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The feast of the fowls.


Of Ezekiel's vision. the day that I shall be glorified, saith the have gathered them unto their own land, Lord Gon. and have left none of them any more there. 14 And they shall sever out men of con- 29 Neither will I hide my face any more tinual employment, passing through the from them: for I have poured out my Spiland to bury with the passengers those that rit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it after the end of seven months shall they search.



N the five and twentieth year of our cap15 And the passengers that pass through tivity, in the beginning of the year, in the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then the tenth day of the month, in the fourshall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers teenth year after that the city was smitten, have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog. in the self-same day the hand of the LORD 16 And also the name of the city shall be was upon me, and brought me thither. Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land. 17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

2 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south.

3 And he brought me thither, and behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty,! 4 And the man said unto me, Son of man, and drink the blood of the princes of the behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of ears, and set thy heart upon all that I bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan. shall shew thee; for to the intent that I 19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and might shew them unto thee art thou brought drink blood till ye be drunken, of my hither: declare all that thou seest to the sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. house of Israel.

20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table 5 And behold a wall on the outside of with horses and chariots, with mighty men, the house round about, and in the man's and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD. hand a measuring reed of six cubits long 21 And I will set my glory among the by the cubit and a hand-breadth: so he heathen, and all the heathen shall see my measured the breadth of the building, one judgment that I have executed, and my reed: and the height, one reed. hand that I have laid upon them. 6 Then came he unto the gate which 22 So the house of Israel shall know that looketh toward the east, and went up the I am the LORD their God from that day stairs thereof, and measured the threshold and forward. of the gate, which was one reed broad; and 23 ¶ And the heathen shall know that the other threshold of the gate, which was the house of Israel went into captivity for one reed broad.

their iniquity: because they trespassed 7 And every little chamber was one reed against me, therefore hid I my face from long, and one reed broad; and between them, and gave them into the hand of their the little chambers were five cubits: and enemies so fell they all by the sword. the threshold of the gate by the porch of 24 According to their uncleanness and the gate within was one reed. according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.

25 Therefore thus saith the Lord GoD ;| Now will bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for iny holy name;

8 He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed.

9 Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward.

10 And the little chambers of the gate eastward were three on this side, and three on that side; they three were of one measure and the posts had one measure on this side and on that side.

26 After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them 11 And he measured the breadth of the afraid. entry of the gate, ten cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.

27 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;

28 Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but


12 The space also before the little chambers was one cubit on this side, and the space was one cubit on that side: and the little chambers were six cubits on this side, and six cubits on that side.

13 He measured then the gate from the

Ezekiel's description


of the temple. roof of one little chamber to the roof of 29 And the little chambers thereof, and another; the breadth was five and twenty the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, cubits, door against door. according to these measures: and there 14 He made also posts of threescore were windows in it and in the arches cubits, even unto the post of the court round about the gate.

15 And from the face of the gate of the entrance unto the face of the porch of the inner gate were fifty cubits.

thereof round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad. 30 And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.

16 And there were narrow windows to 31 And the arches thereof were toward the little chambers, and to their posts within the outer court; and palm-trees were upon the gate round about, and likewise to the the posts thereof: and the going up to it arches: and windows were round about in- had eight steps.

ward and upon each post were palm-trees. 32 And he brought me into the inner 17 Then brought he me into the outward court toward the east: and he measured court, and lo, there were chambers, and a the gate according to these measures. pavement made for the court round about: 33 And the little chambers thereof, and thirty chambers were upon the pavement. the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, 18 And the pavement by the side of the gates over against the length of the gates was the lower pavement.

were according to these measures: and there were windows therein and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty cubits 19 Then he measured the breadth from long, and five and twenty cubits broad. the forefront of the lower gate unto the 34 And the arches thereof were toward forefront of the inner court without, a the outward court; and palm-trees were hundred cubits eastward and northward. upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on 20 And the gate of the outward court that side: and the going up to it had eight that looked toward the north, he measured steps.

the length thereof, and the breadth thereof. 35 ¶ And he brought me to the north 21 And the little chambers thereof were gate, and measured it according to these three on this side and three on that side; measures; and the posts thereof and the arches thereof were after the measure of the first gate: the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.

