New Living Translation
And the man said to me, "The room beside the north inner gate is for the priests who supervise the Temple maintenance.
King James Bible
And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said unto me, This cell whose front is towards the south is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.
World English Bible
He said to me, This room, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the house;
Young's Literal Translation
And he speaketh unto me: 'This chamber, whose front is southward, is for priests keeping charge of the house;
Ezekiel 40:45 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
40:45 The keepers - While, according to their courses, they had the charge of the house of God, and attended on the service of it.
1 Chronicles 9:23
These gatekeepers and their descendants, by their divisions, were responsible for guarding the entrance to the house of the LORD when that house was a tent.
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. Oh, praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, you who serve at night in the house of the LORD.
Then the man brought me through the gateway into the outer courtyard of the Temple. A stone pavement ran along the walls of the courtyard, and thirty rooms were built against the walls, opening onto the pavement.
A door led from the entry room of one of the inner gateways into a side room, where the meat for sacrifices was washed.
They may still be Temple guards and gatekeepers, and they may slaughter the animals brought for burnt offerings and be present to help the people.
"However, the Levitical priests of the family of Zadok continued to minister faithfully in the Temple when Israel abandoned me for idols. These men will serve as my ministers. They will stand in my presence and offer the fat and blood of the sacrifices, says the Sovereign LORD.
This area will be holy, set aside for the priests who minister to the LORD in the sanctuary. They will use it for their homes, and my Temple will be located within it.
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