Ezekiel 42:5

“Now the vpper-chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher then these, then the lower, and then the middlemost of the building.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Now the upper chambers [were] shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.
- King James Version

Now the upper chambers {were} smaller because the galleries took more {space} away from them than from the lower and middle ones in the building.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now the upper chambers were shorter; for the galleries took away from these, more than from the lower and the middlemost, in the building.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the higher rooms were shorter: for the covered ways took up more space from these than from the lower and middle rooms.
- Basic English Bible

And the upper cells, because the galleries encroached on them, were shorter than the lower, and than the middle-most of the building.
- Darby Bible

Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

And the upper chambers [are] short, for the galleries contain more than these, than the lower, and than the middle one, of the building;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now the upper chambers were shorter; for the galleries took away from these, more than from the lower and the middlemost, in the building.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 42:5


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.


Discussion for Ezekiel 42

  • Ezekiel
    Such complete detail tells me something that when Holy Spirit speaks to us we have to be well alert, sensitive have our note pad near to record what we hear.Another general comment, it seems God never told him to build the Temple !

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