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gates of the temple.

23 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 an hundred cubits.

24 1 After that he brought me toward the south, and behold a gate toward the south: and he measured the posts thereof and the arches thereof according to these

measures.

25 And there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about, like those windows: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.

26 And there were seven steps to go up to it, and the arches thereof were before them: and it had palmtrees, one on this side, and another on that side, upon the posts thereof.

27 And there was a gate in the inner court toward the south and he measured from gate to gate toward the south an 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 the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, according to these measures: and there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.

30 And the arches round about were p five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits † broad.

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Before CHRIST 574.

p See ver. 21, & 25, & 31 And the arches thereof were 33, & 36. + Heb. toward the outer court; and palm-breadth trees were upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it had eight steps.

32 T And he brought me into the inner court toward the east: and he measured the gate according to these measures.

33 And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, were according to these measures: and there were windows therein and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.

34 And the arches thereof were toward the outward court; and Falm-trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that! side and the going up to it had eight steps.

35 1 And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it according to these measures;

36 The little chambers thereof, the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, and the windows to it round about: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.

37 And the posts thereof were toward the outer court; and palmtrees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side and the going up to it had eight steps.

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The eight tables. 38 And the chambers, and the CHRIST entries thereof were by the posts of the gates, where they washed the burnt-offering.

574.

q Lev. 4. 2,

3.

r Lev. 5. 6. & 6. 6. & 7.

1.

Or, at the step.

Or, endirons, or, the two hearth

stones.

s 1 Chr. 6. 31

t Lev. 8. 35. Num. 3. 27, 28, 32, 38. & 18. 5. 1 Chr.

9. 23. 2 Chr.

13. 11. Ps.
134. 1.

Or, ward, or, ordinance: And so ver. 46. Ju Num. 18. 5. ch. 44. 15. x 1 Kings 2.

35. ch. 43. 19. & 44. 15,

16.

y 1 Kings 6.

3.

39 And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and two tables on that side, to slay thereon the burnt-offering, and a the sin-offering, and r the trespass-offering.

40 And at the side without, || as one goeth up to 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.

41 Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side, by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew their sacrifices.

42 And the four tables were of hewn stone for the burnt-offering, of a cubit and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad, and one cubit high: whereupon also they laid the instruments wherewith they slew the burnt-offering and the sacrifice.

43 And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.

44 And without the inner gate were the chambers of the singers in the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate; and their prospect was toward the south: one at the side of the east gate having the prospect toward the north.

45 And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, t the keepers of the || charge of the house.

46 And the chamber whose proSpect is toward the north, is for the priests, u the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of x Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to the LORD to minister unto him.

47 So he measured the court, an hundred cubits long, and an hundred cubits broad, four-square; and the altar that was before the house.

48 1 And he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured each post of the porch, five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that side and the breadth of the gate was three cubits on this side, and three cubits on that side.

49 y The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and he brought me by the steps whereby they went up 21 Kings 7. to it: and there were 2 pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.

21.

CHAPTER XLI.

The measures, parts, chambers, and ɔrnaments of the temple.

AFTERWARD he brought me

to the temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the

The measures, parts, chambers, one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle.

EZEKIEL.

Before Before CHRIST CHRIST 574. 574.

2 And the breadth of the || door | Or, enwas ten cubits; and the sides of trance. the door were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on the other side and he measured the length thereof, forty cubits: and the breadth, twenty cubits.

3 Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door, seven cubits.

4 So a he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple and he said unto me, This is the most holy place.

5 After, he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the breadth of every side-chamber, four cubits, round about the house on every side.

a 1 Kings 6. 20. 2 Chr. 3.

8.

Or, several walks, or, walks with pillars.

e ch. 40. 16. ver. 26.

+ Heb. ceiling of wood. Or, and the ground unto

the windows.

+ Heb. measures.

f 1 Kings 6.

29.

g See ch. 1.

6 b And the side-chambers were b 1 Kings 6.10. three, tone over another, and 5, 6.

+ Heb. side

thirty in order; and they enter-chamber ed into the wall which was of the over sidehouse for the side-chambers round about, that they might have hold, but they had not hold in the wall of the house.

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7 And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side-chambers: for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house; therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst.

