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,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.

      References for Ezekiel 40:6

      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.

      References for Ezekiel 40:7

        • 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;