I Samuel 9:13
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13  As soon as you enter the town, you will find him before he goes up to the shrine to eat; the people will not eat until he comes; for he must first bless the sacrifice and only then will the guests eat. Go up at once, for you will find him right away.”

k’-vo-a-KHEM ha-EER KAYN tim-tz’-UN o-TO b’-TE-rem ya-a-LEH ha-ba-MA-tah le-e-KHOL KEE lo yo-KHAL ha-AM ad bo-O kee HU y’-va-RAYKH ha-ZE-vakh a-kha-ray KHAYN yo-kh’-LU ha-k’-ru-EEM v’-a-TAH a-LU kee o-TO kh’-ha-YOM tim-tz’-UN o-TO

יג  כְּבֹאֲכֶם הָעִיר כֵּן תִּמְצְאוּן אֹתוֹ בְּטֶרֶם יַעֲלֶה הַבָּמָתָה לֶאֱכֹל כִּי לֹא־יֹאכַל הָעָם עַד־בֹּאוֹ כִּי־הוּא יְבָרֵךְ הַזֶּבַח אַחֲרֵי־כֵן יֹאכְלוּ הַקְּרֻאִים וְעַתָּה עֲלוּ כִּי־אֹתוֹ כְהַיּוֹם תִּמְצְאוּן אֹתוֹ׃

 9:13   for he must first bless the sacrifice

Rashi notes that since the Mishkan at Shilo lies in ruins, the People of Israel are allowed to offer sacrifices to Hashem in other places. However, once the Beit Hamikdash would be established in Yerushalayim, no further sacrifices would ever again be permitted in any other location, even after the Beit Hamikdash is destroyed. This law is a reminder of the eternal sanctity of Yerushalayim and Har Habayit. The holiness of Har Habayit is everlasting, and one day, the third Temple will be built there.

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