A. (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.
B. (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.
C. (9) Thus saith the Lord GOD; NO STRANGER, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, SHALL ENTER MY SANCTUARY, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
D. (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.
E. (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.
D’. (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.
C’.(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.
B’. (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.
A’. (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.