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fore 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.

· 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 thereon.

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 it.

21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, without the sanctuary.

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 without blemish.

24 And thou shalt offer them be

CHAP. XLIV. 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 | unto me, to do the office of a priest the Lord, and all the laws thereof; unto me, nor to come near to any and mark well the entering in of of my holy things, in the most hothe house, with every going forth of ly place: but they shall bear their the sanctuary.

shame, and their abominations which 6 And thou shalt say to the re they have committed. bellious, even to the house of Israel, 14 But I will make them keepers Thus saith the Lord God; O ye of the charge of the house, for all house of Israel, let it suffice you of the service thereof, and for all that all your abominations,

shall be done therein. 7 In that ye have brought into my 15 But the priests the Levites, the sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised sons of Zadok, that kept the charge in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, of my sanctuary when the children to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, of Israel went astray from me, they even my house, when ye offer my shall come near to me to minister bread, the fat and the blood, and unto me, and they shall stand bethey have broken my covenant be fore me to offer unto me the fat and cause of all your abominations. the blood, saith the Lord God:

8 And ye have not kept the charge 16 They shall enter into my sancof mine holy things : but ye have tuary, and they shall come near to set keepers of my charge in my my table, to minister unto me, and sanctuary for yourselves.

they shall keep my charge. 9 Thus saith the Lord God; No 17 And it shall come to pass, that stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor when they enter in at the gates of uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter the inner court, they shall be clothinto my sanctuary, of any stranger ed with linen garments; and no that is among the children of Israel. wool shall come upon them, whiles

10 And the Levites that are gone they minister in the gates of the away far from me, when Israel went inner court, and within. astray, which went astray away from 18 They shall have linen bonnets me after their idols; they shall even upon their heads, and shall have bear their iniquity.

linen breeches upon their loins ; 11 Yet they shall be ministers in they shall not gird themselves with my sanctuary, having charge at the any thing that causeth sweat. gates of the house, and ministering 19 And when they go forth into to the house: they shall slay the the utter court, even into the utter burnt offering and the sacrifice for court to the people, they shall put off the people, and they shall stand be their garments wherein they minfore them to minister unto them. istered, and lay them in the holy

12 Because they ministered unto chambers, and they shall put on them before their idols, and caused other garments; and they shall not the house of Israel to fall into ini sanctify the people with their garquity; therefore have I lifted up ments. mine hand against them, saith the 20 Neither shall they shave their Lord God, and they shall bear their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow iniquity.

long; they shall only poll their 13 And they shall not come near ll heads.

first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.

31 The priest shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

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 defile themselves.

26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.

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 be theirs.

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

CHAP. XLV. 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 pastures of Israel; for a meat ofprince on the one side and on the fering, and for a burnt offering, other side of the oblation of the holy and for peace offerings, to make reportion, and of the possession of the conciliation for them, saith the Lord city, before the oblation of the holy

God. portion, and before the possession of 16 All the people of the land shall the city, from the west side westward, give this oblation for the prince in and from the east side eastward: and Israel. the length shall be over against one 17 And it shall be the prince's of the portions, from the west border part to give burnt offerings, and ineat unto the east border.

offerings, and drink offerings, in the 8 In the land shall be his posses feasts, and in the new moons, and sion in Israel: and my princes shall in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of no more oppress my people; and the house of Israel : he shall prepare the rest of the land shall they give to the sin offering, and the meat offerthe house of Israel according to their ing, and the burnt offering, and the tribes.

peace offerings, to make reconcilia9 Thus saith the Lord God; Let tion for the house of Israel. it suffice you, O princes of Israel : 18 Thus saith the Lord God; In remove violence and spoil, and exe the first month, in the first day of cute judgment and justice, take away the month, thou shalt take a young your exactions from my people, saith bullock without blemish, and cleanse the Lord God.

the sanctuary: 10 Ye shall have just balances, 19 And the priest shall take of and a just ephah, and a just bath. the blood of the sin offering, and put

11 The ephah and the bath shall it upon the posts of the house, and be of one measure, that the bath upon the four corners of the settle may contain the tenth part of an of the altar, and upon the posts of homer, and the ephah the tenth part the gate of the inner court. of an homer : the measure thereof 20 And so thou shalt do the seshall be after the homer.

venth day of the month for every 12 And the shekel shall be twenty one that erreth, and for him that is gerahs : twenty shekels, five and simple : so shall ye reconcile the twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall house. be your maneh.

21 In the first month, in the four13 This is the oblation that ye teenth day of the month, ye shall shall offer; the sixth part of an have the passover, a feast of seven ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye days; unleavened bread shall be shall give the sixth part of an ephah eaten. of an homer of barley :

22 And upon that day shall the 14 Concerning the ordinance of prince prepare for himself and for oil, the bath of oil, ye shall offer the all the people of the land a bullock tenth part of a bath out of the cor, for a sin offering. which is an homer of ten baths; for 23 And seven days of the feast ten baths are an homer:

he shall prepare a burnt offering to 15 And one lamb out of the flock, the Lord, seven bullocks and seout of two hundred, out of the fat! ven rams without blemish daily the

geven 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.

CHAP. XLVI. THUS saith the Lord God; The gate of the inner court that looketh 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 priest shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, 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 door of this gate before the Lord in the sabbaths and in the new moons.

4 And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer unto the Lord in the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish.

5 And the meat offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meat 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 meat offering, aŭ ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain unto, 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 solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth 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 And the prince in the midst of them, when they go in, shall go in; and when they go forth, shall go forth.

11 And in the feasts and in the solemnities the meat 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 unto the LORD, one shall then open him the gate that looketh toward the east, and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, as he did on the sabbath day: then he shall go forth; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate.

13 Thou shalt daily prepare a | burnt offering unto the LORD of a

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