8 I saw also the height of the house round about: the founda

chamber. Or, three and thirty

times, or, foot. + Heb. be holden. Heb. it was made broadround. er, and went

+ Heb. post.

c I Kin. 6. 8. h Ex. 30. 1.

tions of the side-chambers were dad ch. 40. 5. full reed of six great cubits.

9 The thickness of the wall, which was for the side-chamber without, was five cubits: and that which was left was the place of the side-chambers that were within.

10 And between the chambers was the wideness of twenty cubits round about the house on every side.

11 And the doors of the sidechambers were toward the place that was left, one door toward the north, and another door toward the south: and the breadth of the place that was left was five cubits round about.

12 Now the building that was before the separate place at the end toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building was fivo cubits thick round about, and the length thereof ninety cubits.

13 So he measured the house, an hundred cubits long; and the separate place, and the building, with the walls thereof, an hundred cubits long;

14 Also the breadth of the face of the house, and of the separate place toward the east, an hundred cubits.

15 And he measured the length

and ornaments of the temple. of the building over against the se parate place which was behind it, and the galleries thereof on the one side and on the ther side, an hundred cubits, with the inner temple, and the porches of the

court;

16 The door posts, and e the narrow windows, and the galleries round about on their three stories, over against the door, † ceiled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows, and the windows were covered;

17 To that above the door, even unto the inner house, and without, and by all the wall round about within and without by † mea

sure.

18 And it was made f with cherubims and palm-trees, so that a palm-tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had two faces;

19 g So that the face of a man was toward the palm-tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm-tree on the other side: it was made through all the house round about.

20 From the ground unto above the door were cherubims and palmtrees made, and on the wall of the temple.

21 The † posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other.

22 The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto me, This i ch. 44. 16. is i the table that is k before the Mal. 1. 7, 12. LORD. k Ex. 30. 8. 11 Kings 6. 31,-35.

m ch. 40. 16. ver. 16.

15.

231 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.

24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.

25 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple, cherubims and palm-trees, like as were made upon the walls; and there were thick planks upon the face of the porch without.

26 And there were m narrow windows and palm-trees on the one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the side-chambers of the house, and thick planks.

CHAPTER XLII.

1 The chambers for the priests. 13 The use thereof. 19 The measures of the

outward court.

THEN he brought me forth into the outer court, the way toward the north and he brought me into

a ch. 41. 12, a the chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was before the building toward the north.

2 Before the length of an hundred cubits was the north door, and the breadth was fifty cubits.

The chambers for the priests.

CHAPTER XLIII.

Before
CHRIST

574.

3 Over against the twenty cubits | which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the outer court, was b gallery against gallery in three b ch. 41. 16. stories.

4 And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.

5 Now the upper chambers were shorter for the galleries | were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.

6 For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

7 And the wall that was without over against the chambers, toward the outer court on the forepart of the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits.

8 For the length of the chambers that were in the outer court was fifty cubits and lo, before the temple were an hundred cubits.

| Or, did eat of these. Or, and the building consisted of the lower and the middlemost.

9 And | from under these cham-Or, from bers was the entry on the east side, as one goeth into them from

the outer court.

10 The chambers were in the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, over against the separate place, and over against the building.

the place.

Or, he that brought me. Or, as he

came.

11 And the way before them was c ver. 4. like the appearance of the chambers which were toward the north, as long as they, and as broad as they: and all their goings out were both according to their fashions, and according to their doors.

12 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door in the head of the way, even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.

13 ¶ Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers, where the priests that approach unto the LORD d shall eat d Lev. 6. 16, the most holy things: there shall 26. & 24. 9. they lay the most holy things, and

14. Num.

e the meat-offering, and the sin-of-e Lev. 2. 3, fering, and the trespass-offering; 10. & 6. 14, for the place is holy. 14 f When the priests enter there- 7. 1. & 10.13, in, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the outer court, out there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.

15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.

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The return of God's glory. with the measuring reed, five hunCHRIST dred reeds, with the measuring reed round about

574.

g ch. 40. 5. h ch. 45. 2.

a ch. 10. 19. & 44. 1. & 46. 1.

b ch. 11. 23. c ch. 1. 24. Rev. 1. 15.

& 14. 2. & 19. 1, 6. d ch. 10. 4. Rev. 18. 1. le ch. 1. 4, 28. & 8. 4. Or, when I

17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.

