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The ornaments,

Chap. xli.

and priests' chamber Ing about still upward to the side chamber: doors of the temple, cherubims and palufor the winding about of the house went still trees, like as were made upon the walls; and upward round about the house: therefore the there were thick planks upon the face of the breadth of the house was still upward, and so porch without. increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst.

8 I saw also the height of the house round about the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

9 The thickness of the wall, which was for the side chamber without, was five cubits and that which was left was the place of the side chambers that were within.

10 And between the chambers was the wideness of twenty cubits round about the house on every side.

26 And there were narrow windows and palm-trees on the one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the side chambers of the house, and thick planks. CHAP. XLII.

1 The priests' chambers: 13 the use thereof. 19 The outward court measured.

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HEN 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 before the building toward the north.

11 And the doors of the side chambers were 2 Before the length of an hundred cubits toward the place that was left, one door to-was the north door, and the breadth was fifty ward the north, and another door toward the south and the breadth of the place that was left was five cubits round about.

12 Now the building that was before the separate place at the end toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building was five cubits thick round about, and the length thereof ninety cubits.

13 So he measured the house, an hundred cubits long; and the separate place, and the building, with the walls thereof, an hundred cubits long;

14 Also the breadth of the face of the house, and of the separate place toward the east, an hundred cubits.

cubits.

3 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the outer court, was gallery against gallery in three stories.

4 And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.

5 Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.

7 And the wall that was without over against the chambers, toward the outer court on the forepart of the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits.

6 For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than the low15 And he measured the length of the build-est and the middlemost from the ground. ing over against the separate place which was behind it, and the galleries thereof on the one side, and on the other side, an hundred cubits, with the inner temple, and the porches of the court; 8 For the length of the chambers that were 16 The door-posts, and the narrow win-ia the outer court was fifty cubits: and lo, bedows, and the galleries round about on their fore the temple were an hundred cubits. three stories, over against the door, ceiled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows, and the windows were covered;

17 To that above the door, even unto the inner house and without, and by all the wall round about within and without, by measure.

18 And it was made with cherubiros and palm-trees, so that a palm-tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had two faces;

19 So that the face of a man was toward the palm-tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm-tree on the other side it was made through all the house round about.

20 From the ground unto above the door were cherubims and palm-trees made, and on the wall of the temple.

21 The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other.

22 The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto me, This is the table that is before the LORD.

23 And the temple and the sanctuary had

two doors.

24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.

25 And there were made on them, on the

9 And from under these chambers was the entry on the east side, as one goeth into them from the outer court.

10 The chambers were in the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, over against the separate place, and over against the building.

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 doors.

12 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door in the head of the way, euca the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.

13 Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers, which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers, where the priests that approach unto the LORD shall eat the most boly things: there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meat-offering, and the sin-offering, and the trespass-offering; for the place is holy.

14 When the priests enter therein, 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 shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.

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15¶ Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.

16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

17 He measured the north side five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about. 18 He measured the south side five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.

into the temple.

12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain, the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

13 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits. The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be a span: and this shall be the higher place of the altar.

19 He turned about to the west side, and 14 Aud from the bottom upon the ground measured five hundred reeds, with the measur-even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, and ing reed. the breadth one cubit, and from the lesser set20 He measured it by the four sides: ittle even to the greater settle shall be four cuhad a wall round about, five hundred reeds bits, and the breadth one cubit. long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

CHAP. XLIII.

1 The returning of the glory of God into the temple. 7 The sin of Israel hindereth God's presence.

15 So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and upwards shall be four horns.

16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof.

17 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits

AFTERWARD be brought me to the gate, long and fourteen broad in the four squares

east:

even the gate that looketh toward the thereof: and the border about it shalt be. half a cubit: and the bottom thereof shall be a

2 And behold, the glory of the God of Is-cubit about: and his stairs shall look toward rael came from the way of the east: and his the east. voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.

3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar: and I fell upon my face.

18¶ And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD, These are the ordinances of the altar, in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt-offerings thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon.

19 And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord Gop, a young bullock for a sin-offer

And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose pros-ing. pect is toward the east.

5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.

6 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house: and the man stood by me.

20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it; and on the four corners of the settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.

21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin-offering, and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house without the sanctuary.

7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles f my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy 22 And on the second day thou snalt offer a name shall the house of Israel no more defile, kid of the goats without blemish for a sin-offerweither they, nor their kings, by their whore-ing: and they shall cleanse the altar, as they dom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.

