In the 1twenty-fifthyear of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenthyearafter the 2city was ataken, on that sameday the 3hand of the LORD was upon me and He brought me there.
In the 4visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very5highmountain, and on it 6to the south there was a 7structure like a city.
So He brought me there; and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of 8bronze, with a 9line of flax and a 10measuringbrod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway.
The mansaid to me, "11Son of man, 12see with your eyes, hear with your ears, and giveattention to all that I am going to show you; for you have been broughthere in order to show it to you. 13Declare to the house of Israelall that you see."
And behold, there was a 14wall on the outside of the ctempleallaround, and in the man'shand was a measuringrod of sixcubits, each of which was a cubit and a dhandbreadth. So he measured the thickness of the ewall, onerod; and the height, onerod.
Then he went to the gatewhichfaced15east, went up its steps and measured the threshold of the gate, onerodfin width; and the otherthreshold was onerodgin width.
The 16guardroom was onerodlong and onerodwide; and there were fivecubitsbetween the guardrooms. And the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gatehfacinginward was onerod.
Then he measured the porch of the gateifacinginward, onerod.
He measured the porch of the gate, eightcubits; and its sidepillars, twocubits. And the porch of the gate was jfacedinward.
The guardrooms of the gatetoward the east numbered three on eachside; the three of them had the samemeasurement. The sidepillars also had the samemeasurement on eachside.
And he measured the width of the kgateway , tencubits, and the length of the gate, thirteencubits.
There was a lbarrier wall onecubit wide in front of the guardrooms on eachside; and the guardrooms were sixcubits square on eachside.
He measured the gate from the roof of the one guardroom to the roof of the other, a width of twenty-fivecubits from one door to the dooropposite.
He made the sidepillarssixtycubits high; the gate extended roundabout to the sidepillar of the 17courtyard.
From the front of the entrancegate to the front of the innerporch of the gate was fiftycubits.
There were m18shutteredwindows looking toward the guardrooms, and toward their sidepillarswithin the gateallaround, and likewise for the porches. And there were windowsallaroundinside; and on each sidepillar were 19palmtreeornaments.
Then he brought me into the 20outercourt, and behold, there were 21chambers and a pavementmade for the courtallaround; thirtychambersnfaced the pavement.
The pavement (that is, the lowerpavement ) was by the oside of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates.
Then he measured the width from the front of the 22lowergate to the front of the exterior of the innercourt, a 23hundredcubits on the east and on the north.
As for the 24gate of the outercourtwhichfaced the north, he measured its length and its width.
21pIt had three25guardrooms on eachside; and its 26sidepillars and its porchesqhad the same measurement as the firstgate. Its length was 27fiftycubits and the width28twenty-fivecubits.
Its 29windows and its porches and its palmtreeornaments had the same measurements as the 30gatewhichfacedtoward the east; and rit was reached by seven31steps, and its sporch was in front of them.
The innercourt had a gateopposite the gate on the north as well as the gate on the east; and he measured a 32hundredcubits from gate to gate.
Then he led me toward the south, and behold, there was a 33gatetoward the south; and he measured its 34sidepillars and its porches according to tthose same measurements.
25uThe gate and its porches had 35windowsallaround like vthose other windows; the length was 36fiftycubits and the widthtwenty-fivecubits.
There were seven37stepsgoing up to it, and its porches were in front of them; and it had 38palmtreeornaments on its sidepillars, one on eachside.
The innercourt had a gatetoward the 39south; and he measured from gate to gatetoward the south, a 40hundredcubits.
Then he brought me to the innercourt by the southgate; and he measured the southgate41according to those same measurements.
Its 42guardrooms also, its sidepillars and its 43porches were according to those same measurements. And wthe gate and its porches had 44windowsallaround; it was 45fiftycubitslong and twenty-fivecubitswide.
There were 46porchesallaround, twenty-fivecubitslong and fivecubitswide.
Its porches were toward the outercourt; and 47palmtreeornaments were on its sidepillars, and its stairway had eight48steps.
He brought me into the 49innercourttoward the east. And he measured the gate50according to those same measurements.
Its 51guardrooms also, its sidepillars and its porches were according to those same measurements. And xthe gate and its porches had 52windowsallaround; it was 53fiftycubitslong and twenty-fivecubitswide.
Its 54porches were toward the outercourt; and 55palmtreeornaments were on its sidepillars, on eachside, and its stairway had eight56steps.
Then he brought me to the 57northgate; and he measured it according to those same measurements,
with its 58guardrooms, its sidepillars and its 59porches. And ythe gate had 60windowsallaround; the length was 61fiftycubits and the widthtwenty-fivecubits.
Its sidepillars were toward the outercourt; and 62palmtreeornaments were on its sidepillars on eachside, and its stairway had eight63steps.
A 64chamber with its doorway was by the sidepillars at the gates; there they 65rinse the burntoffering.
In the porch of the gate were two66tables on eachside, on which to slaughter the 67burntoffering, the sinoffering and the guiltoffering.
On the outerzside, aaas one went up to the bbgateway toward the north, were twotables; and on the otherccside of the porch of the gate were twotables.
41Four68tables were on eachsideddnext to the gate; or, eighttables on which they slaughter sacrifices.
For the burntoffering there were four69tables of 70hewnstone, a cubit and a halflong, a cubit and a halfwide and onecubithigh, on which they lay the instruments with which they slaughter the 71burntoffering and the sacrifice.
The doubleeehooks, onehandbreadth in length, were installedffin the houseallaround; and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.
From the outside to the 72innergate were gg73chambers for the 74singers in the innercourt, one of which was at the hhside of the northgate, with iiits fronttoward the south, and one at the jjside of the kksouth gatefacingtoward the north.
He said to me, "This is the 75chamberwhichfacestoward the south, intended for the priests who 76keepcharge of the lltemple;
but the 77chamberwhichfacestoward the north is for the priests who 78keepcharge of the altar. These are the 79sons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi80comenear to the LORD to minister to Him."
He measured the court, a perfect square, a 81hundredcubitslong and a hundredcubitswide; and the altar was in front of the mmtemple.