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Tuesday: II Kings 16-20
Wednesday: Psalms 87-89
Thursday: Proverbs 13
Friday, June 29, 2018
Prophecy & Revelation
Ezekiel 37-42
Saturday: Luke 23-24
Sunday: I Thessalonians 1-3
Monday: Leviticus 22-24

Ezekiel 37

1
The hand of the LORD was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones.
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He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry.
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He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?' And I answered, "O Lord GOD, You know.'
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Again He said to me, " Prophesy over these bones and say to them, "O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.'
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"Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, "Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life.
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"I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD.'
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So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone.
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And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them.
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Then He said to me, "Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.'
10
So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11
Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, "Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.'
12
"Therefore prophesy and say to them, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.
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"Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people.
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"I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken and done it,' declares the LORD.'
15
The word of the LORD came again to me saying,
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"And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and write on it, "For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions'; then take another stick and write on it, "For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.'
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"Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand.
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"When the sons of your people speak to you saying, "Will you not declare to us what you mean by these?'
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say to them, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand.'
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"The sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.
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"Say to them, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land;
22
and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms.
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"They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God.
24
"My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd; and they will walk in My ordinances and keep My statutes and observe them.
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"They will live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they will live on it, they, and their sons and their sons' sons, forever; and David My servant will be their prince forever.
26
"I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in their midst forever.
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"My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.
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"And the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.' 38

Ezekiel 38

1
And the word of the LORD came to me saying,
2
"Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him
3
and say, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.
4
"I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords;
5
Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet;
6
Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troopsmany peoples with you.
7
" Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them.
8
" After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them.
9
"You will go up, you will come like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your troops, and many peoples with you.'
10
"Thus says the Lord GOD, "It will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan,
11
and you will say, "I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will go against those who are at rest, that live securely, all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates,
12
to capture spoil and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the center of the world.'
13
" Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its villages will say to you, "Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?'
14
"Therefore prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "On that day when My people Israel are living securely, will you not know it?
15
" You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army;
16
and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog.'
17
"Thus says the Lord GOD, "Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days through My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them?
18
"It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,' declares the Lord GOD, "that My fury will mount up in My anger.
19
"In My zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.
20
" The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground.
21
"I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains,' declares the Lord GOD. " Every man's sword will be against his brother.
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"With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone.
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"I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the LORD.' 39

Ezekiel 39

1
"And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog and say, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal;
2
and I will turn you around, drive you on, take you up from the remotest parts of the north and bring you against the mountains of Israel.
3
"I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand.
4
"You will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field.
5
"You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken,' declares the Lord GOD.
6
"And I will send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in safety; and they will know that I am the LORD.
7
"My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8
"Behold, it is coming and it shall be done,' declares the Lord GOD. "That is the day of which I have spoken.
9
"Then those who inhabit the cities of Israel will go out and make fires with the weapons and burn them, both shields and bucklers, bows and arrows, war clubs and spears, and for seven years they will make fires of them.
10
"They will not take wood from the field or gather firewood from the forests, for they will make fires with the weapons; and they will take the spoil of those who despoiled them and seize the plunder of those who plundered them,' declares the Lord GOD.
11
"On that day I will give Gog a burial ground there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea, and it will block off those who would pass by. So they will bury Gog there with all his horde, and they will call it the valley of Hamon-gog.
12
"For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.
13
"Even all the people of the land will bury them; and it will be to their renown on the day that I glorify Myself,' declares the Lord GOD.
14
"They will set apart men who will constantly pass through the land, burying those who were passing through, even those left on the surface of the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search.
15
"As those who pass through the land pass through and anyone sees a man's bone, then he will set up a marker by it until the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog.
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"And even the name of the city will be Hamonah. So they will cleanse the land.'
17
"As for you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, "Speak to every kind of bird and to every beast of the field, "Assemble and come, gather from every side to My sacrifice which I am going to sacrifice for you, as a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh and drink blood.
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"You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, as though they were rams, lambs, goats and bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
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"So you will eat fat until you are glutted, and drink blood until you are drunk, from My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20
"You will be glutted at My table with horses and charioteers, with mighty men and all the men of war,' declares the Lord GOD.
21
"And I will set My glory among the nations; and all the nations will see My judgment which I have executed and My hand which I have laid on them.
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"And the house of Israel will know that I am the LORD their God from that day onward.
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"The nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile for their iniquity because they acted treacherously against Me, and I hid My face from them; so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and all of them fell by the sword.
24
" According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I dealt with them, and I hid My face from them.'
25
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name.
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"They will forget their disgrace and all their treachery which they perpetrated against Me, when they live securely on their own land with no one to make them afraid.
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"When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies, then I shall be sanctified through them in the sight of the many nations.
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"Then they will know that I am the LORD their God because I made them go into exile among the nations, and then gathered them again to their own land; and I will leave none of them there any longer.
29
"I will not hide My face from them any longer, for I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,' declares the Lord GOD. 40

