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Ezekiel 41 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Inner Temple

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:1 - Then he brought me to the nave and measured the jambs. On each side six cubits[fn] was the breadth of the jambs.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:2 - And the breadth of the entrance was ten cubits, and the sidewalls of the entrance were five cubits on either side. And he measured the length of the nave,[fn] forty cubits, and its breadth, twenty cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:3 - Then he went into the inner room and measured the jambs of the entrance, two cubits; and the entrance, six cubits; and the sidewalls on either side[fn] of the entrance, seven cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:4 - And he measured the length of the room, twenty cubits, and its breadth, twenty cubits, across the nave. And he said to me, “This is the Most Holy Place.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:5 - Then he measured the wall of the temple, six cubits thick, and the breadth of the side chambers, four cubits, all around the temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:6 - And the side chambers were in three stories, one over another, thirty in each story. There were offsets[fn] all around the wall of the temple to serve as supports for the side chambers, so that they should not be supported by the wall of the temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:7 - And it became broader as it wound upward to the side chambers, because the temple was enclosed upward all around the temple. Thus the temple had a broad area upward, and so one went up from the lowest story to the top story through the middle story.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:8 - I saw also that the temple had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers measured a full reed of six long cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:9 - The thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits. The free space between the side chambers of the temple and the
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:10 - other chambers was a breadth of twenty cubits all around the temple on every side.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:11 - And the doors of the side chambers opened on the free space, one door toward the north, and another door toward the south. And the breadth of the free space was five cubits all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:12 - The building that was facing the separate yard on the west side was seventy cubits broad, and the wall of the building was five cubits thick all around, and its length ninety cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:13 - Then he measured the temple, a hundred cubits long; and the yard and the building with its walls, a hundred cubits long;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:14 - also the breadth of the east front of the temple and the yard, a hundred cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:15 - Then he measured the length of the building facing the yard that was at the back and its galleries[fn] on either side, a hundred cubits. The inside of the nave and the vestibules of the court,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:16 - the thresholds and the narrow windows and the galleries all around the three of them, opposite the threshold, were paneled with wood all around, from the floor up to the windows (now the windows were covered),
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:17 - to the space above the door, even to the inner room, and on the outside. And on all the walls all around, inside and outside, was a measured pattern.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:18 - It was carved of cherubim and palm trees, a palm tree between cherub and cherub. Every cherub had two faces:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:19 - a human face toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side. They were carved on the whole temple all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:20 - From the floor to above the door, cherubim and palm trees were carved; similarly the wall of the nave.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:21 - The doorposts of the nave were squared, and in front of the Holy Place was something resembling
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:22 - an altar of wood, three cubits high, two cubits long, and two cubits broad.[fn] Its corners, its base,[fn] and its walls were of wood. He said to me, “This is the table that is before the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:23 - The nave and the Holy Place had each a double door.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:24 - The double doors had two leaves apiece, two swinging leaves for each door.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:25 - And on the doors of the nave were carved cherubim and palm trees, such as were carved on the walls. And there was a canopy[fn] of wood in front of the vestibule outside.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:26 - And there were narrow windows and palm trees on either side, on the sidewalls of the vestibule, the side chambers of the temple, and the canopies.
ESV Footnotes
A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
Compare Septuagint; Hebrew tent
Hebrew its length
Septuagint; Hebrew and the breadth
Septuagint, compare 1 Kings 6:6; the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
The meaning of the Hebrew term is unknown; also verse 16
Hebrew were measurements
Septuagint; Hebrew lacks two cubits broad
Septuagint; Hebrew length
The meaning of the Hebrew word is unknown; also verse 26

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