1 Thus says the Lord Jehovah: The gate of the inner court that faces toward the east
shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and on the day
of the new moon it shall be opened.
2 And the prince shall enter by way of the porch of the gate from the outside, and stand
by the gatepost. The priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings. He
shall bow down at the threshold of the gate. Then he shall go out, but the gate shall not be
shut until evening.
3 Likewise the people of the land shall bow down at the entrance to this gate before
Jehovah on the Sabbaths and the new moons.
4 And the burnt offering that the prince offers to Jehovah on the Sabbath day shall be six
lambs that are whole, and a ram that is whole;
5 and the grain offering shall be one ephah for a ram, and the grain offering for the
lambs, as he shall be able to give, as well as a hin of oil with every ephah.
6 On the day of the new moon it shall be a young bull from the herd that is whole, six
lambs, and a ram; they shall be ones that are whole.
7 And he shall prepare a grain offering of an ephah for a bull, an ephah for a ram, as he
is able for the lambs, and a hin of oil with every ephah.
8 And when the prince enters, he shall go in by way of the porch of the gate, and go out
the same way.
9 But when the people of the land come before Jehovah on the appointed feasts,
whoever enters by way of the north gate to bow down shall go out by way of the south gate;
and whoever enters by way of the south gate shall go out by way of the north gate. He
shall not return by way of the gate through which he came, but shall go out through the
10 And the prince shall be in their midst. When they go in, he shall go in; and when
they go out, he shall go out.
11 At the feasts and the appointed times the grain offering shall be an ephah for a bull,
an ephah for a ram, as he is able to give for the lambs, and a hin of oil with every ephah.
12 Now when the prince makes a voluntary burnt offering or voluntary peace offering to
Jehovah, the gate that faces toward the east shall then be opened to him; and he shall
prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings as he did on the Sabbath day. Then he
shall go out, and after he goes out the gate shall be shut.
13 You shall daily make a burnt offering to Jehovah of a lamb of the first year that is whole; you shall prepare it morning by morning.
14 And you shall prepare a grain offering with it every morning, a sixth of an ephah, and a third of a hin of oil to moisten the fine flour. This grain offering is a perpetual ordinance, to be made regularly to Jehovah.
15 Thus they shall prepare the lamb, the grain offering, and the oil, as a regular burnt
offering every morning.
16 Thus says the Lord Jehovah: If the prince gives a gift of some of his inheritance to
any of his sons, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.
17 But if he gives a gift of some of his inheritance to one of his servants, it shall be his
until the year of liberty, after which it shall return to the prince. But his inheritance shall
belong to his sons; it shall become theirs.
18 Moreover the prince shall not take any of the people's inheritance by evicting them
from their possession; he shall provide an inheritance for his sons from his own
possession, so that none of My people may be scattered from his possession.
19 And He brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the gate, into the
holy rooms of the priests which face toward the north; and there was a place on the two
20 And he 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 grain offering, so that they do not bring them out into the outer court to consecrate the people.
21 Then he brought me out to the outer court and caused me to pass by the four corners
of the court; and, behold, at every corner of the court there was another court.
22 At the four corners of the court were enclosed courts, forty cubits long and thirty
wide; all four corners were the same size.
23 There was a row of building stones all around in them, all around the four of them;
and cooking hearths were made under the rows all around.
24 And he said to me, These are the kitchens where the ministers of the house shall boil
the sacrifices of the people.