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.
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.
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.
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
42:5 Shorter - At first view it should seem to refer to the length, but indeed it refers to the height of the chambers, of which the lowest chamber was highest, the second lower pitched than the first, yet of greater height than the uppermost between the floor and ceiling.
The building to the west, including its two walls, was also 175 feet wide. The sanctuary, the inner room, and the entry room of the Temple
One block of rooms overlooked the 35-foot width of the inner courtyard. Another block of rooms looked out onto the pavement of the outer courtyard. The two blocks were built three levels high and stood across from each other.
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.
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