42 1Then 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 over against the building toward the north.
the length of a hundred cubits was the north door, and the breadth was fifty
3Over against the twenty cubits which belonged to the
inner court, and over against the pavement which belonged to the outer court,
was gallery against gallery in the third story.
4And before the chambers
was a walk of ten cubits' breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors
were toward the north.
5Now the upper chambers were shorter; for the
galleries took away from these, more than from the lower and the middlemost,
in the building.
6For they were in three stories, and they had not
pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the uppermost was
straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.
the wall that was without by the side of the chambers, toward the outer court
before the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits.
8For the length
of the chambers that were in the outer court was fifty cubits: and, lo,
before the temple were a hundred cubits.
9And from under these chambers
was the entry on the east side, as one goeth into them from the outer court.
10In the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, before the
separate place, and before the building, there were chambers.
way before them was like the appearance of the way of the chambers
which were toward the north; according to their length so was their breadth:
and all their egresses were both according to their fashions, and according
to their doors.
12And according to the doors of the chambers that were
toward the south was a door at the head of the way, even the way directly
before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.
he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers, which are before the
separate place, they are the holy chambers, where the priests that are near
unto Jehovah shall eat the most holy things: there shall they lay the most
holy things, and the meal-offering, and the sin-offering, and the
trespass-offering; for the place is holy.
14When the priests enter in,
then shall they not go out of the holy place into the outer court, but there
they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy: and
they shall put on other garments, and shall approach to that which pertaineth
to the people.
15Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner
house, he brought me forth by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward
the east, and measured it round about.
16He measured on the east side
with the measuring reed five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round
17He measured on the north side five hundred reeds with the
measuring reed round about.
18He measured on the south side five hundred
reeds with the measuring reed.
19He turned about to the west side, and
measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.
20He measured it on
the four sides: it had a wall round about, the length five hundred, and the
breadth five hundred, to make a separation between that which was holy and
that which was common.