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

Ezekiel 44:24Wrench


Priests must stand up to govern [during] controversy, to defend my laws, to build a hedge around my principles and instructions, [including my] scheduled feasts and hallowed Sabbaths.


Note: Usually mistranslated to set priests up as judges over common disputes, a function that Jesus himself disclaimed.

Most modern โ€™Christiansโ€™ overturn this verse.
They spurn the laws of the Old Testament.

Other English Bible translations of Ezekiel 44:24:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNThey are to be judges in controversies, and they are to render decisions in keeping with my rulings. At all my designated festivals they are to keep my laws and regulations, and they are to keep my shabbats holy.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SR''In any dispute, the priests are to serve as judges and decide it according to my ordinances. They are to keep my laws and my decrees for all my appointed feasts, and they are to keep my Sabbaths holy.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SN'When people do not agree, the priests must serve as judges between them. They must make their decisions based on my laws. They must obey my laws and rules for all of my appointed feasts. And they must keep my Sabbath days holy.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SN'They will serve as judges to resolve any disagreements among my people. Their decisions must be based on my regulations. And the priests themselves must obey my instructions and laws at all the sacred festivals, and they will see to it that the Sabbath is set apart as a holy day.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNIn a controversy they shall act as judges, and they shall decide it according to my judgments. They shall keep my laws and my statutes regarding all my appointed festivals, and they shall keep my sabbaths holy.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SN'When there's a difference of opinion, the priests will arbitrate. They'll decide on the basis of my judgments, laws, and statutes. They are in charge of making sure the appointed feasts are honored and my Sabbaths kept holy in the ways I've commanded.
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNWhen a legal dispute arises, the priests are to decide the case according to my laws. They are to keep the religious festivals according to my rules and regulations, and they are to keep the Sabbaths holy.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SN'In a dispute they shall take their stand to judge; they shall judge it according to My ordinances They shall also keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed feasts and sanctify My sabbaths.
King James Version (unedited)KJVAnd in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.