Ezekiel 43:14

14 From the gutter on the ground up to the lower ledge that goes around the altar it is two cubits high, and the ledge is a cubit wide.[a] From this lower ledge to the upper ledge that goes around the altar it is four cubits high, and that ledge is also a cubit wide.[b]

Ezekiel 43:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four cubits, and the breadth one cubit.
ESV
14 from the base on the ground to the lower ledge, two cubits, with a breadth of one cubit; and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge, four cubits, with a breadth of one cubit;
NLT
14 From the gutter the altar rises 3 feet to a lower ledge that surrounds the altar and is 21 inches wide. From the lower ledge the altar rises 7 feet to the upper ledge that is also 21 inches wide.
MSG
14 deep and twenty-one inches wide, with a four-inch lip around its edge.
CSB
14 [The distance] from the gutter on the ground to the lower ledge is three and a half feet, and the width [of the ledge] is 21 inches. There are seven feet from the small ledge to the large ledge, [whose] width is also 21 inches.

Ezekiel 43:14 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 43:14

And from the bottom upon the ground, even to the lower settle,
&c.] From the basis or foundation of the altar, as it stood upon the ground, to the lower settle or "court" F23, as it is called, where the priests stood; and in which they could walk round the altar, to do their business: shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit;
that is, two cubits high, and one broad: and from the lesser settle or court, to the greater settle or court,
shall be four cubits, and, the breadth one cubit;
the lowermost settle is called the lesser, not in quantity, but in height, it being but two cubits high from the ground; but the upper settle was four cubits from that, and one broad, for the priests to walk on round about; in all six cubits from the bottom.


FOOTNOTES:

F23 (hrzeh) "atrium auxilii", Montanus.

Ezekiel 43:14 In-Context

12 “This is the law of the temple: All the surrounding area on top of the mountain will be most holy. Such is the law of the temple.
13 “These are the measurements of the altar in long cubits, that cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth: Its gutter is a cubit deep and a cubit wide, with a rim of one span around the edge. And this is the height of the altar:
14 From the gutter on the ground up to the lower ledge that goes around the altar it is two cubits high, and the ledge is a cubit wide. From this lower ledge to the upper ledge that goes around the altar it is four cubits high, and that ledge is also a cubit wide.
15 Above that, the altar hearth is four cubits high, and four horns project upward from the hearth.
16 The altar hearth is square, twelve cubits long and twelve cubits wide.

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. That is, about 3 1/2 feet high and 1 3/4 feet wide or about 105 centimeters high and 53 centimeters wide
  • [b]. That is, about 7 feet high and 1 3/4 feet wide or about 2.1 meters high and 53 centimeters wide