Ezekiel 40:5-8 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, each of which was a cubita and a handbreadth.b He measured1 the wall; it was one measuring rod thick and one rod high.

References for Ezekiel 40:5

    • a 40:5 - The common cubit was about 1 1/2 feet (about 0.5 meter).
    • b 40:5 - That is, about 3 inches (about 8 centimeters)
      6 Then he went to the gate facing east.2 He climbed its steps and measured the threshold of the gate; it was one rod deep.c

      References for Ezekiel 40:6

        • c 40:6 - Septuagint; Hebrew "deep, the first threshold, one rod deep"
          7 The alcoves3 for the guards were one rod long and one rod wide, and the projecting walls between the alcoves were five cubits thick. And the threshold of the gate next to the portico facing the temple was one rod deep.

          References for Ezekiel 40:7

              8 Then he measured the portico of the gateway;