'Wide' in the Bible
“They shall make an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high.
“You shall make a mercy seat (cover) of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.
“You shall make a table of acacia wood, two cubits long, one cubit wide, and one and a half cubits high.
Each curtain shall be thirty cubits long and four cubits wide. The eleven curtains shall all measure the same.
Bezalel made the table [for the bread] of acacia wood; it was two cubits long, a cubit wide, and one and a half cubits high.
He made a rim for it [just under the top] a hand width wide all around, and a border of gold around its rim.
but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend to him whatever he needs.
For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy, and to your poor in your land.’
Hannah prayed and said,“My heart rejoices and triumphs in the Lord;My horn (strength) is lifted up in the Lord,My mouth has opened wide [to speak boldly] against my enemies,Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
The lowest story was five cubits wide, the middle was six cubits wide, and the third was seven cubits wide; for he made offsets (niches) in the walls all around on the outside of the house so that the supporting beams would not be inserted into the walls of the house.
They found rich, good pasture, and the [cleared] land was wide, quiet, and peaceful; for those who had lived there previously came from Ham [and had left it a better place for those who came after them].
Now the city was spacious and large, but there were few people in it and the houses had not [yet] been built.
“They waited for me [and for my words] as for the rain,And they opened their mouths as for the spring rain.
“As through a wide breach they come,Amid the crash [of falling walls] they roll on [over me].
They open wide their mouths against me,Like a ravening and a roaring lion.
They open their mouths wide against me;They say, “Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!”
“I am the Lord your God,Who brought you up from the land of Egypt.Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
There is the sea, great and broad,In which are swarms without number,Creatures both small and great.
The one who guards his mouth [thinking before he speaks] protects his life;The one who opens his lips wide [and chatters without thinking] comes to ruin.
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty;They will see a far-distant land.
“Of whom do you make fun?Against whom do you open wide your mouthAnd stick out your tongue?Are you not children of rebellion (sin),Offspring of deceit,
Who says, ‘I will build myself a spacious houseWith large upper rooms,And cut out its [wide] windows,And panel it with cedar and paint it vermilion.’
All your enemiesHave opened their mouths wide against you;They [scornfully] hiss and gnash their teeth.They say, “We have swallowed her up!Certainly this is the day for which we waited;We have reached it, we have seen it!”
Thus says the Lord God,‘You will drink your sister’s cup,Which is deep and wide [and filled to the brim].You shall be laughed at and derided;It contains much [too much to endure].
There were porches all around, twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide.
Its guardrooms also, its side pillars and its porches measured the same as the others. The gate and its porches had windows all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.
The altar was of wood, three cubits high and two cubits long; and its corners, its base, and its sides were wood. And he said to me, “This is the table that is before the Lord.”
“And these are the measurements of the altar [of burnt offering] in cubits (the cubit being a [long] cubit [the length of a forearm] and a hand width): the base shall be a cubit [long] and a cubit wide, with its border on its edge all around it of a span [in width]. And this shall be the height of the base of the altar.
The ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen wide on its four sides, and the border around it shall be half a cubit; and its base shall be a cubit all around, and its steps shall face the east.”
And another portion of land 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 cubits wide shall be for the Levites, the ministers of the temple (house), and they shall possess it as a place in which to live.
“You shall give the city possession of an area 5,000 cubits wide and 25,000 cubits long, alongside the portion set aside as a holy section. It shall belong to the whole house of Israel.
Behold, your people are [as weak and helpless as] women in your midst!The gates of your land are opened wide to your enemies;Fire consumes the bars across your gates.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad and easy to travel is the path that leads the way to destruction and eternal loss, and there are many who enter through it.
They do all their deeds to be seen by men; for they make their phylacteries (tefillin) wide [to make them more conspicuous] and make their tassels long.
and not only for the nation, but also for the purpose of gathering together into one body the children of God who have been scattered abroad.
Not only is there danger that this trade of ours will be discredited, but also that the [magnificent] temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited, and that she whom all Asia and the world worship will even be dethroned and lose her glorious magnificence.”
because a wide door for effective service has opened to me [in Ephesus, a very promising opportunity], and there are many adversaries.
We are speaking freely to you, Corinthians [we are keeping nothing back], and our heart is opened wide.
Now in the same way as a fair exchange [for our love toward you]—I am speaking as [I would] to children—open wide [your hearts] to us also.
So then let us not sleep [in spiritual indifference] as the rest [of the world does], but let us keep wide awake [alert and cautious] and let us be sober [self-controlled, calm, and wise].
‘I know your deeds. See, I have set before you an open door which no one is able to shut, for you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not renounced or denied My name.
And there between the throne (with the four living creatures) and among the elders I saw a Lamb (Christ) standing, [bearing scars and wounds] as though it had been slain, with seven horns (complete power) and with seven eyes (complete knowledge), which are the seven Spirits of God who have been sent [on duty] into all the earth.