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

Darby Bible Translation
And he brought me back toward the outer gate of the sanctuary which looked toward 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.

Ezekiel 44:1 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The outward sanctuary - In opposition to the temple itself, which was the inner sanctuary.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the outward. So called in opposition to the temple itself, which was the inner sanctuary.

Ezekiel 40:6,17 Then came he to the gate which looks toward the east, and went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate...

Ezekiel 42:14 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the utter court...

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.

2 Chronicles 20:5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,

2 Chronicles 33:5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

Acts 21:28-30 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teaches all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place...

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

Ezekiel 46:1 Thus said the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days...

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That the Ruler Relax not his Care for the Things that are Within in his Occupation among the Things that are Without, nor Neglect to Provide
The ruler should not relax his care for the things that are within in his occupation among the things that are without, nor neglect to provide for the things that are without in his solicitude for the things that are within; lest either, given up to the things that are without, he fall away from his inmost concerns, or, occupied only with the things that are within bestow not on his neighbours outside himself what he owes them. For it is often the case that some, as if forgetting that they have
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Ezekiel
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Chronicles 9:18
being stationed at the King's Gate on the east, up to the present time. These were the gatekeepers belonging to the camp of the Levites.

Ezekiel 40:6
Then he went to the east gate. He climbed its steps and measured the threshold of the gate; it was one rod deep.

Ezekiel 40:17
Then he brought me into the outer court. There I saw some rooms and a pavement that had been constructed all around the court; there were thirty rooms along the pavement.

Ezekiel 42:14
Once the priests enter the holy precincts, they are not to go into the outer court until they leave behind the garments in which they minister, for these are holy. They are to put on other clothes before they go near the places that are for the people."

Ezekiel 43:1
Then the man brought me to the gate facing east,

Ezekiel 46:1
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The gate of the inner court facing east is to be shut on the six working days, but on the Sabbath day and on the day of the New Moon it is to be opened.

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