1 Then he brought me forth into the outer court, the way towards the north: and he brought me into the chamber that [was] over against the separate place, and which [was] before the building towards the north.
2 Before the length of a hundred cubits [was] the north door, and the breadth [was] fifty 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 towards 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.
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 lowest and the middlemost from the ground.
7 And the wall that [was] without over against the chambers, towards the outer court on the forepart of the chambers, the length of it [was] fifty cubits.
8 For the length of the chambers that [were] in the outer court [was] fifty cubits: and lo, before the temple [were] a hundred cubits.
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 towards 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] towards 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] towards the south [was] a door in the head of the way, [even] the way directly before the wall towards the east, as one entereth into them.
13 Then said he to me, The north chambers [and] the south chambers which [are] before the separate place, they [are] holy chambers, where the priests that approach to the LORD shall eat the most holy 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 in which they minister; for they [are] holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to [those things] which [are] for the people.
15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth towards the gate whose prospect [is] towards the east, and measured it around.
16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed around.
17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed around.
18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.
19 He turned about to the west side, [and] measured five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.
20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall around, five hundred [reeds] long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.
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