Thus says the Lord God: If the prince makes a gift to any of his sons out of his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons, it is their holding by inheritance.
But if he makes a gift out of his inheritance to one of his servants, it shall be his to the year of liberty; then it shall revert to the prince; only his sons may keep a gift from his inheritance.
The prince shall not take any of the inheritance of the people, thrusting them out of their holding; he shall give his sons their inheritance out of his own holding, so that none of my people shall be dispossessed of their holding.
Then he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the gate, to the north row of the holy chambers for the priests; and there I saw a place at the extreme western end of them.
He said to me, "This is the place where the priests shall boil the guilt offering and the sin offering, and where they shall bake the grain offering, in order not to bring them out into the outer court and so communicate holiness to the people."
Then he brought me out to the outer court, and led me past the four corners of the court; and in each corner of the court there was a court—
in the four corners of the court were small courts, forty cubits long and thirty wide; the four were of the same size.
On the inside, around each of the four courts was a row of masonry, with hearths made at the bottom of the rows all around.
Then he said to me, "These are the kitchens where those who serve at the temple shall boil the sacrifices of the people."