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

20 He measured it by the four sides: git had a wall round about, h five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

CHAPTER XLIII.

1 The returning of the glory of God into the temple. 7 The sin of Israel hindered God's presence. 10 The prophet exhorteth them to repentance, and observation of the law of the house. 13 The measures, 18 and the ordinances of the altar.

AF

FTERWARD he brought me to the gate, even the gate a that looketh toward the east:

2 b And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and chis voice was like a noise of many waters: d and the earth shined with his glory.

3 And it was e according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw | when I came fto destroy the city: and the visions were came to pro-like the vision that I saw g by the phesy that the city river Chebar; and I fell upon my should be de-face. stroyed: See ch. 9. 1, 5. f So Jer. 1. 10.

g ch. 1. 3. & 3. 23.

h See ch. 10.

19. & 44. 2. i ch. 3. 12,

14. & 8. 3.

k 1 Kin. 8. 10, 11. ch. 44. 4.

1 ch. 40. 3.

n 1 Chr. 28. 2. Ps. 99. 5.

4 h And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.

5i So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and behold, k the glory of the LORD filled the house.

6 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me.

7 T And he said unto me, Son of m Ps. 99. 1. man, m the place of my throne, and n the place of the soles of my feet, o where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel P no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by a the carcasses of their kings in their high places.

o Ex. 29. 45. Ps. 68. 16. & 132. 14. Joel

3. 17. John

1. 14. 2 Cor.

6. 16. p ch. 39. 7. 17, 25, 29. &q Lev. 26.30. Jer. 16. 18. r See 2 Kin. 18. 9, 10. 16. 14. & 21. fch. 44. 19.4, 5, 7. ch. 8. 3. & 23. 39. & 44. 7. Or, for there was but a wall between me and them. s ver. 7. t ver. 7.

16 He measured the east side + Heb. wind.||

u ch. 40. 4.

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The ordinances of the altar. quities and let them measure the pattern.

11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, shew them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.

EZEKIEL.

Before CHRIST 574.

Or, sum, or, number.

12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the x ch. 40. 2. whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

13 And these are the measures

of the altar after the cubits: y They ch. 40. 5. cubit is a cubit and an hand-breadth; & 41. 8. even the bottom shall be a cubit, Heb. and the breadth a cubit, and the bosom. border thereof by the edge thereof t Heb. lip. round about shall be a span: and this shall be the higher place of the altar.

14 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four cubits, and the breadth one cubit.

15 So † the altar shall be four cu-+ Heb. Habits; and from the altar and up-rel, that is, ward shall be four horns.

16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof.

the moun

tain of God.

that is, the lion of God. Is. 29. 1.

+ Heb. Ariel,

17 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and z his stairs shallz See Ex. 20. look toward the east.

26.

18 And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt-offerings thereon, and to a sprinkle blood a Lev. 1. 5. thereon.

Before

574.

The priests reproved.

23 When thou hast made an end CHRIST of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.

24 And thou shalt offer them bef Lev. 2. 13. fore the LORD, fand the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt-offering unto the LORD.

gEx. 29. 35, 36. Lev. 8. 33.

+ Heb. fill their hands. Ex. 29 24.

25 g Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sinoffering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.

26 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall † consecrate themselves.

27 And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the h Lev. 9. 1. eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt-offerings upon the altar, and your Or, thank-peace-offerings: and I will i acofferings. cept you, saith the Lord GOD. iJob 42. 8 CHAPTER XLIV. ch. 20. 40,41. Rom. 12. 1. 1 Pet. 2. 5.

a ch. 43. 1.

b ch. 43. 4.

c Gen. 31.54. 1 Cor. 10. 18. d ch. 46. 2, 8.

e ch. 3. 23. & 43. 5.

f ch. 1. 28.

gch. 40. 4.

thy heart.

19 And thou shalt give to b the b ch. 44. 15.7 Heb. set priests the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord GOD, c a young bullock for a sin-offering.

20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.

21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin-offering, and he

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The east gate assigned only to the prince. 4 The priests reproved for polluting of the sanctuary. 9 Idolaters uncapable of the priest's office. 15 The sons of Zadok are accepted thereto. 17 Ordinances for the priests.

