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The measures, parts,

XLI. and ornaments of the temple

pect is toward the north, is for was still upward, and so increased

the priests, the keepers of the
charge of the altar: these are the
sons of Zadok among the sons of
evi, which come near to the
Lord to minister unto him.
So he, measured the court, a
hundred cubits long, and a hun-
dred cubits broad, four-square;
and the altar that was before the

10tlse. 48 "I 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 The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and he brought me by the steps whereby they went up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side. CHAP. XLI. The several Parts of the Temple. FTERWARD he brought me to the temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle. And the breadth of the door was ten cubits; and the sides of 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. Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two cubits; and the door, six cubits; o breadth of the door, seven cubits. 4. So 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 ev side-chamber, four cubits, round about the house on every side. . And the side-chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house for the side-chambers round about,

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7 of And there was an enlarging and a winding about still upward to the side-chambers: for the wind; ing about of the house, went still

#. the lowest chamber to the

go; by the midst. .

I saw also the height of the

house round about: the founda.
signs of the side-chambers were a
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
he side-chambers that were with:

10 And between the chambers
was the wideness of twenty cubits
round about the house on every
11 And the doors of the side
chambers 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
gubits broad; and the wall of the
building was five cubits thick
round about, and the length thereof
"Fog cubits.
13. So he measured the house, a
hundred cubits long; and the sepa-
rate place, and the building, with
the walls thereof, a hundred cubits

# Also the breadth of the fice

of the house, and of the separate

place toward the east, a hundred

15. And he measured the length
of the building over against, the
separate place which was behind
it, and the galleries thereof on the
one side and on the other side, a
hundred cubits, with the inner
temple, and the porches of the

ió The floor posts, and the nar-
row windows, and the galleries
round about on their three stories,
over against the door, ceiled wit
wood round about, and from the
ground up to the windows, and
e windows were covered;
17 To that above the door, even
unto the inner house, and with-
out, and by all the wall round
about within and without by
measure. -
18 And it was made with cheru-
bims and palm-trees, so that a
palm-tree was between a cherub
and a cherub; and every cherub
had two faces;
19. So that the face of aman was
toward the palm-tree on the gno
side, and the face of a young lion

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The chambers

side: it was made through all the
house round about.
From the ground unto above
the door were cherubims and palm-
trees made, and on the wall of the

3s. The posts of the temple were
squared, and the face of the sanc-
tuary; 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 is the table
that is before the LoftD.
23 And the temple and the sanc-
tuary 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.
And there were made on them,
on the doors of the temple, cheru-

bims and palm-trees, like as were |d

made upon the walls; and there ocre thick planks upon the face of the porch without. And there were 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. CHAP. XIII., . The Chambers for the Priests. THEN he brought me forth into the outer court, the way toward the north :, and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was before the building toward the north. 2. Before the length of a hundred cubits was the north door, and the breadth was fifty gubits. ..Qver against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the outer court, was gallery against gallery in three stories. 4 And before the chambers, was a walk of ten cubits breadth in: ward, a way of , one cubit; and their doors toward the north. 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 }; of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than the low. est and the middlemost from the

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7 And,§ wall that was without

Jor the priests over against the chambers, toward e outer court on the forepart of the chambers, the length the 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 a "hundred cubits.

9 And from under these chambers 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. And the way before them was like the appearance of the chambers which were toward the north, as long as §§ and as broad as they and all their goings Qut were both according to their fashions, and according to their

oors. 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 "I Then said he unto me, The north, chambers and , the south chambers which are before the separate place, they be holy bers, where the priests that approach unto, the Lord shall eat the most, holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meat-offering, and the sin offering,, and the trespass-offering; for #W. is holy. . 14. When the priests enter therein, then shall they, not go out of the holy place into the outer court, but there they shall lay their gar ments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the

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
16 He measured the east side
with the measuring reed, five hun-
dred reeds, with the measuring
reed round about.
17 He measured the north side,
five hundred reeds, with the mea:
suring reed round about.
iš"He measured the south side,
five hundred reeds, with the mea
suring reed.
19 is He turned about to the west

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side, and, measured five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.

20 Hè measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about five hundred reeds long, and five hun. dred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the pro

fane place.
The Return of God's Glory.
FTERWARD he brought me

to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east: 2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east; and his voice was like a noise of many, waters: and the earth shined with his glory. And it was, according to the

appearance of the vision, which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face.

4 And the |. of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east. -

5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into, the inner court; and [...oft. the glory of the Lord filled the house. . .

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

st y me. 7 || And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where...I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no, more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcasses of their kings in their high places. 8. In their setting of their threshold by my thronoids, and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have com; mitted: wherefore I have consumed -helu in mine anger. § Now, let them put away their whoredom, and the carcasses of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for

10 || Thou son of man, shew the
house to the house of Israel... that
they may be ashamed of their ini-
quities: and lot them measure the
vo Ånd if they be ashamed of
als that they have done, shew
them the form of the house, an
the fashion thereof, and the goings
out thereof, and the comings in

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thereof, and all the forms thereof, and oil the “ordina. thereof. and all the forms thereof, and ail the laws, thereof; and write it in their sight,...that they may kee the whole form thereof, and a the ordinances thereof, and do

them. 12 This is the law of the house; § the top of the mountain the 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. The cubit is a cubit and a handbreadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth, a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be a span: and this shall be the higher place of the altar. And from the bottom upon the so 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 cubits;, and from the altar and upward shall be four horns. 16And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof. 17And the settle shall be four: teen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shalije half a cubit: and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look toward the east. 8 || And he said, unto me, Son as man, thus saith the Lord Gop These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to , offer burnt-offerings thorcon, and to sprinkle blood thereon. 19 And thou shalt give to the priests the Iseyites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to, minister unto me, smith the Lord Gop, a young bullock for a sin-offering. 20 And thou shall take of the blood, thereof, and put it on the four horms 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 s burn it, in the appointed place of the house, without the sanctuary. 22 And on the second day thqu shnit offer a kid of the goats with:

