Ezekiel 42 ©

1 The chambers for the priests. 13 The use thereof. 15 The measures of the outward court.


THEN ahe brought me forth into the b*utter court, the way toward the north: and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the cseparate place, and which was before the building toward the north.


Before the length of an hundred cubits was the north door, and the breadth was dfifty cubits.


Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the *utter court, was egallery against gallery in three stories.


And before the chambers was fa walk of ten cubits breadth inward, ga way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.


Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries 1were hhigher than these, 2than 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 was *straitened imore than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.


And the jwall that was *without over against the chambers, toward the *utter court on the forepart 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, before the temple were an hundred cubits.


And 3from under these chambers was 4the entry on the east side, 5as one goeth into them from the *utter court.


The chambers were in the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, over against the separate place, and over against the building.


And the kway before them was like the appearance of the chambers which were toward the north, as long as they, and as broad as they: and all their goings out were both according to their fashions, and according to their doors.

k v.4.

And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door lin the head of the way, even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.


¶Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers, which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers, where mthe priests that napproach unto the LORD shall oeat the most holy things: there shall they play the most holy things, and the qmeat offering, and the rsin offering, and the strespass offering; for the place is holy.

q Le. 2.3,10.

When the priests enter therein, then tshall they not go out of the holy place into the *utter court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on uother garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.


Now when he had made an end of vmeasuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.


He measured the east 6side with the wmeasuring reed, xfive hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.


He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.


He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.


¶He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.


He measured it by the yfour sides: it had a zwall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a aseparation between the sanctuary and the *profane place.