421 Then he brought me out into the outer court , the way toward the north ; and he brought me to the chamber which was opposite the separate area and opposite the building toward the north . 2 Along e the length , which was a hundred cubits , was the north door ; the width was fifty cubits . 3 Opposite the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court , and opposite the pavement which belonged to the outer court , was gallery corresponding e to gallery in three stories. 4 Before the chambers was an inner walk ten cubits wide , a way of one hundred cubits ; and their openings were on the north . 5 Now the upper chambers were smaller because the galleries took more space away from them than from the lower and middle ones in the building . 6 For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts ; therefore e the upper chambers were set back from the ground upward, more than the lower and middle ones . 7 As for the outer wall by the side of the chambers , toward the outer court facing the chambers , its length was fifty cubits . 8 For the length of the chambers which were in the outer court was fifty cubits ; and behold , the length of those facing the temple was a hundred cubits . 9 Below these chambers was the entrance on the east side , as one enters them from the outer court . 10 In the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east , facing e the separate area and facing e the building , there were chambers . 11 The way in front of them was like the appearance of the chambers which were on the north , according to their length so was their width , and all their exits were both according to their arrangements and openings . 12 Corresponding to the openings of the chambers which were toward the south was an opening at the head of the way , the way in front of the wall toward the east , as one enters them. 13 Then he said to me, "The north chambers and the south chambers , which are opposite e the separate area , they are the holy chambers where e the priests who are near to the Lord shall eat the most holy things . There they shall lay the most holy things , the grain offering , the sin offering and the guilt offering ; for the place is holy . 14 "When the priests enter , then they shall not go out into the outer court from the sanctuary without laying there their garments in which they minister , for they are holy . They shall put on other garments ; then they shall approach that which is for the people ."

15 Now when he had finished measuring the inner house , he brought me out by the way of the gate which faced toward the east and measured it all around . 16 He measured on the east side with the measuring reed five hundred reeds by the measuring reed . 17 He measured on the north side five hundred reeds by the measuring reed . 18 On the south side he measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed . 19 He turned to the west side and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed . 20 He measured it on the four sides ; it had a wall all around , the length five hundred and the width five hundred , to divide between the holy and the profane .