The east gate of the sanctuary shall be always shut. The uncircumcised shall not enter into the sanctuary: nor the Levites that have served idols: but the sons of Sadoc shall do the priestly functions, who stood firm in the worst of times.
1 And he brought me back to the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary, which looked towards the east: and it was shut.
Et convertit me ad viam portae sanctuarii exterioris, quae respiciebat ad orientem : et erat clausa.
2 And the Lord said to me: This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall pass through it: because the Lord the God of Israel hath entered in by it, and it shall be shut
Et dixit Dominus ad me : Porta haec clausa erit : non aperietur, et vir non transibit per eam, quoniam Dominus Deus Israel ingressus est per eam : eritque clausa
3 For the prince. The prince himself shall sit in it, to eat bread before the Lord: he shall enter in by the way of the porch of the gate, and shall go out by the same way.
principi. Princeps ipse sedebit in ea, ut comedat panem coram Domino : per viam portae vestibuli ingredietur, et per viam ejus egredietur.
4 And he brought me by the way of the north gate, in the sight of the house: and I saw, and behold the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord: and I fell on my face.
Et adduxit me per viam portae aquilonis in conspectu domus : et vidi, et ecce implevit gloria Domini domum Domini : et cecidi in faciem meam.
5 And the Lord said to me: Son of man, attend with thy heart, and behold with thy eyes, and hear with thy ears, all that I say to thee concerning all the ceremonies of the house of the Lord, and concerning all the laws thereof: and mark well the ways of the temple, with all the goings out of the sanctuary.
Et dixit ad me Dominus : Fili hominis, pone cor tuum, et vide oculis tuis, et auribus tuis audi omnia quae ego loquor ad te de universis caeremoniis domus Domini, et de cunctis legibus ejus : et pones cor tuum in viis templi per omnes exitus sanctuarii.
6 And thou shalt say to the house of Israel that provoketh me: Thus saith the Lord God: Let all your wicked doings suffice you, O house of Israel:
Et dices ad exasperantem me domum Israel : Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Sufficiant vobis omnia scelera vestra, domus Israel :
7 In that you have brought in strangers uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, and to defile my house: and you offer my bread, the fat, and the blood: and you have broken my covenant by all your wicked doings.
eo quod inducitis filios alienos incircumcisos corde, et incircumcisos carne, ut sint in sanctuario meo, et polluant domum meam : et offertis panes meos, adipem et sanguinem, et dissolvitis pactum meum in omnibus sceleribus vestris.
8 And you have not kept the ordinances of my sanctuary: but you have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.
Et non servastis praecepta sanctuarii mei, et posuistis custodes observationum mearum in sanctuario meo vobismetipsis.
9 Thus saith the Lord God: No stranger uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, no stranger that is in the midst of the children of Israel.
Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Omnis alienigena incircumcisus corde, et incircumcisus carne, non ingredietur sanctuarium meum : omnis filius alienus qui est in medio filiorum Israel.
10 Moreover the Levites that went away far from me, when the children of Israel went astray, and have wandered from me after their idols, and have borne their iniquity:
Sed et Levitae qui longe recesserunt a me in errore filiorum Israel, et erraverunt a me post idola sua, et portaverunt iniquitatem suam,
11 They shall be officers in my sanctuary, and doorkeepers of the gates of the house, and ministers to the house: they shall slay the holocausts, and the victims of the people: and they shall stand in their sight, to minister to them.
erunt in sanctuario meo aeditui, et janitores portarum domus, et ministri domus : ipsi mactabunt holocausta et victimas populi, et ipsi stabunt in conspectu eorum ut ministrent eis.
12 Because they ministered to them before their idols, and were a stumblingblock of iniquity to the house of Israel: therefore have I lifted up my hand against them, saith the Lord God, and they shall bear their iniquity:
Pro eo quod ministraverunt illis in conspectu idolorum suorum, et facti sunt domui Israel in offendiculum iniquitatis : idcirco levavi manum meam super eos, ait Dominus Deus, et portabunt iniquitatem suam.
13 And they shall not come near to me to do the office of priest to me, neither shall they come near to any of my holy things that are by the holy of holies: but they shall bear their shame, and their wickednesses which they have committed.
Et non appropinquabunt ad me ut sacerdotio fungantur mihi, neque accedent ad omne sanctuarium meum juxta Sancta sanctorum : sed portabunt confusionem suam, et scelera sua quae fecerunt.
14 And I will make them doorkeepers of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein.
Et dabo eos janitores domus in omni ministerio ejus, et in universis quae fient in ea.
