New American Standard Bible

Ezekiel 41

The Inner Temple

1Then he brought me to the [a]nave and measured the side pillars; six cubits wide on each side was the width of the [b]side pillar. The width of the entrance was ten cubits and the [c]sides of the entrance were five cubits on each side. And he measured [d]the length of the nave, forty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits. Then he went [e]inside and measured each side pillar of the doorway, two cubits, and the doorway, six cubits high; and the width of the doorway, seven cubits. He measured its length, twenty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits, before the nave; and he said to me, “This is the most holy place.”

Then he measured the wall of the [f]temple, six cubits; and the width of the side chambers, four cubits, all around about the house on every side. The side chambers were in three stories, [g]one above another, and [h]thirty in each story; and [i]the side chambers extended to the wall which stood on [j]their inward side all around, that they might be fastened, and not be fastened into the wall of the temple itself. The side chambers surrounding the temple were wider at each successive story. Because the structure surrounding the temple went upward by stages on all sides of the temple, therefore the width of the temple increased as it went higher; and thus one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the [k]second story. I saw also that the house had a raised [l]platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of six [m]long cubits in height. The [n]thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits. But the free space between the side chambers belonging to the temple 10 and the outer chambers was twenty cubits in width all around the temple on every side. 11 The [o]doorways of the [p]side chambers toward the free space consisted of one doorway toward the north and another doorway toward the south; and the width of the free space was five cubits all around.

12 The building that was in front of the separate area at the side toward the west was seventy cubits wide; and the wall of the building was five cubits [q]thick all around, and its length was ninety cubits.

13 Then he measured the temple, a hundred cubits long; the separate area with the building and its walls were also a hundred cubits long. 14 Also the width of the front of the temple and that of the separate [r]areas along the east side totaled a hundred cubits.

15 He measured the length of the building [s]along the front of the separate area behind it, with a [t]gallery on each side, a hundred cubits; he also measured the inner nave and the porches of the court. 16 The thresholds, the [u]latticed windows and the [v]galleries round about their three stories, opposite the threshold, were paneled with wood all around, and from the ground to the windows (but the windows were covered), 17 over the entrance, and to the inner house, and on the outside, and on all the wall all around inside and outside, by measurement. 18 It was [w]carved with cherubim and palm trees; and a palm tree was between cherub and cherub, and every cherub had two faces, 19 a man’s face toward the palm tree on one side and a young lion’s face toward the palm tree on the other side; they were [x]carved on all the house all around. 20 From the ground to above the entrance cherubim and palm trees were [y]carved, as well as on the wall of the nave.

21 The doorposts of the nave were square; as for the front of the sanctuary, the appearance of one doorpost was like that of the other. 22 The altar was of wood, three cubits high and its length two cubits; its corners, its [z]base and its [aa]sides were of wood. And he said to me, “This is the table that is before the Lord.” 23 The nave and the sanctuary each had a double door. 24 Each of the doors had two leaves, two [ab]swinging leaves; two leaves for one door and two leaves for the other. 25 Also there were [ac]carved on them, on the doors of the nave, cherubim and palm trees like those [ad]carved on the walls; and there was a [ae]threshold of wood on the front of the porch outside. 26 There were [af]latticed windows and palm trees on one side and on the other, on the sides of the porch; thus were the side chambers of the house and the [ag]thresholds.

Notas al pie

  1. Ezekiel 41:1 I.e. the main inner hall
  2. Ezekiel 41:1 Lit tent
  3. Ezekiel 41:2 Lit shoulders
  4. Ezekiel 41:2 Lit its length,
  5. Ezekiel 41:3 I.e. of the inner sanctuary
  6. Ezekiel 41:5 Lit house, and so throughout the ch
  7. Ezekiel 41:6 Lit chamber upon chamber
  8. Ezekiel 41:6 Lit thirty times
  9. Ezekiel 41:6 Lit they were coming
  10. Ezekiel 41:6 Lit the inside of the side chambers
  11. Ezekiel 41:7 Lit middle
  12. Ezekiel 41:8 Lit height
  13. Ezekiel 41:8 Or to the joint
  14. Ezekiel 41:9 Lit width
  15. Ezekiel 41:11 Lit doorway
  16. Ezekiel 41:11 Lit side chamber
  17. Ezekiel 41:12 Lit wide
  18. Ezekiel 41:14 Lit area
  19. Ezekiel 41:15 Lit to
  20. Ezekiel 41:15 Or passageway
  21. Ezekiel 41:16 Or framed
  22. Ezekiel 41:16 Or passageways
  23. Ezekiel 41:18 Lit made
  24. Ezekiel 41:19 Lit made
  25. Ezekiel 41:20 Lit made
  26. Ezekiel 41:22 Lit length
  27. Ezekiel 41:22 Lit walls
  28. Ezekiel 41:24 Or turning
  29. Ezekiel 41:25 Lit made
  30. Ezekiel 41:25 Lit made
  31. Ezekiel 41:25 Or canopy of wood over
  32. Ezekiel 41:26 Or framed
  33. Ezekiel 41:26 Or canopies

