1 In the twenty-fifth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was stricken, in the same day the hand of Jehovah was on me, and brought me there. 2 In the visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel, and made me rest on a very high mountain. And it went up, as the structure of the city on the south. 3 And He brought me there, and behold, a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, and a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed. And he stood in the gate. 4 And the man said to me, Son of man, behold with your eyes and hear with your ears, and set your heart on all that I shall show you. For you are brought here so that I might show them to you. Declare all that you see to the house of Israel.
5 And behold, a wall on the outside of the house all around, and in the man's hand was a measuring reed, six cubits long, with a cubit and a span. And he measured the building's breadth, one reed; and the height, one reed. 6 And he came to the gate which faced eastward, and went up its steps, and measured the threshold of the gate, one reed wide, even the one threshold, one reed wide. 7 And a room was one reed long and one reed wide. And between the rooms were five cubits. And the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate from the house, one reed. 8 He also measured the porch of the gate inside, one reed. 9 And he measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and its pillars, two cubits; also the porch of the gate from the house.
10 And the gate rooms eastward were three from here, and three from there; one measure to the three of them; and one measure was to the pillars from here and from there. 11 And he measured the breadth of the gate-opening, ten cubits. The length of the gate was thirteen cubits. 12 And the border in front of the rooms was one cubit from here, and the space was one cubit from there. And the room was six cubits from here and six cubits from there. 13 And he measured the gate of the room from the roof to roof, twenty-five cubits wide, door to door. 14 He also made the pillars, sixty cubits, even to the court-pillar, from the gate all around. 15 And on the face of the entrance gate to the face of the porch of the inner gate was fifty cubits; 16 and latticed windows were to the rooms and to their pillars inside the gate all around. And so for the porches; and windows were all around inside; and to each pillar were palm trees.
17 And he brought me into the outer court, and lo, chambers, and a pavement made for the court all around. Thirty rooms were on the pavement. 18 And the pavement by the side of the gates to equal the length of the gates was the lower pavement. 19 And he measured the breadth from the front of the lower gate to the front of the inner court on the outside, a hundred cubits eastward and northward.
20 And the gate which faces the way of the north of the outer court, he measured its length and its breadth. 21 And its rooms were three from here and three from there. And its pillars and its porches were according to the first measure. Its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth, twenty-five cubits. 22 And their windows, and their porches, and their palm trees, were according to the measure of the gate facing the east. And they went up to it by seven steps; and its porches were before them. 23 And the gate of the inner court was across from the gate toward the north and toward the east. And he measured from gate to gate, a hundred cubits.
24 And he led me southward, and behold a gate southward. And he measured its pillars and its porches according to these measures. 25 And there were windows in it and in its porches all around, like those windows. The length was fifty cubits, and the breadth, twenty-five cubits. 26 And seven steps were going up to it, and its porches were before them. And it had palm trees, one from here and another from there, on its pillars. 27 And there was a gate in the inner court southward. And he measured from gate to gate southward, a hundred cubits.
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 its rooms and its pillars and its porches according to these measures. And there were windows in it and in its porches all around. It was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 30 And the porches all around were twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide. 31 And its porches were toward the outer court; and palm trees on its pillars. And its stairway had eight steps.
32 And he brought me into the inner court eastward. And he measured the gate according to these measures. 33 And its rooms, and its pillars, and its porches, were measured according to these measures. And there were windows in it and in its porches all around. It was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 34 And its porches were toward the outer court. And palm trees were on its pillars, from here, and from there. And its stairway had eight steps.
35 And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it according to these measures; 36 its rooms, its pillars, and its porches, and its windows all around. The length was fifty cubits, and the breadth twenty-five cubits. 37 And its pillars were toward the outer court. And palm trees were on its pillars, from here and from there. And its stairway had eight steps.
38 And the chamber and its door was by the pillars of the gates; they washed the burnt offering there. 39 And in the porch of the gate were two tables from here and two tables from there, for the slaughtering of the burnt offering and the sin offering and the trespass offering. 40 And to the side outside, as one goes up to the door of the gate northward were two tables; and on the other side at the porch of the gate, two tables. 41 Four tables were from here, and four tables were from there, by the side of the gate: eight tables; they slaughter on them. 42 And the four tables for burnt offering were of cut stone, a cubit and a half long, and a cubit and a half wide, and one cubit high. They also rested on them the instruments with which they slaughtered the burnt offering and the sacrifice. 43 And the double hooks of one span were fastened in the house all around, and on the tables the flesh of the offering.
44 And from the outside to the inner court were the chambers of the singers in the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate. And their face was southward: one at the side of the east gate looked the way of the north. 45 And he said to me, This chamber facing southward is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house. 46 And the chamber facing northward is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar. They are the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, who come near Jehovah to minister to Him. 47 And he measured the court, a square, a hundred cubits long and a hundred cubits wide; and the altar was before the house.
48 And he brought me to the porch of the house and measured each pillar of the porch, five cubits from here and five cubits from there. And the gate was three cubits wide from here and three cubits from there. 49 The porch was twenty cubits long, and eleven cubits wide. And he brought me by the steps by which they went up to it. And columns were by the pillars, one from here and another from there.