any of the priests drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

Young's Literal Translation
And no priest doth drink wine in their coming in unto the inner court.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Duties of the Priests
20They must not shave their heads or let their hair grow long, but must carefully trim their hair. 21No priest may drink wine before he enters the inner court. 22And they shall not marry a widow or a divorced woman, but must marry a virgin of the descendants of the house of Israel, or a widow of a priest.…

Cross References
Leviticus 10:9
"You and your sons are not to drink wine or strong drink when you enter the Tent of Meeting, or else you will die; this is a permanent statute for the generations to come.

Ezekiel 44:22
And they shall not marry a widow or a divorced woman, but must marry a virgin of the descendants of the house of Israel, or a widow of a priest.


Treasury of Scripture

Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

Leviticus 10:9
Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:

Luke 1:15
For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

1 Timothy 3:8
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;









Verse 21. - The prohibition of wine to the priests when engaged in temple service accorded with Mosaic legislation (Leviticus 10:9). Total abstinence at other times was not enjoined.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
No
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

priest
כֹּהֵ֑ן (kō·hên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3548: Priest

may drink
יִשְׁתּ֖וּ (yiš·tū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8354: To imbibe

wine
וְיַ֥יִן (wə·ya·yin)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3196: Wine, intoxication

before he enters
בְּבוֹאָ֖ם (bə·ḇō·w·’ām)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the inner
הַפְּנִימִֽית׃ (hap·pə·nî·mîṯ)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 6442: Interior

court.
הֶחָצֵ֥ר (he·ḥā·ṣêr)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 2691: A yard, a hamlet


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