Doorway Enter Entered Gate None Open Opened Shut

44:2 Then said the LORD to me; This gate shall be {a} 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.

(a) Meaning, from the common people, but not from the priests nor the prince, read Eze 46:8,9.

44:2 Shall not be opened - Shall not ordinarily stand open. No man - None of the common people. The Lord - That glory which was the visible sign of his presence.

44:1-31 This chapter contains ordinances relative to the true priests. The prince evidently means Christ, and the words in ver. 2, may remind us that no other can enter heaven, the true sanctuary, as Christ did; namely, by virtue of his own excellency, and his personal holiness, righteousness, and strength. He who is the Brightness of Jehovah's glory entered by his own holiness; but that way is shut to the whole human race, and we all must enter as sinners, by faith in his blood, and by the power of his grace.

Doorway Enter Entered Gate Israel Open Opened Shut

Doorway Enter Entered Gate Israel Open Opened Shut