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Ezekiel 40

The time, manner, and end of the vision.

Ezekiel 40:1 In the .xxv. yeare of oure captiuite, in the begynnynge of the yeare, the .x. daye of the moneth: that is the .xiiii. yeare, after that the cyte was smyten downe: the same daye came the hand of the Lorde vpon me, and caried me forth: Ezekiel 40:2 euen into the lande of Israel brought he me in the visyons of God: & set me downe vpon a maruelous hye mountayne, wher vpon there was a buylding (as it had bene of a cyte) toward the north. Ezekiel 40:3 Thyther he caried me, and beholde, there was a man, whose similitude was like brasse, which had a threde of flax in his hande, & a meterode also. He stode in the dore, Ezekiel 40:4 and sayd vnto me: marcke well with thine eyes, herken to with thine eares, and fasten it in thine hert, whatsoeuer I shal shewe the, for to that intent that they myght be shewed þe therfore art þu brought hyther. And whatsoeuer thou seyst, thou shalt certyfye þe house of Israell therof. Ezekiel 40:5 Beholde, there was a wall on þe out syde rounde aboute the house: the meterodde that he had in his hande, was sixe cubytes longe & a spanne. So he measured the bredth of the buyldinge, which was a meterodde, and the heygth also a meterode.

The description of the east gate,

Ezekiel 40:6 Then came he vnto the east dore, & wente vp the steares, & measured the postes of þe dore, wherof euery one was a meterodde thicke. Euery chambre was a meterodde longe & brode: Ezekiel 40:7 betwene the chambers were fyue cubytes. The poste of þe dore within the porche, was one meterodde. Ezekiel 40:8 He measured also the porche of the ynnermer dore, which conteyned a meterodde. Ezekiel 40:9 Then measured he the entrye of the dore, that conteyned eyght cubytes, & his pylers two cubytes: and this entrye stode inwarde. Ezekiel 40:10 The chambers of the dore eastwarde, were thre on euery syde: a lyke brode and longe. The pilers also that stode of both the sydes were of one measure. Ezekiel 40:11 After this, he measured the wydenesse of the dore, which was .x. cubytes, & the heygth of the dore .xiii. cubytes. Ezekiel 40:12 The edge before the chambers was one cubyte brode vpon both the sydes, and the chambres six cubytes wyde of eyther syde. Ezekiel 40:13 He measured the dore from the rydge of one chambre to another, whose wydenesse was .xxv. cubytes, & one dore stode agaynst another. Ezekiel 40:14 He made pilers also .lx. cubites hye, rounde about þe courte dore. Ezekiel 40:15 Before þe inwarde parte vnto the fore entre of the ynnermer dore, were .L. cubytes. Ezekiel 40:16 The chambers and their pylers within, rounde about vnto the dore, had syde wyndowes. So had the fore entries also, whose wyndowes wente rounde about within. And vpon the pylers there stode date trees. Ezekiel 40:17 Then brought he me into the fore courte where as were chambers & paued worckes, made in the fore courte rounde aboute .xxx. chambres vpon one paued worcke. Ezekiel 40:18 Now the paued worke was a longe besyde the dores & þt was the lower paued worke. Ezekiel 40:19 After this he measured the bredth from the lower dore, vnto the ynnermer courte of the outsyde, which had an .C. cubytes vpon the east & the north parte.

of the north gate,

Ezekiel 40:20 And the dore in the vttermoste court towarde the north, measured he after the length and bredth: Ezekiel 40:21 hys thre chambres also on ether syde with his pillers and forentryes: which had euen the measure of the first dore. His heyght was .l. cubytes, the bredth .xxv. cubites, Ezekiel 40:22 hys wyndowes & porches with hys date trees, had euen lyke measure as the dore towarde the east: there were .vij. steppes to go vp vpon, and their porche before them. Ezekiel 40:23 Nowe the dore of the ynnermer court stode streyght ouer agaynst the dore, þt was towarde the northeast. From one dore to another he measured .C. cubytes.

