For I will soon summon all the peoples of the kingdoms of the north,” says the Lord. “They will come and their kings will set up their thrones 1 near the entrances of the gates of Jerusalem. 2 They will attack all the walls surrounding it, and all the towns in Judah. 3
If you are careful to 1 obey these commands, then the kings who follow in David’s succession and ride in chariots or on horses will continue to come through the gates of this palace, as will their officials and their subjects. 2
The whole valley where dead bodies and sacrificial ashes are thrown 1 and all the terraced fields 2 out to the Kidron Valley 3 on the east as far north 4 as the Horse Gate 5 will be included within this city that is sacred to the Lord. 6 The city will never again be torn down or destroyed.”
At that time Baruch went into the temple of the Lord. He stood in the entrance of the room of Gemariah the son of Shaphan who had been the royal secretary. 1 That room was in the upper court 2 near the entrance of the New Gate. 3 There, where all the people could hear him, he read from the scroll what Jeremiah had said. 4
But he only got as far as the Benjamin Gate. 1 There an officer in charge of the guards named Irijah, 2 who was the son of Shelemiah and the grandson of Hananiah, stopped him. He seized Jeremiah and said, 3 “You are deserting to the Babylonians!” 4
The cherubim spread 1 their wings, and they rose up from the earth 2 while I watched (when they went the wheels went alongside them). They stopped at the entrance to the east gate of the Lord’s temple as the glory of the God of Israel hovered above them.
So hearts melt with fear and many stumble. At all their gates I have stationed the sword for slaughter. Ah! It is made to flash, it is drawn for slaughter!
Into his right hand 1 comes the portent for Jerusalem – to set up battering rams, to give the signal 2 for slaughter, to shout out the battle cry, 3 to set up battering rams against the gates, to erect a siege ramp, to build a siege wall.
The Lord said to me: “This gate will be shut; it will not be opened, and no one will enter by it. For the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered by it; therefore it will remain shut.
When the prince provides a freewill offering, a burnt offering, or peace offerings as a voluntary offering to the Lord, the gate facing east will be opened for him, and he will provide his burnt offering and his peace offerings just as he did on the Sabbath. Then he will go out, and the gate will be closed after he goes out. 1
with hangings on one side 1 of the gate that were twenty-two and a half feet long, with their three posts and their three bases,
and for the second side of the gate of the courtyard, just like the other, 1 the hangings were twenty-two and a half feet long, with their three posts and their three bases.
the hangings of the courtyard, its posts and its bases, and the curtain for the gateway of the courtyard, its ropes and its tent pegs, and all the furnishings 1 for the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of meeting;
the hangings for the courtyard, the curtain for the entrance of the gate of the court, 1 which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and their ropes, along with all the furnishings for their service and everything that is made for them. So they are to serve. 2
As Saul approached Samuel in the middle of the gate, he said, “Please tell me where the seer’s house is.”
1 On a bare hill raise a signal flag, shout to them, wave your hand, so they might enter the gates of the princes!
He measured the gateway from the roof of one alcove to the roof of the other, a width of 43¾ feet 1 from one entrance to the opposite one.