Bible KJV with Apocrypha

‘The Priests.’

(Exo 28:39-43.)

KJVA Bible.

Ezekiel 44:15-31

[15]But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:
[16]They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.
[17]And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
[18]They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
[19]And 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.
[20]Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
[21]Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.
[22]Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.
[23]And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
[24]And 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.
[25]And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.
[26]And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.
[27]And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering, saith the Lord GOD.
[28]And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.
[29]They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.
[30]And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest’s: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
[31]The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

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‘The Levites Are Excluded from the Priesthood.’

KJVA Bible.

Ezekiel 44:10-14

[10]And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.
[11]Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.
[12]Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their iniquity.
[13]And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the most holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed.
[14]But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein.

Bible KJV with Apocrypha

‘Rules for Admission to the Temple.’

KJVA Bible.

Ezekiel 44:4-9

[4]Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.
[5]And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.
[6]And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,
[7]In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
[8]And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.
[9]Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.

Bible KJV with Apocrypha

‘The Use of the East Gate.’

KJVA Bible.

Ezekiel 44:1-3

[1]Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.
[2]Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.
[3]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.

Bible KJV with Apocrypha

‘Paul Defends Himself before Agrippa, His Conversion, His Work.’

(Acts 9:1-19; Acts 22:6-16.)

KJVA Bible.

Acts 26:1-27,29-32

[1]Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself:
[2]I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews:
[3]Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.
[4]My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;
[5]Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
[6]And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:
[7]Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope’s sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
[8]Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
[9]I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
[10]Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.
[11]And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
[12]Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,
[13]At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
[14]And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
[15]And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
[16]But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
[17]Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
[18]To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
[19]Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:
[20]But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
[21]For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me.
[22]Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:
[23]That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
[24]And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.
[25]But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
[26]For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.
[27]King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.
[29]And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
[30]And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:
[31]And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
[32]Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.

Bible KJV with Apocrypha

‘The Consecration of the Altar.’

KJVA Bible.

Ezekiel 43:18-27

[18]And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon.
[19]And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock for a sin offering.
[20]And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.
[21]Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, without the sanctuary.
[22]And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock.
[23]When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.
[24]And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the LORD.
[25]Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.
[26]Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.
[27]And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord GOD.

Bible KJV with Apocrypha

‘The Altar.’

KJVA Bible.

Ezekiel 43:13-17

[13]And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be a span: and this shall be the higher place of the altar.
[14]And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four cubits, and the breadth one cubit.
[15]So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and upward shall be four horns.
[16]And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof.
[17]And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.