EZEKIEL 42:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.”

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Ezekiel 42:16 Translation & Meaning

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He measured מָדַ֛ד Properly, to stretch; by implication, to measure (as if by stretching a line); figuratively, to be extended measured
the east הַקָּדִ֖ים The fore or front part; hence (by orientation) the East (often adverbially, eastward, for brevity the east wind) east
side ר֥וּחַ Wind; by resemblance breath, i.e., a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions) side
with the measuring הַמִּדָּ֑ה Properly, extension, i.e., height or breadth; also a measure (including its standard); hence a portion (as measured) or a vestment measuring
reed, בִּקְנֵ֣ה A reed (as erect); by resemblance a rod (especially for measuring), shaft, tube, stem, the radius (of the arm), beam (of a steelyard) reed
five חֲמֵשׁ Five five
hundred אֵמ֥וֹת Properly, a mother (i.e., unit of measure, or the fore-arm (below the elbow), i.e., a cubit hundred
reeds, קָנִ֛ים A reed (as erect); by resemblance a rod (especially for measuring), shaft, tube, stem, the radius (of the arm), beam (of a steelyard) reeds
with the measuring הַמִּדָּ֖ה Properly, extension, i.e., height or breadth; also a measure (including its standard); hence a portion (as measured) or a vestment measuring
reed בִּקְנֵ֥ה A reed (as erect); by resemblance a rod (especially for measuring), shaft, tube, stem, the radius (of the arm), beam (of a steelyard) reed
round about. סָבִֽיב׃ (as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around round about

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  • 14  When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the utter court, but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister; for they are holy; and shall put on other garments, and shall approach to those things which are for the people.

  • 15  Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.

  • 16  He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

  • 17  He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.

  • 18  He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.




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