1 In the five and
twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year,
in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after
that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day the hand of the
LORD was upon me, and brought me thither.
2 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel,
and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame
of a city on the south.
3 And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose
appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of
flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the
4 And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes,
and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that
I shall shew thee; for to the intent that I might shew them
unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest
to the house of Israel.
5 And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about,
and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by
the cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of
the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.
6 Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east,
and went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of
the gate, which was one reed broad; and the other threshold
of the gate, which was one reed broad.
7 And every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed broad;
and between the little chambers were five cubits; and the threshold
of the gate by the porch of the gate within was one reed.
8 He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed.
9 Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and
the posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was
10 And the little chambers of the gate eastward were three on
this side, and three on that side; they three were of one measure:
and the posts had one measure on this side and on that side.
11 And he measured the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten
cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.
12 The space also before the little chambers was one cubit on
this side, and the space was one cubit on that side: and the
little chambers were six cubits on this side, and six cubits
on that side.
13 He measured then the gate from the roof of one little chamber
to the roof of another: the breadth was five and twenty cubits,
door against door.
14 He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post
of the court round about the gate.
15 And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto the face
of the porch of the inner gate were fifty cubits.
16 And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and
to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to
the arches: and windows were round about inward: and upon each
post were palm trees.
17 Then brought he me into the outward court, and, lo, there
were chambers, and a pavement made for the court round about:
thirty chambers were upon the pavement.
18 And the pavement by the side of the gates over against the
length of the gates was the lower pavement.
19 Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of the lower
gate unto the forefront of the inner court without, an hundred
cubits eastward and northward.
20 And the gate of the outward court that looked toward the
north, he measured the length thereof, and the breadth thereof.
21 And the little chambers thereof were three on this side and
three on that side; and the posts thereof and the arches thereof
were after the measure of the first gate: the length thereof
was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
22 And their windows, and their arches, and their palm trees,
were after the measure of the gate that looketh toward the east;
and they went up unto it by seven steps; and the arches thereof
were before them.
23 And the gate of the inner court was over against the gate
toward the north, and toward the east; and he measured from
gate to gate an hundred cubits.
24 After that he brought me toward the south, and behold a gate
toward the south: and he measured the posts thereof and the
arches thereof according to these measures.
25 And there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round
about, like those windows: the length was fifty cubits, and
the breadth five and twenty cubits.
26 And there were seven steps to go up to it, and the arches
thereof were before them: and it had palm trees, one on this
side, and another on that side, upon the posts thereof.
27 And there was a gate in the inner court toward the south:
and he measured from gate to gate toward the south an hundred
28 And he brought me to the inner court by the south gate: and
he measured the south gate according to these measures;
29 And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and
the arches thereof, according to these measures: and there were
windows in it and in the arches thereof round about: it was
fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
30 And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long,
and five cubits broad.
31 And the arches thereof were toward the utter court; and palm
trees were upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it had
32 And he brought me into the inner court toward the east: and
he measured the gate according to these measures.
33 And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and
the arches thereof, were according to these measures: and there
were windows therein and in the arches thereof round about:
it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
34 And the arches thereof were toward the outward court; and
palm trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on
that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
35 And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it according
to these measures;
36 The little chambers thereof, the posts thereof, and the arches
thereof, and the windows to it round about: the length was fifty
cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
37 And the posts thereof were toward the utter court; and palm
trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that
side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
38 And the chambers and the entries thereof were by the posts
of the gates, where they washed the burnt offering.
39 And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side,
and two tables on that side, to slay thereon the burnt offering
and the sin offering and the trespass offering.
40 And at the side without, as one goeth up to the entry of
the north gate, were two tables; and on the other side, which
was at the porch of the gate, were two tables.
41 Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side,
by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew their
42 And the four tables were of hewn stone for the burnt offering,
of a cubit and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad,
and one cubit high: whereupon also they laid the instruments
wherewith they slew the burnt offering and the sacrifice.
43 And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about:
and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.
44 And without the inner gate were the chambers of the singers
in the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate;
and their prospect was toward the south: one at the side of
the east gate having the prospect toward the north.
