Ezekiel 40 ©
Ezekiel's vision of the model of a city, and of an angel with a line and measuring reed taking the dimensions of the temple. The description of the east gate of the outer court, of the north gate, and of the south gate; of the south gate of the inner court, of the east gate, and of the north gate. The eight tables. The chambers for the singers and for the priests in waiting. The porch of the house.
IN the afive and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that bthe city was smitten, in the cselfsame day dthe hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me thither.
And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was ha man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with ia line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood jin the gate.
And the man said unto me, Son of man, kbehold 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 la wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth: mso he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.
¶Then came he unto nthe gate 2which looketh toward the east, and went up the ostairs thereof, and measured the pthreshold of the gate, which was one reed broad; and the other threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad.
He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed.
Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward.
The 4space also before 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 of one little chamber to the roof of another: the breadth was five and twenty cubits, door against door.
And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto the face of the porch of the inner gate were fifty cubits.
And the pavement by the side of the gates over against the length of the gates was the lower pavement.
¶aAnd the gate of the outward court 11that looked toward the north, he measured the length thereof, and the breadth thereof.
And ctheir windows, and their arches, and their palm trees, were after the measure of the gate that looketh toward the east; and dthey went up unto it by seven steps; and the arches thereof were before them.
¶fAfter that he brought me toward the south, and behold a gate toward the south: and he measured the posts thereof and the arches thereof according to these measures.
And there were hseven steps ito go up to it, and the arches thereof were before them: and it had jpalm trees, one on this side, and another on that side, upon the posts thereof.
And the nlittle chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, according to these measures: and there were owindows in it and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
And the arches thereof were 14toward the *utter court; and qpalm trees were upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it had reight steps.
¶sAnd 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.
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 in the porch of the gate were two xtables on this side, and two tables on that side, to slay thereon the yburnt offering and zthe sin offering and the trespass offering.
And at the side *without, as one goeth 15up 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.
Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side, by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew their sacrifices.
¶And *without the inner gate were the cchambers of the dsingers in the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate; and their prospect was toward the south: one at the side of the east gate ehaving the prospect toward the north.
And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the hkeepers of the charge of the altar: these are 18the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, iwhich come near to the LORD to minister unto him.
lThe length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and he brought me by the msteps whereby they went up to it: and there were pillars by the nposts, one on this side, and another on that side.