Ezekiel 44:1-6 NIV

The Prince, the Levites, the Priests

1 Then the man brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, the one facing east,1 and it was shut.

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2 The LORD said to me, "This gate is to remain shut. It must not be opened; no one may enter through it.2 It is to remain shut because the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered through it.

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3 The prince himself is the only one who may sit inside the gateway to eat in the presence3 of the LORD. He is to enter by way of the portico of the gateway and go out the same way.4"

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4 Then the man brought me by way of the north gate5 to the front of the temple. I looked and saw the glory of the LORD filling the temple6 of the LORD, and I fell facedown.7

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5 The LORD said to me, "Son of man, look carefully, listen closely and give attention to everything I tell you concerning all the regulations regarding the temple of the LORD. Give attention to the entrance8 of the temple and all the exits of the sanctuary.9

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6 Say to the rebellious house10 of Israel, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Enough of your detestable practices, O house of Israel!

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