1 Then he brought me out into the outer court, by the way toward the north; and he
brought me into the room which was opposite the separate area, and which was in front
of the building toward the north.
2 Facing the length, which was one hundred cubits (the width was fifty cubits), was the
3 Opposite the inner court of twenty cubits, and opposite the pavement of the outer
court, was gallery against gallery in three stories.
4 And in front of the rooms, toward the inside, was a walkway ten cubits wide, at a
distance of one cubit; and their doors faced north.
5 Now the upper rooms were shorter, because the galleries took away space from them
more than from the lower and middle stories of the building.
6 For they were in three stories and did not have pillars like the pillars of the courts;
therefore the upper level was shortened more than the lower and middle levels from the
7 And a wall which was outside ran alongside the rooms, at the front of the rooms,
toward the outer court; its length was fifty cubits.
8 The length of the rooms toward the outer court was fifty cubits, whereas that facing
the temple was one hundred cubits.
9 And under these rooms was the entrance on the east side, as one goes into them from
the outer court.
10 There were rooms in the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, opposite
the separate area and opposite the building.
11 And there was a walkway in front of them also, and their appearance was like the
rooms which were toward the north; they were as long and as wide as the others, and all
their exits and entrances were according to plan.
12 And corresponding to the doors of the rooms that were facing south, as one enters
them, there was a door in front of the walkway, the walkway directly in front of the wall
toward the east.
13 Then he said to me, The north rooms and the south rooms, which are opposite the separate area, are the holy rooms where the priests who approach Jehovah shall eat the set apart, holy, offerings. There they shall lay the set apart, holy, offerings; the grain offering, the sin offering, and the trespass offering; for the place is holy.
14 When the priests enter them, they shall not go out of the holy room into the outer
court; but there they shall leave their garments in which they minister, for they are holy.
They shall put on other garments; then they may approach that which is for the people.
15 Now when he had finished measuring the inner house, he brought me out through
the gate that faces toward the east, and measured it all around.
16 He measured the east side with the measuring rod, five hundred rods by the
measuring rod all around.
17 He measured the north side, five hundred rods by the measuring rod all around.
18 He measured the south side, five hundred rods by the measuring rod.
19 He came around to the west side and measured five hundred rods by the measuring
20 He measured it on the four sides; it had a wall all around, five hundred cubits long
and five hundred wide, to separate the holy from the profane.