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Tuesday: II Kings 21-25
Wednesday: Psalms 90-92
Thursday: Proverbs 14-15
Friday, July 6, 2018
Prophecy & Revelation
Ezekiel 43-48
Saturday: John 1-2
Sunday: I Thessalonians 4-5
Monday: Leviticus 25-27

Ezekiel 43

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Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing toward the east;
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and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the east. And His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory.
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And it was like the appearance of the vision which I saw, like the vision which I saw when He came to destroy the city. And the visions were like the vision which I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell on my face.
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And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate facing toward the east.
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And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.
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Then I heard one speaking to me from the house, while a man was standing beside me.
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He said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell among the sons of Israel forever. And the house of Israel will not again defile My holy name, neither they nor their kings, by their harlotry and by the corpses of their kings when they die,
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by setting their threshold by My threshold and their door post beside My door post, with only the wall between Me and them. And they have defiled My holy name by their abominations which they have committed. So I have consumed them in My anger.
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"Now let them put away their harlotry and the corpses of their kings far from Me; and I will dwell among them forever.
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"As for you, son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the plan.
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"If they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the house, its structure, its exits, its entrances, all its designs, all its statutes , and all its laws. And write it in their sight, so that they may observe its whole design and all its statutes and do them.
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"This is the law of the house: its entire area on the top of the mountain all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
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"And these are the measurements of the altar by cubits (the cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth): the base shall be a cubit and the width a cubit, and its border on its edge round about one span; and this shall be the height of the base of the altar.
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"From the base on the ground to the lower ledge shall be two cubits and the width one cubit; and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge shall be four cubits and the width one cubit.
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"The altar hearth shall be four cubits; and from the altar hearth shall extend upwards four horns.
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"Now the altar hearth shall be twelve cubits long by twelve wide, square in its four sides.
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"The ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen wide in its four sides, the border around it shall be half a cubit and its base shall be a cubit round about; and its steps shall face the east.'
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And He said to me, " Son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, "These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is built, to offer burnt offerings on it and to sprinkle blood on it.
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"You shall give to the Levitical priests who are from the offspring of Zadok, who draw near to Me to minister to Me,' declares the Lord GOD, "a young bull for a sin offering.
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"You shall take some of its blood and put it on its four horns and on the four corners of the ledge and on the border round about; thus you shall cleanse it and make atonement for it.
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"You shall also take the bull for the sin offering, and it shall be burned in the appointed place of the house, outside the sanctuary.
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"On the second day you shall offer a male goat without blemish for a sin offering, and they shall cleanse the altar as they cleansed it with the bull.
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"When you have finished cleansing it, you shall present a young bull without blemish and a ram without blemish from the flock.
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"You shall present them before the LORD, and the priests shall throw salt on them, and they shall offer them up as a burnt offering to the LORD.
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" For seven days you shall prepare daily a goat for a sin offering; also a young bull and a ram from the flock, without blemish, shall be prepared.
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"For seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.
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"When they have completed the days, it shall be that on the eighth day and onward, the priests shall offer your burnt offerings on the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you,' declares the Lord GOD.' 44

