Ezekiel 40:1-4

A picture of the Temple

1 The Lord touched me on the tenth day of the year. It was our 25th year in a foreign country. He took me to our city, Jerusalem. Enemies had taken the city 14 years earlier. 2 He showed me a picture of the country of Israel. I was standing on a very high mountain. Some buildings that looked like a city were there on its south side. 3 The Lord took me there. And I saw a man that looked like bronze. He was standing in the gate. The man had a thin linen rope and a stick in his hand to measure the ground and walls. 4 The man spoke to me. ‘Son of man,’ he said, ‘Look and listen carefully to me. Remember everything that I show to you. That is why God has brought you here. Tell Israel's people everything that you see.’