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Matthew Henry's Commentary

Ezekiel Chapter 41

- After the prophet had observed the courts, he was brought to the temple. If we attend to instructions in the plainer parts of religion, and profit by them, we shall be led further into an acquaintance with the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.


David Burnette's Life Application

God is Holy


Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue the Book of Ezekiel with Chapter 41. In our text today we see the continuing account of the vision of the temple with the most holy place. God's Holiness is the central theme throughout the Old and New Testaments and in this text the temple will be built to testify of this truth. In making application we see that God testifies of His Holiness to show why we cannot perform works cannot gain God's favor, why Jesus had to be crucified, and why we must be saved in the finished work at Calvary. How about you? Are you going to Heaven? Let us learn from our text today and the description of the rebuilding of the temple to see that God is Holy, we cannot be saved by our works of righteousness, but only Jesus-Christ's finished work on Calvary is worthy to pay mans sin debt to a Holy God. 


Ezekiel 41

Ezekiel 41

 1Afterward he brought me to the temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle.

 2And the breadth of the door was ten cubits; and the sides of the door were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on the other side: and he measured the length thereof, forty cubits: and the breadth, twenty cubits.

 3Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door, seven cubits.

 4So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple: and he said unto me, This is the most holy place.

 5After he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the breadth of every side chamber, four cubits, round about the house on every side.

 6And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house for the side chambers round about, that they might have hold, but they had not hold in the wall of the house.

 7And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst.

 8I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.

 9The thickness of the wall, which was for the side chamber without, was five cubits: and that which was left was the place of the side chambers that were within.

 10And between the chambers was the wideness of twenty cubits round about the house on every side.

 11And the doors of the side chambers were toward the place that was left, one door toward the north, and another door toward the south: and the breadth of the place that was left was five cubits round about.

 12Now the building that was before the separate place at the end toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building was five cubits thick round about, and the length thereof ninety cubits.

 13So he measured the house, an hundred cubits long; and the separate place, and the building, with the walls thereof, an hundred cubits long;

 14Also the breadth of the face of the house, and of the separate place toward the east, an hundred cubits.

 15And he measured the length of the building over against the separate place which was behind it, and the galleries thereof on the one side and on the other side, an hundred cubits, with the inner temple, and the porches of the court;

 16The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries round about on their three stories, over against the door, cieled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows, and the windows were covered;

 17To that above the door, even unto the inner house, and without, and by all the wall round about within and without, by measure.

 18And it was made with cherubims and palm trees, so that a palm tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had two faces;

 19So that the face of a man was toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side: it was made through all the house round about.

 20From the ground unto above the door were cherubims and palm trees made, and on the wall of the temple.

 21The posts of the temple were squared, and the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other.

 22The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto me, This is the table that is before the LORD.

 23And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.

 24And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves; two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other door.

 25And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple, cherubims and palm trees, like as were made upon the walls; and there were thick planks upon the face of the porch without.

 26And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the side chambers of the house, and thick planks.