Ezekiel 40:16
New International Version
The alcoves and the projecting walls inside the gateway were surmounted by narrow parapet openings all around, as was the portico; the openings all around faced inward. The faces of the projecting walls were decorated with palm trees.

New Living Translation
There were recessed windows that narrowed inward through the walls of the guard alcoves and their dividing walls. There were also windows in the entry room. The surfaces of the dividing walls were decorated with carved palm trees.

English Standard Version
And the gateway had windows all around, narrowing inwards toward the side rooms and toward their jambs, and likewise the vestibule had windows all around inside, and on the jambs were palm trees.

Berean Study Bible
The gate chambers and their side pillars had beveled windows all around the inside of the gateway. The porticos also had windows all around on the inside. Each side pillar was decorated with palm trees.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches: and windows were round about inward: and upon each post were palm trees.

Christian Standard Bible
The recesses and their jambs had beveled windows all around the inside of the gate. The porticoes also had windows all around on the inside. Each jamb was decorated with palm trees.

Contemporary English Version
The three walls in the guardrooms had small windows in them, just like the ones in the entrance room. The walls along the passageway were decorated with carvings of palm trees.

Good News Translation
There were small openings in the outside walls of all the rooms and also in the inner walls between the rooms. There were palm trees carved on the inner walls that faced the passageway.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The recesses and their pilasters had beveled windows all around the inside of the gateway. The porticoes also had windows all around on the inside. Each pilaster was decorated with palm trees.

International Standard Version
Latticed windows faced the guardhouses, their side pillars within the gate all around, and also for the porches. Windows were placed all around inside, and the side pillars were engraved with palm trees.

NET Bible
There were closed windows toward the alcoves and toward their jambs within the gate all around, and likewise for the porches. There were windows all around the inside, and on each jamb were decorative palm trees.

New Heart English Bible
There were closed windows to the lodges, and to their posts within the gate all around, and likewise to the arches; and windows were around inward; and on each post were palm trees.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The guardrooms and recessed walls inside the gateway had small windows all around. The entrance hall also had windows all around on the inside. Pictures of palm trees were carved on the recessed walls.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there were narrow windows to the cells and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches; and windows were round about inward; and upon each post were palm-trees.

New American Standard 1977
And 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there were narrow windows in the chambers, and in their portals within the gate round about, and likewise in the arches; and the windows were round about inward; and upon each post were palm trees.

King James 2000 Bible
And there were narrow windows in the little chambers, to their posts inside the gate round about, and likewise to the arches: and windows were round about inside: and upon each post were palm trees.

American King James Version
And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches: and windows were round about inward: and on each post were palm trees.

American Standard Version
And there were closed windows to the lodges, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches; and windows were round about inward; and upon each post were palm-trees.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there were secret windows to the chambers, and to the porches within the gate of the court round about, and in the same manner windows to the porches round about within: and on the porch there were palm-trees on this side and on that side.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And slanting windows in the little chambers, and in their fronts, which were within the gate on every side round about: and in like, manner there wore also in the porches windows round about within, and before the fronts the representation of palm trees.

Darby Bible Translation
And there were closed windows to the chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the projections; and the windows round about were inward; and upon [each] post were palm-trees.

English Revised Version
And there were closed windows to the lodges, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches: and windows were round about inward: and upon each post were palm trees.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and to their posts within the gate around, and likewise to the arches: and windows were around inward: and upon each post were palm-trees.

World English Bible
There were closed windows to the lodges, and to their posts within the gate all around, and likewise to the arches; and windows were around inward; and on [each] post were palm trees.

Young's Literal Translation
and narrow windows are unto the little chambers, and unto their posts at the inside of the gate all round about -- and so to the arches -- and windows all round about are at the inside, and at the post are palm-trees.
Study Bible
The East Gate
15And the distance from the entrance of the gateway to the far end of its inner portico was fifty cubits. 16The gate chambers and their side pillars had beveled windows all around the inside of the gateway. The porticos also had windows all around on the inside. Each side pillar was decorated with palm trees.
Cross References
1 Kings 6:29
Then he carved the walls all around the temple, in both the inner and outer sanctuaries, with carved engravings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers.

1 Kings 6:32
The double doors were made of olive wood, and he carved into them cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers and overlaid the cherubim and palm trees with hammered gold.

2 Chronicles 3:5
He paneled the main room with cypress, which he overlaid with fine gold and decorated with palm tree and chain designs.

Ezekiel 40:15
And the distance from the entrance of the gateway to the far end of its inner portico was fifty cubits.

Ezekiel 40:21
Its three gate chambers on each side, its side pillars, and its portico all had the same measurements as the first gate: fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.

Ezekiel 40:22
Its windows, portico, and palm trees had the same measurements as those of the gate facing east. Seven steps led up to it, with its portico opposite them.

Ezekiel 40:25
Both the gateway and its portico had windows all around, like the other windows. It was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.

Ezekiel 40:26
Seven steps led up to it, and its portico was opposite them; it had palm trees on its side pillars, one on each side.

Ezekiel 40:29
Its gate chambers, side pillars, and portico had the same measurements as the others. Both the gateway and its portico had windows all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.

Ezekiel 40:30
(There were porticoes all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide.)

