Most Popular Bible Verses in Ezekiel

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1001

'Now the coastlands will tremble On the day of your fall; Yes, the coastlands which are by the sea Will be terrified at your passing.'"

1002

"Then it sprouted and became a low, spreading vine with its branches turned toward him, but its roots remained under it. So it became a vine and yielded shoots and sent out branches.

1003

Then he went to the gate which faced east, went up its steps and measured the threshold of the gate, one rod in width; and the other threshold was one rod in width.

1004

Then he said to me, "The north chambers and the south chambers, which are opposite the separate area, they are the holy chambers where the priests who are near to the LORD shall eat the most holy things. There they shall lay the most holy things, the grain offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering; for the place is holy.

1005

The guardroom was one rod long and one rod wide; and there were five cubits between the guardrooms. And the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate facing inward was one rod.

1006

"It shall be for the priests who are sanctified of the sons of Zadok, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the sons of Israel went astray as the Levites went astray.

1007

'Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the bloody city, To the pot in which there is rust And whose rust has not gone out of it! Take out of it piece after piece, Without making a choice.

1008

"And you will know that I am the LORD, when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the land which I swore to give to your forefathers.

1009

"In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month, at the feast, he shall provide like this, seven days for the sin offering, the burnt offering, the grain offering and the oil."

1010

'You shall present them before the LORD, and the priests shall throw salt on them, and they shall offer them up as a burnt offering to the LORD.

1011

In the porch of the gate were two tables on each side, on which to slaughter the burnt offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering.

1012

"I will leave you on the land; I will cast you on the open field. And I will cause all the birds of the heavens to dwell on you, And I will satisfy the beasts of the whole earth with you.

1013

"Say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Will it thrive? Will he not pull up its roots and cut off its fruit, so that it withers--so that all its sprouting leaves wither? And neither by great strength nor by many people can it be raised from its roots again.

1014

'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Because it is high in stature and has set its top among the clouds, and its heart is haughty in its loftiness,

1015

"He will slay your daughters on the mainland with the sword; and he will make siege walls against you, cast up a ramp against you and raise up a large shield against you.

1016

'I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you will be melted in the midst of it.

1017

"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'As the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem;

1018

"They shall not go to a dead person to defile themselves; however, for father, for mother, for son, for daughter, for brother, or for a sister who has not had a husband, they may defile themselves.

1019

"Your borders are in the heart of the seas; Your builders have perfected your beauty.

1020

"This is a lamentation and they shall chant it. The daughters of the nations shall chant it. Over Egypt and over all her hordes they shall chant it," declares the Lord GOD.

1021

"So you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.

1022

"Also bear your disgrace in that you have made judgment favorable for your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. Yes, be also ashamed and bear your disgrace, in that you made your sisters appear righteous.

1023

shall be the gates of the city, named for the tribes of Israel, three gates toward the north: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one.

1024

"When the sons of your people speak to you saying, 'Will you not declare to us what you mean by these?'

1025

He said to me, "This is the place where the priests shall boil the guilt offering and the sin offering and where they shall bake the grain offering, in order that they may not bring them out into the outer court to transmit holiness to the people."

1026

The building that was in front of the separate area at the side toward the west was seventy cubits wide; and the wall of the building was five cubits thick all around, and its length was ninety cubits.

1027

"Also I scattered them among the nations and they were dispersed throughout the lands According to their ways and their deeds I judged them.

1028

"They will take up a lamentation over you and say to you, 'How you have perished, O inhabited one, From the seas, O renowned city, Which was mighty on the sea, She and her inhabitants, Who imposed her terror On all her inhabitants!

1029

"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because all of you have become dross, therefore, behold, I am going to gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.

1030

'I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands.

1031

and one sheep from each flock of two hundred from the watering places of Israel--for a grain offering, for a burnt offering and for peace offerings, to make atonement for them," declares the Lord GOD.

1032

And He said to me, "Son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, 'These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is built, to offer burnt offerings on it and to sprinkle blood on it.

1033

Then he went inside and measured each side pillar of the doorway, two cubits, and the doorway, six cubits high; and the width of the doorway, seven cubits.

1034

'Will you still say, "I am a god," In the presence of your slayer, Though you are a man and not God, In the hands of those who wound you?

