Ezekiel 44:22

Overview - Ezekiel 44
The east gate assigned only to the prince.
The priests reproved for polluting the sanctuary.
Idolaters incapable of the priests office.
15 The sons of Zadok are accepted thereto.
17 Ordinances for the priests.
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Ezekiel 44:22  (King James Version)
Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.

This was prohibited only to the high priest under the law; but is here extended to all the priests, perhaps to intimate the superior sanctity of the times to which it refers.

a widow
Leviticus 21:7 Leviticus 21:13 Leviticus 21:14 ; 1 Timothy 3:2 1 Timothy 3:4 1 Timothy 3:5 1 Timothy 3:11 1 Timothy 3:12 ; Titus 1:6

put away
Hebrew thrust forth.
Deuteronomy 24:1-4

that had a priest before
Hebrew from a priest.