Then the man brought me back to the east gateway in the outer wall of the Temple area, but it was closed.
And the said to me, “This gate must remain closed; it will never again be opened. No one will ever open it and pass through, for the , the God of Israel, has entered here. Therefore, it must always remain shut.
Only the prince himself may sit inside this gateway to feast in the ’s presence. But he may come and go only through the entry room of the gateway.”
Then the man brought me through the north gateway to the front of the Temple. I looked and saw that the glory of the filled the Temple of the , and I fell face down on the ground.
And the said to me, “Son of man, take careful notice. Use your eyes and ears, and listen to everything I tell you about the regulations concerning the ’s Temple. Take careful note of the procedures for using the Temple’s entrances and exits.
And give these rebels, the people of Israel, this message from the Sovereign : O people of Israel, enough of your detestable sins!