And the LORDsaidunto me, Son of man, markwell, and beholdwiththineeyes, and hearwiththineears all that I say untotheeconcerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the lawsthereof; and markwell the entering in of the house, witheverygoingforth of the sanctuary.
In that ye havebroughtinto my sanctuarystrangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and theyhavebroken my covenantbecause of all yourabominations.
Yet theyshall be ministers in my sanctuary, havingcharge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: theyshallslay the burntoffering and the sacrifice for the people, and theyshallstandbeforethem to ministeruntothem.
And theyshall not comenearunto me, to do the office of a priestunto me, nor to comenear to any of my holythings, in the mostholyplace: but theyshallbeartheirshame, and theirabominationswhichtheyhavecommitted.
But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, thatkept the charge of my sanctuarywhen the children of Israelwentastrayfrom me, theyshallcomenear to me to ministerunto me, and theyshallstandbefore me to offerunto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:
And it shallcome to pass, thatwhentheyenter in at the gates of the innercourt, theyshall be clothedwithlinengarments; and no woolshallcomeuponthem, whilestheyminister in the gates of the innercourt, and within.
And whenthey go forthinto the uttercourt, eveninto the uttercourt to the people, theyshall put off theirgarmentswhereintheyministered, and lay them in the holychambers, and theyshall put on othergarments; and theyshall not sanctify the peoplewiththeirgarments.
And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and everyoblation of all, of everysort of youroblations, shall be the priest’s: ye shallalsogiveunto the priest the first of yourdough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thinehouse.