1035

"Also you shall provide a grain offering with it morning by morning, a sixth of an ephah and a third of a hin of oil to moisten the fine flour, a grain offering to the LORD continually by a perpetual ordinance.

1036

The nave and the sanctuary each had a double door.

1037

Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate; and he measured the south gate according to those same measurements.

1038

"It will be the lowest of the kingdoms, and it will never again lift itself up above the nations And I will make them so small that they will not rule over the nations.

1039

"That it may cause wrath to come up to take vengeance, I have put her blood on the bare rock, That it may not be covered."

1040

"But when the people of the land come before the LORD at the appointed feasts, he who enters by way of the north gate to worship shall go out by way of the south gate. And he who enters by way of the south gate shall go out by way of the north gate. No one shall return by way of the gate by which he entered but shall go straight out.

1041

'Yes, I will cause men--My people Israel--to walk on you and possess you, so that you will become their inheritance and never again bereave them of children.'

1042

"By the swords of the mighty ones I will cause your hordes to fall; all of them are tyrants of the nations, And they will devastate the pride of Egypt, And all its hordes will be destroyed.

1043

"Also I swore to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands,

1044

"Thus I will establish My covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the LORD,

1045

Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,

1046

"Thus I will execute judgments on Moab, and they will know that I am the LORD."

1047

"But if he gives a gift from his inheritance to one of his servants, it shall be his until the year of liberty; then it shall return to the prince. His inheritance shall be only his sons'; it shall belong to them.

1048

"During the seven days of the feast he shall provide as a burnt offering to the LORD seven bulls and seven rams without blemish on every day of the seven days, and a male goat daily for a sin offering.

1049

"From the base on the ground to the lower ledge shall be two cubits and the width one cubit; and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge shall be four cubits and the width one cubit.

1050

"And you have spoken arrogantly against Me and have multiplied your words against Me; I have heard it."

1051

"Then they will know that I, the LORD their God, am with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are My people," declares the Lord GOD.

1052

"She bestowed her harlotries on them, all of whom were the choicest men of Assyria; and with all whom she lusted after, with all their idols she defiled herself.

1053

"And it shall be with regard to an inheritance for them, that I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in Israel--I am their possession.

1054

"But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt.

1055

"Then you will know that I, the LORD, have heard all your revilings which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel saying, 'They are laid desolate; they are given to us for food.'

1056

"Because of the multitude of his horses, the dust raised by them will cover you; your walls will shake at the noise of cavalry and wagons and chariots when he enters your gates as men enter a city that is breached.

1057

"I will also trouble the hearts of many peoples when I bring your destruction among the nations, into lands which you have not known.

1058

"They also went down with it to Sheol to those who were slain by the sword; and those who were its strength lived under its shade among the nations.

1059

"And they will know that I am the LORD, When I set a fire in Egypt And all her helpers are broken.

1060

before your wickedness was uncovered, so now you have become the reproach of the daughters of Edom and of all who are around her, of the daughters of the Philistines--those surrounding you who despise you.

1061

"Thus all flesh will know that I, the LORD, have drawn My sword out of its sheath. It will not return to its sheath again."'

1062

"These shall be its measurements: the north side 4,500 cubits, the south side 4,500 cubits, the east side 4,500 cubits, and the west side 4,500 cubits.

1063

and the grain offering shall be an ephah with the ram, and the grain offering with the lambs as much as he is able to give, and a hin of oil with an ephah.

1064

A chamber with its doorway was by the side pillars at the gates; there they rinse the burnt offering.

1065

As for the gate of the outer court which faced the north, he measured its length and its width.

1066

"Because I will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked, therefore My sword will go forth from its sheath against all flesh from south to north.

1067

"Take the choicest of the flock, And also pile wood under the pot. Make it boil vigorously. Also seethe its bones in it."

1068

"The remainder shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy allotment and of the property of the city; in front of the 25,000 cubits of the allotment toward the east border and westward in front of the 25,000 toward the west border, alongside the portions, it shall be for the prince. And the holy allotment and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the middle of it.

1069

"The whole allotment shall be 25,000 by 25,000 cubits; you shall set apart the holy allotment, a square, with the property of the city.

