Ezekiel 46
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1"This is what the Lord GOD says: 'The inner, east-facing courtyard is to remain shut during the six working days of the week, but on the Sabbath day it is to be opened, as well as on the day of the New Moon. 2The Regent Prince is to enter through the portico of the gate from outside and is to stand at the doorframe of the gate where the priests are to present the Regent Prince's burnt offerings and peace offerings. Then the Regent Prince is to worship at the threshold of the gate and go out. The gate is not to be closed until evening. 3The people who live in the land are to worship at the doorway of the gate on the Sabbaths and New Moons in the LORD's presence.'" 4"'The burnt offering that the Regent Prince is to present to the LORD on the Sabbath day is to consist of six lambs without defect, a ram without defect, 5a grain offering with the ram consisting of an ephah, a grain offering with the lambs consisting of whatever amount he brings with him, and a hin of oil with each ephah of grain. 6Furthermore, each New Moon there is to be a young bull presented without defect, six male lambs, and a ram without defect. 7The Regent Prince is to present an ephah of grain along with the bull, an ephah of grain along with the ram, a grain offering—consisting of as much as he is able to give—and a hin of olive oil with each ephah of grain. 8"'The Regent Prince is to enter through the portico of the gate and is to leave the same way he came in. 9When the people who live in the land come into the LORD's presence during the festivals, whoever enters through the northern gate is to leave through the southern gate, and whoever enters through the southern gate is to leave through the northern gate. No one is to leave by the same route that he enters, but instead is to go straight out. 10The Regent Prince is to enter when they are coming in, and he is to leave when they go out.'"

11"'The grain offering for the festivals and appointed festivals is to include an ephah with a bull, an ephah with a ram, and as much grain with the lambs as the Regent Prince brings with him, along with a hin of oil with each ephah. 12Whenever the Regent Prince presents a voluntary offering, burnt offering, or peace offering, he is to present it voluntarily to the LORD, and the east-facing gate is to be opened for him. He is to provide his burnt offering and peace offering as he does on the Sabbath. When he leaves, the gate is to be shut behind him.

13He is to present a one year old lamb without defect for a burnt offering to the LORD in the morning every day. 14In addition, he is to present a grain offering with it every morning, consisting of a sixth of an ephah mixed with one third of a hin of oil. This grain offering is to be offered to the LORD as a permanent ordinance. 15They are to present the lamb offering, the grain offering, and the oil every morning as an ongoing burnt offering.'"

16"This is what the Lord GOD says: 'If the Regent Prince gives a gift to someone, it is to remain with the man's descendants as their own inheritance. 17But if he gives a gift to any of his servants, it is to belong to the servant until the Year of Release, at which time it is to be returned to the Regent Prince. His inheritance is to belong only to his sons. 18The Regent Prince is not to appropriate the nation's inheritance nor take advantage of them by taking their property from them. Instead, he is to provide an inheritance for his sons from his own possessions so that my people will not be separated from their possessions.'"

19Then the angel brought me in through an entrance beside the gate into the north-facing chambers dedicated to the priests. As I looked toward the rear of the far western end, I saw a place 20about which he said, "This is where the priests will be boiling the guilt and sin offerings and baking the grain offerings so they don't bring them through the outer courtyard, thus diminishing the people's holiness."

21Then he brought me out to the exterior courtyard and led me across to each of the four corners of the courtyard. There in each corner was an enclosed area set aside, 22all of them the same size; that is, each was 40 cubits long and 30 cubits wide. 23A low wall built of masonry surrounded each courtyard, with boiling places set in rows in the wall. 24He told me, "This is where the ministers of the Temple will be preparing the sacrifices that will be presented by the people.

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