Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Man with a Measuring Rod
1And it came to pass in the twenty-fifth year of our captivity, in the first month, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after the taking of the city, in that day the hand of the Lord was upon me, and brought me 2in a vision of God into the land of Israel, and set me on a very high mountain, and upon it there was as it were the frame of a city before me. 3And he brought me in thither, and, behold, there was a man, and the appearance of him was as the appearance of shining brass, and in his hand was a builder's line, and a measuring reed; and he stood at the gate. 4And the man said to me, Look with thine eyes at him whom thou hast seen, son of man, and hear with thine ears, and lay up in thine heart all things that I show thee; for thou hast come in hither that I might show thee, and thou shalt show all things that thou seest to the house of Israel.
The East Gate
5And behold a wall round about the house without, and in the man's hand a reed, the measure of it was six cubits by the cubit, and a span: and he measured across the front wall; the breadth was equal to the reed, and the length of it equal to the reed. 6And he entered by seven steps into the gate that looks eastward, and he measured across the porch of the gate equal to the reed. 7And the chamber was equal in length to the reed, and equal in breadth to the reed; and the porch between the chambers six cubits; and the second chamber equal in breadth to the reed, and equal in length to the reed, and the porch five cubits. 8And the third chamber equal in length to the reed, and equal in breadth to the reed. 9And the porch of the gateway (near the porch of the gate) eight cubits; and the posts there of two cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward: 10and the chambers of the gate of the chamber in front were three on one side and three on the other, and there was one measure to the three: there was one measure to the porches on this side and on that. 11And he measured the breadth of the door of the gateway, ten cubits; and the breadth of the gateway thirteen cubits. 12And the space before the chambers was narrowed to a cubit in front of the chambers on this side and on that side: and the chamber was six cubits this way, and six cubits that way. 13And he measured the gate from the wall of one chamber to the wall of the other chamber: the breadth was twenty-five cubits, the one gate over against the other gate. 14And the open space of the porch of the gate without, was twenty cubits to the chambers round about the gate. 15And the open space of the gate without to the open space of the porch of the gate within was fifty cubits. 16And there were secret windows to the chambers, and to the porches within the gate of the court round about, and in the same manner windows to the porches round about within: and on the porch there were palm-trees on this side and on that side.
The Outer Court
17And he brought me into the inner court, and, behold, there were chambers, and peristyles round about the court; thirty chambers within the ranges of columns. 18And the porticos were behind the gates; according to the length of the gates, was the lower peristyle. 19And he measured the breadth of the court, from the open space of the outer gate inwards to the open space of the gate looking outwards: a hundred cubits was the distance to the place of the gate looking eastward: and he brought me to the north;
The North Gate
20and behold a gate looking northwards belonging to the outer court, and he measured it, both the length of it and the breadth; 21and the chambers, three on this side and three on that; and the posts, and the porches, and the palm-trees thereof: and they were according to the measures of the gate that looks eastward: the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof was twenty-five cubits. 22And its windows, and its porches, and its palm-trees, were according to the dimensions of the gate looking eastward; and they went up to it by seven steps; and the porches were within. 23And there was a gate to the inner court looking toward the north gate, after the manner of the gate looking toward the east; and he measured the court from gate to gate, a hundred cubits.
The South Gate
24And he brought me to the south side, and behold a gate looking southwards: and he measured it, and its chambers, and its posts, and its porches, according to these dimensions. 25And its windows and its porches round about were according to the windows of the porch: the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof was five and twenty cubits. 26And it had seven steps, and porches within: and it had palm-trees on the posts, one on one side, and one on the other side. 27And there was a gate opposite the gate of the inner court southward: and he measured the court from gate to gate, a hundred cubits in breadth southward.
The Gates of the Inner Court
28And he brought me into the inner court of the south gate: and he measured the gate according to these measures; 29and the chambers, and the posts, 30and the porches, according to these measures: and there were windows to it and to the porches round about: its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth twenty-five cubits, 31from the porch to the outer court: and there were palm-trees to the post thereof, and eight steps.
32And he brought me in at the gate that looks eastward: and he measured it according to these measures: 33and the chambers, and the posts, and the porches according to these measures: and there were windows to it, and porches round about: the length of it was fifty cubits, and the breadth of it twenty-five cubits. 34And there were porches opening into the inner court, and palm-trees on the posts on this side and on that side: and it had eight steps.
35And he brought me in at the northern gate, and measured it according to these measures; 36and the chambers, and the posts, and the porches: and it had windows round about, and it had its porches: the length of it was fifty cubits, and the breadth twenty-five cubits. 37And its porches were toward the inner court; and there were palm-trees to the posts on this side and on that side: and it had eight steps.
Eight Tables for Sacrifices
38Its chambers and its door-ways, and its porches at the second gate served as a drain, 39that they might slay in it the sin-offerings, and the trespass-offerings. 40And behind the drain for the whole-burnt-offerings at the north gate, two tables eastward behind the second gate; and behind the porch of the gate two tables eastward. 41Four on one side and four on the other side behind the gate; upon them they kill the victims, in front of the eight tables of sacrifices. 42And there were four tables of hewn stone for whole-burnt-offerings, the breadth of them was a cubit and a half, and the length of them two cubits and a half, and their height was a cubit: on them they shall place the instruments with which they slay there the whole-burnt-offerings and the victims. 43And they shall have within a border of hewn stone round about of a span broad, and over the tables above screens for covering them from the wet and from the heat.
Rooms for the Priests
44And he brought me into the inner court, and behold there were two chambers in the inner court, one behind the gate looking to the north, turning southward, and one behind the southern gate, but which looks to the north. 45And he said to me, This chamber that looks to the south, is for the priests that keep the charge of the house. 46And the chamber that looks to the north is for the priests that keep the charge of the altar: they are the sons of Sadduc, those of the tribe of Levi who draw near to the Lord to serve him.
The Inner Courtyard
47And he measured the court, the length whereof was a hundred cubits, and the breadth a hundred cubits, on its four sides; and the altar in front of the house.
48And he brought me into the porch of the house; and he measured the post of the porch, the breadth was five cubits on one side and five cubits on the other side; and the breadth of the door was fourteen cubits, and the side-pieces of the door of the porch were three cubits on one side, and three cubits on the other side. 49And the length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth twelve cubits; and they went up to it by ten steps; and there were pillars to the porch, one on this side and one on that side.