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Ezekiel 40 (New American Standard)

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Vision of the Man with a Measuring Rod

1 In the 1twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the 2city was ataken, on that same day the 3hand of the LORD was upon me and He brought me there. 2 In the 4visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very 5high mountain, and on it 6to the south there was a 7structure like a city. 3 So He brought me there; and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of 8bronze, with a 9line of flax and a 10measuring brod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway. 4 The man said to me, "11Son of man, 12see with your eyes, hear with your ears, and give attention to all that I am going to show you; for you have been brought here in order to show it to you. 13Declare to the house of Israel all that you see."

Measurements Relating to the Temple

5 And behold, there was a 14wall on the outside of the ctemple all around, and in the man's hand was a measuring rod of six cubits, each of which was a cubit and a dhandbreadth. So he measured the thickness of the ewall, one rod; and the height, one rod. 6 Then he went to the gate which faced 15east, went up its steps and measured the threshold of the gate, one rod fin width; and the other threshold was one rod gin width. 7 The 16guardroom was one rod long and one rod wide; and there were five cubits between the guardrooms. And the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate hfacing inward was one rod. 8 Then he measured the porch of the gate ifacing inward, one rod. 9 He measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and its side pillars, two cubits. And the porch of the gate was jfaced inward. 10 The guardrooms of the gate toward the east numbered three on each side; the three of them had the same measurement. The side pillars also had the same measurement on each side. 11 And he measured the width of the kgateway , ten cubits, and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits. 12 There was a lbarrier wall one cubit wide in front of the guardrooms on each side; and the guardrooms were six cubits square on each side. 13 He measured the gate from the roof of the one guardroom to the roof of the other, a width of twenty-five cubits from one door to the door opposite. 14 He made the side pillars sixty cubits high; the gate extended round about to the side pillar of the 17courtyard. 15 From the front of the entrance gate to the front of the inner porch of the gate was fifty cubits. 16 There were m18shuttered windows looking toward the guardrooms, and toward their side pillars within the gate all around, and likewise for the porches. And there were windows all around inside; and on each side pillar were 19palm tree ornaments. 17 Then he brought me into the 20outer court, and behold, there were 21chambers and a pavement made for the court all around; thirty chambers nfaced the pavement. 18 The pavement (that is, the lower pavement ) was by the oside of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates. 19 Then he measured the width from the front of the 22lower gate to the front of the exterior of the inner court, a 23hundred cubits on the east and on the north. 20 As for the 24gate of the outer court which faced the north, he measured its length and its width. 21 pIt had three 25guardrooms on each side; and its 26side pillars and its porches qhad the same measurement as the first gate. Its length was 27fifty cubits and the width 28twenty-five cubits. 22 Its 29windows and its porches and its palm tree ornaments had the same measurements as the 30gate which faced toward the east; and rit was reached by seven 31steps, and its sporch was in front of them. 23 The inner court had a gate opposite the gate on the north as well as the gate on the east; and he measured a 32hundred cubits from gate to gate. 24 Then he led me toward the south, and behold, there was a 33gate toward the south; and he measured its 34side pillars and its porches according to tthose same measurements. 25 uThe gate and its porches had 35windows all around like vthose other windows; the length was 36fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits. 26 There were seven 37steps going up to it, and its porches were in front of them; and it had 38palm tree ornaments on its side pillars, one on each side. 27 The inner court had a gate toward the 39south; and he measured from gate to gate toward the south, a 40hundred cubits. 28 Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate; and he measured the south gate 41according to those same measurements. 29 Its 42guardrooms also, its side pillars and its 43porches were according to those same measurements. And wthe gate and its porches had 44windows all around; it was 45fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 30 There were 46porches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide. 31 Its porches were toward the outer court; and 47palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight 48steps. 32 He brought me into the 49inner court toward the east. And he measured the gate 50according to those same measurements. 33 Its 51guardrooms also, its side pillars and its porches were according to those same measurements. And xthe gate and its porches had 52windows all around; it was 53fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 34 Its 54porches were toward the outer court; and 55palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, on each side, and its stairway had eight 56steps. 35 Then he brought me to the 57north gate; and he measured it according to those same measurements, 36 with its 58guardrooms, its side pillars and its 59porches. And ythe gate had 60windows all around; the length was 61fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits. 37 Its side pillars were toward the outer court; and 62palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars on each side, and its stairway had eight 63steps. 38 A 64chamber with its doorway was by the side pillars at the gates; there they 65rinse the burnt offering. 39 In the porch of the gate were two 66tables on each side, on which to slaughter the 67burnt offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering. 40 On the outer zside, aaas one went up to the bbgateway toward the north, were two tables; and on the other ccside of the porch of the gate were two tables. 41 Four 68tables were on each side ddnext to the gate; or, eight tables on which they slaughter sacrifices. 42 For the burnt offering there were four 69tables of 70hewn stone, a cubit and a half long, a cubit and a half wide and one cubit high, on which they lay the instruments with which they slaughter the 71burnt offering and the sacrifice. 43 The double eehooks, one handbreadth in length, were installed ffin the house all around; and on the tables was the flesh of the offering. 44 From the outside to the 72inner gate were gg73chambers for the 74singers in the inner court, one of which was at the hhside of the north gate, with iiits front toward the south, and one at the jjside of the kksouth gate facing toward the north. 45 He said to me, "This is the 75chamber which faces toward the south, intended for the priests who 76keep charge of the lltemple; 46 but the 77chamber which faces toward the north is for the priests who 78keep charge of the altar. These are the 79sons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi 80come near to the LORD to minister to Him." 47 He measured the court, a perfect square, a 81hundred cubits long and a hundred cubits wide; and the altar was in front of the mmtemple. 48 Then he brought me to the 82porch of the nntemple and measured each side pillar of the porch, five cubits on each side; and the width of the gate was three cubits on each side. 49 The length of the porch was twenty cubits and the width eleven cubits; and at the 83stairway by which it was ascended were 84columns belonging to the side pillars, one on each side.
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