Ezekiel 40

1
In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was taken, on that same day the hand of the LORD was upon me and He brought me there.
2
In the visions of God He brought me into the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, and on it to the south there was a structure like a city.
3
So He brought me there; and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, with a line of flax and a measuring rod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway.
4
The man said to me, " Son of man, see with your eyes, hear with your ears, and give attention to all that I am going to show you; for you have been brought here in order to show it to you. Declare to the house of Israel all that you see.'
5
And behold, there was a wall on the outside of the temple all around, and in the man's hand was a measuring rod of six cubits, each of which was a cubit and a handbreadth. So he measured the thickness of the wall, one rod; and the height, one rod.
6
Then he went to the gate which faced east, went up its steps and measured the threshold of the gate, one rod in width; and the other threshold was one rod in width.
7
The guardroom was one rod long and one rod wide; and there were five cubits between the guardrooms. And the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate facing inward was one rod.
8
Then he measured the porch of the gate facing inward, one rod.
9
He measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and its side pillars, two cubits. And the porch of the gate was faced inward.
10
The guardrooms of the gate toward the east numbered three on each side; the three of them had the same measurement. The side pillars also had the same measurement on each side.
11
And he measured the width of the gateway, ten cubits, and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits.
12
There was a barrier wall one cubit wide in front of the guardrooms on each side; and the guardrooms were six cubits square on each side.
13
He measured the gate from the roof of the one guardroom to the roof of the other, a width of twenty-five cubits from one door to the door opposite.
14
He made the side pillars sixty cubits high; the gate extended round about to the side pillar of the courtyard.
15
From the front of the entrance gate to the front of the inner porch of the gate was fifty cubits.
16
There were shuttered windows looking toward the guardrooms, and toward their side pillars within the gate all around, and likewise for the porches. And there were windows all around inside; and on each side pillar were palm tree ornaments.
17
Then he brought me into the outer court, and behold, there were chambers and a pavement made for the court all around; thirty chambers faced the pavement.
18
The pavement (that is, the lower pavement) was by the side of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates.
19
Then he measured the width from the front of the lower gate to the front of the exterior of the inner court, a hundred cubits on the east and on the north.
20
As for the gate of the outer court which faced the north, he measured its length and its width.
21
It had three guardrooms on each side; and its side pillars and its porches had the same measurement as the first gate. Its length was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.
22
Its windows and its porches and its palm tree ornaments had the same measurements as the gate which faced toward the east; and it was reached by seven steps, and its porch was in front of them.
23
The inner court had a gate opposite the gate on the north as well as the gate on the east; and he measured a hundred cubits from gate to gate.
24
Then he led me toward the south, and behold, there was a gate toward the south; and he measured its side pillars and its porches according to those same measurements.
25
The gate and its porches had windows all around like those other windows; the length was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.
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There were seven steps going up to it, and its porches were in front of them; and it had palm tree ornaments on its side pillars, one on each side.
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The inner court had a gate toward the south; and he measured from gate to gate toward the south, a hundred cubits.
28
Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate; and he measured the south gate according to those same measurements.
29
Its guardrooms also, its side pillars and its porches were according to those same measurements. And the gate and its porches had windows all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.
30
There were porches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide.
31
Its porches were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight steps.
32
He brought me into the inner court toward the east. And he measured the gate according to those same measurements.
33
Its guardrooms also, its side pillars and its porches were according to those same measurements. And the gate and its porches had windows all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.
34
Its porches were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, on each side, and its stairway had eight steps.
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Then he brought me to the north gate; and he measured it according to those same measurements,
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with its guardrooms, its side pillars and its porches. And the gate had windows all around; the length was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.
37
Its side pillars were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars on each side, and its stairway had eight steps.
38
A chamber with its doorway was by the side pillars at the gates; there they rinse the burnt offering.
39
In the porch of the gate were two tables on each side, on which to slaughter the burnt offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering.
40
On the outer side, as one went up to the gateway toward the north, were two tables; and on the other side of the porch of the gate were two tables.
41
Four tables were on each side next to the gate; or, eight tables on which they slaughter sacrifices.
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For the burnt offering there were four tables of hewn stone, a cubit and a half long, a cubit and a half wide and one cubit high, on which they lay the instruments with which they slaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice.
43
The double hooks, one handbreadth in length, were installed in the house all around; and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.
44
From the outside to the inner gate were chambers for the singers in the inner court, one of which was at the side of the north gate, with its front toward the south, and one at the side of the south gate facing toward the north.
45
He said to me, "This is the chamber which faces toward the south, intended for the priests who keep charge of the temple;
46
but the chamber which faces toward the north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to minister to Him.'
47
He measured the court, a perfect square, a hundred cubits long and a hundred cubits wide; and the altar was in front of the temple.
48
Then he brought me to the porch of the temple and measured each side pillar of the porch, five cubits on each side; and the width of the gate was three cubits on each side.
49
The length of the porch was twenty cubits and the width eleven cubits; and at the stairway by which it was ascended were columns belonging to the side pillars, one on each side. 41

