Ezekiel 40
New Heart English Bible
1In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was struck, in the same day, the hand of the LORD was on me, and he brought me there. 2In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me down on a very high mountain, whereon was as it were the frame of a city on the south. 3He brought me there; and, look, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate. 4The man said to me, "Son of man, see with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart on all that I shall show you; for, to the intent that I may show them to you, you are brought here: declare all that you see to the house of Israel."

5Look, a wall on the outside of the house all around, and in the man?s hand a measuring reed ten feet four inches (based on a standard eighteen inches plus three inches). So he measured the thickness of the building ten feet four inches, and the height ten feet four inches. 6Then came he to the gate which looks toward the east, and went up its steps: and he measured the threshold of the gate, ten feet four inches broad; and the other threshold, ten feet four inches broad. 7Every side-room was ten feet four inches long, and one reed broad; and the space between the side-rooms was eight feet seven inches; and the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate at the inner end was ten feet four inches. 8He measured also the porch of the gate toward the house, one reed. 9Then measured he the porch of the gate, thirteen feet nine inches; and its jambs, three feet five inches; and the porch of the gate was toward the inner end. 10The side-rooms of the gate eastward were three on this side, and three on that side; they three were of one measure: and the jambs had the same measurement. 11He measured the breadth of the opening of the gate, seventeen feet three inches; and the length of the gate, twenty-two feet five inches; 12and a barrier in front of the side-rooms, twenty-one inches, and a barrier on the other side, twenty-one inches; and the side-rooms were ten feet four inches square. 13He measured the gate from the ceiling of the one side-room to the ceiling of the other, a breadth of fourty-three feet one inch; the openings being opposite each other. 14He also measured the porch, one hundred three feet four inches; and to the jamb of the courtyard was the gateway all around. 15From the forefront of the gate at the entrance to the forefront of the inner porch of the gate were eighty-six feet one inch. 16There were closed windows to the side-rooms, and toward their jambs within the gate all around, and likewise to the porches; and windows were around the inside; and on each jamb were palm trees.

17Then brought he me into the outer court; and look, there were rooms and a pavement, made for the court all around: thirty rooms faced the pavement. 18The pavement was by the side of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates; this was the lower pavement. 19Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of the lower gate to the forefront of the inner court outside, one hundred seventy-two feet three inches, both on the east and on the north.

20And the gate of the outer court which faced toward the north, he measured its length and its breadth. 21And its side-rooms were three on either side, and its jambs and its porches had the same measurement as the first gate; its length was eighty-six feet one inch, and the breadth fourty-three feet one inch. 22And its windows, and its porches, and the palm trees of it had the same measurement as the gate that faced toward the east. And they went up to it by seven steps; and its porch was in front of them. 23And there was a gate to the inner court across the gate to the north and the east; and he measured from gate to gate one hundred seventy-two feet three inches.

24He led me toward the south; and look, a gate toward the south. And he measured its jambs and its porches; they were the same size as the others. 25There were windows in it and in its porches all around, like those windows; the length was eighty-six feet one inch, and the breadth fourty-three feet one inch. 26There were seven steps to go up to it, and its porches were in front of them; and it had palm trees on its jambs, one on either side. 27There was a gate to the inner court toward the south. And he measured from gate to gate toward the south one hundred seventy-two feet three inches.

28Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate, and it had the same dimensions as the others. 29And its side-rooms, and its jambs, and its porches were of the same size as the others. And there were windows in it and in its porches all around; it was eighty-six feet one inch long, and fourty-three feet one inch broad. 30And there were porches all around, fourty-three feet one inch long, and eight feet seven inches broad. 31And the porches of it faced the outer court, and palm trees were on its jambs, and its stairway had eight steps.

32And he brought me to the inner court toward the east, and he measured the gate as being the same size; 33and its side-rooms, and its jambs, and its porches were the same size as the others, and there were windows in it and in its porches all around. It was eighty-six feet one inch long, and fourty-three feet one inch broad. 34The porches of it faced the outer court; and palm trees were on its jambs, on either side, and its stairway had eight steps.

35He brought me to the north gate, and he measured it; and it had the same dimensions as the others; 36its side-rooms, its jambs, and its porches. And there were windows in it all around; the length was eighty-six feet one inch, and the breadth fourty-three feet one inch. 37And its porch faced the outer court; and palm trees were on its jambs, on either side, and its stairway had eight steps.

38And a chamber with its door was by the porch of the gate; there they washed the burnt offering. 39And in the porch of the gate were two tables on either side, and two tables on that side, on which to slaughter the burnt offering and the sin offering and guilt offering. 40On the one side outside, as one goes up to the entrance of the north gate, were two tables; and on the other side of the porch of the gate were two tables. 41Four tables were on either side of the gate, eight tables on which they slaughtered the sacrifices. 42There were four tables of carved stone for the burnt offering, two feet seven inches long, and two feet seven inches broad, and twenty-one inches high; on which they laid the instruments with which they slaughtered the burnt offering and the sacrifice. 43The hooks, a handbreadth long, were fastened within all around: and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.

44And from the outside of the inner gate were two chambers in the inner court, one which was at the side of the north gate facing toward the south; and one at the side of the south gate facing toward the north. 45He said to me, "This room that faces toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the house; 46and the room that faces toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok, who from among the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to minister to him." 47He measured the court, one hundred seventy-two feet three inches long, and one hundred seventy-two feet three inches broad, a square; and the altar was in front of the house.

48Then he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured the jambs of the porch, eight feet seven inches on each side. And the breadth of the gate was twenty-four feet one inch, and the sides of the gate were five feet two inches on each side. 49The length of the porch was thirty-four feet five inches, and the breadth twenty feet eight inches. And they went up to it by ten steps; and there were pillars by the jambs on either side.



New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2020


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