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Ezekiel 44:3

    Ezekiel 44:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As for the prince, he shall sit therein as prince to eat bread before Jehovah; he shall enter by the way of the porch of the gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the ruler will be seated there to take his food before the Lord; he will go in by the covered way to the door, and will come out by the same way.

    Webster's Revision

    As for the prince, he shall sit therein as prince to eat bread before Jehovah; he shall enter by the way of the porch of the gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

    World English Bible

    As for the prince, he shall sit therein as prince to eat bread before Yahweh; he shall enter by the way of the porch of the gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As for the prince, he shall sit therein as prince to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of the gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 44:3

    The prince - Foretold under the name of David Ezekiel 34:24. The rabbis understood this to be the Messiah.

    To eat bread - See Leviticus 2:3; Leviticus 24:9; according to the old Law these feasts belonged only to the priests; none of the rest of the congregation, not even the king, might partake of them. The new system gives to the "prince" a privilege which he did not before possess; the prince, as the representative of the Messiah, standing in a higher position than the kings of old. "To eat bread" may also include participation in the animals sacrificed, portions of which were reserved for those of the people who offered them.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 44:3

    44:3 He - The king might sit before the Lord, others might not. Bread - That part of the sacrifice, which was allowed to the offerer.