Ezekiel 40:31
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New International Version
Its portico faced the outer court; palm trees decorated its jambs, and eight steps led up to it.

New Living Translation
The entry room to the south gateway faced into the outer courtyard. It had palm tree decorations on its columns, and there were eight steps leading to its entrance.

English Standard Version
Its vestibule faced the outer court, and palm trees were on its jambs, and its stairway had eight steps.

Berean Study Bible
Its portico faced the outer court, and its side pillars were decorated with palm trees. Eight steps led up to it.

New American Standard Bible
Its porches were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight steps.

King James Bible
And the arches thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it had eight steps.

Christian Standard Bible
Its portico faced the outer court, and its jambs were decorated with palm trees. Its stairway had eight steps.

Contemporary English Version
The entrance room of this gate faced the outer courtyard, and carvings of palm trees decorated the walls of the passageway. Eight steps led up to this gate.

Good News Translation
Its entrance room faced the other courtyard, and palm trees were carved on the walls along the passageway. Eight steps led up to this gate.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Its portico faced the outer court, and its pilasters were decorated with palm trees. Its stairway had eight steps.

International Standard Version
leading to the outer courtyard. Palm tree ornaments were engraved on its side pillars. The stairway leading to it contained eight steps.

NET Bible
Its porches faced the outer court, and decorative palm trees were on its jambs, and its stairway had eight steps.

New Heart English Bible
The arches of it were toward the outer court; and palm trees were on its posts: and the ascent to it had eight steps.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The entrance halls faced the outer courtyard. Pictures of palm trees were carved on the recessed walls, and eight steps led up to each gateway.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the arches thereof were toward the outer court; and palm-trees were upon the posts thereof; and the going up to it had eight steps.

New American Standard 1977
And its porches were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight steps.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And its arches went into the court outside, with palm trees upon each of its posts; and the going up to it had eight steps.

King James 2000 Bible
And its arches were toward the outer court; and palm trees were upon its posts: and the ascent to it had eight steps.

American King James Version
And the arches thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were on the posts thereof: and the going up to it had eight steps.

American Standard Version
And the arches thereof were toward the outer court; and palm-trees were upon the posts thereof: and the ascent to it had eight steps.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the porch thereof to the outward court, and the palm trees thereof in the front: and there were eight steps to go up to It.

Darby Bible Translation
And its projections were toward the outer court; and there were palm-trees upon its posts: and its ascent was [by] eight steps.

English Revised Version
And the arches thereof were toward the outer court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it had eight steps.

Webster's Bible Translation
And its arches were towards the outer court; and palm-trees were upon its posts: and the ascent to it had eight steps.

World English Bible
The arches of it were toward the outer court; and palm trees were on its posts: and the ascent to it had eight steps.

Young's Literal Translation
and its arches are unto the outer court, and palm-trees are unto its posts, and eight steps are its ascent.
Study Bible
The Gates of the Inner Court
30(There were porticoes all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide.) 31Its portico faced the outer court, and its side pillars were decorated with palm trees. Eight steps led up to it. 32And he brought me to the inner court on the east side, and he measured the gateway; it had the same measurements as the others.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 40:16
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.

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 40:26
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 40:49
The portico was twenty cubits wide and twelve cubits deep, and ten steps led up to it. There were columns by the side pillars, one on each side.

Treasury of Scripture

And the arches thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were on the posts thereof: and the going up to it had eight steps.

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Ezekiel 40:26,34 And there were seven steps to go up to it, and the arches thereof …

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Ezekiel 40:22,26,34,37 And their windows, and their arches, and their palm trees, were after …







(31) Utter = Outer, and so in Ezekiel 40:37; Ezekiel 42:1; Ezekiel 42:3; Ezekiel 42:7; Ezekiel 42:14; Ezekiel 44:19; Ezekiel 46:20-21. In old English utter and outer appear to have been often interchanged.

Eight steps.--All the gates of the inner court (see Ezekiel 40:34; Ezekiel 40:37) had one more step than those of the outer, the inner court being raised so much more above the outer than the outer was above the precincts. The two sets together made up fifteen steps, the same number as led up in the later Temple from the court of the women to the court of Israel, and on which, according to Jewish tradition, the Levites stood to chant the fifteen Psalms (Psalms 120-134) called "Songs of Degrees."

Ezekiel 40:32-34 describe the east gate, and Ezekiel 40:35-37 the north gate, both exactly like the one already described.

And the arches thereof were toward the outward court,.... And so not within the gate of the inward court, but on the outside of it, towards the outward court, at the front of the gate as you went in:

and palm trees were upon the posts thereof; of the gate, or of these arches or porticos; signifying that none should enter here but righteous persons; this is the gate of the righteous, Psalm 118:19; see Gill on Ezekiel 40:16;

and the going up to it had eight steps; one more than the ascent to the outward gates; some say eight more, and make these to be fifteen, answerable to the fifteen steps by which the Levites went up from the court of the women to the court of Israel (n), and sung upon them the fifteen songs of degrees, mentioned in the Psalms: but here are only eight; and denote the gradual progress of believers in faith and holiness; and that the nearer they come to the holy of holies, the greater their proficiency should be, and more advances made in the knowledge of divine things.

(n) Misna Succa, c. 5. sect. 4. Lipman. Tzurath Beth Hamikdash, sect. 24. 31. eight steps—The outer porch had only seven (Eze 40:26).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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