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Ephesians 4:13-16
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until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God's Son, [growing] into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ's fullness.
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Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit.
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But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head-- Christ.
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From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.
Ezekiel 40:1-42
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In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month in the fourteenth year after Jerusalem had been captured, on that very day the LORD's hand was on me, and He brought me there.
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In visions of God He took me to the land of Israel and set me down on a very high mountain. On its southern [slope] was a structure resembling a city.
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He brought me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze, with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand. He was standing by the gate.
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He spoke to me: "Son of man, look with your eyes, listen with your ears, and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for you have been brought here so that I might show [it] to you. Report everything you see to the house of Israel."
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Now there was a wall surrounding the outside of the temple. The measuring rod in the man's hand was six units of 21 inches; each unit was the standard length plus three inches. He measured the thickness of the [wall] structure; it was about 10 feet, and its height was the same.
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Then he came to the gate that faced east and climbed its steps. He measured the threshold of the gate; it was 10 feet deep-- the first threshold was 10 feet deep.
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Each recess was about 10 feet long and 10 feet deep, and there was [a space of] eight and three-quarter feet between the recesses. The [inner] threshold of the gate on the temple side next to the gate's portico was about 10 feet.
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Next he measured the portico of the gate;
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it was 14 feet, and its pilasters were three and a half feet. The portico of the gate was on the temple side.
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There were three recesses on each side of the east gate, each with the same measurements, and the pilasters on either side also had the same measurements.
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Then he measured the width of the gate's entrance; it was 17 and a half feet, while the width of the gateway was 22 and three-quarter feet.
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There was a barrier of 21 inches in front of the recesses on both sides, and the recesses on each side were 10 and a half feet square.
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Then he measured the gateway from the roof of one recess to the roof of the [opposite] one; the distance was 43 and three-quarter feet. The openings of the recesses faced each other.
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Next, he measured the pilasters-- 105 feet. The gate extended around to the pilaster of the court.
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[The distance] from the front of the gate at the entrance to the front of the gate's portico on the inside was 87 and a half feet.
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The recesses and their pilasters had beveled windows all around the inside of the gateway. The porticos also had windows all around on the inside. Each pilaster was decorated with palm trees.
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Then he brought me into the outer court, and there were chambers and a paved surface laid out all around the court. Thirty chambers faced the pavement,
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which flanked the gates and corresponded to the length of the gates; [this] was the lower pavement.
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Then he measured the distance from the front of the lower gate to the exterior front of the inner court; it was 175 feet. [This] was the east; next the north [is described].
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He measured the gate of the outer court facing north, [both] its length and width.
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Its three recesses on each side, its pilasters, and its portico had the same measurements as the first gate: 87 and a half feet long and 43 and three-quarter feet wide.
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Its windows, portico, and palm trees had the same measurements as those of the gate that faced east. Seven steps led up to the gate, and its portico was ahead of them.
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The inner court had a gate facing the north gate, like the one on the east. He measured the distance from gate to gate; it was 175 feet.
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He brought me to the south side, and there was also a gate on the south. He measured its pilasters and portico; they had the same measurements as the others.
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Both the gate and its portico had windows all around, like the other windows. It was 87 and a half feet long and 43 and three-quarter feet wide.
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Its stairway had seven steps, and its portico was ahead of them. It had palm trees on its pilasters, one on each side.
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The inner court had a gate on the south. He measured from gate to gate on the south; it was 175 feet.
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Then he brought me to the inner court through the south gate. When he measured the south gate, it had the same measurements as the others.
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Its recesses, pilasters, and portico had the same measurements as the others. Both it and its portico had windows all around. It was 87 and a half feet long and 43 and three-quarter feet wide.
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(There were porticoes all around, 43 and three-quarter feet long and eight and three-quarter feet wide.)
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Its portico faced the outer court, and its pilasters were decorated with palm trees. Its stairway had eight steps.
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Then he brought me to the inner court on the east side. When he measured the gate, it had the same measurements as the others.
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Its recesses, pilasters, and portico had the same measurements as the others. Both it and its portico had windows all around. It was 87 and a half feet long and 43 and three-quarter feet wide.
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Its portico faced the outer court, and its pilasters were decorated with palm trees on each side. Its stairway had eight steps.
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Then he brought me to the north gate. When he measured [it], it had the same measurements as the others,
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[as did] its recesses, pilasters, and portico. It also had windows all around. It was 87 and a half feet long and 43 and three-quarter feet wide.
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Its portico faced the outer court, and its pilasters were decorated with palm trees on each side. Its stairway had eight steps.
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There was a chamber whose door [opened] into the portico of the gate. The burnt offering was to be washed there.
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Inside the portico of the gate there were two tables on each side, on which to slaughter the burnt offering, sin offering, and restitution offering.
