Ezekiel 42:1-6 NIV

Rooms for the Priests

1 Then the man led me northward into the outer court and brought me to the rooms1 opposite the temple courtyard2 and opposite the outer wall on the north side.3

References for Ezekiel 42:1

2 The building whose door faced north was a hundred cubitsa long and fifty cubits wide.

References for Ezekiel 42:2

    • a 42:2 - The common cubit was about 1 1/2 feet (about 0.5 meter).
      3 Both in the section twenty cubits from the inner court and in the section opposite the pavement of the outer court, gallery4 faced gallery at the three levels.5

      References for Ezekiel 42:3

      4 In front of the rooms was an inner passageway ten cubits wide and a hundred cubitsb long. Their doors were on the north.6

      References for Ezekiel 42:4

        • b 42:4 - Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew "and one cubit"
          5 Now the upper rooms were narrower, for the galleries took more space from them than from the rooms on the lower and middle floors of the building.
          6 The rooms on the third floor had no pillars, as the courts had; so they were smaller in floor space than those on the lower and middle floors.