1Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,2while Annas and Caiaphas were high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.3And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins,4as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying: "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.5Every valley shall be filled And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough ways smooth;6And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.' " 7Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?8Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.9And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."10So the people asked him, saying, "What shall we do then?"11He answered and said to them, "He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise."12Then tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"13And he said to them, "Collect no more than what is appointed for you."14Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, "And what shall we do?" So he said to them, "Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages."15Now as the people were in expectation, and all reasoned in their hearts about John, whether he was the Christ or not,16John answered, saying to all, "I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.17His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire."18And with many other exhortations he preached to the people.19But Herod the tetrarch, being rebuked by him concerning Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,20also added this, above all, that he shut John up in prison.
1In the twenty-fifth year of our captivity, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was captured, on the very same day the hand of the Lord was upon me; and He took me there.2In the visions of God He took me into the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain; on it toward the south was something like the structure of a city.3He took me there, and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze. He had a line of flax and a measuring rod in his hand, and he stood in the gateway.4And the man said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you. Declare to the house of Israel everything you see."5Now there was a wall all around the outside of the temple. In the man's hand was a measuring rod six cubits long, each being a cubit and a handbreadth; and he measured the width of the wall structure, one rod; and the height, one rod.6Then he went to the gateway which faced east; and he went up its stairs and measured the threshold of the gateway, which was one rod wide, and the other threshold was one rod wide.7Each gate chamber was one rod long and one rod wide; between the gate chambers was a space of five cubits; and the threshold of the gateway by the vestibule of the inside gate was one rod.8He also measured the vestibule of the inside gate, one rod.9Then he measured the vestibule of the gateway, eight cubits; and the gateposts, two cubits. The vestibule of the gate was on the inside.10In the eastern gateway were three gate chambers on one side and three on the other; the three were all the same size; also the gateposts were of the same size on this side and that side.11He measured the width of the entrance to the gateway, ten cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.12There was a space in front of the gate chambers, one cubit on this side and one cubit on that side; the gate chambers were six cubits on this side and six cubits on that side.13Then he measured the gateway from the roof of one gate chamber to the roof of the other; the width was twenty-five cubits, as door faces door.14He measured the gateposts, sixty cubits high, and the court all around the gateway extended to the gatepost.15From the front of the entrance gate to the front of the vestibule of the inner gate was fifty cubits.16There were beveled window frames in the gate chambers and in their intervening archways on the inside of the gateway all around, and likewise in the vestibules. There were windows all around on the inside. And on each gatepost were palm trees.17Then he brought me into the outer court; and there were chambers and a pavement made all around the court; thirty chambers faced the pavement.18The pavement was by the side of the gateways, corresponding to the length of the gateways; this was the lower pavement.19Then he measured the width from the front of the lower gateway to the front of the inner court exterior, one hundred cubits toward the east and the north.20On the outer court was also a gateway facing north, and he measured its length and its width.21Its gate chambers, three on this side and three on that side, its gateposts and its archways, had the same measurements as the first gate; its length was fifty cubits and its width twenty-five cubits.22Its windows and those of its archways, and also its palm trees, had the same measurements as the gateway facing east; it was ascended by seven steps, and its archway was in front of it.23A gate of the inner court was opposite the northern gateway, just as the eastern gateway; and he measured from gateway to gateway, one hundred cubits.24After that he brought me toward the south, and there a gateway was facing south; and he measured its gateposts and archways according to these same measurements.25There were windows in it and in its archways all around like those windows; its length was fifty cubits and its width twenty-five cubits.26Seven steps led up to it, and its archway was in front of them; and it had palm trees on its gateposts, one on this side and one on that side.27There was also a gateway on the inner court, facing south; and he measured from gateway to gateway toward the south, one hundred cubits.28Then he brought me to the inner court through the southern gateway; he measured the southern gateway according to these same measurements.29Also its gate chambers, its gateposts, and its archways were according to these same measurements; there were windows in it and in its archways all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.30There were archways all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide.31Its archways faced the outer court, palm trees were on its gateposts, and going up to it were eight steps.32And he brought me into the inner court facing east; he measured the gateway according to these same measurements.33Also its gate chambers, its gateposts, and its archways were according to these same measurements; and there were windows in it and in its archways all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.34Its archways faced the outer court, and palm trees were on its gateposts on this side and on that side; and going up to it were eight steps.35Then he brought me to the north gateway and measured it according to these same measurements--36also its gate chambers, its gateposts, and its archways. It had windows all around; its length was fifty cubits and its width twenty-five cubits.37Its gateposts faced the outer court, palm trees were on its gateposts on this side and on that side, and going up to it were eight steps.38There was a chamber and its entrance by the gateposts of the gateway, where they washed the burnt offering.39In the vestibule of the gateway were two tables on this side and two tables on that side, on which to slay the burnt offering, the sin offering, and the trespass offering.40At the outer side of the vestibule, as one goes up to the entrance of the northern gateway, were two tables; and on the other side of the vestibule of the gateway were two tables.41Four tables were on this side and four tables on that side, by the side of the gateway, eight tables on which they slaughtered the sacrifices.42There were also four tables of hewn stone for the burnt offering, one cubit and a half long, one cubit and a half wide, and one cubit high; on these they laid the instruments with which they slaughtered the burnt offering and the sacrifice.43Inside were hooks, a handbreadth wide, fastened all around; and the flesh of the sacrifices was on the tables.44Outside the inner gate were the chambers for the singers in the inner court, one facing south at the side of the northern gateway, and the other facing north at the side of the southern gateway.45Then he said to me, "This chamber which faces south is for the priests who have charge of the temple.46The chamber which faces north is for the priests who have charge of the altar; these are the sons of Zadok, from the sons of Levi, who come near the Lord to minister to Him."47And he measured the court, one hundred cubits long and one hundred cubits wide, foursquare. The altar was in front of the temple.48Then he brought me to the vestibule of the temple and measured the doorposts of the vestibule, five cubits on this side and five cubits on that side; and the width of the gateway was three cubits on this side and three cubits on that side.49The length of the vestibule was twenty cubits, and the width eleven cubits; and by the steps which led up to it there were pillars by the doorposts, one on this side and another on that side.
