the sons
Ezekiel 40:46
but the chamber which faces toward the north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to minister to Him."
Ezekiel 43:19
'You shall give to the Levitical priests who are from the offspring of Zadok, who draw near to Me to minister to Me,' declares the Lord GOD, 'a young bull for a sin offering.
Ezekiel 48:11
"[It shall be] for the priests who are sanctified of the sons of Zadok, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the sons of Israel went astray as the Levites went astray.
1 Samuel 2:35
'But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; and I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before My anointed always.
1 Kings 2:35
The king appointed Benaiah the son of Jehoiada over the army in his place, and the king appointed Zadok the priest in the place of Abiathar.
1 Timothy 3:3-10
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not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.
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[He must be] one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity
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(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),
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[and] not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.
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And he must have a good reputation with those outside [the church], so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
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Deacons likewise [must be] men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,
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[but] holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
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These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.
2 Timothy 2:2
The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
Revelation 2:1
"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this:
Revelation 2:8
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this:
Revelation 2:12
"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this:
Revelation 2:18
"And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like burnished bronze, says this:
Revelation 3:1
"To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: 'I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.
Revelation 3:7
"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:
Revelation 3:14
"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:
Revelation 3:22
'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"
they shall stand
Deuteronomy 10:8
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to serve Him and to bless in His name until this day.
Zechariah 3:1-7
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Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.
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The LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan! Indeed, the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?"
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Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel.
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He spoke and said to those who were standing before him, saying, "Remove the filthy garments from him." Again he said to him, "See, I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes."
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Then I said, "Let them put a clean turban on his head." So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with garments, while the angel of the LORD was standing by.
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And the angel of the LORD admonished Joshua, saying,
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"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'If you will walk in My ways and if you will perform My service, then you will also govern My house and also have charge of My courts, and I will grant you free access among these who are standing [here].
the fat
Ezekiel 44:7
when you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to profane it, [even] My house, when you offered My food, the fat and the blood; for they made My covenant void-- [this] in addition to all your abominations.
Leviticus 3:16
'The priest shall offer them up in smoke on the altar [as] food, an offering by fire for a soothing aroma; all fat is the LORD'S.
Leviticus 3:17
'It is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall not eat any fat or any blood.'"
the blood
Leviticus 17:5
"The reason is so that the sons of Israel may bring their sacrifices which they were sacrificing in the open field, that they may bring them in to the LORD, at the doorway of the tent of meeting to the priest, and sacrifice them as sacrifices of peace offerings to the LORD.
Leviticus 17:6
"The priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and offer up the fat in smoke as a soothing aroma to the LORD.