Ezekiel 44:23
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New International Version
They are to teach my people the difference between the holy and the common and show them how to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.

King James Bible
And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Darby Bible Translation
And they shall teach my people [the difference] between holy and profane, and cause them to discern between unclean and clean.

World English Bible
They shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Young's Literal Translation
'And My people they direct between holy and common, and between unclean and clean they cause them to discern.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Neither shall they take for their wives a widow - This was prohibited to the high priest only, by Moses, Leviticus 21:13, Leviticus 21:14.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ezekiel 22:26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned my holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane...

Leviticus 10:10,11 And that you may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean...

Deuteronomy 33:10 They shall teach Jacob your judgments, and Israel your law: they shall put incense before you, and whole burnt sacrifice on your altar.

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you...

Micah 3:9-11 Hear this, I pray you, you heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment...

Zephaniah 3:4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

Haggai 2:11-13 Thus said the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying...

Malachi 2:6-9 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity...

2 Timothy 2:24,25 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle to all men, apt to teach, patient...

Titus 1:9-11 Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the disputers...

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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
Leviticus 10:10
so that you can distinguish between the holy and the common, between the unclean and the clean,

Leviticus 11:47
You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between living creatures that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten.'"

Leviticus 13:50
The priest is to examine the affected area and isolate the article for seven days.

Jeremiah 15:19
Therefore this is what the LORD says: "If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them.

Ezekiel 22:26
Her priests do violence to my law and profane my holy things; they do not distinguish between the holy and the common; they teach that there is no difference between the unclean and the clean; and they shut their eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.

Ezekiel 42:20
So he measured the area on all four sides. It had a wall around it, five hundred cubits long and five hundred cubits wide, to separate the holy from the common.

Hosea 4:6
my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.

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