Ezekiel 43:12

12 “This is the law of the temple: All the surrounding area on top of the mountain will be most holy. Such is the law of the temple.

Ezekiel 43:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
ESV
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.
NLT
12 And this is the basic law of the Temple: absolute holiness! The entire top of the mountain where the Temple is built is holy. Yes, this is the basic law of the Temple.
MSG
12 "This is the law of the Temple: As it radiates from the top of the mountain, everything around it becomes holy ground. Yes, this is law, the meaning, of the Temple.
CSB
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.

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 “Son of man, describe the temple to the people of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their sins. Let them consider its perfection,
11 and if they are ashamed of all they have done, make known to them the design of the temple—its arrangement, its exits and entrances—its whole design and all its regulations and laws. Write these down before them so that they may be faithful to its design and follow all its regulations.
12 “This is the law of the temple: All the surrounding area on top of the mountain will be most holy. Such is the law of the temple.
13 “These are the measurements of the altar in long cubits, that cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth: Its gutter is a cubit deep and a cubit wide, with a rim of one span around the edge. And this is the height of the altar:
14 From the gutter on the ground up to the lower ledge that goes around the altar it is two cubits high, and the ledge is a cubit wide. From this lower ledge to the upper ledge that goes around the altar it is four cubits high, and that ledge is also a cubit wide.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Ezekiel 42:20; Ezekiel 40:2
  • 2. S Ezekiel 17:22