Ezekiel 41:21
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New International Version
The main hall had a rectangular doorframe, and the one at the front of the Most Holy Place was similar.

New Living Translation
There were square columns at the entrance to the sanctuary, and the ones at the entrance of the Most Holy Place were similar.

English Standard Version
The doorposts of the nave were squared, and in front of the Holy Place was something resembling

Berean Study Bible
The outer sanctuary had a rectangular doorframe, and the doorframe of the sanctuary was similar.

New American Standard Bible
The doorposts of the nave were square; as for the front of the sanctuary, the appearance of one doorpost was like that of the other.

King James Bible
The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other.

Christian Standard Bible
The doorposts of the great hall were square, and the front of the sanctuary had the same appearance.

Contemporary English Version
The doorframe to the temple's main room was in the shape of a rectangle. In front of the doorway to the most holy place was something that looked like

Good News Translation
The doorposts of the Holy Place were square. In front of the entrance of the Most Holy Place there was something that looked like

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The doorposts of the great hall were square, and the front of the sanctuary had the same appearance.

International Standard Version
The door posts of the main sanctuary were square. Each door post was identical in appearance to the others.

NET Bible
The doorposts of the outer sanctuary were square. In front of the sanctuary one doorpost looked just like the other.

New Heart English Bible
As for the temple, the door posts were squared; and as for the face of the sanctuary, the appearance of it was as the appearance of the temple.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The doorframes in the holy place were square. In front of the most holy place was something similar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As for the temple, the jambs were squared; and the face of the sanctuary had an appearance such as is the appearance.

New American Standard 1977
The doorposts of the nave were square; as for the front of the sanctuary, the appearance of one doorpost was like that of the other.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Each post of the temple was squared, and the front of the sanctuary was as the other front.

King James 2000 Bible
The posts of the temple were square, and also the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one like the appearance of the other.

American King James Version
The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other.

American Standard Version
As for the temple, the door-posts were squared; and as for the face of the sanctuary, the appearance thereof was as the appearance of the temple .

Douay-Rheims Bible
The threshold was foursquare, and the face of the sanctuary, sight to sight.

Darby Bible Translation
As for the temple, the door-posts were squared; and the front of the sanctuary had the same appearance.

English Revised Version
As for the temple, the door posts were squared; and as for the face of the sanctuary, the appearance thereof was as the appearance of the temple.

Webster's Bible Translation
The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other.

World English Bible
As for the temple, the door posts were squared; and as for the face of the sanctuary, the appearance [of it] was as the appearance [of the temple].

Young's Literal Translation
Of the temple the side post is square, and of the front of the sanctuary, the appearance is as the appearance.
Study Bible
The Interior Structures
20Cherubim and palm trees were carved on the wall of the outer sanctuary from the floor to the space above the entrance. 21The outer sanctuary had a rectangular doorframe, and the doorframe of the sanctuary was similar. 22There was an altar of wood three cubits high and two cubits square. It had corners, a base, and sides of wood. And the man told me, “This is the table that is before the LORD.”…
Cross References
1 Kings 6:33
In the same way, he made four-sided doorposts of olive wood for the sanctuary entrance.

Ezekiel 40:9
it was eight cubits deep and its jambs were two cubits thick. And the portico of the gateway faced the temple.

Ezekiel 40:14
Next he measured the gateposts to be sixty cubits high. The gateway extended around to the gatepost of the courtyard.

Ezekiel 41:1
Next he brought me into the outer sanctuary and measured the side pillars to be six cubits wide on each side.

Treasury of Scripture

The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other.

posts [heb] posts

Ezekiel 40:14 He made also posts of three score cubits, even to the post of the …

1 Kings 6:33 So also made he for the door of the temple posts of olive tree, a …







(21) The posts of the temple.--Posts is a different word from that hitherto used, and always means the framework in which the doors were hung. Temple is, as before, the Holy Place, in distinction from the sanctuary, or Holy of Holies. The door-frames of both were square and just alike.

Verse 21. - The posts of the temple were squared; literally, as for the temple the doorposts were squared, or "the sanctuary post work of square form" (Keil). The remaining clauses ought to read as in the Revised Version, "As for the face of the sanctuary, the appearance thereof was as the appearance of the temple," the sanctuary being the holy of holies as distinguished from the holy place or the house as a whole, The precise force of the last words, the appearance as the appearance, is supposed by Kliefoth and Keil to be that the sanctuary door, like that of the temple, had square pests; by Ewald, that it appeared to be what it really was; by Plumptre, that the appearance was like that he (Ezekiel) had formerly described: by Currey, that the appearance in this vision was the same as in the other visions, and as in the actual temple (comp. Ezekiel 43:2). Something can be said for each of these attempts to elucidate a dark phrase. Smend and Hitzig, follow the LXX. in connecting the last clause of ver. 21 with ver. 22 in this fashion, "And in front of the holy place was an appearance like the sight of a wooden altar." The posts of the temple were squared,.... Or, were "foursquare" (n); the two posts on each side the door, the lintel and the threshold, made a square; the posts themselves were not round, as pillars, but flat and square; and the upper part was not arched, as in some buildings, but square. Jarchi says he had heard that the posts of Solomon's temple were foursquare; but that is not certain; however, these were. The Vulgate Latin version renders it "four cornered"; as doors formerly were: this was the ancient way of building, as Philander (o) observes; almost everything in this wonderful building was foursquare; denoting the firmness, stability, and perfection of all things in it:

and the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other; that is, the front of the holy of holies was like that of the temple; they both had the same appearance, though one was larger than another. The posts of the one were squared, even as the posts of the other; showing that the same is the way of entrance into the Gospel church and into the New Jerusalem church state, and even into the heavenly glory, which is Christ; and, whether in the less or more perfect state of the church on earth, there are the same precious faith, and love, and communion, though different degrees. The Targum is,

"and the face of the house of the propitiatory; and its appearance as the appearance of its glory;''

which Jarchi interprets, as the appearance of the throne of glory, seen by the prophet at the river Chebar, Ezekiel 1:26.

(n) "quadratus", Montanus, Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. (o) Not. in Vitruvium de Architect. l. 4. c. 6. p. 153. 21. appearance of the one as the appearance of the other—The appearance of the sanctuary or holy of holies was similar to that of the temple. They differed only in magnitude.41:1-26 After the prophet had observed the courts, he was brought to the temple. If we attend to instructions in the plainer parts of religion, and profit by them, we shall be led further into an acquaintance with the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.



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