Ezekiel 40:30
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New International Version
(The porticoes of the gateways around the inner court were twenty-five cubits wide and five cubits deep.)

New Living Translation
(The entry rooms of the gateways leading into the inner courtyard were 14 feet across and 43-3/4 feet wide.)

English Standard Version
And there were vestibules all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits broad.

New American Standard Bible
There were porches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide.

King James Bible
And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.

Christian Standard Bible
(There were porticoes all around, 43 3/4 feet long and 8 3/4 feet wide.)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
(There were porticoes all around, 43 3/4 feet long and 8 3/4 feet wide.)

International Standard Version
Porches lay all around, measuring 25 cubits long and five cubits wide,

NET Bible
There were porches all around, 43 3/4 feet long and 8 3/4 feet wide.

New Heart English Bible
There were arches all around, twenty-five cubits long, and five cubits broad.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There were entrance halls all around the inner courtyard. They were all 44 feet long and 9 feet wide.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there were arches round about, five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.

New American Standard 1977
And there were porches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the arches round about were twenty-five cubits long and five cubits broad.

King James 2000 Bible
And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits wide.

American King James Version
And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.

American Standard Version
And there were arches round about, five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the porch round about was five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.

Darby Bible Translation
And there were projections round about, twenty-five cubits long, and five cubits broad.

English Revised Version
And there were arches round about, five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the arches around were five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.

World English Bible
There were arches all around, twenty-five cubits long, and five cubits broad.

Young's Literal Translation
As to the arches all round about, the length is five and twenty cubits, and the breadth five cubits;
Study Bible
The Gates of the Inner Court
29Its guardrooms also, its side pillars and its porches were according to those same measurements. And the gate and its porches had windows all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 30There were porches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide. 31Its porches were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight steps.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 40:16
There were shuttered windows looking toward the guardrooms, and toward their side pillars within the gate all around, and likewise for the porches. And there were windows all around inside; and on each side pillar were palm tree ornaments.

Ezekiel 40:21
It had three guardrooms on each side; and its side pillars and its porches had the same measurement as the first gate. Its length was fifty cubits and the width twenty-five cubits.
Treasury of Scripture

And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.

the arches These are supposed to have been built over the spaces which separated the little chambers, or porters' lodges.

five and

Ezekiel 40:21,25,29,33,36 And the little chambers thereof were three on this side and three …

five cubits
Instead of five cubits, it seems evident, from the parallel places, that we should read twenty-five; the word esrim appears to have been lost out of the text.

broad [heb] breadth

(30) The arches round about.--This word, as already noted under Ezekiel 40:16, should be projections of the walls, if it has been correctly pointed by the Masorets; but it is exceedingly difficult to understand what is meant by the dimensions given, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits broad. This statement occurs nowhere else in the description of the gates, and the verse is omitted in the Greek translation, and either considered spurious or else passed over in silence by many commentators. One explanation given is that the twenty-five cubits is the sum-total of all the "projections of the walls" into the interior of the gateway. thus there were two "spaces" (S on the plan [Ezekiel 40:44-49]), each of five cubits; two thresholds (TT? [Ezekiel 40:44-49]), each of six cubits; and two walls of the porch, each of one cubit, or in all (5 ? 2+6 ? 2 + 2) twenty-four cubits, the remaining cubit being made up by mouldings at the angles of these several projections. But it is fatal to this explanation that in no other case is any measurement thus made up by adding together the details of parts which do not adjoin. The same explanation requires the breadth of five cubits to be the transverse measurement of these projecting parts, which certainly could not apply to the first threshold, and would require a very awkward or even impossible narrowing of the gateway where the "spaces" are placed. The true solution of the difficulty seems to be in a slight change in the vowels of the Masoretic punctuation, which will transform the word into "porch." That porches were connected with the inner gates also is plain from Ezekiel 40:39, yet they are nowhere mentioned in the description unless here. Being a somewhat independent part of the gate, the measures are taken in a different direction from that of the gate itself. The "length" is the long way of the porch, just as long as the gateway is wide, twenty-five cubits; and the breadth is the measurement between the walls, five cubits, thus allowing a half-cubit for the thickness of each wall, and one cubit less clear space than in the outer gates.

And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long,.... That is, high; this was the height of them; these were the frontispiece of the gate to the inner court without, and faced the outward court, as appears by the following verse; these were a kind of portico over the eight steps to this gate after mentioned; they were fourteen yards and three inches high, from the bottom to the top of them:

and five cubits broad; two yards and a half, one foot and three inches; and which very probably were the breadth of the steps that came up to them: none of these arches were in the second temple, as Lipman (m) observes.

(m) Tzurath Beth Hamikdash, sect. 22. 30. This verse is omitted in the Septuagint, the Vatican manuscript, and others. The dimensions here of the inner gate do not correspond to the outer, though Eze 40:28 asserts that they do. Havernick, retaining the verse, understands it of another porch looking inwards toward the temple.

arches—the porch [Fairbairn]; the columns on which the arches rest [Henderson].40:1-49 The Vision of the Temple. - Here is a vision, beginning at ch. 40, and continued to the end of the book, ch. 48, which is justly looked upon to be one of the most difficult portions in all the book of God. When we despair to be satisfied as to any difficulty we meet with, let us bless God that our salvation does not depend upon it, but that things necessary are plain enough; and let us wait till God shall reveal even this unto us. This chapter describes two outward courts of the temple. Whether the personage here mentioned was the Son of God, or a created angel, is not clear. But Christ is both our Altar and our Sacrifice, to whom we must look with faith in all approaches to God; and he is Salvation in the midst of the earth, Ps 74:12, to be looked unto from all quarters.
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