Ezekiel 44:3

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 44:3  (King James Version)
It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

Ezekiel 46:2 Ezekiel 46:8 2 Chronicles 23:13 ; 34:31

the prince
It is probable that the prince mentioned here and elsewhere, does not mean the Messiah, but the ruler of the Jewish nation for the time being. For it is not only directed where he should sit in the temple, and eat his portion of the sacrifices, and when and how he should go out; but it is also ordered (ch. 45:22, ) that at the passover he shall offer a bullock, a sin offering for himself and the people; and to guard him against any temptation of oppressing the people, he had a provision of land allotted to him, (ch. 45:8, ) out of which he is to give an inheritance for his sons, (ch
46:18 .) These appear plainly to be political rules for common princes, and for a succession of them; but as no such rules were observed under the second temple, the fulfilment of it must still be future.
34:24 37:25 Zechariah 6:12 Zechariah 6:13

to eat
Genesis 31:54 ; Exodus 24:9-11 ; Deuteronomy 12:7 Deuteronomy 12:17 Deuteronomy 12:18 ; Isaiah 23:18 ; 62:9 1 Corinthians 10:18-33
Revelation 3:20

he shall enter
40:9 Ezekiel 46:2 Ezekiel 46:8-10