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Ezekiel 43:1-7 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The Divine Glory Returns to the Temple

43 Afterward he brought me to the gate, the gate facing east. And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the east; and the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with his glory. And[a] the vision I saw was like the vision which I had seen when he came to destroy the city, and[b] like the vision which I had seen by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face. As the glory of the Lord entered the temple by the gate facing east, the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the temple.

While the man was standing beside me, I heard one speaking to me out of the temple; and he said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the people of Israel for ever. And the house of Israel shall no more defile my holy name, neither they, nor their kings, by their harlotry, and by the dead bodies[c] of their kings,

Footnotes:

  1. Ezekiel 43:3 Gk: Heb And like the vision
  2. Ezekiel 43:3 Syr: Heb and the visions
  3. Ezekiel 43:7 Or the monuments
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