He brought me, in visions of God, to the land of Israel, and set me down upon a very high mountain, on which was a structure like a city to the south.
When he brought me there, a man was there, whose appearance shone like bronze, with a linen cord and a measuring reed in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway.
The man said to me, "Mortal, look closely and listen attentively, and set your mind upon all that I shall show you, for you were brought here in order that I might show it to you; declare all that you see to the house of Israel."
Now there was a wall all around the outside of the temple area. The length of the measuring reed in the man's hand was six long cubits, each being a cubit and a handbreadth in length; so he measured the thickness of the wall, one reed; and the height, one reed.
Then he went into the gateway facing east, going up its steps, and measured the threshold of the gate, one reed deep. There were
recesses, and each recess was one reed wide and one reed deep; and the space between the recesses, five cubits; and the threshold of the gate by the vestibule of the gate at the inner end was one reed deep.
Then he measured the inner vestibule of the gateway, one cubit.
Then he measured the vestibule of the gateway, eight cubits; and its pilasters, two cubits; and the vestibule of the gate was at the inner end.
There were three recesses on either side of the east gate; the three were of the same size; and the pilasters on either side were of the same size.
Then he measured the width of the opening of the gateway, ten cubits; and the width of the gateway, thirteen cubits.
There was a barrier before the recesses, one cubit on either side; and the recesses were six cubits on either side.