Ezekiel 40
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1In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was struck down, on this very day, the hand of the LORD was on me, and he brought me there.1On April 28, during the twenty-fifth year of our captivity—fourteen years after the fall of Jerusalem—the LORD took hold of me.
2By means of divine visions he brought me to the land of Israel and placed me on a very high mountain, and on it was a structure like a city, to the south.2In a vision from God he took me to the land of Israel and set me down on a very high mountain. From there I could see toward the south what appeared to be a city.
3When he brought me there, I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze, with a linen cord and a measuring stick in his hand. He was standing in the gateway.3As he brought me nearer, I saw a man whose face shone like bronze standing beside a gateway entrance. He was holding in his hand a linen measuring cord and a measuring rod.
4The man said to me, "Son of man, watch closely, listen carefully, and pay attention to everything I show you, for you have been brought here so that I can show it to you. Tell the house of Israel everything you see." 4He said to me, “Son of man, watch and listen. Pay close attention to everything I show you. You have been brought here so I can show you many things. Then you will return to the people of Israel and tell them everything you have seen.” The East Gateway
5I saw a wall all around the outside of the temple. In the man's hand was a measuring stick 10 1/2 feet long. He measured the thickness of the wall as 10 1/2 feet, and its height as 10 1/2 feet.5I could see a wall completely surrounding the Temple area. The man took a measuring rod that was 10 1/2 feet long and measured the wall, and the wall was 10 1/2 feet thick and 10 1/2 feet high.
6Then he went to the gate facing east. He climbed its steps and measured the threshold of the gate as 10 1/2 feet deep.6Then he went over to the eastern gateway. He climbed the steps and measured the threshold of the gateway; it was 10 1/2 feet front to back.
7The alcoves were 10 1/2 feet long and 10 1/2 feet wide; between the alcoves were 8 3/4 feet. The threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate facing inward was 10 1/2 feet.7There were guard alcoves on each side built into the gateway passage. Each of these alcoves was 10 1/2 feet square, with a distance between them of 8 3/4 feet along the passage wall. The gateway’s inner threshold, which led to the entry room at the inner end of the gateway passage, was 10 1/2 feet front to back.
8Then he measured the porch of the gate facing inward as 10 1/2 feet.8He also measured the entry room of the gateway.
9He measured the porch of the gate as 14 feet, and its jambs as 3 1/2 feet; the porch of the gate faced inward.9It was 14 feet across, with supporting columns 3 1/2 feet thick. This entry room was at the inner end of the gateway structure, facing toward the Temple.
10There were three alcoves on each side of the east gate; the three had the same measurement, and the jambs on either side had the same measurement.10There were three guard alcoves on each side of the gateway passage. Each had the same measurements, and the dividing walls separating them were also identical.
11He measured the width of the entrance of the gateway as 17 1/2 feet, and the length of the gateway as 22 3/4 feet.11The man measured the gateway entrance, which was 17 1/2 feet wide at the opening and 22 3/4 feet wide in the gateway passage.
12There was a barrier in front of the alcoves, 1 3/4 feet on either side; the alcoves were 10 1/2 feet on either side.12In front of each of the guard alcoves was a 21-inch curb. The alcoves themselves were 10 1/2 feet on each side.
13He measured the gateway from the roof of one alcove to the roof of the other, a width of 43 3/4 feet from one entrance to the opposite one.13Then he measured the entire width of the gateway, measuring the distance between the back walls of facing guard alcoves; this distance was 43 3/4 feet.
14He measured the porch at 105 feet high; the gateway went all around to the jamb of the courtyard.14He measured the dividing walls all along the inside of the gateway up to the entry room of the gateway; this distance was 105 feet.
15From the front of the entrance gate to the porch of the inner gate was 87 1/2 feet.15The full length of the gateway passage was 87 1/2 feet from one end to the other.
