Ezekiel 42:15-20

15 When he had finished measuring what was inside the temple area, he led me out by the east gate and measured the area all around:
16 He measured the east side with the measuring rod; it was five hundred cubits.[a][b]
17 He measured the north side; it was five hundred cubits[c] by the measuring rod.
18 He measured the south side; it was five hundred cubits by the measuring rod.
19 Then he turned to the west side and measured; it was five hundred cubits by the measuring rod.
20 So he measured the area on all four sides. It had a wall around it, five hundred cubits long and five hundred cubits wide, to separate the holy from the common.

Ezekiel 42:15-20 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter are a description of some chambers in the northern part of the outward court, Eze 42:1-12, an account of the use made of them by the priests, Eze 42:13,14, the measuring of the area, or whole compass of ground, on which the whole building before measured stood, with the wall that surrounded it, Eze 41:15-20.

Cross References 6

  • 1. Ezekiel 43:1
  • 2. Ezekiel 40:5
  • 3. Ezekiel 43:12
  • 4. Zechariah 2:5
  • 5. Ezekiel 45:2; Revelation 21:16
  • 6. S Ezekiel 22:26

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. See Septuagint of verse 17; Hebrew "rods" ; also in verses 18 and 19.
  • [b]. Five hundred cubits equal about 875 feet or about 265 meters; also in verses 17, 18 and 19.
  • [c]. Septuagint; Hebrew "rods"
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