New International Reader's Version

Ezekiel 41

1Then the man brought me to the main hall. There he measured the doorposts. Each of them was 11 feet wide. The entrance was 18 feet wide. Each of its side walls was almost nine feet wide. He also measured the main hall. It was 70 feet long and 35 feet wide.

Then he went into the Most Holy Room. There he measured the doorposts at the entrance. Each one of them was three and a half feet wide. The entrance itself was 11 feet wide. Each of its side walls was a little over 12 feet wide. He also measured the Most Holy Room. It was 35 feet long and 35 feet wide. He said to me, “This is the Most Holy Room.” It was beyond the back wall of the main hall.

Then the man measured the wall of the temple. It was 11 feet thick. Each side room around the temple was seven feet wide. The side rooms were on three floors. There were 30 rooms on each floor. Ledges had been built all around the wall of the temple. So the floor beams of the side rooms rested on the ledges. The beams didn’t go into the temple wall. The side rooms of the temple were wider as we went up floor by floor. A stairway went from the lowest floor all the way up to the top floor. It passed through the middle floor.

I saw that the temple had a raised base all around it. The base formed the foundation of the side rooms. It was as long as one measuring rod. So it was 11 feet long. The outer wall of each side room was almost nine feet thick. The open area between the side rooms of the temple 10 and the priests’ rooms was 35 feet wide. It went all around the temple. 11 The side rooms had entrances from the open area. One was on the north side. Another was on the south. The base next to the open area was almost nine feet wide all around.

12 There was a large building right behind the temple. It was on the west side of the outer courtyard. It was 123 feet wide. Its wall was almost nine feet thick all around. And it was 158 feet long.

13 Then the man measured the temple. It was 175 feet long. The open area and the large building behind the temple also measured 175 feet. 14 The east side of the inner courtyard was 175 feet wide. That included the front of the temple.

15 Then the man measured the building that was on the west side of the outer courtyard. It was behind the temple. It was 175 feet long. That included the walkways of the building on each side.

The main hall and the Most Holy Room were covered with wood. 16 And the porch that faced the inner courtyard was covered with wood. So were the gateways, narrow openings and walkways around these three places. The gateways and everything beyond them were covered with wood. The floor, the wall up to the openings, and the openings themselves were also covered. 17 The area above the outside of the entrance to the Most Holy Room was decorated. There were also decorations all around the walls of the Most Holy Room. 18 Carved cherubim and palm trees were used in the decorations. Each cherub had a palm tree next to it. And each palm tree had a cherub next to it. Each cherub had two faces. 19 One was the face of a human being. It looked toward the palm tree on one side. The other was the face of a lion. It looked toward the palm tree on the other side. The decorations were carved all around the whole temple. 20 Cherubim and palm trees decorated the wall of the main hall. They were carved from the floor all the way up to the area above the entrance.

21 The main hall had a doorframe shaped like a rectangle. So did the Most Holy Room. 22 A wooden altar stood in the main hall. It was a little over five feet high. It was three and a half feet long and three and a half feet wide. Its corners, base and sides were made out of wood. The man said to me, “This is the table that stands in front of the Lord.” 23 The main hall had double doors. So did the Most Holy Room. 24 Each door had two parts that could swing back and forth. 25 Cherubim and palm trees were carved on the doors of the main hall. The decorations were like the ones on the walls. A wooden roof went out beyond the front of the porch. 26 The side walls of the porch had narrow openings on top of them. Palm trees were carved on each side. A wooden roof went out beyond the entrance to each side room of the temple.