Ezekiel 41:8
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New International Version
I saw that the temple had a raised base all around it, forming the foundation of the side rooms. It was the length of the rod, six long cubits.

New Living Translation
I saw that the Temple was built on a terrace, which provided a foundation for the side rooms. This terrace was 10- 1/2 feet high.

English Standard Version
I saw also that the temple had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers measured a full reed of six long cubits.

New American Standard Bible
I saw also that the house had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of six long cubits in height.

King James Bible
I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

Christian Standard Bible
I saw that the temple had a raised platform surrounding it; this foundation for the side rooms was 10 1/2 feet high.

Contemporary English Version
The temple rested on a stone base three meters high, which also served as the foundation for the storage rooms.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I saw that the temple had a raised platform surrounding it; this foundation for the side rooms was 10 1/2 feet high.

International Standard Version
I observed a raised platform that surrounded the Temple, and the foundations of the side chambers were a full six cubits deep.

NET Bible
I saw that the temple had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full measuring stick of 10 1/2 feet high.

New Heart English Bible
I saw also that the house had a raised base all around: the foundations of the side rooms were a full reed of six great cubits.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I also saw a raised base all around the temple. This base was the foundation for the side rooms. It measured the full length of the measuring rod, 10 1/2 feet.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I saw also that the house had a raised basement round about; the foundations of the side-chambers were a full reed of six cubits to the joining.

New American Standard 1977
I saw also that the house had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of six long cubits in height.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I saw also the height of the house round about; the foundations of the chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

King James 2000 Bible
I saw also an elevation of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of six great cubits.

American King James Version
I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

American Standard Version
I saw also that the house had a raised basement round about: the foundations of the side-chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I saw in the house the height round about, the foundations of the side chambers which were the measure of a reed the space of six cubits:

Darby Bible Translation
And I saw that the house had an elevation round about: the foundations of the side-chambers, a full reed, six cubits to the joint.

English Revised Version
I saw also that the house had a raised basement round about: the foundations of the side-chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

Webster's Bible Translation
I saw also the hight of the house around: the foundations of the side-chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

World English Bible
I saw also that the house had a raised base all around: the foundations of the side rooms were a full reed of six great cubits.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have looked at the house, the height all round about: the foundations of the side-chambers are the fulness of the reed, six cubits by the joining.
Study Bible
The Inner Temple
7The side chambers surrounding the temple were wider at each successive story. Because the structure surrounding the temple went upward by stages on all sides of the temple, therefore the width of the temple increased as it went higher; and thus one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the second story. 8I saw also that the house had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of six long cubits in height. 9The thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits. But the free space between the side chambers belonging to the temple…
Cross References
Ezekiel 40:5
And behold, there was a wall on the outside of the temple all around, and in the man's hand was a measuring rod of six cubits, each of which was a cubit and a handbreadth. So he measured the thickness of the wall, one rod; and the height, one rod.

Ezekiel 43:13
"And these are the measurements of the altar by cubits (the cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth): the base shall be a cubit and the width a cubit, and its border on its edge round about one span; and this shall be the height of the base of the altar.
Treasury of Scripture

I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

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Ezekiel 40:5 And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about…

Revelation 21:16 And the city lies foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: …

(8) I saw also the height of the house.--This does not mean the height of the house itself, which is nowhere stated. The words are, literally, I saw for the house a height (i.e., an elevation) round about, and the meaning of this is explained in what follows. The Temple, as has been already said (Ezekiel 40:49), was entered by a flight of steps leading up to the porch, and was therefore on a higher level than the court. We are now told that the side chambers had a foundation of six cubits. Whether this "foundation" of the Temple and the side chambers was built of masonry, or, as is more probable, was a sort of basement to contain cisterns and storage rooms, we are not told; but it probably extended, under the name of "the place that was left" (Ezekiel 41:9; Ezekiel 41:11), five cubits beyond the outer wall of the chambers, forming a platform from which they were entered.

Six great cubits.--Literally, six cubits to the joint, or to the armpit, for the word has both significations. It is plain that a cubit of a different length, measured to the armpit, cannot be intended, both because no such cubit is known to have been in use at any time, and because Ezekiel in Ezekiel 40:5 has already fixed the length of the cubit he uses. The sense of joint is therefore to be taken, and this applied architecturally can only mean the point at which one part of the building joins another; here, the point where the superstructure meets the foundation, or, as we should say, "six cubits to the water-table."

Verse 8 explains that "the house" did not stand upon the level ground, but, like many temple buildings in antiquity (see Schurer, in Riehm's 'Handworterbuch,' art. "Tern. pel Salerno"), upon a height - or, raised basement (Revised Version) - round about, which agrees with the statement in Ezekiel 40:49 that the temple was approached by means of a stair. In consequence of this, the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits; or, of six cubits to the joining (Revised Version); "six cubits to the story" (Ewald); literally, six cubits to the armpit. This can hardly mean six cubits each equal to the distance from the elbow to the wrist, which would be a new definition of the length of the reed; but as Havernick and Kliefoth propose, must be taken as an architectural term indicative of the point where one portion of the building joined on to another. Accordingly, by most interpreters the six cubits are considered to be a statement of the height of the ceiling above the floor in each story, which would give an elevation of eighteen cubits for the three stories; but probably they mark only the height of the temple and side chamber basis above the ground. Kliefoth includes both views, and obtains an altitude of twenty-four cubits from the ground to the temple roof. I saw also the height of the house round about,.... Not of the temple itself, but of the chambers, and the three stories of them, which went round about it; and particularly the height of the highest storey, which yet is not given: it could not be so high as the temple itself; for then there would have been no room for windows to let in light into it:

the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits; not of the lowest storey of them, for that was but four cubits broad, Ezekiel 41:5, nor of the middlemost, which was five; but of the uppermost, which was six; and these were cubits of the largest size, a hand's breadth larger than the common cubit, and made one full reed, or three yards and a half; see Ezekiel 40:5, these foundations signify the same as the twelve foundations of the wall of the New Jerusalem; and which are no other than the one foundation Christ, ministerially laid by his twelve apostles; and who is the only foundation of his church and people, and is a sure one, Revelation 21:14. 8. foundations … six … cubits—the substructure, on which the foundations rested, was a full reed of six cubits.

great—literally, "to the extremity" or root, namely, of the hand [Henderson]. "To the joining," or point, where the foundation of one chamber ceased and another began [Fairbairn].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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