Exodus 27:16

16 “For the entrance to the courtyard, provide a curtain twenty cubits[a] long, of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen—the work of an embroiderer—with four posts and four bases.

Exodus 27:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four.
ESV
16 For the gate of the court there shall be a screen twenty cubits long, of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, embroidered with needlework. It shall have four pillars and with them four bases.
NLT
16 “For the entrance to the courtyard, make a curtain that is 30 feet long. Make it from finely woven linen, and decorate it with beautiful embroidery in blue, purple, and scarlet thread. Support it with four posts, each securely set in its own base.
MSG
16 At the door of the Courtyard make a screen thirty feet long woven from blue, purple, and scarlet stuff, with fine twisted linen, embroidered by a craftsman, and hung on its four posts and bases.
CSB
16 The gate of the courtyard is to have a thirty-foot screen embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen. It is to have four posts including their four bases.

Exodus 27:16 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 27:16

And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty
cubits
Which, with the fifteen on each side, make the fifty cubits, the breadth of the court eastward, ( Exodus 27:13 ) , this hanging was better than the rest, much finer and richer;

for it was of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen,
wrought with needle work:
and was of the same as the hangings for the door of the holy place, ( Exodus 26:36 ) this was a figure of Christ, and of the graces of the Spirit in him, and of his bloodshed, sufferings, and death; who is the door into the church, and to the ordinances of it, and leads on to the holy place, and even to the holy of holies, see ( John 10:9 ) ( Hebrews 10:20 )

their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four:
so that the pillars of this court at both sides and each end were sixty, twenty on each side, south and north, and ten at each end, west and east.

Exodus 27:16 In-Context

14 Curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases,
15 and curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on the other side, with three posts and three bases.
16 “For the entrance to the courtyard, provide a curtain twenty cubits long, of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen—the work of an embroiderer—with four posts and four bases.
17 All the posts around the courtyard are to have silver bands and hooks, and bronze bases.
18 The courtyard shall be a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide, with curtains of finely twisted linen five cubits high, and with bronze bases.

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  • [a]. That is, about 30 feet or about 9 meters