Ezekiel 40:43
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New International Version
And double-pronged hooks, each a handbreadth long, were attached to the wall all around. The tables were for the flesh of the offerings.

New Living Translation
There were hooks, each 3 inches long, fastened to the foyer walls. The sacrificial meat was laid on the tables.

English Standard Version
And hooks, a handbreadth long, were fastened all around within. And on the tables the flesh of the offering was to be laid.

New American Standard Bible
The double hooks, one handbreadth in length, were installed in the house all around; and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.

King James Bible
And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There were three-inch hooks fastened all around the inside of the room, and the flesh of the offering was to be laid on the tables.

International Standard Version
Double hooks, a single handbreadth in length, were installed all around in this portion of the temple area.

NET Bible
There were hooks three inches long, fastened in the house all around, and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.

New Heart English Bible
The hooks, a handbreadth long, were fastened within all around: and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Double-pronged hooks, three inches long, were attached to the wall all around the room, and the tables were for the meat of the animals.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the slabs, a handbreadth long, were fastened within round about; and upon the tables was to be the flesh of the offering.

New American Standard 1977
And the double hooks, one handbreadth in length, were installed in the house all around; and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And within were hooks, a hand broad, fastened round about; and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.

King James 2000 Bible
And inside were hooks, a hand wide, fastened round about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.

American King James Version
And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about: and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.

American Standard Version
And the hooks, a handbreadth long, were fastened within round about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the oblation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the borders of them were of one handbreadth, turned inwards round about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.

Darby Bible Translation
And the double hooks of a hand breadth were fastened round about within; and upon the tables [they put] the flesh of the offering.

English Revised Version
And the hooks, an handbreadth long, were fastened within round about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the oblation.

Webster's Bible Translation
And within were hooks, a hand broad, fastened around: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.

World English Bible
The hooks, a handbreadth long, were fastened within all around: and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.

Young's Literal Translation
And the boundaries are one handbreadth, prepared within all round about: and on the tables is the flesh of the offering.
Study Bible
Eight Tables for Sacrifices
42For the burnt offering there were four tables of hewn stone, a cubit and a half long, a cubit and a half wide and one cubit high, on which they lay the instruments with which they slaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice. 43The double hooks, one handbreadth in length, were installed in the house all around; and on the tables was the flesh of the offering. 44From the outside to the inner gate were chambers for the singers in the inner court, one of which was at the side of the north gate, with its front toward the south, and one at the side of the south gate facing toward the north.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 40:42
For the burnt offering there were four tables of hewn stone, a cubit and a half long, a cubit and a half wide and one cubit high, on which they lay the instruments with which they slaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice.

Ezekiel 40:44
From the outside to the inner gate were chambers for the singers in the inner court, one of which was at the side of the north gate, with its front toward the south, and one at the side of the south gate facing toward the north.
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And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about: and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.

within These were probably for hanging up the victims in order to flay them.

hooks. or, end-irons, or, the two hearth-stones
upon

Leviticus 1:6,8 And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces…

Leviticus 8:20 And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses burnt the head, and the …

(43) Hooks.--This is a word of doubtful meaning, found elsewhere only in Psalm 68:13, where it is translated pots. It certainly designates something "within" the porch, and therefore could not have been anything attached to the tables which were "without." Our translators, following the ancient Chaldee paraphrast, have probably given the true sense, hooks, upon which the flesh of the victims was hung after it had been prepared upon the tables.

Verse 43. - The hooks. The word שְׁפַתַּיִם occurs again only in Psalm 68:13, where it signifies "sheepfolds," or "stalls;" its older form (מִשְׁפְתַיִם) appearing in Genesis 49:14 and Judges 5:16. As this sense is unsuitable, recourse must be had to its derivation (from שָׁפַת, "to put, set, or fix"), which suggests as its import here either, as Ewald, Kliefoth, Hengstenberg, Havernick, and Smend, following the LXX. and Vulgate, prefer, "ledges," or "border guards," on the edge of the tables, to keep the instruments or flesh from falling off; or, as Kimchi, Gesenius, Furst, Keil, Schroder, and Plumptre, after the Chaldean paraphrast, explain, "pegs" fastened in the wall for hanging the slaughtered caresses before they were flayed. In favor of the first meaning stand the facts that the second clause of this verse speaks of" tables," not of "walls," and that the measure of the shephataim is one of breadth rather than of length; against it are the considerations that the dual form, shephataim, fits better to a forked peg than to a double border, and that the shephataim are stated to have been fastened "in the house" (ba-baith), which again suits the idea of a peg fastened in the outer wall of the porch, rather than of a border fixed upon a table. The last clause of this verse is rendered by Ewald, after the LXX., "and over the tables" (obviously those standing outside of the porch) "were covers to protect them from rain and from drought;" and it is conceivable that coverings might have been advantageous for both the wooden tables and the officiating priests; only the Hebrew must be changed before it can yield this rendering. And within were hooks, a hand broad, fastened round about,.... These, very probably, were fastened on the posts of the gate, near which were the washing room for the sacrifices, Ezekiel 40:38, on which they were hung, when they were flayed, or the skin took off: in the slaughter house in the second temple, to the north of the altar, there were eight low stone pillars, upon which were boards of cedar foursquare, and iron hooks were fixed in them; and there were three rows of them in each, on which they hung the sacrifices (s), which were one above another; on the lowest they hung a lamb, on the middlemost a ram, and on the highest a bullock; these hooks stood out a hand's breadth from the pillars (t): such like iron hooks were fixed on the walls and pillars in the court, where they slew the passover lamb, on which they hung it, and skinned it (u): this may denote either, as Cocceius suggests, the exaltation of Christ, who suffered and was raised for our justification; or rather the lifting of him up, and holding him forth to view, as a suffering Saviour, in the ministry of the word, and in the ordinance of the supper.

And upon the tables was the flesh of the offering: here another word is used, and may design that part of the flesh of the sin offering that was eaten by the priest, Leviticus 6:25 so that these tables were feasting tables also; as the table of the Lord, or the ordinance of the Lord's supper, is a feast of fat things, a feast of love; a table where the flesh of Christ is laid, which is meat indeed, and only to be fed upon by those that are made kings and priests unto God. Now these tables being many show that there will be a large number of Gospel churches everywhere; and wherever they are there will be tables: the ordinance of the Lord's supper will be celebrated in the four parts of the world; at present it is chiefly in the northern part, and where these tables were seen in this vision.

(s) Misn. Tamid, c. 3. sect. 5. & Middot, c. 3. sect. 5. (t) Lipman. Tzurath Beth Hamikdash, sect. 34. (u) Misn. Pesachim, c. 5. sect. 9. 43. hooks—cooking apparatus for cooking the flesh of the sacrifices that fell to the priests. The hooks were "fastened" in the walls within the apartment, to hang the meat from, so as to roast it. The Hebrew comes from a root "fixed" or "placed."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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