Ezekiel 40:16
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New International Version
The alcoves and the projecting walls inside the gateway were surmounted by narrow parapet openings all around, as was the portico; the openings all around faced inward. The faces of the projecting walls were decorated with palm trees.

King James Bible
And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches: and windows were round about inward: and upon each post were palm trees.

Darby Bible Translation
And there were closed windows to the chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the projections; and the windows round about were inward; and upon [each] post were palm-trees.

World English Bible
There were closed windows to the lodges, and to their posts within the gate all around, and likewise to the arches; and windows were around inward; and on [each] post were palm trees.

Young's Literal Translation
and narrow windows are unto the little chambers, and unto their posts at the inside of the gate all round about -- and so to the arches -- and windows all round about are at the inside, and at the post are palm-trees.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Fifty cubits - The length of the building. See MMMMM in the plan.

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narrow [heb] closed

Ezekiel 41:16 The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries round about on their three stories, over against the door...

1 Kings 6:4 And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

the little

Ezekiel 40:7,12 And every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed broad; and between the little chambers were five cubits...

arches. or, galleries, or porches

Ezekiel 40:21,22,25,30 And the little chambers thereof were three on this side and three on that side...

Ezekiel 41:15 And he measured the length of the building over against the separate place which was behind it...

Ezekiel 42:3 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the utter court...

John 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.

inward. or, within
palm trees

1 Kings 6:29,32,35 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, within and without...

2 Chronicles 3:5 And the greater house he paneled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.

Psalm 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds...

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The Parts of the City. Sion. The Upper City: which was on the North Part.
There is one who asserts Jerusalem to stand on seven hills; but whether upon a reason more light, or more obscure, is not easy to say. "The whale showed Jonah (saith he) the Temple of the Lord, as it is said, 'I went down to the bottom of the mountains': whence we learn that Jerusalem was seated upon seven mountains." One may sooner almost prove the thing itself, than approve of his argument. Let him enjoy his argument to himself; we must fetch the situation elsewhere. "The city itself (saith Josephus)
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

The Holy City; Or, the New Jerusalem:
WHEREIN ITS GOODLY LIGHT, WALLS, GATES, ANGELS, AND THE MANNER OF THEIR STANDING, ARE EXPOUNDED: ALSO HER LENGTH AND BREADTH, TOGETHER WITH THE GOLDEN MEASURING-REED EXPLAINED: AND THE GLORY OF ALL UNFOLDED. AS ALSO THE NUMEROUSNESS OF ITS INHABITANTS; AND WHAT THE TREE AND WATER OF LIFE ARE, BY WHICH THEY ARE SUSTAINED. 'Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God.'-Psalm 87:3 'And the name of the city from that day shall be, THE LORD IS THERE.'-Ezekiel 48:35 London: Printed in the year 1665
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
1 Kings 6:29
On the walls all around the temple, in both the inner and outer rooms, he carved cherubim, palm trees and open flowers.

1 Kings 6:32
And on the two olive-wood doors he carved cherubim, palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid the cherubim and palm trees with hammered gold.

2 Chronicles 3:5
He paneled the main hall with juniper and covered it with fine gold and decorated it with palm tree and chain designs.

Ezekiel 40:15
The distance from the entrance of the gateway to the far end of its portico was fifty cubits.

Ezekiel 40:21
Its alcoves--three on each side--its projecting walls and its portico had the same measurements as those of the first gateway. It was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.

Ezekiel 40:22
Its openings, its portico and its palm tree decorations had the same measurements as those of the gate facing east. Seven steps led up to it, with its portico opposite them.

Ezekiel 40:25
The gateway and its portico had narrow openings all around, like the openings of the others. It was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.

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