Ezekiel 40:5-16 TNIV

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 measured1 the wall; it was one measuring rod thick and one rod high.

References for Ezekiel 40:5

    • a 40:5 - That is, about 10 feet or about 3.1 meters; also in verse 12. The long cubit of about 21 inches or about 52 centimeters is the basic unit of measurement of length throughout Ezekiel 40-48.
      6 Then he went to the east gate.2 He climbed its steps and measured the threshold of the gate; it was one rod deep.

      References for Ezekiel 40:6

      7 The alcoves3 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

        • b 40:7 - That is, about 8 1/2 feet or about 2.6 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

            • c 40:9 - ,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"
            • d 40:9 - That is, about 14 feet or about 4.2 meters
            • e 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

                • f 40:11 - That is, about 17 feet wide and 22 feet long or about 5.2 meters wide and 6.8 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

                    • g 40:13 - That is, about 43 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.j4

                      References for Ezekiel 40:14

                        • h 40:14 - That is, about 103 feet or about 31 meters
                        • i 40:14 - Septuagint; Hebrew "projecting wall"
                        • j 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

                          References for Ezekiel 40:15

                            • k 40:15 - That is, about 85 feet or about 26 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.5

                              References for Ezekiel 40:16