42:1 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.
42:2 Before the length of a hundred cubits [was] the north door,
and the breadth [was] fifty cubits.
42:3 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].
42:4 And before the chambers [was] a walk of ten cubits breadth
inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors towards the north.
42:5 Now the upper chambers [were] shorter: for the galleries
were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost
of the building.
42:6 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
42:7 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.
42:8 For the length of the chambers that [were] in the outer
court [was] fifty cubits: and lo, before the temple [were] a
42:9 And from under these chambers [was] the entry on the east
side, as one goeth into them from the outer court.
42:10 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.
42:11 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.
42:12 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.
42:13 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.
42:14 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.
42:15 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.
42:16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five
hundred reeds, with the measuring reed around.
42:17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the
measuring reed around.
42:18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the
42:19 He turned about to the west side, [and] measured five
hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.
42:20 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.