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.
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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A walk of ten cubits' breadth inward - This seems to have been a sort of parapet.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"Wherefore is it called mount Moriah? R. Levi Bar Chama and R. Chaninah differ about this matter. One saith, Because thence instruction should go forth to Israel. The other saith, Because thence should go forth fear to the nations of the world." "It is a tradition received by all, that the place, where David built an altar in the threshing-floor of Araunah, was the place where Abraham built his, upon which he bound Isaac; where Noah built his, when he went out of the ark: that in the same place was …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
The side rooms were on three levels, one above another, thirty on each level. There were ledges all around the wall of the temple to serve as supports for the side rooms, so that the supports were not inserted into the wall of the temple.
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.
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