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15 Bible Verses about Facing East

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Ezekiel 8:16

So He brought me to the inner court of the Lord’s house, and there were about 25 men at the entrance of the Lord’s temple, between the portico and the altar, with their backs to the Lord’s temple and their faces turned to the east. They were bowing to the east in worship of the sun.

Ezekiel 40:6

Then he came to the gate that faced east and climbed its steps. He measured the threshold of the gate; it was 10 feet deep—the first threshold was 10 feet deep.

Ezekiel 42:15

When he finished measuring inside the temple complex, he led me out by way of the gate that faced east and measured all around the complex.

Ezekiel 43:1

He led me to the gate, the one that faces east,

Ezekiel 47:2

Next he brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around the outside to the outer gate that faced east; there the water was trickling from the south side.

Ezekiel 44:1

The man then brought me back toward the sanctuary’s outer gate that faced east, and it was closed.

Ezekiel 43:4

The glory of the Lord entered the temple by way of the gate that faced east.

Ezekiel 46:1

“This is what the Lord God says: The gate of the inner court that faces east must be closed during the six days of work, but it will be opened on the Sabbath day and opened on the day of the New Moon.

Ezekiel 46:12

“When the prince makes a freewill offering, whether a burnt offering or a fellowship offering as a freewill offering to the Lord, the gate that faces east must be opened for him. He is to offer his burnt offering or fellowship offering just as he does on the Sabbath day. Then he will go out, and the gate must be closed after he leaves.

Ezekiel 43:17

The ledge is 24½ feet long by 24½ feet wide, with four equal sides. The rim all around it is 10½ inches, and its gutter is 21 inches all around it. The altar’s steps face east.”

Ezekiel 11:1

The Spirit then lifted me up and brought me to the eastern gate of the Lord’s house, which faces east, and at the gate’s entrance were 25 men. Among them I saw Jaazaniah son of Azzur, and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of the people.

Ezekiel 47:1

Then he brought me back to the entrance of the temple and there was water flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the temple faced east. The water was coming down from under the south side of the threshold of the temple, south of the altar.

Ezekiel 47:3

As the man went out east with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a third of a mile and led me through the water. It came up to my ankles.

Genesis 11:2

As people migrated from the east, they found a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.

Genesis 13:11

So Lot chose the entire Jordan Valley for himself. Then Lot journeyed eastward, and they separated from each other.

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