NASB — Ezekiel 40 — KJV

Vision of the Man with a Measuring Rod

1 In the atwenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the bcity was Itaken, on that same day the chand of the LORD was upon me and He brought me there. 2 In the avisions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very bhigh mountain, and on it cto the south [there was] a dstructure like a city. 3 So He brought me there; and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of abronze, with a bline of flax and a cmeasuring Irod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway. 4 The man said to me, “aSon of man, bsee with your eyes, hear with your ears, and give attention to all that I am going to show you; for you have been brought here in order to show [it] to you. cDeclare to the house of Israel all that you see.”

[1] ILit struck aEzk 32:1, 17; 33:21 b2K 25:1-7; Jr 39:1-9; 52:4-11; Ezk 33:21 cEzk 1:3; 3:14, 22; 37:1
[2] aEzk 1:1; 8:3; Dn 7:1, 7 bIs 2:2, 3; Ezk 17:23; 20:40; 37:22; Mi 4:1; Rv 21:10 cPs 48:2; Is 14:13 d1Ch 28:12, 19
[3] ILit reed, and so throughout the ch aEzk 1:7; Dn 10:6; Rv 1:15 bEzk 47:3; Zc 2:1, 2 cRv 11:1; 21:15
[4] aEzk 2:1, 3, 6, 8; 44:5 bEzk 2:7, 8; 44:5 cIs 21:10; Jr 26:2; Ac 20:27

Measurements Relating to the Temple

5 ¶ And behold, there was a awall on the outside of the Itemple all around, and in the man’s hand was a measuring rod of six cubits, [each of which was] a cubit and a IIhandbreadth. So he measured the thickness of the IIIwall, one rod; and the height, one rod. 6 Then he went to the gate which faced aeast, went up its steps and measured the threshold of the gate, one rod Iin width; and the other threshold [was] one rod Iin width. 7 The aguardroom [was] one rod long and one rod wide; and [there were] five cubits between the guardrooms. And the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate Ifacing inward [was] one rod. 8 Then he measured the porch of the gate Ifacing inward, one rod. 9 He measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and its side pillars, two cubits. And the porch of the gate was Ifaced inward. 10 The guardrooms of the gate toward the east [numbered] three on each side; the three of them had the same measurement. The side pillars also had the same measurement on each side. 11 And he measured the width of the Igateway, ten cubits, and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits. 12 [There was] a Ibarrier [wall] one cubit [wide] in front of the guardrooms on each side; and the guardrooms [were] six cubits [square] on each side. 13 He measured the gate from the roof of the one guardroom to the roof of the other, a width of twenty-five cubits from [one] door to [the] door opposite. 14 He made the side pillars sixty cubits [high]; the gate [extended] round about to the side pillar of the acourtyard. 15 [From] the front of the entrance gate to the front of the inner porch of the gate [was] fifty cubits. 16 [There were] Iashuttered windows [looking] toward the guardrooms, and toward their side pillars within the gate all around, and likewise for the porches. And [there were] windows all around inside; and on [each] side pillar [were] bpalm tree ornaments.

[5] ILit house III.e. 204 in. IIILit building aIs 26:1; Ezk 42:20
[6] IOr in depth aEzk 8:16; 11:1; 40:20; 43:1
[7] ILit from the house aEzk 40:10-16, 21, 29, 33, 36
[8] ILit from the house
[9] ILit from the house
[11] ILit entrance of the gate
[12] ILit border
[14] aEx 27:9; 1Ch 28:6; Ps 100:4; Is 62:9; Ezk 8:7; 42:1
[16] IOr beveled inwards a1K 6:4; Ezk 41:16, 26 b1K 6:29, 32, 35; 2Ch 3:5; Ezk 40:22, 26, 31, 34, 37; 41:18-20, 25, 26

17 ¶ Then he brought me into the aouter court, and behold, [there were] bchambers and a pavement made for the court all around; thirty chambers Ifaced the pavement. 18 The pavement ([that is], the lower pavement) [was] by the Iside of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates. 19 Then he measured the width from the front of the alower gate to the front of the exterior of the inner court, a bhundred cubits on the east and on the north.

