1And he brought me forth into the outer court, the way toward the north; and he brought me to the cells that were over against the separate place and which were over against the building, toward the north,
2before the length of the hundred cubits: the entry was on the north, and the breadth was fifty cubits,
3over against the twenty cubits that pertained to the inner court, and over against the pavement that pertained to the outer court; there was gallery against gallery in the third story;
4and before the cells was a walk of ten cubits in breadth, and a way of a hundred cubits inward; and their entries were toward the north.
5And the upper cells, because the galleries encroached on them, were shorter than the lower, and than the middle-most of the building.
6For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts; therefore the third story was straitened more than the lowest and the middle-most from the ground.
7And the wall that was without, answering to the cells, toward the outer court in the front of the cells, its length was fifty cubits:
8for the length of the cells that were against the outer court was fifty cubits; but behold, before the temple it was a hundred cubits.
9And under these cells was the entry from the east, as one goeth into them from the outer court.
10In the breadth of the wall of the court toward the south, before the separate place, and before the building, were cells;
11and a passage before them, like the appearance of the cells that were toward the north, according to their length, according to their breadth and all their goings out, and according to their fashions, and according to their doors.
12And according to the doors of the cells that were toward the south there was a door at the head of the way, the way directly before the corresponding wall toward the east as one entereth into them.
13And he said unto me, The north cells and the south cells, which are before the separate place, they are holy cells, where the priests that come near unto Jehovah shall eat the most holy things; there shall they lay the most holy things, both the oblation and the sin-offering and the trespass-offering: for the place is holy.
14When the priests enter in, they shall not go forth from the sanctuary into the outer court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister, for they are holy; and they shall put on other garments, and shall approach to that which is for the people.
15And when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose front was toward the east, and measured the enclosure round about.
16He measured the east side with the measuring-reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring-reed round about.
17He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring-reed round about.
18He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring-reed.
19He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring-reed.
20He measured it on the four sides; it had a wall round about, five hundred long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between that which was holy and that which was common.