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.
44:15 “‘But the Levitical priests, the descendants of Zadok 2 who kept the charge of my sanctuary when the people of Israel went astray from me, will approach me to minister to me; they will stand before me to offer me the fat and the blood, declares the sovereign Lord.
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.