1 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "The agate of the binner court facing east shall be cshut the six dworking days; but it shall be opened on the esabbath day and opened on the day of the fnew moon. 2 "The aprince shall enter by way of the porch of the gate from outside and stand by the bpost of the gate. Then the priests shall provide his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate and then go out; but the gate shall not be cshut until the evening. 3 "The apeople of the land shall also worship at the doorway of that gate before the Lord on the sabbaths and on the bnew moons. 4 "The aburnt offering which the prince shall offer to the Lord on the sabbath day shall be bsix lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish; 5 and the agrain offering shall be an ephah with the ram, and the grain offering with the lambs as much as he is bable to give, and a hin of oil with an ephah. 6 "On the day of the anew moon he shall offer a young bull without blemish, also six lambs and a ram, which shall be without blemish. 7 "And he shall provide a agrain offering, an ephah with the bull and an ephah with the ram, and with the lambs as much as he is bable, and a hin of oil with an ephah. 8 "When the aprince enters, he shall go in by way of the porch of the gate and go out by the same way. 9 "But when the people of the land come abefore the Lord at the appointed feasts, he who enters by way of the north gate to worship shall go out by way of the south gate. And he who enters by way of the south gate shall go out by way of the north gate. No one shall return by way of the gate by which he entered but shall go straight out. 10 "When they go in, the prince shall go in aamong them; and when they go out, he shall go out. 11 "At the afestivals and the appointed feasts the bgrain offering shall be an ephah with a bull and an ephah with a ram, and with the lambs as much as one is able to give, and a hin of oil with an ephah. 12 "When the prince provides a afreewill offering, a burnt offering, or peace offerings as a freewill offering to the Lord, the gate facing east shall be bopened for him. And he shall provide his burnt offering and his peace offerings as he does on the csabbath day. Then he shall go out, and the gate shall be shut after he goes out. 13 "And you shall provide a alamb a year old without blemish for a burnt offering to the Lord daily; bmorning by morning you shall provide it. 14 "Also you shall provide a grain offering with it morning by morning, a asixth of an ephah and a third of a hin of oil to moisten the fine flour, a grain offering to the Lord continually by a perpetual ordinance. 15 "Thus they shall provide the lamb, the grain offering and the oil, morning by morning, for a acontinual burnt offering." 16 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "If the prince gives a agift out 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 from his inheritance to one of his servants, it shall be his until the ayear of liberty; then it shall return to the prince. His inheritance shall be only his sons'; it shall belong to them. 18 "The prince shall anot take from the people's inheritance, bthrusting them out of their possession; he shall give his sons inheritance from his own possession so that My people will not be scattered, anyone from his possession."'" 19 Then he brought me through the aentrance, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers for the priests, which faced north; and behold, there was a place at the extreme rear toward the west. 20 He said to me, "This is the place where the priests shall boil the aguilt offering and the sin offering and where they shall bbake the grain offering, in order that they may not bring them out into the outer court to transmit holiness to the people." 21 Then he brought me out into the outer court and led me across to the four corners of the court; and behold, in every corner of the court there was a small court. 22 In the four corners of the court there were enclosed courts, forty cubits long and thirty wide; these four in the corners were the same size. 23 There was a row of masonry round about in them, around the four of them, and boiling places were made under the rows round about. 24 Then he said to me, "These are the boiling places where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifices of the people."
Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.