Ezekiel Chapter 40,1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity,
in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day, the hand of JEHOVAH was upon me,
and He brought me thither. 2 In the visions of God brought He me into the land of Israel, and set me down upon a very high mountain,
whereon was as it were the frame of a city on the south. 3 And He brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate. 4 And the man said unto me:
‘Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thy heart upon all that I shall show thee, for to the intent that I might show them unto thee art thou brought thither; declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.’
5 And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man’s hand a measuring reed of six cubits long, of a cubit and a hand-breadth each;
so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed, and the height, one reed. 6 Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, and went up the steps thereof; and he measured the jamb of the gate, one reed broad, and the other jamb, one reed broad. 7 And every cell was one reed long, and one reed broad;
and the space between the cells was five cubits; and the jambs of the gate by the porch of the gate within were one reed.
8 He measured also the porch of the gate toward the house, one reed. 9 Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits;
and the porch of the gate was inward. 10 And the cells of the gate eastward were three on this side, and three on that side; they three were of one measure;
and the posts had one measure on this side and on that side. 11 And he measured the breadth of the entry of the gate, ten cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits; 12 and a border before the cells, one cubit [on this side], and a border, one cubit on that side; and the cells, six cubits on this side, and six cubits on that side.
13 And he measured the gate from the roof of the one cell to the roof of the other, a breadth of five and twenty cubits; door against door.
14 He made also posts of threescore cubits; even unto the posts of the court in the gates round about.
15 And from the forefront of the gate of the entrance unto the forefront of the inner porch of the gate were fifty cubits.
16 And there were narrow windows to the cells and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches; and windows were round about inward;
and upon each post were palm-trees. 17 Then brought he me into the outer court, and, lo, there were chambers and a pavement, made for the court round about;
thirty chambers were upon the pavement. 18 And the pavement was by the side of the gates, corresponding unto the length of the gates, even the lower pavement.
19 Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of the lower gate unto the forefront of the inner court without, a hundred cubits, eastward as also northward.
20 And the gate of the outer court that looked toward the north, he measured the length thereof and the breadth thereof.
21 And the cells thereof were three on this side and three on that side; and the posts thereof and the arches thereof were after the measure of the first gate;
the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits. 22 And the windows thereof, and the arches thereof, and the palm-trees thereof,
were after the measure of the gate that looketh toward the east; and it was ascended by seven steps; and the arches thereof were before them.
23 And there was a gate to the inner court over against the other gate, northward as also eastward; and he measured from gate to gate a hundred cubits.
24 And he led me toward the south, and behold a gate toward the south; and he measured the posts thereof, and the arches thereof according to these measures.
25 And there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about, like those windows; the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
26 And there were seven steps to go up to it, and the arches thereof were before them; and it had palm-trees, one on this side, and another on that side,
upon the posts thereof. 27 And there was a gate to the inner court 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 these measures; 29 and the cells thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, according to these measures; and there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about; it was fifty cubits long,
and five and twenty cubits broad. 30 And there were arches round about, five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.
31 And the arches thereof were toward the outer court; and palm-trees were upon the posts thereof; and the going up to it had eight steps.
32 And he brought me into the inner court toward the east; and he measured the gate according to these measures; 33 and the cells thereof, and the posts thereof,
and the arches thereof, according to these measures; and there were windows therein and in the arches thereof round about; it was fifty cubits long,
and five and twenty cubits broad. 34 And the arches thereof were toward the outer court; and palm-trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side;
and the going up to it had eight steps. 35 And he brought me to the north gate; and he measured it according to these measures; 36 the cells thereof, the posts thereof,
and the arches thereof; and there were windows therein round about; the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
37 And the posts thereof were toward the outer court; and palm-trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side; and the going up to it had eight steps.
38 And a chamber with the entry thereof was by the posts at the gates; there was the burnt-offering to be washed. 39 And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and two tables on that side, to slay thereon the burnt-offering and the sin-offering and the guilt-offering. 40 And on the one side without,
as one goeth up to the entry of the gate 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 this side, and four tables on that side, by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon to slay the sacrifices. 42 Moreover there were four tables for the burnt-offering, of hewn stone,
a cubit and a half long, and a cubit and a half broad, and one cubit high, whereupon to lay the instruments wherewith the burnt-offering and the sacrifice are slain.
43 And the slabs, a handbreadth long, were fastened within round about; and upon the tables was to be the flesh of the offering.
