*THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
*Ezekiel 40 ©
The time and manner of this vision, vs. 1, 2. A man instructs the prophet concerning the end of the vision, 3. Concerning the wall, that went round about, and the measures, 5. Concerning the gates and courts, namely, the outermost court, and its accessories, where the people did use to assemble, 6. The innermost or middlemost court, with its accessories, where the furniture was of the Levites, and where the offerings were prepared, 28. The third or innermost court, or the court of the priests, where the altar of burnt offering stood, 44. The porch of the temple, 48.
IN the five and twentieth year of our 1captivity, in the 2beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the 3month, in the fourteenth year after that the 4city was smitten,a5in the selfsame day the 6hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me 7thither.
In the 8visions of God brought 9he me into the land of Israel, and 10set me upon a very high 11mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the 12south.
And he brought me 13thither, and, behold, there was a 14man, whose appearance was like the appearance of 15brass, with a 16line of flax in his 17hand, and a 18measuring reed;b and he stood 19in the gate.
And the man said unto me, 20Son of man, 21behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee; for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.
And behold a 22wall on the outside of the house 23round about, and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubitsc24long by the cubit and an 25hand breadth: so he measured the 26breadth of the building, one reed; and the 27height, one reed.
¶Then came he unto the 28gate which 29looketh toward the east, and went up the 30stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad; and the other threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad.
And 31every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed broad; and 32between the little chambers were five cubits; and the 33threshold of the gate by the 34porch of the gate within was one reed.
35He measured also the porch of the gate 36within, one reed.
Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the 37posts thereof, two cubits; 38and the porch of the gate was inward.
And the little chambers of the gate eastward were 39three on this side, and three on that side; they three were of one measure: and the posts had one measure on this side and on that side.
And he measured the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.
The 40space also 41before the little chambers was one cubit on this side, and the space was one cubit on that side: and the little chambers were six cubits on this side, and six cubits on that side.
He measured then the gate from the roof 42of one little chamber to the roof of another: the breadth was five and twenty cubits, door against door.
He 43made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of the 44court round about the gate.
And from the 45face of the gate 46of the entrance unto the face of the porch 47of the inner gate were fifty cubits.
And there were 48narrow windows to the little chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the 49arches: and 50windows were round about inward: and upon each post were 51palm trees.
Then brought he me into the 52outward court, and, lo, there were chambers, and a pavement made for the court round about: 53thirty chambers were upon the pavement.
And the pavement by the side of the gates over against the 54length of the gates was the 55lower pavement.
Then he measured the breadth from the 56forefront of the lower gate unto the 57forefront of the inner court without, an hundred cubits eastward and northward.
¶And the gate of the outward court that 58looked toward the north, he measured the length thereof, and the breadth thereof.
And the little chambers thereof were three on this side and three on that side; and the posts thereof and the arches thereof 59were after the measure of the first gate: the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth 60five and twenty cubits.
And their windows, and their arches, and their palm trees, were after the measure of the gate that looketh toward the east; and 61they went up unto it by seven steps; and the arches thereof were 62before them.
And the gate of the inner court was over against the gate toward the north, and toward the east; and he measured from gate to gate an hundred cubits.
¶After that he brought me toward the south, and behold a gate toward the south: and he measured the posts thereof and the arches thereof 63according to these measures.
And there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about, 64like those windows: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
And there were seven steps to go up to it, and the arches thereof were before them: and it had palm trees, one on this side, and another on that side, upon the posts thereof.
And there was a gate in the inner court toward the south: and he measured from gate to gate toward the south an hundred cubits.
And he brought me to the 65inner court by the south gate: and he measured the south gate 66according to these measures;
And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, according to these measures: and there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits 67long, and five cubits broad.
And the arches thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it had eight steps.
¶And he brought me into the inner court toward the east: and he measured the gate according to these measures.
And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, were according to these measures: and there were windows therein and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
And the arches thereof were toward the outward court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
¶And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it according to these measures;
The little chambers thereof, the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, and the windows to it round about: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
And the posts thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
And the 68chambers and the entries thereof were by the posts of the gates, where they 69washed the 70burnt offering.
¶And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and two tables on that side, to slay thereon the 71burnt offering and the 72sin offering and the trespass offering.
And at the 73side without, as one goeth up to the entry of the north gate, were two tables; and on the other side, which was at the porch of the gate, were two tables.
74Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side, by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon 75they slew their sacrifices.
And the four tables were of hewn stone for the burnt offering, of a cubit and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad, and one cubit high: whereupon also they laid the instruments wherewith 76they slew the burnt offering and the sacrifice.
And within were 77hooks, an hand broad, fastened 78round about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.
¶And without the inner gate were the chambers of the 79singers in the 80inner court, which was at the side of the north gate; and 81their prospect was toward the south: 82one at the side of the east gate having 83the prospect toward the north.
And he said unto me, This 84chamber, whose 85prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the 86keepers of the charge of the house.
And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the 87keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of 88Zadok among the sons of Levi, which 89come near to the LORD to minister unto him.
So he measured the court, an hundred cubits long, and an hundred cubits broad, foursquare; and the 90altar that was 91before the 92house.
¶And he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured each post of the porch, five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that side: and the breadth of the gate was three cubits on this side, and three cubits on that side.
The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and he brought me by the 93steps whereby they went up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.