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Ezekiel 41

Overview

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

Verse 1

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

to the temple: 1 Kings 6:2, Zechariah 6:12, Zechariah 6:13, Ephesians 2:20-22, 1 Peter 2:5, Revelation 3:12, Revelation 11:1, Revelation 11:2, Revelation 21:3, Revelation 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.

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 11:1 - the spirit Ezekiel 42:1 - he brought

Verse 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. Exodus 26:36, Exodus 36:37, 1 Kings 6:31-35, 2 Chronicles 3:7, 2 Chronicles 29:7, John 10:7, John 10:9

the length: 1 Kings 6:2, 1 Kings 6:17, 2 Chronicles 3:3

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 41:3 - two cubits Ezekiel 42:15 - measuring Ezekiel 47:1 - the door

Verse 3

two cubits: This was the thickness of the partition wall between the sanctuary - Ezekiel 41:2 and holy of holies - Ezekiel 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. Ezekiel 41:3

Verse 4

twenty cubits: 1 Kings 6:20, 2 Chronicles 3:8, Revelation 21:16

This: Exodus 26:33, Exodus 26:34, Hebrews 9:3-8

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 41:3 - two cubits

Verse 5

side chamber: Ezekiel 41:6, Ezekiel 41:7, Ezekiel 42:3-14, 1 Kings 6:5, 1 Kings 6:6

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 35:2 - into one Ezekiel 41:9 - was five

Verse 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: 1 Kings 6:6, 1 Kings 6:10

have hold: Heb. be holden, 1 Peter 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.

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 6:8 - went up 1 Chronicles 23:28 - for the service 1 Chronicles 28:11 - upper chambers Ezekiel 41:5 - side chamber Ezekiel 42:6 - General

Verse 7

there was: Heb. it was, made broader, and went round, 1 Kings 6:8, Matthew 13:32, Hebrews 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.

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 41:5 - side chamber Ezekiel 42:5 - were higher than these

Verse 8

a full: Ezekiel 40:5, Revelation 21:16

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 43:13 - The cubits

Verse 9

was five: Ezekiel 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. Ezekiel 41:11, Ezekiel 42:1, Ezekiel 42:4

Verse 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. Ezekiel 41:10

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 40:38 - the chambers Ezekiel 42:3 - the twenty

Verse 11

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

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 40:38 - the chambers

Verse 12

separate: Ezekiel 41:13-15, Ezekiel 42:1, Ezekiel 42:10, Ezekiel 42:13, Revelation 21:27, Revelation 22:14, Revelation 22:15

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

Verse 13

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

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 28:11 - the houses Ezra 6:3 - the height Ezekiel 41:12 - separate Ezekiel 42:10 - over against

Verse 15

galleries: or, several walks, or walks with pillars, Ezekiel 42:3, Song of Solomon 1:17, Song of Solomon 7:5, Zechariah 3:7

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

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 6:3 - General Ezekiel 40:16 - arches

Verse 16

narrow: Ezekiel 41:26, Ezekiel 40:16, Ezekiel 40:25, 1 Kings 6:4, 1 Corinthians 13:12

ceiled with wood: Heb. ceiling of wood, 1 Kings 6:15, 2 Chronicles 3:5, Haggai 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.

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:16 - with Song of Solomon 1:17 - rafters Ezekiel 41:25 - cherubims Ezekiel 42:3 - gallery against

Verse 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, Ezekiel 42:15

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 41:15 - with the

Verse 18

with cherubims: 1 Kings 6:29-32, 1 Kings 7:36, 2 Chronicles 3:7

palm trees: Ezekiel 40:16, Ezekiel 40:22, Revelation 7:9

and every: Ezekiel 1:10, Ezekiel 10:14, Ezekiel 10:21, Revelation 4:7-9

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:18 - two cherubims of gold 1 Kings 7:29 - lions

Verse 19

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:18 - two cherubims of gold 1 Kings 7:29 - lions Ezekiel 10:21 - had four

Verse 21

posts: Heb. post, Ezekiel 40:14, 1 Kings 6:33, *marg.

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 40:15 - the face of the gate

Verse 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. Exodus 30:1-3, 1 Kings 6:20, 1 Kings 6:22, 1 Kings 7:48, 2 Chronicles 4:19, Revelation 8:3

This is: Ezekiel 23:41, Ezekiel 44:16, Exodus 25:28-30, Leviticus 24:6, Proverbs 9:2, Song of Solomon 1:12, Malachi 1:7, Malachi 1:12, 1 Corinthians 10:21, Revelation 3:20

before: Exodus 30:8

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 40:39 - tables on that

Verse 23

1 Kings 6:31-35, 2 Chronicles 4:22

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 6:34 - the two leaves Ezekiel 10:7 - and went Ezekiel 47:1 - the door

Verse 24

Ezekiel 40:48

Verse 25

cherubims: Ezekiel 41:16-20

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 7:36 - graved cherubims Ezekiel 40:15 - the face of the gate

Verse 26

Ezekiel 41:16, Ezekiel 40:16

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 6:2 - the house 1 Kings 6:4 - windows of narrow lights 1 Kings 7:4 - windows 1 Kings 7:36 - graved cherubims 1 Chronicles 23:28 - for the service

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 41". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ezekiel-41.html.