Ezekiel 46:1-7 NIV

1 " 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The gate of the inner court1 facing east2 is to be shut on the six working days, but on the Sabbath day and on the day of the New Moon3 it is to be opened.

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2 The prince is to enter from the outside through the portico4 of the gateway and stand by the gatepost. The priests are to sacrifice his burnt offering5 and his fellowship offerings.a He is to worship at the threshold of the gateway and then go out, but the gate will not be shut until evening.6

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    • a 46:2 - Traditionally "peace offerings"; also in verse 12
      3 On the Sabbaths7 and New Moons the people of the land are to worship in the presence of the LORD at the entrance to that gateway.8

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      4 The burnt offering the prince brings to the LORD on the Sabbath day is to be six male lambs and a ram, all without defect.
      5 The grain offering given with the ram is to be an ephah,b and the grain offering with the lambs is to be as much as he pleases, along with a hinc of oil for each ephah.9

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        • b 46:5 - That is, probably about 3/5 bushel (about 22 liters)
        • c 46:5 - That is, probably about 4 quarts (about 4 liters)
          6 On the day of the New Moon10 he is to offer a young bull, six lambs and a ram, all without defect.11

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          7 He is to provide as a grain offering one ephah with the bull, one ephah with the ram, and with the lambs as much as he wants to give, along with a hin of oil with each ephah.12

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