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November 26

Ezekiel 43:1-27
1. He led me to the gate, the one that faces east,
2. and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice sounded like the roar of mighty waters, and the earth shone with His glory.
3. The vision I saw was like the one I had seen when He came to destroy the city, and like the ones I had seen by the Chebar Canal. I fell facedown.
4. The glory of the LORD entered the temple by way of the gate that faced east.
5. Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the inner court, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.
6. While the man was standing beside me, I heard someone speaking to me from the temple.
7. He said to me: "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place for the soles of My feet, where I will dwell among the Israelites forever. [The house of] Israel and their kings will no longer defile My holy name by their [religious] prostitution and by the corpses of their kings at their high places.
8. Whenever they placed their threshold next to My threshold and their doorposts beside My doorposts, with [only] a wall between Me and them, they were defiling My holy name by the abominations they committed. So I destroyed them in My anger.
9. Now let them remove their prostitution and the corpses of their kings far from Me, and I will dwell among them forever.
10. "As for you, son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, so that they may be ashamed of their iniquities. Let them measure [its] pattern,
11. and they will be ashamed of all that they have done. Reveal the design of the temple to them-- its layout with its exits and entrances-- its complete design along with all its statutes, design specifications, and laws. Write it down in their sight so that they may observe its complete design and all its statutes and may carry them out.
12. This is the law of the temple: all its surrounding territory on top of the mountain will be especially holy. Yes, this is the law of the temple.
13. "These are the measurements of the altar in units of length (each unit being the standard length plus three inches): the gutter is 21 inches [deep] and 21 inches wide, with a rim of nine inches around its edge. This is the base of the altar.
14. [The distance] from the gutter on the ground to the lower ledge is three and a half feet, and the width [of the ledge] is 21 inches. There are seven feet from the small ledge to the large ledge, [whose] width is also 21 inches.
15. The altar hearth is seven feet [high], and four horns project upward from the hearth.
16. The hearth is square, 21 feet long by 21 feet wide.
17. The ledge is 24 and a half feet long by 24 and a half feet wide, with four equal sides. The rim all around it is 10 and a half inches, and its gutter is 21 inches all around it. The altar's steps face east."
18. Then He said to me: "Son of man, this is what the Lord God says: These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is constructed, so that burnt offerings may be sacrificed on it and blood may be sprinkled on it:
19. You are to give a bull from the herd as a sin offering to the Levitical priests who are from the offspring of Zadok, who approach Me in order to serve Me." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
20. "You must take some of its blood and apply [it] to the four horns of the altar, the four corners of the ledge, and all around the rim. In this way you will purify the altar and make atonement for it.
21. Then you must take away the bull for the sin offering, and it must be burned outside the sanctuary in the place appointed for the temple.
22. "On the second day you are to present an unblemished male goat as a sin offering. They will purify the altar just as they did with the bull.
23. When you have finished the purification, you are to present a young, unblemished bull and an unblemished ram from the flock.
24. You must present them before the LORD; the priests will throw salt on them and sacrifice them as a burnt offering to the LORD.
25. You will offer a goat for a sin offering each day for seven days. A young bull and a ram from the flock, both unblemished, must also be offered.
26. For seven days the priests are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it. In this way they will consecrate it
27. and complete the days [of purification]. Then on the eighth day and afterwards, the priests will offer your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar, and I will accept you." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.