1070

"Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your sisters, both your older and your younger; and I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant.

1071

"This shall be his land for a possession in Israel; so My princes shall no longer oppress My people, but they shall give the rest of the land to the house of Israel according to their tribes."

1072

"These Pharaoh will see, and he will be comforted for all his hordes slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his army," declares the Lord GOD.

1073

"As for you, son of man, groan with breaking heart and bitter grief, groan in their sight.

1074

"When the priests enter, then they shall not go out into the outer court from the sanctuary without laying there their garments in which they minister, for they are holy. They shall put on other garments; then they shall approach that which is for the people."

1075

"They will no longer be a prey to the nations, and the beasts of the earth will not devour them; but they will live securely, and no one will make them afraid.

1076

Now the hand of the LORD had been upon me in the evening, before the refugees came And He opened my mouth at the time they came to me in the morning; so my mouth was opened and I was no longer speechless.

1077

"I will not let you hear insults from the nations anymore, nor will you bear disgrace from the peoples any longer, nor will you cause your nation to stumble any longer," declares the Lord GOD.'"

1078

'You will do as I have done; you will not cover your mustache and you will not eat the bread of men.

1079

"I will also make the land drink the discharge of your blood As far as the mountains, And the ravines will be full of you.

1080

'And now it is planted in the wilderness, In a dry and thirsty land.

1081

'When she saw, as she waited, That her hope was lost, She took another of her cubs And made him a young lion.

1082

"Out of this there shall be for the holy place a square round about five hundred by five hundred cubits, and fifty cubits for its open space round about.

1083

"Because you push with side and with shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns until you have scattered them abroad,

1084

"As for the prince, he shall sit in it as prince to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by way of the porch of the gate and shall go out by the same way."

1085

therefore prophesy and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "For good reason they have made you desolate and crushed you from every side, that you would become a possession of the rest of the nations and you have been taken up in the talk and the whispering of the people."'"

1086

"Furthermore, Samaria did not commit half of your sins, for you have multiplied your abominations more than they. Thus you have made your sisters appear righteous by all your abominations which you have committed.

1087

From the ground to above the entrance cherubim and palm trees were carved, as well as on the wall of the nave.

1088

"As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west side, Benjamin, one portion.

1089

"Alien tyrants of the nations have cut it down and left it; on the mountains and in all the valleys its branches have fallen and its boughs have been broken in all the ravines of the land And all the peoples of the earth have gone down from its shade and left it.

1090

"Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because they say to you, "You are a devourer of men and have bereaved your nation of children,"

1091

therefore as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will deal with you according to your anger and according to your envy which you showed because of your hatred against them; so I will make Myself known among them when I judge you.

1092

'Your lewdness will be requited upon you, and you will bear the penalty of worshiping your idols; thus you will know that I am the Lord GOD.'"

1093

"And you shall provide a lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt offering to the LORD daily; morning by morning you shall provide it.

1094

"The burnt offering which the prince shall offer to the LORD on the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish;

1095

"On the south side, 4,500 cubits by measurement, shall be three gates: the gate of Simeon, one; the gate of Issachar, one; the gate of Zebulun, one.

1096

"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.

1097

"The prince shall have land on either side of the holy allotment and the property of the city, adjacent to the holy allotment and the property of the city, on the west side toward the west and on the east side toward the east, and in length comparable to one of the portions, from the west border to the east border.

1098

over the entrance, and to the inner house, and on the outside, and on all the wall all around inside and outside, by measurement.

1099

'She will be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,' declares the Lord GOD, 'and she will become spoil for the nations.

1100

"There also is Edom, its kings and all its princes, who for all their might are laid with those slain by the sword; they will lie with the uncircumcised and with those who go down to the pit.

1101

The inner court had a gate opposite the gate on the north as well as the gate on the east; and he measured a hundred cubits from gate to gate.

1102

and the prescribed portion of oil (namely, the bath of oil), a tenth of a bath from each kor (which is ten baths or a homer, for ten baths are a homer);

1103

"The ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen wide in its four sides, the border around it shall be half a cubit and its base shall be a cubit round about; and its steps shall face the east."

1104

"This is the land which you shall divide by lot to the tribes of Israel for an inheritance, and these are their several portions," declares the Lord GOD.