[17] ILit to aEzk 10:5; 42:1; 46:21; Rv 11:2 b2K 23:11; 1Ch 9:26; 23:28; 2Ch 31:11; Ezk 40:38
[18] ILit shoulder
[19] aEzk 40:23, 27; 46:1, 2 bEzk 40:23, 27

20 ¶ [As for] the agate of the outer court which faced the north, he measured its length and its width. 21 IIt had three aguardrooms on each side; and its bside pillars and its porches IIhad the same measurement as the first gate. Its length [was] cfifty cubits and the width dtwenty-five cubits. 22 Its awindows and its porches and its palm tree ornaments [had] the same measurements as the bgate which faced toward the east; and Iit was reached by seven csteps, and its IIporch [was] in front of them. 23 The inner court had a gate opposite the gate on the north as well as [the gate] on the east; and he measured a ahundred cubits from gate to gate.

[20] aEzk 40:6
[21] ILit Its guardrooms were three IILit were aEzk 40:7 bEzk 40:16, 30 cEzk 40:15 dEzk 40:13
[22] ILit they were going up into it IIOr porches aEzk 40:16 bEzk 40:6 cEzk 40:26, 31, 34, 37, 49
[23] aEzk 40:19, 27

24 ¶ Then he led me toward the south, and behold, there was a agate toward the south; and he measured its bside pillars and its porches according to Ithose same measurements. 25 IThe gate and its porches had awindows all around like IIthose other windows; the length [was] bfifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits. 26 [There were] seven asteps going up to it, and its porches [were] in front of them; and it had bpalm tree ornaments on its side pillars, one on each side. 27 The inner court had a gate toward the asouth; and he measured from gate to gate toward the south, a bhundred cubits.

[24] ILit these measurements, and so throughout the ch aEzk 40:6, 20, 35; 46:9 bEzk 40:21
[25] ILit It IILit these windows aEzk 40:16, 22, 29 bEzk 40:21, 33
[26] aEzk 40:6, 22 bEzk 40:16
[27] aEzk 40:23, 32 bEzk 40:19

28 ¶ Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate; and he measured the south gate aaccording to those same measurements. 29 Its aguardrooms also, its side pillars and its bporches [were] according to those same measurements. And Ithe gate and its porches had bwindows all around; it [was] cfifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 30 [There were] aporches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide. 31 Its porches [were] toward the outer court; and apalm tree ornaments [were] on its side pillars, and its stairway [had] eight bsteps.

[28] aEzk 40:32, 35
[29] ILit it aEzk 40:7, 10, 21 bEzk 40:16, 22, 25 cEzk 40:21
[30] aEzk 40:16, 21
[31] aEzk 40:16 bEzk 40:22, 26, 34, 37

32 ¶ He brought me into the ainner court toward the east. And he measured the gate baccording to those same measurements. 33 Its aguardrooms also, its side pillars and its porches [were] according to those same measurements. And Ithe gate and its porches had bwindows all around; it [was] cfifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 34 Its aporches [were] toward the outer court; and apalm tree ornaments [were] on its side pillars, on each side, and its stairway [had] eight bsteps.

[32] aEzk 40:28-31, 35 bEzk 40:28
[33] ILit it aEzk 40:29 bEzk 40:16 cEzk 40:21
[34] aEzk 40:16 bEzk 40:22, 37

35 ¶ Then he brought me to the anorth gate; and he measured [it] according to those same measurements, 36 [with] its aguardrooms, its side pillars and its bporches. And Ithe gate had bwindows all around; the length [was] cfifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits. 37 Its side pillars [were] toward the outer court; and apalm tree ornaments [were] on its side pillars on each side, and its stairway had eight bsteps.