Ezekiel 40:31
Its portico faced the outer court, and its side pillars were decorated with palm trees. Eight steps led up to it.

Ezekiel 40:33
Its gate chambers, side pillars, and portico had the same measurements as the others. Both the gateway and its portico had windows all around. It was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.

Ezekiel 40:34
Its portico faced the outer court, and its side pillars were decorated with palm trees on each side. Eight steps led up to it.

Ezekiel 40:36
as did its gate chambers, side pillars, and portico. It also had windows all around. It was fifty cubits long twenty-five cubits wide.

Ezekiel 40:37
Its portico faced the outer court, and its side pillars were decorated with palm trees on each side. Eight steps led up to it.

Ezekiel 41:3
Then he went into the inner sanctuary and measured the side pillars at the entrance to be two cubits wide. The entrance was six cubits wide, and the walls on each side were seven cubits wide.

Ezekiel 41:16
as well as the thresholds and the beveled windows and the balconies all around with their three levels opposite the threshold, were overlaid with wood on all sides. They were paneled from the ground to the windows, and the windows were covered.

Ezekiel 41:18
were alternating carved cherubim and palm trees. Each cherub had two faces:

Ezekiel 41:25
Cherubim and palm trees like those on the walls were carved on the doors of the outer sanctuary, and there was a wooden canopy outside, on the front of the portico.

Ezekiel 41:26
There were beveled windows and palm trees on the side walls of the portico. The side rooms of the temple also had canopies.

Treasury of Scripture

And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches: and windows were round about inward: and on each post were palm trees.

narrow [heb] closed

Ezekiel 41:16
The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries round about on their three stories, over against the door, cieled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows, and the windows were covered;

1 Kings 6:4
And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

the little

Ezekiel 40:7,12
And every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed broad; and between the little chambers were five cubits; and the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within was one reed…

arches.

Ezekiel 40:21,22,25,30
And the little chambers thereof were three on this side and three on that side; and the posts thereof and the arches thereof were after the measure of the first gate: the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits…

Ezekiel 41:15
And he measured the length of the building over against the separate place which was behind it, and the galleries thereof on the one side and on the other side, an hundred cubits, with the inner temple, and the porches of the court;

Ezekiel 42:3
Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the utter court, was gallery against gallery in three stories.

inward.

1 Kings 6:29,32,35
And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without…

2 Chronicles 3:5
And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.

Psalm 92:12
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.







Lexicon
The gate chambers
הַתָּאִ֡ים (hat·tā·’îm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8372: A chamber

and their side pillars
אֵלֵיהֵ֨מָה (’ê·lê·hê·māh)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 352: Strength, strong, a chief, a ram, a pilaster, an oak, strong tree

had
אֶֽל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

beveled
אֲטֻמ֣וֹת (’ă·ṭu·mō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 331: To close, to contract

windows
וְחַלֹּנ֣וֹת (wə·ḥal·lō·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2474: A window

all around
סָבִ֣יב ׀ (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

the inside
לִפְנִ֤ימָה (lip̄·nî·māh)
Preposition-l | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6441: Toward the side or inside, within

of the gateway.
לַשַּׁ֙עַר֙ (laš·ša·‘ar)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

The porticos
לָאֵֽלַמּ֑וֹת (lā·’ê·lam·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 361: A pillar-space, a pale

also had windows
וְחַלּוֹנ֞וֹת (wə·ḥal·lō·w·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2474: A window

all around
סָבִ֤יב ׀ (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

on the inside.
לִפְנִ֔ימָה (lip̄·nî·māh)
Preposition-l | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6441: Toward the side or inside, within

Each side pillar
אַ֖יִל (’a·yil)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 352: Strength, strong, a chief, a ram, a pilaster, an oak, strong tree

was decorated with palm trees.
תִּמֹרִֽים׃ (ti·mō·rîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8561: A palm-like pilaster
Verse 16. - And there were narrow (Hebrew, closed) windows, probably of lattice-work, so fixed as to prevent either egress or ingress. That these "windows" (חַלּ ונות, so called from being perforated) were intended to impart light to the gateway, either in whole or in part, is apparent, though it is difficult to form a clear idea of how they were situated. They were in the chambers, and in their posts and in the arches, or colonnades (Revised Version margin). In the chambers, or "lodges," they were most likely in the back walls, and in or near the posts, or pillars, belonging to the doors of these chambers, the clause, "and in their posts," being regarded as epexegetic of the preceding, and designed to furnish a more precise explanation of the particular part of the guard-room in which the windows were. Similar windows existed in the Solomonic temple (1 Kings 6:4). The "arches," or "colonnades" (אֵלַ מּיִת), were probably wall-projections on the sides of the chambers, to that light was admitted from three sides. Thus to one standing within, the whole gateway appeared studded round and round with windows. The description of the gate closes with the statement that upon each post were palm trees, which may signify either that the shaft was fashioned like a palm tree, as is sometimes seen in ancient buildings in the East (Dr. Currey, Plumptre) or that it was ornamented with representations of palm branches or palm trees (Keil, Ewald, Kliefoth). Hengstenberg's idea, that "whole palms beside the pillars are meant," is favored by Smend, who cites, in addition to ver. 26, Ezekiel 41:18, etc., and 1 Kings 6:29; 1 Kings 7:36. 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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