The chambers for the priests.
Ezekiel 42:1 And he brought me forth into the outward court by the way that leadeth to the north, and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate building, and over against the house toward the north. Ezekiel 42:2 In the face of the north door was the length of hundred cubits, and the breadth of fifty cubits. Ezekiel 42:3 Over against the twenty cubits of the inner court, and over against the pavement of the outward court that was paved with stone, where there was a gallery joined to a triple gallery. Ezekiel 42:4 And before the chambers was a walk ten cubits broad, looking to the inner parts of a way of one cubit. And their doors were toward the north. Ezekiel 42:5 Where were the store chambers lower above: because they bore up the galleries, which appeared above out of them from he lower parts, and from the midst of the building. Ezekiel 42:6 For they were of three stories, and had not pillars, as the pillars of the courts: therefore did they appear above out of the lower places, and out of the middle places, fifty cubits from the ground. Ezekiel 42:7 And the outward wall that went about by the chambers, which were towards the outward court on the forepart of the chambers, was fifty cubits long. Ezekiel 42:8 For the length of the chambers of the outward court was fifty cubits: and the length before the face of the temple, a hundred cubits. Ezekiel 42:9 And there was under these chambers, an entrance from the east, for them that went into them out of the outward court. Ezekiel 42:10 In the breadth of the outward wall of the court that was toward the east, over against the separate building, and there were chambers before the building. Ezekiel 42:11 And the way before them was like the chambers which were toward the north: they were as long as they, and as broad as they: and all the going in to them, and their fashions, and their doors were alike. Ezekiel 42:12 According to the doors of the chambers that were towards the south: there was a door in the head of the way, which way was before the porch, separated towards the east as one entereth in.
The use thereof.
Ezekiel 42:13 And he said to me: The chambers of the north, and the chambers of the south, which are before the separate building: they are holy chambers, in which the priests shall eat, that approach to the Lord into the holy of holies: there they shall lay the most holy things, and the offering for sin, and for trespass: for it is a holy place. Ezekiel 42:14 And when the priests shall have entered in, they shall not go out of the holy places into the outward court: but there they shall lay their vestments, wherein they minister, for they are holy: and they shall put on other garments, and so they shall go forth to the people. Ezekiel 42:15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me out by the way of the gate that looked toward the east: and he measured it on every side round about. Ezekiel 42:16 And he measured toward the east with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds with the measuring reed round about. Ezekiel 42:17 And he measured toward the north five hundred reeds with the measuring reed round about. Ezekiel 42:18 And towards the south he measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed round about.
The measures of the outward court.
Ezekiel 42:19 And toward the west he measured five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed. Ezekiel 42:20 By the four winds he measured the wall thereof on every side round about, five hundred cubits and five hundred cubits broad, making a separation between the sanctuary and the place of the people.