The chambers for the priests.
Ezekiel 42:1 Then he brought me foorth into the vtter court, the way toward the North, and hee brought mee into the chamber, that [was] ouer against the separate place, & which [was] before the building toward the North. Ezekiel 42:2 Before the length of an hundreth cubites [was] the North doore, and the breadth [was] fiftie cubits. Ezekiel 42:3 Ouer against the twentie [cubites] which [were] for the inner court, and ouer against the pauement which [was] for the vtter court, [was] gallerie against gallery in three [stories]. Ezekiel 42:4 And before the chambers [was] a walke of ten cubites breadth inward, a way of one cubite, and their doores toward the North. Ezekiel 42:5 Now the vpper-chambers [were] shorter: for the galleries were higher then these, then the lower, and then the middlemost of the building. Ezekiel 42:6 For they [were] in three [stories], but [had] not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore [the building] was straitned more then the lowest, and the middlemost from the ground. Ezekiel 42:7 And the wall that [was] without ouer against the chambers towards the vtter court on the forepart of the chambers, the length thereof [was] fiftie cubites. Ezekiel 42:8 For the length of the chambers that [were] in the vtter court [was] fiftie cubites: and loe, before the Temple [were] an hundreth cubites. Ezekiel 42:9 And from vnder these chambers [was] the entrie on the East side, as one goeth into them from the vtter court. Ezekiel 42:10 The chambers [were] in the thickenes of the wall of the court toward the East, ouer against the separate place, and ouer against the building. Ezekiel 42:11 And the way before them [was] like the appearance of the chambers, which [were] toward the North, as long as they and as broad as they, [and] all their goings out were both according to their fashions, and according to their doores. Ezekiel 42:12 And according to the doores of the chambers that [were] toward the South, [was] a doore in the head of the way, [euen] the way directly before ye wall toward the East, as one entreth into them.
The use thereof.
Ezekiel 42:13 Then sayd hee vnto mee, The North chambers, [and] the South chambers, which [are] before the separate place, they [be] holy chambers, where ye Priests that approach vnto the LORD shall eate the most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meat offering, & the sinne offering, and the trespasse offring, for the place [is] holy. Ezekiel 42:14 When the Priests enter therein, then shall they not goe out of the holy place into the vtter court, but there they shall lay their garments, wherein they minister: for they [are] holy, and shall put on other garments, and shall approch to those things which [are] for the people. Ezekiel 42:15 Now when hee had made an end of measuring the inner house, hee brought mee foorth toward the gate, whose prospect is toward the East, and measured it round about. Ezekiel 42:16 He measured the East side with the measuring reede, fiue hundreth reedes, with the measuring reed round about. Ezekiel 42:17 Hee measured the North side fiue hundreth reedes, with a measuring reed round about. Ezekiel 42:18 Hee measured the South side fiue hundreth reedes, with the measuring reede.
The measures of the outward court.
Ezekiel 42:19 Hee turned about to the West side, [and] measured fiue hundreth reedes with the measuring reed. Ezekiel 42:20 He measured it by the foure sides: it [had] a wall round about fiue hundreth [reedes] long, and fiue hundreth broad, to make a separation betweene the Sanctuary [and] the prophane place.