Ezekiel 42:5
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New American Standard Bible
Now the upper chambers were smaller because the galleries took more space away from them than from the lower and middle ones in the building.

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

Darby Bible Translation
And the upper cells, because the galleries encroached on them, were shorter than the lower, and than the middle-most of 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.

Young's Literal Translation
And the upper chambers are short, for the galleries contain more than these, than the lower, and than the middle one, of the building;

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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.

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Ezekiel 41:15
He measured the length of the building along the front of the separate area behind it, with a gallery on each side, a hundred cubits; he also measured the inner nave and the porches of the court.

Ezekiel 42:3
Opposite the twenty cubits which belonged to the inner court, and opposite the pavement which belonged to the outer court, was gallery corresponding to gallery in three stories.

Ezekiel 42:6
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.

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