Then he led me to 1the gate, the gate facing east.
And behold, 2the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And 3the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters, and 4the earth shone with his glory.
And 5the vision I saw was just like the vision that I had seen 6when hea came to destroy the city, and just like 7the vision that I had seen 8by the Chebar canal. And 9I fell on my face.
As 10the glory of the LORD 11entered the temple by the gate facing east,
512the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into 13the inner court; and behold, 14the glory of the LORD filled the temple.
615While the man was standing beside me, 16I heard one speaking to me out of the temple,
and he said to me, 17"Son of man, this is 18the place of my throne and 19the place of the soles of my feet, 20where I will dwell in the midst of the people of Israel forever. And the house of Israel shall no more 21defile my holy name, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoring and by the dead bodiesb of their kings at their high places,c8
by setting their threshold by my threshold and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with 22only a wall between me and them. They have 23defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed, so I have consumed them in my anger.
Now let them put away their whoring and the dead bodies of their kings far from me, 24and I will dwell in their midst forever.
"As for you, 25son of man, 26describe to the house of Israel the temple, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and they shall measure the plan.
And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, 27make known to them the design of the temple, its arrangement, 28its exits and its entrances, that is, its whole design; and make known to them as well all its statutes and its whole design and all its laws, and write it down 29in their sight, so that they may observe all its laws and all its statutes and carry them out.
This is the law of the temple: the whole territory on the top of 30the mountain 31all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the temple.