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.
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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Come near to my table - To place the shew-bread there, and to burn incense on the golden altar in the holy of holies.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They shall enter
to my table To place the shew-bread there. It is observable, that the table in the sanctuary is mentioned rather than the altar of incense; perhaps intimating the change in the external institutions of Divine worship which should take place before the accomplishment of the prophecy. It is not easy to determine, whether any external regulations, with respect to Divine ordinances, answerable to these predictions, will be made among the converted Jews, when reinstated in their own land, or not.
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Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great
"You are to be responsible for the care of the sanctuary and the altar, so that my wrath will not fall on the Israelites again.
But only you and your sons may serve as priests in connection with everything at the altar and inside the curtain. I am giving you the service of the priesthood as a gift. Anyone else who comes near the sanctuary is to be put to death."
You sat on an elegant couch, with a table spread before it on which you had placed the incense and olive oil that belonged to me.
There was a wooden altar three cubits high and two cubits square; its corners, its base and its sides were of wood. The man said to me, "This is the table that is before the LORD."
"By offering defiled food on my altar. "But you ask, 'How have we defiled you?' "By saying that the LORD's table is contemptible.
"But you profane it by saying, 'The Lord's table is defiled,' and, 'Its food is contemptible.'
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