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Ezekiel Chapter 41


eze 41:0


Eze 41:1, The measures, parts, chambers, and ornaments of the temple.

Ezekiel 41:1

eze 41:1

he brought: Eze 40:2, Eze 40:3, Eze 40:17

to the temple: Kg1 6:2; Zac 6:12, Zac 6:13; Eph 2:20-22; Pe1 2:5; Rev 3:12, Rev 11:1, Rev 11:2; Rev 21:3, Rev 21:15

the posts: These were probably a sort of door-case on each side of the entrance; and the tabernacle perhaps was a kind of covering to the door, of the same dimensions.

Ezekiel 41:2

eze 41:2

the door: or, the entrance, This was the door out of the porch into the sanctuary, which seems to have been wider than that from the court to the porch. Exo 26:36, Exo 36:37; Kg1 6:31-35; Ch2 3:7, Ch2 29:7; Joh 10:7, Joh 10:9

the length: Kg1 6:2, Kg1 6:17; Ch2 3:3

Ezekiel 41:3

eze 41:3

two cubits: This was the thickness of the partition wall between the sanctuary (Eze 41:2) and holy of holies (Eze 41:4); the breadth of the wall on each side of the gate being seven cubits, and the entrance into the holy place six cubits in width. Eze 41:3

Ezekiel 41:4

eze 41:4

twenty cubits: Kg1 6:20; Ch2 3:8; Rev 21:16

This: Exo 26:33, Exo 26:34; Heb 9:3-8

Ezekiel 41:5

eze 41:5

side chamber: Eze 41:6, Eze 41:7, Eze 42:3-14; Kg1 6:5, Kg1 6:6

Ezekiel 41:6

eze 41:6

one over another: Heb. side chamber over side chamber, thirty in order. or, three and thirty times, or feet. We find by Josephus, that around Solomon's temple were chambers three stories high, each story consisting of thirty chambers; which are supposed to have been on the north, south, and east sides of the temple.

and they: Kg1 6:6, Kg1 6:10

have hold: Heb. be holden, Pe1 1:5

but: That is, the beams or supporters, of the chambers were not let into the main wall of the temple; but rested on projections of the outer wall, which became a cubit narrower at every story, leaving a ledge of one cubit, to support the beams.

Ezekiel 41:7

eze 41:7

there was: Heb. it was, made broader, and went round, Kg1 6:8; Mat 13:32; Heb 6:1

an enlarging: In the same proportion in which the thickness of the wall decreased, the chambers increased, so that the middle story was one cubit larger, and the upper story two cubits larger, than the lower rooms; and a winding staircase, which widened in the same manner as the rooms, ascended from the bottom to the top.

Ezekiel 41:8

eze 41:8

a full: Eze 40:5; Rev 21:16

Ezekiel 41:9

eze 41:9

was five: Eze 41:5

that which: This appears to have been a walk, or gallery of communication between the chambers, five cubits broad, into which the doors opened. Eze 41:11, Eze 42:1, Eze 42:4

Ezekiel 41:10

eze 41:10

the chambers: As the word rendered chambers is different from that used before, it is supposed there was another row of buildings, parallel with the side chambers, with a passage of twenty cubits between. Eze 41:10

Ezekiel 41:11

eze 41:11

and the breadth: Eze 41:9, Eze 42:4

Ezekiel 41:12

eze 41:12

separate: Eze 41:13-15, Eze 42:1, Eze 42:10,Eze 42:13; Rev 21:27, Rev 22:14, Rev 22:15

the wall: This appears to have been a building erected at the west end of the temple.

Ezekiel 41:13

eze 41:13

he measured: Eze 41:13-15 seem to intimate, that all the buildings of the temple occupied an area of 100 square cubits. Eze 41:13

Ezekiel 41:15

eze 41:15

galleries: or, several walks, or walks with pillars, Eze 42:3; Sol 1:17, Sol 7:5; Zac 3:7

with the: Eze 41:17, Eze 42:15

Ezekiel 41:16

eze 41:16

narrow: Eze 41:26, Eze 40:16, Eze 40:25; Kg1 6:4; Co1 13:12

ceiled with wood: Heb. ceiling of wood, Kg1 6:15; Ch2 3:5; Hag 1:4

from the ground up to the windows: or, the ground unto the windows

covered: Probably either by jutting out of the main wall of the temple; or by lattice work, or curtains, or by both.

Ezekiel 41:17

eze 41:17

To that: That is, the windows were placed above the height of the door, at the east end of the temple, and thus continued, at the same height, and at measured distances, along both sides of the holy place, to the wall of the inner sanctuary, in which there were no windows.

measure: Heb. measures, Eze 42:15

Ezekiel 41:18

eze 41:18

with cherubims: Kg1 6:29-32, Kg1 7:36; Ch2 3:7

palm trees: Eze 40:16, Eze 40:22; Rev 7:9

and every: Eze 1:10, Eze 10:14, Eze 10:21; Rev 4:7-9

Ezekiel 41:21

eze 41:21

posts: Heb. post, Eze 40:14; Kg1 6:33 *marg.

Ezekiel 41:22

eze 41:22

altar: This must signify the altar of incense; which, both in the tabernacle and Solomon's temple, was covered with plates of gold. It is very remarkable, that in this temple described by Ezekiel, there is not the least mention of gold or silver, though there was such a profusion of these metals in the former; which may probably imply, that a glory of a more spiritual nature was intended under these emblems. Exo 30:1-3; Kg1 6:20,Kg1 6:22, Kg1 7:48; Ch2 4:19; Rev 8:3

This is: Eze 23:41, Eze 44:16; Exo 25:28-30; Lev 24:6; Pro 9:2; Sol 1:12; Mal 1:7, Mal 1:12; Co1 10:21; Rev 3:20

before: Exo 30:8

Ezekiel 41:23

eze 41:23

Kg1 6:31-35; Ch2 4:22

Ezekiel 41:24

eze 41:24

Eze 40:48

Ezekiel 41:25

eze 41:25

cherubims: Eze 41:16-20

Ezekiel 41:26

eze 41:26

Eze 41:16, Eze 40:16

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