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Ezekiel 43:17

    Ezekiel 43:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen broad in the four sides thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit round about; and the steps thereof shall look toward the east.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the shelf is fourteen cubits long and fourteen cubits wide, on its four sides; the edge round it is half a cubit; the base of it is a cubit all round, and its steps are facing the east.

    Webster's Revision

    And the ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen broad in the four sides thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit round about; and the steps thereof shall look toward the east.

    World English Bible

    The ledge shall be fourteen [cubits] long by fourteen broad in the four sides of it; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and its bottom shall be a cubit around; and its steps shall look toward the east.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen broad in the four sides thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and the steps thereof shall look toward the east.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 43:17

    Cubit - A linear measurement.
    Settle - Ledge; pedestal block.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 43:17

    And the settle - The ledge on which the priests walked round the altar, see Ezekiel 43:14. By these settles or ledges the altar was narrowed towards the top. "The ascent shall look toward the east;" this ascent was an inclined plane. But these settles, or more properly ledges, as Bp. Newcome translates, may be thus computed. The altar itself was ten feet high and twenty broad; the same as that of Solomon, 2 Chronicles 4:1.

    Height Cubits For the base, Ezekiel 43:13, is in height 1 From the surface of the base to the first ledge, Ezekiel 43:14 1 From the lower ledge to the upper, Ezekiel 43:14 4 From the upper ledge to the ariel or hearth, Ezekiel 43:15 4 In all 10 Breadth Cubits And as to the breadth, the upper ledge, Ezekiel 43:17, was 14 Add a cubit on each side for the higher ledge, Ezekiel 43:14, latter part 2 Add a cubit on each side for the lower ledge, Ezekiel 43:14, former part 2 Add a cubit on each side for the base, Ezekiel 43:13 2 In all 20

    The altar of burnt-offerings, described Exodus 27:1; Exodus 38:1, was smaller than this, because it was to be removed from place to place with the tabernacle. This was designed for a permanent temple. See Bp. Newcome on this chapter.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 43:17

    The settle - The "lower settle" (L), projecting beyond the "upper settle" (M) one cubit on every side.

    His stairs - Jewish tradition says that the approach to the altar was by an inclined plane, because to go up "by steps" was forbidden Exodus 20:26.

    The number "twelve" was symbolic of the twelve tribes, "four," of the earth; "sixteen" is the square of "four," and "fourteen" the double of "seven," the number of the covenant, as being composed of "three," the number of God, and of "four," the number of the world. Thus we have in the altar a special instance of Hebrew symbolism.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 43:17

    43:17 Stairs - Or steps, for such they needed, (probably each stair about one fourth of a cubit,) to carry them, up to the first and second settles.