The width of the outer wall of the side chambers was 8¾ feet, 1 and the open area between the side chambers of the temple
The outer sanctuary and the inner sanctuary each had a double door.
“As for you, son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, so that they will be ashamed of their sins and measure the pattern.
For you took my silver and my gold and brought my precious valuables to your own palaces. 1
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, 1 whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, dressed in clean bright linen, wearing wide golden belts 1 around their chests.
The king and Jehoiada gave it to the construction foremen 1 assigned to the Lord’s temple. They hired carpenters and craftsmen to repair the Lord’s temple, as well as those skilled in working with iron and bronze to restore the Lord’s temple.
When the builders established the Lord’s temple, the priests, ceremonially attired and with their clarions, 1 and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with their cymbals, stood to praise the Lord according to the instructions left by 2 King David of Israel. 3
Furthermore, be aware of the fact 1 that you have no authority to impose tax, tribute, or toll on any of the priests, the Levites, the musicians, the doorkeepers, the temple servants, or the attendants at the temple of this God.
I will bow down toward your holy temple, and give thanks to your name, because of your loyal love and faithfulness, for you have exalted your promise above the entire sky. 1
who commissions 1 Cyrus, the one I appointed as shepherd 2 to carry out all my wishes 3 and to decree concerning Jerusalem, ‘She will be rebuilt,’ and concerning the temple, ‘It will be reconstructed.’” 4
“Sharpen 1 your arrows! Fill your quivers! 2 The Lord will arouse a spirit of hostility in 3 the kings of Media. 4 For he intends to destroy Babylonia. For that is how the Lord will get his revenge – how he will get his revenge for the Babylonians’ destruction of his temple. 5
Yet they will be ministers in my sanctuary, having oversight at the gates of the temple, and serving the temple. They will slaughter the burnt offerings and the sacrifices for the people, and they will stand before them to minister to them.
Then those who are far away 1 will come and build the temple of the Lord so that you may know that the Lord who rules over all has sent me to you. This will all come to pass if you completely obey the voice of the Lord your God.”’”