1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 The east gate assigned only to the prince. 4 The priests reproved for polluting of the sanctuary. 9 Idolaters uncapable of the priest's office. 15 The sons of Zadok are accepted thereto. 17 Ordinances for the priests.
44:1 ¶ Then he brought me back, toward the outer, gate of the sanctuary, which looked toward the east,but, it, was shut.
44:2 Then said Yahweh unto me, This gate, shut, shall remain, It shall not be opened, And, no man, shall enter thereby, Because, Yahweh, God of Israel, doth enter thereby,Therefore shall it remainshut.
44:5 And Yahweh, said unto me, Son of man, Apply thy heart, And see with thine eyes, And, with thine ears, hear thou, All that I, am speaking with thee, As to all the statutes of the house of Yahweh, and, As to all the laws thereof,And thou shalt apply thy heart, To the entering in of the house, With all the exits of the sanctuary.
44:7 That ye brought in the sons of the foreigner, Uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, To be in my sanctuary, So that he profaned my house,That ye brought near as my food, the fat and the blood, And so they brake my covenantAmong all your abominations;
44:8 Neither kept ye the charge of my holy things,But ye did set [men] to be keepers of my charge in my sanctuary, for your own pleasure.
44:9 Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, No son of a foreigner, Uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary,of any son of a foreigner, who is in the midst of the sons of Israel.
44:10 ¶ But, as for the Levites, Who went far from me, when Israel went astray, Who went astray from me, after their manufactured gods, Therefore shall they bear their iniquity.
44:11 Yet shall they remain in my sanctuary, As attendants in charge at the gates of the house,And attending upon the house,They, shall slay the ascending-offering, and the sacrifice of the people, And, they, shall stand before them, to wait upon them.
44:12 Because they used to wait upon them, before their manufactured gods, and became to the house of Israel a stumbling-block of iniquity, For this cause, have I lifted up my hand concerning them, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh, and they shall bear their iniquity;
44:13 So then they shall not come near unto me, To minister as priests unto me, Nor come near unto any of my holy things, As regardeth things most holy,But they shall bear their rebuke, and their abominations which they have committed;
44:14 Yet will I make them keepers of the charge of the house,As to all the labour thereof, and, As to all which shall be done therein.
44:15 But, the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, Who kept the charge of my sanctuarywhen the sons of Israel went astray from me, They, shall draw near unto me, to wait upon me,And shall stand before me, to bring near unto me the fat and the blood, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh:
44:16 They, shall enter into my sanctuary, and, They, shall draw near unto my table, to wait upon me,So shall they keep my charge.
44:17 ¶ And it shall be, when they shall enter into the gates of the inner court, Garments of linen, shall they put on,Yea there shall come upon them no wool, when they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within:
44:18 Chaplets of linen, shall be upon their head, and, Breeches of linen, shall be upon their loins,They shall not gird themselves, so as to perspire.
44:19 And, when they go forth into the outer court, into the outer court unto the people, They shall put off their garments, wherein they, do minister, and lay them in the chambers of the holy place,And shall put on other garments, That they may not hallow the people by their garments.
44:20 And, their heads, shall they not shave, Nor let, the hair, grow long,They shall, only poll, their heads.
44:21 And, wine, shall no priest drink,when they enter into the inner court.
44:22 Neither widow nor divorced woman, shall they take to them to wife,But, virgins of the seed of the house of Israel, Or a widow who shall be the widow of a priest, shall they take.
44:23 And, my people, shall they instruct, between the holy and the common,And, between the unclean and the clean, shall they cause them to distinguish.
44:24 And, in a controversy, They, shall stand up for justice, With my judgments, shall they judge it,And, my laws and my statutes in all mine appointed assemblies, shall they observe, And, my sabbaths, shall they hallow.
44:25 And, unto no dead person, shall they go in, to defile themselves,Save that, for father or for mother or for son or for daughter, for brother, or for sister who hath belonged to no husband, they may defile themselves.
44:26 Yet, after he is cleansed, seven days, shall they count to him.
44:28 So shall it become to them an inheritance, I, am their inheritance,And, possession, shall ye not give them in Israel, I, am their possession.
44:29 As for the meal-offering and the sin-bearer and the guilt-bearer, they, shall eat them,And, everything devoted in Israel, to them, shall belong.
44:30 And, the first of all the firstfruits of everything, and every heave-offering of everything, from among all your heave-offerings, to the priests, shall it belong,The first of your meal, shall ye give to the priest, To cause a blessing to rest upon by house.
44:31 Nothing that died of itself or was torn in pieces, of bird or of beast, shall be eaten, by the priests.