*THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Ezekiel 42 ©
A description of the outermost court wherein the hinder part of the temple stood, with the chambers thereof, v. 1, etc. The use of those chambers, 13. The measuring of the whole outer wall, 15.
THEN 1he brought me forth into the 2utter court, the way toward the north: and he brought me into the 3chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was before the building toward the north.
4Before the length of an hundred cubits 5was the north door, and the breadth was fifty cubits.
Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the utter court, was gallery 6against gallery in three stories.
And 7before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and 8their doors toward the north.
Now the upper chambers were 9shorter: for the galleries were 10higher than these, 11than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.
For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building 12was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.
And the 13wall that was without over against the chambers, toward the utter court on the 14forepart of the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits.
For the length of the chambers that were in the utter court was fifty cubits: and, lo, 15before the temple were an hundred cubits.
And from 16under these chambers was the 17entry on the east side, as one goeth into them from the utter court.
The 18chambers were 19in the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, 20over against the separate place, and over against the building.
And the 21way 22before them was like the appearance of the chambers which were toward the north, 23as long as they, and as broad as they: and all their goings out were both according to their fashions, and according to their doors.
And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door in the head of the way, 24even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.
¶Then said 25he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers, which are 26before the separate place, they be 27holy chambers, where the priests that approach unto the LORD shall eat the 28most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things, 29and the 30meat offering, and the 31sin offering, and the trespass offering; for the place is holy.
When the priests enter 32therein, then shall they not 33go out of the holy place into the utter court, but 34there they shall lay their 35garments wherein they minister; for they are 36holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to 37those things which are for the people.
Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is 38toward the east, and 39measured it round about.
He measured the 40east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, 41with the measuring reed 42round about.
He measured the north side, five hundred reeds,a with the measuring reed round about.
He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.
¶He turned about to the 43west side, and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.
He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the 44sanctuary and the profaneb place.