Ezekiel 44

1
Then He brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces the east; and it was shut.
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The LORD said to me, "This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the LORD God of Israel has entered by it; therefore it shall be shut.
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"As for the prince, he shall sit in it as prince to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by way of the porch of the gate and shall go out by the same way.'
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Then He brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the house; and I looked, and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD, and I fell on my face.
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The LORD said to me, "Son of man, mark well, see with your eyes and hear with your ears all that I say to you concerning all the statutes of the house of the LORD and concerning all its laws; and mark well the entrance of the house, with all exits of the sanctuary.
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"You shall say to the rebellious ones, to the house of Israel, "Thus says the Lord GOD, " Enough of all your abominations, O house of Israel,
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when you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to profane it, even My house, when you offered My food, the fat and the blood; for they made My covenant voidthis in addition to all your abominations.
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"And you have not kept charge of My holy things yourselves, but you have set foreigners to keep charge of My sanctuary.'
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"Thus says the Lord GOD, " No foreigner uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, of all the foreigners who are among the sons of Israel, shall enter My sanctuary.
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"But the Levites who went far from Me when Israel went astray, who went astray from Me after their idols, shall bear the punishment for their iniquity.
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"Yet they shall be ministers in My sanctuary, having oversight at the gates of the house and ministering in the house; they shall slaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister to them.
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"Because they ministered to them before their idols and became a stumbling block of iniquity to the house of Israel, therefore I have sworn against them,' declares the Lord GOD, "that they shall bear the punishment for their iniquity.
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"And they shall not come near to Me to serve as a priest to Me, nor come near to any of My holy things, to the things that are most holy; but they will bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed.
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"Yet I will appoint them to keep charge of the house, of all its service and of all that shall be done in it.
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"But the Levitical priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the sons of Israel went astray from Me, shall come near to Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer Me the fat and the blood,' declares the Lord GOD.
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"They shall enter My sanctuary; they shall come near to My table to minister to Me and keep My charge.
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"It shall be that when they enter at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and wool shall not be on them while they are ministering in the gates of the inner court and in the house.
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"Linen turbans shall be on their heads and linen undergarments shall be on their loins; they shall not gird themselves with anything which makes them sweat.
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"When they go out into the outer court, into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments in which they have been ministering and lay them in the holy chambers; then they shall put on other garments so that they will not transmit holiness to the people with their garments.
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"Also they shall not shave their heads, yet they shall not let their locks grow long; they shall only trim the hair of their heads.
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" Nor shall any of the priests drink wine when they enter the inner court.
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"And they shall not marry a widow or a divorced woman but shall take virgins from the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.
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"Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
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"In a dispute they shall take their stand to judge; they shall judge it according to My ordinances. They shall also keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed feasts and sanctify My sabbaths.
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" They shall not go to a dead person to defile themselves; however, for father, for mother, for son, for daughter, for brother, or for a sister who has not had a husband, they may defile themselves.
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"After he is cleansed, seven days shall elapse for him.
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"On the day that he goes into the sanctuary, into the inner court to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering,' declares the Lord GOD.
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"And it shall be with regard to an inheritance for them, that I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in IsraelI am their possession.
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"They shall eat the grain offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering; and every devoted thing in Israel shall be theirs.
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"The first of all the first fruits of every kind and every contribution of every kind, from all your contributions, shall be for the priests; you shall also give to the priest the first of your dough to cause a blessing to rest on your house.
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"The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces. 45

Ezekiel 45

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"And when you divide by lot the land for inheritance, you shall offer an allotment to the LORD, a holy portion of the land; the length shall be the length of 25,000 cubits, and the width shall be 20,000. It shall be holy within all its boundary round about.
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"Out of this there shall be for the holy place a square round about five hundred by five hundred cubits, and fifty cubits for its open space round about.
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"From this area you shall measure a length of 25,000 cubits and a width of 10,000 cubits; and in it shall be the sanctuary, the most holy place.
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"It shall be the holy portion of the land; it shall be for the priests, the ministers of the sanctuary, who come near to minister to the LORD, and it shall be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary.
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"An area 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width shall be for the Levites, the ministers of the house, and for their possession cities to dwell in.
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"You shall give the city possession of an area 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, alongside the allotment of the holy portion; it shall be for the whole house of Israel.
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"The prince shall have land on either side of the holy allotment and the property of the city, adjacent to the holy allotment and the property of the city, on the west side toward the west and on the east side toward the east, and in length comparable to one of the portions, from the west border to the east border.
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"This shall be his land for a possession in Israel; so My princes shall no longer oppress My people, but they shall give the rest of the land to the house of Israel according to their tribes.'
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"Thus says the Lord GOD, " Enough, you princes of Israel; put away violence and destruction, and practice justice and righteousness. Stop your expropriations from My people,' declares the Lord GOD.
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"You shall have just balances, a just ephah and a just bath.
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"The ephah and the bath shall be the same quantity, so that the bath will contain a tenth of a homer and the ephah a tenth of a homer; their standard shall be according to the homer.
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"The shekel shall be twenty gerahs; twenty shekels, twenty-five shekels, and fifteen shekels shall be your maneh.
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"This is the offering that you shall offer: a sixth of an ephah from a homer of wheat; a sixth of an ephah from a homer of barley;
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and the prescribed portion of oil (namely, the bath of oil), a tenth of a bath from each kor (which is ten baths or a homer, for ten baths are a homer);
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and one sheep from each flock of two hundred from the watering places of Israelfor a grain offering, for a burnt offering and for peace offerings, to make atonement for them,' declares the Lord GOD.
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" All the people of the land shall give to this offering for the prince in Israel.
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"It shall be the prince's part to provide the burnt offerings, the grain offerings and the drink offerings, at the feasts, on the new moons and on the sabbaths, at all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel; he shall provide the sin offering, the grain offering, the burnt offering and the peace offerings, to make atonement for the house of Israel.'
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"Thus says the Lord GOD, "In the first month, on the first of the month, you shall take a young bull without blemish and cleanse the sanctuary.
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"The priest shall take some of the blood from the sin offering and put it on the door posts of the house, on the four corners of the ledge of the altar and on the posts of the gate of the inner court.
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"Thus you shall do on the seventh day of the month for everyone who goes astray or is naive; so you shall make atonement for the house.
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"In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall have the Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.
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"On that day the prince shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a bull for a sin offering.
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"During the seven days of the feast he shall provide as a burnt offering to the LORD seven bulls and seven rams without blemish on every day of the seven days, and a male goat daily for a sin offering.
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"He shall provide as a grain offering an ephah with a bull, an ephah with a ram and a hin of oil with an ephah.
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"In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month, at the feast, he shall provide like this, seven days for the sin offering, the burnt offering, the grain offering and the oil.' 46

