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Ezekiel 42 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the man took me into the outer courtyard and led me to a building on the north side of the Temple, not far from the building at the west end of the Temple. 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 This building was 168 feet long and 84 feet wide. 2 The building whose door faced north was a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide.
3 On one side it faced the space 34 feet wide which was alongside the Temple, and on the other side it faced the pavement of the outer courtyard. It was built on three levels, each one set further back than the one below it. 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 Along the north side of this building was a passageway 16 feet wide and 168 feet long, with entrances on that side. 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 The rooms at the upper level of the building were narrower than those at the middle and lower levels because they were set further back. 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 The rooms at all three levels were on terraces and were not supported by columns like the other buildings in the courtyard. 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 At the lower level the outer wall of the building was solid for 84 feet, half its length; and there were rooms in the remaining 84 feet. At the top level there were rooms in the entire length of the building. 7 There was an outer wall parallel to the rooms and the outer court; it extended in front of the rooms for fifty cubits.
9 Below these rooms at the east end of the building, where the wall of the courtyard began, there was an entrance into the outer courtyard. At the south side of the Temple there was an identical building not far from the building at the west end of the Temple. 9 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.
11 In front of the rooms there was a passageway just like the one on the north side. It had the same measurements, the same design, and the same kind of entrances. 11 The lower rooms had an entrance on the east side as one enters them from the outer court.
12 There was a door under the rooms on the south side of the building, at the east end where the wall began. 12 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
13 The man said to me, "Both these buildings are holy. In them the priests who enter the Lord's presence eat the holiest offerings. Because the rooms are holy, the priests will place the holiest offerings there: the offerings of grain and the sacrifices offered for sin or as repayment offerings. 13 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
14 When priests have been in the Temple and want to go to the outer courtyard, they must leave in these rooms the holy clothing they wore while serving the Lord. They must put on other clothes before going out to the area where the people gather." 14 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.
15 When the man had finished measuring inside the Temple area, he took me out through the east gate and then measured the outside of the area. 15 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.
16 He took the measuring rod and measured the east side, and it was 840 feet. 16 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."
17 Then he measured the north side, the south side, and the west side; each side had the same length, 840 feet, 17 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:
20 so that the wall enclosed a square 840 feet on each side. The wall served to separate what was holy from what was not. 20 He measured the east side with the measuring rod; it was five hundred cubits.
17 17 He measured the north side; it was five hundred cubits by the measuring rod.
18 18 He measured the south side; it was five hundred cubits by the measuring rod.
19 19 Then he turned to the west side and measured; it was five hundred cubits by the measuring rod.
20 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.