Vision of the Man with a Measuring Rod1 In 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 strucktaken, on that same day the d hand of the Lord was upon me and He brought me there. 2 In 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. 3 So 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 chrod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway. 4 The 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 Temple5 And behold, there was a p wall on the outside of the ▼ 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 buildingwall, one rod; and the height, one rod. 6 Then he went to the gate which faced t east, went up its steps and measured the threshold of the gate, one rod ▼
▼ Or in depthin width; and the other threshold was one rod ▼
▼ Or in depthin width. 7 The 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 ▼ facing inward was one rod. 8 Then he measured the porch of the gate ▼ facing inward, one rod. 9 He measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and its side pillars, two cubits. And the porch of the gate was ▼ faced inward. 10 The 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. 11 And he measured the width of the ▼
▼ Lit entrance of the gategateway, ten cubits, and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits. 12 There was a ▼
▼ Lit borderbarrier wall one cubit wide in front of the guardrooms on each side; and the guardrooms were six cubits square on each side. 13 He 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. 14 He made the side pillars sixty cubits high; the gate extended round about to the side pillar of the ac courtyard. 15 From the front of the entrance gate to the front of the inner porch of the gate was fifty cubits. 16 There 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. 17 Then 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 tofaced the pavement. 18 The pavement ( that is, the lower pavement) was by the ▼ side of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates. 19 Then 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 threeIt had three ao guardrooms on each side; and its ap side pillars and its porches ▼
▼ Lit werehad the same measurement as the first gate. Its length was ar fifty cubits and the width as twenty-five cubits. 22 Its 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 itit was reached by seven aw steps, and its ▼
▼ Or porchesporch was in front of them. 23 The 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. 24 Then 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 chthose same measurements. 25 ▼
▼ Lit ItThe gate and its porches had bd windows all around like ▼
▼ Lit these windowsthose other windows; the length was bf fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits. 26 There 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. 27 The inner court had a gate toward the bi south; and he measured from gate to gate toward the south, a bj hundred cubits. 28 Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate; and he measured the south gate bk according to those same measurements. 29 Its bl guardrooms also, its side pillars and its bm porches were according to those same measurements. And ▼ the gate and its porches had bo windows all around; it was bp fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 30 There were bq porches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide. 31 Its porches were toward the outer court; and br palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight bs steps. 32 He brought me into the bt inner court toward the east. And he measured the gate bu according to those same measurements. 33 Its bv guardrooms also, its side pillars and its porches were according to those same measurements. And ▼ the gate and its porches had bx windows all around; it was by fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 34 Its 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. 35 Then he brought me to the cc north gate; and he measured it according to those same measurements, 36 with its cd guardrooms, its side pillars and its ce porches. And ▼ the gate had cg windows all around; the length was ch fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits. 37 Its 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. 38 A ck chamber with its doorway was by the side pillars at the gates; there they cl rinse the burnt offering. 39 In 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. 40 On the outer ▼ side ▼
▼ Lit to the one going upas one went up to the ▼
▼ Lit entrance of the gategateway toward the north, were two tables; and on the other ▼ side of the porch of the gate were two tables. 41 Four cs tables were on each side ▼
▼ Lit by the shoulder ofnext to the gate; or, eight tables on which they slaughter sacrifices. 42 For 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. 43 The double ▼
▼ Or ledgeshooks, one handbreadth in length, were installed ▼
▼ Or insidein the house all around; and on the tables was the flesh of the offering. 44 From 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 ▼ side of the north gate, with ▼
▼ Lit theirits front toward the south, and one at the ▼ side of the ▼
▼ Gr reads eastsouth gate facing toward the north. 45 He said to me, “This is the dh chamber which faces toward the south, intended for the priests who di keep charge of the ▼
▼ Or housetemple; 46 but 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.” 47 He measured the court, a perfect square, a do hundred cubits long and a hundred cubits wide; and the altar was in front of the ▼ temple. 48 Then he brought me to the dq porch of the ▼ 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. 49 The 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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