40:1¤ In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, the tenth day of the month, the fourteenth year after the city was destroyed: in the selfsame day the hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me thither.
40:2In the visions of God he brought me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain: upon which there was as the building of a city, bending towards the south.
40:3And he brought me in thither, and behold a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed in his hand, and he stood in the gate.
40:4And this man said to me: Son of man, see with thy eyes, and hear with thy ears, and set thy heart upon all that I shall shew thee: for thou art brought hither that they may be shewn to thee: declare all that thou seest, to the house of Israel.
40:5And behold there was a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits and a handbreadth: and he measured the breadth of the building one reed, and the height one reed.
40:6And he came to the gate that looked toward the east, and he went up the steps thereof: and he measured the breadth of the threshold of the gate one reed, that is, one threshold was one reed broad;
40:7And every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed broad: and between the little chambers were five cubits:
40:8And the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within, was one reed.
40:9And he measured the porch of the gate eight cubits, and the front thereof two cubits: and the porch of the gate was inward.
40:10And the little chambers of the gate that looked eastward were three on this side, and three on that side: all three were of one measure, and the fronts of one measure, on both parts.
40:11And he measured the breadth of the threshold of the gate ten cubits: and the length of the gate thirteen cubits:
40:12And the border before the little chambers one cubit: and one cubit was the border on both sides: and the little chambers were six cubits on this side and that side.
40:13And he measured the gate from the roof of one little chamber to the roof of another, in breadth five and twenty cubits: door against door.
40:14He made also fronts of sixty cubits: and to the front the court of the gate on every side round about.
40:15And before the face of the gate which reached even to the face of the porch of the inner gate, fifty cubits.
40:16And slanting windows in the little chambers, and in their fronts, which were within the gate on every side round about: and in like manner there were also in the porches windows round about within, and before the fronts the representation of palm trees.
40:17And he brought me into the outward court, and behold there were chambers, and a pavement of stone in the court round about: thirty chambers encompassed the pavement.
40:18And the pavement in the front of the gates according to the length of the gates was lower.
40:19And he measured the breadth from the face of the lower gate to the front of the inner court without, a hundred cubits to the east, and to the north.
40:20He measured also both the length and the breadth of the gate of the outward court, which looked northward.
40:21And the little chambers thereof three on this side, and three on that side: and the front thereof, and the porch thereof according to the measure of the former gate, fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
40:22And the windows thereof, and the porch, and the gravings according to the measure of the gate that looked to the east, and they went up to it by seven steps, and a porch was before it.
40:23And the gate of the inner court was over against the gate of the north, and that of the east: and he measured from gate to gate a hundred cubits.
40:24And he brought me out to the way of the south, and behold the gate that looked to the south: and he measured the front thereof, and the porch thereof according to the former measures.
40:25And the windows thereof, and the porches round about, as the other windows: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
40:26And there were seven steps to go up to it: and a porch before the doors thereof: and there were graven palm trees, one on this side, and another on that side in the front thereof.
40:27And there was a gate of the inner court towards the south: and he measured from gate to gate towards the south, a hundred cubits.
40:28And he brought me into the inner court at the south gate: and he measured the gate according to the former measures.
40:29The little chamber thereof, and the front thereof, and the porch thereof with the same measures: and the windows thereof, and the porch thereof round about it was fifty cubits in length, and five and twenty cubits in breadth.
40:30And the porch round about was five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.
40:31And the porch thereof to the outward court, and the palm trees thereof in the front: and there were eight steps to go up to it.
40:32And he brought me into the inner court by the way of the east: and he measured the gate according to the former measures.
40:33The little chamber thereof, and the front thereof, and the porch thereof as before: and the windows thereof, and the porches thereof round about it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
40:34And the porch thereof, that is, of the outward court: and the graven palm trees in the front thereof on this side and on that side: and the going up thereof was by eight steps.
40:35And he brought me into the gate that looked to the north: and he measured according to the former measures.
40:36The little chamber thereof, and the front thereof, and the porch thereof, and the windows thereof round about it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
40:37And the porch thereof looked to the outward court: and the graving of palm trees in the front thereof was on this side and on that side: and the going up to it was by eight steps.
40:38And at every chamber was a door in the forefronts of the gates: there they washed the holocaust.
40:39And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and two tables on that side: that the holocaust, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering might be slain thereon.
40:40And on the outward side, which goeth up to the entry of the gate that looketh toward the north, were two tables: and at the other side before the porch of the gate were two tables,
40:41Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side at the sides of the gate were eight tables, upon which they slew the victims.
40:42And the four tables for the holocausts were made of square stones: one cubit and a half long, and one cubit and a half broad, and one cubit high: to lay the vessels upon, in which the holocaust and the victim is slain.
40:43And the borders of them were of one handbreadth, turned inwards round about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.
40:44And without the inner gate were the chambers of the singing men in the inner court, which was on the side of the gate that looketh to the north: and their prospect was towards the south, one at the side of the east gate, which looketh toward the north.
40:45And he said to me: This chamber, which looketh toward the south shall be for the priests that watch in the wards of the temple.
40:46But the chamber that looketh towards the north shall be for the priests that watch over the ministry of the altar. These are the sons of Sadoc, who among the sons of Levi, come near to the Lord, to minister to him.
40:47And he measured the court a hundred cubits long, and a hundred cubits broad foursquare: and the altar that was before the face of the temple.
40:48And he brought me into the porch of the temple: and he measured the porch five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that side: and the breadth of the gate three cubits on this side, and three cubits on that side.
