Ezekiel 45:18
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New International Version
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: In the first month on the first day you are to take a young bull without defect and purify the sanctuary.

King James Bible
Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: In the first [month], on the first of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock, without blemish, and thou shalt purge the sanctuary.

World English Bible
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: In the first [month], in the first [day] of the month, you shall take a young bull without blemish; and you shall cleanse the sanctuary.

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: In the first month, in the first of the month, thou dost take a bullock, a son of the herd, a perfect one, and hast cleansed the sanctuary:

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt take a young bullock - and cleanse the sanctuary - There is nothing of this in the Mosaic law; it seems to have been a new ceremony. An annual purification of the sanctuary may be intended.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

In the first month This seems to enjoin, not a mere dedication, but an annual purification of the sanctuary; of which there is nothing said in the Mosaic law

Exodus 12:2 This month shall be to you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.

Numbers 28:11-15 And in the beginnings of your months you shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram...

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

without blemish

Leviticus 22:20 But whatever has a blemish, that shall you not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God...

1 Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

and cleanse

Ezekiel 43:22,26 And on the second day you shall offer a kid of the goats without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar...

Leviticus 16:16,33 And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel...

Hebrews 9:22-25 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission...

Hebrews 10:3,4,19-22 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year...

Library
Of the Third Seal.
The third animated being is the index of the third seal, in a human form, his station being towards the south, and consequently shows that this seal begins with an emperor proceeding from that cardinal point of the compass; probably with Septimius Severus, the African, an emperor from the south, of whom Eutropius writes in the following manner: "Deriving his origin from Africa, from the province of Tripolis, from the town of Leptis, the only emperor from Africa within all remembrance, before or since."
Joseph Mede—A Key to the Apocalypse

Cross References
Hebrews 9:14
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

Exodus 12:2
"This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.

Leviticus 16:16
In this way he will make atonement for the Most Holy Place because of the uncleanness and rebellion of the Israelites, whatever their sins have been. He is to do the same for the tent of meeting, which is among them in the midst of their uncleanness.

Leviticus 16:33
and make atonement for the Most Holy Place, for the tent of meeting and the altar, and for the priests and all the members of the community.

Leviticus 22:20
Do not bring anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf.

Ezekiel 43:19
You are to give a young bull as a sin offering to the Levitical priests of the family of Zadok, who come near to minister before me, declares the Sovereign LORD.

Ezekiel 43:22
"On the second day you are to offer a male goat without defect for a sin offering, and the altar is to be purified as it was purified with the bull.

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