[35] aEzk 40:27, 32; 44:4; 47:2
[36] ILit it aEzk 40:7, 29 bEzk 40:16 cEzk 40:21
[37] aEzk 40:16 bEzk 40:34

38 ¶ A achamber with its doorway was by the side pillars at the gates; there they brinse the burnt offering. 39 In the porch of the gate [were] two atables on each side, on which to slaughter the bburnt offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering. 40 On the outer Iside, IIas one went up to the IIIgateway toward the north, [were] two tables; and on the other Iside of the porch of the gate [were] two tables. 41 Four atables [were] on each side Inext to the gate; [or], eight tables on which they slaughter [sacrifices]. 42 For the burnt offering [there were] four atables of bhewn stone, a cubit and a half long, a cubit and a half wide and one cubit high, on which they lay the instruments with which they slaughter the aburnt offering and the sacrifice. 43 The double Ihooks, one handbreadth in length, were installed IIin the house all around; and on the tables [was] the flesh of the offering.

[38] a1Ch 28:12; Ne 13:5, 9; Jr 35:4; 36:10; Ezk 40:17; 41:10; 42:13 b2Ch 4:6
[39] aEzk 40:42 bLv 1:3-17; Ezk 46:2
[40] ILit shoulder IILit to the one going up IIILit entrance of the gate
[41] ILit by the shoulder of aEzk 40:39, 40
[42] aEzk 40:39 bEx 20:25
[43] IOr ledges IIOr inside

44 ¶ From the outside to the ainner gate were Ibchambers for the csingers in the inner court, [one of] which was at the IIside of the north gate, with IIIits front toward the south, and one at the IIside of the IVsouth gate facing toward the north. 45 He said to me, “This is the achamber which faces toward the south, [intended] for the priests who bkeep charge of the Itemple; 46 but the achamber which faces toward the north is for the priests who bkeep charge of the altar. These are the csons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi dcome near to the LORD to minister to Him.” 47 He measured the court, a [perfect] square, a ahundred cubits long and a hundred cubits wide; and the altar was in front of the Itemple.

[44] IGr reads in two chambers IILit shoulder IIILit their IVGr reads east aEzk 40:23, 27 bEzk 40:17, 38 c1Ch 6:31, 32; 16:41-43; 25:1-7
[45] IOr house aEzk 40:17, 38 b1Ch 9:23; Ps 134:1
[46] aEzk 40:17, 38 bLv 6:12, 13; Ezk 44:15 c1K 2:35; Ezk 43:19; 48:11 dLv 10:3; Nu 16:5, 40; Ezk 42:13; 45:4
[47] ILit house aEzk 40:19, 23, 27

48 ¶ Then he brought me to the aporch of the Itemple and measured [each] side pillar of the porch, five cubits on each side; and the width of the gate was three cubits on each side. 49 The length of the porch [was] twenty cubits and the width eleven cubits; and at the astairway by which it was ascended [were] bcolumns belonging to the side pillars, one on each side.

[48] ILit house a1K 6:3; 2Ch 3:4
[49] aEzk 40:31, 34, 37 b1K 7:15-22; 2Ch 3:17; Jr 52:17-23; Rv 3:12


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The time, manner, and end of the vision.

1 ¶ In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth [day] of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten,¬ in the selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought¬ me thither. 2 In the visions of God brought¬ he me into the land of Israel, and set¬ me upon a very high mountain, by which [was] as the frame of a city on the south. 3 And he brought¬ me thither, and, behold, [there was] a man, whose appearance [was] like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood¬ in the gate. 4 And the man said¬ unto me, Son of man, behold¬ with thine eyes, and hear¬ with thine ears, and set¬ thine heart upon all that I shall shew¬ thee; for to the intent that I might shew¬ [them] unto thee [art] thou brought¬ hither: declare¬ all that thou seest¬ to the house of Israel. 5 And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits [long] by the cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured¬ the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.

