On the outside of the inner gateway there were two 1chambersa in the 2inner court, oneb at the side of the north gate facing south, the other at the side of the southc gate facing north.
And he said to me, This chamber that faces south is for the priests 3who have charge of the temple,
and the chamber that faces north is for the priests 4who have charge of the altar. These are 5the sons of Zadok, who aloned among the sons of Levi may come 6near to the LORD to minister to him.
And he measured the court, 7a hundred cubits long and 8a hundred cubits broad, a square. And 9the altar was in front of the temple.