B D1 a1 1,2. Prince. b1 3. The People. "They". c1 4-7. The offerings. D2 a2 8. Prince. b2 9,10. The People. c2 11. The offerings. D3 a3 12-. Prince. b3 -12. The People. c3 13-15. The offerings.
1 Thus says the Lord GOD; 'The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
2 And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings (the prince who offers for the nation), and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.
3 Likewise the People of the land shall worship at the entrance of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons. (They worship only; they do not offer.)
4 And the burnt offering that the prince shall bring near to the LORD in the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish.
5 And the gift offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the gift offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
6 And in the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram: they shall be without blemish.
7 And he shall prepare a gift offering, an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain to, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
8 And when the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way of the porch of that gate, and he shall go forth by the way thereof.
9 But when the People of the land shall come before the LORD in the appointed times, he that enters in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that enters by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth over against it.
10 As for the prince, when they come in, he shall come in the midst of them; and when they go forth, he shall go forth.
11 And in the feasts and in the appointed times the gift offering shall be an ephah to a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and to the lambs as he is able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
12 Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt offering or peace offerings voluntarily to the LORD, [the gatekeeper] shall then open him the gate that looks toward the east,
and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, according as he did on the sabbath day (it will be the princes duty to offer for the nation): then he shall go forth; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate.
13 You shall daily prepare a burnt offering to the LORD of a lamb of the first year without blemish: you shall prepare it every morning. (See Ex. 29:36. Num. 28:3)
14 And you shall prepare a gift offering thereupon every morning, the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of an hin of oil, to mix with the fine flour; a meat offering continually by a perpetual ordinance to the LORD.
15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the gift offering, and the oil, every morning for a continual burnt offering.'
16 Thus says the Lord GOD; 'If the prince give a gift to any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall be their possession by inheritance.
17 But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of jubilee (see Lev. 25:10. This shows that this prophecy will, and must yet, be literally fulfilled. Moreover, the jubilee occurred only twice in a century.); after it shall return to the prince: truly, it is his own inheritance; as to his sons', to them it hall go.
18 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession: that My People be not scattered every man from his possession.' ' "
A d 19. Boiling places. In the inner court. e 20. Uses. For the Priests. d 21-23. Boiling places. In the outer court. e 24. Uses. For the People.
19 After he brought me through the entry, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers of the priests, which looked toward the north: and, behold, there was a place on the farthest side westward.
20 Then said he to me, "This is the place where the priests shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, where they shall bake the meat offering; that they bear them not out into the outer court, to sanctify the People." (Cp. 44:19.)
21 Then he brought me forth into the outer court (the boiling places), and caused me to pass by the four corners of the court; and, behold, in every corner of the court there was a court.
22 In the four corners of the court there were courts covered over (or closed courts) of forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four were of the same measure.
23 And there was aa enclosure round about in them, round about them four, and it was made with boiling places under the rows round about.
24 Then said he to me, "These are the places of them that boil, where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of the People."