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Ezekiel's description
CHAP. XL.

of the temple. roof of one little chamber to the roof of 29 And the little chambers thereof, and another; the breadth was five and twenty the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, cubits, door against door.

according to these measures: and there 14 He made also posts of threescore were windows in it and in the arches cubits, even unto the post of the court thereof round about: it was fifty cubits round about the gate.

long, and five and twenty cubits broad. 15 And from the face of the gate of the 30 And the arches round about were five entrance unto the face of the porch of the and twenty cubits long, and five cubits inner gate were fifty cubits.

broad. 16 And there were narrow windows to 31 And the arches thereof were toward the little chambers, and to their posts within the outer court; and palm-trees were upon the gate round about, and likewise to the the posts thereof: and the going up to it arches: and windows were round about in- had eight steps. ward:

and upon each post were palm-trees, 32 † And he brought me into the inner 17 Then brought he me into the outward court toward the east: and he measured court, and lo, there were chambers, and a the gate according to these measures. pavement made for the court round about: 33 And the little chambers thereof, and Thirty chambers were upon the pavement. the posts thereof, and the arches thereof,

18 And the pavement by the side of the were according to these measures; and there gates over against the length of the gates were windows therein and in the arches was the lower pavement.

thereof round about: it was fifty cubits 19 Then he measured the breadth from long, and five and twenty cubits broad. the forefront of the lower gate unto the 34 And the arches thereof were toward forefront of the inner court without, a the outward court; and palm-trees were hundred cubits eastward and northward. upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on

20 | And the gate of the outward court that side: and the going up to it had eight that looked toward the north, he measured steps. the length thereof, and the breadth thereof. 35 | And he brought me to the north

21 And the little chambers thereof were gate, and measured it according to these three on this side and three on that side ; measures ; and the posts thereof and the arches thereof 36 The little chambers thereof, the posts were after the measure of the first gaté : thereof, and the arches thereof, and the the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the windows to it round about: the length was breadth five and twenty cubits.

fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty 22 And their windows, and their arches, cubits. and their palm-trees, were after the mea- 37 And the posts thereof were toward sure of the gate that looketh toward the the outer court ; and palm-trees were upon east: and they went up unto it by seven the posts thereof, on this side, and on that steps; and the arches thereof were before side : and the going up to it had eight steps. them.

38 And the chambers, and the entries 23 And the gate of the inner court was thereof wereby the posts of the gates, where over against the gate toward the north, they washed the burnt-offering. and toward the east: and he measured 39 T And in the porch of the gate were from gate to gate a hundred cubits. two tables on this side, and two tables on

24 | After that he brought me toward that side, to slay thereon the burnt-offering, the south, and behold a gate toward the and the sin-offering, and the trespasssouth: and he measured the posts thereof offering. and the arches thereof according to these 40 And at the side without, as one goeth measures.

up to the entry of the north gate, were two 25 And there were windows in it and in tables; and on the other side, which was the arches thereof round about, like those at the porch of the gate, were two tables, windows: the length was fifty cubits, and 41 Four tables were on this side, and the breadth five and twenty cubits. four tables on that side, by the side of the

26 And there were seven steps to go up gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew to it, and the arches thereof were before their sacrifices. them: and it had palm-trees, one on this 42 And the fourtables were of hewn stone side, and another on that side, upon the for the burnt-offering of a cubit and a half posts thereof.

long, and a cubit and a half broad, and 27 And there was a gate in the inner one cubit high : whereupon also they laid court toward the south : and he measured the instruments wherewith they slew the from gate to gate toward the south a burnt-offering and the sacrifice. hundred cubits.

43 And within were hooks, a hand 28 And he brought me to the inner court broad, fastened round about: and upon the by the south gate: and he measured the tables was the flesh of the offering. south gate according to these measures ; 44 | And without the inner gate were of the parts, chambers, and EZEKIEL. ornaments of the temple. the chambers of the singers in the inner house; therefore the breadth of the house court, which was at the side of the north was still upward, and so increased from the gáte; and their prospect was toward the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst. south: one at the side of he east gate 8 I saw also the height of the house round having the prospect toward the north. about: the foundations of the side-cham

45 And he said unto me, This chamber, bers were a full reed of six great cubits. whose prospect is toward the south, is for 9 The thickness of the wall, which was the priests, the keepers of the charge of the for the side-chamber without, was five cuhouse.

bits: and that which was left was the place 46 And the chamber whose prospect is of the side-chambers that were within. toward the north, is for the priests, the 10 And between the chambers was the keepers of the charge of the altar: these wideness of twenty cubits round about the are the sons of Zadok among the sons of house on every side. Levi, which come near to the LORD to 11 And the doors of the side-chambers minister unto him.

were toward the place that was left, one 47 So he measured the court, a hun-door toward the north, and another door dred cubits long, and a hundred cubits toward the south: and the breadth of the broad, four-square; and the altar that was place that was left was five cubits round before the house.

about. 48 ||And he brought me to the porch of 12 Now the building that was before the the house, and measured each post of the separate place at the end toward the west porch, five cubits on this side, and five was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of cubits on that side: and the breadth of the the building was five cubits thick round gate was three cubits on this side, and about, and the length thereof ninety cubits. three cubits on that side.

