Ezekiel 41

1Then the man led me into the Holy Place. He measured the walls on either side of the room. Those side walls were 6 cubits thick on each side. 2The door was 10 cubits wide. The sides of the doorway were 5 cubits on each side. The man measured that room. It was 40 cubits long, and 20 cubits wide. 3Then the man went into the last room. He measured the walls on either side of the doorway. Each side wall was 2 cubits thick and 7 cubits wide. The doorway was 6 cubits wide. 4Then the man measured the length of the room. It was 20 cubits long and 20 cubits wide. The man said to me, “This is the Most Holy Place.” 5Then the man measured the wall of the temple. It was 6 cubits thick. There were side rooms all around the temple. They were 4 cubits wide. 6The side rooms were on three different floors, one above the other. There were 30 rooms on each floor. The wall of the temple was built with ledges. The side rooms rested on these ledges but were not attached to the temple wall itself. 7Each floor of the side rooms around the temple was wider than the floor below. The ˻walls of˼ the rooms around the temple ˻became narrower˼ the higher they went so the rooms on the top floors were wider. A stairway went up from the lowest floor to the highest floor through the middle floor. 8I also saw that the temple had a raised base all the way around it. It was the foundation for the side rooms, and it was a full ruler high. 9The outer wall of the side rooms was 5 cubits thick. There was an open area between the side rooms of the temple 10and ˻the priests’˼ rooms. It was 20 cubits wide and went all the way around the temple. 11The doors of the side rooms opened onto the raised base. There was one entrance on the north side and one entrance on the south side. The raised base was 5 cubits wide all around. 12There was a building in this restricted area west of the temple. The building was 70 cubits wide and 90 cubits long. The wall of the building was 5 cubits thick all around. 13Then the man measured the temple. The temple was 100 cubits long. The restricted area, including the building and its walls, was also 100 cubits long. 14The restricted area on the east side, in front of the temple, was 100 cubits long. 15The man measured the length of the building in the restricted area at the rear of the temple. It was 100 cubits from one wall to the other wall. The Most Holy Place, the Holy Place, and the Porch ˻that looked out onto the inner˼ courtyard 16had wood paneling on all the walls. All the windows and doors had wood trim around them. By the doorway, the Temple had wood paneling from the floor up to the windows, up to the part of the wall 17over the doorway. On all the walls in the inner room and the outer room of the temple were carvings 18of Cherub angels and palm trees. A palm tree was between Cherub angels. Every Cherub angel had two faces. 19One face was a man’s face looking toward the palm tree on one side. The other face was a lion’s face looking toward the palm tree on the other side. They were carved all around on the temple. 20From the floor to the area above the door, Cherub angels and palm trees were carved on all walls of the Holy Place. 21The walls on either side of the Holy Place were square. In front of the Most Holy Place, there was something that looked like 22an altar made from wood. It was 3 cubits high and 2 cubits long. Its corners, its base, and its sides were wood. The man said to me, “This is the table that is before the Lord.” 23Both the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place had a double door. 24Each of the doors was made from two smaller doors. Each door was really two swinging doors. 25Also Cherub angels and palm trees were carved on the doors of the Holy Place. They were like those carved on the walls. There was a wood roof over the front of the porch. 26There were windows with frames around them and palm trees on the walls on both sides of the porch, on the roof over the porch, and on the rooms around the temple.

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