The man then took me to the inner courtyard, where I saw two buildings, one beside the inner gate on the north and the other beside the inner gate on the south. 45
He said, “The building beside the north gate belongs to the priests who serve in the temple, 46
and the building beside the south gate belongs to those who serve at the altar. All of them are descendants of Zadok and are the only Levites allowed to serve as the Lord 's priests.”
Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version ®. Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. Used by permission.