8 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even defiled any holy name by their abominations that they have committed: wherefore I have consutied them in mine anger.

9 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings far from me, and 1 will dwell in the midst of them for

ever.

10 Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.

do cleanse it with the bullock.

23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing if, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram cut of the flock without blemish.

24 And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt-offering unto the LORD.

25 Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin-offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the dock without blemish.

26 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.

11 And if they be ashamed of all that they 27 And when these days are expired, it shall Lave done, shew them the form of the house,be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out the priest shall make your burnt-offerings upon thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the the altar, and your peace-offerings: and I will forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, accept you, saith the Lord GOD. and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof, and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them

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CHAP. XLIV.

The east gale assigned only to the prince. 9 Idolaters incapable of the priest's office 17 Ordinances for the priests

The priests reproved.

Chap. xlv. THEN he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary, which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.

2 Then said the LORD unto me, This gate shall be shut, i shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it: because the LORD the God of Israel hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.

3 It is for the prince: the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.

Ordinances for them. 17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, while they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.

18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins: they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.

19 And when they go forth into the outer court, even into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein be-they ministered, and lay them in the holy. chambers, and they shall put on other gar ments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments.

4 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and hold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.

5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.

20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.

21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

22 Neither shall they take for their wives a 6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even widow, nor her that is put away; but they to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord shall take maidens of the sced of the house of GOD, O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you Israel, or a widow that had a priest before. of all your abominations, 23 And they shall teach my people the dif7 In that ye have brought into my sanc-ference between the holy and profane, and tuary strangers uncircumcised in heart and cause them to discern between the unclean and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, the clean. to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant, because of all your abominations.

8 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

9 Thus th the Lord Gor: No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Isract. 10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.

24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.

25 And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for bro(ther, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.

26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.

27 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer bis sin-offering,

11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sane-saith the Lord Gop. tuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt-offering, and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.

28 And it shall be unto them for an inhertance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

theirs.

25 They shall eat the meat-offering, and 12 Because they ministered unto them be- the sin-offering, and the trespass-offering; fore their idols, and caused the house of Is-and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be rael to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hard against them, saith the Lord Gop, and they shall bear their iniquity. 13 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the most holy place but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed.

14 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein.

15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of

Zalok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary,

30 And the first of all the first-fruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations shall be the priests': ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.

31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

CHAP. XLV.

The portion of land for the sanctuary, & for
the city, 7 and for the prince.
M the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an
OREOVER, when ye shall divide by fot

when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister oblation unto the LORD, an holy portion of unto me, and they shall stand before me to the land: the length shall be the length of five offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth Lord Gop: shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about.

16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.

2 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length, with five hundred in

The division of the land.

BZEKIEL.

The prince's inheritance. breadth, square round about; and fifty cubits month, in the first day of the month, tho round about for the suburbs thereof. shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:

3 And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in it shall be the sanctuary and the most holy place.

4 The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister unto the LORD: and it shall be a place for their houses, and an holy place for the sanctuary.

5 And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten thousand of breadth, shall also the Levites, the ministers of the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty chambers.

19 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin-offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court.

20 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one that erreth, and for him that is simple: so shall ye reconcile the house.

21 In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall

be eaten.

6 And ye shall appoint the possession of 22 And upon that day shall the prince prethe city five thousand broad, and five and pare for himself and for all the people of the twenty thousand long, over against the obla-land a bullock for a sin-offering.

tion of the holy portion: it shall be for the 23 And seven days of the feast he shall prewhole house of Israel.

7 And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the possession of the city before the oblation of the holy portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west side westward, and from the east side eastward: and the length shall be over against one of the portions, from the west border unto the east border.

8 In the land shall be his possession in Israel and my princes shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israel according to their tribes.

9 Thus saith the Lord Gon; Let it suffice

pare a burnt-offering to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin-offering.

24 And he shall prepare a meat-offering of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an ephah.

25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to the sin-offering, according to the burnt-offering, and according to the meat-offering, and according to the oil.

CHAP. XLVI.

1 Ordinances for the prince in his worship, 9 and for the people.

you, o princes of Israel: remove violenceTH
and spoil, and execute judgment and justice,
take away your exactions from my people,
saith the Lord GOD.

