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

Ezekiel 44:19Wrench

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And before the [priests] leave [the holy areas] to venture into the [temple's] outer court(s), [especially] into the outer court where the people [eat], the [priests] must strip off their [sacred] garments.
They'll lay the [sacred clothes] in the holy chambers where they worshipped [me].
Then the [priests] must put on [relatively] normal clothes.
Don't dignify the common [rabble's meals by wearing] supremely sacred clothes [while serving messy, dripping steak to homeless vagabonds].

Separation (Holiness)

Other English Bible translations of Ezekiel 44:19:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNBefore going out to the people in the outer courtyard, they are to remove the clothes in which they minister, lay them in the holy rooms, and put on other clothes; so that they wonโ€™t transmit holiness to the people by means of their clothing.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRWhen they go out into the outer court where the people are, they are to take off the clothes they have been ministering in and are to leave them in the sacred rooms, and put on other clothes, so that they do not consecrate the people by means of their garments.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SN'They will go into the outer courtyard where the people are. When they do, they must take off the clothes they have been serving in. They must leave them in the sacred rooms. And they must put other clothes on. Then they will not make the people holy if the people happen to touch their clothes.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNWhen they return to the outer courtyard where the people are, they must take off the clothes they wear while ministering to me. They must leave them in the sacred rooms and put on other clothes so they do not harm the people by transmitting holiness to them through this clothing.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNWhen they go out into the outer court to the people, they shall remove the vestments in which they have been ministering, and lay them in the holy chambers; and they shall put on other garments, so that they may not communicate holiness to the people with their vestments.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNWhen they go out into the outside courtyard where the people gather, they must first change out of the clothes they have been serving in, leaving them in the sacred rooms where they change to their everyday clothes, so that they don't trivialize their holy work by the way they dress.
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNBefore they go to the outer courtyard where the people are, they must first take off the clothes they wore on duty in the Temple and leave them in the holy rooms. They are to put on other clothing in order to keep their sacred clothing from harming the people.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SN'When they go out into the outer court, into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments in which they have been ministering and lay them in the holy chambers; then they shall put on other garments so that they will not transmit holiness to the people with their garments.
King James Version (unedited)KJVAnd when they go forth into the utter court, even into the utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments.