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Ezekiel 44:2 ASV
And Jehovah said unto me, This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, neither shall any man enter in by it; for Jehovah, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it; therefore it shall be shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 BBE
And the Lord said to me, This doorway is to be shut, it is not to be open, and no man is to go in by it, because the Lord, the God of Israel, has gone in by it; and it is to be shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 CEB
The LORD said to me, This gate remains closed. It shouldn't be opened. No one should come in through it because the LORD, Israel's God, has entered through it. It will remain closed.
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Ezekiel 44:2 CJB
ADONAI said to me, "This gate will remain shut; it will not be opened, and no one will go through it; because ADONAI, the God of Isra'el, has gone through it. Therefore, it is to be kept shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 RHE
And the Lord said to me: This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall pass through it: because the Lord the God of Israel hath entered in by it, and it shall be shut
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Ezekiel 44:2 ESV
And the LORD said to me, "This gate shall remain shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered by it. Therefore it shall remain shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 GW
The LORD said to me, "This gate will stay shut and will not be opened. No one may enter through it because the LORD God of Israel entered through it. It must be kept shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 GNT
and the Lord said to me, "This gate will stay closed and will never be opened. No human being is allowed to use it, because I, the Lord God of Israel, have entered through it. It is to remain closed.
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Ezekiel 44:2 HNV
The LORD said to me, This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, neither shall any man enter in by it; for the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, has entered in by it; therefore it shall be shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 CSB
The Lord said to me: "This gate will remain closed. It will not be opened, and no one will enter through it, because the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered through it. Therefore it will remain closed.
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Ezekiel 44:2 KJV
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 .
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Ezekiel 44:2 LEB
And Yahweh said to me, "This gate will be shut. It shall not be opened, and {no one} will go through it, for Yahweh, the God of Israel, has entered it, and it will be shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 NAS
The LORD said to me, "This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the LORD God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 NCV
The Lord said to me, "This gate will stay shut; it will not be opened. No one may enter through it, because the Lord God of Israel has entered through it. So it must stay shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 NIRV
The LORD said to me, "This gate must remain shut. It must not be opened. No one can enter through it. It must remain shut because I have entered through it. I am the God of Israel.
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Ezekiel 44:2 NIV
The LORD said to me, "This gate is to remain shut. It must not be opened; no one may enter through it. It is to remain shut because the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered through it.
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Ezekiel 44:2 NKJV
And the Lord said to me, "This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter by it, because the Lord God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 NLT
And the LORD said to me, "This gate must remain closed; it will never again be opened. No man will ever pass through it, for the LORD, the God of Israel, entered here. Thus, it must always remain shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 NRS
The Lord said to me: This gate shall remain shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it; for the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered by it; therefore it shall remain shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 RSV
And he said to me, "This gate shall remain shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it; for the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered by it; therefore it shall remain shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 DBY
And Jehovah said unto me, This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter in by it: for Jehovah, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it; and it shall be shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 MSG
God spoke to me: "This gate is shut and it's to stay shut. No one is to go through it because God, the God of Israel, has gone through it. It stays shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 WBT
Then said the LORD to 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.
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Ezekiel 44:2 TMB
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.
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Ezekiel 44:2 TNIV
The LORD said to me, "This gate is to remain shut. It must not be opened; no one may enter through it. It is to remain shut because the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered through it.
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Ezekiel 44:2 WEB
Yahweh said to me, This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, neither shall any man enter in by it; for Yahweh, the God of Israel, has entered in by it; therefore it shall be shut.
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Ezekiel 44:2 WYC
And the Lord said to me, This gate shall be closed, and shall not be opened, and a man shall not pass through it; for the Lord God of Israel entered [in] by it, and it shall (also) be closed to the prince.
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Ezekiel 44:2 YLT
And Jehovah saith unto me, `This gate is shut, it is not opened, and none doth go in by it, for Jehovah, God of Israel, hath come in by it, and it hath been shut.
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Ezekiel 44 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 44

- This chapter contains ordinances relative to the true priests. The prince evidently means Christ, and the words in ver. ( Ezekiel 44:2 ) , may remind us that no other can enter heaven, the true sanctuary, as Christ did; namely, by virtue of his own excellency, and his personal holiness, righteousness, and strength. He who is the Brightness of Jehovah's glory entered by his own holiness; but that way is shut to the whole human race, and we all must enter as sinners, by faith in his blood, and by the power of his grace.

