1 And it came to pass in the twenty-fifth year of our captivity, in the first month, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the taking of the city, in that day the hand of the Lord was upon me, and brought me
2 in a vision of God into the land of Israel, and set me on a very high mountain, and upon it as it were the frame of a city before .
3 And he brought me in thither, and, behold, a man, and the appearance of him was as the appearance of shining brass, and in his hand was a builder's line, and a measuring reed; and he stood at the gate.
4 And the man said to me, Look with thine eyes at him whom thou hast seen, son of man, and hear with thine ears, and lay up in thine heart all things that I show thee; for thou hast come in hither that might show thee, and thou shalt show all things that thou seest to the house of Israel.
5 And behold a wall round about the house without, and in the man's hand a reed, the measure six cubits by the cubit, and a span: and he measured across the front wall; the breadth was equal to the reed, and the length of it equal to the reed.
6 And he entered by seven steps into the gate that looks eastward, and he measured across the porch of the gate equal to the reed.
7 And the chamber was equal in length to the reed, and equal in breadth to the reed; and the porch between the chambers six cubits; and the second chamber equal in breadth to the reed, and equal in length to the reed, and the porch five cubits.
8 And the third chamber equal in length to the reed, and equal in breadth to the reed.
9 And the porch of the gateway (near the porch of the gate) eight cubits; and the posts there of two cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward:
10 and the chambers of the gate of the chamber in front three on one side and three on the other, and one measure to the three: one measure to the porches on this side and on that.
11 And he measured the breadth of the door of the gateway, ten cubits; and the breadth of the gateway thirteen cubits.
12 And the space before the chambers was narrowed to a cubit in front of the chambers on this side and on that side: and the chamber was six cubits this way, and six cubits that way.
13 And he measured the gate from the wall of one chamber to the wall of the other chamber: the breadth was twenty-five cubits, the one gate over against the other gate.
14 And the open space of the porch of the gate without, was twenty cubits to the chambers round about the gate.
15 And the open space of the gate without to the open space of the porch of the gate within was fifty cubits.
16 And secret windows to the chambers, and to the porches within the gate of the court round about, and in the same manner windows to the porches round about within: and on the porch palm-trees on this side and on that side.
17 And he brought me into the inner court, and, behold, chambers, and peristyles round about the court; thirty chambers within the ranges of columns.
18 And the porticos were behind the gates; according to the length of the gates, was the lower peristyle.
19 And he measured the breadth of the court, from the open space of the outer gate inwards to the open space of the gate looking outwards: a hundred cubits of the gate looking eastward: and he brought me to the north;
20 and behold a gate looking northwards the outer court, and he measured it, both the length of it and the breadth;
21 and the chambers, three on this side and three on that; and the posts, and the porches, and the palm-trees thereof: and they were according to the measures of the gate that looks eastward: the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof was twenty-five cubits.
22 And its windows, and its porches, and its palm-trees, were according to the gate looking eastward; and they went up to it by seven steps; and the porches were within.
23 And a gate to the inner court looking toward the north gate, after the manner of the gate looking toward the east; and he measured the court from gate to gate, a hundred cubits.
24 And he brought me to the south side, and behold a gate looking southwards: and he measured it, and its chambers, and its posts, and its porches, according to these dimensions.
25 And its windows and its porches round about were according to the windows of the porch: the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof was five and twenty cubits.
26 And it had seven steps, and porches within: and it palm-trees on the posts, one on one side, and one on the other side.
27 And a gate opposite the gate of the inner court southward: and he measured the court from gate to gate, a hundred cubits in breadth southward.
28 And he brought me into the inner court of the south gate: and he measured the gate according to these measures;
29 and the chambers, and the posts,
30 and the porches, according to these measures: and windows to it and to the porches round about: its length was fifty cubits, and breadth twenty-five cubits,
31 from the porch to the outer court: and palm-trees to the post , and eight steps.
32 And he brought me in at the gate that looks eastward: and he measured it according to these measures:
33 and the chambers, and the posts, and the porches according to these measures: and windows to it, and porches round about: the length of it was fifty cubits, and the breadth of it twenty-five cubits.
34 And porches into the inner court, and palm-trees on the posts on this side and on that side: and it eight steps.
35 And he brought me in at the northern gate, and measured according to these measures;
36 and the chambers, and the posts, and the porches: and it windows round about, and its porches: the length of it was fifty cubits, and the breadth twenty-five cubits.
37 And its porches were toward the inner court; and palm-trees to the posts on this side and on that side: and it eight steps.
38 Its chambers and its door-ways, and its porches at the second gate a drain,
39 that they might slay in it the sin-offerings, and the trespass-offerings.
40 And behind the drain for the whole-burnt-offerings at the north , two tables eastward behind the second gate; and the porch of the gate two tables eastward.
41 Four on one side and four on the other side behind the gate; upon them they kill the victims, in front of the eight tables of sacrifices.
42 And four tables of hewn stone for whole-burnt-offerings, the breadth a cubit and a half, and the length two cubits a half, and height was a cubit: on them they shall place the instruments with which they slay there the whole-burnt-offerings and the victims.
43 And they shall have within a border of hewn stone round about of a span broad, and over the tables above screens for covering from the wet and from the heat.
44 And he brought me into the inner court, and behold two chambers in the inner court, one behind the gate looking to the north, turning southward, and one behind the southern gate, but which looks to the north.
45 And he said to me, This chamber that looks to the south, is for the priests that keep the charge of the house.
46 And the chamber that looks to the north is for the priests that keep the charge of the altar: they are the sons of Sadduc, those of the tribe of Levi who draw near to the Lord to serve him.
47 And he measured the court, the length a hundred cubits, and the breadth a hundred cubits, on its four sides; and the altar in front of the house.
48 And he brought me into the porch of the house; and he measured the post of the porch, the breadth was five cubits on one side and five cubits on the other side; and the breadth of the door fourteen cubits, and the side-pieces of the door of the porch three cubits on one side, and three cubits on the other side.
49 And the length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth twelve cubits; and they went up to it by ten steps; and pillars to the porch, one on this side and one on that side.