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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Ezekiel 40–48

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Chapter 40

Vision of the Man with a Measuring Rod

1 In the atwenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the bcity was 1taken, on that same day the chand of the Lord was upon me and He brought me there. 2 In the avisions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very bhigh mountain, and on it cto the south there was a dstructure like a city. 3 So He brought me there; and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of abronze, with a bline of flax and a cmeasuring 1rod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway. 4 The man said to me, “aSon of man, bsee 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. cDeclare to the house of Israel all that you see.”

Measurements Relating to the Temple

5 And behold, there was a awall on the outside of the 1temple all around, and in the man’s hand was a measuring rod of six cubits, each of which was a cubit and a 2handbreadth. So he measured the thickness of the 3wall, one rod; and the height, one rod. 6 Then he went to the gate which faced aeast, went up its steps and measured the threshold of the gate, one rod 1in width; and the other threshold was one rod 1in width. 7 The aguardroom 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 1facing inward was one rod. 8 Then he measured the porch of the gate 1facing 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 1faced 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 1gateway, ten cubits, and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits. 12 There was a 1barrier 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 acourtyard. 15 From the front of the entrance gate to the front of the inner porch of the gate was fifty cubits. 16 There were 1ashuttered 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 bpalm tree ornaments.

17 Then he brought me into the aouter court, and behold, there were bchambers and a pavement made for the court all around; thirty chambers 1faced the pavement. 18 The pavement (that is, the lower pavement) was by the 1side of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates. 19 Then he measured the width from the front of the alower gate to the front of the exterior of the inner court, a bhundred cubits on the east and on the north.

20 As for the agate of the outer court which faced the north, he measured its length and its width. 21 1It had three aguardrooms on each side; and its bside pillars and its porches 2had the same measurement as the first gate. Its length was cfifty cubits and the width dtwenty-five cubits. 22 Its awindows and its porches and its palm tree ornaments had the same measurements as the bgate which faced toward the east; and 1it was reached by seven csteps, and its 2porch 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 ahundred cubits from gate to gate.

24 Then he led me toward the south, and behold, there was a agate toward the south; and he measured its bside pillars and its porches according to 1those same measurements. 25 1The gate and its porches had awindows all around like 2those other windows; the length was bfifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits. 26 There were seven asteps going up to it, and its porches were in front of them; and it had bpalm tree ornaments on its side pillars, one on each side. 27 The inner court had a gate toward the asouth; and he measured from gate to gate toward the south, a bhundred cubits.

28 Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate; and he measured the south gate aaccording to those same measurements. 29 Its aguardrooms also, its side pillars and its bporches were according to those same measurements. And 1the gate and its porches had bwindows all around; it was cfifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 30 There were aporches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide. 31 Its porches were toward the outer court; and apalm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight bsteps.

32 He brought me into the ainner court toward the east. And he measured the gate baccording to those same measurements. 33 Its aguardrooms also, its side pillars and its porches were according to those same measurements. And 1the gate and its porches had bwindows all around; it was cfifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 34 Its aporches were toward the outer court; and apalm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, on each side, and its stairway had eight bsteps.

35 Then he brought me to the anorth gate; and he measured it according to those same measurements, 36 with its aguardrooms, its side pillars and its bporches. And 1the gate had bwindows all around; the length was cfifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits. 37 Its side pillars were toward the outer court; and apalm tree ornaments were on its side pillars on each side, and its stairway had eight bsteps.

38 A achamber with its doorway was by the side pillars at the gates; there they brinse the burnt offering. 39 In the porch of the gate were two atables on each side, on which to slaughter the bburnt offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering. 40 On the outer 1side, 2as one went up to the 3gateway toward the north, were two tables; and on the other 1side of the porch of the gate were two tables. 41 Four atables were on each side 1next to the gate; or, eight tables on which they slaughter sacrifices. 42 For the burnt offering there were four atables of bhewn 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 aburnt offering and the sacrifice. 43 The double 1hooks, one handbreadth in length, were installed 2in the house all around; and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.

44 From the outside to the ainner gate were 1bchambers for the csingers in the inner court, one of which was at the 2side of the north gate, with 3its front toward the south, and one at the 2side of the 4south gate facing toward the north. 45 He said to me, “This is the achamber which faces toward the south, intended for the priests who bkeep charge of the 1temple; 46 but the achamber which faces toward the north is for the priests who bkeep charge of the altar. These are the csons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi dcome near to the Lord to minister to Him.” 47 He measured the court, a perfect square, a ahundred cubits long and a hundred cubits wide; and the altar was in front of the 1temple.

48 Then he brought me to the aporch of the 1temple 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 astairway by which it was ascended were bcolumns belonging to the side pillars, one on each side.

Chapter 41

The Inner Temple

1 Then he abrought me to the 1bnave and measured the cside pillars; six cubits wide on each side was the width of the 2side pillar. 2 The width of the entrance was ten cubits and the 1sides of the entrance were five cubits on each side. And he measured 2the length of the nave, aforty cubits, and the width, atwenty cubits. 3 Then he went 1ainside and measured each bside pillar of the doorway, two cubits, and the doorway, six cubits high; and the width of the doorway, seven cubits. 4 He measured its length, atwenty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits, before the bnave; and he said to me, “This is the cmost holy place.

5 Then he measured the wall of the 1temple, six cubits; and the width of the aside chambers, four cubits, all around about the house on every side. 6 aThe side chambers were in three stories, 1one above another, and 2thirty in each story; and 3the side chambers bextended to the wall which stood on 4their inward side all around, that they might be fastened, and not be fastened into the wall of the temple itself. 7 The side chambers surrounding the temple were wider at each successive story. Because the astructure surrounding the temple went upward by stages on all sides of the temple, therefore the width of the temple increased as it went higher; and thus one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the 1second story. 8 I saw also that the house had a raised 1platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of asix 2long cubits in height. 9 The 1thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits. But the afree space between the side chambers belonging to the temple 10 and the outer achambers was twenty cubits in width all around the temple on every side. 11 The 1doorways of the 2side chambers toward the afree space consisted of one doorway toward the north and another doorway toward the south; and the width of the afree space was five cubits all around.

12 The abuilding that was in front of the bseparate area at the side toward the west was seventy cubits wide; and the wall of the building was five cubits 1thick all around, and its length was ninety cubits.

13 Then he …

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