10 Ye shall have just-balances, and a just phah, and a just bath.

NHUS saith the Lord Gon; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.

2 And the prince shall enter by the way of 11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one the porch of that gate without, and shall stand measure, that the bath may contain the tenth by the post of the gate, and the priest shall part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth prepare his burnt-offering, and his peace-offerpart of an homer: the measure thereof shallings, and he shall worship at the threshold of be after the homer. the gate: then he shall go forth but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.

12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifbeen shekels, shall be your maneh.

13 This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of barley.

14 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is an homer of ten paths; for ten baths are an homer:

3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons.

4 And the burnt-offering that the prince shall offer unto the LORD in the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish.

5 And the meat-offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meat-offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.

15 And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel; for a meat-offering, and for a burnt-offering, 6 And in the day of the new moon it shall and for peace-offerings, to make reconciliation be a young bullock without blemish, and six for them, saith the Lord GOD. lambs, and a ram: they shall be without blemish.

16 All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel.

7 And he shall prepare a meat-offering, 17 And it shall be the prince's part to ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, give burnt-offerings, and meat-offerings, and and for the lambs according as his hand shall drink-offerings, in the feasts, and in the attain unto, and an hin of oil to an ephah. new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all so- 8 And when the prince shall enter, he shall Jemnities of the house of Israel: he shall pre-go in by the way of the porch of that gate. pare the sin-offering, and the meat-offering, and he shall go forth by the way thereof. and the burnt-offering, and the peace-offer- 9 But when the people of the land shall ings, to make reconciliation for the house come before the LORD in the solemn feasts, of Israel. he that entereth in by the way of the north

13 2 saith the Lord GOD; In the first gate to worship shall go out by the way of

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the south gate; and he that entereth by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the

The vision of the waters. CHAP. XLVII.

The vision of the holy waters: 6 the virtue of them. 13 The borders of the land.

way of thete whereby he came in, but shall AFTERWARD he brought me again unto

go forth over against it.

the door of the house; and behold,

10 And the prince in the midst of them, when waters issued out from under the threshold of they go in, shall go in; and when they go forth, the house eastward: for the fore-front of the shall go forth. house stood towards the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.

11 And in the feasts and in the solemnities the meat-offering shall be an ephah to a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and to the lambs as he is able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.

12 Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt-offering or peace-offerings voluntarily unto the LORD, one shall then open him the gate that looketh towards the east, and be shall prepare his burnt-offering and his peace-offerings, as he did on the sabbath-day: then he shall go forth and after his going forth one shall shut the gate.

2 Then brought be me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the outer gate by the way that looketh eastward; and behold, there ran out waters on the right side.

3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ancles.

4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to 13 Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt-offering the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and unto the LORD of a lamb of the first year with-brought me through; the waters were to the out blemish: thou shalt prepare it every loins. morning.

14 And thou shalt prepare a meat-offering for it every morning, the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of an hin of oil, to temper with the fine flour; a meat-offering continually by a perpetual ordinance unto the LORD.

15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the meat-offering, and the oil, every morning for a continual burnt-offering.

16 Thus saith the Lord Gop; If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons', it shall be their possession by inheritance.

17 But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be his sons' for them.

18 Moreover, the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession: that my people be not scattered every man from his possession.

19 After he brought me through the entry, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers of the priests, which looked towards the north; and behold, there was a place on the two sides westward.

20 Then said he unto me, This is the place where the priests shall Loil the trespass-offering and the sin-offering, where they shall bake the meat-offering; that they bear them not out into the outer court, to sanctify the people.

5 Afterwards he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.

6 And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.

7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.

9 And it shall come to pass that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the river shall come, shall live: and there sha be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.

10 And it shall come to pass that the fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.

11 But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.

12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: 21 Then he brought me forth into the outer it shall bring forth new fruit according to court, and caused me to pass by the four cor-bis months, because their waters they issued ners of the court; and behold, in every cor-out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof ner of the court there was a court. shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

22 In the four corners of the court there were courts joined of forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four corners were of one

measure.

23 And there was a row of building round about in them, round about them four, and it was made with boiling places under the rows round about.

13¶Thus saith the Lord GOD; This shall be the border whereby ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.

14 And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another; concerning the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers: and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.

24 Then said he unto me, These are the places of them that boil, where the ministers 15 And this shall be the border of the land of the house shall boil the sacrifice of the peo-toward the north side from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad;

ple.

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