Ezekiel 40:17

“Then brought he me into the outward court, and loe there were chambers, and a pauement, made for the court round about: thirtie chambers were vpon the pauement.”

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Other Translations

Then brought he me into the outward court, and, lo, [there were] chambers, and a pavement made for the court round about: thirty chambers [were] upon the pavement.
- King James Version

Then he brought me into the outer court, and behold, {there were} chambers and a pavement made for the court all around; thirty chambers faced the pavement.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then brought he me into the outer court; and, lo, there were chambers and a pavement, made for the court round about: thirty chambers were upon the pavement.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he took me into the outer square, and there were rooms and a stone floor made for the open square all round: there were thirty rooms on the stone floor.
- Basic English Bible

And he brought me into the outer court, and behold, there were cells, and a pavement made for the court round about: thirty cells were upon the pavement.
- Darby Bible

Then he brought me into the outward court, and lo, there were chambers, and a pavement made for the court around: thirty chambers were upon the pavement.
- Webster's Bible

Then brought he me into the outer court; and behold, there were rooms and a pavement, made for the court all around: thirty rooms were on the pavement.
- World English Bible

And he bringeth me in unto the outer court, and lo, chambers and a pavement made for the court all round about -- thirty chambers on the pavement --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then brought he me into the outer court, and, lo, there were chambers and a pavement, made for the court round about; thirty chambers were upon the pavement.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 40:17


40:17 The outward court - So called in regard of the more inward court, between that where he was, and the temple itself; this court, was the second about the temple. Chambers - Not only lodging rooms for the priests, but also store - houses for tithes and offerings. A pavement - A beautiful floor laid with checker works. The whole floor of this court was thus paved. Thirty chambers - That is, fifteen on the south side of the gate, and fifteen on the north side, built over the pavement.


Discussion for Ezekiel 40

  • His Daughter
    The fact that the Father takes time to give specific measurements of the temple He designed tells us how important the repentance of sin is. Thus the sacrifice that Jesus His son made for us is too detailed as the whole plan of redemption reveals God's love for us when Jesus and the Father met together before the creation of this world. All so that we'd continue to belong to Him despite the fall.
  • 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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