Ezekiel 44:8
New International Version
Instead of carrying out your duty in regard to my holy things, you put others in charge of my sanctuary.

New Living Translation
Instead of safeguarding my sacred rituals, you have hired foreigners to take charge of my sanctuary.

English Standard Version
And you have not kept charge of my holy things, but you have set others to keep my charge for you in my sanctuary.

Berean Study Bible
And you have not kept charge of My holy things, but have appointed others to keep charge of My sanctuary for you.’

New American Standard Bible
"And you have not kept charge of My holy things yourselves, but you have set foreigners to keep charge of My sanctuary."

New King James Version
And you have not kept charge of My holy things, but you have set others to keep charge of My sanctuary for you.”

King James Bible
And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

Christian Standard Bible
You have not kept charge of my holy things but have appointed others to keep charge of my sanctuary for you.'

Contemporary English Version
Instead of following the proper ways to worship me, you have put foreigners in charge of worship at my temple.

Good News Translation
They have not taken charge of the sacred rituals in my Temple, but instead have put foreigners in charge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have not kept charge of My holy things but have appointed others to keep charge of My sanctuary for you."

International Standard Version
Furthermore, you haven't paid attention to the requirements for my holy things. Instead, you placed foreigners in charge of my sanctuary."'

NET Bible
You have not kept charge of my holy things, but you have assigned foreigners to keep charge of my sanctuary for you.

New Heart English Bible
You have not performed the duty of my holy things; but you have set performers of my duty in my sanctuary for yourselves.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You didn't take care of my holy things. You put foreigners in charge of my temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye have not kept the charge of My holy things; but ye have set keepers of My charge in My sanctuary to please yourselves.

New American Standard 1977
“And you have not kept charge of My holy things yourselves, but you have set foreigners to keep charge of My sanctuary.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ye have not kept the charge of my holy things; but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

King James 2000 Bible
And you have not kept charge of my holy things: but you have set others as keepers of my charge in my sanctuary instead of yourselves.

American King James Version
And you have not kept the charge of my holy things: but you have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

American Standard Version
And ye have not kept the charge of my holy things; but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and ye appointed others to keep the charges in my sanctuary.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you have not kept the ordinances of my sanctuary: but you have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye have not kept the charge of my holy things, but have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

English Revised Version
And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye have not kept the charge of my holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

World English Bible
You have not performed the duty of my holy things; but you have set performers of my duty in my sanctuary for yourselves.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have not kept the charge of My holy things, and ye set them for keepers of My charge in My sanctuary for you.
Study Bible
The Duties of the Levites
7In addition to all your other abominations, you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in both heart and flesh, to occupy My sanctuary; you defiled My temple when you offered My food—the fat and the blood; you broke My covenant. 8And you have not kept charge of My holy things, but have appointed others to keep charge of My sanctuary for you.’ 9This is what the Lord GOD says: No foreigner uncircumcised in heart and flesh may enter My sanctuary—not even a foreigner who lives among the Israelites.…
Cross References
Leviticus 22:2
"Tell Aaron and his sons to treat with respect the sacred offerings that the Israelites have consecrated to Me, so that they do not profane My holy name. I am the LORD.

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."

Treasury of Scripture

And you have not kept the charge of my holy things: but you have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

ye have not

Leviticus 22:2
Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow unto me: I am the LORD.

Numbers 18:3-5
And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle: only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die…

Acts 7:53
Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.

charge.

Ezekiel 44:14,16
But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein…

Ezekiel 40:45,46
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…

1 Chronicles 23:22
And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their brethren the sons of Kish took them.







Lexicon
And you have not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

kept
שְׁמַרְתֶּ֖ם (šə·mar·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
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 My holy things,
קָדָשָׁ֑י (qā·ḏā·šāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

but have appointed
וַתְּשִׂימ֗וּן (wat·tə·śî·mūn)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

others to keep
לְשֹׁמְרֵ֧י (lə·šō·mə·rê)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

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

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

for you.’
לָכֶֽם׃ (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
(8) For yourselves.--Comp. 1Kings 12:31.

Verse 8. - Instead of having exercised a holy solicitude for the purity of the temple and the regularity of its rites, by keeping strict watch over the holy things of Jehovah, the house of Israel had set keepers; literally, had set them, i.e. the uncircumcised "strangers" above referred to, as keepers of Jehovah's charge in his sanctuary for themselves, i.e. to please themselves, irrespective altogether of Jehovah's enactments. From this it has been argued, by Wellhausen, Smend, Driver, and others, that the "strangers" above mentioned had been not only allowed access to the outer court as spectators or as worshippers while the priests were offering sacrifice, but admitted to the inner court as assistants to the priests in their altar duties, that this, the employment of these heathen hierodules, had been the special wickedness of which Israel had been guilty, and that henceforward these "foreign ministers" were to be thrust out from their offices, and their places supplied by the about-to-be-degraded Levites. It is, however, doubtful if the phrase, keepers of my charge in the sanctuary, can be made to signify more than has already been expressed by the clause, "to be in my sanctuary... when ye offer my bread" (ver. 7), by which, as Kliefoth and Keil explain, Israel had practically made these strangers "keepers of Jehovah's charge," i.e. observers of the rites of worship prescribed by him, though observers in their way, not in his; if more can be extracted from the words, then the most they can be legitimately made to affirm (as there is no mention of the inner court) is that these "strangers," in addition to obtaining access to the outer court to witness the sacrifices, or perhaps offer such for themselves, had been more or less frequently employed in performing subordinate offices towards the Levites, who were the proper priests' assistants, like the Gibeonites, whom Joshua (Joshua 9:27) made "hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation and for the altar of the Lord unto this day," and like the Nethinim, whom, according to Ezra (Ezra 8:20), David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites (see Delitzsch, Luthardt's 'Zeitschrift fur kirchliche Wissenschaft,' 1880, p. 283). (On the phrase, "to keep the charge of Jehovah," as signifying to follow his directions or comply with his prescriptions, see Numbers 9:23.) "In the sanctuary" explains that the prescriptions alluded to were those pertaining to the sanctuary or to the worship of Jehovah. 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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