13 So he measured the house, a hundred 49 The length of the porch was twenty cubits long; and the separate place, and cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and the building, with the walls thereof, a he brought me by the steps whereby they hundred cubits long; went up to it: and there were pillars by 14 Also the breadth of the face of the the posts, one on this side, and another on house, and of the separate place toward that side.

the east, a hundred cubits. CHAP. XLI.

15 And he measured the length of the temple, and measured the posts, six which was behind it, and the galleries cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits thereof on the one side and on the other broad on the other side, which was the side, a hundred cubits, with the inner breadth of the tabernacle.

temple, and the porches of the court; 2 And the breadth of the door was ten 16 The door posts, and the narrow cubits; and the sides of the door were five windows, and the galleries round about on cubits on the one side, and five cubits on their three stories, over against the door, the other side: and he measured the length ceiled with wood round about, and from thereof, forty cubits: and the breadth, the ground up to the windows, and the twenty cubits.

windows were covered; 3 Then went he inward, and measured 17 To that above the door, even unto the post of the door, two cubits; and the the inner house, and without, and by ail door, six cubits; and the breadth of the the wall round about within and without by door, seven cubits.

measure. 4 So he measured the length thereof, 18 And it was made with cherubims twenty cubits; and the breadth, twenty and palm-trees, so that a palm-tree was cubits, before the temple: and he said between a cherub and a cherub; and every unto me, This is the most holy place. cherub had two faces;

5 After, he measured the wall of the 19 So that the face of a man was toward house, six cubits; and the breadth of every the palm-tree on the one side, and the face side-chamber, four cubits, round about the of a young lion toward the palm-tree on house on every side.

the other side: it was made through all the 6 And the side-chambers were three, one house round about. over another, and thirty in order; and they 20 From the ground unto above the door entered into the wall which was of the were cherubims and palm-trees made, and house for the side-chambers round about, on the wall of the temple. that they might have hold, but they had 21 The posts of the temple weresquared, not hold in the wall of the house. and the face of the sanctuary; the appear7.” And there was an enlarging, and a lance of the one

as the appearance of the other. winding about still upward to the side- 22 The altar of wood was three cubits chambers: for the winding about of the high, and the length thereof two cubits; house went still upward round about the and the corners thereof, and the length

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Chambers of the priests. CHAP. XLII, XLIII. The return of God's glory. thereof, and the walls thereof, were of a door in the head of the way, even the way wood: and he said unto me, This is the directly before the wall toward the east, table that is before the Lord.

as one entereth into them. 23 And the temple and the sanctuary 13 | Then said he unto me, The north had two doors.

chambers and the south chambers which 24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, are before the separate place, they be holy two turning leaves; two leaves for the one chambers, where the priests that approach door, and two leaves for the other door. unto the LORD shalleat the most holy things:

25 And there were made on them, on there shall they lay the most holy things, and the doors of the temple, cherubims and the meat-offering, and the sin-offering, and palm-trees, like as were made upon the the trespass-offering; for the place is holy. walls; and there were thick planks upon 14 When the priests enter therein, then the face of the porch without.

shall they not go out of the holy place into 26 And there were narrow windows and the outer court, but there they shall lay palm-trees on the one side and on the other their garments wherein they minister; for side, on the sides of the porch, and upon they are holy; and shall put on other garthe side-chambers of the house, and thick ments, and shall approach to those things planks.

which are for the people. CHAP. XLII.

15 Now when he had made an end of THEN he brought me forth into the outer measuring the inner house, he brought me he brought me into the chamber that was toward the east, and measured it round over against the separate place, and which about. was before the building toward the north. 16 He measured the east side with the

2 Before the length of a hundred cubits measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with was the north door, and the breadth was the measuring reed round about. fifty cubits.

17 He measured the north side, five 3 Over against the twenty cubits which hundred reeds, with the measuring reed were for the inner court, and over against round about. the pavement which was for the outer court, 18 He measured the south side, five was gallery against gallery in three stories. hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.