1105

"He shall provide as a grain offering an ephah with a bull, an ephah with a ram and a hin of oil with an ephah.

1106

On the outer side, as one went up to the gateway toward the north, were two tables; and on the other side of the porch of the gate were two tables.

1107

"They shall eat the grain offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering; and every devoted thing in Israel shall be theirs.

1108

"When they go out into the outer court, into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments in which they have been ministering and lay them in the holy chambers; then they shall put on other garments so that they will not transmit holiness to the people with their garments.

1109

I saw also that the house had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of six long cubits in height.

1110

The LORD said to me, "Son of man, mark well, see with your eyes and hear with your ears all that I say to you concerning all the statutes of the house of the LORD and concerning all its laws; and mark well the entrance of the house, with all exits of the sanctuary.

1111

The side chambers surrounding the temple were wider at each successive story. Because the structure surrounding the temple went upward by stages on all sides of the temple, therefore the width of the temple increased as it went higher; and thus one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the second story.

1112

"Yet your fellow citizens say, 'The way of the Lord is not right,' when it is their own way that is not right.

1113

Then I said to them, "The word of the LORD came to me saying,

1114

"I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand.

1115

Thus says the Lord GOD, "Now I will spread My net over you With a company of many peoples, And they shall lift you up in My net.

1116

by setting their threshold by My threshold and their door post beside My door post, with only the wall between Me and them. And they have defiled My holy name by their abominations which they have committed. So I have consumed them in My anger.

1117

"With the hoofs of his horses he will trample all your streets He will slay your people with the sword; and your strong pillars will come down to the ground.

1118

'The company will stone them with stones and cut them down with their swords; they will slay their sons and their daughters and burn their houses with fire.

1119

"From this area you shall measure a length of 25,000 cubits and a width of 10,000 cubits; and in it shall be the sanctuary, the most holy place.

1120

"Now let them put away their harlotry and the corpses of their kings far from Me; and I will dwell among them forever.

1121

Then he measured the porch of the gate facing inward, one rod.

1122

"Heap on the wood, kindle the fire, Boil the flesh well And mix in the spices, And let the bones be burned.

1123

Then he measured the temple, a hundred cubits long; the separate area with the building and its walls were also a hundred cubits long.

1124

"All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you And will set darkness on your land," Declares the Lord GOD.

1125

"You rely on your sword, you commit abominations and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?"'

1126

'Therefore its height was loftier than all the trees of the field And its boughs became many and its branches long Because of many waters as it spread them out.

1127

He brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around on the outside to the outer gate by way of the gate that faces east. And behold, water was trickling from the south side.

1128

"Assyria is there and all her company; her graves are round about her. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword,

1129

"When I make the land of Egypt a desolation, And the land is destitute of that which filled it, When I smite all those who live in it, Then they shall know that I am the LORD.

1130

"Because they ministered to them before their idols and became a stumbling block of iniquity to the house of Israel, therefore I have sworn against them," declares the Lord GOD, "that they shall bear the punishment for their iniquity.

1131

'When you have finished cleansing it, you shall present a young bull without blemish and a ram without blemish from the flock.

1132

"I will make you an everlasting desolation and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

1133

Opposite the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and opposite the pavement which belonged to the outer court, was gallery corresponding to gallery in three stories.

1134

"They will forget their disgrace and all their treachery which they perpetrated against Me, when they live securely on their own land with no one to make them afraid.

1135

"Moreover, they shall not sell or exchange any of it, or alienate this choice portion of land; for it is holy to the LORD.

1136

"Alongside the border of the priests the Levites shall have 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width. The whole length shall be 25,000 cubits and the width 10,000.

1137

"At the festivals and the appointed feasts the grain offering shall be an ephah with a bull and an ephah with a ram, and with the lambs as much as one is able to give, and a hin of oil with an ephah.

1138

He measured the length of the building along the front of the separate area behind it, with a gallery on each side, a hundred cubits; he also measured the inner nave and the porches of the court.

1139

The width of the entrance was ten cubits and the sides of the entrance were five cubits on each side. And he measured the length of the nave, forty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits.

1140

"According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I dealt with them, and I hid My face from them."'"

