Ezekiel 41 CSB

Inside the Temple

1 Next he brought me into the great hall and measured the pilasters; on each side the width of the pilaster was 10 and a half feet.ab

References for Ezekiel 41:1

    • a 41:1 - LXX; MT reads pilasters; they were 10 and a half feet wide on each side-the width of the tabernacle
    • b 41:1 - Lit six cubits
      2 The width of the entrance was 17 and a half feet,c and the sidewalls of the entrance were eight and three-quarter feetd [wide] on each side. He also measured the length of the great hall, 70 feet,e and the width, 35 feet.fg

      References for Ezekiel 41:2

        • c 41:2 - Lit 10 cubits
        • d 41:2 - Lit five cubits
        • e 41:2 - Lit 40 cubits
        • f 41:2 - Lit 20 cubits
        • g 41:2 - 1 Kg 6:2,17
          3 He went inside [the next room] and measured the pilasters at the entrance; they were three and a half feeth [wide]. The entrance was 10 and a half feeti [wide], and the width of the entrance's sidewalls on each sidej was 12 and a quarter feet.k

          References for Ezekiel 41:3

            • h 41:3 - Lit two cubits
            • i 41:3 - Lit six cubits
            • j 41:3 - LXX; MT reads width of the entrance
            • k 41:3 - Lit seven cubits
              4 He then measured the length of the room adjacent to the great hall, 35 feet,l and the width, 35 feet.m And he said to me, "This is the most holy place."n

              References for Ezekiel 41:4

                • l 41:4 - Lit 20 cubits
                • m 41:4 - 1 Kg 6:20
                • n 41:4 - 1 Kg 6:16

                  Outside the Temple

                  5 Then he measured the wall of the temple; it was 10 and a half feeto [thick]. The width of the side rooms all around the temple was seven feet.pq

                  References for Ezekiel 41:5

                    • o 41:5 - Lit six cubits
                    • p 41:5 - Lit four cubits
                    • q 41:5 - 1 Kg 6:5-10
                      6 The side rooms were arranged one above another in three stories of 30 rooms each.r There were ledges on the wall of the temple all around to serve as supports for the side rooms, so that the supports would not be in the temple wall [itself].s

                      References for Ezekiel 41:6

                        • r 41:6 - Lit another three and 30 times
                        • s 41:6 - 1 Kg 6:6
                          7 The side rooms surrounding [the temple] widened at each successive story, for the structure surrounding the temple [went up] by stages. This was the reason for the temple's broadness as it rose. And so, one would go up from the lowest story to the highest by means of the middle one.tu

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                              8 I saw that the temple had a raised platform surrounding [it]; this foundation for the side rooms was 10 and a half feet high.v

                              References for Ezekiel 41:8

                                • v 41:8 - Lit a full rod of six cubits of a joint; Hb obscure
                                  9 The thickness of the outer wall of the side rooms was eight and three-quarter feet.w The free space between the side rooms of the temple

                                  References for Ezekiel 41:9

                                    • w 41:9 - Lit five cubits
                                      10 and the [outer] chambers was 35 feetx wide all around the temple.

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                                        • x 41:10 - Lit 20 cubits
                                          11 The side rooms opened into the free space, one entrance toward the north and another to the south. The area of free space was eight and three-quarter feety wide all around.

                                          References for Ezekiel 41:11

                                            • y 41:11 - Lit five cubits
                                              12 Now the building that faced the temple yard toward the west was 122 and a half feetz wide. The wall of the building was eight and three-quarter feet{ thick on all sides, and the building's length was 157 and a half feet.|

                                              References for Ezekiel 41:12

                                                • z 41:12 - Lit 70 cubits
                                                • { 41:12 - Lit five cubits
                                                • | 41:12 - Lit 90 cubits
                                                  13 Then the man measured the temple; it was 175 feet} long. In addition, the temple yard and the building, including its walls, were 175 feet long.

                                                  References for Ezekiel 41:13

                                                    • } 41:13 - Lit 100 cubits
                                                      14 The width of the front of the temple along with the temple yard to the east was 175 feet.
                                                      15 Next he measured the length of the building facing the temple yard to the west, with its galleries~ on each side; it was 175 feet. The interior of the great hall and the porticoes of the court-

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                                                          Interior Wooden Structures

                                                          16 the thresholds, the beveled windows, and the balconies all around with their three levels opposite the threshold-were overlaid with wood on all sides. [They were paneled] from the ground to the windows (but the windows were covered),

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                                                              17 reaching to the top of the entrance, and as far as the inner temple and on the outside. On every wall all around, on the inside and outside, was a pattern
                                                              18 carved with cherubim and palm trees.€ There was a palm tree between each pair of cherubim. Each cherub had two faces:

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                                                                  19 a human face turned toward the palm tree on one side, and a lion's face turned toward it on the other. They were carved throughout the temple on all sides.
                                                                  20 Cherubim and palm trees were carved from the ground to the top of the entrance and on the wall of the great hall.
                                                                  21 The doorposts of the great hall were square, and the front of the sanctuary had the same appearance.

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                                                                      22 The altar was‚ made of wood, five and a quarter feetƒ high and three and a half feet„ long.… It had corners, and its length† and sides were of wood. The man told me, "This is the table that stands before the Lord."‡

                                                                      References for Ezekiel 41:22

                                                                        • ‚ 41:22 - Or and in front of the sanctuary was something that looked like Verse 22: an altar
                                                                        • ƒ 41:22 - Lit three cubits
                                                                        • „ 41:22 - Lit two cubits
                                                                        • … 41:22 - LXX reads long and three and a half feet wide
                                                                        • † 41:22 - LXX reads base
                                                                        • ‡ 41:22 - Ezk 44:16; Ex 25:23
                                                                          23 The great hall and the sanctuary each had a double door,
                                                                          24 and each of the doors had two swinging panels.ˆ There were two panels for one door and two for the other.

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                                                                              25 Cherubim and palm trees were carved on the doors of the great hall like those carved on the walls.‰ There was a wooden canopyŠ‹outside, in front of the portico.

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                                                                                  26 There were beveled windows and palm trees on both sides, on the sidewalls of the portico, the side rooms of the temple, and the canopies.Œ

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