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Ezekiel 42:5

    Ezekiel 42:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now the upper chambers were shorter: for the galleries took away from these, more than from the lower and the middlemost, in the building.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 42:5

    Render: "And the upper chambers were" shortened, for galleries took off from them, from "the lower" and from "the middle-most, chambers, of the building." The building rose in terraces, as was usual in Babylonian architecture, and so each of the two upper stories receded from the one below it.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.