Opposite the gate on the north and the east was a gate of the inner court; he measured the distance from gate to gate at 175 feet. 1
The inner court had a gate toward the south; he measured it from gate to gate toward the south as 175 feet. 1
Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate. He measured the south gate; it had the same dimensions as the others.
Its porches faced the outer court, and decorative palm trees were on its jambs, and its stairway had eight steps.
Its porches faced the outer court, it had decorative palm trees on its jambs, and its stairway had eight steps.
Its jambs 1 faced the outer court, and it had decorative palm trees on its jambs, on either side, and its stairway had eight steps.
For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers 1 were set back from the ground more than the lower and upper ones.
As for the outer wall by the side of the chambers, toward the outer court facing the chambers, it was 87½ feet 1 long.
On the day he enters the sanctuary, into the inner court to serve in the sanctuary, he must offer his sin offering, declares the sovereign Lord.
The priest will take some of the blood of the sin offering and place it on the doorpost of the temple, on the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and on the doorpost of the gate of the inner court.
Then he brought me out to the outer court and led me past the four corners of the court, and I noticed 1 that in every corner of the court there was a court.
The king tore down the altars the kings of Judah had set up on the roof of Ahaz’s upper room, as well as the altars Manasseh had set up in the two courtyards of the Lord’s temple. He crushed them up 1 and threw the dust in the Kidron Valley.
So the officials 1 took Jeremiah and put him in the cistern 2 of Malkijah, one of the royal princes, 3 that was in the courtyard of the guardhouse. There was no water in the cistern, only mud. So when they lowered Jeremiah into the cistern with ropes he sank in the mud. 4
Then he said to me, “The north chambers and the south chambers which face the courtyard are holy chambers where the priests 1 who approach the Lord will eat the most holy offerings. There they will place the most holy offerings – the grain offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering, because the place is holy.
At the court on the west there were four posted on the road and two at the court.
When you enter my presence, do you actually think I want this – animals trampling on my courtyards? 1