Ezekiel 42
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1Then he led me out to the outer court, toward the north, and brought me to the chamber which was opposite the courtyard and opposite the building on the north.1Then the man led me out of the Temple courtyard by way of the north gateway. We entered the outer courtyard and came to a group of rooms against the north wall of the inner courtyard.
2Its length was 175 feet on the north side, and its width 87 1/2 feet.2This structure, whose entrance opened toward the north, was 175 feet long and 87 1/2 feet wide.
3Opposite the 35 feet that belonged to the inner court, and opposite the pavement which belonged to the outer court, gallery faced gallery in the three stories.3One block of rooms overlooked the 35-foot width of the inner courtyard. Another block of rooms looked out onto the pavement of the outer courtyard. The two blocks were built three levels high and stood across from each other.
4In front of the chambers was a walkway on the inner side, 17 1/2 feet wide at a distance of 1 3/4 feet, and their entrances were on the north.4Between the two blocks of rooms ran a walkway 17 1/2 feet wide. It extended the entire 175 feet of the complex, and all the doors faced north.
5Now the upper chambers were narrower, because the galleries took more space from them than from the lower and middle chambers of the building.5Each of the two upper levels of rooms was narrower than the one beneath it because the upper levels had to allow space for walkways in front of them.
6For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and upper ones.6Since there were three levels and they did not have supporting columns as in the courtyards, each of the upper levels was set back from the level beneath it.
7As for the outer wall by the side of the chambers, toward the outer court facing the chambers, it was 87 1/2 feet long.7There was an outer wall that separated the rooms from the outer courtyard; it was 87 1/2 feet long.
8For the chambers on the outer court were 87 1/2 feet long, while those facing the temple were 175 feet long.8This wall added length to the outer block of rooms, which extended for only 87 1/2 feet, while the inner block—the rooms toward the Temple—extended for 175 feet.
9Below these chambers was a passage on the east side as one enters from the outer court. 9There was an eastern entrance from the outer courtyard to these rooms.
10At the beginning of the wall of the court toward the south, facing the courtyard and the building, were chambers10On the south side of the Temple there were two blocks of rooms just south of the inner courtyard between the Temple and the outer courtyard. These rooms were arranged just like the rooms on the north.
11with a passage in front of them. They looked like the chambers on the north. Of the same length and width, and all their exits according to their arrangements and entrances11There was a walkway between the two blocks of rooms just like the complex on the north side of the Temple. This complex of rooms was the same length and width as the other one, and it had the same entrances and doors. The dimensions of each were identical.
12were the chambers which were toward the south. There was an opening at the head of the passage, the passage in front of the corresponding wall toward the east when one enters. 12So there was an entrance in the wall facing the doors of the inner block of rooms, and another on the east at the end of the interior walkway.
13Then he said to me, "The north chambers and the south chambers which face the courtyard are holy chambers where the priests who approach the LORD will eat the most holy offerings. There they will place the most holy offerings--the grain offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering, because the place is holy.13Then the man told me, “These rooms that overlook the Temple from the north and south are holy. Here the priests who offer sacrifices to the LORD will eat the most holy offerings. And because these rooms are holy, they will be used to store the sacred offerings—the grain offerings, sin offerings, and guilt offerings.
14When the priests enter, then they will not go out from the sanctuary to the outer court without taking off their garments in which they minister, for these are holy; they will put on other garments, then they will go near the places where the people are." 14When the priests leave the sanctuary, they must not go directly to the outer courtyard. They must first take off the clothes they wore while ministering, because these clothes are holy. They must put on other clothes before entering the parts of the building complex open to the public.”
15Now when he had finished measuring the interior of the temple, he led me out by the gate which faces east and measured all around.15When the man had finished measuring the inside of the Temple area, he led me out through the east gateway to measure the entire perimeter.
16He measured the east side with the measuring stick as 875 feet by the measuring stick.16He measured the east side with his measuring rod, and it was 875 feet long.
17He measured the north side as 875 feet by the measuring stick.17Then he measured the north side, and it was also 875 feet.
18He measured the south side as 875 feet by the measuring stick.18The south side was also 875 feet,
19He turned to the west side and measured 875 feet by the measuring stick.19and the west side was also 875 feet.
20He measured it on all four sides. It had a wall around it, 875 feet long and 875 feet wide, to separate the holy and common places. 20So the area was 875 feet on each side with a wall all around it to separate what was holy from what was common.
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