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Ezekiel 42

The chambers for the priests.

Ezekiel 42:1 Then caried he me out in to the fore courte towarde the north, & brought me in to the chambre that stode ouer agaynst the backebuyldinge northwarde, which had the length of an C. cubites, whose dore turned towarde the north. Ezekiel 42:2 The wydenesse conteyned L. cubites, Ezekiel 42:3 ouer agaynst the xx. cubites of the ynnermer courte, & agaynst the paued worke that was in the fore courte. Besyde all these thre there stode pilers, one ouer against another: Ezekiel 42:4 And before this chabre there was a walkinge place of x. cubites wyde, and within was a waye of one cubite wyde, and their dores towarde the north. Ezekiel 42:5 Thus the hyest chambres were allwaye narower then the lowest and myddelmost of ye buildinge: Ezekiel 42:6 for they bare chambre vpon chambre, and stode thre together one vpon another, not hauynge pilers like the fore courte: therfore were they smaller then those beneth and in the myddest, to reken from the grounde vpwarde. Ezekiel 42:7 The wall without that stode by ye chambres towarde the vttemost courte vpon the fore syde of the chambres, was L. cubites loge: Ezekiel 42:8 for the legth of ye vttemost chambers in the fore courte was L. cubites also: but the length therof before the temple was an C. cubites. Ezekiel 42:9 These chambres had vnder them an intraunce of the east syde, wherby a man might go into them out of the fore courte, Ezekiel 42:10 thorow the thicke wall of the fore courte towarde the east, right ouer agaynst the separated buyldinge. Ezekiel 42:11 Before the same buyldinge vpo this syde there were chabers also which, had a waye vnto them, like as the chambers on the north syde of the same length and wydenesse. Their intraunce, fashion and dores were all of the same maner. Ezekiel 42:12 Yee euen like as the other chamber dores were, so were those also of the south syde. And before the waye towarde the syngers steppes on the east syde, there stode a dore to go in at.

The use thereof.

Ezekiel 42:13 Then sayde he vnto me: The chambers towarde the north & the south, which stode before the backe buyldinge: those be holy habitacions, wherin the prestes that do seruyce before the LORDE, must eate the most holy offringes: and there must they laye the most holy offringes: meatoffringes, synneoffringes & trespace offringes, for it is an holy place. Ezekiel 42:14 When the prestes come therin, they shal not go out in to the fore courte: but (seynge they be holy) they shall leaue the clothes of their ministracion, and put on other garmentes, when they haue eny thinge to do with the people. Ezekiel 42:15 Now when he had measured all the ynnermer house, he brought me forth thorow the east porte, and measured the same rounde aboute. Ezekiel 42:16 He measured the east syde with ye meterodde, which rounde aboute conteyned v.C. meteroddes. Ezekiel 42:17 And the north syde measured he, which conteyned rounde aboute euen so moch. Ezekiel 42:18 The other two sydes also towarde the south

The measures of the outward court.

Ezekiel 42:19 and the west (which he measured) conteyned ether of them v.C. meteroddes. Ezekiel 42:20 So he measured all ye foure sydes where there wente a wall rounde aboute v.C. meteroddes longe, and as brode also, which separated the holy from the vnholy.

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