Ezekiel 44 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 44

Ezekiel 44:1-31 . ORDINANCES FOR THE PRINCE AND THE PRIESTS.

2. shut . . . not be opened--( Job 12:14 , Isaiah 22:22 , Revelation 3:7 ). "Shut" to the people ( Exodus 19:21 Exodus 19:22 ), but open to "the prince" ( Ezekiel 44:3 ), he holding the place of God in political concerns, as the priests do in spiritual. As a mark of respect to an Eastern monarch, the gate by which he enters is thenceforth shut to all other persons (compare Exodus 19:24 ).

3. the prince--not King Messiah, as He never would offer a burnt offering for Himself, as the prince is to do ( Ezekiel 46:4 ). The prince must mean the civil ruler under Messiah. His connection with the east gate (by which the Lord had returned to His temple) implies, that, as ruling under God, he is to stand in a place of peculiar nearness to God. He represents Messiah, who entered heaven, the true sanctuary, by a way that none other could, namely, by His own holiness; all others must enter as sinners by faith in His blood, through grace.
eat bread before the Lord--a custom connected with sacrifices ( Genesis 31:54 , Exodus 18:12 , 24:11 , 1 Corinthians 10:18 ).

4-6. Directions as to the priests. Their acts of desecration are attributed to "the house of Israel" ( Ezekiel 44:6 Ezekiel 44:7 ), as the sins of the priesthood and of the people acted and reacted on one another; "like people, like priest" ( Jeremiah 5:31 , Hosea 4:9 ).

7. uncircumcised in heart--Israelites circumcised outwardly, but wanting the true circumcision of the heart ( Deuteronomy 10:16 , Acts 7:51 ).
uncircumcised in flesh--not having even the outward badge of the covenant-people.

8. keepers . . . for yourselves--such as you yourselves thought fit, not such as I approve of. Or else, "Ye have not yourselves kept the charge of My holy things, but have set others as keepers of My charge in My sanctuary for yourselves" [MAURER].

10, 11. Levites . . . shall . . . bear--namely, the punishment of
their iniquity . . . Yet they shall be ministers--So Mark, a Levite, nephew of Barnabas ( Acts 4:36 ), was punished by Paul for losing an opportunity of bearing the cross of Christ, and yet was afterwards admitted into his friendship again, and showed his zeal ( Acts 13:13 , 15:37 , Colossians 4:10 , 2 Timothy 4:11 ). One may be a believer, and that too in a distinguished place, and yet lose some special honor--be acknowledged as pious, yet be excluded from some dignity [BENGEL].
charge at the gates--Better to be "a doorkeeper in the house of God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness" ( Psalms 84:10 ). Though standing as a mere doorkeeper, it is in the house of God, which hath foundations: whereas he who dwells with the wicked, dwells in but shifting tents.

15. Zadok--The priests of the line of Ithamar were to be discharged from ministrations in the temple, because of their corruptions, following in the steps of Eli's sons, against whom the same denunciation was uttered ( 1 Samuel 2:32 1 Samuel 2:35 ). Zadok, according to his name (which means "righteous") and his line, were to succeed ( 1 Kings 2:35 , 1 Chronicles 24:3 ), as they did not take part in the general apostasy to the same degree, and perhaps [FAIRBAIRN] the prophet, referring to their original state, speaks of them as they appeared when first chosen to the office.

17. linen--symbolical of purity. Wool soon induces perspiration in the sultry East and so becomes uncleanly.

18. bonnets--turbans.

19. not sanctify the people with their garments--namely, those peculiarly priestly vestments in which they ministered in the sanctuary.

20. Neither . . . shave . . . heads--as mourners do ( Leviticus 21:1-5 ). The worshippers of the Egyptian idols Serapis and Isis shaved their heads; another reason why Jehovah's priests are not to do so.
nor suffer . . . locks to grow long--as the luxurious, barbarians, and soldiers in warfare did [JEROME].

21. Neither . . . wine--lest the holy enthusiasm of their devotion should be mistaken for inebriation, as in Peter's case ( Acts 2:13 Acts 2:15 Acts 2:18 ).

28. I am their inheritance--( Numbers 18:20 , Deuteronomy 10:9 , 18:1 , Joshua 13:14 Joshua 13:32 ).

30. give . . . priest the first . . . that he may cause the blessing to rest--( Proverbs 3:9 Proverbs 3:10 , Malachi 3:10 ).