Ezekiel 43:12

12 This is the law of the temple: the whole territory on the top of 1the mountain 2all around shall be most holy. Behold, 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 to the house of Israel the temple, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and they shall measure the plan.
11 And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the temple, its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, that is, its whole design; and make known to them as well all its statutes and its whole design and all its laws, and write it down in their sight, so that they may observe all its laws and all its statutes and carry them out.
12 This is the law of the temple: the whole territory on the top of the mountain all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the temple.
13 "These are the measurements of the altar by cubits (the cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth): its base shall be one cubit high and one cubit broad, with a rim of one span around its edge. And this shall be the height of the altar:
14 from the base on the ground to the lower ledge, two cubits, with a breadth of one cubit; and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge, four cubits, with a breadth of one cubit;

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Ezekiel 40:2]
  • 2. See Ezekiel 42:15-20