A reed [as a measuring rod] was then given to me, [shaped] like a staff, and I was told: Rise up and measure the sanctuary of God and the altar [of incense], and [number] those who worship there.
He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds with the measuring reed round about.
And he who spoke to me had a golden measuring reed (rod) to measure the city and its gates and its wall.
He brought me there, and behold, there was a man [an angel] whose appearance was like bronze, with a line of flax and a measuring reed in his hand, and he stood in the gateway.
And the measuring line shall go out farther straight onward to the hill Gareb and shall then turn to Goah [exact location unknown].
And I lifted up my eyes and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand.