Ezekiel 42:4
New International Version
In front of the rooms was an inner passageway ten cubits wide and a hundred cubits long. Their doors were on the north.

New Living Translation
Between the two blocks of rooms ran a walkway 17 1 / 2 feet wide. It extended the entire 175 feet of the complex, and all the doors faced north.

English Standard Version
And before the chambers was a passage inward, ten cubits wide and a hundred cubits long, and their doors were on the north.

Berean Study Bible
In front of the chambers was an inner walkway ten cubits wide and a hundred cubits long. Their doors were on the north.

New American Standard Bible
Before the chambers was an inner walk ten cubits wide, a way of one hundred cubits; and their openings were on the north.

King James Bible
And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.

Christian Standard Bible
In front of the chambers was a walkway toward the inside, 17 1/2 feet wide and 175 feet long, and their entrances were on the north.

Contemporary English Version
with doors that opened toward the north, and in front of them was a walkway five meters wide and 50 meters long.

Good News Translation
Along the north side of this building was a passageway 16 feet wide and 168 feet long, with entrances on that side.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In front of the chambers was a walkway toward the inside, 17 1/2 feet wide and 175 feet long, and their entrances were on the north.

International Standard Version
In front of the chambers there was an inner walkway ten cubits wide and 100 cubits wide, the openings to which were on the north.

NET Bible
In front of the chambers was a walkway on the inner side, 17 1/2 feet wide at a distance of 1 3/4 feet, and their entrances were on the north.

New Heart English Bible
Before the rooms was a walk of ten cubits' breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors were toward the north.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In front of the side rooms was a walkway, 17 1/2 feet wide and 175 feet long. The doors of these side rooms faced north.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors were toward the north.

New American Standard 1977
And before the chambers was an inner walk ten cubits wide, a way of one hundred cubits; and their openings were on the north.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in front of the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.

King James 2000 Bible
And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits width toward the inside, at a distance of one cubit; and their doors faced north.

American King James Version
And before the chambers was a walk to ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.

American Standard Version
And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors were toward the north.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And in front of the chambers was a walk ten cubits in breadth, the length reaching to a hundred cubits; and their doors were northward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And before the chambers was a walk ten cubits broad, looking to the inner parts of a way of one cubit. And their doors were toward the north.

Darby Bible Translation
and before the cells was a walk of ten cubits in breadth, [and] a way of a hundred cubits inward; and their entries were toward the north.

English Revised Version
And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors were toward the north.

Webster's Bible Translation
And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors towards the north.

World English Bible
Before the rooms was a walk of ten cubits' breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors were toward the north.

Young's Literal Translation
And at the front of the chambers is a walk of ten cubits in breadth unto the inner part, a way of one cubit, and their openings are at the north.
Study Bible
Chambers for the Priests
3Opposite the twenty cubits that belonged to the inner court, and opposite the pavement that belonged to the outer court, gallery faced gallery in three levels. 4In front of the chambers was an inner walkway ten cubits wide and a hundred cubits long. Their doors were on the north. 5Now the upper chambers were smaller because the galleries took more space from the chambers on the lower and middle floors of the building.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 42:1
Then the man led me out northward into the outer court, and he brought me to the group of chambers opposite the temple courtyard and the outer wall on the north side.

Ezekiel 42:11
with a passageway in front of them, just like the chambers that were on the north. They had the same length and width, as well as all their exits, measurements, and entrances.

Ezekiel 46:19
Then the man brought me through the entrance at the side of the gate into the holy chambers facing north, which belonged to the priests, and he showed me a place there at the far western end

Treasury of Scripture

And before the chambers was a walk to ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.

a walk

Ezekiel 42:11
And the way before them was like the appearance of the chambers which were toward the north, as long as they, and as broad as they: and all their goings out were both according to their fashions, and according to their doors.

a way

Matthew 7:14
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Luke 13:24
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.







Lexicon
In front
וְלִפְנֵ֨י (wə·lip̄·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

of the chambers
הַלְּשָׁכ֜וֹת (hal·lə·šā·ḵō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3957: Room, chamber, hall, cell

[was] an inner walkway
מַהֲלַךְ֩ (ma·hă·laḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4109: A walk, a passage, a distance

ten
עֶ֨שֶׂר (‘e·śer)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6235: Ten

cubits
אַמּ֥וֹת (’am·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

wide
רֹ֙חַב֙ (rō·ḥaḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7341: Breadth, width

and a [hundred]
אֶחָ֑ת (’e·ḥāṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

cubits
אַמָּ֣ה (’am·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

long.
דֶּ֖רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

Their doors
וּפִתְחֵיהֶ֖ם (ū·p̄iṯ·ḥê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6607: An opening, door, entrance way

were on the north.
לַצָּפֽוֹן׃ (laṣ·ṣā·p̄ō·wn)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter
(4) A walk of ten cubits breadth inward.--The meaning of this clause depends upon that of the next, "a way of one cubit." There is every reason to suppose here an error of the text, and that one cubit should be one hundred, as it reads in the Greek. The change requires only a transposition of the first letters in one word, and a consequent alteration of one letter in the other. Exactly the same transposition has occurred in Ezekiel 42:16, where it is corrected in the margin of the Hebrew, and properly translated "five hundred" instead of "five cubits." One cannot conceive of a walk or an entrance of one cubit (twenty inches) serving any useful purpose. Assuming this change, the meaning will be that a walk (see Plan II., K [Ezekiel 40:44-49]) of 10 cubits wide and 100 long led to the entrance of the chambers. That this was on the north is plain from its being expressly said that the door was on the north. It may seem surprising that this should have been in the outer court, but a glance at the plan in connection with what is said below will explain the reason of the arrangement. The length of the walk, 100 cubits, just reaches to the steps of the north gate of the inner court. It will be remembered that in Ezekiel 40:39-43 this was described as the place for killing and preparing the sacrifices. Now, only the fat and kidneys of the sin and trespass and peace offerings were burnt upon the altar; the whole of the former (ordinarily) and the priests' portion of the latter were to be carried to this chamber (Ezekiel 42:13). The walk was therefore placed in the best possible situation.

Verse 4. - Before the chambers a walk. Whether this walk ran along the longer, i.e. northern, or in front of the eastern side of the chambers, and how it stood related to the way, which is likewise mentioned in connection with the chambers, are litigated questions. The LXX. identifies the two, and understands a way in front of the chambers of ten cubits broad and a hundred cubits long. Ewald and Keil so far agree with the LXX. as to change the one cubit way into a hundred-cubit way; but whereas Ewald thinks of a passage ten cubits broad and a hundred cubits long, running from west to east between two sets of chambers, Keil speaks of a walk of ten cubits broad and a hundred cubits long in front of the cells, extending into a way of equal breadth and length, leading westward into the inner court. Havernick's, Hengstenberg's, and Kliefoth's idea, favored by Schroder, and probably the best, is that of a walk of ten cubits in front of the cells, and a way of one cubit leading into them from the walk. Dr. Currey reverses this, and makes a walk of ten cubits leading inward, and a way, or kerb, of one cubit in front. Plumptre agrees that the passage leading into the chambers was ten cubits broad, but regards the one cubit as denoting the thickness of the wall separating the walk from the interior of the chambers. 42:1-20 In this chapter are described the priests' chambers, their use, and the dimensions of the holy mount on which the temple stood. These chambers were many. Jesus said, In my Father's house are many mansions: in his house on earth there are many; multitudes, by faith, are lodging in his sanctuary, and yet there is room. These chambers, though private, were near the temple. Our religious services in our chambers, must prepare for public devotions, and further us in improving them, as our opportunities are.
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