Ezekiel 40

CHAPTER 40

The Vision of the Temple

And it came to pass in the fifth and twentieth year of our captivity, in the first month, the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the capturing the city, in that day [3came 4upon 5me 1the hand 2of the  lord], and it led me in a vision of God into the land of Israel, and put me upon [3mountain 2high 1an exceedingly]. And upon it was as the construction of a city before me. And he brought me there, and behold, a man. And his appearance was as the appearance [2brass 1of shining], and in his hand was a string measure of builders, and a reed measure. And he set them at the gate. And [3said 4to 5me 1the 2man], You see, O son of man! With your eyes behold, and with your ears hear, and arrange in your heart all as much as I show to you! For on account of showing to you you entered here. And I will show all things, as much as you see in the house of Israel. And behold, there was an enclosure from outside the house round about, and in the hand of the man was a reed, the measure [2cubits 1of six] by a cubit and a palm. And he measured the area around the wall; the width equal to the reed, and the height of it equal to the reed.

The Gateway According to the East

And he entered into the gate, the one looking according to the east, by seven steps. And he measured the vestibule -- six by six; the columned porch of the gate was equal to the reed in width. And the vestibule was equal to the reed in length, and equal to the reed in width; and the columned porch in the midst of the chambers -- [2cubits 1six]. And the [2vestibule 1second] was equal to the reed in width, and equal to the reed in length; and the columned porch -- [2cubits 1five]. And the [2vestibule 1third] equal to the reed in length, and equal to the reed in width. And the columned porch of the gatehouse neighboring the columned porch of the gate -- [2cubits 1eight], and the portals -- [2cubits 1two], and the columned porches of the gate were inside. 10 And the columned porch of the gate within, and the vestibule of the gate in front, were three on this side and three on that side; and [2measure 1there was one] to the three; [2measure 1one] to the columned porches on this side and that side. 11 And he measured the width of the door of the gatehouse -- [2cubits 1ten]; and the breadth of the gatehouse -- [2cubits 1thirteen]. 12 And [2cubit 1one] assembling in front of the vestibules; and [2cubit 1one] border on this side and on that side. And the vestibule -- [2cubits 1six] on this side, and [2cubits 1six] on that side. 13 And he measured the gate from the wall of the vestibule unto the wall of the vestibule; the width -- [3cubits 1twenty 2five], this gate unto gate. 14 And the open space of the columned porch of the gate -- sixty cubits, and to the vestibules of the gate round about. 15 And the open space of the gate outside to the open space of the columned porch of the gate inside -- [2cubits 1fifty]. 16 And there were [2windows 1hidden] unto the vestibules, and unto the columned porches inside the gate of the courtyard round about, and likewise of the pediments windows round about inside; and [2for 3the 4columned porch 1there were palms] on this side and that side.

The Inner Courtyard

17 And he brought me into the [2courtyard 1inner]. And behold, there were cubicles and peristyles of the courtyard round about; thirty cubicles in the peristyles. 18 And the stoas were according to the back of the gates; [4was according to 5the 6length 7of the 8gates 1the 2peristyle 3underneath]. 19 And he measured the width of the courtyard from the open space of the [2gate 1outer] unto the inner; unto the open space of the gate inner looking outside -- [2cubits 1a hundred] of the one looking according to the east; and he led me unto the north.

The Gate Looking to the North

20 And behold, there was a gate looking to the north belonging to the [2courtyard 1outer]; and he measured it, the length of it, and the width; 21 and the vestibule -- three on this side and three on that side; and the portal, and the pediments, and its palms. And it was according to the measures of the gate looking according to the east; [3cubits 2was fifty 1its length], and [3cubits 2twenty-five 1its breadth]. 22 And its windows, and the pediments, and its palms were as the gate looking according to the east. And in seven steps they ascended unto it; and the pediments were within. 23 And there was a gate to the [2courtyard 1inner] looking towards the gate of the north, in the manner of the gate looking according to the east. And he measured the courtyard from gate unto gate -- [2cubits 1a hundred].

