1 Afterward he
brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the
2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the
way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters:
and the earth shined with his glory.
3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which
I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to
destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that
I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face.
4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of
the gate whose prospect is toward the east.
5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court;
and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.
6 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the
man stood by me.
7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and
the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the
midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name,
shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor
their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their
kings in their high places
8 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and
their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they
have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they
have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.
9 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of
their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them
10 Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that
they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure
11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, shew them
the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings
out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof,
and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and
all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they
may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof,
and do them.
12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain
the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold,
this is the law of the house.
13 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits:
The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall
be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof
by the edge thereof round about shall be a span: and this shall
be the higher place of the altar.
14 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle
shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the
lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four cubits,
and the breadth one cubit.
15 So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and
upward shall be four horns.
16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad,
square in the four squares thereof.
17 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen
broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall
be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about;
and his stairs shall look toward the east.
18 And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD;
These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall
make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon, and to sprinkle blood
19 And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of
the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto
me, saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock for a sin offering.
20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the
four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and
upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge
21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and
he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, without
22 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats
without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the
altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock.
23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer
a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock
24 And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests
shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for
a burnt offering unto the LORD.
25 Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin
offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram
out of the flock, without blemish.
26 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and
they shall consecrate themselves.
27 And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the
eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt
offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will
accept you, saith the Lord GOD.
1 Then he brought
me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh
toward the east; and it was shut.
2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall
not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the
LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it
shall be shut.
3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat
bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch
of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.
4 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house:
and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the
house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.
5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold
with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto
thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD,
and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the
house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.
6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of
Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it
suffice you of all your abominations,
7 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised
in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary,
to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat
and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all
8 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye
have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.
9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart,
nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of
any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel
went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols;
they shall even bear their iniquity.
11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge
at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they
shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people,
and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.
12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and
caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore
have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD,
and they shall bear their iniquity.
13 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of
a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things,
in the most holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and
their abominations which they have committed.
14 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house,
for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done
15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept
the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went
astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto
me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat
and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:
16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near
to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.
17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the
gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments;
and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the
gates of the inner court, and within.
18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall
have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves
with any thing that causeth sweat.
19 And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the
utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments
wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers,
and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify
the people with their garments.
20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks
to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into
the inner court.
22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her
that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of
the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.
23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the
holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean
and the clean.
24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they
shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep
my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall
hallow my sabbaths.
25 And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves:
but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter,
for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may
26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven
27 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the
inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his
sin offering, saith the Lord GOD.
28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their
inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel:
I am their possession.
29 They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and
the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing in Israel shall
30 And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every
oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the
priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your
dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself,
or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.
1 Moreover, when
ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer
an oblation unto the LORD, an holy portion of the land: the
length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds,
and the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in
all the borders thereof round about.
2 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length,
with five hundred in breadth, square round about; and fifty
cubits round about for the suburbs thereof.
3 And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five
and twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in
it shall be the sanctuary and the most holy place.
4 The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the
ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister
unto the LORD: and it shall be a place for their houses, and
an holy place for the sanctuary.
5 And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten thousand
of breadth, shall also the Levites, the ministers of the house,
have for themselves, for a possession for twenty chambers.
6 And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand
broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the oblation
of the holy portion: it shall be for the whole house of Israel.
7 And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and
on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of
the possession of the city, before the oblation of the holy
portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west
side westward, and from the east side eastward: and the length
shall be over against one of the portions, from the west border
unto the east border.
8 In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes
shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land shall
they give to the house of Israel according to their tribes.
9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of
Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and
justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the
10 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just
11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the
bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the
tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the
12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five
and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your manneh.
13 This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part
of an ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth
part of an ephah of an homer of barley:
14 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall
offer the tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is an homer
of ten baths; for ten baths are an homer:
15 And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of
the fat pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt
offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for
them, saith the Lord GOD.
16 All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the
prince in Israel.
17 And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings,
and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and
in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of
the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and
the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings,
to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.
18 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:
19 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering,
and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners
of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of
the inner court.
20 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every
one that erreth, and for him that is simple: so shall ye reconcile
21 In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye
shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread
shall be eaten.
22 And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and
for all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering.
23 And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering
to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily
the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin offering.
24 And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock,
and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an ephah.
25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month,
shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according
to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according
to the meat offering, and according to the oil.