[1] Ex 12:41; 2K 25:1; Jr 39:1; 52:1; Ezk 1:2, 3; 3:14, 22; 8:1; 11:24; 29:17; 32:1, 17; 33:21; 37:1; Rv 1:10.
[2] 1Ch 28:12, 19; Is 2:2; 14:13; 48:2; Ezk 1:1; 8:3; 17:22; 48:30; Dn 2:34; 7:1, 7; Mi 4:1; Ac 2:17; 16:9; 2Co 12:1; Ga 4:26; Rv 21:10.
[3] Is 8:20; 28:17; Ezk 1:7, 27; 47:3; Dn 10:5; Zc 2:1; Rv 1:15; 11:1; 21:15.
[4] Is 21:10; Jr 26:2; Ezk 2:7; 3:17; 43:10; 44:5; Mt 10:27; 13:9, 51; Ac 20:27; 1Co 11:23.
[5] Dt 3:11; Ps 125:2; Is 26:1; 60:18; Ezk 42:20; Zc 2:5; Rv 21:12.

The description of the east gate,

6 ¶ Then came¬ he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, and went up¬ the stairs thereof, and measured¬ the threshold of the gate, [which was] one reed broad; and the other threshold [of the gate, which was] one reed broad. 7 And [every] little chamber [was] one reed long, and one reed broad; and between the little chambers [were] five cubits; and the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within [was] one reed. 8 He measured¬ also the porch of the gate within, one reed. 9 Then measured¬ he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate [was] inward. 10 And the little chambers of the gate eastward [were] three on this side, and three on that side; they three [were] of one measure: and the posts had one measure on this side and on that side. 11 And he measured¬ the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten cubits; [and] the length of the gate, thirteen cubits. 12 The space also before the little chambers [was] one cubit [on this side], and the space [was] one cubit on that side: and the little chambers [were] six cubits on this side, and six cubits on that side. 13 He measured¬ then the gate from the roof of [one] little chamber to the roof of another: the breadth [was] five and twenty cubits, door against door. 14 He made¬ also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of the court round about the gate. 15 And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto the face of the porch of the inner gate [were] fifty cubits. 16 And [there were] narrow¬ windows to the little chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches: and windows [were] round about inward: and upon [each] post [were] palm trees. 17 Then brought¬ he me into the outward court, and, lo, [there were] chambers, and a pavement made¬ for the court round about: thirty chambers [were] upon the pavement. 18 And the pavement by the side of the gates over against the length of the gates [was] the lower pavement. 19 Then he measured¬ the breadth from the forefront of the lower gate unto the forefront of the inner court without, an hundred cubits eastward and northward.

[6] 1K 6:8; 1Ch 9:18, 24; Ne 3:29; Ps 84:10; Jr 19:2; Ezk 8:16; 10:18; 11:1; 40:5, 7, 20, 26; 43:1, 8; 44:1; 46:1, 2, 12; 47:1.
[7] 1K 6:5; 1Ch 9:26; 23:28; 2Ch 3:9; 31:11; Ezr 8:29; Jr 35:4; Ezk 42:5.
[9] Ezk 45:19.
[10] Dt 3:11; Ezk 40:5, 7; 43:13.
[12] Ezk 40:12.
[13] Ezk 40:7, 11, 12, 13.
[14] Ex 27:9; 35:17; Lv 6:16; 1Ch 28:6; Ps 100:4; Is 62:9; Ezk 8:7; 42:1.
[15] Ezk 40:6, 7, 15, 17; 41:21, 25.
[16] 1K 6:4, 29, 32, 35; 2Ch 3:5; Ps 92:12; Ezk 40:7, 12, 21, 25, 30; 41:15, 16; 42:3; Jn 5:2; 1Co 13:12; Rv 7:9.
[17] 1K 6:5; 1Ch 9:26; 23:28; 2Ch 31:11; Ezk 10:5; 42:1, 4; 45:5; 46:21; Rv 11:2.
[19] Ezk 40:23, 27; 46:1.

of the north gate,

20 ¶ And the gate of the outward court that looked toward the north, he measured¬ the length thereof, and the breadth thereof. 21 And the little chambers thereof [were] three on this side and three on that side; and the posts thereof and the arches thereof were after the measure of the first gate: the length thereof [was] fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits. 22 And their windows, and their arches, and their palm trees, [were] after the measure of the gate that looketh toward the east; and they went up¬ unto it by seven steps; and the arches thereof [were] before them. 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.

