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Ezekiel 42

Overview

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

Verse 1

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

the utter court: Ezekiel 40:20, Revelation 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, Ezekiel 42:13, Ezekiel 42:14, just before the separate place, at the entrance from the north. Ezekiel 42:4, Ezekiel 41:9, Ezekiel 41:12-15

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 40:14 - the court Ezekiel 40:17 - the outward Ezekiel 42:10 - over against

Verse 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. Ezekiel 42:2

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 42:11 - General

Verse 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: Ezekiel 41:10

the pavement: Ezekiel 40:17, Ezekiel 40:18, 2 Chronicles 7:3

gallery against: Ezekiel 41:15, Ezekiel 41:16, Song of Solomon 1:17, Song of Solomon 7:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:16 - with Exodus 27:9 - the court 1 Kings 6:5 - built 2 Kings 21:5 - in the two courts 1 Chronicles 23:28 - for the service Ezekiel 40:16 - arches Ezekiel 41:5 - side chamber

Verse 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: Ezekiel 42:11

a way: Matthew 7:14, Luke 13:24

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 35:2 - into one Ezekiel 40:17 - thirty Ezekiel 41:9 - that which Ezekiel 41:11 - and the breadth

Verse 5

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

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

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 40:7 - General

Verse 6

Ezekiel 41:6, 1 Kings 6:8

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 42:5 - General

Verse 7

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 11:18 - General

Verse 8

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

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 11:18 - General

Verse 9

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

the entry: or, he that brought me

as one goeth: or, as he came

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 42:12 - was a door

Verse 10

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

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

Verse 11

Ezekiel 42:2-8

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 42:4 - a walk Ezekiel 42:8 - before

Verse 12

was a door: Ezekiel 42:9

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 42:8 - before Ephesians 2:21 - an

Verse 13

they be holy: Exodus 29:31, Leviticus 6:14-16, Leviticus 6:26, Leviticus 7:6, Leviticus 10:13, Leviticus 10:14, Leviticus 10:17, Leviticus 24:9, Numbers 18:9

approach: Ezekiel 40:46, Leviticus 10:3, Numbers 16:5, Numbers 16:40, Numbers 18:7, Deuteronomy 21:5

the most holy: Leviticus 2:3, Leviticus 2:10, Leviticus 6:14, Leviticus 6:17, Leviticus 6:25, Leviticus 6:29, Leviticus 7:1, Leviticus 7:6, Leviticus 10:13, Leviticus 10:17, Leviticus 14:13, Leviticus 21:22, Numbers 1:9, Numbers 1:10, Numbers 18:9, Numbers 18:10, Nehemiah 13:5

Reciprocal: Leviticus 5:6 - trespass offering Numbers 15:9 - a meat 1 Chronicles 23:28 - for the service Ezekiel 41:12 - separate Ezekiel 42:1 - chamber Ezekiel 42:10 - over against Ezekiel 44:19 - they shall put

Verse 14

they not go: Ezekiel 44:19, Exodus 28:40-43, Exodus 29:4-9, Leviticus 8:7, Leviticus 8:13, Leviticus 8:33-35, Luke 9:62

and shall put: Isaiah 61:10, Zechariah 3:4, Zechariah 3:5, Romans 3:22, Romans 13:14, Galatians 3:27, 1 Peter 5:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 39:1 - the holy Leviticus 16:23 - General Ezekiel 42:1 - chamber

Verse 15

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

gate: Ezekiel 40:6-16

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 41:17 - measure Ezekiel 43:1 - the gate that Ezekiel 48:15 - for the city Ezekiel 48:30 - four Revelation 11:1 - a reed

Verse 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. Ezekiel 40:3, Zechariah 2:1, Revelation 11:1, Revelation 11:2

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 45:1 - the length Ezekiel 45:2 - five hundred in length Ezekiel 48:30 - four

Verse 19

Reciprocal: Exodus 27:9 - the court

Verse 20

it had: Ezekiel 40:5, Song of Solomon 2:9, Isaiah 25:1, Isaiah 26:1, Isaiah 60:18, Micah 7:11, Zechariah 2:5

five hundred: Ezekiel 45:2, Ezekiel 48:20, Revelation 21:12-17

a separation: Ezekiel 22:26, Ezekiel 44:23, Ezekiel 48:15, Leviticus 10:10, Luke 16:26, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Revelation 21:10-27

Reciprocal: Exodus 27:9 - the court Isaiah 54:11 - I will lay Ezekiel 43:11 - show them Ezekiel 43:12 - Upon Ephesians 2:21 - all Revelation 11:2 - the court

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 42". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ezekiel-42.html.