Ezekiel 41

The Inner Temple

41 Then he brought me to the sanctuary, and he measured the side pillars: six [a]cubits wide on each side was the width of the [b]side pillar. The width of the entrance was ten cubits and the [c]sides of the entrance were five cubits on each side. He also measured [d]the length of the sanctuary, forty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits. Then he went [e]inside and measured each side pillar of the doorway, two cubits, and the doorway, six cubits high; and the width of the doorway, seven cubits. And he measured its length, twenty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits, before the sanctuary; and he said to me, “This is the Most Holy Place.”

Then he measured the wall of the [f]temple, six cubits; and the width of the side chambers, four cubits, all around the house on every side. The side chambers were in three stories, [g]one above another, and [h]thirty in each story; and [i]the side chambers extended to the wall which stood on [j]their inward side all around, so that they could be attached, but not be attached to the wall of the temple itself. And the side chambers surrounding the temple were wider at each successive story. Because the structure surrounding the temple went upward by stages on all sides of the temple, for that reason the width of the temple increased as it went higher; and so one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the [k]second story. I saw also that the house had a raised [l]platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full [m]rod of six [n]long cubits in height. The [o]thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits. But the free space between the side chambers belonging to the temple 10 and the outer chambers was twenty cubits in width around the temple on every side. 11 The [p]doorways of the side [q]chambers toward the free space consisted of one doorway toward the north, and another doorway toward the south; and the width of the free space was five cubits all around.

12 The building that was in front of the separate area at the side toward the west was seventy cubits wide; and the wall of the building was five cubits [r]thick all around, and its length was ninety cubits.

13 Then he measured the temple, a hundred cubits long; the separate area with the building and its walls were also a hundred cubits long. 14 Also the width of the front of the temple and that of the separate [s]areas along the east side totaled a hundred cubits.

15 And he measured the length of the building [t]along the front of the separate area behind it, with a [u]gallery on each side, a hundred cubits; he also measured the inner sanctuary and the porches of the courtyard. 16 The thresholds, the [v]latticed windows, and the [w]galleries all around their three stories, opposite the threshold, were paneled with wood all around, and from the ground to the windows (but the windows were covered), 17 over the entrance, and to the inner house, and on the outside, and on all the wall all around inside and outside, by measurement. 18 It was [x]carved with cherubim and palm trees; and a palm tree was between cherub and cherub, and every cherub had two faces: 19 a human face toward the palm tree on one side and a young lion’s face toward the palm tree on the other side; they were [y]carved on all the house all around. 20 From the ground to above the entrance cherubim and palm trees were [z]carved, as well as on the wall of the sanctuary.

21 The doorposts of the sanctuary were square; as for the front of the inner [aa]sanctuary, the appearance of one doorpost was like that of the other. 22 The altar was of wood, three cubits high, and its length two cubits; its corners, its [ab]base, and its [ac]sides were of wood. And he said to me, “This is the table that is before the Lord.” 23 The sanctuary and the inner [ad]sanctuary each had a double door. 24 Each of the doors had two leaves, two [ae]swinging leaves; two leaves for one door and two leaves for the other. 25 Also there were [af]carved on them, on the doors of the main room, cherubim and palm trees like those [ag]carved on the walls; and there was a [ah]threshold of wood on the front of the porch outside. 26 And there were [ai]latticed windows and palm trees on one side and on the other, on the sides of the porch; the same were on the side chambers of the house and the [aj]thresholds.


  1. Ezekiel 41:1 Each of these cubits equals about 21 in. or 53 cm
  2. Ezekiel 41:1 As in LXX; MT tent
  3. Ezekiel 41:2 Lit shoulders
  4. Ezekiel 41:2 Lit its length,
  5. Ezekiel 41:3 I.e., of the inner sanctuary
  6. Ezekiel 41:5 Lit house, and so throughout the ch
  7. Ezekiel 41:6 Lit chamber upon chamber
  8. Ezekiel 41:6 Lit thirty times
  9. Ezekiel 41:6 Lit they were coming
  10. Ezekiel 41:6 Lit the inside of the side chambers
  11. Ezekiel 41:7 Lit middle
  12. Ezekiel 41:8 Lit height
  13. Ezekiel 41:8 Lit reed
  14. Ezekiel 41:8 Or to the joint
  15. Ezekiel 41:9 Lit width
  16. Ezekiel 41:11 Lit doorway
  17. Ezekiel 41:11 Lit chamber
  18. Ezekiel 41:12 Lit wide
  19. Ezekiel 41:14 Lit area
  20. Ezekiel 41:15 Lit to
  21. Ezekiel 41:15 Or passageway
  22. Ezekiel 41:16 Or framed
  23. Ezekiel 41:16 Or passageways
  24. Ezekiel 41:18 Lit made
  25. Ezekiel 41:19 Lit made
  26. Ezekiel 41:20 Lit made
  27. Ezekiel 41:21 Lit holy place
  28. Ezekiel 41:22 Lit length
  29. Ezekiel 41:22 Lit walls
  30. Ezekiel 41:23 Lit holy place
  31. Ezekiel 41:24 Or turning
  32. Ezekiel 41:25 Lit made
  33. Ezekiel 41:25 Lit made
  34. Ezekiel 41:25 Or canopy of wood over
  35. Ezekiel 41:26 Or framed
  36. Ezekiel 41:26 Or canopies