Introduction to Ezekiel Chapter 44

This chapter treats of the eastern gate of the temple being appropriated to the use of the prince, Ezekiel 44:1, of the sin of the Lord's people, in admitting strangers and unholy persons into the sanctuary, either to officiate or communicate there, Ezekiel 44:4 of the degrading of the Levites, that went astray, assigning them inferior posts and service in the house of God, Ezekiel 44:10 and of the establishment of the sons of Zadok in their ministry, who were faithful, Ezekiel 44:15, then follow various laws relating to their garments; shaving of their heads; drinking wine; their marriage; performance of their ministerial work; their regard to the dead, and their food and maintenance, Ezekiel 44:17.