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Ezekiel 42

The Temple's Chambers

1 Then he led me out into 1the outer court, 2toward the north, and he brought me to 3the chambers that were opposite 4the separate yard and opposite 5the building on the north.
2 The length of the building whose door faced north was 6a hundred cubits,a and 7the breadth fifty cubits.
3 Facing 8the twenty cubits that belonged to the inner court, and facing 9the pavement that belonged to the outer court, was 10galleryb against gallery in three stories.
4 And 11before the chambers was a passage inward, ten cubits wide and 12a hundred cubits long,c and 13their 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 of the building.
6 For they were in three stories, and they had no pillars like the pillars of the courts. Thus the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and the middle ones.
7 And 14there was a wall outside parallel to the chambers, toward the outer court, opposite the chambers, 15fifty cubits long.
8 For the chambers on the outer court were fifty cubits long, while those opposite 16the naved were 17a hundred cubits long.
9 Below these chambers was 18an entrance on the east side, as one enters them from the outer court.
10 In the thickness of 19the wall of the court, on the southe also, opposite 20the yard and opposite 21the building, there were 22chambers
11 with 23a passage in front of them. They were similar to the chambers on the north, of the same length and breadth, with the same exitsf and arrangements and 24doors,
12 as were the entrances of the chambers on the south. There was an entrance at the beginning of the passage, the passage before 25the corresponding wall on the east as one enters them.g
13 Then he said to me, "The north chambers and the south chambers opposite 26the yard are the holy chambers, 27where the priests who approach the LORD 28shall eat the 29most holy offerings. There they shall put the most holy offerings--30the grain offering, 31the sin offering, and 32the guilt offering--for the place is holy.
14 When the priests enter the Holy Place, they shall not go out of it into the outer court 33without laying there the garments in which they minister, for these are holy. 34They shall put on other garments before they go near to that which is for the people."
15 Now when he had finished measuring the interior of the temple area, he led me out by 35the gate that faced east, and measured the temple area all around.
16 He measured the east side with 36the measuring reed, 500 cubits by the measuring reed all around.
17 He measured the north side, 500 cubits by the measuring reed all around.
18 He measured the south side, 500 cubits by the measuring reed.
19 Then he turned to the west side and measured, 500 cubits by the measuring reed.
20 He measured it on the four sides. It had 37a wall around it, cubits long and cubits broad, 38to make a separation between the holy and the common.
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