From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: the house.
. verses 15-31. 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 (see Part 1), 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.
. They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.
. 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.
. They shall have linen garments upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with anything that causes sweat.
. 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.
. skip to verse 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.
. And in controversy they shall stand in judgement; and they shall judge it according to my judgements: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
. skip to verse 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.
. 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.
. They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.
. 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: you shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
. The priest shall not eat of anything that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.
. these priests, these sons, these sons of Zadok, minister to the Lord.
. only to the Lord.