Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 44 of 48 (31 verses.)

Ezekiel 44:15Wrench

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And,โ€ Adonai YHVH continues, โ€œI'll allow the approach of Levitical priests [who are spiritually] descended from Zadok {Righteous}.
[Zadok] guarded and watched my sanctuary when the brats of Israel careened astray from me.
[Righteous priests] can still serve me.
They can stand before me, serving choice [cuts of steak] and juice [to poor saints].

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Note: โ€œJuiceโ€ is #1818 โ€œdamโ€, literally meaning โ€œblood,โ€ therefore usually interpreted as referring to rituals that use blood to symbolize the death that comes from sin.
Choice = cheleb, which can mean โ€œfatโ€ or โ€œchoice cuts of steak.โ€



Other English Bible translations of Ezekiel 44:15:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SN"โ€˜However, the cohanim, who are Lโ€™viโ€™im and descendants of Tzadok, who took care of my sanctuary when the people of Israโ€™el went astray from me โ€” they are the ones who will approach me and serve me; it is they who will attend me and offer me the fat and the blood,โ€™ says Adonai Elohim.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SR''But the priests, who are Levites and descendants of Zadok and who faithfully carried out the duties of my sanctuary when the Israelites went astray from me, are to come near to minister before me; they are to stand before me to offer sacrifices of fat and blood, declares the Sovereign YHVH.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SN'But the priests must approach me to serve me. They are Levites from Zadok's family line. They faithfully carried out their duties in my temple. They obeyed me when the people of Israel turned away from me. Those priests must serve me by offering sacrifices of fat and blood,' announces the Adonai and King.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SN'However, the Levitical priests of the family of Zadok continued to minister faithfully in the Temple when Israel abandoned me for idols. These men will serve as my ministers. They will stand in my presence and offer the fat and blood of the sacrifices, says the Sovereign YHVH.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNBut the levitical priests, the descendants of Zadok, who kept the charge of my sanctuary when the people of Israel went astray from me, shall come near to me to minister to me; and they shall attend me to offer me the fat and the blood, says the Adonai Elohim.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SN'But the Levitical priests who descend from Zadok, who faithfully took care of my Sanctuary when everyone else went off and left me, are going to come into my presence and serve me. They are going to carry out the priestly work of offering the solemn sacrifices of worship. Decree of YHVH, the Master.
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNThe Sovereign Adonai said, "Those priests belonging to the tribe of Levi who are descended from Zadok, however, continued to serve me faithfully in the Temple when the rest of the people of Israel turned away from me. So now they are the ones who are to serve me and come into my presence to offer me the fat and the blood of the sacrifices.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SN'But the Levitical priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the sons of Israel went astray from Me, shall come near to Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer Me the fat and the blood,' declares the Adonai YHVH.
King James Version (unedited)KJVBut the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD: