Ezekiel 40:9

“Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then measured hee the porch of the gate, eight cubites, and the postes thereof two cubits, and the porch of the gate was inward.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and its side pillars, two cubits. And the porch of the gate was faced inward.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was toward the house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Eight cubits; and its uprights, two cubits; the covered way of the doorway was inside.
- Basic English Bible

And he measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward.
- Darby Bible

Then he measured the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and its posts, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward.
- Webster's Bible

Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and its posts, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was toward the house.
- World English Bible

and he measureth the porch of the gate eight cubits, and its posts two cubits, and the porch of the gates from within,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 40:9


40:9 The porch - Probably another porch, or another gate distinct from that, ver. #6|. The posts - These were half columns, that from the floor to the height of the wall jetted out, as if one half of the column were in the wall, and the other without, and the protuberance of this half column, was one cubit.


Discussion for Ezekiel 40

  • Insight 777
    Verse 5, 6 cubits is 9.84 feet. 9.84 feet is a popular size for a power return tape measure. By the cubit means it is measured by units of equal measure, the foot, and is a hands breadth meaning it fits in a mans hand.
  • Norman
    I love the word of this great man of GOD. I am always being inspired by this great man. Iím truly looking forward to see these things come to pass. I have been there at grave side in Jerusalem, I have seen some of the places and things they talk about. But one day I will see them with my own eyes.
  • Itsme Thistime
    Also see I Peter 3:18 forward, which concerns this very subject, and speaks of Jesus while He was yet in the tomb (3 days) went back to all the generations before his crucifiction and taught those on the wrong side of the gulf, refered to as "prison" by Peter
  • Itsme Thistime
    From this chapter on, the millinium is described, beginning with the building of the temple. The millinium is also known as "The day of the Lord" and is a 1,000 year time of teaching for those who didn't make it to the right side of the gulf in heaven. Side notes: We know from II Peter 3:8 that a day with the Lord is as 1,000 years with man. The gulf (or in the manuscripts, "laceration") is spoken of by Luke in the parable of Lazarus and the rich man, Luke 16:19..
  • Justin fruge
    I would confess that if god has decided that this temple be build by someone at somepoint in time then so be it as long as the lord jesus christ is the doorkeeper so be it.

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