Ezekiel 41:8
New International Version
I saw that the temple had a raised base all around it, forming the foundation of the side rooms. It was the length of the rod, six long cubits.

New Living Translation
I saw that the Temple was built on a terrace, which provided a foundation for the side rooms. This terrace was 10 1 / 2 feet high.

English Standard Version
I saw also that the temple had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers measured a full reed of six long cubits.

Berean Study Bible
I saw that the temple had a raised base all around it, forming the foundation of the side rooms. It was the full length of a rod, six long cubits.

King James Bible
I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

New King James Version
I also saw an elevation all around the temple; it was the foundation of the side chambers, a full rod, that is, six cubits high.

New American Standard Bible
I saw also that the house had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of six long cubits in height.

NASB 1995
I saw also that the house had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of six long cubits in height.

NASB 1977
I saw also that the house had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of six long cubits in height.

Amplified Bible
I also saw that the temple (house) had a raised platform all around it; the foundations of the side chambers measured a full rod of six long cubits in height.

Christian Standard Bible
I saw that the temple had a raised platform surrounding it; this foundation for the side rooms was 10 1 /2 feet high.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I saw that the temple had a raised platform surrounding it; this foundation for the side rooms was 10 1/2 feet high.

American Standard Version
I saw also that the house had a raised basement round about: the foundations of the side-chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I saw the height of the house as a circle, and they were separate one from another, a full reed of six cubits

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And as for the height of the house round about, each space between the sides was equal to a reed of six cubits;

Contemporary English Version
The temple rested on a stone base three meters high, which also served as the foundation for the storage rooms.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I saw in the house the height round about, the foundations of the side chambers which were the measure of a reed the space of six cubits:

English Revised Version
I saw also that the house had a raised basement round about: the foundations of the side-chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I also saw a raised base all around the temple. This base was the foundation for the side rooms. It measured the full length of the measuring rod, 10 1/2 feet.

International Standard Version
I observed a raised platform that surrounded the Temple, and the foundations of the side chambers were a full six cubits deep.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I saw also that the house had a raised basement round about; the foundations of the side-chambers were a full reed of six cubits to the joining.

Literal Standard Version
And I have looked at the height all around the house: the foundations of the side-chambers [are] the fullness of the reed, six cubits by the joining.

NET Bible
I saw that the temple had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full measuring stick of 10 1/2 feet high.

New Heart English Bible
I saw also that the house had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full measuring stick of ten feet four inches.

World English Bible
I saw also that the house had a raised base all around: the foundations of the side rooms were a full reed of six great cubits.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have looked at the house, the height all round about: the foundations of the side-chambers are the fulness of the reed, six cubits by the joining.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Outside the Temple
7The side rooms surrounding the temple widened at each successive level, because the structure surrounding the temple ascended by stages corresponding to the narrowing of the temple wall as it rose upward. And so a stairway went up from the lowest story to the highest, through the middle one. 8I saw that the temple had a raised base all around it, forming the foundation of the side rooms. It was the full length of a rod, six long cubits. 9The outer wall of the side rooms was five cubits thick, and the open area between the side rooms of the temple…

Cross References
Ezekiel 40:5
And I saw a wall surrounding the temple area. Now the length of the measuring rod in the man's hand was six long cubits (each measuring a cubit and a handbreadth), and he measured the wall to be one rod thick and one rod high.

Ezekiel 43:13
These are the measurements of the altar in long cubits (a cubit and a handbreadth): Its gutter shall be a cubit deep and a cubit wide, with a rim of one span around its edge. And this is the height of the altar:


Treasury of Scripture

I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

a full

Ezekiel 40:5
And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.

Revelation 21:16
And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.









(8) I saw also the height of the house.--This does not mean the height of the house itself, which is nowhere stated. The words are, literally, I saw for the house a height (i.e., an elevation) round about, and the meaning of this is explained in what follows. The Temple, as has been already said (Ezekiel 40:49), was entered by a flight of steps leading up to the porch, and was therefore on a higher level than the court. We are now told that the side chambers had a foundation of six cubits. Whether this "foundation" of the Temple and the side chambers was built of masonry, or, as is more probable, was a sort of basement to contain cisterns and storage rooms, we are not told; but it probably extended, under the name of "the place that was left" (Ezekiel 41:9; Ezekiel 41:11), five cubits beyond the outer wall of the chambers, forming a platform from which they were entered.

Six great cubits.--Literally, six cubits to the joint, or to the armpit, for the word has both significations. It is plain that a cubit of a different length, measured to the armpit, cannot be intended, both because no such cubit is known to have been in use at any time, and because Ezekiel in Ezekiel 40:5 has already fixed the length of the cubit he uses. The sense of joint is therefore to be taken, and this applied architecturally can only mean the point at which one part of the building joins another; here, the point where the superstructure meets the foundation, or, as we should say, "six cubits to the water-table."

Verse 8 explains that "the house" did not stand upon the level ground, but, like many temple buildings in antiquity (see Schurer, in Riehm's 'Handworterbuch,' art. "Tern. pel Salerno"), upon a height - or, raised basement (Revised Version) - round about, which agrees with the statement in Ezekiel 40:49 that the temple was approached by means of a stair. In consequence of this, the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits; or, of six cubits to the joining (Revised Version); "six cubits to the story" (Ewald); literally, six cubits to the armpit. This can hardly mean six cubits each equal to the distance from the elbow to the wrist, which would be a new definition of the length of the reed; but as Havernick and Kliefoth propose, must be taken as an architectural term indicative of the point where one portion of the building joined on to another. Accordingly, by most interpreters the six cubits are considered to be a statement of the height of the ceiling above the floor in each story, which would give an elevation of eighteen cubits for the three stories; but probably they mark only the height of the temple and side chamber basis above the ground. Kliefoth includes both views, and obtains an altitude of twenty-four cubits from the ground to the temple roof.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I saw
וְרָאִ֧יתִי (wə·rā·’î·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7200: To see

that the temple
לַבַּ֛יִת (lab·ba·yiṯ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

had a raised base
גֹּ֖בַהּ (gō·ḇah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1363: Elation, grandeur, arrogance

all it
סָבִ֣יב ׀ (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

around
סָבִ֑יב (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

forming the foundation
מוּסְד֤וֹת (mū·sə·ḏō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 3245: To set, to found, to sit down together, settle, consult

for the side rooms.
הַצְּלָעוֹת֙ (haṣ·ṣə·lā·‘ō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6763: A rib, a side, a, timber, plank

It was the full length of
מְל֣וֹ (mə·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4393: Fullness, that which fills

a rod,
הַקָּנֶ֔ה (haq·qā·neh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7070: A reed, a, rod, shaft, tube, stem, the radius, beam

six
שֵׁ֥שׁ (šêš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

long
אַצִּֽילָה׃ (’aṣ·ṣî·lāh)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 679: A joint of the hand, a party-wall

cubits.
אַמּ֖וֹת (’am·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base


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