1141

"On the day that he goes into the sanctuary, into the inner court to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering," declares the Lord GOD.

1142

Put in it the pieces, Every good piece, the thigh and the shoulder; Fill it with choice bones.

1143

therefore I will give it into the hand of a despot of the nations; he will thoroughly deal with it According to its wickedness I have driven it away.

1144

"They have made a bed for her among the slain with all her hordes. Her graves are around it, they are all uncircumcised, slain by the sword (although their terror was instilled in the land of the living), and they bore their disgrace with those who go down to the pit; they were put in the midst of the slain.

1145

"You have borne the penalty of your lewdness and abominations," the LORD declares.

1146

"The blow of his battering rams he will direct against your walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers.

1147

'They put him in a cage with hooks And brought him to the king of Babylon; They brought him in hunting nets So that his voice would be heard no more On the mountains of Israel.

1148

Then he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers for the priests, which faced north; and behold, there was a place at the extreme rear toward the west.

1149

"And he shall provide a grain offering, an ephah with the bull and an ephah with the ram, and with the lambs as much as he is able, and a hin of oil with an ephah.

1150

"The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces.

1151

"Yet I will appoint them to keep charge of the house, of all its service and of all that shall be done in it.

1152

"I will make the land a desolation and a waste, and the pride of her power will cease; and the mountains of Israel will be desolate so that no one will pass through.

1153

Then he measured the width from the front of the lower gate to the front of the exterior of the inner court, a hundred cubits on the east and on the north.

1154

'Whom do you surpass in beauty? Go down and make your bed with the uncircumcised.'

1155

'For thus says the Lord GOD, "At the end of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered.

1156

"Those who are near and those who are far from you will mock you, you of ill repute, full of turmoil.

1157

in order that you may bear your humiliation and feel ashamed for all that you have done when you become a consolation to them.

1158

The side chambers were in three stories, one above another, and thirty in each story; and the side chambers extended to the wall which stood on their inward side all around, that they might be fastened, and not be fastened into the wall of the temple itself.

1159

Then he said to me, "These are the boiling places where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifices of the people."

1160

'When I scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands, then they will know that I am the LORD.'"

1161

"The holy allotment shall be for these, namely for the priests, toward the north 25,000 cubits in length, toward the west 10,000 in width, toward the east 10,000 in width, and toward the south 25,000 in length; and the sanctuary of the LORD shall be in its midst.

1162

It had three guardrooms on each side; and its side pillars and its porches had the same measurement as the first gate Its length was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.

1163

Along the length, which was a hundred cubits, was the north door; the width was fifty cubits.

1164

He made the side pillars sixty cubits high; the gate extended round about to the side pillar of the courtyard.

1165

"He does not eat at the mountain shrines or lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, or defile his neighbor's wife,

1166

"Beside the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west side, Manasseh, one portion.

1167

"The allotment that you shall set apart to the LORD shall be 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width.

1168

"An area 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width shall be for the Levites, the ministers of the house, and for their possession cities to dwell in.

1169

He measured its length, twenty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits, before the nave; and he said to me, "This is the most holy place."

1170

"On that day the prince shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a bull for a sin offering.

1171

Then he measured the wall of the temple, six cubits; and the width of the side chambers, four cubits, all around about the house on every side.

1172

"But when the wicked turns from his wickedness and practices justice and righteousness, he will live by them.

1173

He measured on the north side five hundred reeds by the measuring reed.

1174

There were latticed windows and palm trees on one side and on the other, on the sides of the porch; thus were the side chambers of the house and the thresholds.

1175

The people said to me, "Will you not tell us what these things that you are doing mean for us?"

1176

"On the day of the new moon he shall offer a young bull without blemish, also six lambs and a ram, which shall be without blemish.

1177

There was a row of masonry round about in them, around the four of them, and boiling places were made under the rows round about.

1178

"The priest shall take some of the blood from the sin offering and put it on the door posts of the house, on the four corners of the ledge of the altar and on the posts of the gate of the inner court.

1179

and the outer chambers was twenty cubits in width all around the temple on every side.

1180

"They will set apart men who will constantly pass through the land, burying those who were passing through, even those left on the surface of the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search.

1181

"You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken," declares the Lord GOD.

