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Ezekiel 42 (New American Standard)

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Chambers of the Temple

1 Then he 1brought me out into the 2outer court, the way 3toward the north; and he brought me to the 4chamber which was opposite the 5separate area and opposite the 6building toward the north. 2 Along the length, which was a 7hundred cubits, was the north door; the width was fifty cubits. 3 Opposite the 8twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and opposite the 9pavement which belonged to the outer court, was a10gallery corresponding to bgallery in three stories. 4 Before the 11chambers was an inner walk ten cubits wide, a way of one hundred cubits; and their openings were on the north. 5 Now the upper chambers were csmaller because the d12galleries took more space away from them than from the lower and middle ones in the building. 6 For they were in 13three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were eset back from the ground upward, more than the lower and middle ones. 7 As for the 14outer wall by the side of the chambers, toward the outer court facing the chambers, its length was fifty cubits. 8 For the length of the chambers which were in the outer court was fifty cubits; and behold, the length of those facing the temple was a 15hundred cubits. 9 Below these chambers was the 16entrance on the east side, as one enters them from the outer court. 10 In the fthickness of the 17wall of the court toward the east, facing the 18separate area and facing the building, there were 19chambers. 11 The 20way in front of them was like the appearance of the chambers which were on the north, according to their length so was their width, and all their exits were both according to their arrangements and openings. 12 Corresponding to the openings of the chambers which were toward the south was an opening at the head of the way, the way in front of the 21wall toward the east, as one enters them. 13 Then he said to me, "The north chambers and the south chambers, which are opposite the 22separate area, they are the 23holy chambers where the priests who are 24near to the LORD shall eat the 25most holy things. There they shall lay the most holy things, the grain offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering; for the place is holy. 14 "When the priests enter, then they shall not go out into the outer court from the sanctuary gwithout 26laying there their 27garments in which they minister, for they are holy. They shall put on other garments; then they shall approach that which is for the people." 15 Now when he had finished measuring the inner house, he brought me out by the way of the 28gate which faced toward the east and measured it all around. 16 He measured on the east side with the measuring reed five hundred reeds by the 29measuring reed. 17 He measured on the north side five hundred reeds by the measuring reed. 18 On the south side he measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed. 19 He turned to the west side and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed. 20 He measured it hon the four sides; it had a 30wall all around, the 31length five hundred and the 32width five hundred, to 33divide between the holy and the profane.
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