And Jehovah said to▵ me, Son of man, set thy heart, and see with thine eyes, and with thine ears hear, all that I◦ speak with thee of◦ all the statutes of the house of Jehovah, and of◦ all its laws; and set thy heart to the entryway◦ of the house, with every going··out of the sanctuary.
in that you have brought sons of a foreigner, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary, to profane it, even My house, when you offer My bread, the fat and the blood, and they have made· My covenant ·of··none··effect for◦ all your abominations.
Thus says the Lord Jehovih; Not any son of a foreigner, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, shall come into▵ My sanctuary, of any son of a foreigner that is among▵ the sons of Israel.
But they shall be ministers in My sanctuary, having charge at▵ the gates of the house, and ministering to the house; they◦ shall slaughter the burnt··offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they◦ shall stand before them to minister unto them.
Because they ministered to them before their idols, and were to the house of Israel for a stumblingblock of iniquity; therefore I have lifted··up My hand against them, says◦ the Lord Jehovih, and they shall bear their iniquity.
And they shall not approach Me, to be··priests unto Me, nor to approach any of My holy things, in▵ the holy of holies; but they shall bear their humiliation, and their abominations which they have done.
But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of My sanctuary when the sons of Israel went··astray from Me, they◦ shall come··near to▵ Me to minister unto Me, and they shall stand before Me to offer unto Me the fat and the blood, says◦ the Lord Jehovih:
And it shall be, that when they come··in at▵ the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed··with linen◦ garments; and no◦ wool shall come··up upon them, when they minister in the gates of the inner court, and inside.
And when they go··out into▵ the outer court, even into▵ the outer court to▵ the people, they shall strip··off their garments in which◦ they◦ ministered, and place them in the holy rooms, and they shall clothe· themselves ·with other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments.
And over a plea they◦ shall stand to judge; and they shall judge it with My judgments; and they shall keep My laws and My statutes in all My solemn··occasions; and they shall sanctify My Sabbaths.
And to▵ the dying man they shall not come to defile themselves; but for father, or◦ for mother, or◦ for son, or◦ for daughter, or◦ for brother, or◦ for sister that has had no◦ husband◦, they may defile themselves.
And the beginning◦ of all the firstfruits of all things, and every uplifting◦ of all, of every sort of your upliftings◦, shall be for the priest; and you shall give to the priest the first of your dough◦, that he may cause a blessing to rest in▵ thy house.