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Ezekiel Chapter 42


eze 42:0


Eze 42:1, The chambers for the priests; Eze 42:13, The use thereof; Eze 42:15, The measures of the outward court.

Ezekiel 42:1

eze 42:1

he brought: Eze 40:2, Eze 40:3, Eze 40:24, Eze 41:1

the utter court: Eze 40:20; Rev 11:2

chamber: This seems to denote a row of chambers in three stories; which appear to have been situated in the inner court (here called the outer court in reference to the temple, Eze 42:13, Eze 42:14), just before the separate place, at the entrance from the north. Eze 42:4, Eze 41:9, Eze 41:12-15

Ezekiel 42:2

eze 42:2

Before: Perhaps this means, that the north door was 100 cubits from the entrance into the court; and that the door-way, or portico, was 50 cubits in length; or, that it faced one of the cloisters, the length of which was 100 cubits, and its breadth 50, which was the proportion of all the cloisters. Eze 42:2

Ezekiel 42:3

eze 42:3

Over: One side of these buildings looked upon the void space about the temple of twenty cubits, and the other toward the pavement belonging to the outer court.

the twenty: Eze 41:10

the pavement: Eze 40:17, Eze 40:18; Ch2 7:3

gallery against: Eze 41:15, Eze 41:16; Sol 1:17, Sol 7:5

Ezekiel 42:4

eze 42:4

before: These seems to have been two rows of these chambers, and a walk between of ten cubits in width; with an entrance into it from the chambers, of one cubit in width.

a walk: Eze 42:11

a way: Mat 7:14; Luk 13:24

Ezekiel 42:5

eze 42:5

were higher than these: or, did eat of these, Eze 41:7

than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building: or, and the building consisted of the lower and the middlemost. Eze 42:6

Ezekiel 42:6

eze 42:6

Eze 41:6; Kg1 6:8

Ezekiel 42:8

eze 42:8

before: Passing from the north to the south side of the temple (Eze 42:11, Eze 42:12), the prophet was shewn that the space of ground, which was before the temple on the east, measured 100 cubits. Eze 42:8

Ezekiel 42:9

eze 42:9

from under: or, from the place of, Eze 46:19

the entry: or, he that brought me

as one goeth: or, as he came

Ezekiel 42:10

eze 42:10

the thickness: Rather, "the breadth of the wall," that is, the breadth of ground which it enclosed. Eze 41:12

over against: These south chambers were exactly like those on the north. Eze 42:1, Eze 42:13, Eze 41:13-15

Ezekiel 42:11

eze 42:11

Eze 42:2-8

Ezekiel 42:12

eze 42:12

was a door: Eze 42:9

Ezekiel 42:13

eze 42:13

they be holy: Exo 29:31; Lev 6:14-16, Lev 6:26, Lev 7:6, Lev 10:13, Lev 10:14, Lev 10:17, Lev 24:9; Num 18:9

approach: Eze 40:46; Lev 10:3; Num 16:5, Num 16:40, Num 18:7; Deu 21:5

the most holy: Lev 2:3, Lev 2:10, Lev 6:14, Lev 6:17, Lev 6:25, Lev 6:29, Lev 7:1, Lev 7:6, Lev 10:13, Lev 10:17, Lev 14:13, Lev 21:22; Num 1:9, Num 1:10; Num 18:9, Num 18:10; Neh 13:5

Ezekiel 42:14

eze 42:14

they not go: Eze 44:19; Exo 28:40-43, Exo 29:4-9; Lev 8:7, Lev 8:13, Lev 8:33-35; Luk 9:62

and shall put: Isa 61:10; Zac 3:4, Zac 3:5; Rom 3:22, Rom 13:14; Gal 3:27; Pe1 5:5

Ezekiel 42:15

eze 42:15

measuring: Eze 41:2-5, Eze 41:15

gate: Eze 40:6-16

Ezekiel 42:16

eze 42:16

side: Heb. wind

the measuring reed: Estimating the reed at 10+ feet, 500 reeds will be nearly equal to a mile; so that from this statement we find the temple, with its outbuildings, was built on a square, nearly an English mile on each side, and four miles in circumference. This not only far exceeds the size of Solomon's temple, or that after the captivity, which was only 500 cubits, or a furlong, on each side, and exactly half a mile in circuit; but is nearly equal to the whole extent of Jerusalem itself, which, when greatest, was but 33 furlongs in circumference, somewhat less than 4+ miles. This seems clearly to intimate, that the vision cannot be explained of any temple that has hitherto been built, or indeed of any literal temple, but figuratively and mystically of the spiritual temple, the church under the gospel, and its spiritual glory. Eze 40:3; Zac 2:1; Rev 11:1, Rev 11:2

Ezekiel 42:20

eze 42:20

it had: Eze 40:5; Sol 2:9; Isa 25:1, Isa 26:1, Isa 60:18; Mic 7:11; Zac 2:5

five hundred: Eze 45:2, Eze 48:20; Rev 21:12-17

a separation: Eze 22:26, Eze 44:23, Eze 48:15; Lev 10:10; Luk 16:26; Co2 6:17; Rev. 21:10-27

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