Ezekiel 41

1
Then he brought me to the nave and measured the side pillars; six cubits wide on each side was the width of the side pillar.
2
The width of the entrance was ten cubits and the sides of the entrance were five cubits on each side. And he measured the length of the nave, forty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits.
3
Then he went 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.
4
He measured its length, twenty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits, before the nave; and he said to me, "This is the most holy place.'
5
Then he measured the wall of the temple, six cubits; and the width of the side chambers, four cubits, all around about the house on every side.
6
The side chambers were in three stories, one above another, and thirty in each story; and the side chambers extended to the wall which stood on their inward side all around, that they might be fastened, and not be fastened into the wall of the temple itself.
7
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, therefore the width of the temple increased as it went higher; and thus one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the second story.
8
I saw also that the house had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of six long cubits in height.
9
The 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 all around the temple on every side.
11
The doorways of the side 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 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 areas along the east side totaled a hundred cubits.
15
He measured the length of the building along the front of the separate area behind it, with a gallery on each side, a hundred cubits; he also measured the inner nave and the porches of the court.
16
The thresholds, the latticed windows and the galleries round about their three stories, opposite the threshold, were paneled with wood all around, and from the ground to the windows (but the windows were covered),
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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 carved with cherubim and palm trees; and a palm tree was between cherub and cherub, and every cherub had two faces,
19
a man's face toward the palm tree on one side and a young lion's face toward the palm tree on the other side; they were carved on all the house all around.
20
From the ground to above the entrance cherubim and palm trees were carved, as well as on the wall of the nave.
21
The doorposts of the nave were square; as for the front of the 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 base and its sides were of wood. And he said to me, "This is the table that is before the LORD.'
23
The nave and the sanctuary each had a double door.
24
Each of the doors had two leaves, two swinging leaves; two leaves for one door and two leaves for the other.
25
Also there were carved on them, on the doors of the nave, cherubim and palm trees like those carved on the walls; and there was a threshold of wood on the front of the porch outside.
26
There were latticed windows and palm trees on one side and on the other, on the sides of the porch; thus were the side chambers of the house and the thresholds. 42

Ezekiel 42

1
Then he brought me out into the outer court, the way toward the north; and he brought me to the chamber which was opposite the separate area and opposite the building toward the north.
2
Along the length, which was a hundred cubits, was the north door; the width was fifty cubits.
3
Opposite the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and opposite the pavement which belonged to the outer court, was gallery corresponding to gallery in three stories.
4
Before the chambers was an inner walk ten cubits wide, a way of one hundred cubits; and their openings were on the north.
5
Now the upper chambers were smaller because the galleries took more space away from them than from the lower and middle ones in the building.
6
For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground upward, more than the lower and middle ones.
7
As for the outer wall by the side of the chambers, toward the outer court facing the chambers, its length was fifty cubits.
8
For the length of the chambers which were in the outer court was fifty cubits; and behold, the length of those facing the temple was a hundred cubits.
9
Below these chambers was the entrance on the east side, as one enters them from the outer court.
10
In the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, facing the separate area and facing the building, there were chambers.
11
The way in front of them was like the appearance of the chambers which were on the north, according to their length so was their width, and all their exits were both according to their arrangements and openings.
12
Corresponding to the openings of the chambers which were toward the south was an opening at the head of the way, the way in front of the wall toward the east, as one enters them.
13
Then he said to me, "The north chambers and the south chambers, which are opposite the separate area, they are the holy chambers where the priests who are near to the LORD shall eat the most holy things. There they shall lay the most holy things, the grain offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering; for the place is holy.
14
"When the priests enter, then they shall not go out into the outer court from the sanctuary without laying there their garments in which they minister, for they are holy. They shall put on other garments; then they shall approach that which is for the people.'
15
Now when he had finished measuring the inner house, he brought me out by the way of the gate which faced toward the east and measured it all around.
16
He measured on the east side with the measuring reed five hundred reeds by the measuring reed.
17
He measured on the north side five hundred reeds by the measuring reed.
18
On the south side he measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.
19
He turned to the west side and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.
20
He measured it on the four sides; it had a wall all around, the length five hundred and the width five hundred, to divide between the holy and the profane. 43

Scripture taken from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995. Used by permission.

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