Ezekiel 46

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"Thus says the Lord GOD, "The gate of the inner court facing east shall be shut the six working days; but it shall be opened on the sabbath day and opened on the day of the new moon.
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"The prince shall enter by way of the porch of the gate from outside and stand by the post 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 shut until the evening.
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"The people of the land shall also worship at the doorway of that gate before the LORD on the sabbaths and on the new moons.
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"The burnt offering which the prince shall offer to the LORD on the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish;
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and the grain offering shall be an ephah with the ram, and the grain offering with the lambs as much as he is able to give, and a hin of oil with an ephah.
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"On the day of the new moon he shall offer a young bull without blemish, also six lambs and a ram, which shall be without blemish.
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"And he shall provide a grain offering, an ephah with the bull and an ephah with the ram, and with the lambs as much as he is able, and a hin of oil with an ephah.
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"When the prince enters, he shall go in by way of the porch of the gate and go out by the same way.
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"But when the people of the land come before 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.
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"When they go in, the prince shall go in among them; and when they go out, he shall go out.
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"At the festivals and the appointed feasts the grain 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.
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"When the prince provides a freewill offering, a burnt offering, or peace offerings as a freewill offering to the LORD, the gate facing east shall be opened for him. And he shall provide his burnt offering and his peace offerings as he does on the sabbath day. Then he shall go out, and the gate shall be shut after he goes out.
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"And you shall provide a lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt offering to the LORD daily; morning by morning you shall provide it.
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"Also you shall provide a grain offering with it morning by morning, a sixth 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.
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"Thus they shall provide the lamb, the grain offering and the oil, morning by morning, for a continual burnt offering.'
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"Thus says the Lord GOD, "If the prince gives a gift out of his inheritance to any of his sons, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.
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"But if he gives a gift from his inheritance to one of his servants, it shall be his until the year of liberty; then it shall return to the prince. His inheritance shall be only his sons'; it shall belong to them.
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"The prince shall not take from the people's inheritance, thrusting 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.'
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Then he brought me through the entrance, 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.
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He said to me, "This is the place where the priests shall boil the guilt offering and the sin offering and where they shall bake the grain offering, in order that they may not bring them out into the outer court to transmit holiness to the people.'
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Then he said to me, "These are the boiling places where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifices of the people.' 47

Ezekiel 47

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Then he brought me back to the door of the house; and behold, water was flowing from under the threshold of the house toward the east, for the house faced east. And the water was flowing down from under, from the right side of the house, from south of the altar.
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He brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around on the outside to the outer gate by way of the gate that faces east. And behold, water was trickling from the south side.
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When the man went out toward the east with a line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he led me through the water, water reaching the ankles.
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Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the knees. Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the loins.
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Again he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not ford, for the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a river that could not be forded.
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He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen this?' Then he brought me back to the bank of the river.
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Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river there were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
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Then he said to me, "These waters go out toward the eastern region and go down into the Arabah; then they go toward the sea, being made to flow into the sea, and the waters of the sea become fresh.
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"It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes, will live. And there will be very many fish, for these waters go there and the others become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes.
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"And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the spreading of nets. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many.
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"But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt.
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" By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.'
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Thus says the Lord GOD, "This shall be the boundary by which you shall divide the land for an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel; Joseph shall have two portions.
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"You shall divide it for an inheritance, each one equally with the other; for I swore to give it to your forefathers, and this land shall fall to you as an inheritance.
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"This shall be the boundary of the land: on the north side, from the Great Sea by the way of Hethlon, to the entrance of Zedad;
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Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazer-hatticon, which is by the border of Hauran.
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"The boundary shall extend from the sea to Hazar-enan at the border of Damascus, and on the north toward the north is the border of Hamath. This is the north side.
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"The east side, from between Hauran, Damascus, Gilead and the land of Israel, shall be the Jordan; from the north border to the eastern sea you shall measure. This is the east side.
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"The south side toward the south shall extend from Tamar as far as the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the brook of Egypt and to the Great Sea. This is the south side toward the south.
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"The west side shall be the Great Sea, from the south border to a point opposite Lebo-hamath. This is the west side.
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"So you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.
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"You shall divide it by lot for an inheritance among yourselves and among the aliens who stay in your midst, who bring forth sons in your midst. And they shall be to you as the native-born among the sons of Israel; they shall be allotted an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.
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"And in the tribe with which the alien stays, there you shall give him his inheritance,' declares the Lord GOD. 48

