1 In the twenty-fifth year of our captivity, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day
of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was captured, on the very same day the
hand of Jehovah was upon me; and He brought me there.
2 In the visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and rested me on a very
high mountain; on which toward the south was something like the structure of a city.
3 He brought me there, and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the
appearance of bronze. He had a line of flax and a measuring rod in his hand, and he stood
in the gate.
4 And the man said to me, Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and
fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show
them to you. Declare to the house of Israel everything you see.
5 Now there was a wall all around the outside of the house. In the man's hand was a
measuring rod six cubits long, each being a cubit and a handbreadth; and he measured
the width of the structure, one rod; and the height, one rod.
6 Then he went to the gate which faced east; and he went up its stairs and measured the
threshold of the gate, which was one rod wide, and the other threshold was one rod wide.
7 Each guardroom was one rod long and one rod wide; between the guardrooms was a
space of five cubits; and the threshold of the gate by the porch of the inside gate was one
8 He also measured the porch of the inside gate, one rod.
9 Then he measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the pillars, two cubits. The
porch of the gate was on the inside.
10 And in the eastward gate were three guardrooms on one side and three on the other;
the three were all the same size; also the pillars were of the same size on this side and
11 He measured the width of the entrance to the gate, ten cubits; and the length of the
gate, thirteen cubits.
12 And the space in front of the guardrooms was one cubit on this side and one cubit on
that side; the guardrooms were six cubits on this side and six cubits on that side.
13 Then he measured the gate from the roof of one guardroom to the roof of the other;
the width was twenty-five cubits, as door faces door.
14 He measured the pillars, sixty cubits high, and the court all around the gate extended
to the pillar.
15 From the front of the entrance gate to the front of the porch of the inner gate was fifty
16 And there were shuttered windows in the guardrooms and in their pillars on the
inside of the gate all around, and likewise in the arches. There were windows all around
on the inside. And on each pillar were palm trees.
17 Then he brought me into the outer court; and there were rooms and a pavement made
all around the court; thirty rooms faced the pavement.
18 The pavement was by the side of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates;
this was the lower pavement.
19 Then he measured the width from the front of the lower gate to the front of the inner
court exterior, one hundred cubits toward the east and the north.
20 On the outer court was also a gate facing north, and he measured its length and its
21 Its guardrooms, three on this side and three on that side, its pillars and its arches, had
the same measurements as the first gate; its length was fifty cubits and its width twenty-five cubits.
22 Its windows and those of its porches, and also its palm trees, had the same
measurements as the gate facing east; they went up to it by seven steps, and its arches
were in front of it.
23 And the gate of the inner court was opposite the northern gate, just as the eastern
gate; and he measured from gate to gate, one hundred cubits.
24 After that he brought me toward the south, and there a gate was facing south; and he
measured its pillars and arches according to these same measurements.
25 There were windows in it and its arches all around like those windows; its length
was fifty cubits and its width twenty-five cubits.
26 Seven steps led up to it, and its arches were in front of them; and it had palm trees on
its pillars, one on this side and one on that side.
27 There was also a gate on the inner court, facing south; and he measured from gate to
gate toward the south, one hundred cubits.
28 Then he brought me to the inner court through the southern gate; and he measured
the southern gate according to these same measurements.
29 And its guardrooms, its pillars, and its arches were according to these same
measurements; there were windows in it and in its arches all around; it was fifty cubits
long and twenty-five cubits wide.
30 There were arches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide.
31 And its arches faced the outer court, palm trees were on its pillars, and going up to it
were eight steps.
32 And he brought me into the inner court facing east; he measured the gate according to
these same measurements.
33 Also its guardrooms, its pillars, and its arches were according to these same
measurements; and there were windows in it and in its arches all around; it was fifty
cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.
34 Its arches faced the outer court, and palm trees were on its pillars on this side and on
that side; and going up to it were eight steps.
35 And he brought me to the north gate and measured it according to these same
36 also its guardrooms, its pillars, and its arches. It had windows all around; its length
was fifty cubits and its width twenty-five cubits.
37 Its pillars faced the outer court, palm trees were on its pillars on this side and on that
side, and going up to it were eight steps.
38 There was a room and its entrance by the pillars of the gate, where they washed the
39 In the porch of the gate were two tables on this side and two tables on that side, on
which to slay the burnt offering, the sin offering, and the trespass offering.
40 At the outer side of the porch, as one goes up to the entrance of the northern gate,
were two tables; and on the other side of 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 on which they slaughtered the sacrifices.
42 There were also four tables of hewn stone for the burnt offering, one cubit and a half
long, one cubit and a half wide, and one cubit high; on these they laid the instruments
with which they slaughtered the burnt offering and the sacrifice.
43 Inside were hooks, a handbreadth wide, fastened all around; and the flesh of the
sacrifices was on the tables.
44 Outside the inner gate were the rooms for the singers in the inner court, one facing
south beside the northern gate, and the other facing north beside the southern gate.
45 Then he said to me, This room which faces south is for the priests who have charge
of the house.
46 The room which faces north is for the priests who have charge of the altar; these are the sons of Zadok, from the sons of Levi, who come near Jehovah to serve Him.
47 And he measured the court, one hundred cubits long and one hundred cubits wide,
foursquare. And the altar was in front of the house.
48 And he brought me to the porch of the house and measured the pillars of the porch,
five cubits on this side and five cubits on that side; and the width 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 width eleven cubits; and by the
steps which led up to it there were columns by the pillars, one on this side and another on