40:49And the length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits, and there were eight steps to go up to it. And there were pillars in the fronts: one on this side, and another on that side.
41:2And the breadth of the gate was ten cubits: and the sides of the gate five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that side: and he measured the length thereof forty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
41:3Then going inward he measured the front of the gate two cubits: and the gate six cubits, and the breadth of the gate seven cubits.
41:4And he measured the length thereof twenty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits, before the face of the temple: and he said to me: This is the holy of holies.
41:5And he measured the wall of the house six cubits: and the breadth of every side chamber four cubits round about the house on every side.
41:6And the side chambers one by another, were twice thirty-three: and they bore outwards, that they might enter in through the wall of the house in the sides round about, to hold in, and not to touch the wall of the temple.
41:7And there was a broad passage round about, going up by winding stairs, and it led into the upper loft of the temple all round: therefore was the temple broader in the higher parts: and so from the lower parts they went to the higher by the midst.
41:8And I saw in the house the height round about, the foundations of the side chambers which were the measure of a reed the space of six cubits:
41:9And the thickness of the wall for the side chamber without, which was five cubits: and the inner house was within the side chambers of the house,
41:10And between the chambers was the breadth of twenty cubits round about the house on every side.
41:11And the door of the side chambers was turned towards the place of prayer: one door was toward the north, and another door was toward the south: and the breadth of the place for prayer, was five cubits round about.
41:12And the building that was separate, and turned to the way that looked toward the sea, was seventy cubits broad and the wall of the building, five cubits thick round about: and ninety cubits long.
41:13And he measured the length of the house, a hundred cubits: and the separate building, and the walls thereof, a hundred cubits in length.
41:14And the breadth before the face of the house, and of the separate place toward the east, a hundred cubits.
41:15And he measured the length of the building over against it, which was separated at the back of it: and the galleries on both sides a hundred cubits: and the inner temple, and the porches of the court.
41:16The thresholds, and the oblique windows, and the galleries round about on three sides, over against the threshold of every one, and floored with wood all round about: and the ground was up to the windows, and the windows were shut over the doors.
41:17And even to the inner house, and without all the wall round about within and without, by measure.
41:18And there were cherubims and palm trees wrought, so that a palm tree was between a cherub and a cherub, and every cherub had two faces.
41:19The face of a man was toward the palm tree on one side, and the face of a lion was toward the palm tree on the other side: set forth through all the house round about.
41:20From the ground even to the upper parts of the gate, were cherubims and palm trees wrought in the wall of the temple.
41:21The threshold was foursquare, and the face of the sanctuary sight to sight.
41:22The altar of wood was three cubits high: and the length thereof was two cubits: and the corners thereof, and the length thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood. And he said to me: This is the table before the Lord.
41:23And there were two doors in the temple, and in the sanctuary.
41:24And in the two doors on both sides were two little doors, which were folded within each other: for there were two wickets on both sides of the doors.
41:25And there were cherubims also wrought in the doors of the temple, and the figures of palm trees, like as were made on the walls: for which cause also the planks were thicker in the front of the porch without.
41:26Upon which were the oblique windows, and the representation of palm trees on this side, and on that side in the sides of the porch, according to the sides of the house, and the breadth of the walls.
42:1¤ And he brought me forth into the outward court by the way that leadeth to the north, and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate building, and over against the house toward the north.
42:2In the face of the north door was the length of a hundred cubits, and the breadth of fifty cubits.
42:3Over against the twenty cubits of the inner court, and over against the pavement of the outward court that was paved with stone, where there was a gallery joined to a triple gallery.
42:4And before the chambers was a walk ten cubits broad, looking to the inner parts of a way of one cubit. And their doors were toward the north.
42:5Where were the store chambers lower above: because they bore up the galleries, which appeared above out of them from the lower parts, and from the midst of the building.
42:6For they were of three stories, and had not pillars, as the pillars of the courts: therefore did they appear above out of the lower places, and out of the middle places, fifty cubits from the ground.
42:7And the outward wall that went about by the chambers, which were towards the outward court on the forepart of the chambers, was fifty cubits long.
42:8For the length of the chambers of the outward court was fifty cubits: and the length before the face of the temple, a hundred cubits.
42:9And there was under these chambers, an entrance from the east, for them that went into them out of the outward court.
42:10In the breadth of the outward wall of the court that was toward the east, over against the separate building, and there were chambers before the building.
42:11And the way before them was like the chambers which were toward the north: they were as long as they, and as broad as they: and all the going in to them, and their fashions, and their doors were alike.
42:12According to the doors of the chambers that were towards the south: there was a door in the head of the way, which way was before the porch, separated towards the east as one entereth in.
42:13And he said to me: The chambers of the north, and the chambers of the south, which are before the separate building: they are holy chambers, in which the priests shall eat, that approach to the Lord into the holy of holies: there they shall lay the most holy things, and the offering for sin, and for trespass: for it is a holy place.
42:14And when the priests shall have entered in, they shall not go out of the holy places into the outward court: but there they shall lay their vestments, wherein they minister, for they are holy: and they shall put on other garments, and so they shall go forth to the people.
42:15Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me out by the way of the gate that looked toward the east: and he measured it on every side round about.
42:16And he measured toward the east with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds with the measuring reed round about.
42:17And he measured toward the north five hundred reeds with the measuring reed round about.
42:18And towards the south he measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed round about.
42:19And toward the west he measured five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.
42:20By the four winds he measured the wall thereof on every side round about, five hundred cubits long and five hundred cubits broad, making a separation between the sanctuary and the place of the people.