Description of Rooms for the Priests

1 And he brought me out to the outer courtyard {to the north}, and he brought me to the chamber which [was] opposite the courtyard and which [is] opposite the building to the north.
2 [As] to [the] face of [the] length [of the building] [with] the doorway to the north, [it] [was] a hundred cubits, and its width [was] fifty cubits.
3 Opposite the twenty [cubits] {of the inner courtyard}, and opposite [the] pavement that [was] to the outer courtyard [was] a gallery {facing} a gallery in the three [stories].
4 And {in front of} the chambers [was] a passageway ten cubits [in] width toward the inside, a walkway of one cubit, and their doorways [were] to the north.
5 And the upper chambers narrowed, for [the] galleries took away [space] from them more than [they took] from the lower [levels] and more than [they took] from the middle [level] [in the] building.
6 For they [were] three stories and {they had no pillars} like the pillars of the courtyards; therefore they were smaller than the lower [stories] and than the middle [stories] from the ground [up].
7 And [there was] a wall that was to the outside {alongside} the chambers [on] the walkway to the outer courtyard {in front of} the chambers; its length [was] fifty cubits.
8 For the length of the chambers which [were] to the outer courtyard [was] fifty cubits, and look! [The chambers] on the front of the temple [were] a hundred cubits.
9 And from under these chambers [was] the entrance from the east for them {when one enters} from the outer courtyard.
10 All along the width of the wall of the courtyard {eastward} in front of the courtyard to the front of the building [were] chambers.
11 And a walkway [was] {before them} like the appearance of the chambers which [were on] {the north}, [just] like [them in] their length, [and] so [was] their width and all their exits, and [they were built] like their arrangements and like their doorways,
12 and like the doorways of the chambers which [were on] the way of the south [was] [a] doorway at the head of the way {before} the stone wall, projecting [on] the way of the east at their coming.
13 And he said to me, "The chambers of the north [and] the chambers of the south which [are] {before} the courtyard, they {are the holy chambers} in which the priests, who [are] near to Yahweh, will eat the {most holy objects}. There they shall put the {most holy objects}, and the grain offering and the sin offering and the guilt offering, for the place [is] holy.
14 {When the priests enter}, then they shall not go out from the sanctuary to the outer courtyard; and there they must put their garments in which they serve because they [are] holy. They must put on other garments and [then] they may approach [the area] that [is] for the people.
15 And he completed the measurements of the inner temple, and he brought me [to] the walkway of the gate {that faces toward the east} and he measured it {all the way around}.
16 He measured the east side with the reed for measuring, five hundred cubits, with [respect to] reeds with the reed for measurement, [he measured it] all around.
17 He measured the north side [as] five hundred [cubits], [with respect to] reeds with the reed for measurement all around.
18 [Then] he measured the south side [as] five hundred [cubits], [with respect to] reeds with the reed for measurement.
19 He went around the west side [and] he measured five hundred [cubits], [with respect to] reeds with the reed for measurement.
20 {Toward the four sides} he measured it; [there] [was] a wall for it {all the way around}. [Its] length [was] five hundred [cubits] and [its] width [was] five hundred [cubits], in order to make [a] separation between what is holy and what is common.