Ezekiel 40

Vision of the New Temple

1 aIn the twenty-fifth year bof our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month cin the fourteenth year after the city was struck down, on that very day dthe hand of the  Lord was upon me, and he brought me to the city.
Hebrew brought me there
2In fvisions of God he brought me to the land of Israel, and set me down on ga very high mountain, on which was a structure like a city to the south. 3When he brought me there, behold, there was ha man whose appearance was ilike bronze, with ja linen cord and ka measuring reed in his hand. And he was standing in the gateway. 4And the man said to me, lSon of man, mlook with your eyes, and nhear with your ears, and set your heart upon all that I shall show you, for you were brought here in order that I might show it to you. oDeclare all that you see to the house of Israel.”

The East Gate to the Outer Court

5And behold, there was pa wall all around the outside of the temple area, and the length of the measuring reed in the man’s hand was six long cubits, qeach being a cubit and a handbreadth
A  cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters; a  handbreadth was about 3 inches or 7.5 centimeters
in length. So he measured the thickness of the wall, one reed; and the height, one reed.
6Then he went into sthe gateway facing east, tgoing up its steps, and measured the threshold of the gate, one reed deep.
Hebrew deep, and one threshold, one reed deep
7And vthe side rooms, one reed long and one reed broad; and the space between the side rooms, five cubits; and the threshold of the gate by the vestibule of the gate at the inner end, one reed. 8Then he measured the vestibule of the gateway, on the inside, one reed. 9Then he measured the vestibule of the gateway, eight cubits; wand its jambs, two cubits; and the vestibule of the gate was at the inner end. 10And there were three side rooms on either side of the east gate. xThe three were of the same size, and the jambs on either side were of the same size. 11Then he measured the width of the opening of the gateway, ten cubits; and the length of the gateway, thirteen cubits. 12There was a barrier before the side rooms, one cubit on either side. And the side rooms were six cubits on either side. 13Then he measured the gate from the ceiling of the one side room to the ceiling of the other, a breadth of twenty-five cubits; the openings faced each other. 14He measured also ythe vestibule, twenty cubits. And around the vestibule of the gateway was the court.
Text uncertain; Hebrew And he made the jambs sixty cubits, and to the jamb of the court was the gateway all around
15From the front of the gate at the entrance to the front of the inner vestibule of the gate was fifty cubits. 16And the gateway had aawindows all around, narrowing inwards toward the side rooms and toward their abjambs, and likewise the vestibule had windows all around inside, and on the jambs were acpalm trees.

The Outer Court

17Then he brought me into adthe outer court. And behold, there were aechambers and a afpavement, all around the court. agThirty chambers faced the pavement. 18And the pavement ran along the side of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates. This was the lower pavement. 19Then he measured the distance from the inner front of the lower gate to the outer front of the inner court,
Hebrew  distance from before the low gate before the inner court to the outside
a hundred cubits on the east side and on the north side.
Or  cubits. So far the eastern gate; now to the northern gate.

The North Gate

20As for ajthe gate that faced toward the north, belonging to akthe outer court, he measured its length and its breadth. 21Its alside rooms, three on either side, and its jambs and its vestibule were of the same size as those of amthe first gate. Its length was anfifty cubits, and its breadth aotwenty-five cubits. 22And apits windows, its vestibule, and aqits palm trees were of the same size as those of the gate that faced toward the east. And by seven steps arpeople would go up to it, and find its vestibule before them. 23And opposite the gate on the north, as on the east, was a gate to asthe inner court. And athe measured from gate to gate, a hundred cubits.

The South Gate

24And he led me toward the south, and behold, there was a gate on the south. And auhe measured its jambs and its vestibule; they had the same size as the others. 25Both it and its vestibule avhad windows all around, like the windows of the others. Its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth twenty-five cubits. 26And there were seven steps leading up to it, and its vestibule was before them, and it had awpalm trees on its jambs, one on either side. 27And there was a gate on the south of axthe inner court. And he measured from gate to gate toward the south, a hundred cubits.

The Inner Court

28Then he brought me to aythe inner court through the south gate, and azhe measured the south gate. It was of the same size as the others. 29Its baside rooms, its jambs, and its vestibule were of the same size as the others, and both it and its vestibule bbhad windows all around. bcIts length was fifty cubits, and its breadth twenty-five cubits. 30And there were vestibules all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits broad. 31Its vestibule faced the outer court, and bdpalm trees were on its jambs, and beits stairway had eight steps.

32Then he brought me to the inner court on the east side, and bfhe measured the gate. It was of the same size as the others. 33Its side rooms, its jambs, and its vestibule were of the same size as the others, and both it and its vestibule had windows all around. Its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth twenty-five cubits. 34 bgIts vestibule faced the outer court, and it had palm trees on its jambs, on either side, and its stairway had eight steps.

35Then he brought me to bhthe north gate, and bihe measured it. It had the same size as the others. 36Its side rooms, its jambs, and its vestibule were of the same size as the others,
One manuscript (compare verses 29 and 33); most manuscripts lack  were of the same size as the others
and it had windows all around. Its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth twenty-five cubits.
37Its vestibule
Septuagint, Vulgate (compare verses 26, 31, 34); Hebrew jambs
faced the outer court, and it had palm trees on its jambs, on either side, and its stairway had eight steps.

38There was bla chamber with its door in the vestibule of the gate,
Hebrew at the jambs, the gates
bnwhere the burnt offering was to be washed.
39And in the vestibule of the gate were two botables on either side, on which the bpburnt offering and the bqsin offering and the brguilt offering were to be slaughtered. 40And off to the side, on the outside as one goes up to the entrance of the north gate, were two tables; and off to the other side of the vestibule of the gate were two tables. 41 bsFour tables were on either side of the gate, eight tables bton which to slaughter. 42And there were four tables buof hewn stone for the burnt offering, a cubit and a half long, and a cubit and a half broad, and one cubit high, on which the instruments were to be laid with which the bvburnt offerings and the sacrifices were slaughtered. 43And hooks,
Or shelves
a handbreadth long, were fastened all around within. And on the tables the flesh of the offering was to be laid.

Chambers for the Priests

44On the outside of the inner gateway there were two bxchambers
Septuagint; Hebrew  were chambers for singers
in the bzinner court, one
Hebrew lacks  one
at the side of the north gate facing south, the other at the side of the south
Septuagint; Hebrew east
gate facing north.
45And he said to me, “This chamber that faces south is for the priests ccwho have charge of the temple, 46and the chamber that faces north is for the priests cdwho have charge of the altar. These are cethe sons of Zadok, who alone
Hebrew lacks  alone
among the sons of Levi may come cgnear to the  Lord to minister to him.”
47And he measured the court, cha hundred cubits long and cia hundred cubits broad, a square. And cjthe altar was in front of the temple.

The Vestibule of the Temple

48Then he brought me to ckthe vestibule of the temple and measured the cljambs of the vestibule, five cubits on either side. And the breadth of the gate was fourteen cubits, and the sidewalls of the gate
Septuagint; Hebrew lacks  was fourteen cubits, and the sidewalls of the gate
were three cubits on either side.
49 cnThe length of the vestibule was twenty cubits, and the breadth twelve
Septuagint; Hebrew eleven
cubits, and people would go up to it by ten steps.
Septuagint; Hebrew  and by steps that would go up to it
And there were pillars beside the jambs, one on either side.

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