Ezekiel 41International Children’s Bible (ICB)
The Holy Place of the Temple
41 The man brought me to the Holy Place. He measured its walls. They were 10½ feet wide on each side. 2 The entrance was 17½ feet wide. The walls alongside the entrance were about 9 feet wide on each side. The man measured the Holy Place. It was 70 feet long and 35 feet wide.
3 Then the man went inside. And he measured the walls of the doorway. Each was 3½ feet wide. The doorway was 10½ feet wide. The walls next to it were more than 12 feet thick. 4 Then the man measured the room at the end of the Holy Place. It was 35 feet long and 35 feet wide. The man said to me, “This is the Most Holy Place.”
5 Then the man measured the wall of the Temple. It was 10½ feet wide. The side rooms were 7 feet wide all around the Temple. 6 The side rooms were on three different stories, each above the other. There were 30 rooms on each story. The side rooms had ledges on the wall all around. The rooms rested on the ledges but were not attached to the walls. 7 The side rooms around the Temple were wider on each higher story. So rooms were wider on the top story. A stairway went up from the lowest story to the highest through the middle story.
8 I also saw that the Temple had a raised base all around. It was the foundation for the side rooms and was 10½ feet thick. 9 The outer wall of the side rooms was about 9 feet thick. There was an open area between the side rooms of the Temple 10 and the priests’ rooms. It was 35 feet wide and went all around the Temple. 11 The doors of the side rooms led to a paved base around the outside of the Temple. One door faced north. And the other door faced south. The paved base was about 9 feet wide all around.
12 There was a building facing the Temple courtyard at the west side. It was 122½ feet wide. The wall of the building was about 9 feet thick all around. It was 157½ feet long.
13 Then the man measured the Temple. The Temple was 175 feet long. This included the courtyard with the building and its walls. It was all 175 feet long. 14 Also the eastern front of the Temple and its courtyard was 175 feet wide.
15 The man measured the length of the building facing the courtyard on the west side, including its side rooms. Its walls from one side to the other were 175 feet.
The Holy Place, the Most Holy Place and the porch of the courtyard 16 had wood panels on the walls. By the doorway, the Temple had wood panels on the walls. The wood covered all the walls from the floor up to the windows. The windows were covered with crossed strips of wood.
17 In the space above the entrance to the Most Holy Place there were carvings. And on the outside and all the walls around the Most Holy Place and the Holy Place were carvings. 18 The carvings were of creatures with wings and palm trees. A palm tree was between each carved creature. Every creature had two faces. 19 One was a man’s face looking toward the palm tree on one side. The other was a lion’s face looking toward the palm tree on the other side. They were carved all around the Temple wall. 20 This was from the floor to above the door. Palm trees and creatures with wings were carved on all the walls of the Holy Place. 21 The walls of the Holy Place were square. In front of the Most Holy Place was something that looked like 22 an altar of wood. It was more than 5 feet high and 3 feet wide. Its corners, base and sides were wood. The man said to me, “This is the table that is in the presence of the Lord.” 23 Both the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place had double doors. 24 Each of the doors had two pieces that would swing open. 25 Palm trees and creatures with wings were also carved on the doors of the Holy Place. They were like those carved on the walls. And there was a wood roof on the front Temple porch. 26 There were windows and palm trees on both side walls of the porch. The side rooms of the Temple were also covered by a roof.
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