Ezekiel 43:12

12 This is the law of the temple: all its surrounding territory on top of the mountain[a] will be especially holy.[b] Yes, this is the law of the temple.

Ezekiel 43:12 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 43:12

This is the law of the house
Which follows, the more general one, which comprehends the rest: upon the top of the mountain;
denoting the exaltation and visibility of the church of Christ in the latter day, as well as its firmness and stability; see ( Isaiah 2:2 Isaiah 2:3 ) : the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy;
all belonging to it shall be as the most holy place in the temple, sacred to the Lord; laws, ordinances, doctrines, worship, members, ministers, all holy; nothing said or done, or have a place here, but what is holy; see ( Zechariah 14:20 Zechariah 14:21 ) : this is the law of the house;
the principal one, according to which are directed and governed.

Ezekiel 43:12 In-Context

10 "As for you, son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, so that they may be ashamed of their iniquities. Let them measure [its] pattern,
11 and they will be ashamed of all that they have done. Reveal the design of the temple to them-its layout with its exits and entrances-its complete design along with all its statutes, design specifications, and laws. Write it down in their sight so that they may observe its complete design and all its statutes and may carry them out.
12 This is the law of the temple: all its surrounding territory on top of the mountain will be especially holy. Yes, this is the law of the temple.
13 "These are the measurements of the altar in units of length (each unit being the standard length plus three inches): the gutter is 21 inches [deep] and 21 inches wide, with a rim of nine inches around its edge. This is the base of the altar.
14 [The distance] from the gutter on the ground to the lower ledge is three and a half feet, and the width [of the ledge] is 21 inches. There are seven feet from the small ledge to the large ledge, [whose] width is also 21 inches.

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