Ezekiel 40:5

NET ©

I saw a wall all around the outside of the temple. In the man’s hand was a measuring stick 10½ feet long. He measured the thickness of the wall as 10½ feet, and its height as 10½ feet.

NIV ©

I saw a wall completely surrounding the temple area. The length of the measuring rod in the man’s hand was six long cubits, each of which was a cubit and a handbreadth. He measured the wall; it was one measuring rod thick and one rod high.

NASB ©

And behold, there was a wall on the outside of the temple all around, and in the man’s hand was a measuring rod of six cubits, each of which was a cubit and a handbreadth. So he measured the thickness of the wall, one rod; and the height, one rod.

NLT ©

I could see a wall completely surrounding the Temple area. The man took a measuring rod that was 10 1/2 feet long and measured the wall, and the wall was 10 1/2 feet thick and 10 1/2 feet high.

MSG ©

First I saw a wall around the outside of the Temple complex. The measuring stick in the man's hand was about ten feet long. He measured the thickness of the wall: about ten feet. The height was also about ten feet.

BBE ©

And there was a wall on the outside of the house all round, and in the man’s hand there was a measuring rod six cubits long by a cubit and a hand’s measure: so he took the measure of the building from side to side, one rod; and from base to top, one rod.

NRSV ©

Now there was a wall all around the outside of the temple area. The length of the measuring reed in the man’s hand was six long cubits, each being a cubit and a handbreadth in length; so he measured the thickness of the wall, one reed; and the height, one reed.

NKJV ©

Now there was a wall all around the outside of the temple. In the man’s hand was a measuring rod six cubits long, each being a cubit and a handbreadth; and he measured the width of the wall structure, one rod; and the height, one rod.

KJV
And behold a wall
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of the house
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of six
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so he measured
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HEBREW
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hnhw (40:5)
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LXXM
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CONJ
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INJ
peribolov
 
N-NSM
exwyen
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ADV
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CONJ
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PREP
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kalamov
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metron
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N-NUI
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PREP
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CONJ
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N-GSF
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CONJ
diemetrhsen
 
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proteicisma
 
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NET © [draft] ITL
I saw
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a wall
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all
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around
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the outside
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of the temple
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. In the man’s
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hand
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was a measuring
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stick
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10½ feet
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long
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the
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thickness
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of the wall
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as 10½ feet
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, and its height
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as 10½ feet
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NET © Notes

tn The word הִנֵּה (hinneh, traditionally “behold”) indicates becoming aware of something and has been translated here as a verb.

tn Heb “house.”

tn Heb “a measuring stick of six cubits, [each] a cubit and a handbreadth.” The measuring units here and in the remainder of this section are the Hebrew “long” cubit, consisting of a cubit (about 18 inches or 45 cm) and a handbreadth (about 3 inches or 7.5 cm), for a total of 21 inches (52.5 cm). Therefore the measuring stick in the man’s hand was 10.5 feet (3.15 meters) long. Because modern readers are not familiar with the cubit as a unit of measurement, and due to the additional complication of the “long” cubit as opposed to the regular cubit, all measurements have been converted to American standard feet and inches, with the Hebrew measurements and the metric equivalents given in the notes.

tn Heb “building.”

tn Heb “one rod [or “reed”]” (also a second time in this verse, twice in v. 6, three times in v. 7, and once in v. 8).