Ezekiel 42:6
New International Version
The rooms on the top floor had no pillars, as the courts had; so they were smaller in floor space than those on the lower and middle floors.

New Living Translation
Since there were three levels and they did not have supporting columns as in the courtyards, each of the upper levels was set back from the level beneath it.

English Standard Version
For they were in three stories, and they had no pillars like the pillars of the courts. Thus the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and the middle ones.

Berean Study Bible
For they were arranged in three stories, and unlike the courts, they had no pillars. So the upper chambers were set back further than the lower and middle floors.

King James Bible
For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

New King James Version
For they were in three stories and did not have pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper level was shortened more than the lower and middle levels from the ground up.

New American Standard Bible
For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courtyards; for that reason the upper chambers were set back from the ground upward, more than the lower and middle ones.

NASB 1995
For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground upward, more than the lower and middle ones.

NASB 1977
For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground upward, more than the lower and middle ones.

Amplified Bible
for they were in three stories and did not have pillars like the pillars of the [outer] courtyards; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and the middle ones.

Christian Standard Bible
For they were arranged in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and middle stories.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For they were arranged in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and middle stories.

American Standard Version
For they were in three stories, and they had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the uppermost was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they were trisected, and there were no pillars for them like the pillars of the courtyard, therefore they were smaller than the lower ones and the middle ones

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For they were triple, and they had not pillars like the pillars of the outer ones: therefore they projected from the lower ones and the middle ones from the ground.

Contemporary English Version
The rooms on the bottom level supported those on the two upper levels, and so these rooms did not have columns like other buildings in the courtyard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they were of three stories, and had not pillars, as the pillars of the courts: therefore did they appear above out of the lower places, and out of the middle places, fifty cubits from the ground.

English Revised Version
For they were in three stories, and they had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the uppermost was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

Good News Translation
The rooms at all three levels were on terraces and were not supported by columns like the other buildings in the courtyard.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The rooms were in three stories. They didn't have pillars like the pillars in the courtyards. That is why the rooms on the third story were set farther back than those on the first and second stories.

International Standard Version
The three part structure had no columns, unlike the courts, which is why the upper chambers were offset from the ground upward, more so than the lower and middle chambers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For they were in three stories, and they had not pillars as the pillars of the courts; therefore room was taken away from the lowest and the middlemost, in comparison with the ground.

Literal Standard Version
for they [are] threefold, and they have no pillars as the pillars of the court, therefore it has been kept back—more than the lower and than the middle one—from the ground.

NET Bible
For they were in three stories and had no pillars like the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper chambers were set back from the ground more than the lower and upper ones.

New Heart English Bible
For they were in three stories, and they didn't have pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the uppermost was straitened more than the lowest and the middle from the ground.

World English Bible
For they were in three stories, and they didn't have pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore [the uppermost] was straitened more than the lowest and the middle from the ground.

Young's Literal Translation
for they are threefold, and they have no pillars as the pillars of the court, therefore it hath been kept back -- more than the lower and than the middle one -- from the ground.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Chambers for the Priests
5Now the upper chambers were smaller because the galleries took more space from the chambers on the lower and middle floors of the building. 6For they were arranged in three stories, and unlike the courts, they had no pillars. So the upper chambers were set back further than the lower and middle floors. 7An outer wall in front of the chambers was fifty cubits long and ran parallel to the chambers and the outer court.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 41:6
The side rooms were arranged one above another in three levels of thirty rooms each. There were ledges all around the wall of the temple to serve as supports for the side rooms, so that the supports would not be fastened into the wall of the temple itself.

Ezekiel 42:5
Now the upper chambers were smaller because the galleries took more space from the chambers on the lower and middle floors of the building.


Treasury of Scripture

For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

Ezekiel 41:6
And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house for the side chambers round about, that they might have hold, but they had not hold in the wall of the house.

1 Kings 6:8
The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.









(6) As the pillars of the courts.--This statement is introduced to show that as there was no external support for the galleries, they must have been taken from the width of the chambers; but it gives incidentally the interesting information that there were pillars in the courts. These could not have been the ornamental pillars at the entrance of the various porches, for the connection implies that they supported something. It is quite likely, therefore, that there were cloisters around the inside of the wall of the courts (on the pavement), as in the later Temple.

Verse 6 supplies the reason for this shortening of the upper stories. The chambers had not pillars (see on Ezekiel 40:49) as the courts had. Though it is not otherwise stated, these appear to have had colonnades like these in the Herodian (Josephus, 'Aut.,' 15. 11. 5) and probably also the Solomonic temple (Acts 3:11); and hence the second and third stories required to recede in order to find supports for their respective galleries.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they
הֵ֔נָּה (hên·nāh)
Pronoun - third person feminine plural
Strong's 2007: Themselves

were arranged in three stories
מְשֻׁלָּשׁוֹת֙ (mə·šul·lā·šō·wṯ)
Verb - Pual - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 8027: To do a third time, divide into three parts

and had no
וְאֵ֤ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

pillars
עַמּוּדִ֔ים (‘am·mū·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5982: A column, a stand, platform

like those
כְּעַמּוּדֵ֖י (kə·‘am·mū·ḏê)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5982: A column, a stand, platform

of the courts;
הַחֲצֵר֑וֹת (ha·ḥă·ṣê·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - common plural
Strong's 2691: A yard, a hamlet

so
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the upper chambers were set back further
נֶאֱצַ֗ל (ne·’ĕ·ṣal)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 680: To lay aside, reserve, withdraw, withhold

than the lower
מֵהַתַּחְתּוֹנ֛וֹת (mê·hat·taḥ·tō·w·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-m, Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 8481: Lower, lowest

and middle floors.
וּמֵהַתִּֽיכֹנ֖וֹת (ū·mê·hat·tî·ḵō·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m, Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 8484: Central


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