36 The little chambers thereof, the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, and the windows to it round about: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.

22 And their windows, and their arches, and their palm-trees, were after the mea- 37 And the posts thereof were toward sure of the gate that looketh toward the the outer court; and palm-trees were upon east: and they went up unto it by seven the posts thereof, on this side, and on that steps; and the arches thereof were before side: and the going up to it had eight steps. them. 38 And the chambers, and the entries

23 And the gate of the inner court was thereof were by the posts of the gates, where over against the gate toward the north, they washed the burnt-offering. and toward the east: and he measured 39 And in the porch of the gate were from gate to gate a hundred cubits. two tables on this side, and two tables on 24 After that he brought me toward that side, to slay thereon the burnt-offering, the south, and behold a gate toward the and the sin-offering, and the trespasssouth: and he measured the posts thereof offering. and the arches thereof according to these


40 And at the side without, as one goeth up to the entry of the north gate, were two 25 And there were windows in it and in tables; and on the other side, which was the arches thereof round about, like those at the porch of the gate, were two tables. windows the length was fifty cubits, and 41 Four tables were on this side, and the breadth five and twenty cubits. four tables on that side, by the side of the 26 And there were seven steps to go up gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew to it, and the arches thereof were before their sacrifices. them and it had palm-trees, one on this 42 And the four tables were of hewn stone side, and another on that side, upon the for the burnt-offering, of a cubit and a half posts thereof. long, and a cubit and a half broad, and 27 And there was a gate in the inner one cubit high: whereupon also they laid court toward the south: and he measured the instruments wherewith they slew the from gate to gate toward the south a burnt-offering and the sacrifice.

hundred cubits.

43 And within were hooks, a hand 28 And he brought me to the inner court broad, fastened round about: and upon the by the south gate: and he measured the tables was the flesh of the offering. south gate according to these measures; 44 ¶ And without the inner gate were

Of the parts, chambers, and


ornaments of the temple. the chambers of the singers in the inner house; therefore the breadth of the house court, which was at the side of the north was still upward, and so increased from the gate; and their prospect was toward the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst. south: one at the side of the east gate 8 I saw also the height of the house round having the prospect toward the north. about: the foundations of the side-chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

45 And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.

9 The thickness of the wall, which was for the side-chamber without, was five cubits: and that which was left was the place 46 And the chamber whose prospect is of the side-chambers that were within. toward the north, is for the priests, the 10 And between the chambers was the keepers of the charge of the altar: these wideness of twenty cubits round about the are the sons of Zadok among the sons of house on every side.

Levi, which come near to the LORD to 11 And the doors of the side-chambers minister unto him. were toward the place that was left, one

47 So he measured the court, a hun-door toward the north, and another door dred cubits long, and a hundred cubits toward the south: and the breadth of the broad, four-square; and the altar that was place that was left was five cubits round before the house. about.

48 ¶And he brought me to the porch of 12 Now the building that was before the the house, and measured each post of the separate place at the end toward the west porch, five cubits on this side, and five was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of cubits on that side: and the breadth of the the building was five cubits thick round gate was three cubits on this side, and about, and the length thereof ninety cubits. three cubits on that side. 13 Sohe measured the house, a hundred 49 The length of the porch was twenty cubits long; and the separate place, and cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and the building, with the walls thereof, a he brought me by the steps whereby they hundred cubits long; went up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.


14 Also the breadth of the face of the house, and of the separate place toward the east, a hundred cubits.

15 And he measured the length of the

AFTERWARD be brought me to the building over against the separate place temple, and measured the posts, six which was behind it, and the galleries cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits thereof on the one side and on the other broad on the other side, which was the side, a hundred cubits, with the inner breadth of the tabernacle. temple, and the porches of the court; 2 And the breadth of the door was ten 16 The door posts, and the narrow cubits; and the sides of the door were five windows, and the galleries round about on cubits on the one side, and five cubits on their three stories, over against the door, the other side: and he measured the length ceiled with wood round about, and from thereof, forty cubits: and the breadth, the ground up to the windows, and the twenty cubits. windows were covered;

3 Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door, seven cubits.

