The Vision of the Temple

**1**Next he brought me to the Temple and measured its door jambs at six cubitsa
wide on each side of the structure.b
**2**The entrance was ten cubitsc
wide and its door jambs were five cubitsd
wide on each side. He measured the length of the nave at 40 cubitse
and its width at 20 cubits.f

**3**Then he went inside and measured the door jambs at two cubitsg
wide and the doorway at six cubitsh
high. The doorway was seven cubitsi
wide.
**4**He measured its length at 20 cubits,j
its width at 20 cubitsk
in front of the structure,l
and then he told me, “This is the most holy area.”

**5**Next, he measured the Temple walls at six cubitsm
high and the width of the side chambers at four cubitsn
around all four sides of the Temple.
**6**The side chambers consisted of three stories, each above the other, with 30 chambers in each story. The side chambers extended out from the wall that faced the inside of the chambers where the chambers were fastened together, but the chamber walls were not fastened directly into the Temple walls themselves.
**7**The side chambers surrounding the Temple were wider at each successive story, because the surrounding structure ascended by proportional increments as it rose, ascending to the highest story by going up successively from the lowest.

**8**I observed a raised platform that surrounded the Temple, and the foundations of the side chambers were a full six cubitso
deep.
**9**The outer wall of the side chambers was five cubitsp
thick, and there was an empty space between the Temple’s side chambers
**10**and its outer chambers 20 cubitsq
in width, surrounding the Temple on each side.
**11**The side chamber doorway facing the free space contained a single north-facing doorway and a second south-facing doorway. The width of the free space was five cubitsr
all around the perimeter.s
**12**The building that faced the west side of the courtyard was 70 cubitst
wide, and the building’s wall was five cubitsu
thick all around. It was 90 cubitsv
long.

The Temple

**13**Then he measured the Temple. It was 100 cubitsw
long, and the courtyard, its building, and its walls were 100 cubitsx
long.
**14**The front of the Temple and its east-facing courtyard were eachy
100 cubitsz
long.
**15**Next, he measured 100 cubitsaa
as the length of the structure toward the front of the courtyard that stood behind it, where it housed a gallery on each side of it. Then he measured the Temple and the inner porticosbb
of the courtyard,
**16**the thresholds, the shieldedcc
windows, and the surrounding three-storied galleries that stood opposite. From the ground to the shieldeddd
windows, they were paneled with wood all around,
**17**including up to the doorway, up to the Temple (both within and without) and all around both sides of the inner wall, according to his measurement.
**18**There were carved cherubim and palm trees, alternating with a palm tree between a cherub, and each cherub had two faces,
**19**with a human face lookingee
toward the palm tree on one side and a young lion’s face lookingff
toward the palm tree on the other side. These carvings extended all the way around the Temple,
**20**from the ground to above the doorway, as well as on the walls of the main sanctuary.

**21**The door posts of the main sanctuary were square. Each door post was identical in appearance to the others.
**22**The altar was made of wood, three cubitsgg
high and two cubitshh
long. Its corners, base, and sides were of wood. He told me, “This table stands in the LORD’s presence.”

**23**The nave and the sanctuary each were equipped with double doors.
**24**Each door had two sections mounted on hinges,ii
for a total of two sections for one door and two sections for the other.
**25**The doors of the nave had carvings engraved on them, consisting of cherubim and palm trees identical to those on the walls. The front of the exterior porch was equipped with a wooden threshold.
**26**Shielded windows and palm trees were visiblejj
on both sides; that is, on the sides of the porch, the side chambers of the Temple, and on its thresholds.

Footnotes:

a 41:1 i.e. about 10.5 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

b 41:1 Lit. *tent*

c 41:2 i.e. about 17.5 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

d 41:2 i.e. about 8.75 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

e 41:2 i.e. about 35 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

f 41:2 i.e. about 70 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

g 41:3 i.e. about 42 inches; the royal cubit was 21 inches

h 41:3 i.e. about 10.5 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

i 41:3 i.e. about 12.25 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

j 41:4 i.e. about 35 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

k 41:4 i.e. about 35 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

l 41:4 i.e. the separation between the Holy Place and the most holy area

m 41:5 i.e. about 10.5 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

n 41:5 i.e. about seven feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

o 41:8 i.e. about 10.5 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

p 41:9 i.e. about 8.75 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

q 41:10 i.e. about 35 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

r 41:11 i.e. about 8.75 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

s 41:11 The Heb. lacks *the perimeter*

t 41:12 i.e. about 122.5 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

u 41:12 i.e. about 8.75 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

v 41:12 i.e. about 157.5 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

w 41:13 i.e. about 175 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

x 41:13 i.e. about 175 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

y 41:14 The Heb. lacks *each*

z 41:14 i.e. about 175 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

aa 41:15 i.e. about 175 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

bb 41:15 Or *porches*

cc 41:16 Or *latticed*

dd 41:16 Or *latticed*

ee 41:19 The Heb. lacks *looking*

ff 41:19 The Heb. lacks *looking*

gg 41:22 i.e. about 5.25 feet; the royal cubit was 21 inches

hh 41:22 i.e. about 42 inches; the royal cubit was 21 inches

ii 41:24 Lit. *two swinging sections*

jj 41:26 The Heb. lacks *visible*

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