EZEKIEL 40:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, and went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad; and the other threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad.”

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Ezekiel 40:6 Translation & Meaning

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Then came וַיָּב֗וֹא To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) Then came
he unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to he unto
the gate שַׁ֙עַר֙ An opening, i.e., door or gate gate
which אֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
looketh פָּנָיו֙ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) looketh
toward דֶּ֣רֶךְ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb toward
the east, הַקָּדִ֔ימָה The fore or front part; hence (by orientation) the East (often adverbially, eastward, for brevity the east wind) east
and went up וַיַּ֖עַל To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative up
the stairs בְּמַֽעֲלוֹתָ֑ו Elevation, i.e., the act (literally, a journey to a higher place, figuratively, a thought arising), or (concretely) the condition (literally, a step or grade-mark, figuratively, a superiority of station); specifically a climactic progression (in certain Psalms) stairs
thereof, and measured וַיָּ֣מָד׀ Properly, to stretch; by implication, to measure (as if by stretching a line); figuratively, to be extended thereof measured
the threshold סַ֣ף A vestibule (as a limit); also a dish (for holding blood or wine) threshold
of the gate, הַשַּׁ֗עַר An opening, i.e., door or gate gate
which was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
one אֶחָד֙ Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
reed קָנֶ֤ה A reed (as erect); by resemblance a rod (especially for measuring), shaft, tube, stem, the radius (of the arm), beam (of a steelyard) reed
broad; רֹ֔חַב Width (literally or figuratively) broad
and the other אֶחָ֔ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first other
threshold סַ֣ף A vestibule (as a limit); also a dish (for holding blood or wine) threshold
of the gate, which was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
one אֶחָ֖ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
reed קָנֶ֥ה A reed (as erect); by resemblance a rod (especially for measuring), shaft, tube, stem, the radius (of the arm), beam (of a steelyard) reed
broad. רֹֽחַב׃ Width (literally or figuratively) broad

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  • 4  And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee; for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.

  • 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.

  • 6  Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, and went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad; and the other threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad.

  • 7  And every little chamber was one reed long, and one reed broad; and between the little chambers were five cubits; and the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within was one reed.

  • 8  He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed.




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