44 And without the inner gate were chambers for the guard in the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate, and their prospect was toward the south;
one at the side of the east gate having the prospect toward the north. 45 And he said unto me: ‘This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests,
the keepers of the charge of the house. 46 And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar;
these are the sons of Zadok, who from among the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to minister unto Him.’ 47 And he measured the court, a hundred cubits long,
and a hundred cubits broad, foursquare; and the altar was before the house. 48 Then he brought me to the porch of the house, and measured each post of the porch,
five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that side; and the breadth of the gate was three cubits on this side, and three cubits on that side.
49 The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and it was by steps that it was ascended; and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.
Ezekiel Chapter 41,1 And he brought me to the temple,
and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tent.
2 And the breadth of the entrance was ten cubits; and the sides of the entrance were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on the other side;
and he measured the length thereof, forty cubits, and the breadth, twenty cubits. 3 Then went he inward, and measured each post of the entrance, two cubits;
and the entrance, six cubits; and the breadth of the entrance, seven cubits. 4 And he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits, and the breadth, twenty cubits,
before the temple; and he said unto me: ‘This is the most holy place.’ 5 Then he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the breadth of every side-chamber,
four cubits, round about the house on every side. 6 And the side-chambers were one over another, three and thirty times;
and there were cornices in the wall which belonged to the house for the side-chambers round about, that they might have hold therein,
and not have hold in the wall of the house. 7 And the side-chambers were broader as they wound about higher and higher;
for the winding about of the house went higher and higher round about the house; therefore the breadth of the house continued upward;
and so one went up from the lowest row to the highest by the middle. 8 I saw also that the house had a raised basement round about;
the foundations of the side-chambers were a full reed of six cubits to the joining. 9 The breadth of the outer wall which belonged to the side-chambers was five cubits;
and so that which was left by the structure of the side-chambers that belonged to the house.
10 And between the chambers was a breadth of twenty cubits round about the house on every side.
11 And the doors of the side-chambers were toward the place that was left, one door toward the north, and another door toward the south;
and the breadth of the place that was left was five cubits round about.
12 And the building that was before the separate place at the side toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building was five cubits thick round about, and the length thereof ninety cubits. 13 And he measured the house, a hundred cubits long; and the separate place, and the building, with the walls thereof,
a hundred cubits long; 14 also the breadth of the face of the house and of the separate place toward the east, a hundred cubits.
15 And he measured the length of the building before the separate place which was at the back thereof, and the galleries thereof on the one side and on the other side,
a hundred cubits. Now the temple, and the inner place, and the porches of the court, 16 the jambs, and the narrow windows, and the galleries,
that they three had round about, over against the jambs there was a veneering of wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows; and the windows were covered; 17 to the space above the door, even unto the inner house, and without, and on all the wall round about within and without, by measure.
18 And it was made with cherubim and palm-trees; and a palm-tree was between cherub and cherub, and every cherub had two faces;
19 so that there was the face of a man toward the palm-tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm-tree on the other side;
thus was it made through all the house round about. 20 From the ground unto above the door were cherubim and palm-trees made; and so on the wall of the temple.
21 As for the temple, the jambs were squared; and the face of the sanctuary had an appearance such as is the appearance. 22 The altar, three cubits high,
and the length thereof two cubits, was of wood, and so the corners thereof; the length thereof, and the walls thereof, were also of wood; and he said unto me:
‘This is the table that is before JEHOVAH.’
23 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors. 24 And the doors had two leaves [apiece], two turning leaves; two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other. 25 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple, cherubim and palm-trees, like as were made upon the walls;
and there were thick beams of wood upon the face of the porch without. 26 And there were narrow windows and palm-trees on the one side and on the other side,
on the sides of the porch; there were also the brackets of the house, and the thick beams.
Ecclesiastes Chapter 5,1 Be not rash with thy mouth,
and let not thy heart be hasty to utter a word before God; for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth; therefore let thy words be few.
2 For a dream cometh through a multitude of business; and a fool’s voice through a multitude of words. 3 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it;
for He hath no pleasure in fools; pay that which thou vowest. 4 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
5 Suffer not thy mouth to bring thy flesh into guilt, neither say thou before the messenger, that it was an error; wherefore should God be angry at thy voice,
and destroy the work of thy hands? 6 For through the multitude of dreams and vanities there are also many words; but fear thou God.