The Gate Looking to the South

24 And he led me according to the south. And behold, there was a gate looking to the south; and he measured it, and the vestibules, and the portals, and the pediments according to these measures. 25 And its windows and the pediments round about were as the windows of the columned porch; [3cubits 2was fifty 1its length], and [2cubits 1twenty-five] its breadth. 26 And there were seven steps for it, and pediments within, and its palms were one on this side and one on that side upon the portals. 27 And there was a gate opposite of the gate of the [2courtyard 1inner] to the south. And he measured the courtyard from gate unto gate -- [2cubits 1a hundred] was the breadth towards the south. 28 And he brought me into the [2courtyard 1inner] of the gate, of the one towards the south. And he measured the gate according to these measures; 29 and the vestibules, and the portals, 30 and the pediments, according to these measures. And there were windows to it; and to the pediment round about -- [2cubits 1fifty] the length, and its breadth -- [2cubits 1twenty-five]. 31 And its pediments to the [2courtyard 1outer] -- palms to the portals and with eight steps ascending upon it. 32 And he brought me into the [2courtyard 1inner] a way according to the east. And he measured the door according to these measures; 33 and the vestibules, and the portals, and the pediments according to these measures; and its windows and the pediments round about. [2cubits 1Fifty] was the length, and its breadth twenty-five cubits. 34 And there were pediments opening the [2courtyard 1inner], and palms of its portals on this side and that side, and eight steps ascending upon it. 35 And he brought me unto the door, the one towards the north; and he measured according to these measures; 36 and the vestibules, and the portals, and the pediments; and its windows round about. [2cubits 1Fifty] was the length, and the breadth [2cubits 1twenty-five]. 37 And the portals of [2courtyard 1outer], and palms of portals on this side and that side, and eight steps. 38 And its cubicles and its doorways, and its pediments were at the [2gate 1second] outflow, 39 so that they should slay in it the things for a sin offering, and the things for an ignorance offering. 40 And in back of the overflow of the whole burnt-offerings, of the part looking to the north, were two tables; and according to the back of the other and to the columned porch of the gate were two tables according to the east. 41 Four tables were on this side, and four on that side, according to the back of the gate; upon them they slay the things offered for sacrifices. And over against the eight tables of the things offered for sacrifices. 42 And there were four tables of the whole burnt-offerings, [2stones 1having been made of dressed] -- a cubit and a half was the width, and [2cubits 1two] and a half was the length; and a cubit was the height; upon them they placed the items with which they slew the whole burnt-offerings there, and the animals which are offered in sacrifice. 43 And [2a palm sized 1they shall have 4waved border 3dressed stone] inside round about; and over the tables on top were roofs to cover up from the rain and the dryness. 44 And he brought me into the [2courtyard 1inner]; and behold, there were two inner chambers in the [2courtyard 1inner]; one according to the back of the gate of the one to the north bearing according to the south. And one according to the back of the gate of the one towards the south of the one looking towards the north. 45 And he said to me, This inner chamber, the one looking towards the south is to the priests, the ones keeping the guard of the house. 46 And the inner chamber, the one looking towards the north is to the priests, to the ones keeping the guard of the altar; those are the sons of Zadok, the ones approaching of the sons of Levi towards the  lord to officiate to him. 47 And he measured the courtyard length -- [2cubits 1a hundred], and the breadth [2cubits 1a hundred] upon [2four 3parts 1its]; and the altar before the house. 48 And he brought me unto the columned porch of the house; and he measured the portal of the columned porch -- [2cubits 1five] was the width on this side, and [2cubits 1five] on that side; and the breadth of the doorway -- [2cubits 1fourteen], and side-pieces of the door of the columned porch -- [2cubits 1three] on this side, and [2cubits 1three] on that side. 49 And the length of the columned porch -- [2cubits 1twenty], and the breadth -- [2cubits 1twelve]; and upon ten stairs they ascended unto it; and there were columns upon the columned porch, one from here and one from here.
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