15 But the priests, and Levites, the sons of Sadoc, who kept the ceremonies of my sanctuary, when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me, to minister to me: and they shall stand before me, to offer me the fat, and the blood, saith the Lord God.
Sacerdotes autem et Levitae, filii Sadoc, qui custodierunt caeremonias sanctuarii mei, cum errarent filii Israel a me, ipsi accedent ad me ut ministrent mihi : et stabunt in conspectu meo, ut offerant mihi adipem et sanguinem, ait Dominus Deus.
16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and to keep my ceremonies.
Ipsi ingredientur sanctuarium meum, et ipsi accedent ad mensam meam, ut ministrent mihi, et custodiant caeremonias meas.
17 And when they shall enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments: neither shall any woollen come upon them, when they minister in the gates of the inner court and within.
Cumque ingredientur portas atrii interioris, vestibus lineis induentur : nec ascendet super eos quidquam laneum, quando ministrant in portis atrii interioris et intrinsecus.
18 They shall have linen mitres on their heads, and linen breeches on their loins, and they shall not be girded with any thing that causeth sweat.
Vittae lineae erunt in capitibus eorum, et feminalia linea erunt in lumbis eorum, et non accingentur in sudore.
19 And when they shall go forth to the outward court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them up in the store chamber of the sanctuary, and they shall clothe themselves with other garments: and they shall not sanctify the people with their vestments.
Cumque egredientur atrium exterius ad populum, exuent se vestimentis suis, in quibus ministraverant, et reponent ea in gazophylacio sanctuarii : et vestient se vestimentis aliis, et non sanctificabunt populum in vestibus suis.
20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor wear long hair: but they shall only poll their heads.
Caput autem suum non radent neque comam nutrient : sed tondentes attondent capita sua.
21 And no priest shall drink wine when he is to go into the inner court.
Et vinum non bibet omnis sacerdos, quando ingressurus est atrium interius.
22 Neither shall they take to wife a widow, nor one that is divorced, but they shall take virgins of the seed of the house of Israel: but they may take a widow also, that is, the widow of a priest.
Et viduam et repudiatam non accipient uxores, sed virgines de semine domus Israel : sed et viduam quae fuerit vidua a sacerdote, accipient.
23 And they shall teach my people the difference between holy and profane, and shew them how to discern between clean and unclean.
Et populum meum docebunt quid sit inter sanctum et pollutum, et inter mundum et immundum ostendent eis.
24 And when there shall be a controversy, they shall stand in my judgments, and shall judge: they shall keep my laws, and my ordinances in all my solemnities, and sanctify my sabbaths.
Et cum fuerit controversia, stabunt in judiciis meis, et judicabunt : leges meas et praecepta mea in omnibus solemnitatibus meis custodient, et sabbata mea sanctificabunt.
25 And they shall come near no dead person, lest they be defiled, only their father and mother, and son and daughter, and brother and sister, that hath not had another husband: for whom they may become unclean.
Et ad mortuum hominem non ingredientur, ne polluantur, nisi ad patrem et matrem, et filium et filiam, et fratrem, et sororem quae alterum virum non habuerit : in quibus contaminabuntur.
26 And after one is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.
Et postquam fuerit emundatus, septem dies numerabuntur ei.
27 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, to the inner court, to minister unto me in the sanctuary, he shall offer for his sin, saith the Lord God.
Et in die introitus sui in sanctuarium ad atrium interius, ut ministret mihi in sanctuario, offeret pro peccato suo, ait Dominus Deus.
28 And they shall have no inheritance, I am their inheritance: neither shall you give them any possession in Israel, for I am their possession.
Non erit autem eis haereditas : ego haereditas eorum; et possessionem non dabitis eis in Israel : ego enim possessio eorum.
29 They shall eat the victim both for sin and for trespass: and every vowed thing in Israel shall be theirs.
Victimam et pro peccato et pro delicto ipsi comedent, et omne votum in Israel ipsorum erit.
30 And the firstfruits of all the firstborn, and all the libations of all things that are offered, shall be the priest's: and you shall give the firstfruits of your meats to the priest, that he may return a blessing upon thy house.
Et primitiva omnium primogenitorum, et omnia libamenta ex omnibus quae offeruntur, sacerdotum erunt : et primitiva ciborum vestrorum dabitis sacerdoti, ut reponat benedictionem domui tuae.
31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself or caught by a beast, whether it be fowl or cattle.
Omne morticinum, et captum a bestia, de avibus et de pecoribus, non comedent sacerdotes.