1Thus says the Lord Yahweh: The gate of the inner court that looks toward
the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath day it shall
be opened, and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
shall enter by the way of the porch of the gate outside, and shall stand by
the post of the gate; and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and
his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then
he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.
people of the land shall worship at the door of that gate before Yahweh on
the Sabbaths and on the new moons.
4The burnt offering that the prince
shall offer to Yahweh shall be on the Sabbath day six lambs without blemish
and a ram without blemish;
5and the meal offering shall be an ephah for
the ram, and the meal offering for the lambs as he is able to give, and a hin
of oil to an ephah.
6On the day of the new moon it shall be a young bull
without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram; they shall be without blemish:
7and he shall prepare a meal offering, an ephah for the bull, and an
ephah for the ram, and for the lambs according as he is able, and a hin of
oil to an ephah.
8When the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way
of the porch of the gate, and he shall go forth by the way of it.
when the people of the land shall come before Yahweh in the appointed feasts,
he who enters by the way of the north gate to worship shall go forth by the
way of the south gate; and he who enters by the way of the south gate shall
go forth by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the
gate by which he came in, but shall go forth straight before him.
prince, when they go in, shall go in with of them; and when they go out, he
shall go out.
11In the feasts and in the solemnities the meal offering
shall be an ephah for a bull, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs as he
is able to give, and a hin of oil to an ephah.
12When the prince shall
prepare a freewill offering, a burnt offering or peace offerings as a
freewill offering to Yahweh, one shall open for him the gate that looks
toward the east; and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his
peace offerings, as he does on the Sabbath day: then he shall go forth; and
after his going forth one shall shut the gate.
13You shall prepare a lamb
a year old without blemish for a burnt offering to Yahweh daily: morning by
morning shall you prepare it.
14You shall prepare a meal offering with it
morning by morning, the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of a hin
of oil, to moisten the fine flour; a meal offering to Yahweh continually by a
15Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the
meal offering, and the oil, morning by morning, for a continual burnt
16Thus says the Lord Yahweh: If the prince give a gift to any
of his sons, it is his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons; it is their
possession by inheritance.
17But if he give of his inheritance a gift to
one of his servants, it shall be his to the year of liberty; then it shall
return to the prince; but as for his inheritance, it shall be for his sons.
18Moreover the prince shall not take of the people’s inheritance, to
thrust them out of their possession; he shall give inheritance to his sons
out of his own possession, that my people not be scattered every man from his
19Then he brought me through the entry, which was at the side
of the gate, into the holy chambers for the priests, which looked toward the
north: and behold, there was a place on the hinder part westward.
said to me, This is the place where the priests shall boil the
trespass offering and the sin offering, and where they shall bake the
meal offering; that they not bring them forth into the outer court, to
sanctify the people.
21Then he brought me forth into the outer court, and
caused me to pass by the four corners of the court; and behold, in every
corner of the court there was a court.
22In the four corners of the court
there were courts enclosed, forty cubits long and thirty broad: these
four in the corners were of one measure.
23There was a wall round about
in them, round about the four, and boiling places were made under the walls
24Then said he to me, These are the boiling houses, where
the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of the people.