Ezekiel 42
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The Priests’ Chambers

1Then the man led me out by way of the north gate into the outer court.a He brought me to the group of chambers opposite the temple yard and opposite the buildingb to the north. 2Along the length of the chambers, which was 175 feet,c, d there was an entrance on the north; the width was 87 1/2 feet.e 3Opposite the 35 foot spacef belonging to the inner court and opposite the paved surfaceg belonging to the outer court, the structure rose gallery by galleryh in three tiers. 4In front of the chambers was a walkway toward the inside,i 17 1/2 feetj wide and 175 feetk long,l and their entrances were on the north. 5The upper chambers were narrower because the galleries took away more space from them than from the lower and middle stories of the building. 6For they were arranged in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts;m therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and middle stories. 7A wall on the outside ran in front of the chambers, parallel to them, toward the outer court; it was 87 1/2 feetn long. 8For the chambers on the outer court were 87 1/2 feet long, while those facing the great hall were 175 feeto long.p 9At the base of these chambers there was an entryway on the east side as one enters them from the outer court.q

10In the thickness of the wall of the court toward the south,r there were chambers facing the temple yards and the western building, 11with a passageway in front of them, just like the chambers that faced north.t Their length and width, as well as all their exits, measurements, and entrances, were identical. 12The entrance at the beginning of the passageway, the way in front of the correspondingu wall as one enters on the east side, was similar to the entrances of the chambers that were on the south side.

13Then the man said to me, “The northern and southern chambers that face the temple yard are the holy chambers where the priests who approach the LORD will eatv the most holy offerings.w There they will deposit the most holy offerings — the grain offerings, sin offerings, and restitution offerings — for the place is holy.x 14Once the priests have entered, they must not go out from the holy area to the outer court until they have removed the clothes they minister in, for these are holy.y They are to put on other clothes before they approach the public area.”z

Outside Dimensions of the Temple Complex

15When he finished measuring inside the temple complex, he led me out by way of the gate that faced east and measured all around the complex.aa

16He measured the east side with a measuring rod;

it was 875 feetab by the measuring rod.ac

17Head measured the north side;

it was 875 feetae by the measuring rod.af

18Heag measured the south side;

it was 875 feetah by the measuring rod.ai

19Then he turned to the west side

and measured 875 feetaj by the measuring rod.ak

20He measured the temple complex on all four sides. It had a wall all around it,al 875 feet long and 875 feetam wide, to separate the holy from the common.an

a. 42:1 Ezk 40:17,28,48; 41:1
b. 42:1 Ezk 41:12; 42:10,13
c. 42:2 Lit 100 cubits
d. 42:2 Ezk 41:13
e. 42:2 Lit 50 cubits
f. 42:3 Lit 20 cubits&dprbrk;
g. 42:3 Ezk 40:17
h. 42:3 Ezk 41:15-16
i. 42:4 Ezk 46:19
j. 42:4 Lit 10 cubits
k. 42:4 Lit 100 cubits
l. 42:4 LXX, Syr; MT reads wide, a way of one cubit
m. 42:6 Ezk 41:6
n. 42:7 Lit 50 cubits
o. 42:8 Lit 100 cubits
p. 42:8 Ezk 41:13-14
q. 42:9 Ezk 44:5; 46:19
r. 42:10 LXX; MT reads east
s. 42:10 Ezk 42:1
t. 42:11 Ezk 42:4
u. 42:12 Or protective ; Hb obscure
v. 42:13 Lv 10:3; Dt 21:5; Ezk 40:46
w. 42:13 Ex 29:31; Lv 7:6; 10:13-14,17
x. 42:13 Lv 6:25,29; 14:13; Nm 18:9-10
y. 42:14 Ex 29:4-9; Lv 8:7,13; Is 61:10; Zch 3:4-5
z. 42:14 Ezk 44:19
aa. 42:15 Ezk 40:6; 43:1
ab. 42:16 Lit 500 in rods
ac. 42:16 Lit rod all around
ad. 42:17 LXX reads Then he turned to the north and
ae. 42:17 Lit 500 in rods
af. 42:17 Lit rod all around
ag. 42:18 LXX reads Then he turned to the south and
ah. 42:18 Lit 500 in rods
ai. 42:18 Lit rod all around
aj. 42:19 Lit 500 in rods
ak. 42:19 Lit rod all around
al. 42:20 Is 60:18; Ezk 40:5; Zch 2:5
am. 42:20 Ezk 45:2; Rv 21:16
an. 42:20 Ezk 22:26; 44:23; 48:15
Ezekiel 41
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