17 To that above the door, even unto the inner house, and without, and by all the wall round about within and without by


4 So he measured the length thereof, 18 And it was made with cherubims twenty cubits; and the breadth, twenty and palm-trees, so that a palm-tree was cubits, before the temple: and he said between a cherub and a cherub; and every unto me, This is the most holy place. cherub had two faces;

5 After, he measured the wall of the 19 So that the face of a man was toward house, six cubits; and the breadth of every the palm-tree on the one side, and the face side-chamber, four cubits, round about the of a young lion toward the palm-tree on house on every side. the other side: it was made through all the house round about.

20 From the ground unto above the door were cherubims and palm-trees made, and on the wall of the temple.

6 And the side-chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house for the side-chambers round about, that they might have hold, but they had 21 The posts of the temple were squared, not hold in the wall of the house. and the face of the sanctuary; the appear7¶ And there was an enlarging, and a ance of the one as the appearance of the other. winding about still upward to the side- 22 The altar of wood was three cubits chambers: for the winding about of the high, and the length thereof two cubits; house went still upward round about the and the corners thereof, and the length

Chambers of the priests.

CHAP. XLII, XLIII. The return of God's glory.

thereof, and the walls thereof, were of a door in the head of the way, even the way wood: and he said unto me, This is the directly before the wall toward the east, table that is before the LORD. as one entereth into them.

23 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.

24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.

13 Then said he unto me, The north chambers and the south chambers which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers, where the priests that approach unto the LORD shall eat the most holy things: 25 And there were made on them, on there shall they lay the most holy things, and the doors of the temple, cherubims and the meat-offering, and the sin-offering, and palm-trees, like as were made upon the the trespass-offering; for the place is holy. walls; and there were thick planks upon 14 When the priests enter therein, then the face of the porch without. shall they not go out of the holy place into

26 And there were narrow windows and the outer court, but there they shall lay palm-trees on the one side and on the other their garments wherein they minister; for side, on the sides of the porch, and upon they are holy; and shall put on other garthe side-chambers of the house, and thick ments, and shall approach to those things planks. which are for the people.


15 Now when he had made an end of

THEN he brought me forth into the outer measuring the inner house, he brought me court, the way toward the north: and forth toward the gate whose prospect is he brought me into the chamber that was toward the east, and measured it round over against the separate place, and which about.

was before the building toward the north. 16 He measured the east side with the 2 Before the length of a hundred cubits measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with was the north door, and the breadth was the measuring reed round about. fifty cubits.

17 He measured the north side, five 3 Over against the twenty cubits which hundred reeds, with the measuring reed were for the inner court, and over against round about. the pavement which was for the outer court, 18 He measured the south side, five was gallery against gallery in three stories. hundred reeds, with the measuring reed. 4 And before the chambers was a walk 19 He turned about to the west side, of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one and measured five hundred reeds, with cubit; and their doors toward the north. the measuring reed.

5 Now the upper chambers were short- 20 He measured it by the four sides: it er: for the galleries were higher than had a wall round about, five hundred reeds these, than the lower, and than the mid-long, and five hundred broad, to make a dlemost of the building. separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

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.

CHAP. XLIII. FTERWARD he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh to

ward the east:

7 And the wall that was without over 2 And behold, the glory of the God of against the chambers, toward the outer Israel came from the way of the east: and court on the fore part of the chambers, the his voice was like a noise of many waters: length thereof was fifty cubits. and the earth shined with his glory.

8 For the length of the chambers that 3 And it was according to the appearwere in the outer court was fifty cubits: and ance of the vision which I saw, even aclo, before the temple were a hundred cubits. cording to the vision that I saw when I 9 And from under these chambers was came to destroy the city; and the visions the entry on the east side, as one goeth were like the vision that I saw by the river into them from the outer court. Chebar; and I fell upon my face.

