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the gate of the outward sanctuary = the outer gate of the sanctuary.
the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .
man. Hebrew ' ish . App-14 . Therefore the prince of Ezekiel 44:3 is more than man: either the risen David, or the Messiah Himself'.
the God of Israel . See note on Isaiah 29:23 ,
God . Hebrew. Elohim , App-4 .
It is for the prince ; the prince. Hebrew The Prince: as prince: i.e. the risen David, the vice-regent of the Messiah (Ezekiel 34:23 , Ezekiel 34:24 ; Ezekiel 37:24 , Ezekiel 37:25 ); or, the Messiah Himself. See note on "man", Ezekiel 44:2 .
behold. Figure of speech Asterismos . App-6 .
Hon of man. See note on Ezekiel 2:1 .
mark well = set thine heart.
ordinances = statutes.
laws. Heb, text "law"; but margin and some codices, with four early printed editions, read "laws".
entering in = entrance.
going forth = outgoings.
rebellious . Hebrew rebellion, put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for rebellious people.
the Lord GOD . Hebrew. Adonai Jehovah , See note on Ezekiel 2:4 .
strangers = aliens. Hebrew "sons of the foreigner "
uncircumcised in heart . Reference to Pentateuch, (Leviticus 26:41 .Deuteronomy 10:16; Deuteronomy 10:16 ), App-92 . Compare Jeremiah 9:25 , Jeremiah 9:26 .
pollute = profane.
offer = bring near.
the fat and the blood. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 3:16 , Leviticus 3:17 ). they. Most of the ancient versions read "ye".
ye have not kept, &c. See Ezekiel 40:46 , &c.
holy . See note on Exodus 3:5 .
yourselves : i.e. your own pleasure.
Thus saith, &c. This emphatic commencement is repeated in Ezekiel 45:9 , Ezekiel 45:18 ; Ezekiel 46:1 , Ezekiel 46:16 ; Ezekiel 47:13 . Compare Ezekiel 31:10 , Ezekiel 31:15 ; Ezekiel 43:18 .
stranger = foreigner.
children = sons.
the Levites. These are distinguished here from the priests (15-27); see S2 and S1, above and consult note on Ezekiel 43:19 ; and Deuteronomy 17:2 .
are gone away = went astray.
idols = dirty idols.
iniquity. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for the punishment due to it. Reif, 'avah . App-44 .
Yet. Refers to the portion of service reserved for these Levites.
for the People i.e. the Nation. See note on ordinances", Ezekiel 43:18 .
they shall stand. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 10:8 ). App-92 . Compare Ezekiel 44:15 and Numbers 16:9 .
caused , &c, = were to the house of Israel for s stumblingblock of iniquity.
saith the Lord GOD = [is] Adonai Jehovah's oracle.
not come near unto Me . This is to be the punishment in the coming future order.
a priest. See note on Ezekiel 43:19 .
most holy place = holy of holies.
they shall be clothed , &c. Reference to Pentateuch, (Exodus 28:42 ). App-92 .
within = toward [the house].
bonnets = head = dresses, or turbans. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 39:28 ). App-92 . Compare Ezekiel 24:1 .Isaiah 61:10 .
they. Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read and they".
with, &c. Hebrew = "with sweat"; sweat being put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Effect), App-6 , for that which causes sweat.
utter = outer.
chambers = storerooms. Hebrew. lishkah . See note on Ezekiel 40:17 . Same word as Ezekiel 41:10 ; but not elsewhere in Ezekiel 41:0 .
and they shall. Hebrew text of some codices reads "they shall"; and margin "and shall". Compare Ezekiel 42:14 .
Neither shall they , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 21:5 ). App-92 .
only poll = surely clip.
Neither shall any , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 10:9 ).
wine . Hebrew. yayin . See App-27 .
when , &c. They might do so at other times.
Neither shall they , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 21:14 ). App-92 .
And they shall teach , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 10:11 ). App-92 .
profane = common.
them. The 1611 edition of the Authorized Version reads "men".
And in controversy , do. Ref to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 17:9 ). App-92 .
controverey = strife.
assemblies = appointed seasons.
they shall hallow , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 19:30 ),
And they shall come , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 21:1 ). App-92 .
person = human being. Hebrew ' adam . App-14 .
for brother . Some codices. with one early printed edition, read "or for", completing the Figure of speech Paradiastole ( App-6 ).
And after he is cleansed. seven days . Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 6:10 , "on the eighth day "). App-92 .
in the day . See App-18 .
sin offering . App-43 .
I am their inheritance . Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 18:20 . Deuteronomy 10:9 ; Deuteronomy 18:1 , Deuteronomy 18:2 ). App-92 .
every dedicated thing , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 18:14 . A verbal reference. App-92 .
first of all, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 13:2 ; Exodus 22:29 , Exodus 22:30 ; Exodus 23:19 . Numbers 3:13 ; Numbers 18:12 , Numbers 18:13 ).
oblation = heave offering. Hebrew. terumah . See note on Exodus 29:27 . The word is often repeated here. See Ezekiel 45:6 , Ezekiel 45:7 , Ezekiel 45:13 , Ezekiel 45:16 ; Ezekiel 48:8-10 , Ezekiel 48:12 , Ezekiel 48:18 , Ezekiel 48:20 , Ezekiel 48:21 .
the first of your dough . Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 15:20 ).
dead of itself , &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 22:8 ).
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