Ezekiel 40:1-5 (New International Version)

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The New Temple Area

1 In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the fall of the city1--on that very day the hand of the LORD was upon me2 and he took me there. 2 In visions3 of God he took me to the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain,4 on whose south side were some buildings that looked like a city. 3 He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze;5 he was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod6 in his hand. 4 The man said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears and pay attention to everything I am going to show you,7 for that is why you have been brought here. Tell8 the house of Israel everything you see.9"

The East Gate to the Outer Court

5 I saw a wall completely surrounding the temple area. The length of the measuring rod in the man's hand was six long cubits, each of which was a cubita and a handbreadth.b He measured10 the wall; it was one measuring rod thick and one rod high.
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