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Ezekiel 40:1-49

40*  In the year twenty-five of our deportation, at New Year on the tenth of the month in the fourteenth year after the city fell, on this precise day, Jehovah’s hand came upon me and he brought me there; 2*  in divine visions he brought me into Israel’s country and put me down on a very high mountain on which there was to the south what seemed like the architecture of a city, 3*  and he brought me to that. And there I found a man who looked like a bronze figure, with a linen cord in his hand, and a measuring-reed; and he was standing in the gate. 4**  And the man spoke to me: “Man, use your eyes and your ears and fix your mind on everything that I am going to show you, because it was for the purpose of showing you that you were brought here; report to the house of Israel everything that you see.” 5*  And there outside the house was a wall clear round; and in the man’s hand was the measuring-reed, six cubits at a cubit and a handbreadth; and he measured the breadth of the structure, one reed, and its height, one reed. 6  And he came to a gate, the one that faces eastward, and went up its steps and measured the threshold of the gate, one reed in width; 7  and the guard-chamber, one reed in length and one reed in breadth, and the wall-face between the guard-chambers, five cubits; and the second guard-chamber, one reed in length and one reed in breadth; and the wall-face, five cubits; and the third guard-chamber, one reed in length and one reed in breadth; 8*  and the threshold of the gate alongside the inward porch of the gate, one reed. 9  And he measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits, and its jamb, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was on the inner side. 10  And of the guard-chambers of the gate toward the east there were three on each side, the three having the same measurement and their wall-faces on each side the same measurement. 11*  And he measured the breadth of the entrance to the gate, ten cubits; the passageway through the gate was thirteen cubits, 12  and there was a ledge at the front of the guard-chambers, one cubit on each side, and the guard-chamber was six cubits each way. 13*  And he measured the gate from roof to roof of the guard-chambers, a breadth of twenty-five cubits, doorway opposite doorway. 14***  And he made the porch of the gate, sixty cubits; and the gate was toward the abutment of the court all round. 15  And along the entrance gate to the front of the inner gate-porch, fifty cubits. 16*  And closed windows to the guard-chambers and to their wall-faces to inward of the gate in all directions, and similarly for the porch windows in all directions inward, and on the wall-faces of the porch palm trees. 17  And he brought me into the outer court, and I found vestries and a pavement laid all round the court, thirty vestries on the pavement. 18*  And the pavement was at the sides of the gate, coming even with the length of the gate-buildings—the lower pavement. 19*  And he measured breadth from the front of the lower gate to the front of the inner court on the outside, a hundred cubits, the east side and the north. 20  And of the gate that faced toward the north, of the outer court, he measured the length and the breadth. 21  And its guard-chambers, three on each side, and its wall-faces and its porch, were like the measurements of the first gate: fifty cubits its length, and in breadth twenty-five cubits; 22  and its windows and its porch and its palm trees were like the measurements of the gate that faced toward the east; and they went up it by seven steps, and its porch was to the inward. 23  And the inner court had a gate opposite the northward gate, like the eastward gate; and he measured from gate to gate, a hundred cubits. 24  And he had me go to the southward, and I found a gate to the southward; and he measured its guard-chambers, its wall-faces, and its porch, like these measurements; 25  and it and its porch had windows in all directions like these windows; fifty cubits in length, and in breadth twenty-five cubits. 26  And the stair to it was seven steps, and its porch was to the inward; and it had palm trees, one on each side, on its wall-faces. 27  And the inner court had a gate toward the south; and he measured from gate to gate toward the south, a hundred cubits. 28  And he brought me into the inner court by the south gate, and measured the gate, like these measurements; 29  and its guard-chambers and wall-faces and porch were like these measurements, and it and its porch had windows in all directions; fifty cubits in length, and in breadth twenty-five cubits. 30*  —— 31  And its porch was toward the outer court, and had palm trees on its wall-faces, and the stair to it was eight steps. 32  And he brought me to the gate that faced toward the east, and measured the gate, like these measurements; 33  and its guard-chambers and wall-faces and porch were like these measurements, and it and its porch had windows in all directions; in length fifty cubits and in breadth twenty-five cubits; 34  and its porch was toward the outer court, and had palm trees on its wall-faces on each side, and there were eight steps to its stair. 35  And he brought me to the north gate and measured like these measurements, 36  and its guard-chambers and wall-faces and porch; and it had windows in all directions; in length fifty cubits and in breadth twenty-five cubits; 37  and its porch was toward the outer court, and had palm trees on its wall-faces on each side, and there were eight steps to its stair; 38  and a vestry with its doorway in the gate porch, where they were to rinse the burnt-offering. 39  And in the gate porch there were two tables on this side and two on that, to slaughter the burnt-offering and the sin-offering and the expiation-offering on, 40  and at the outer corner to the north of one going up in the entrance to the gate two tables, and at the other corner of the gate porch two tables; 41  four tables on this side and four tables on that side at the corner of the gate; eight tables to slaughter on. 42*  And four tables for the burnt-offering, dressed stone, in length a cubit and a half and in breadth a cubit and a half and in height one cubit; on them they were to lay down the instruments they slaughtered the burnt-offering with, and the sacrifice; 43**  and the shelves, one handbreadth, fastened into the house all round; and on the tables the flesh of the oblations. 44**  And outside the inner gate were two vestries in the inner court, one at the corner of the north gate with its front toward the south, one at the corner of the south gate with its front toward the north. 45  And he spoke to me: “This vestry that has its face toward the south is for the priests who are in charge of the house, 46  and the vestry that has its face toward the north is for the priests who are in charge of the altar: those are the sons of Sadok, who out of the sons of Levi are nearest to Jehovah to perform his services.” 47  And he measured the court, in length a hundred cubits and in breadth a hundred cubits, square, with the altar in front of the house. 48  And he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured the jambs of the porch, five cubits on each side, and the width of the gate, fourteen cubits, and the cheeks of the gate, three cubits on each side; 49  the length of the porch was twenty cubits and its breadth twelve cubits, and they went up it by ten steps. And there were pillars

Footnotes

40:1 Conj. year thirty-five (and omit some words of the verse)
40:2 Var. there was facing me what seemed
40:3 Lit. looked like bronze, with
40:4 Lit. see with your eyes, and with your ears hear, and fix
40:4 Var. that I came here
40:5 The six long cubits were equal to seven common cubits, or about ten feet
40:8 Var. inserts verse 8 And he measured the porch of the gate on the house side, one reed
40:11 Var. the length of the gate was
40:13 Lit. from the roof of the guard-chamber to the roof of it
40:14 Conj. measured the porch
40:14 Susp.
40:14 (abutment) Unc.
40:16 Codd. and on a wall-face palm trees
40:18 Lit. at the shoulders
40:19 Lit. the east and
40:30 Var. inserts verse 30 and porches on all sides, in length twenty-five cubits and in breadth twenty-five cubits
40:42 Conj. that the last part of verse 42 belongs in the middle of verse 43
40:43 (shelves) Unc.
40:43-44 Var. all round; and over the tables were roofs for shelter from rain and sun. And he brought me near the inner court, and I found two
40:44 (two vestries) Var. vestries for singers
40:44 (south gate) Var. east gate