The chambers for the priests.
Ezekiel 42:1 Then he took me forth unto the outer court, the way toward the north,and brought me unto the chamber which was over against the secluded place and which was over against the enclosing-wall, towards the north. Ezekiel 42:2 Facing the length of the hundred cubits, was the entrance of the north,and, the breadth, was fifty cubits: Ezekiel 42:3 over against the twenty which pertained to the inner court, and over against the pavement which pertained to the outer court, was gallery facing gallery, by the thirties; Ezekiel 42:4 and, before the chambers, was a walk ten cubits in breadth inward, a way of one cubit,and, their entrances, were to the north. Ezekiel 42:5 Now, the highest chambers, were shortened,because the galleries took away therefrom, more than from the lowest or from the middle, in structure. Ezekiel 42:6 For, three stories, they were; and had not, pillars like the pillars of the courts; for this cause, it differed from the lowest and from the middle, from the ground. Ezekiel 42:7 And, as for the wall that was without, answering to the chambers, toward the outer court, facing the chambers, the length thereof, was fifty cubits. Ezekiel 42:8 For, the length of the chambers which pertained to the outer court, was fifty cubits,and lo! in front of the temple, a hundred cubits. Ezekiel 42:9 And, from under these chambers, was the entry from the east when one goeth in by them, from the outer court. Ezekiel 42:10 In the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east facing the secluded place and facing the enclosing wall, were chambers. Ezekiel 42:11 And, the way before them, was like the appearance of the chambers which were toward the north, as was their length, so, was their breadth,and, all their exits, were both according to their regulations, and according to their entrances. Ezekiel 42:12 And, according to the entrances of the chambers which were toward the south, was the entrance at the head of the waythe way in the face of the covered wall, the way toward the east in entering them.
The use thereof.
Ezekiel 42:13 Then said he unto me, The chambers of the north, the chambers of the south, which face the secluded place, they, are the holy chambers, where the priests who draw near to Yahweh shall eat, the most holy things; there, shall they lay the most holy things, and the meal-offering and the sin-bearer and the guilt-bearer, for, the place, is holy! Ezekiel 42:14 When the priests enter, them, then shall they not go forth out of the holy place into the outer court, but, there, shall they lay their garments wherein they minister, for, holy, they are, and shall put on other garments, and so draw near unto that which pertaineth to the people. Ezekiel 42:15 And, when he had ended the measurings of the inner house, then he brought me forth by way of the gate which looked toward the east,and measured it, round about on every side. Ezekiel 42:16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed,five hundred reeds by the measuring reed, round about. Ezekiel 42:17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, by the measuring reed, round about. Ezekiel 42:18 The south side, measured he,five hundred reeds, by the measuring reed.
The measures of the outward court.
Ezekiel 42:19 He turned about to the west side,he measured five hundred reeds, by the measuring reed. Ezekiel 42:20 Toward the four winds, measured he it, a wall, had it round about on every side, in length, five hundred, and, in breadth, five hundred,to make a separation, between the holy and the common.