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15 The angel who talked to me held in his hand a gold measuring stick to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.

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The Two Witnesses

11 Then I was given a measuring stick, and I was told, “Go and measure the Temple of God and the altar, and count the number of worshipers. But do not measure the outer courtyard, for it has been turned over to the nations. They will trample the holy city for 42 months.

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Future Prosperity of Jerusalem

[a]When I looked again, I saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.

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Footnotes

  1. 2:1 Verses 2:1-13 are numbered 2:5-17 in Hebrew text.

41 After that, the man brought me into the sanctuary of the Temple. He measured the walls on either side of its doorway,[a] and they were 10 1⁄2 feet[b] thick. The doorway was 17 1⁄2 feet[c] wide, and the walls on each side of it were 8 3⁄4 feet[d] long. The sanctuary itself was 70 feet long and 35 feet wide.[e]

Then he went beyond the sanctuary into the inner room. He measured the walls on either side of its entrance, and they were 3 1⁄2 feet[f] thick. The entrance was 10 1⁄2 feet wide, and the walls on each side of the entrance were 12 1⁄4 feet[g] long. The inner room of the sanctuary was 35 feet[h] long and 35 feet wide. “This,” he told me, “is the Most Holy Place.”

Then he measured the wall of the Temple, and it was 10 1⁄2 feet thick. There was a row of rooms along the outside wall; each room was 7 feet[i] wide.

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Footnotes

  1. 41:1a As in Greek version; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
  2. 41:1b Hebrew 6 cubits [3.2 meters]; also in 41:3, 5.
  3. 41:2a Hebrew 10 cubits [5.3 meters].
  4. 41:2b Hebrew 5 cubits [2.7 meters]; also in 41:9, 11.
  5. 41:2c Hebrew 40 cubits [21.2 meters] long and 20 cubits [10.6 meters] wide.
  6. 41:3a Hebrew 2 cubits [1.1 meters].
  7. 41:3b Hebrew 7 cubits [3.7 meters].
  8. 41:4 Hebrew 20 cubits [10.6 meters]; also in 41:4b, 10.
  9. 41:5 Hebrew 4 cubits [2.1 meters].

Place the Ark of the Covenant[a] inside, and install the inner curtain to enclose the Ark within the Most Holy Place. Then bring in the table, and arrange the utensils on it. And bring in the lampstand, and set up the lamps.

“Place the gold incense altar in front of the Ark of the Covenant. Then hang the curtain at the entrance of the Tabernacle.

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Footnotes

  1. 40:3 Or Ark of the Testimony; also in 40:5, 21.

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