Ezekiel 42:5
New International Version
Now the upper rooms were narrower, for the galleries took more space from them than from the rooms on the lower and middle floors of the building.

New Living Translation
Each of the two upper levels of rooms was narrower than the one beneath it because the upper levels had to allow space for walkways in front of them.

English Standard Version
Now the upper chambers were narrower, for the galleries took more away from them than from the lower and middle chambers of the building.

Berean Study Bible
Now the upper chambers were smaller because the galleries took more space from the chambers on the lower and middle floors of the building.

New American Standard Bible
Now the upper chambers were smaller because the galleries took more space away from them than from the lower and middle ones in the building.

King James Bible
Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.

Christian Standard Bible
The upper chambers were narrower because the galleries took away more space from them than from the lower and middle stories of the building.

Contemporary English Version
The rooms on the top level were narrower than those on the middle level, and the rooms on the middle level were narrower than those on the bottom level.

Good News Translation
The rooms at the upper level of the building were narrower than those at the middle and lower levels because they were set further back.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The upper chambers were narrower because the galleries took away more space from them than from the lower and middle stories of the building.

International Standard Version
The upper chambers were narrower, since the galleries required more space than did the lower and middle portions of the building.

NET Bible
Now the upper chambers were narrower, because the galleries took more space from them than from the lower and middle chambers of the building.

New Heart English Bible
Now the upper rooms were shorter; for the galleries took away from these, more than from the lower and the middle, in the building.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The side rooms on the third story were narrower than those on the first or second stories of the building because the corridors took space away from them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now the upper chambers were shorter; for the galleries took away from these, more than from the lower and the middlemost, in the building.

New American Standard 1977
Now the upper chambers were smaller because the galleries took more space away from them than from the lower and middle ones in the building.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now the upper chambers were shorter; for the galleries took away from the others, from the lower ones and from the middle ones.

King James 2000 Bible
Now the upper chambers were narrower: for the galleries took more space away from these, than from the lower, and the middle chambers of the building.

American King James Version
Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.

American Standard Version
Now the upper chambers were shorter; for the galleries took away from these, more than from the lower and the middlemost, in the building.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the upper walks were in like manner: for the peristyle projected from it, even from the range of columns below, and there was a space between; so were there a peristyle and a space between, and so were there two porticos.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where were the store chambers lower above: because they bore up the galleries, which appeared above out of them from the lower parts, and from the midst of the building.

Darby Bible Translation
And the upper cells, because the galleries encroached on them, were shorter than the lower, and than the middle-most of the building.

English Revised Version
Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries took away from these, more than from the lower and the middlemost, in the building.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.

World English Bible
Now the upper rooms were shorter; for the galleries took away from these, more than from the lower and the middle, in the building.

Young's Literal Translation
And the upper chambers are short, for the galleries contain more than these, than the lower, and than the middle one, of the building;
Study Bible
Chambers for the Priests
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. 6For they were arranged in three stories and had no pillars like those of the courts; so the upper chambers were set back further than the lower and middle floors.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 41:15
Next he measured the length of the building facing the temple courtyard at the rear of the temple, including its galleries on each side; it was a hundred cubits. The outer sanctuary, the inner sanctuary, and the porticoes facing the court,

Ezekiel 42:3
Gallery faced gallery in three levels, opposite the twenty cubits that belonged to the inner court and opposite the pavement that belonged to the outer court.

Ezekiel 42:6
For they were arranged in three stories and had no pillars like those of the courts; so the upper chambers were set back further than the lower and middle floors.

Treasury of Scripture

Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.

were higher than these.







Lexicon
Now the upper
הָעֶלְיוֹנֹ֖ת (hā·‘el·yō·w·nōṯ)
Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5945: An elevation, lofty, as title, the Supreme

chambers
וְהַלְּשָׁכ֥וֹת (wə·hal·lə·šā·ḵō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3957: Room, chamber, hall, cell

[were] smaller
קְצֻר֑וֹת (qə·ṣu·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7114: To dock off, curtail, to harvest

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the galleries
אַתִּיקִ֜ים (’at·tî·qîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 862: A ledge, offset in a, building

took more space
יוֹכְל֨וּ (yō·wḵ·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3201: To be able, have power

from the chambers
מֵהֵ֗נָה (mê·hê·nāh)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2007: Themselves

on the lower
מֵֽהַתַּחְתֹּנ֛וֹת (mê·hat·taḥ·tō·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-m, Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8481: Lower, lowest

and middle floors
וּמֵהַתִּֽכֹנ֖וֹת (ū·mê·hat·ti·ḵō·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m, Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8484: Central

of the building.
בִּנְיָֽן׃ (bin·yān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1146: A structure
(5) For the galleries were higher than these.--Translate this verse, And the upper chambers were shortened, because the galleries took off from them (literally, eat of them) in comparison with the lower and the middle [chambers] of the building. The building was in three storeys (Ezekiel 42:6), like the chambers round the Temple, but the gallery is mentioned only in connection with the third (Ezekiel 42:3). As it must have been taken out of the width of the chambers, it made those of the third storey narrower.

Verse 5. - The rendering of the Revised Version sufficiently explains this otherwise obscure verse, "Now the upper chambers were shorter," or narrower, "for the galleries took away from these;" literally, did eat of them, "more than from the lower and the middlemest in the building." In other words, the chambers rose in terrace form, each of the upper stories receding from that below it, as was customary in Babylonian architecture. 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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