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Outside, as one approaches the entrance of the north gate, there were two tables on one side and two [more] tables on the other side of the gate's portico.
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So there were four tables inside the gate and four outside, eight tables [in all] on which the slaughtering was to be done.
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There were also four tables of cut stone for the burnt offering, [each] 31 and a half inches long, 31 and a half inches wide, and 21 inches high. The utensils used to slaughter the burnt offerings and [other] sacrifices were placed on them.
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God's co-workers. You are God's field, God's building.
Hebrews 3:3
For Jesus is considered worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder has more honor than the house.
Hebrews 3:4
Now every house is built by someone, but the One who built everything is God.
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Exodus 26:1-37
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"You are to construct the tabernacle itself with 10 curtains. You must make them of finely spun linen, and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with a design of cherubim worked into them.
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The length of each curtain should be 42 feet, and the width of each curtain six feet; all the curtains are to have the same measurements.
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Five of the curtains should be joined together, and the [other] five curtains joined together.
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Make loops of blue yarn on the edge of the last curtain in the [first] set, and do the same on the edge of the outermost curtain in the second set.
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Make 50 loops on the one curtain and make 50 loops on the edge of the curtain in the second set, so that the loops line up together.
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Also make 50 gold clasps and join the curtains together with the clasps, so that the tabernacle may be a single unit.
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"You are to make curtains of goat hair for a tent over the tabernacle; make 11 of these curtains.
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The length of each curtain should be 45 feet and the width of each curtain six feet. All 11 curtains are to have the same measurements.
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Join five of the curtains by themselves, and the [other] six curtains by themselves. Then fold the sixth curtain double at the front of the tent.
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Make 50 loops on the edge of the one curtain, the outermost in the [first] set, and make 50 loops on the edge of the [corresponding] curtain of the second set.
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Make 50 bronze clasps; put the clasps through the loops and join the tent together so that it is a single unit.
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As for the flap that is left over from the tent curtains, the leftover half curtain is to hang down over the back of the tabernacle.
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The half yard on one side and the half yard on the other of what is left over along the length of the tent curtains should be hanging down over the sides of the tabernacle on either side to cover it.
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Make a covering for the tent from ram skins dyed red, and a covering of manatee skins on top of that.
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"You are to make upright planks of acacia wood for the tabernacle.
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The length of each plank is to be 15 feet, and the width of each plank 27 inches.
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Each plank must be connected together with two tenons. Do the same for all the planks of the tabernacle.
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Make the planks for the tabernacle as follows: 20 planks for the south side,
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and make 40 silver bases under the 20 planks, two bases under the first plank for its two tenons, and two bases under the next plank for its two tenons;
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20 planks for the second side of the tabernacle, the north side,
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along with their 40 silver bases, two bases under the first plank and two bases under each plank;
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and make six planks for the west side of the tabernacle.
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Make two additional planks for the two back corners of the tabernacle.
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They are to be paired at the bottom, and joined together at the top in a single ring. So it should be for both of them; they will serve as the two corners.
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There are to be eight planks with their silver bases: 16 bases; two bases under the first plank and two bases under each plank.
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"You are to make five crossbars of acacia wood for the planks on one side of the tabernacle,
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five crossbars for the planks on the other side of the tabernacle, and five crossbars for the planks of the back side of the tabernacle on the west.
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The central crossbar is to run through the middle of the planks from one end to the other.
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Then overlay the planks with gold, and make their rings of gold as the holders for the crossbars. Also overlay the crossbars with gold.
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You are to set up the tabernacle according to the plan for it that you have been shown on the mountain.
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"You are to make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen with a design of cherubim worked into it.
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Hang it on four gold-plated posts of acacia wood that have gold hooks [and that stand] on four silver bases.
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Hang the veil under the clasps and bring the ark of the testimony there behind the veil, so the veil will make a separation for you between the holy place and the most holy place.
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Put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
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Place the table outside the veil and the lampstand on the south side of the tabernacle, opposite the table; put the table on the north side.
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"For the entrance to the tent you are to make a screen embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen.
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Make five posts of acacia wood for the screen and overlay them with gold; their hooks are to be gold, and you are to cast five bronze bases for them.
1 Kings 6:7
The temple's construction used finished stones cut at the quarry so that no hammer, chisel, or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.
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Psalm 93:5
LORD, Your testimonies are completely reliable; holiness is the beauty of Your house for all the days to come.
Ezekiel 42:12
The entrance at the beginning of the passageway, the way in front of the corresponding wall as one enters on the east side, was similar to the entrances of the chambers that were on the south side.
1 Corinthians 3:17
If anyone ruins God's sanctuary, God will ruin him; for God's sanctuary is holy, and that is what you are.
2 Corinthians 6:16
And what agreement does God's sanctuary have with idols? For we are the sanctuary of the living God, as God said: I will dwell among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.