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Ezekiel 42 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Temple’s Chambers

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:1 - Then he led me out into the outer court, toward the north, and he brought me to the chambers that were opposite the separate yard and opposite the building on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:2 - The length of the building whose door faced north was a hundred cubits,[fn] and the breadth fifty cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:3 - Facing the twenty cubits that belonged to the inner court, and facing the pavement that belonged to the outer court, was gallery[fn] against gallery in three stories.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:4 - And before the chambers was a passage inward, ten cubits wide and a hundred cubits long,[fn] and their doors were on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:5 - Now the upper chambers were narrower, for the galleries took more away from them than from the lower and middle chambers of the building.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:6 - For they were in three stories, and they had no pillars like the pillars of the courts. Thus the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and the middle ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:7 - And there was a wall outside parallel to the chambers, toward the outer court, opposite the chambers, fifty cubits long.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:8 - For the chambers on the outer court were fifty cubits long, while those opposite the nave[fn] were a hundred cubits long.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:9 - Below these chambers was an entrance on the east side, as one enters them from the outer court.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:10 - In the thickness of the wall of the court, on the south[fn] also, opposite the yard and opposite the building, there were chambers
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:11 - with a passage in front of them. They were similar to the chambers on the north, of the same length and breadth, with the same exits[fn] and arrangements and doors,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:12 - as were the entrances of the chambers on the south. There was an entrance at the beginning of the passage, the passage before the corresponding wall on the east as one enters them.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:13 - Then he said to me, “The north chambers and the south chambers opposite the yard are the holy chambers, where the priests who approach the LORD shall eat the most holy offerings. There they shall put the most holy offerings—the grain offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering—for the place is holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:14 - When the priests enter the Holy Place, they shall not go out of it into the outer court without laying there the garments in which they minister, for these are holy. They shall put on other garments before they go near to that which is for the people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:15 - Now when he had finished measuring the interior of the temple area, he led me out by the gate that faced east, and measured the temple area all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:16 - He measured the east side with the measuring reed, 500 cubits by the measuring reed all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:17 - He measured the north side, 500 cubits by the measuring reed all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:18 - He measured the south side, 500 cubits by the measuring reed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:19 - Then he turned to the west side and measured, 500 cubits by the measuring reed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:20 - He measured it on the four sides. It had a wall around it, 500 cubits long and 500 cubits broad, to make a separation between the holy and the common.
ESV Footnotes
A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
The meaning of the Hebrew word is unknown; also verse 5
Septuagint, Syriac; Hebrew and a way of one cubit
Or temple
Septuagint; Hebrew east
Hebrew and all their exits
The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain

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