1Thus says Adonai Elohim: “The gate of the inner court that faces the east will be shut for the six working days. On Yom Shabbat it will be opened and in the day of the New Moon it will be opened.
2The prince will enter by way of the porch of the gate from outside, and stand by the post of the gate. Then the kohanim will prepare his burnt offering and his fellowship offerings. He will worship at the threshold of the gate, and then go out. The gate will not be shut until the evening.
3The people of the land will worship at the door of that gate before Adonai on Shabbatot and New Moons.
4“The burnt offering that the prince offers to Adonai on Yom Shabbat will be six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish.
5The grain offering will be an ephah for the ram. The grain offering for the lambs will be a gift of his hand and a hin of oil for an ephah.
6On the day of the New Moon it will be a young bull without blemish, six lambs and a ram—they must be without blemish.
7He will prepare a grain offering, an ephah for the bull and an ephah for the ram, for the lambs whatever his hand may reach and a hin of oil for an ephah.
8When the prince enters, he will enter by way of the porch of the gate and he will also exit by that way.
9When the people of the land come before Adonai at the moadim, whoever enters by way of the north gate to worship will exit by way of the south gate. Whoever enters by way of the south gate must exit by way of north gate. He should not return by the way of the gate where he came in, since he must exit straight ahead.
10When they enter, the prince will come in among them. When they go out, they will go out together.
11“At the feasts and the moadim, the grain offering will be an ephah for a bull and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs a gift of his hand and a hin of oil for an ephah.
12Now if the prince prepares a freewill offering, burnt offering or fellowship offerings as a freewill offering to Adonai, the gate for him facing east must be opened for him. Then he will prepare his burnt offering and his fellowship offerings as he does on Yom Shabbat. Then he will go out. After he exits, the gate should be shut.
13“You are to prepare a lamb of the first year, without blemish, for a burnt offering to Adonai daily—morning by morning you are to prepare it.
14Also you will prepare a grain offering with it morning by morning, a sixth of an ephah and a third of a hin of oil, to moisten the fine flour—a grain offering to Adonai continually. It is perpetual statute.
15They will prepare the lamb, the grain offering and the oil, morning by morning, for a continual burnt offering.”
16Thus says Adonai Elohim: “If the prince gives a gift to any of his sons as his inheritance, it will belong to his sons. It will be their possession by inheritance.
17But if he gives of his inheritance as a gift to one of his servants, it will be his until the year of liberty, when it will revert to the prince. His inheritance will belong to his sons.
18The prince must not take from the people’s inheritance, evicting them wrongfully out of their property. He must give inheritance to his sons out of his own property, so that My people will not be displaced, anyone from his own property.”
19Then he brought me through the entrance that was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers for the kohanim, looking north. Behold, there was a place at the far western end.
20He said to me, “This is the place where the kohanim will boil the guilt offering and the sin offering, where they will bake the grain offering, so they do not bring them into the outer court, to consecrate the people.”
21Then he brought me out to the outer courtyard and led me past the four corners of the courtyard. Behold, in every corner of the courtyard there was another courtyard.
22In the four corners of the courtyard there were enclosed courts, 40 cubits long by 30 wide—these four in the corners had the same size.
23There was a row of masonry surrounding them, surrounding the four. Boiling places were built under the surrounding rows.
24He said to me, “These are the boiling places where the ministers of the House will boil the sacrifices of the people.”