THEN he brought me back the

way of the gate of the outward sanctuary a which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.

2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; b because the LORD the God of Israel hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.

3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to ceat bread before the LORD; dhe shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the

same.

4 1 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and e behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: fand I fell upon my face.

5 And the LORD said unto me, g Son of man, † mark well, 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 the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.

6 And thou shalt say to the h re bellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, i let it suffice you of all your abominations;

7 k In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, m uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, o the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.

8 And ye have not P kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye

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10 r And the Levites that are a ver. 7. gone away far from me, when Is-r See 2 Kin. rael went astray, which went astray 23. 8, &c. away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.

o Lev. 21. 7,
13, 14.

Heb. thrust
Heb. from

forth.

2 Chr. 29. 4,
5. ch. 48. 11.a priest.
p Lev. 10.
10, 11. ch.

11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at 1 Chr. 26. the gates of the house, and minis-1. tering to the house: 't they shall 2 Chr. 29. slay the burnt-offering and the sa-34. crifice for the people, and u they u Num. 16. shall stand before them to minister 9. unto them.

12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and wt caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I x lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their iniquity.

13 y And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a

w Is. 9. 16.

Mal. 2. 8.
+ Heb. were

for a stum-
bling-block
of iniquity
unto, &c.
ch. 14. 3, 4.
x Ps. 106. 26.

priest unto me, nor to come near y 2 Kings 23. to any of my holy things, in the 9. Num. 18. most holy place: but they shall 3.

z bear their shame, and their abo-z ch. 32. 30. minations which they have com- & 36. 7.

mitted.

a Num. 18.
28, 32.

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22 Neither shall they take for their wives a o widow, nor her that is put away but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.

23 And P they shall teach my people the difference between the 22. 26. Mal. holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

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14 But I will make them a keep-4. 1 Chr. 23. x Lev. 4. 3. ers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein.

& 43. 19.

d ver. 10.

15 b But the priests the Le- b ch. 40. 46. vites, the sons of Zadok, that kept c 1 Sam. 2. the charge of my sanctuary d when 35. the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they e shall stand before me to offer unto e Deut. 10. me f the fat and the blood, saith the 8. Lord GOD:

16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come

f ver. 7.

y Num. 18.
20. Deut. 10.
Josh. 13. 14,

9. & 18. 1, 2.

33.

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near to my table, to minister un-g ch. 41. 22. Or, chief.
to me, and they shall keep my
charge.

17 T And it shall come to pass,
that when they enter in at the gates
of the inner court, h they shall beh Ex. 28. 39,
clothed with linen garments;
and no wool shall
them, while they minister in the
gates of the inner court, and

within.

& 22. 29, 30.
& 23. 19.

Num. 3. 13.
& 18. 12, 13.
Num. 15.
20. Neh. 10.

come upon

40, 43. & 39.
27, 28.

37.

d Prov. 3. 9,
10. Mal. 3.
10.

e Ex. 22. 31.

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18 They shall have linen bon-i Ex. 28. 40,Lev. 22. 8. nets upon their heads, and shall 42. & 39. 28. have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.

19 And when they go forth into the outer court, even into the outer court to the people, k they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall I not sanctify the people with their garments.

20 m Neither shall they shave

Or, in
sweating
places.
+ Heb. in, or,
with sweat.
k ch. 42. 14.

ch. 46. 20.

See Ex. 29.

37. & 30. 29.

Lev. 6. 27.

ye cause
land to fall.
a ch. 47. 22.

b ch. 48. 8.

Heb. holi

ness.

26 And t after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.

27 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, x he shall offer his sin-offering, saith the Lord GOD.

28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance; I y am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their pos

session.

29 z They shall eat the meat-offering, and the sin-offering, and the trespass-offering; and a every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.

30 And the b first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest's: ye c shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, d that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.

31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is e dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast. CHAPTER XLV.

I The portion of land for the sanctuary, 6 for the city, 7 and for the prince. 9 Ordinances for the prince.

MOREOVER, † when ye shall

a divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall b offer an oblation unto the LORD, tan holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about.

2 Of this there shall be for the

Matt. 23. 17, c ch. 42. 20. sanctuary e five hundred in length,
with five hundred in breadth,
m Lev. 21. 5.
square round about; and fifty cu-

19.

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