So I said, “Where are you going?” And he said to me, “To measure Jerusalem, to see how wide it is and how long it is.”
The measuring line will go out farther straight ahead to the hill Gareb; then it will turn to Goah.
The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall.
So He brought me there; and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, with a line of flax and a measuring rod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway.
“You shall give the city possession of an area 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, alongside the allotment of the holy portion; it shall be for the whole house of Israel.
“The remainder, 5,000 cubits in width and 25,000 in length, shall be for common use for the city, for dwellings and for open spaces; and the city shall be in its midst.
“These are the exits of the city: on the north side, 4,500 cubits by measurement,
I said to the angel who was speaking with me, “Where are they taking the ephah?”
“But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’
Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it.