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1 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, the way toward the north: and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was before the building toward the north.

2 Before the length of an hundred cubits was the north door, and the breadth was fifty cubits.

3 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the utter court, was gallery against gallery in three stories.

4 And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.

5 Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.

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.

7 And the wall that was without over against the chambers, toward the utter court on the forepart of the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits.

8 For the length of the chambers that were in the utter court was fifty cubits: and, lo, before the temple were an hundred cubits.

9 And from under these chambers was the entry on the east side, as one goeth into them from the utter court.

10 The chambers were in the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, over against the separate place, and over against the building.

11 And the way before them was like the appearance of the chambers which were toward 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.

12 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door in the head of the way, even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.

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: 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.

14 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.

15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.

16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.

19 He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.

20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

Commentary for Ezekiel 42

In this chapter are described the priests' chambers, their use, and the dimensions of the holy mount on which the temple stood. These chambers were many. Jesus said, In my Father's house are many mansions: in his house on earth there are many; multitudes, by faith, are lodging in his sanctuary, and yet there is room. These chambers, though private, were near the temple. Our religious services in our chambers, must prepare for public devotions, and further us in improving them, as our opportunities are.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Ezekiel 42

  • Pam on Ezekiel 42
    This temple was prophesied by Ezekiel. The Jews would return home and rebuild the temple of God. But it eventually was destroyed too. God said he would write his name on the hearts of the ppl. With Christ, there is no need for a temple or a high priest
  • Mickey on Ezekiel 42
    It might be a good time to mention what is the UNFORGIVABLE sin?
    Scriptures>>Mark: 28-29, Luke 12:10 and Matthew 12:31-32

    How does this happen?
    Rejecting salvation repeatedly from Jesus. Your heart hardens like a rock.
  • Vickie - in Reply on Ezekiel 42
    We grieve the Holy Spirit when we reject him.
  • Vickie - in Reply on Ezekiel 42
    Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is attributing the miracles (workings) of God to Satan.
    They attributed the (clear & obvious) miracles from God (performed through Jesus on earth) to Satan (a devil): Miracles that only God could do. This was/is a clear rejection of God's witness thru his Spirit that Jesus was the Messiah. This will never be forgiven.
  • Mickey - in Reply on Ezekiel 42
    This is going to be brief for now. I will collect the Scriptures that are involved. Did a study a few months back.
    God has an end time program for the Orthodox Jews of this present day. We can already see it coming together. I read online Jewish Newspapers to keep a finger on the heartbeat of prophesy:
    In 1948, Israel attained statehood. 1967 they won Independence. God began bringing Jews from all over the planet back to Israel. Anti-sematism has helped move this along. The land will bloom with them back. They will love the land and fight for it. In the space of time they will turn back to God; and love Him heart and soul. Accept his Son. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Who wants to?
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ezekiel 42
    Paul in 1 Thess 2:14, 16 - For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, EVEN AS THEY HAVE OF THE JEWS: WHO BOTH KILLED THE LORD JESUS, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and THEY PLEASE NOT GOD, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: FOR THE WRATH IS COME UPON THEM TO THE UTTERMOST.
    There shall indeed be a remnant of Jews who come to Christ, the vast majority rejected Jesus then and still do today. Their writings claim Jesus did miracles via the power of the devil is unpardonable sin
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ezekiel 42
    Mark Chapter 3: 28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
    29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
    30 Because they said, He (Jesus) hath an unclean spirit.
    unbelief can be forgiven. It was the Pharisee Jews who claimed Jesus performed his miracles via the power of satan. they attributed the miracles of the Holy Spirit to the power of the devils. The Jewish encyclopedia to this day still records this blasphemy as being true and they call him YESHU which is a curse.
  • Mickey - in Reply on Ezekiel 42
    Jesus went to the Cross to graft Jew and Gentile BELIEVERS together. He's gonna deal with bonehead Jews who resist the Holy Spirit. It's prophesy. We don't get to be the scripture cops.
    Your knowledge is so valuable to baby Christians and people who don't know how to get saved. They're in this room seeking help; direction. They could be on a death bed with corona virus? They need to know they can still be saved. You explain to me what is the FRUIT of the Holy Spirit?
    How do we edify others?
    Eph 4:29, Eph 5:9
    The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus.
    He has always been my Teacher, my Comforter, a Light when I get lost, strength when I feel weak. The lifter of my head; so much more. Selah
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Ezekiel 42
    Just because someone claims to be a Jew or Christian does not make it so.
    Even Jesus said so in bible book Revelation 2:9 - I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
    Jesus in Revelation 3:9 - Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
    Many church goers and their pastors are no better.
  • Mickey on Ezekiel 42
    If something is on the civil law books as illegal; we are actually told in the New Testament to obey those who have rule over us: such as Goverment, State laws, etc. It's in the Bible. These are the scriptures I was thinking of: Titus 3:1-2 and Hebrews 13:12. We are still supposed to obey God's laws too.
    I like to drive the speed limit and you'd think I was breaking a law the way people act going around me :/


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