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Ezekiel 40:49 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; even by the steps whereby they went up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The length of the porch [was] twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and [he brought me] by the steps whereby they went up to it: and [there were] pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The length of the porch [was] twenty cubits and the width eleven cubits; and at the stairway by which it was ascended [were] columns belonging to the side pillars, one on each side.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The length of the porch [was] twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and [he brought me] by the steps by which they went up to it: and [there were] pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits, even by the steps whereby they went up to it; and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side, and one on that side.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— the length of the porch, was twenty cubits, and, the breadth, twelve cubits, and by ten steps they ascend into it,—and there were pillars against the projections, one, on this, side, and, one, on that, side.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— the length of the porch twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and by the steps whereby they go up unto it: and pillars [are] at the posts, one on this side, and one on that side.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits, and there were eight steps to go up to it. And there were pillars in the fronts: one on this side, and another on that side.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The length of the porch [was] twentie cubites, and the bredth eleuen cubites, and [he brought me] by the steps, whereby they went vp to it, and [there were] pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth twelve cubits; and they went up to it by ten steps; and [there were] pillars to the porch, one on this side and one on that side.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The length of the porch [was] twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and [he brought me] by the steps whereby they went up to it: and [there were] pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The length 753
{0753} Prime
אֹרֶךְ
'orek
{o'-rek}
From H0748; length.
of the porch 197
{0197} Prime
אוּלָם
'uwlam
{oo-lawm'}
From H0481 (in the sense of tying); a vestibule (as bound to the building).
[was] twenty 6242
{6242} Prime
עֶשְׂרִים
`esriym
{es-reem'}
From H6235; twenty; also (ordinal) twentieth.
cubits, 520
{0520} Prime
אַמָּה
'ammah
{am-maw'}
Prolonged from H0517; properly a mother (that is, unit) of measure, or the forearm (below the elbow), that is, a cubit; also a door base (as a bond of the entrance).
and the breadth 7341
{7341} Prime
רֹחַב
rochab
{ro'-khab}
From H7337; width (literally or figuratively).
eleven 6249
{6249} Prime
עַשְׁתֵּי
`ashtey
{ash-tay'}
Apparently masculine plural construction of H6247 in the sense of an after thought; (used only in connection with H6240 in lieu of H0259) eleven or (ordinal) eleventh.
6240
{6240} Prime
עָשָׂר
`asar
{aw-sawr'}
For H6235; ten (only in combination), that is, the 'teens'; also (ordinal) a 'teenth'.
cubits; 520
{0520} Prime
אַמָּה
'ammah
{am-maw'}
Prolonged from H0517; properly a mother (that is, unit) of measure, or the forearm (below the elbow), that is, a cubit; also a door base (as a bond of the entrance).
and [he brought me] by the steps 4609
{4609} Prime
מַעֲלָה
ma`alah
{mah-al-aw'}
Feminine of H4608; elevation, that is, the act (literally a journey to a higher place, figuratively a thought arising), or (concretely) the condition (literally a step or grade mark, figuratively a superiority of station); specifically a climactic progression (in certain Psalms).
whereby x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
they went up 5927
{5927} Prime
עָלָה
`alah
{aw-law'}
A primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or active (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literally and figuratively.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
it: and [there were] pillars 5982
{5982} Prime
עַמּוּד
`ammuwd
{am-mood'}
From H5975; a column (as standing); also a stand, that is, platform.
by x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
the posts, 352
{0352} Prime
אַיִל
'ayil
{ah'-yil}
From the same as H0193; properly strength; hence anything strong; specifically a chief (politically); also a ram (from his strength); a pilaster (as a strong support); an oak or other strong tree.
one 259
{0259} Prime
אֶחָד
'echad
{ekh-awd'}
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
on this side, x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x6311
(6311) Complement
פֹּה
poh
{po}
Probably from a primitive inseparable particle פּ p (the second form; of demonstrative force) and H1931; this place (French, iši), that is, here or hence.
and another 259
{0259} Prime
אֶחָד
'echad
{ekh-awd'}
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
on that side. x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x6311
(6311) Complement
פֹּה
poh
{po}
Probably from a primitive inseparable particle פּ p (the second form; of demonstrative force) and H1931; this place (French, iši), that is, here or hence.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 40:48-49.


Ezekiel 40:49

_ _ twenty ... eleven cubits — in Solomon’s temple (1 Kings 6:3) “twenty ... ten cubits.” The breadth perhaps was ten and a half; 1 Kings 6:3 designates the number by the lesser next round number, “ten”; Ezekiel here, by the larger number, “eleven” [Menochius]. The Septuagint reads “twelve.”

_ _ he brought me by the steps — They were ten in number [Septuagint].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 40:39-49.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
The steps:
This was a flight of steps which led from the inner court into the temple.
Ezekiel 40:31 And the arches thereof [were] toward the utter court; and palm trees [were] upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it [had] eight steps.
Ezekiel 40:34 And the arches thereof [were] toward the outward court; and palm trees [were] upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it [had] eight steps.
Ezekiel 40:37 And the posts thereof [were] toward the utter court; and palm trees [were] upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it [had] eight steps.

pillars:

1 Kings 7:15-21 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about. ... And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz.
2 Chronicles 3:17 And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.
Jeremiah 52:17-23 Also the pillars of brass that [were] in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brasen sea that [was] in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon. ... And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side; [and] all the pomegranates upon the network [were] an hundred round about.
Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.
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I would love to know why some Bible versions translates the porch dimensions as 20 by 11 cubits and other versions translates it 20 by 12 cubits? I thought the translations were from the original text. If that is true, how can there be a discrepancy? Numbers are absolutes. They are not subjective and thus might be interpreted differently.
- Tyrone E Wilson (5/11/2019 11:43:06 AM)
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