King James Bible
Then said4 the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut,7 it shall not be opened,11 and no man shall enter in4 by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in1 by it, therefore it shall be shut.7
And the LORD said4 unto me, Son of man, mark3 well, and behold3 with thine eyes, and hear3 with thine ears all that I say18 unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark1 well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.
In that ye have brought53 [into my sanctuary] strangers, 5236 uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute15 it, [even] my house, when ye offer53 my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken55 my covenant because of all your abominations.
Yet they shall be ministers18 in my sanctuary, [having] charge at the gates of the house, and ministering18 to the house: they shall slay4 the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand4 before them to minister15 unto them.
Because they ministered17 unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up1 mine hand against them, saith7 the Lord GOD, and they shall bear1 their iniquity.
And they shall not come near4 unto me, to do the office of a priest15 unto me, nor to come near2 to any of my holy things, in the most holy [place]: but they shall bear1 their shame, and their abominations which they have committed.1
But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept1 the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray2 from me, they shall come near4 to me to minister15 unto me, and they shall stand1 before me to offer53 unto me the fat and the blood, saith7 the Lord GOD:
And it shall come to pass, [that] when they enter in2 at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed4 with linen garments; and no wool shall come4 upon them, whiles they minister15 in the gates of the inner court, and within.
And when they go forth2 into the utter court, [even] into the utter court to the people, they shall put off4 their garments wherein they ministered,18 and lay52 them in the holy chambers, and they shall put1 on other garments; and they shall not sanctify17 the people with their garments.
And in controversy they shall stand4 in judgment; 8199 2 [and] they shall judge4 it according to my judgments: and they shall keep4 my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow17 my sabbaths.
And they shall come4 at no dead5 person to defile2 themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile101 themselves.
And the first of all the firstfruits of all [things], and every oblation of all, of every [sort] of your oblations, shall be the priest's: ye shall also give4 unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest53 in thine house.
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