And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottoma shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be aspan: and this shall be the higher place of the altar.14
And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lowersettle shall be twocubits, and the breadthonecubit; and from the lessersettle even to the greatersettle shall be fourcubits, and the breadth one cubit.15
So the altarshall be fourcubits; and from the altar and upward shall be fourhorns.16
And the altar shall be twelvecubitslong,twelvebroad,square in the foursquares thereof.
And the settle shall be fourteencubitslong and fourteenbroad in the foursquares thereof; and the borderabout it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubitabout; and his stairs shall look toward the east.18
And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the LordGOD; These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon, and to sprinkleblood thereon.
And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the LordGOD, a youngbullock for a sin offering.20
And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the fourhorns of it, and on the fourcorners of the settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.
Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house,without the sanctuary.22
And on the secondday thou shalt offer a kid of the goats without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock.23
When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a youngbullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.24
And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall castsalt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the LORD.25Sevendays shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin offering: they shall also prepare a youngbullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.26Sevendays shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves .
And when these days are expired , it shall be, that upon the eighthday, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the LordGOD.