Ezekiel 42 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then he led me out into the inner court, toward the north, and he brought me to the chambers which were opposite the temple yard and opposite the building on 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 The length of the building which was on the north side was a hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty cubits. 2 The building whose door faced north was a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide.
3 Adjoining the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and facing the pavement which belonged to the outer court, was gallery against gallery in three stories. 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 before the chambers was a passage inward, ten cubits wide and a hundred cubits long, and their doors were on the 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 Now the upper chambers were narrower, for the galleries took more away from them than from the lower and middle chambers in the building. 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 in three stories, and they had no pillars like the pillars of the outer court; hence the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and the middle ones. 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 there was a wall outside parallel to the chambers, toward the outer court, opposite the chambers, 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 chambers on the outer court were fifty cubits long, while those opposite the temple were a hundred cubits long. 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 Below these chambers was an entrance on the east side, as one enters them from the outer court, 9 The lower rooms had an entrance on the east side as one enters them from the outer court.
10 where the outside wall begins. On the south also, opposite the yard and opposite the building, there were chambers 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 with a passage in front of them; they were similar to the chambers on the north, of the same length and breadth, with the same exits and arrangements and 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 below the south chambers was an entrance on the east side, where one enters the passage, and opposite them was a dividing wall. 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 Then he said to me, "The north chambers and the south chambers opposite the yard are the holy chambers, where the priests who approach the LORD shall eat the most holy offerings; there they shall put the most holy offerings--the cereal offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering, 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 enter the holy place, they shall not go out of it into the outer court without laying there the garments in which they minister, for these are holy; they shall put on other garments before they go near to that which is for 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 Now when he had finished measuring the interior of the temple area, he led me out by the gate which faced east, and measured the temple area round about. 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 measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred cubits by the measuring reed. 16 He measured the east side with the measuring rod; it was five hundred cubits.
17 Then he turned and measured the north side, five hundred cubits by the measuring reed. 17 He measured the north side; it was five hundred cubits by the measuring rod.
18 Then he turned and measured the south side, five hundred cubits by the measuring reed. 18 He measured the south side; it was five hundred cubits by the measuring rod.
19 Then he turned to the west side and measured, five hundred cubits by the measuring reed. 19 Then he turned to the west side and measured; it was five hundred cubits by the measuring rod.
20 He measured it on the four sides. It had a wall around it, five hundred cubits long and five hundred cubits broad, to make a separation between the holy and the 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.