And the prince shall enter by way of the porch of that gate from outside, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go out; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.
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George Leo Haydock
Prince. After the captivity, although the race of David continued in Sala Thiel, Zorobabel, yet they had not the state of kings. Hence Christians, R. David and other Jews, understand this of the Messias and the rites of his Church, with a literal allusion to the old law. (Worthington)
Without, not proceeding into the court of the priests, chap. xliv. 2.