46 1Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: The gate of the inner court that
looketh 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
2And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of the gate
without, 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.
3And the people of the land shall worship at the
door of that gate before Jehovah on the sabbaths and on the new moons.
4And the burnt-offering that the prince shall offer unto Jehovah 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
6And on the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock
without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram; they shall be without blemish:
7and he shall prepare a meal-offering, an ephah for the bullock, and an
ephah for the ram, and for the lambs according as he is able, and a hin of
oil to an ephah.
8And when 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 thereof.
9But when the people of the land shall come before Jehovah in the
appointed feasts, he that entereth by the way of the north gate to worship
shall go forth by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth 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 whereby he came in, but shall go forth straight
10And the prince, when they go in, shall go in in the midst
of them; and when they go forth, they shall go forth together.
11And in the feasts and in the solemnities the meal-offering shall be an
ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs as he is able
to give, and a hin of oil to an ephah.
12And when the prince shall
prepare a freewill-offering, a burnt-offering or peace-offerings as a
freewill-offering unto Jehovah, one shall open for him the gate that looketh
toward the east; and he shall prepare his burnt-offering and his
peace-offerings, as he doth on the sabbath day: then he shall go forth; and
after his going forth one shall shut the gate.
13And thou shalt prepare a
lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt-offering unto Jehovah daily:
morning by morning shalt thou prepare it.
14And thou shalt 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 unto
Jehovah continually by a perpetual ordinance.
15Thus shall they prepare
the lamb, and the meal-offering, and the oil, morning by morning, for a
16Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: If the prince
give a gift unto 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 be not
scattered every man from his possession.
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.
20And he said unto 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 bring them not 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 inclosed, forty cubits long
and thirty broad: these four in the corners were of one measure.
there was a wall round about in them, round about the four, and
boiling-places were made under the walls round about.
24Then said he unto
me, These are the boiling-houses, where the ministers of the house shall boil
the sacrifice of the people.