[20] Ezk 40:6.
[21] Ezk 40:7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 36.
[22] 1K 6:29, 32, 35; 7:36; 2Ch 3:5; Ezk 40:6, 16, 26, 31, 34, 37, 49; He 6:1; Rv 7:9.
[23] Ex 27:9; 38:9; Ezk 40:19, 27, 44.

of the south gate,

24 ¶ 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 palm trees, 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] five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad. 31 And the arches thereof [were] toward the utter court; and palm trees [were] upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it [had] eight steps.

[24] Ezk 40:6, 20, 21, 28, 33, 35; 46:9.
[25] Ezk 40:16, 21, 22, 29, 33; Jn 12:46; 1Co 13:12; 2P 1:19.
[26] Ps 92:12; So 7:7; Ezk 40:6, 16, 22, 29; 2P 3:18.
[27] Ezk 40:19, 23, 32, 47.
[28] Ezk 40:32, 35.
[29] 1Ch 28:11; 2Ch 31:11; Ne 13:5, 9; Jr 35:2; 36:10; Ezk 40:7, 10, 12, 16, 22, 25.
[30] Ezk 40:21, 25, 29, 33, 36.
[31] Ezk 40:22, 26, 34, 37.

of the east gate,

32 ¶ 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 palm trees [were] upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it [had] eight steps.

[32] Ezk 40:28, 35.
[33] Ezk 40:21, 25, 36.
[34] Ezk 40:6, 22, 26, 31, 34, 37, 49.

and of the north gate.

35 ¶ 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 utter court; and palm trees [were] upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it [had] eight steps. 38 And the chambers and the entries thereof [were] by the posts of the gates, where they washed¬ the burnt offering.

[35] Ezk 40:27, 32; 44:4; 47:2.
[36] Ezk 40:21, 29, 36.
[37] Ezk 40:31, 34.
[38] Lv 1:9; 8:21; 1K 6:8; Ezk 40:12; 41:10; He 10:22.

Eight tables.

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 the sin offering and 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.

[39] Lv 1:3; 4:2, 13; 5:6; 6:6; 7:1; Is 53:5, 10; Ezk 41:22; 44:16; Mal 1:7, 12; Lk 22:30; 1Co 10:16; 2Co 5:21.
[40] Ezk 40:35.
[43] Lv 1:6, 8; 8:20.

The chambers.

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, the keepers¬ of the charge of the house. 46 And the chamber whose prospect [is] toward the north [is] for the priests, the keepers¬ of the charge of the altar: these [are] the sons of 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, foursquare;¬ and the altar [that was] before the house.

[44] 1Ch 6:31; 16:41; 25:1; Ezk 40:7, 10, 23, 27, 29; Ep 5:19; Col 3:16.
[45] Lv 8:35; Nu 3:27, 32, 38; 18:5; 1Ch 6:49; 9:23; 2Ch 13:11; Ps 134:1; Ezk 8:5; 40:46; Mal 2:4; 1Ti 6:20; Rv 1:6.
[46] Lv 6:12; 10:3; Nu 16:5, 40; 18:5; 1K 2:35; Ezk 43:19; 44:15; 48:11; Ep 2:13.
[47] Ezk 40:19, 23, 27.

The porch of the house.

48 ¶ 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.

[48] 1K 6:3; 2Ch 3:4.
[49] 1K 7:15; 2Ch 3:17; Jr 52:17; Ezk 40:31, 34, 37; Rv 3:12.


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