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Ordinances of the altar.

they shall cleanse the altar, as they
jocoso with the builock.
When thou hast made an end
of cleansing it, thou shalt offer, a
young bullock without . blemish,
and a ram out of the flock without
24 And thou shalt offer them be-
fore the Lord, and the priests
shall cast salt upon them, and they
shall offer them up for a burnt-
offering unto the LoRd.
25 Seven days shalt thou prepare
every day a goat for a sin-offering:
they shall also prepare, a young
bullock, and aram 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 ex-
pired, it shall be, that upon the
eighth day, and so forward, the
posts shall make your burnt-of:
ferings upon the altar, and your
peace-offerings: and, I will accept
you, sailo Iord God.
Divers Ordinances for the Priests.
THEN he brought me back the
way of the gate of the , out-
ward sanctuary which looketh to-
ward 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; cause the LoRD, the
God of Israel hath entered in by it,
therefore it shall be shut. -
It is for the prince; the prince,
he shall sit in it to eat bread before
the Lord; he shall enter by the
way of the porch of that gate, and
shall go out by the way of the

same. 4 is Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and behold, the glory of the LoRD filled the house o o: LoRd: and I fell upon my ace. 5 And the Lord said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and be: hold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that i’s...} unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the Lorp, 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 rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations; 7 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircum£isgd in heart, and uncircumcised

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The priests reprote:

pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations. And ye have not kep. the charge of my holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves. 9 * Thus saith the Lord Gon: No stranger, uncircumcised it heart, nor uncircumcised in f shall enter into my sanctuary, of any, stranger that is among children of Israel. 10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away, from me after their idols: this shall even bear, their iniquity. . 11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt-offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto em. 12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniguity; therefore have I lified up my hand against them, saith the Lord §on, and they shali"bear to: iniquity. 13 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come, near to any of my holy things, in the most holy place: but they shall, bear their shame,, and their abominations which they have committed. 4. But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof. and for all that * *ś: he Le ut the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel, went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GoD : 16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge. 17 || And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be , clothed with linen garments; and no wool, shall come upon them, while they minister in the gates of the inner court, and

18 They shall have linen bonnets

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court, to the people, 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 not sanctify the people with their

garments. -
20. Neither shall they shave their
heads, nor suffer their locks to
É. long; they shall only poll
eir heads. - -
21 Neither shall any priest drink
wine, when they enter into in-
ner court.
22 Neither shall they take for
their wives a widow, nor her that
is put away; but they shali take
maidens of the seed of the house
of Israel, or a widow that had a
priest before.
23 And they shall teach my peo-
ple the difference between the holy
and profane, and cause them to
discern between the unclean and
the clean.
24 And in controversy they shall
stand in judgment ; , and they
shall judge it according to my judg-
ments: and they shall keep my
laws and my statutes in all mine
assemblies; and they shall hallow
my sabbaths.
25 And they shall come at no
dead o to defile themselves:
but for father, or for mother, or
for son, or for daughter, for bro-
ther, or for sister that hath had no
husband, they may defile them-
selves. -
26 And after he is cleansed, they
shall reckon unto him seven

do; -
37 And in the day that he goeth
into the sanctuary, unto the inner
court, to minister in the sanctuary,
he shall offer his sin-offering, saith
the Lord Gon.
28 And it shall be unto them for
an inheritance; I am their inheri-
tance: and ye shall, give them no
possession in Israel: I am their
29 They shall eat the meat-offer-
ing, and the sin-offering, an
trespass offering; and every dedi-
i. thing in Israel shall be
30 And the first of all the first-fruits
of all things, and every oblation
of all, of every sort of your obla;
tions, shall be the priest's: ye shall
also give unto the priest the first
of your dough, that he may

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The Division of the Land. OREOVER, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the LoRD, a 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 ali the borders thereof round

2 Of this, there shall be for the
sanctuary five hundred in length,
with five hundred in , breadth,
square round about; and fifty cu-
bits round about for the suburbs
thereof. -
3 And of this measure shalt thou
measure the length of five and
twenty thousand, and the breadth
of ten thousand : and in it shall be
the sanctuary and the most holy
place. -
4.The holy portion of the land
shall be for the priests the ministers
of the sanctuary, which shall come
near to minister unto the LoRD:
and it shall be a place for their
houses, and a holy place for the
And the five and twenty thou-
sand of length, and the ten thou-
sand of breadth, shall also the Le-
yites, the ministers of the house,
have for themselves, for a posses:
sion for twenty chambers.
6 || And yeshall *: the pos-
session of the city five thousand
broad, and five and twenty thou-
sand off, over against the obla:
tion of the holy portion: it shall
be for the whole house of Israel.
And a portion shall be for
the prince on the one side and on
the other side of the oblation of
the holy portion, and of the pos-
session of the city, before the ob-
lation of the holy portion, and be-
fore the possession of the city, from
e west side westward, and from
the east side eastward: and the
length shall be over against one
the portions, from the west bor-
der unto the east border.
.8 In the land shall be his posses:
sion in Israel: and my princes shall
no more oppress my people; and
the rest of the land shall they give
to the house of Israel according to
their tribes.

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