7 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and the violent perverting of justice and righteousness in the state, marvel not at the matter; for one higher than the high watcheth, and there are higher than they. 8 But the profit of a land every way is a king that maketh himself servant to the field. 9 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver;
nor he that loveth abundance, with increase; this also is vanity. 10 When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what advantage is there to the owner thereof, saving the beholding of them with his eyes? 11 Sweet is the sleep of a labouring man, whether he eat little or much; but the satiety of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
12 There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept by the owner thereof to his hurt; 13 and those riches perish by evil adventure;
and if he hath begotten a son, there is nothing in his hand. 14 As he came forth of his mother’s womb, naked shall he go back as he came,
and shall take nothing for his labour, which he may carry away in his hand. 15 And this also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go;
and what profit hath he that he laboureth for the wind? 16 All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much vexation and sickness and wrath.
17 Behold that which I have seen: it is good, yea, it is comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy pleasure for all his labour, wherein he laboureth under the sun,
all the days of his life which God hath given him; for this is his portion. 18 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour–
this is the gift of God.
19 For let him remember the days of his life that they are not many;
for God answereth him in the joy of his heart.
HebrewsChapter 12,1. Therefore, we also,
who have all of these witnesses who surround us like clouds, let us throw off from us all the weights of the sin which is always ready for us,
and let us run with patience this race that is set for us. 2. And let us gaze at JESUS, him who is the author and the perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was his,
endured the cross and ignored the shame, and he sits upon the right side of the throne of God. 3. Behold, therefore, how much he endured from sinners,
those who were themselves opponents to their own souls, so that you do not become careless in yourselves, neither weaken your souls.
4. For you have not yet come as far as to blood in the struggle against sin. 5. And you have strayed from the Torah which speaks to you as to sons:
"My son, turn not away from the course of JEHOVAH, neither neglect your soul when you are rebuked by him, 6. for whomever JEHOVAH loves, He instructs,
and draws aside His sons with whom he is pleased.”
7. Therefore endure the discipline, because God deals with you as with children; for who is the son whom his father does not discipline?
8. And if you are without the discipline by which every person is disciplined, you are strangers and not children.
9. And if our fathers who are in the flesh have disciplined us and we did revere them, how much more ought we submit to the father of spirits and live?
10.For they, for that short time, disciplined us as they pleased, but God, for our benefit, that we may share in his holiness.
11.But no discipline in its time seems to be joyful, but it is sorrowful; but in the end it yields the fruit of peace and of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
12.Therefore strengthen your hands and set your shaky knees firmly. 13.Make straight paths for your feet, that the lame member may not fail, but that it may be healed.
14.Run after peace with every man, and after holiness, without which no one shall see our Master. 15.And be watchful,
lest anyone among you be found lacking the grace of God, or lest the root of bitterness produce vines and harm you, and many be defiled by it,
16.Or lest a man be found among you as a fornicator, or debauched, like Esau, who for one meal sold his birthright.
17.For you know that afterward he desired to inherit the blessing and was rejected, for he found no place of restoration, while he sought it in tears.
18.For you have not approached the fire that burned and was tangible, neither to the darkness and dark fog and the tempest,
19.Neither the sound of the trumpet and the voice of words, which those who heard it refused, so that no more would be spoken with them.
20.For they were not able to endure anything that was commanded:
“If even an animal shall approach the mountain, it shall be stoned.”
21.And so terrible was the sight that Moses said,
“I am afraid and fainthearted.”
22.But you have come to the mountain of Zion and to the city of JEHOVAH, to the Jerusalem which is in Heaven, and to the assembly of myriads of Angels;
23.And to the community of the firstborn ones who are written in Heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous who are made perfect,
24.And to JESUS, the mediator of the eternal covenant, and to the sprinkling of blood, which speaks better than that of Abel. 25.Beware therefore,
lest you refuse him who speaks with you, for if those were not saved who refused him who spoke with them on earth,
how much less are we if we shall refuse him who speaks with us from Heaven? 26.Whose voice shook the earth, but now he has promised and said,
"One more time, I shall shake, not only earth, but also Heaven."
27.But this that he said:
indicates the change of those things that are shaken, because they are made, that those things which are not shaken may remain. 28.Therefore,
because we have received the kingdom that is not shaken, we shall receive favour by which we shall serve and please God in reverence and in awe.
29.For our God is a consuming fire.