Ezekiel 40:3-13 NIV

3 He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze;1 he was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod2 in his hand.

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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,3 for that is why you have been brought here. Tell4 the house of Israel everything you see.5"

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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 measured6 the wall; it was one measuring rod thick and one rod high.

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    • a 40:5 - The common cubit was about 1 1/2 feet (about 0.5 meter).
    • b 40:5 - That is, about 3 inches (about 8 centimeters)
      6 Then he went to the gate facing east.7 He climbed its steps and measured the threshold of the gate; it was one rod deep.c

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        • c 40:6 - Septuagint; Hebrew "deep, the first threshold, one rod deep"
          7 The alcoves8 for the guards were one rod long and one rod wide, and the projecting walls between the alcoves were five cubits thick. And the threshold of the gate next to the portico facing the temple was one rod deep.

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              8 Then he measured the portico of the gateway;
              9 itd was eight cubits deep and its jambs were two cubits thick. The portico of the gateway faced the temple.

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                • d 40:9 - ,9 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts "gateway facing the temple; it was one rod deep. 9 Then he measured the portico of the gateway; it"
                  10 Inside the east gate were three alcoves on each side; the three had the same measurements, and the faces of the projecting walls on each side had the same measurements.
                  11 Then he measured the width of the entrance to the gateway; it was ten cubits and its length was thirteen cubits.
                  12 In front of each alcove was a wall one cubit high, and the alcoves were six cubits square.
                  13 Then he measured the gateway from the top of the rear wall of one alcove to the top of the opposite one; the distance was twenty-five cubits from one parapet opening to the opposite one.