Day 247

The 300 Day Bible
Day 247
The Preaching
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 the LORD.’

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.

Ezekiel Chapter 42

1 Then he brought me forth into the outer court, the way toward the north; and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was over against the building, toward the north,

2 even to the front of the length of a hundred cubits, with the door on the north, and the breadth of fifty cubits,

3 over against the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and over against the pavement which belonged to the outer court; with gallery against gallery in three stories.

4 And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors were toward the north.

5 Now the upper chambers were shorter; for the galleries took away from these, more than from the lower and the middlemost, in the building.

6 For they were in three stories, and they had not pillars as the pillars of the courts; therefore room was taken away from the lowest and the middlemost, in comparison with the ground.

7 And the wall that was without by the side of the chambers, toward the outer court in front of the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits.

8 For the length of the chambers that were toward the outer court was fifty cubits; and, lo, before the temple were a hundred cubits.

9 And from under these chambers was the entry on the east side, as one goeth into them from the outer court.

10 In the breadth of the wall of the court toward the east, before the separate place, and before the building, there were chambers,

11 with a way before them; like the appearance of the chambers which were toward the north, as long as they, and as broad as they, with all their goings out, and according to their fashions; and as their doors,

12 so were also the doors of the chambers that were toward the south, there was a door in the head of the way, even the way directly before the wall, toward the way from the east, as one entereth into them.

13 Then said he unto me:
‘The north chambers and the south chambers, which are before the separate place, they are the holy chambers, where the priests that are near unto the LORD shall eat the most holy things; there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meal-offering, and the sin-offering, and the guilt-offering; for the place is holy.
14 When the priests enter in, then shall they not go out of the holy place 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 pertaineth to the people.’

15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.

16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.

19 He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.

20 He measured it by the four sides; it had a wall round about, the length five hundred, and the breadth five hundred, to make a separation between that which was holy and that which was common.

The Writing
Ecclesiastes Chapter 8

1 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face is changed.

2 I [counsel thee]:
keep the king’s command, and that in regard of the oath of God.

3 Be not hasty to go out of his presence; stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

4 Forasmuch as the king’s word hath power; and who may say unto him:
‘What doest thou?’

5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall know no evil thing; and a wise man’s heart discerneth time and judgment.

6 For to every matter there is a time and judgment; for the evil of man is great upon him.

7 For he knoweth not that which shall be; for even when it cometh to pass, who shall declare it unto him?

8 There is no man that hath power over the wind to retain the wind; neither hath he power over the day of death; and there is no discharge in war; neither shall wickedness deliver him that is given to it.

9 All this have I seen, even applied my heart thereto, whatever the work that is done under the sun; what time one man had power over another to his hurt.

10 And so I saw the wicked buried, and they entered into their rest; but they that had done right went away from the holy place, and were forgotten in the city; this also is vanity.

11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil;

12 because a sinner doeth evil a hundred times, and prolongeth his days–
though yet I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, that fear before Him;
13 but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he feareth not before God.

14 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth:
that there are righteous men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there are wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous–
I said that this also is vanity.

15 So I commended mirth, that a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry, and that this should accompany him in his labour all the days of his life which God hath given him under the sun.

16 When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth–
for neither day nor night do men see sleep with their eyes–

17 then I beheld all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun; because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further, though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

The Epistle of Paul to Philemon
܀ ܕܠܘܬ ܦܝܠܡܘܢ ܀

1 PAUL, a prisoner of Jesus the Messiah, and Timothy a brother; to the beloved Philemon, a laborer with us,

2 and to our beloved Apphia, and to Archippus a laborer with us, and to the assembly in thy house.

3 Grace be with you, and peace from God our father, and from our Lord Jesus the Messiah.

4 I thank my God always, and remember thee in my prayers,

5 lo, from the time that I heard of thy faith, and of the love thou hast towards our Lord Jesus, and towards all the saints;

6 that there may be a fellowship of thy faith, yielding fruits in works, and in the knowledge of all the good things ye possess in Jesus the Messiah.

7 For we have great joy and consolation, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thy love.

8 Therefore I might have great freedom In the Messiah, to enjoin upon thee the things that are right.

9 But for love’s sake, I earnestly beseech theeeven I, Paul, who am aged, as thou knowest, and now also a prisoner for Jesus the Messiah.

10 I beseech thee for my son, whom I had begotten in my bondsfor Onesimus;

11 from whom formerly thou hadst no profit, but now very profitable will he be both to thee and to me; and whom I have sent to thee.

12 And receive thou him, as one begotten by me.

13 For I was desirous to retain him with me, that he might minister to me in thy stead, in these bonds for the gospel.

14 But I would do nothing without consulting thee; lest thy benefit should be as if by compulsion, and not with thy pleasure.

15 And, perhaps, also, he therefore departed from thee for a season, that thou mightest retain him for ever;

16 henceforth, not as a servant, but more than a servant, a brother dear to me, and much more to thee, both in the flesh and in our Lord ?

17 If therefore thou art in fellowship with me, receive him as one of mine.

18 And if he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee aught, place it to my account.

19 I, Paul, have written [it] with my own hand, I will repay:
not to say to thee, that to me thou owest thy ownself.

20 Yes, my brother, let me be refreshed by thee in our Lord:
refresh thou my bowels in the Messiah.

21 Being confident that thou wilt hearken to me, I have written to thee:
and I know that thou wilt do more than I say.

22 And herewith, prepare also a house for me to lodge in; for I hope that, by your prayers, I shall be given to you.

23 Epaphras, a fellow-captive with me in Jesus the Messiah, saluteth thee;

24 and Mark, and Aristarchus, and Demas, and Luke, my coadjutors.

25 The grace of our Lord Jesus the Messiah be with your spirit, my brethren. Amen.

End of the Epistle to Philemon; which was written from Rome, and was sent by the hands of Onesimus.

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Devotion 245/365

"Thereafter the levites were qualified."
Numbers 8:21-9:8
The only qualification is consecration.