44:8 You have not kept charge of my holy things, but you have assigned foreigners 1 to keep charge of my sanctuary for you.
44:11 Yet they will be ministers in my sanctuary, having oversight at the gates of the temple, and serving the temple. They will slaughter the burnt offerings and the sacrifices for the people, and they will stand before them to minister to them.
1 tc Instead of an energic nun (ן), the text may have read a third masculine plural suffix ם (mem), “them,” which was confused with ן (nun) in the old script. See D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 2:621.
tn This word is not in the Hebrew text but is supplied from the context.