16There were closed windows toward the alcoves and toward their jambs within the gate all around, and likewise for the porches. There were windows all around the inside, and on each jamb were decorative palm trees. 16There were recessed windows that narrowed inward through the walls of the guard alcoves and their dividing walls. There were also windows in the entry room. The surfaces of the dividing walls were decorated with carved palm trees. The Outer Courtyard
17Then he brought me to the outer court. I saw chambers there, and a pavement made for the court all around; thirty chambers faced the pavement.17Then the man brought me through the gateway into the outer courtyard of the Temple. A stone pavement ran along the walls of the courtyard, and thirty rooms were built against the walls, opening onto the pavement.
18The pavement was beside the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates; this was the lower pavement.18This pavement flanked the gates and extended out from the walls into the courtyard the same distance as the gateway entrance. This was the lower pavement.
19Then he measured the width from before the lower gate to the front of the exterior of the inner court as 175 feet on the east and on the north. 19Then the man measured across the Temple’s outer courtyard between the outer and inner gateways; the distance was 175 feet. The North Gateway
20He measured the length and width of the gate of the outer court which faces north.20The man measured the gateway on the north just like the one on the east.
21Its alcoves, three on each side, and its jambs and porches had the same measurement as the first gate; 87 1/2 feet long and 43 3/4 feet wide.21Here, too, there were three guard alcoves on each side, with dividing walls and an entry room. All the measurements matched those of the east gateway. The gateway passage was 87 1/2 feet long and 43 3/4 feet wide between the back walls of facing guard alcoves.
22Its windows, its porches, and its decorative palm trees had the same measurement as the gate which faced east. Seven steps led up to it, and its porch was in front of them.22The windows, the entry room, and the palm tree decorations were identical to those in the east gateway. There were seven steps leading up to the gateway entrance, and the entry room was at the inner end of the gateway passage.
23Opposite the gate on the north and the east was a gate of the inner court; he measured the distance from gate to gate at 175 feet. 23Here on the north side, just as on the east, there was another gateway leading to the Temple’s inner courtyard directly opposite this outer gateway. The distance between the two gateways was 175 feet. The South Gateway
24Then he led me toward the south. I saw a gate on the south. He measured its jambs and its porches; they had the same dimensions as the others.24Then the man took me around to the south gateway and measured its various parts, and they were exactly the same as in the others.
25There were windows all around it and its porches, like the windows of the others; 87 1/2 feet long and 43 3/4 feet wide.25It had windows along the walls as the others did, and there was an entry room where the gateway passage opened into the outer courtyard. And like the others, the gateway passage was 87 1/2 feet long and 43 3/4 feet wide between the back walls of facing guard alcoves.
26There were seven steps going up to it; its porches were in front of them. It had decorative palm trees on its jambs, one on either side.26This gateway also had a stairway of seven steps leading up to it, and an entry room at the inner end, and palm tree decorations along the dividing walls.
27The inner court had a gate toward the south; he measured it from gate to gate toward the south as 175 feet. 27And here again, directly opposite the outer gateway, was another gateway that led into the inner courtyard. The distance between the two gateways was 175 feet. Gateways to the Inner Courtyard
28Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate. He measured the south gate; it had the same dimensions as the others.28Then the man took me to the south gateway leading into the inner courtyard. He measured it, and it had the same measurements as the other gateways.
29Its alcoves, its jambs, and its porches had the same dimensions as the others, and there were windows all around it and its porches; its length was 87 1/2 feet and its width 43 3/4 feet.29Its guard alcoves, dividing walls, and entry room were the same size as those in the others. It also had windows along its walls and in the entry room. And like the others, the gateway passage was 87 1/2 feet long and 43 3/4 feet wide.
30There were porches all around, 43 3/4 feet long and 8 3/4 feet wide.30(The entry rooms of the gateways leading into the inner courtyard were 14 feet across and 43 3/4 feet wide.)
31Its porches faced the outer court, and decorative palm trees were on its jambs, and its stairway had eight steps. 31The entry room to the south gateway faced into the outer courtyard. It had palm tree decorations on its columns, and there were eight steps leading to its entrance.
32Then he brought me to the inner court on the east side. He measured the gate; it had the same dimensions as the others.32Then he took me to the east gateway leading to the inner courtyard. He measured it, and it had the same measurements as the other gateways.