10 The chambers were in the thickness 4 And the glory of the LORD came into of the wall of the court toward the east, the house by the way of the gate whose over against the separate place, and over prospect is toward the east. against the building. 5 So the spirit took me up, and brought 11 And the way before them was like me into the inner court; and behold, the the appearance of the chambers which glory of the LORD filled the house. were toward the north, as long as they, 6 And I heard him speaking unto me out and as broad as they: and all their goings of the house; and the man stood by me. out were both according to their fashions, 7 And he said unto me, Son of man, and according to their doors. the place of my throne, and the place of 12 And according to the doors of the the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in chambers that were toward the south was the midst of the children of Israel for ever,

Israel denied God's presence.


The ordinances of the altar. and my holy name, shall the house of Is-saith the Lord GoD, a young bullock for rael no more defile, neither they, nor their a sin-offering.

kings, by their whoredom, nor by the car- 20 And thou shalt take of the blood casses of their kings in their high places. thereof, and put it on the four horns of it,

8 In their setting of their threshold by and on the four corners of the settle, and my thresholds, and their post by my posts, upon the border round about: thus shalt and the wall between me and them, they thou cleanse and purge it.

have even defiled my holy name by their 21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of abominations that they have committed: the sin-offering, and he shall burn it in the wherefore I have consumed them in mine appointed place of the house, without the anger. sanctuary.

9 Now, let them put away their whore- 22 And on the second day thou shalt dom, and the carcasses of their kings, far offer a kid of the goats without blemish for from me, and I will dwell in the midst of a sin-offering; and they shall cleanse the them for ever. altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock.

10 ¶ Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.

23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.

11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, shew them the form of the 24 And thou shalt offer them before the house, and the fashion thereof, and the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt upon goings out thereof, and the comings in them, and they shall offer them up for a thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all burnt-offering unto the LORD. the ordinances thereof, and all the forms 25 Seven days shalt thou prepare every thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write day a goat for a sin-offering: they shall it in their sight, that they may keep the also prepare a young bullock, and a ram whole form thereof, and all the ordinances out of the flock, without blemish.

thereof, and do them.

26 Seven days shall they purge the altar 12 This is the law of the house; Upon and purify it; and they shall consecrate the top of the mountain the whole limit themselves.

thereof round about shall be most holy. 27 And when these days are expired, Behold, this is the law of the house. it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and 13 And these are the measures of the so forward, the priests shall make your altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit burnt-offerings upon the altar, and your and a hand-breadth; even the bottom peace-offerings and I will accept you, shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, saith the Lord God. and the border thereof by the edge thereof

round about shall be a span: and this shall

be the higher place of the altar.


the gate of the outward sanctuary HEN he brought me back the way of

14 And from the bottom upon the ground which looketh toward the east ; and it was even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, shut.

and the breadth one cubit; and from the 2 Then said the LORD unto me; This lesser settle even to the greater settle shall gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, be four cubits, and the breadth one cubit. and no man shall enter in by it; because 15 So the altar shall be four cubits; and the LORD the God of Israel hath entered from the altar and upward shall be four in by it, therefore it shall be shut. horns. 3 It is for the prince; the prince, be 16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; long, twelve broad, square in the four he shall enter by the way of the porch of squares thereof. that gate, and shall go out by the way of 17 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits the same. long and fourteen broad in the four squares 4 ¶ Then brought he me the way of the thereof; and the border about it shall be north gate before the house: and I looked, half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall and behold, the glory of the LORD filled be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my toward the east. face.

18 And he said unto me, Son of man, 5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of thus saith the Lord GoD; These are the man, mark well, and behold with thine ordinances of the altar in the day when eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I they shall make it, to offer burnt-offerings say unto thee concerning all the ordinances thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon. of the house of the LORD, and all the laws 19 And thou shalt give to the priests the thereof; and mark well the entering in of Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which the house, with every going forth of the approach unto me, to minister unto me, sanctuary.

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