of the south gate,

Ezekiel 40:24 After that, he brought me to þe southsyde, where there stode a dore towarde the south: whose pillers and porches he measured, these had the fyrst measure, Ezekiel 40:25 and with their porches they had windowes rounde about, like the fyrst wyndowes. The heyght was .l. cubites, the bredth .xxv. Ezekiel 40:26 with steppes to go vp vpon: hys porche stode before with hys pyllers and date trees on ether side. Ezekiel 40:27 And the dore of the ynnermer courte stode towarde the south, and he measured from one dore to another an .C. cubites. Ezekiel 40:28 So he brought me into the ynnermer court, thorowe the dore of the southsyde, which he measured: and it had the measure aforsayde. Ezekiel 40:29 In lyke maner, hys chambres, pyllers and forentreys, had euen the foresayde measure also. And he had with hys porches rounde about windowes of fifty cubites heyght, and .xxv. cubytes broade. Ezekiel 40:30 The porches round about were .xxv. cubites longe, and .v. cubites broad: Ezekiel 40:31 and his porche reached vnto the vttermost court, vpon his pyllers, there were date trees, and eyght steppes to go vp vpon.

of the east gate,

Ezekiel 40:32 He brought me also into the ynmost court vpon the east syde, and measured the dore, according to the measure aforsayd. Ezekiel 40:33 His chambers, pyllers and porches had euen the same measure, as the fyrst had: and with hys porches, he had wyndowes rounde about. The heyght was .l. cubytes, the bredth .xxv. cubites: Ezekiel 40:34 hys porche reached vnto the vttermost court: his pillers also had date trees on ether syde, & .viij. steppes to go vp vpon.

and of the north gate.

Ezekiel 40:35 And he brought me to the north dore & measured it: which also had þe forsayde measure. Ezekiel 40:36 His chambres, pillers & porches had windowes rounde about: whose heyght was .l. cubites, and the bredth .xxv. Ezekiel 40:37 Hys pyllers stode towarde the vtmost court, and vpon them both were date trees, and .viij. steppes to go vp vpon. Ezekiel 40:38 Ther stode a chambre also, whose intraunce was at the dore pyllers, and there the burntofferynges were wasshed.

Eight tables.

Ezekiel 40:39 In the dore porche, there stode on eyther syde two tables for the slaughtinge: to sleye the brentofferinges, synofferynges and trespace offeringes therupon. Ezekiel 40:40 And on the outside as men go forth to the north dore, ther stode two tables. Ezekiel 40:41 Foure tables stode on ether side of the dore, that is .viij. tables: wherupon they slaughted. Ezekiel 40:42 Foure tables were of hewen stone for the burntoffringes, of a cubite and a halfe longe and brode, and one cubite hye: wherupon were layed the vessels and ornamentes, which were vsed to the burnt and slayne offeringes: whan they were slaughted. Ezekiel 40:43 And within, there were hokes foure fingers brode, fastened rounde about, to hange flesh vpon, and vpon the tables was layed þe offryng fleshe.

The chambers.

Ezekiel 40:44 On the out syde of the innermer dore were the syngers chambers in the inwarde court besyde the north dore oueragaynst the south. There stode one also, besyde the east dore northwarde. Ezekiel 40:45 And he sayde vnto me: This chambre on the south syde belongeth to the prestes, that kepe the habytatyon: Ezekiel 40:46 and this towarde the north, is the prestes that wayte vpon the aulter: which be the sonnes of Sadoch, that do seruice before the Lorde in steade of the chyldren of Leui. Ezekiel 40:47 So he measured the fore court, which had in length an .C. cubites, and asmoch in bredth by the foure corners. Now the aulter stode before the house.

The porch of the house.

Ezekiel 40:48 And he brought me to the fore entrye of the house, and measured the walles by the entry dore: which were .v. cubites longe on eyther syde. The thycknes also of the dore on eyther syde was thre cubites. Ezekiel 40:49 The length of the porche was .xx. cubites, the bredth .xi. cubites, and vpon steppes went men vp to it: by the walles also were pyllers on eyther syde one.

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