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Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will plant them and multiply them and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
And behold a wall on the outside of the house, and the measuring reed which that man had in his hand, was six cubits long, of a cubit and a hand breadth; so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed. Then he came unto the gate which looks toward the east and went up the stairs thereof and measured the post of the gate, which was one reed broad; and the other post of the gate, which was one reed broad. And each chamber was one reed long and one reed broad; and between the chambers were five cubits; and each post of the gate by the porch of the gate within was one reed.read more.
He also measured the porch of the gate within, one reed. Then he measured the entrance of the portal, eight cubits; and its posts, two cubits; and the entrance of the portal within. And the gate eastward had three chambers on each side, they three were of one measure; and the portals were also of one measure on each side. And he measured the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten cubits; and the length of the portal, thirteen cubits. The space also before the chambers was one cubit on this side, and the space was one cubit on that side; and the chambers were six cubits on this side, and six cubits on that side. He measured then the gate from the roof of one chamber to the roof of another; the breadth was twenty-five cubits, door against door. He also made the portals of sixty cubits, each portal of the court and of the portal all around. And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto the face of the porch of the inner gate were fifty cubits. And there were narrow windows in the chambers, and in their portals within the gate round about, and likewise in the arches; and the windows were round about inward; and upon each post were palm trees. Then he brought me into the outer court, and, behold, there were chambers and a pavement made for the court round about; thirty chambers were in that court. And the lower pavement was paved to the side of the gates, in proportion to the length of the portals. Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of the lower gate unto the forefront of the inner court without, one hundred cubits eastward and north ward. And the gate of the outer court that looked toward the north, he measured the length thereof and the breadth thereof. And its chambers were three on this side and three on that side; and its posts and its arches were after the measure of the first gate; its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth twenty-five cubits. And their windows and their arches and their palm trees were after the measure of the gate that looks toward the east; and they went up unto it by seven steps; and its arches were before them. 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 one hundred cubits. After that he brought me toward the south, and behold a gate toward the south; and he measured its portals and its arches according to these measures. And there were windows in it and in its arches round about, like those windows; the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth twenty-five cubits. And there were seven steps to go up to it, and its arches were before them; and it had palm trees, one on this side and another on that side, upon the posts thereof. And thus was the gate in the inner court toward the south; and he measured from gate to gate toward the south one hundred cubits. And he brought me to the inner court by the south gate; and he measured the south gate according to these measures; and its chambers, and its posts and its arches according to these measures; and there were windows in it and in its arches round about; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits broad. And the arches round about were twenty-five cubits long and five cubits broad. And its arches went into the court outside, with palm trees upon each of its posts; and the going up to it had eight steps. And he brought me into the inner court toward the east; and he measured the gate according to these measures. And its chambers and its posts and its arches were according to these measures; and there were windows therein and in its arches round about; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits broad. And its arches went into the court outside, with palm trees upon each of its posts, on this side and on that side; and the going up to it had eight steps. Then he brought me to the north gate and measured it according to these measures; its chambers, its posts and its arches and the windows to it round about: the length was fifty cubits and the breadth twenty-five cubits. And its posts were toward the outer court; with palm trees upon each of its posts, on this side and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps. And there was a chamber and its gate with posts of portals, there they shall wash the burnt offering. And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side and two tables on that side, to slay the burnt offering upon and the sin and the guilt. And to the outside of the steps at 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. Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side, by the side of this gate; eight tables, upon which they slew their sacrifices.
And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, pay attention, and behold with thine eyes and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD and all its laws; and pay attention to the entering in of the house and to every going forth from the sanctuary.
Then he brought me toward the north gate in front of the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD; and I fell upon my face.
And the residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy lot, and of the possession of the city, over against the twenty-five thousand reeds of the holy lot unto the east border, and westward over against the twenty-five thousand unto the west border, over against the said portions shall be of the prince; and it shall be a holy lot; and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the midst thereof.
And from there shall be the holy lot of the priests; toward the north twenty-five thousand reeds in length, and toward the west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the east ten thousand in breadth, and toward the south twenty-five thousand in length: and the sanctuary of the LORD shall be in the midst thereof.
And next to the border of Judah, from the east side unto the side of the sea, shall be the lot which ye shall set apart of twenty-five thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of the other portions; that is, from the east side unto the side of the sea: and the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it.
And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, show them the form of the house, and its pattern, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all its figures, and all its descriptions, and all its paintings, and all its laws; and write it in their sight that they may keep the whole form thereof and all the ordinances thereof and do them.
And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow every fruitful tree for food, whose leaf shall not fall, neither shall its fruit be lacking; it shall bring forth mature fruit in its months, because their waters come forth out of the sanctuary; and its fruit shall be for food, and its leaf for medicine.