45 And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward
the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of
46 And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for
the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are
the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to
the LORD to minister unto him.
47 So he measured the court, an hundred cubits long, and an
hundred cubits broad, foursquare; and the altar that was before
48 And he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured
each post of the porch, five cubits on this side, and five cubits
on that side: and the breadth of the gate was three cubits on
this side, and three cubits on that side.
49 The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth
eleven cubits; and he brought me by the steps whereby they went
up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side,
and another on that side.
1 Afterward he
brought me to the temple, and measured the posts, six cubits
broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side,
which was the breadth of the tabernacle.
2 And the breadth of the door was ten cubits; and the sides
of the door were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits
on the other side: and he measured the length thereof, forty
cubits: and the breadth, twenty cubits.
3 Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two
cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door,
4 So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the
breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple: and he said unto
me, This is the most holy place.
5 After 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.
6 And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty
in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house
for the side chambers round about, that they might have hold,
but they had not hold in the wall of the house.
7 And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward
to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went
still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of
the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest
chamber to the highest by the midst.
8 I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations
of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.
9 The thickness of the wall, which was for the side chamber
without, was five cubits: and that which was left was the place
of the side chambers that were within.
10 And between the chambers was the wideness of twenty cubits
round about the house on every side.
11 And the doors of the side chambers were toward the place
that was left, one door toward the north, and another door toward
the south: and the breadth of the place that was left was five
cubits round about.
12 Now the building that was before the separate place at the
end toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of
the building was five cubits thick round about, and the length
thereof ninety cubits.
13 So he measured the house, an hundred cubits long; and the
separate place, and the building, with the walls thereof, an
hundred cubits long;
14 Also the breadth of the face of the house, and of the separate
place toward the east, an hundred cubits.
15 And he measured the length of the building over against the
separate place which was behind it, and the galleries thereof
on the one side and on the other side, an hundred cubits, with
the inner temple, and the porches of the court;
16 The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries
round about on their three stories, over against the door, cieled
with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows,
and the windows were covered;
17 To that above the door, even unto the inner house, and without,
and by all the wall round about within and without, by measure.
18 And it was made with cherubims and palm trees, so that a
palm tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub
had two faces;
19 So that the face of a man was toward the palm tree on the
one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree
on the other side: it was made through all the house round about.
20 From the ground unto above the door were cherubims and palm
trees made, and on the wall of the temple.
21 The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the
sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the
22 The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length thereof
two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length thereof,
and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto me, This
is the table that is before the LORD.
23 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.
24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves;
two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.
25 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple,
cherubims and palm trees, like as were made upon the walls;
and there were thick planks upon the face of the porch without.
26 And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side
and on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the
side chambers of the house, and thick planks.
1 Then he brought
me forth into the utter court, the way toward the north: and
he brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate
place, and which was before the building toward the north.
2 Before the length of an hundred cubits was the north door,
and the breadth was fifty cubits.
3 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court,
and over against the pavement which was for the utter court,
was gallery against gallery in three stories.
4 And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward,
a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.
5 Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were
higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of
6 For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the
pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened
more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.
7 And the wall that was without over against the chambers, toward
the utter court on the forepart of the chambers, the length
thereof was fifty cubits.
8 For the length of the chambers that were in the utter court
was fifty cubits: and, lo, before the temple were an hundred
9 And from under these chambers was the entry on the east side,
as one goeth into them from the utter court.
10 The chambers were in the thickness of the wall of the court
toward the east, over against the separate place, and over against
11 And the way before them was like the appearance of the chambers
which were toward the north, as long as they, and as broad as
they: and all their goings out were both according to their
fashions, and according to their doors.
12 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward
the south was a door in the head of the way, even the way directly
before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.
13 Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers,
which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers,
where the priests that approach unto the LORD shall eat the
most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things,
and the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass
offering; for the place is holy.
14 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out
of the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall
lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy;
and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those
things which are for the people.
15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house,
he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward
the east, and measured it round about.
16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred
reeds, with the measuring reed round about.
17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the
measuring reed round about.
18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the
19 He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred
reeds with the measuring reed.
20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about,
five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation
between the sanctuary and the profane place.