Ezekiel 42:12

12 were the doorways of the rooms on the south. There was a doorway at the beginning of the passageway that was parallel to the corresponding wall extending eastward, by which one enters the rooms.

Ezekiel 42:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door in the head of the way, even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.
ESV
12 as were the entrances of the chambers on the south. There was an entrance at the beginning of the passage, the passage before the corresponding wall on the east as one enters them.
NLT
12 So there was an entrance in the wall facing the doors of the inner block of rooms, and another on the east at the end of the interior walkway.
MSG
12 The design on the south was a mirror image of that on the north.
CSB
12 The entrance at the beginning of the passageway, the way in front of the corresponding wall as one enters on the east side, was similar to the entrances of the chambers that were on the south side.

Ezekiel 42:12 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 42:12

And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward
the south
That is, the doors of these eastern chambers were exactly like to the doors of the southern chambers, as well as to the northern ones: was a door in the head of the way;
or beginning of the way; the door opened into the way of one cubit, and that led into the walk of ten cubits; and such a way and walk were before these eastern chambers as were before the southern and northern ones: even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth
into them:
or, "also a way before the wall direct, a way to the east, as one goes into them" F2; which seems to describe such a way from under these eastern chambers as were from under the northern or southern chambers, ( Ezekiel 42:9 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F2 (Nawbb Mydqh Krd hnygh trdgh ynpb Krd) "viae, [inquam], quae erat ante maceriam rectam orientem versus, qua venitar ad illas", Junius & Tremellius; Piscator; "via ante maceriam recta, via orientis in introitu illarum", Cocceius, Starckius.

Ezekiel 42:12 In-Context

10 On the south side along the length of the wall of the outer court, adjoining the temple courtyard and opposite the outer wall, were rooms
11 with a passageway in front of them. These were like the rooms on the north; they had the same length and width, with similar exits and dimensions. Similar to the doorways on the north
12 were the doorways of the rooms on the south. There was a doorway at the beginning of the passageway that was parallel to the corresponding wall extending eastward, by which one enters the rooms.
13 Then he said to me, “The north and south rooms facing the temple courtyard are the priests’ rooms, where the priests who approach the LORD will eat the most holy offerings. There they will put the most holy offerings—the grain offerings, the sin offerings and the guilt offerings—for the place is holy.
14 Once the priests enter the holy precincts, they are not to go into the outer court until they leave behind the garments in which they minister, for these are holy. They are to put on other clothes before they go near the places that are for the people.”