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Ezekiel 40:3

    Ezekiel 40:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he brought me thither; and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He took me there, and I saw a man, looking like brass, with a linen cord in his hand and a measuring rod: and he was stationed in the doorway.

    Webster's Revision

    And he brought me thither; and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

    World English Bible

    He brought me there; and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he brought me thither, and behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 40:3

    A man, whose appearance was like - brass - Like bright polished brass, which strongly reflected the rays of light. Probably he had what we would term a nimbus or glory round his head. This was either an angel; or, as some think, a personal appearance of our blessed Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 40:3

    The appearance of brass - Brightly shining.

    A line of flax - For measuring the ground plan.

    A measuring reed - For the walls (compare Jeremiah 31:38-39). To measure implied a separation for sacred purposes. The measurements are:

    (1) exact, to show that the promise is certain;

    (2) equal, to denote harmony;

    (3) vast, to mark majesty and grandeur.