4 And before the chambers was a walk 19 He turned about to the west side, of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one and measured five hundred reeds, with cubit; and their doors toward the north. the measuring reed.

5 Now the upper chambers were short- 20 He measured it by the four sides: it er: for the galleries were higher than had a wall round about, five hundred reeds these, than the lower, and than the mid-long, and five hundred broad, to make a dlemost of the building.

separation between the sanctuary and the 6 For they were in three stories, but had profane place. not pillars as the pillars of the courts:

CHAP. XLIII. therefore the building was straitened more than the lowest and the middleznost from AFTERWARD he brought me to the

gate, even the gate that looketh tothe ground:

ward the east: 7. And the wall that was without over 2 And behold, the glory of the God of against the chambers, toward the outer Israel came from the way of the east: and court on the forepart of the chambers, the his voice was like a noise of many waters: length thereof was fifty cubits.

and the earth shined with his glory. 8 For the length of the chambers that 3 And it was according to the appearwere in the outer court was fifty cubits: and ance of the vision which I saw, even aclo, before the templewere a hundredcubits. cording to the vision that I saw when I

9 And from under these chambers was came to destroy the city; and the visions the entry on the east side, as one goeth were like the vision that I saw by the river into them from the outer court.

Chebar; and I fell upon my face. 10 The chambers were in the thickness 4 And the glory of the Lord came into of the wall of the court toward the east, the house by the way of the gate whose over against the separate place, and over prospect is toward the east. against the building.

5 So the spirit took me up, and brought 11 And the way before them was like me into the inner court; and behold, the the appearance of the chambers which glory of the Lord filled the house. were toward the north, as long as they, 6 And I heard him speaking unto me out and as broad as they: and all their goings of the house ; and the man stood by me. out were both according to their fashions, 7 | And he said unto me, Son of man, and according to their doors.

the place of my throne, and the place of 12 And according to the doors of the the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in chambers that were toward the south was the midst of the children of Israel for ever, Israel denied God's presence.

EZEKIEL. The ordinances of the altar. and my holy name, shall the house of Is-saith the Lord God, a young bullock for rael no more detile, neither they, nor their a sin-offering. kings, by their whoredom, nor by the car. 20 And thou shalt take of the blood casses of their kings in their high places. thereof, and put it on the four horns of it,

8 In their setting of their threshold by and on the four corners of the settle, and my thresholds, and their post by my posts, upon the border round about : thus shalt and the wall between me and them, they thou cleanse and purge it. have even defiled my holy name by their 21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of abominations that they have committed: the sin-offering, and he shall burn it in the wherefore I have consumed them in mine appointed place of the house, without the anger.

sanctuary: 9 Now,let them put away their whore- 22 And on the second day thou shalt dom, and the carcasses of their kings, far offer a kid of the goats without blemish for from me, and I will dwell in the midst of a sin-offering ; and they shall cleanse the them for ever.

altar, as they did cleanse it with the bul. 10 | Thou son of man, shew the house lock. to the house of Israel, that they may be 23 When thou hast made an end of ashamed of their iniquities : and let them cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young bulmeasure the pattern.

lock without blemish, and a ram out of the 11 And if they be ashamed of all that flock without blemish. they have done, shew them the form of the 24 And thou shalt offer them before the house, and the fashion thereof, and the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt upon goings out thereof, and the comings in them, and they shall offer them up for a thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all burnt-offering unto the LORD. the ordinances thereof, and all the forms 25 Seven days shalt thou prepare every thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write day a goat for a sin-offering : they shall it in their sight, that they may keep the also prepare a young bullock, and a ram whole form thereof, and all the ordinances out of the flock, without blemish. thereof, and do them.

26 Seven days shall they purge the altar 12 This is the law of the house ; Upon and purify it; and they shall consecrate the top of the mountain the whole limit themselves. thereof round about shall be most holy. 27 And when these days are expired, Behold, this is the law of the house. it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and

13 And these are the measures of the so forward, the priests shall make your altar after the cubits : The cubit is a cubit burnt-offerings upon the altar, and your and a hand-breadth ; even the bottom peace-offerings : and I will accept you, shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, saith the Lord God. and the border thereof by the edge thereof

CHAP. XLIV.

WHEN be the higher place of the altar.

the gate of the sanctuary 14 And from the bottom upon the ground which looketh toward the east; and it was even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, shut. and the breadth one cubit; and from the 2 Then said the Lord unto me; This lesser settle even to the greater settle shall gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, be four cubits, and the breadth one cubit. and no man shall enter in by it; because

15 So the altar shall be four cubits; and the Lord the God of Israel hath entered from the altar and upward shall be four in by it, therefore it shall be shut. horns.