33Its alcoves, its jambs, and its porches had the same dimensions as the others, and there were windows all around it and its porches; its length was 87 1/2 feet and its width 43 3/4 feet.33Its guard alcoves, dividing walls, and entry room were the same size as those of the others, and there were windows along the walls and in the entry room. The gateway passage measured 87 1/2 feet long and 43 3/4 feet wide.
34Its porches faced the outer court, it had decorative palm trees on its jambs, and its stairway had eight steps. 34Its entry room faced into the outer courtyard. It had palm tree decorations on its columns, and there were eight steps leading to its entrance.
35Then he brought me to the north gate, and he measured it; it had the same dimensions as the others--35Then he took me around to the north gateway leading to the inner courtyard. He measured it, and it had the same measurements as the other gateways.
36its alcoves, its jambs, and its porches. It had windows all around it; its length was 87 1/2 feet and its width 43 3/4 feet.36The guard alcoves, dividing walls, and entry room of this gateway had the same measurements as in the others and the same window arrangements. The gateway passage measured 87 1/2 feet long and 43 3/4 feet wide.
37Its jambs faced the outer court, and it had decorative palm trees on its jambs, on either side, and its stairway had eight steps. 37Its entry room faced into the outer courtyard, and it had palm tree decorations on the columns. There were eight steps leading to its entrance. Rooms for Preparing Sacrifices
38There was a chamber with its door by the porch of the gate; there they washed the burnt offering.38A door led from the entry room of one of the inner gateways into a side room, where the meat for sacrifices was washed.
39In the porch of the gate were two tables on either side on which to slaughter the burnt offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering.39On each side of this entry room were two tables, where the sacrificial animals were slaughtered for the burnt offerings, sin offerings, and guilt offerings.
40On the outside of the porch as one goes up at the entrance of the north gate were two tables, and on the other side of the porch of the gate were two tables.40Outside the entry room, on each side of the stairs going up to the north entrance, were two more tables.
41Four tables were on each side of the gate, eight tables on which the sacrifices were to be slaughtered.41So there were eight tables in all—four inside and four outside—where the sacrifices were cut up and prepared.
42The four tables for the burnt offering were of carved stone, 32 inches long, 32 inches wide, and 21 inches high. They would put the instruments which they used to slaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice on them.42There were also four tables of finished stone for preparation of the burnt offerings, each 31 1/2 inches square and 21 inches high. On these tables were placed the butchering knives and other implements for slaughtering the sacrificial animals.
43There were hooks three inches long, fastened in the house all around, and on the tables was the flesh of the offering. 43There were hooks, each 3 inches long, fastened all around the foyer walls. The sacrificial meat was laid on the tables. Rooms for the Priests
44On the outside of the inner gate were chambers for the singers of the inner court, one at the side of the north gate facing south, and the other at the side of the south gate facing north.44Inside the inner courtyard were two rooms, one beside the north gateway, facing south, and the other beside the south gateway, facing north.
45He said to me, "This chamber which faces south is for the priests who keep charge of the temple,45And the man said to me, “The room beside the north inner gate is for the priests who supervise the Temple maintenance.
46and the chamber which faces north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the descendants of Zadok, from the descendants of Levi, who may approach the LORD to minister to him."46The room beside the south inner gate is for the priests in charge of the altar—the descendants of Zadok—for they alone of all the Levites may approach the LORD to minister to him.” The Inner Courtyard and Temple
47He measured the court as a square 175 feet long and 175 feet wide; the altar was in front of the temple. 47Then the man measured the inner courtyard, and it was a square, 175 feet wide and 175 feet across. The altar stood in the courtyard in front of the Temple.
48Then he brought me to the porch of the temple and measured the jambs of the porch as 8 3/4 feet on either side, and the width of the gate was 24 1/2 feet and the sides were 5 feet on each side.48Then he brought me to the entry room of the Temple. He measured the walls on either side of the opening to the entry room, and they were 8 3/4 feet thick. The entrance itself was 24 1/2 feet wide, and the walls on each side of the entrance were an additional 5 1/4 feet long.
49The length of the porch was 35 feet and the width 19 feet; steps led up to it, and there were pillars beside the jambs on either side. 49The entry room was 35 feet wide and 21 feet deep. There were ten steps leading up to it, with a column on each side.
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