Ezekiel 42 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And he took me out into the inner square in the direction of the north: and he took me into the rooms which were opposite the separate place and opposite the building to the north. 1 Then the man led me northward into the outer court and brought me to the rooms opposite the temple courtyard and opposite the outer wall on the north side.
2 On the north side it was a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide, 2 The building whose door faced north was a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide.
3 Opposite the space of twenty cubits which was part of the inner square, and opposite the stone floor of the outer square. There were covered ways facing one another on the third floor. 3 Both in the section twenty cubits from the inner court and in the section opposite the pavement of the outer court, gallery faced gallery at the three levels.
4 And in front of the rooms was a walk, ten cubits wide and a hundred cubits long; and their doors were facing north. 4 In front of the rooms was an inner passageway ten cubits wide and a hundred cubits long. Their doors were on the north.
5 And the higher rooms were shorter: for the covered ways took up more space from these than from the lower and middle rooms. 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 For they were on three floors, and they had no pillars like the pillars of the outer square; so the highest was narrower than the lowest and middle floors from the earth level. 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.
7 And the wall which went outside by the side of the rooms, in the direction of the outer square in front of the rooms, was fifty cubits long. 7 There was an outer wall parallel to the rooms and the outer court; it extended in front of the rooms for fifty cubits.
8 For the rooms in the outer square were fifty cubits long: and in front of the Temple was a space of a hundred cubits. 8 While the row of rooms on the side next to the outer court was fifty cubits long, the row on the side nearest the sanctuary was a hundred cubits long.
9 And under these rooms was the way in from the east side, as one goes into them from the outer square at the head of the outer wall. 9 The lower rooms had an entrance on the east side as one enters them from the outer court.
10 (And he took me) to the south, and in front of the separate place and in front of the building there were rooms. 10 On the south side along the length of the wall of the outer court, adjoining the temple courtyard and opposite the outer wall, were rooms
11 And there was a walk in front of them like that by the rooms on the north; they were equally long and wide; and the ways out of them were the same in design and had the same sort of doors. 11 with a passageway in front of them. These were like the rooms on the north; they had the same length and width, with similar exits and dimensions. Similar to the doorways on the north
12 And under the rooms on the south was a door at the head of the outer wall in the direction of the east as one goes in. 12 were the doorways of the rooms on the south. There was a doorway at the beginning of the passageway that was parallel to the corresponding wall extending eastward, by which one enters the rooms.
13 And he said to me, The north rooms and the south rooms in front of the separate place are the holy rooms, where the priests who come near the Lord take the most holy things for their food: there the most holy things are placed, with the meal offering and the sin-offering and the offering for error; for the place is holy. 13 Then he said to me, "The north and south rooms facing the temple courtyard are the priests' rooms, where the priests who approach the LORD will eat the most holy offerings. There they will put the most holy offerings--the grain offerings, the sin offerings and the guilt offerings--for the place is holy.
14 When the priests go in, they may not go out of the holy place into the outer square, and there they are to put the robes in which they do the work of the Lord's house, for they are holy: and they have to put on other clothing before they come near that which has to do with the people. 14 Once the priests enter the holy precincts, they are not to go into the outer court until they leave behind the garments in which they minister, for these are holy. They are to put on other clothes before they go near the places that are for the people."
15 And when he had come to the end of measuring the inner house, he took me out to the doorway looking to the east, and took its measure all round. 15 When he had finished measuring what was inside the temple area, he led me out by the east gate and measured the area all around:
16 He went round and took the measure of it on the east side with the measuring rod, five hundred, measured with the rod all round. 16 He measured the east side with the measuring rod; it was five hundred cubits.
17 And he went round and took the measure of it on the north side with the measuring rod, five hundred, measured with the rod all round. 17 He measured the north side; it was five hundred cubits by the measuring rod.
18 And he went round and took the measure of it on the south side with the measuring rod, five hundred, measured with the rod all round. 18 He measured the south side; it was five hundred cubits by the measuring rod.
19 And he went round and took the measure of it on the west side with the measuring rod, five hundred, measured with the rod all round. 19 Then he turned to the west side and measured; it was five hundred cubits by the measuring rod.
20 He took its measure on the four sides: and it had a wall all round, five hundred long and five hundred wide, separating what was holy from what was common. 20 So he measured the area on all four sides. It had a wall around it, five hundred cubits long and five hundred cubits wide, to separate the holy from the common.