3 It is for the prince; the prince, he 16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; long, twelve broad, square in the four he shall enter by the way of the porch of squares thereof.

that gate, and shall go out by the way of 17 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits the same. long and fourteen broad in the four squares 4 | Then brought he me the way of the thereof; and the border about it shall be north gate before the house: and I looked, half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall and behold, the glory of the Lord filled be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look the house of the Lord: and I fell upon my toward the east.

face. 18 | And he said unto me, Son of man, 5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of thus saith the Lord God; These are the man, mark well, and behold with thine ordinances of the altar in the day when eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I they shall make it, to offer burnt-offerings say unto thee concerning all the ordinances thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon. of the house of the LORD, and all the laws

19 And thou shalt give to the priests the thereof; and mark well the entering in of Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which the house, with every going forth of the approach unto me, to minister unto me, sanctuary.

mund thene shall be ar mani tand this shall Tees he brought me back the heart of

The priests reproved.

CHAP. XLV. Ordinances of the priests. ! 6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, selves with any thing that causeth sweat. even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the 19 And when they go forth into the outer Lord God; O ye house of Israel, let it court, even into the outer court to the peosuffice you of all your abominations ; ple, they shall put off their garments

7 In that ye have brought into my sanc- wherein they ministered, and lay them in tuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, the holy chambers, and they shall put on and uncircumcised in fesh, to be in my other garments; and they shall not sanctify sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, the people with their garments. when ye offer my bread, the fat and the 20 Neither shall they shave their heads, blood, and they have broken my covenant nor suffer their locks to grow long; they because of all

your abominations. shall only poll their heads. 8 And ye have not kept the charge of 21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, my holy things : but ye have set keepers when they enter into the inner court. of my change in my sanctuary for your- 22 Neither shall they iake for their wives selves.

a widow, nor her that is put away: but 9 | Thus saith the Lord God; No they shall take maidens of the seed of the stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor un- house of Israel, or a widow that had a circumcised in flesh, shall enter into my priest before. sanctuary, of any stranger that is among 23 And they shall teach my people the the children of Israel.

difference between the holy and profane, 10 And the Levites that are gone away and cause them to discern between the far from me, when Israel went astray, unclean and the clean. which went astray away from me after their 24 And in controversy they shall stand idols; they shall even bear their iniquity. in judgment; and they shall judge it ac

11 Yet they shall be ministers in my cording to my judgments: and they shall sanctuary, having charge at the gates of keep my laws and my statutes in all mine the house, and ministering to the house : assemblies; and they shall hallow my they shall slay the burnt-offering and the sabbaths. sacrifice for the people, and they shall 25 Ind they shall come at no dead perstand before them to minister unto them. son to defile themselves: but for father, or

12 Because they ministered unto them for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for before their idols, and caused the house of brother, or for sister that hath had no husIsrael to fall into iniquity ; therefore have band, they may defile themselves. I lifted up my hand against them, saith 26' And after he is cleansed, they shall the Lord God, and they shall bear their reckon unto him seven days. iniquity.

27 And in the day that he goeth into 13 And they shall not come near unto the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to me, to do the office of a priest unto me, minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer bis nor to come near to any of my holy things, sin-offering, saith the Lord God. in the most holy place : but they shall bear 28 And it shall be unto them for an intheir shame, and their abominations which heritance; I am their inheritance: and ye they have committed.

shall give them no possession in Israel: I 14 But I will make them keepers of the am their possession. charge of the house, for all the service 29 They shall eat the meat-offering, thereof, and forall thatshall be done therein. and the sin-offering, and the trespass

15 | But the priests the Levites, the offering; and every dedicated thing in sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my Israel shall be theirs. sanctuary when the children of Israel went 30 And the first of all the first-fruits of astray from me, they shall come near to all things, and every oblation of all, of me to minister unto me, and they shall every sort of your oblations, shall be the stand before me to offer unto me the fat priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest and the blood, saith the Lord God: the first of your dough, that he may cause

16. They shall enter into my sanctuary, the blessing to rest in thy house. and they shall come near to my table, to 31 The priests shall not eat of any thing minister unto me, and they shall keep my that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it charge.

be fowl or beast. 17 And it shall come to pass, that

CHAP. XLV. when they enter in at the gates of the inner Mby lot the land for inheritance, ye court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, shall offer an oblation unto the LORD, a while they minister in the gates of the holy portion of the land : the length shall inner court, and within.

be the length of five and twenty thousand 18 They shall have linen bonnets upon reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thoutheir heads, and shall have linen breeches sand. This shall be holy in all the borders upon their loins; they shall not gird them- thereof round about.

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