1182

'So it was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; For its roots extended to many waters.

1183

therefore you will no longer devour men and no longer bereave your nation of children,' declares the Lord GOD.

1184

Its windows and its porches and its palm tree ornaments had the same measurements as the gate which faced toward the east; and it was reached by seven steps, and its porch was in front of them.

1185

"I saw that she had defiled herself; they both took the same way.

1186

In the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, facing the separate area and facing the building, there were chambers.

1187

"They will be desolate In the midst of the desolated lands; And her cities will be In the midst of the devastated cities.

1188

"I will also destroy all its cattle from beside many waters; And the foot of man will not muddy them anymore And the hoofs of beasts will not muddy them.

1189

'Then nations set against him On every side from their provinces, And they spread their net over him; He was captured in their pit.

1190

Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

1191

"So you will eat fat until you are glutted, and drink blood until you are drunk, from My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.

1192

"I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field, so that you will not receive again the disgrace of famine among the nations.

1193

"Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I make the land a desolation and a waste because of all their abominations which they have committed."'

1194

'Also her daughters who are on the mainland will be slain by the sword, and they will know that I am the LORD.'"

1195

"On the west side, 4,500 cubits, shall be three gates: the gate of Gad, one; the gate of Asher, one; the gate of Naphtali, one.

1196

Now when he had finished measuring the inner house, he brought me out by the way of the gate which faced toward the east and measured it all around.

1197

The inner court had a gate toward the south; and he measured from gate to gate toward the south, a hundred cubits.

1198

There was a barrier wall one cubit wide in front of the guardrooms on each side; and the guardrooms were six cubits square on each side.

1199

'For seven days you shall prepare daily a goat for a sin offering; also a young bull and a ram from the flock, without blemish, shall be prepared.

1200

"And you have not kept charge of My holy things yourselves, but you have set foreigners to keep charge of My sanctuary."

1201

From the front of the entrance gate to the front of the inner porch of the gate was fifty cubits.

1202

"It shall be the holy portion of the land; it shall be for the priests, the ministers of the sanctuary, who come near to minister to the LORD, and it shall be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary.

1203

For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground upward, more than the lower and middle ones.

1204

Then he brought me to the north gate; and he measured it according to those same measurements,

1205

He measured the gate from the roof of the one guardroom to the roof of the other, a width of twenty-five cubits from one door to the door opposite.

1206

"Then I will make their waters settle And will cause their rivers to run like oil," Declares the Lord GOD.

1207

"He and his people with him, The most ruthless of the nations, Will be brought in to destroy the land; And they will draw their swords against Egypt And fill the land with the slain.

1208

"Beside the border of Manasseh, from the east side to the west side, Ephraim, one portion.

1209

"Beside the border of Asher, from the east side to the west side, Naphtali, one portion.

1210

"Even all the people of the land will bury them; and it will be to their renown on the day that I glorify Myself," declares the Lord GOD.

1211

'Thus says the Lord GOD, "As all the earth rejoices, I will make you a desolation.

1212

"On the east side, 4,500 cubits, shall be three gates: the gate of Joseph, one; the gate of Benjamin, one; the gate of Dan, one.

1213

Before the chambers was an inner walk ten cubits wide, a way of one hundred cubits; and their openings were on the north.

1214

In the four corners of the court there were enclosed courts, forty cubits long and thirty wide; these four in the corners were the same size.

1215

The doorways of the side chambers toward the free space consisted of one doorway toward the north and another doorway toward the south; and the width of the free space was five cubits all around.

1216

The doorposts of the nave were square; as for the front of the sanctuary, the appearance of one doorpost was like that of the other.

1217

"Beside the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west side, Judah, one portion.

1218

Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the knees. Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the loins.

1219

"Beside the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west side, Issachar, one portion.

1220

'On the second day you shall offer a male goat without blemish for a sin offering, and they shall cleanse the altar as they cleansed it with the bull.

1221

"And they shall not come near to Me to serve as a priest to Me, nor come near to any of My holy things, to the things that are most holy; but they will bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed.

1222

Its guardrooms also, its side pillars and its porches were according to those same measurements And the gate and its porches had windows all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.

1223

a man's face toward the palm tree on one side and a young lion's face toward the palm tree on the other side; they were carved on all the house all around.

