1Thus 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.2And 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, 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.3Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons.4And 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.5And 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.6And 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.7And he shall prepare a meat offering, an 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.8And 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.9But 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.10And the prince in the midst of them, when they go in, shall go in; and when they go forth, shall go forth.11And 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.12Now 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.13Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt offering unto the LORD of a lamb of the first year without blemish: thou shalt prepare it every morning.14And thou shalt prepare a meat offering for it every morning, the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of an hin of oil, to temper with the fine flour; a meat offering continually by a perpetual ordinance unto the LORD.15Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the meat offering, and the oil, every morning for a continual burnt offering.16Thus saith the Lord GOD; If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons' it shall be their possession by inheritance.17But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be his sons'for them.18Moreover the prince shall not take of the people' 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.19After 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 two sides westward.20Then said he unto 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 utter court, to sanctify the people.21Then he brought me forth into the utter court, and caused me to pass by the four corners of the court; and, behold, in every corner of the court there was a court.22In the four corners of the court there were courts joined of forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four corners were of one measure.23And there was a row of building round about in them, round about them four, and it was made with boiling places under the rows round about.24Then said he unto me, These are the places of them that boil, where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of the people.
English Standard Version
The Prince and the Feasts
1“Thus says the Lord God: The gate of the inner court that faces east shall be shut on the six working days, but on the Sabbath day it shall be opened, and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened. (Eze 8:16; Eze 45:18; Eze 45:19)2The prince shall enter by the vestibule of the gate from outside, and shall take his stand by the post of the gate. The priests shall offer his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate. Then he shall go out, but the gate shall not be shut until evening. (Eze 9:3; Eze 40:38; Eze 44:3; Eze 45:19)3The people of the land shall bow down at the entrance of that gate before the Lord on the Sabbaths and on the new moons. (Eze 46:9)4The burnt offering that the prince offers to the Lord on the Sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish. (Nu 28:9; Eze 45:17)5And the grain offering with the ram shall be an ephah, and the grain offering with the lambs shall be as much as he is able, together with a hin of oil to each ephah. (De 16:17; Eze 45:24; Eze 46:14)6On the day of the new moon he shall offer a bull from the herd without blemish, and six lambs and a ram, which shall be without blemish.7As a grain offering he shall provide an ephah with the bull and an ephah with the ram, and with the lambs as much as he is able, together with a hin of oil to each ephah. (Eze 46:5)8When the prince enters, he shall enter by the vestibule of the gate, and he shall go out by the same way. (Eze 46:2)9“When the people of the land come before the Lord at the appointed feasts, he who enters by the north gate to worship shall go out by the south gate, and he who enters by the south gate shall go out by the north gate: no one shall return by way of the gate by which he entered, but each shall go out straight ahead. (Ex 23:14; De 16:16; Eze 46:3)10When they enter, the prince shall enter with them, and when they go out, he shall go out. (Ps 42:4)11“At the feasts and the appointed festivals, the grain offering with a young bull shall be an ephah, and with a ram an ephah, and with the lambs as much as one is able to give, together with a hin of oil to an ephah. (Eze 46:5; Eze 46:7)12When the prince provides a freewill offering, either a burnt offering or peace offerings as a freewill offering to the Lord, the gate facing east shall be opened for him. And he shall offer his burnt offering or his peace offerings as he does on the Sabbath day. Then he shall go out, and after he has gone out the gate shall be shut. (Le 7:16; Le 22:23; De 23:23; Eze 46:1; Eze 46:2)13“You shall provide a lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt offering to the Lord daily; morning by morning you shall provide it. (Ex 29:38; Nu 28:3)14And you shall provide a grain offering with it morning by morning, one sixth of an ephah, and one third of a hin of oil to moisten the flour, as a grain offering to the Lord. This is a perpetual statute. (Eze 46:5)15Thus the lamb and the meal offering and the oil shall be provided, morning by morning, for a regular burnt offering. (Nu 23:15; Nu 23:17)16“Thus says the Lord God: If the prince makes a gift to any of his sons as his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons. It is their property by inheritance.17But if he makes a gift out of his inheritance to one of his servants, it shall be his to the year of liberty. Then it shall revert to the prince; surely it is his inheritance—it shall belong to his sons. (Le 25:10; Eze 45:7)18The prince shall not take any of the inheritance of the people, thrusting them out of their property. He shall give his sons their inheritance out of his own property, so that none of my people shall be scattered from his property.” (1Sa 8:14; 1Ki 21:3; 1Ki 21:7; Eze 34:4; Eze 45:8)
Boiling Places for Offerings
19Then he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the gate, to the north row of the holy chambers for the priests, and behold, a place was there at the extreme western end of them. (Eze 42:4; Eze 46:1)20And he said to me, “This is the place where the priests shall boil the guilt offering and the sin offering, and where they shall bake the grain offering, in order not to bring them out into the outer court and so transmit holiness to the people.” (Le 2:4; 2Ch 35:13; Eze 44:19)21Then he brought me out to the outer court and led me around to the four corners of the court. And behold, in each corner of the court there was another court—22in the four corners of the court were small courts, forty cubits long and thirty broad; the four were of the same size.23On the inside, around each of the four courts was a row of masonry, with hearths made at the bottom of the rows all around.24Then he said to me, “These are the kitchens where those who minister at the temple shall boil the sacrifices of the people.” (Eze 44:11; Eze 46:20)