Ezekiel 40

Vision of the Man with a Measuring Rod

1In the a  twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the b  city was
Lit struck
taken, on that same day the d  hand of the  Lord was upon me and He brought me there.
2In the e  visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very f  high mountain, and on it g  to the south there was a h  structure like a city. 3So He brought me there; and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of i  bronze, with a j  line of flax and a k  measuring
Lit reed, and so throughout the ch
rod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway.
4The man said to me, m  Son of man n  see with your eyes, hear with your ears, and give attention to all that I am going to show you; for you have been brought here in order to show it to you. o  Declare to the house of Israel all that you see.”

Measurements Relating to the Temple

5And behold, there was a p  wall on the outside of the
Lit house
temple all around, and in the man’s hand was a measuring rod of six cubits, each of which was a cubit and a
I.e. 204 in.
handbreadth. So he measured the thickness of the
Lit building
wall, one rod; and the height, one rod.
6Then he went to the gate which faced t  east, went up its steps and measured the threshold of the gate, one rod
Or in depth
in width; and the other threshold was one rod
Or in depth
in width.
7The w  guardroom was one rod long and one rod wide; and there were five cubits between the guardrooms. And the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate
Lit from the house
facing inward was one rod.
8Then he measured the porch of the gate
Lit from the house
facing inward, one rod.
9He measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and its side pillars, two cubits. And the porch of the gate was
Lit from the house
faced inward.
10The guardrooms of the gate toward the east numbered three on each side; the three of them had the same measurement. The side pillars also had the same measurement on each side. 11And he measured the width of the
Lit entrance of the gate
gateway, ten cubits, and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.
12There was a
Lit border
barrier wall one cubit wide in front of the guardrooms on each side; and the guardrooms were six cubits square on each side.
13He measured the gate from the roof of the one guardroom to the roof of the other, a width of twenty-five cubits from one door to the door opposite. 14He made the side pillars sixty cubits high; the gate extended round about to the side pillar of the ac  courtyard. 15From the front of the entrance gate to the front of the inner porch of the gate was fifty cubits. 16There were
Or beveled inwards
,
ae  shuttered windows looking toward the guardrooms, and toward their side pillars within the gate all around, and likewise for the porches. And there were windows all around inside; and on each side pillar were af  palm tree ornaments.

17Then he brought me into the ag  outer court, and behold, there were ah  chambers and a pavement made for the court all around; thirty chambers
Lit to
faced the pavement.
18The pavement ( that is, the lower pavement) was by the
Lit shoulder
side of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates.
19Then he measured the width from the front of the ak  lower gate to the front of the exterior of the inner court, a al  hundred cubits on the east and on the north.

20 As for the am  gate of the outer court which faced the north, he measured its length and its width. 21
Lit its guardrooms were three
It had three ao  guardrooms on each side; and its ap  side pillars and its porches
Lit were
had the same measurement as the first gate. Its length was ar  fifty cubits and the width as  twenty-five cubits.
22Its at  windows and its porches and its palm tree ornaments had the same measurements as the au  gate which faced toward the east; and
Lit they were going up into it
it was reached by seven aw  steps, and its
Or porches
porch was in front of them.
23The inner court had a gate opposite the gate on the north as well as the gate on the east; and he measured a ay  hundred cubits from gate to gate.

24Then he led me toward the south, and behold, there was a az  gate toward the south; and he measured its ba  side pillars and its porches according to
Lit these measurements, and so throughout the ch
those same measurements.
25
Lit It
The gate and its porches had bd  windows all around like
Lit these windows
those other windows; the length was bf  fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.
26There were seven bg  steps going up to it, and its porches were in front of them; and it had bh  palm tree ornaments on its side pillars, one on each side. 27The inner court had a gate toward the bi  south; and he measured from gate to gate toward the south, a bj  hundred cubits.

28Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate; and he measured the south gate bk  according to those same measurements. 29Its bl  guardrooms also, its side pillars and its bm  porches were according to those same measurements. And
Lit it
the gate and its porches had bo  windows all around; it was bp  fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.
30There were bq  porches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide. 31Its porches were toward the outer court; and br  palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight bs  steps.

32He brought me into the bt  inner court toward the east. And he measured the gate bu  according to those same measurements. 33Its bv  guardrooms also, its side pillars and its porches were according to those same measurements. And
Lit it
the gate and its porches had bx  windows all around; it was by  fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.
34Its bz  porches were toward the outer court; and ca  palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, on each side, and its stairway had eight cb  steps.

35Then he brought me to the cc  north gate; and he measured it according to those same measurements, 36with its cd  guardrooms, its side pillars and its ce  porches. And
Lit it
the gate had cg  windows all around; the length was ch  fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.
37Its side pillars were toward the outer court; and ci  palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars on each side, and its stairway had eight cj  steps.

38A ck  chamber with its doorway was by the side pillars at the gates; there they cl  rinse the burnt offering. 39In the porch of the gate were two cm  tables on each side, on which to slaughter the cn  burnt offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering. 40On the outer
Lit shoulder
side
Lit to the one going up
as one went up to the
Lit entrance of the gate
gateway toward the north, were two tables; and on the other
Lit shoulder
side of the porch of the gate were two tables.
41Four cs  tables were on each side
Lit by the shoulder of
next to the gate; or, eight tables on which they slaughter sacrifices.
42For the burnt offering there were four cu  tables of cv  hewn stone, a cubit and a half long, a cubit and a half wide and one cubit high, on which they lay the instruments with which they slaughter the cw  burnt offering and the sacrifice. 43The double
Or ledges
hooks, one handbreadth in length, were installed
Or inside
in the house all around; and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.

44From the outside to the cz  inner gate were
Gr reads in two chambers
,
db  chambers for the dc  singers in the inner court, one of which was at the
Lit shoulder
side of the north gate, with
Lit their
its front toward the south, and one at the
Lit shoulder
side of the
Gr reads east
south gate facing toward the north.
45He said to me, “This is the dh  chamber which faces toward the south, intended for the priests who di  keep charge of the
Or house
temple;
46but the dk  chamber which faces toward the north is for the priests who dl  keep charge of the altar. These are the dm  sons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi dn  come near to the  Lord to minister to Him.” 47He measured the court, a perfect square, a do  hundred cubits long and a hundred cubits wide; and the altar was in front of the
Lit house
temple.

48Then he brought me to the dq  porch of the
Lit house
temple and measured each side pillar of the porch, five cubits on each side; and the width of the gate was three cubits on each side.
49The length of the porch was twenty cubits and the width eleven cubits; and at the ds  stairway by which it was ascended were dt  columns belonging to the side pillars, one on each side.
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