Ezekiel 42:6
New International Version
The rooms on the top floor had no pillars, as the courts had; so they were smaller in floor space than those on the lower and middle floors.

New Living Translation
Since there were three levels and they did not have supporting columns as in the courtyards, each of the upper levels was set back from the level beneath it.

English Standard Version
For they were in three stories, and they had no pillars like the pillars of the courts. Thus the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and the middle ones.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground upward, more than the lower and middle ones.

King James Bible
For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

Christian Standard Bible
For they were arranged in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and middle stories.

Contemporary English Version
The rooms on the bottom level supported those on the two upper levels, and so these rooms did not have columns like other buildings in the courtyard.

Good News Translation
The rooms at all three levels were on terraces and were not supported by columns like the other buildings in the courtyard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For they were arranged in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and middle stories.

International Standard Version
The three part structure had no columns, unlike the courts, which is why the upper chambers were offset from the ground upward, more so than the lower and middle chambers.

NET Bible
For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and upper ones.

New Heart English Bible
For they were in three stories, and they didn't have pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the uppermost was straitened more than the lowest and the middle from the ground.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The rooms were in three stories. They didn't have pillars like the pillars in the courtyards. That is why the rooms on the third story were set farther back than those on the first and second stories.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For they were in three stories, and they had not pillars as the pillars of the courts; therefore room was taken away from the lowest and the middlemost, in comparison with the ground.

New American Standard 1977
For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground upward, more than the lower and middle ones.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For they were in three stories, but did not have pillars as the pillars of the courts; therefore they were narrower than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

King James 2000 Bible
For they were in three stories, but had not pillars like the pillars of the courts: therefore the upper chambers were narrowed, more than the lower and the middle chambers from the ground.

American King James Version
For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

American Standard Version
For they were in three stories, and they had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the uppermost was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For they were triple, and they had not pillars like the pillars of the outer ones: therefore they projected from the lower ones and the middle ones from the ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they were of three stories, and had not pillars, as the pillars of the courts: therefore did they appear above out of the lower places, and out of the middle places, fifty cubits from the ground.

Darby Bible Translation
For they were in three [stories], but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts; therefore [the third story] was straitened more than the lowest and the middle-most from the ground.

English Revised Version
For they were in three stories, and they had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the uppermost was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

World English Bible
For they were in three stories, and they didn't have pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore [the uppermost] was straitened more than the lowest and the middle from the ground.

Young's Literal Translation
for they are threefold, and they have no pillars as the pillars of the court, therefore it hath been kept back -- more than the lower and than the middle one -- from the ground.
Study Bible
Chambers for the Priests
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. 7A wall on the outside ran in front of the chambers, parallel to them, toward the outer court, for fifty cubits.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 41:6
The side rooms were arranged one above another in three levels of thirty rooms each. There were ledges all around the wall of the temple to serve as supports for the side rooms, so that the supports would not be fastened into the wall of the temple itself.

Ezekiel 42:5
Now the upper chambers were smaller because the galleries took more space from the chambers on the lower and middle floors of the building.

Treasury of Scripture

For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

Ezekiel 41:6
And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house for the side chambers round about, that they might have hold, but they had not hold in the wall of the house.

1 Kings 6:8
The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they
הֵ֔נָּה (hên·nāh)
Pronoun - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2007: Themselves

were arranged in three stories
מְשֻׁלָּשׁוֹת֙ (mə·šul·lā·šō·wṯ)
Verb - Pual - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8027: To do a third time, divide into three parts

and had no
וְאֵ֤ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

pillars
עַמּוּדִ֔ים (‘am·mū·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5982: A column, a stand, platform

like those
כְּעַמּוּדֵ֖י (kə·‘am·mū·ḏê)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5982: A column, a stand, platform

of the courts;
הַחֲצֵר֑וֹת (ha·ḥă·ṣê·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2691: A yard, a hamlet

so
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the upper chambers were set back further
נֶאֱצַ֗ל (ne·’ĕ·ṣal)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 680: To lay aside, reserve, withdraw, withhold

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

and middle floors.
וּמֵהַתִּֽיכֹנ֖וֹת (ū·mê·hat·tî·ḵō·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m, Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8484: Central
(6) As the pillars of the courts.--This statement is introduced to show that as there was no external support for the galleries, they must have been taken from the width of the chambers; but it gives incidentally the interesting information that there were pillars in the courts. These could not have been the ornamental pillars at the entrance of the various porches, for the connection implies that they supported something. It is quite likely, therefore, that there were cloisters around the inside of the wall of the courts (on the pavement), as in the later Temple.

Verse 6 supplies the reason for this shortening of the upper stories. The chambers had not pillars (see on Ezekiel 40:49) as the courts had. Though it is not otherwise stated, these appear to have had colonnades like these in the Herodian (Josephus, 'Aut.,' 15. 11. 5) and probably also the Solomonic temple (Acts 3:11); and hence the second and third stories required to recede in order to find supports for their respective galleries. 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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