1224

"When the prince enters, he shall go in by way of the porch of the gate and go out by the same way.

1225

As for the outer wall by the side of the chambers, toward the outer court facing the chambers, its length was fifty cubits.

1226

'Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I put My sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt.

1227

"Beside the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west side, Gad, one portion.

1228

"As the name of your sister Sodom was not heard from your lips in your day of pride,

1229

"It shall be an allotment to them from the allotment of the land, a most holy place, by the border of the Levites.

1230

'For seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.

1231

The thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits. But the free space between the side chambers belonging to the temple

1232

The guardrooms of the gate toward the east numbered three on each side; the three of them had the same measurement. The side pillars also had the same measurement on each side.

1233

"On its ruin all the birds of the heavens will dwell, and all the beasts of the field will be on its fallen branches

1234

Then he led me toward the south, and behold, there was a gate toward the south; and he measured its side pillars and its porches according to those same measurements.

1235

"The city shall have open spaces: on the north 250 cubits, on the south 250 cubits, on the east 250 cubits, and on the west 250 cubits.

1236

"The remainder of the length alongside the holy allotment shall be 10,000 cubits toward the east and 10,000 toward the west; and it shall be alongside the holy allotment. And its produce shall be food for the workers of the city.

1238

And he measured the width of the gateway, ten cubits, and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.

1239

"Beside the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side, Asher, one portion.

1240

"But in the midst of the uncircumcised you will be broken and lie with those slain by the sword.

1241

Its side pillars were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars on each side, and its stairway had eight steps.

1242

"I will lay waste your cities And you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

1243

'As for My flock, they must eat what you tread down with your feet and drink what you foul with your feet!'"

1244

"Thus I will execute judgments on Egypt, And they will know that I am the LORD."'"

1245

"I will fill its mountains with its slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those slain by the sword will fall.

1246

"Exclusive of the property of the Levites and the property of the city, which are in the middle of that which belongs to the prince, everything between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin shall be for the prince.

1247

Corresponding to the openings of the chambers which were toward the south was an opening at the head of the way, the way in front of the wall toward the east, as one enters them.

1248

Then he brought me out into the outer court and led me across to the four corners of the court; and behold, in every corner of the court there was a small court.

1249

Its porches were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, on each side, and its stairway had eight steps.

1250

"Beside the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side, Simeon, one portion.

1251

The pavement (that is, the lower pavement) was by the side of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates.

1252

"When they go in, the prince shall go in among them; and when they go out, he shall go out.

1253

therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:

1254

Its porches were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight steps.

1255

He brought me into the inner court toward the east And he measured the gate according to those same measurements.

1256

There were seven steps going up to it, and its porches were in front of them; and it had palm tree ornaments on its side pillars, one on each side.

1257

The way in front of them was like the appearance of the chambers which were on the north, according to their length so was their width, and all their exits were both according to their arrangements and openings.

1258

'You shall also take the bull for the sin offering, and it shall be burned in the appointed place of the house, outside the sanctuary.

1259

The gate and its porches had windows all around like those other windows; the length was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.

1260

"Thus they shall provide the lamb, the grain offering and the oil, morning by morning, for a continual burnt offering."

1261

Each of the doors had two leaves, two swinging leaves; two leaves for one door and two leaves for the other.

1262

"Beside the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west side, Zebulun, one portion.

1263

"Beside the border of Ephraim, from the east side to the west side, Reuben, one portion.

1264

"The workers of the city, out of all the tribes of Israel, shall cultivate it.

1265

There were porches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide.

1266

For the length of the chambers which were in the outer court was fifty cubits; and behold, the length of those facing the temple was a hundred cubits.

1267

Below these chambers was the entrance on the east side, as one enters them from the outer court.

1268

with its guardrooms, its side pillars and its porches And the gate had windows all around; the length was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.

1269

Also the width of the front of the temple and that of the separate areas along the east side totaled a hundred cubits.

1270

He turned to the west side and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.

1271

Its guardrooms also, its side pillars and its porches were according to those same measurements And the gate and its porches had windows all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.

1272

On the south side he measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.

1273

'And he walked about among the lions; He became a young lion, He learned to tear his prey; He devoured men.