Ezekiel 44:10–16

10 “But the Levites who went far from Me when Israel went astray, who awent astray from Me after their idols, shall bbear the punishment for their iniquity.

11 “Yet they shall be aministers in My sanctuary, having boversight at the gates of the house and cministering in the house; they shall dslaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall estand before them to minister to them.

12 “Because they ministered to them abefore their idols and became a bstumbling block of iniquity to the house of Israel, therefore I have 1csworn against them,” declares the Lord God, “that they shall dbear the punishment for their iniquity.

13 “And they shall anot 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 bbear their shame and their abominations which they have committed.

14 “Yet I will 1appoint them 2to akeep charge of the house, of all its service and of all that shall be done in it.

Ordinances for the Levites

15 “But the aLevitical priests, the sons of bZadok, who ckept charge of My sanctuary when the sons of Israel dwent astray from Me, shall come near to Me to minister to Me; and they shall estand before Me to offer Me the ffat and the blood,” declares the Lord God.

16 “They shall aenter My sanctuary; they shall come near to My btable to minister to Me and keep My charge.

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