Ezekiel 48

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"Now these are the names of the tribes: from the northern extremity, beside the way of Hethlon to Lebo-hamath, as far as Hazar-enan at the border of Damascus, toward the north beside Hamath, running from east to west, Dan, one portion.
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"Beside the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, Asher, one portion.
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"Beside the border of Asher, from the east side to the west side, Naphtali, one portion.
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"Beside the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west side, Manasseh, one portion.
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"Beside the border of Manasseh, from the east side to the west side, Ephraim, one portion.
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"Beside the border of Ephraim, from the east side to the west side, Reuben, one portion.
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"Beside the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west side, Judah, one portion.
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"And beside the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side, shall be the allotment which you shall set apart, 25,000 cubits in width, and in length like one of the portions, from the east side to the west side; and the sanctuary shall be in the middle of it.
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"The allotment that you shall set apart to the LORD shall be 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width.
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"The holy allotment shall be for these, namely for the priests, toward the north 25,000 cubits in length, toward the west 10,000 in width, toward the east 10,000 in width, and toward the south 25,000 in length; and the sanctuary of the LORD shall be in its midst.
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"It shall be for the priests who are sanctified of the sons of Zadok, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the sons of Israel went astray as the Levites went astray.
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"It shall be an allotment to them from the allotment of the land, a most holy place, by the border of the Levites.
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"Alongside the border of the priests the Levites shall have 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width. The whole length shall be 25,000 cubits and the width 10,000.
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"Moreover, they shall not sell or exchange any of it, or alienate this choice portion of land; for it is holy to the LORD.
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"The remainder, 5,000 cubits in width and 25,000 in length, shall be for common use for the city, for dwellings and for open spaces; and the city shall be in its midst.
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"These shall be its measurements: the north side 4,500 cubits, the south side 4,500 cubits, the east side 4,500 cubits, and the west side 4,500 cubits.
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"The city shall have open spaces: on the north 250 cubits, on the south 250 cubits, on the east 250 cubits, and on the west 250 cubits.
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"The remainder of the length alongside the holy allotment shall be 10,000 cubits toward the east and 10,000 toward the west; and it shall be alongside the holy allotment. And its produce shall be food for the workers of the city.
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"The workers of the city, out of all the tribes of Israel, shall cultivate it.
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"The whole allotment shall be 25,000 by 25,000 cubits; you shall set apart the holy allotment, a square, with the property of the city.
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"The remainder shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy allotment and of the property of the city; in front of the 25,000 cubits of the allotment toward the east border and westward in front of the 25,000 toward the west border, alongside the portions, it shall be for the prince. And the holy allotment and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the middle of it.
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"Exclusive of the property of the Levites and the property of the city, which are in the middle of that which belongs to the prince, everything between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin shall be for the prince.
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"As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west side, Benjamin, one portion.
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"Beside the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side, Simeon, one portion.
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"Beside the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west side, Issachar, one portion.
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"Beside the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west side, Zebulun, one portion.
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"Beside the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west side, Gad, one portion.
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"And beside the border of Gad, at the south side toward the south, the border shall be from Tamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the brook of Egypt, to the Great Sea.
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"This is the land which you shall divide by lot to the tribes of Israel for an inheritance, and these are their several portions,' declares the Lord GOD.
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"These are the exits of the city: on the north side, 4,500 cubits by measurement,
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shall be the gates of the city, named for the tribes of Israel, three gates toward the north: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one.
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"On the east side, 4,500 cubits, shall be three gates: the gate of Joseph, one; the gate of Benjamin, one; the gate of Dan, one.
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"On the south side, 4,500 cubits by measurement, shall be three gates: the gate of Simeon, one; the gate of Issachar, one; the gate of Zebulun, one.
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"On the west side, 4,500 cubits, shall be three gates: the gate of Gad, one; the gate of Asher, one; the gate of Naphtali, one.
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"The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the name of the city from that day shall be, " The LORD is there.'

Scripture taken from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995. Used by permission.

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