Ezekiel 40:5-26 NIV

The East Gate to the Outer Court

5 I saw a wall completely surrounding the temple area. The length of the measuring rod in the man’s hand was six long cubits,a each of which was a cubit and a handbreadth. He measured the wall; it was one measuring rod thick and one rod high.

References for Ezekiel 40:5

    • © 40:5 - That is, about 11 feet or about 3.2 meters; also in verse 12. The long cubit of about 21 inches or about 53 centimeters is the basic unit of measurement of length throughout chapters 40–48.
      6 Then he went to the east gate. He climbed its steps and measured the threshold of the gate; it was one rod deep.

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      7 The alcoves for the guards were one rod long and one rod wide, and the projecting walls between the alcoves were five cubitsb thick. And the threshold of the gate next to the portico facing the temple was one rod deep.

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        • ª 40:7 - That is, about 8 3/4 feet or about 2.7 meters; also in verse 48
          8 Then he measured the portico of the gateway;
          9 itc was eight cubitsd deep and its jambs were two cubitse thick. The portico of the gateway faced the temple.

          References for Ezekiel 40:9

            • « 40:9 - Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts "gateway facing the temple; it was one rod deep. " 9"Then he measured the portico of the gateway; it"
            • ¬ 40:9 - That is, about 14 feet or about 4.2 meters
            • ­ 40:9 - That is, about 3 1/2 feet or about 1 meter
              10 Inside the east gate were three alcoves on each side; the three had the same measurements, and the faces of the projecting walls on each side had the same measurements.
              11 Then he measured the width of the entrance of the gateway; it was ten cubits and its length was thirteen cubits.f

              References for Ezekiel 40:11

                • ® 40:11 - That is, about 18 feet wide and 23 feet long or about 5.3 meters wide and 6.9 meters long
                  12 In front of each alcove was a wall one cubit high, and the alcoves were six cubits square.
                  13 Then he measured the gateway from the top of the rear wall of one alcove to the top of the opposite one; the distance was twenty-five cubitsg from one parapet opening to the opposite one.

                  References for Ezekiel 40:13

                    • ¯ 40:13 - That is, about 44 feet or about 13 meters; also in verses 21, 25, 29, 30, 33 and 36
                      14 He measured along the faces of the projecting walls all around the inside of the gateway—sixty cubits.h The measurement was up to the porticoi facing the courtyard.j

                      References for Ezekiel 40:14

                        • ° 40:14 - That is, about 105 feet or about 32 meters
                        • ± 40:14 - Septuagint; Hebrew "projecting wall"
                        • ² 40:14 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.
                          15 The distance from the entrance of the gateway to the far end of its portico was fifty cubits.k

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                            • ³ 40:15 - That is, about 88 feet or about 27 meters; also in verses 21, 25, 29, 33 and 36
                              16 The alcoves and the projecting walls inside the gateway were surmounted by narrow parapet openings all around, as was the portico; the openings all around faced inward. The faces of the projecting walls were decorated with palm trees.

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                              The Outer Court

                              17 Then he brought me into the outer court. There I saw some rooms and a pavement that had been constructed all around the court; there were thirty rooms along the pavement.

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                              18 It abutted the sides of the gateways and was as wide as they were long; this was the lower pavement.
                              19 Then he measured the distance from the inside of the lower gateway to the outside of the inner court; it was a hundred cubitsl on the east side as well as on the north.

                              References for Ezekiel 40:19

                                • ´ 40:19 - That is, about 175 feet or about 53 meters; also in verses 23, 27 and 47

                                  The North Gate

                                  20 Then he measured the length and width of the north gate, leading into the outer court.

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                                      21 Its alcoves—three on each side—its projecting walls and its portico had the same measurements as those of the first gateway. It was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.

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                                          22 Its openings, its portico and its palm tree decorations had the same measurements as those of the gate facing east. Seven steps led up to it, with its portico opposite them.

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                                              23 There was a gate to the inner court facing the north gate, just as there was on the east. He measured from one gate to the opposite one; it was a hundred cubits.

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                                                  The South Gate

                                                  24 Then he led me to the south side and I saw the south gate. He measured its jambs and its portico, and they had the same measurements as the others.

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                                                      25 The gateway and its portico had narrow openings all around, like the openings of the others. It was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.

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                                                          26 Seven steps led up to it, with its portico opposite them; it had palm tree decorations on the faces of the projecting walls on each side.

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