Ezekiel 41 TNIV

1 Then the man brought me to the main hall1 and measured the jambs; the width of the jambs was six cubitsa on each side.b

References for Ezekiel 41:1

    • a 41:1 - That is, about 10 feet or about 3 meters; also in verses 3, 5 and 8
    • b 41:1 - One Hebrew manuscript and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts "side, the width of the tent"
      2 The entrance was ten cubitsc wide, and the projecting walls on each side of it were five cubitsd wide. He also measured the main hall; it was forty cubits long and twenty cubits wide.e2

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        • c 41:2 - That is, about 17 feet or about 5.2 meters
        • d 41:2 - That is, about 8 1/2 feet or about 2.6 meters; also in verses 9, 11 and 12
        • e 41:2 - That is, about 68 feet long and 34 feet wide or about 21 meters long and 10.4 meters wide
          3 Then he went into the inner sanctuary and measured the jambs of the entrance; each was two cubitsf wide. The entrance was six cubits wide, and the projecting walls on each side of it were seven cubitsg wide.

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            • f 41:3 - That is, about 3 1/2 feet or about 1 meter; also in verse 22
            • g 41:3 - That is, about 12 feet or about 3.6 meters
              4 And he measured the length of the inner sanctuary; it was twenty cubits, and its width was twenty cubits across the end of the main hall.3 He said to me, "This is the Most Holy Place.4"

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              5 Then he measured the wall of the temple; it was six cubits thick, and each side room around the temple was four cubitsh wide.

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                • h 41:5 - That is, about 7 feet or about 2.1 meters
                  6 The side rooms were on three levels, one above another, thirty5 on each level. There were ledges all around the wall of the temple to serve as supports for the side rooms, so that the supports were not inserted into the wall of the temple.6

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                  7 The side rooms all around the temple were wider at each successive level. The structure surrounding the temple was built in ascending stages, so that the rooms widened as one went upward. A stairway7 went up from the lowest floor to the top floor through the middle floor.

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                  8 I saw that the temple had a raised base all around it, forming the foundation of the side rooms. It was the length of the rod, six long cubits.
                  9 The outer wall of the side rooms was five cubits thick. The open area between the side rooms of the temple
                  10 and the [ priests'] rooms was twenty cubits wide all around the temple.
                  11 There were entrances to the side rooms from the open area, one on the north and another on the south; and the base adjoining the open area was five cubits wide all around.
                  12 The building facing the temple courtyard on the west side was seventy cubitsi wide. The wall of the building was five cubits thick all around, and its length was ninety cubits.j

                  References for Ezekiel 41:12

                    • i 41:12 - That is, about 120 feet or about 36 meters
                    • j 41:12 - That is, about 154 feet or about 47 meters
                      13 Then he measured the temple; it was a hundred cubitsk long, and the temple courtyard and the building with its walls were also a hundred cubits long.

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                        • k 41:13 - That is, about 170 feet or about 52 meters; also in verses 14 and 15
                          14 The width of the temple courtyard on the east, including the front of the temple, was a hundred cubits.8

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                          15 Then he measured the length of the building facing the courtyard at the rear of the temple, including its galleries9 on each side; it was a hundred cubits. The main hall, the inner sanctuary and the portico facing the court,

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                          16 as well as the thresholds and the narrow windows10 and galleries around the three of them--everything beyond and including the threshold was covered with wood. The floor, the wall up to the windows, and the windows were covered.11

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                          17 In the space above the outside of the entrance to the inner sanctuary and on the walls at regular intervals all around the inner and outer sanctuary
                          18 were carved12 cherubim13 and palm trees.14 Palm trees alternated with cherubim. Each cherub had two faces:15

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                          19 the face of a human being toward the palm tree on one side and the face of a lion toward the palm tree on the other. They were carved all around the whole temple.16

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                          20 From the floor to the area above the entrance, cherubim and palm trees were carved on the wall of the main hall.
                          21 The main hall17 had a rectangular doorframe, and the one at the front of the Most Holy Place was similar.

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                              22 There was a wooden altar18 three cubitsl high and two cubits squarem; its corners, its basen and its sides were of wood. The man said to me, "This is the table19 that is before the LORD."

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                                • l 41:22 - That is, about 5 1/4 feet or about 1.5 meters
                                • m 41:22 - Septuagint; Hebrew "long"
                                • n 41:22 - Septuagint; Hebrew "length"
                                  23 Both the main hall20 and the Most Holy Place had double doors.21

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                                  24 Each door had two leaves--two hinged leaves22 for each door.

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                                  25 And on the doors of the main hall were carved cherubim and palm trees like those carved on the walls, and there was a wooden overhang on the front of the portico.
                                  26 On the sidewalls of the portico were narrow windows with palm trees carved on each side. The side rooms of the temple also had overhangs.23

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