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Ezekiel 40 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Vision of the Man with a Measuring Rod

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:1 - In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was [fn]taken, on this very day the hand of the LORD was upon me and He brought me there.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:2 - In the visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, and on it to the south there was something like a structure of a city.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:3 - So He brought me there; and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, with a thread of flax and a measuring [fn]rod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:4 - And the man said to me, “Son of man, see with your eyes, hear with your ears, and [fn]pay attention to all that I am going to show you; for you have been brought here in order to show it to you. Declare to the house of Israel all that you see.”

Measurements Relating to the Temple

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:5 - And behold, there was a wall on the outside of the [fn]temple all around, and in the man’s hand was a measuring rod of six [fn]cubits, [fn]each of which was a [fn]cubit and a hand width. So he measured the thickness of the [fn]wall, one rod; and the height, one rod.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:6 - Then he went to the gate which faced east, went up its steps, and measured the threshold of the gate, one rod [fn]in width; and the other threshold was one rod [fn]in width.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:7 - The guardroom was one rod long and one rod wide; and there were five cubits between the guardrooms. And the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate [fn]facing inward was one rod.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:8 - Then he measured the porch of the gate [fn]facing inward, one rod.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:9 - And he measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and its side pillars, two cubits. And the porch of the gate was [fn]faced inward.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:10 - The guardrooms of the gate toward the east numbered three on each side; the three of them had the same measurement. The side pillars also had the same measurement on each side.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:11 - And he measured the width of the [fn]gateway, ten cubits, and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:12 - There was a [fn]barrier wall one cubit wide in front of the guardrooms on each side; and the guardrooms were six cubits square on each side.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:13 - And he measured the gate from the roof of the one guardroom to the roof of the other, a width of twenty-five cubits, from one door to the door opposite.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:14 - He made the side pillars sixty cubits high; the gate extended all around to the side pillar of the courtyard.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:15 - And from the front of the entrance gate to the front of the inner porch of the gate was fifty cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:16 - And there were [fn]shuttered windows looking toward the guardrooms, and toward their side pillars within the gate all around, and likewise for the porches. And there were windows all around inside; and on each side pillar were palm tree decorations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:17 - Then he brought me into the outer courtyard, and behold, there were chambers and a stone pavement made for the courtyard all around; thirty chambers [fn]faced the pavement.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:18 - And the pavement (that is, the lower pavement) was by the [fn]side of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:19 - Then he measured the width from the front of the lower gate to the front of the exterior of the inner courtyard, a hundred cubits on the east and on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:20 - And as for the gate of the outer courtyard which faced north, he measured its length and its width.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:21 - [fn]It had three guardrooms on each side; and its side pillars and its porches [fn]had the same measurement as the first gate. Its length was fifty cubits, and the width twenty-five cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:22 - Its windows, its porches, and its palm tree decorations had the same measurements as the gate which faced east; and [fn]it was reached by seven steps, and its [fn]porch was in front of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:23 - The inner courtyard had a gate opposite the gate on the north as well as the gate on the east; and he measured a hundred cubits from gate to gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:24 - Then he led me toward the south, and behold, there was a gate toward the south; and he measured its side pillars and its porches according to [fn]those same measurements.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:25 - [fn]The gate and its porches had windows all around like [fn]those other windows; the length was fifty cubits and the width, twenty-five cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:26 - There were seven steps going up to it, and its porches were in front of them; and it had palm tree decorations on its side pillars, one on each side.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:27 - The inner courtyard had a gate toward the south; and he measured from gate to gate toward the south, a hundred cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:28 - Then he brought me to the inner courtyard by the south gate; and he measured the south gate according to those same measurements.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:29 - Its guardrooms also, its side pillars, and its porches were according to those same measurements. And [fn]the gate and its porches had windows all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:30 - There were porches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:31 - And its porches were toward the outer courtyard; and palm tree decorations were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight steps.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:32 - Then he brought me into the inner courtyard toward the east. And he measured the gate according to those same measurements.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:33 - Its guardrooms also, its side pillars, and its porches were according to those same measurements. And [fn]the gate and its porches had windows all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:34 - Its porches were toward the outer courtyard; and palm tree decorations were on its side pillars, on each side, and its stairway had eight steps.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:35 - Then he brought me to the north gate; and he measured it according to those same measurements,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:36 - with its guardrooms, its side pillars, and its porches. And [fn]the gate had windows all around; the length was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:37 - And its side pillars were toward the outer courtyard; and palm tree decorations were on its side pillars, on each side, and its stairway had eight steps.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:38 - A chamber with its doorway was by the side pillars at the gates; there they rinse the burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:39 - And in the porch of the gate were two tables on each side, on which to slaughter the burnt offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:40 - On the outer [fn]side, [fn]as one went up to the [fn]gateway toward the north, were two tables; and on the other [fn]side of the porch of the gate were two tables.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:41 - Four tables were on each side [fn]next to the gate; eight tables on which they slaughter sacrifices.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:42 - For the burnt offering there were four tables of cut stone, a cubit and a half long, a cubit and a half wide, and one cubit high, on which they set the utensils with which they slaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:43 - And the double [fn]hooks, [fn]one hand width in length, were installed [fn]in the house all around; and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:44 - From the outside to the inner gate were [fn]chambers for the singers in the inner courtyard, one of which was at the [fn]side of the north gate, with [fn]its front toward the south, and one at the [fn]side of the [fn]south gate facing north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:45 - Then he said to me, “This is the chamber which faces south, intended for the priests who [fn]are responsible for the [fn]temple;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:46 - but the chamber which faces north is for the priests who [fn]are responsible for the altar. They are the sons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to serve Him.”
(cf. 1Ki 7:14–22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:47 - He measured the courtyard, a perfect square, a hundred cubits long and a hundred cubits wide; and the altar was in front of the [fn]temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:48 - Then he brought me to the porch of the [fn]temple and measured each side pillar of the porch, five cubits on each side; and the width of the gate was three cubits on each side.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:49 - The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the width eleven cubits; and at the stairway by which it was ascended were columns belonging to the side pillars, one on each side.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit struck
Lit reed, and so throughout the ch
Lit set your heart
Lit house
I.e., “long” cubits, see note 4
Lit by the cubit and
A cubit and hand width equals about 21 in. or 53 cm
Lit building
Or in depth
Or in depth
Lit from the house
Lit from the house
Lit from the house
Lit entrance of the gate
Lit border
Or beveled inwards
Lit to
Lit shoulder
Lit Its guardrooms were three
Lit were
Lit they were going up into it
Another reading is porches
Lit these measurements, and so throughout the ch
Lit It
Lit these windows
Lit it
Lit it
Lit it
Lit shoulder
Lit to the one going up
Lit entrance of the gate
Lit shoulder
Lit to the shoulder of
Or ledges
About 3 in. or 7.5 cm
Or inside
LXX two chambers
Lit shoulder
Lit their
Lit shoulder
As in LXX; MT east
Lit keep the duty of
Lit house
Lit keep the duty of
Lit house
Lit house
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