Ezekiel 44:1-31
1. The man then brought me back toward the sanctuary's outer gate that faced east, and it was closed.
2. The LORD said to me: "This gate will remain closed. It will not be opened, and no one will enter through it, because the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered through it. Therefore it will remain closed.
3. The prince himself will sit in the gateway to eat a meal before the LORD. He must enter by way of the portico of the gate and go out the same way."
4. Then the man brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple. I looked, and the glory of the LORD filled His temple. And I fell facedown.
5. The LORD said to me: "Son of man, pay attention; look with your eyes and listen with your ears to everything I tell you about all the statutes and laws of the LORD's temple. Take careful note of the entrance of the temple along with all the exits of the sanctuary.
6. "Say to the rebellious people, the house of Israel: This is what the Lord God says: [I have had] enough of all your abominations, house of Israel.
7. When you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in both heart and flesh, to occupy My sanctuary, you defiled My temple while you offered My food-- the fat and the blood. You broke My covenant with all your abominations.
8. You have not kept charge of My holy things but have appointed [others] to keep charge of My sanctuary for you.
9. "This is what the Lord God says: No foreigner, uncircumcised in heart and flesh, may enter My sanctuary, not even a foreigner who is among the Israelites.
10. Surely the Levites who wandered away from Me when Israel went astray, and who strayed from Me after their idols, will bear the consequences of their sin.
11. Yet they will occupy My sanctuary, serving as guards at the temple gates and ministering at the temple. They will slaughter the burnt offerings and [other] sacrifices for the people and will stand before them to serve them.
12. Because they ministered to the house of Israel before their idols and became a sinful stumbling block to them, therefore I swore an oath against them"-- [this is] the declaration of the Lord God-- "that they would bear the consequences of their sin.
13. They must not approach Me to serve Me as priests or come near any of My holy things or the most holy things. They will bear their disgrace and the consequences of the abominations they committed.
14. Yet I will make them responsible for the duties of the temple-- for all its work and everything done in it.
15. "But the Levitical priests descended from Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the Israelites went astray from Me, will approach Me to serve Me. They will stand before Me to offer Me fat and blood." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
16. "They are the ones who may enter My sanctuary and draw near to My table to serve Me. They will keep My mandate.
17. When they enter the gates of the inner court they must wear linen garments; they must not have on them anything made of wool when they minister at the gates of the inner court and within [it].
18. They must wear linen turbans on their heads and linen undergarments around their waists. They are not to put on [anything that makes them] sweat.
19. Before they go out to the outer court, to the people, they must take off the clothes they have been ministering in, leave them in the holy chambers, and dress in other clothes so that they do not transmit holiness to the people through their clothes.
20. "They may not shave their heads or let their hair grow long, but must carefully trim their hair.
21. No priest may drink wine before he enters the inner court.
22. He is not to marry a widow or a divorced woman, but must marry a virgin from the offspring of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.
23. They must teach My people the difference between the holy and the common, and explain to them the difference between the clean and the unclean.
24. "In a dispute, they will officiate as judges and decide the case according to My ordinances. They must observe My laws and statutes regarding all My appointed festivals, and keep My Sabbaths holy.
25. A priest may not come [near] a dead person so that he becomes defiled. However, he may defile himself for a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, a brother, or an unmarried sister.
26. After he is cleansed, he is to count off seven days for himself.
27. On the day he goes into the sanctuary, into the inner court to minister in the sanctuary, he must present his sin offering." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
28. "This will be their inheritance: I am their inheritance. You are to give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.
29. They will eat the grain offering, the sin offering, and the restitution offering. Everything in Israel that is permanently dedicated [to the LORD] will belong to them.
30. The best of all the firstfruits of every kind and contribution of every kind from all your gifts will belong to the priests. You are to give your first batch of dough to the priest so that a blessing may rest on your homes.
31. The priests may not eat any bird or animal that died naturally or was mauled by wild beasts.

Psalms 134:1-3
1. [A song of ascents.] Now praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who stand in the LORD's house at night!
2. Lift up your hands in the holy place, and praise the LORD!
3. May the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth, bless you from Zion.

Proverbs 29:7-7
7. The righteous person knows the rights of the poor, but the wicked one does not understand these concerns.

1 Peter 2:1-25
1. So rid yourselves of all wickedness, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all slander.
2. Like newborn infants, desire the unadulterated spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it in [your] salvation,
3. since you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4. Coming to Him, a living stone-- rejected by men but chosen and valuable to God--
5. you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house for a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6. For it stands in Scripture: Look! I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and valuable cornerstone, and the one who believes in Him will never be put to shame!
7. So the honor is for you who believe; but for the unbelieving, The stone that the builders rejected-- this One has become the cornerstone, and
8. A stone that causes men to stumble, and a rock that trips them up. They stumble by disobeying the message; they were destined for this.
9. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
10. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
11. Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires that war against you.
12. Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that in a case where they speak against you as those who do evil, they may, by observing your good works, glorify God in a day of visitation.
13. Submit to every human institution because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority,
14. or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.
15. For it is God's will that you, by doing good, silence the ignorance of foolish people.
16. As God's slaves, [live] as free people, but don't use your freedom as a way to conceal evil.
17. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the Emperor.
18. Household slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel.
19. For it [brings] favor if, because of conscience toward God, someone endures grief from suffering unjustly.
20. For what credit is there if you endure when you sin and are beaten? But when you do good and suffer, if you endure, it brings favor with God.
21. For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps.
22. He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth;
23. when reviled, He did not revile in return; when suffering, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to the One who judges justly.
24. He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that, having died to sins, we might live for righteousness; by His wounding you have been healed.
25. For you were like sheep going astray, but you have now returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.