1Then he brought me into the sanctuary and measured the doorposts, six cubits wide on one side and six cubits wide on the other side--the width of the tabernacle.2The width of the entryway was ten cubits, and the side walls of the entrance were five cubits on this side and five cubits on the other side; and he measured its length, forty cubits, and its width, twenty cubits.3Also he went inside and measured the doorposts, two cubits; and the entrance, six cubits high; and the width of the entrance, seven cubits.4He measured the length, twenty cubits; and the width, twenty cubits, beyond the sanctuary; and he said to me, "This is the Most Holy Place."5Next, he measured the wall of the temple, six cubits. The width of each side chamber all around the temple was four cubits on every side.6The side chambers were in three stories, one above the other, thirty chambers in each story; they rested on ledges which were for the side chambers all around, that they might be supported, but not fastened to the wall of the temple.7As one went up from story to story, the side chambers became wider all around, because their supporting ledges in the wall of the temple ascended like steps; therefore the width of the structure increased as one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the middle one.8I also saw an elevation all around the temple; it was the foundation of the side chambers, a full rod, that is, six cubits high.9The thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits, and so also the remaining terrace by the place of the side chambers of the temple.10And between it and the wall chambers was a width of twenty cubits all around the temple on every side.11The doors of the side chambers opened on the terrace, one door toward the north and another toward the south; and the width of the terrace was five cubits all around.12The building that faced the separating courtyard at its western end was seventy cubits wide; the wall of the building was five cubits thick all around, and its length ninety cubits.13So he measured the temple, one hundred cubits long; and the separating courtyard with the building and its walls was one hundred cubits long;14also the width of the eastern face of the temple, including the separating courtyard, was one hundred cubits.15He measured the length of the building behind it, facing the separating courtyard, with its galleries on the one side and on the other side, one hundred cubits, as well as the inner temple and the porches of the court,16their doorposts and the beveled window frames. And the galleries all around their three stories opposite the threshold were paneled with wood from the ground to the windows--the windows were covered--17from the space above the door, even to the inner room, as well as outside, and on every wall all around, inside and outside, by measure.18And it was made with cherubim and palm trees, a palm tree between cherub and cherub. Each cherub had two faces,19so that the face of a man was toward a palm tree on one side, and the face of a young lion toward a palm tree on the other side; thus it was made throughout the temple all around.20From the floor to the space above the door, and on the wall of the sanctuary, cherubim and palm trees were carved.21The doorposts of the temple were square, as was the front of the sanctuary; their appearance was similar.22The altar was of wood, three cubits high, and its length two cubits. Its corners, its length, and its sides were of wood; and he said to me, "This is the table that is before the Lord."23The temple and the sanctuary had two doors.24The doors had two panels apiece, two folding panels: two panels for one door and two panels for the other door.25Cherubim and palm trees were carved on the doors of the temple just as they were carved on the walls. A wooden canopy was on the front of the vestibule outside.26There were beveled window frames and palm trees on one side and on the other, on the sides of the vestibule--also on the side chambers of the temple and on the canopies.
1For Zion's sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as a lamp that burns.2The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the Lord will name.3You shall also be a crown of glory In the hand of the Lord, And a royal diadem In the hand of your God.4You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; But you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; For the Lord delights in you, And your land shall be married.5For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your sons marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you.6I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent,7And give Him no rest till He establishes And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.8The Lord has sworn by His right hand And by the arm of His strength: "Surely I will no longer give your grain As food for your enemies; And the sons of the foreigner shall not drink your new wine, For which you have labored.9But those who have gathered it shall eat it, And praise the Lord; Those who have brought it together shall drink it in My holy courts."10Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples!11Indeed the Lord has proclaimed To the end of the world: "Say to the daughter of Zion, 'Surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.' "12And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.