Say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Realize I am about to desecrate my sanctuary – the source of your confident pride,
By the multitude of your iniquities, through the sinfulness of your trade, you desecrated your sanctuaries. So I drew fire out from within you; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth before the eyes of all who saw you.
The Lord said to me: “Son of man, pay attention,
“‘But the Levitical priests, the descendants of Zadok
On both sides of the river’s banks, every kind of tree will grow for food. Their leaves will not wither nor will their fruit fail, but they will bear fruit every month, because their water source flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.”
“Next to the border of Judah from the east side to the west will be the allotment you must set apart. It is to be eight and a quarter miles
These will be the allotments for the holy portion: for the priests, toward the north eight and a quarter miles
Now after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one will be cut off and have nothing.
So Moses sent them to the war, one thousand from every tribe, with Phinehas son of Eleazar the priest, who was in charge
But those who harvest the grain
For the bodies of those animals whose blood the high priest brings
Judah has become disloyal, and unspeakable sins have been committed in Israel and Jerusalem.
He plated the floor of the temple with gold, inside and out.
Now, don’t be stubborn
He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing – the great abominations that the people
Then I heard a holy one
And whoever swears by the temple swears by it and the one who dwells in it.