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The Temple, the Lord’s Dwelling Place

43 Afterward he brought me to the gate, the gate athat faces toward the east. bAnd behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east. cHis voice was like the sound of many waters; dand the earth shone with His glory. It was elike the appearance of the vision which I saw—like the vision which I saw when 1I came fto destroy the city. The visions were like the vision which I saw gby the River Chebar; and I fell on my face. hAnd the glory of the Lord came into the 2temple by way of the gate which faces toward the east. iThe Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, jthe glory of the Lord filled the 3temple.

Then I heard Him speaking to me from the temple, while ka man stood beside me. And He said to me, “Son of man, this is lthe place of My throne and mthe place of the soles of My feet, nwhere I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever. oNo more shall the house of Israel defile My holy name, they nor their kings, by their 4harlotry or with pthe carcasses of their kings on their high places. qWhen they set their threshold by My threshold, and their doorpost by My doorpost, with a wall between them and Me, they defiled My holy name by the abominations which they committed; therefore I have consumed them in My anger. Now let them put their harlotry and the carcasses of their kings far away from Me, and I will dwell in their midst forever.

10 “Son of man, rdescribe the 5temple to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the pattern. 11 And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the 6temple and its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, its entire design and all its sordinances, all its forms and all its laws. Write it down in their sight, so that they may keep its whole design and all its ordinances, and tperform them. 12 This is the law of the 7temple: The whole area surrounding uthe mountaintop is most holy. Behold, this is the law of the temple.


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