And their windows, and their arches, and their palm trees,
were after the measure of the gate that looked towards the east
( Ezekiel 40:14 Ezekiel 40:16 ) , signifying that the light of the churches, their privileges, and flourishing condition, will be alike everywhere, as in one part of the world, so in another; see ( Isaiah 52:8 ) ( 11:9 ) ( Daniel 12:4 ) : and they went up unto it by seven steps;
or stairs, ( Ezekiel 40:6 ) , the number of them is not there mentioned as here, but the same in both; (See Gill on Ezekiel 40:6): and the arches thereof were before them;
the steps; or "within" them, as the Septuagint; the steps led to the arches of the gate, or to the porch of it, which were more inward.