Return of the Lord's Glory

1 He led me to the gate, the one that faces east,

References for Ezekiel 43:1

      2 and I saw the glory of the God of Israela coming from the east.b His voice sounded like the roar of mighty waters, and the earth shone with His glory.c

      References for Ezekiel 43:2

        • a 43:2 - Ezk 1:28; 3:23; 10:4-5,18-19
        • b 43:2 - Ezk 11:22-23
        • c 43:2 - Ezk 10:4
          3 The vision I saw was like the one I had seen when Hed came to destroy the city,e and like the ones I had seen by the Chebar Canal.f I fell facedown.g

          References for Ezekiel 43:3

            • d 43:3 - Some Hb mss, Theod, Vg; other Hb mss, LXX, Syr read I
            • e 43:3 - Ezk 9:1
            • f 43:3 - Ezk 1:3
            • g 43:3 - Ezk 1:28; 3:23
              4 The glory of the Lord entered the temple by way of the gate that faced east.
              5 Then the Spirit lifted me uph and brought me to the inner court, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.

              References for Ezekiel 43:5

                • h 43:5 - Ezk 3:14; 8:3; 11:1,24
                  6 While the man was standing beside me, I heard someone speaking to me from the temple.
                  7 He said to me: "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place for the soles of My feet,i where I will dwell among the Israelites forever.j [The house of] Israel and their kings will no longer defile My holy name by their [religious] prostitution and by the corpseskl of their kings at their high

                  References for Ezekiel 43:7

                    • i 43:7 - Isa 60:13
                    • j 43:7 - Ezk 37:26-28
                    • k 43:7 - Or monuments
                    • l 43:7 - Lv 26:30
                    • m 43:7 - Some Hb mss, Theod, Tg read their death
                    • n 43:7 - Ezk 6:3-5
                      8 Whenever they placed their threshold next to My threshold and their doorposts beside My doorposts, with [only] a wall between Me and them, they were defiling My holy name by the abominations they committed. So I destroyed them in My anger.
                      9 Now let them remove their prostitution and the corpseso of their kings far from Me, and I will dwell among them forever.p

                      References for Ezekiel 43:9

                        • o 43:9 - Or monuments
                        • p 43:9 - Ezk 37:26-28
                          10 "As for you, son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel,q so that they may be ashamed of their iniquities.r Let them measure [its] pattern,

                          References for Ezekiel 43:10

                              11 and they will be ashamed of all that they have done. Reveals the design of the temple to them-its layout with its exits and entrances-its complete design along with all its statutes, design specifications, and laws. Write it down in their sight so that they may observe its complete design and all its statutes and may carry them out.

                              References for Ezekiel 43:11

                                • s 43:11 - LXX, Vg; MT reads pattern. Verse 11: And if they are ashamed . . . done, reveal
                                  12 This is the law of the temple: all its surrounding territory on top of the mountaint will be especially holy.u Yes, this is the law of the temple.

                                  References for Ezekiel 43:12

                                      The Altar

                                      13 "These are the measurements of the altar in units of length (each unit being the standard length plus three inches):vw the gutter is 21 inchesx [deep] and 21 inches wide, with a rim of nine inchesy around its edge. This is the basez of the altar.

                                      References for Ezekiel 43:13

                                        • v 43:13 - Lit in cubits (a cubit being a cubit plus a handbreadth)
                                        • w 43:13 - Ezk 40:5
                                        • x 43:13 - Lit one cubit
                                        • y 43:13 - Lit one span
                                        • z 43:13 - LXX reads height
                                          14 [The distance] from the gutter on the ground to the lower ledge is three and a half feet,{ and the width [of the ledge] is 21 inches.| There are seven feet} from the small ledge to the large ledge, [whose] width is also 21 inches.

                                          References for Ezekiel 43:14

                                            • { 43:14 - Lit two cubits
                                            • | 43:14 - Lit one cubit
                                            • } 43:14 - Lit four cubits
                                              15 The altar hearth~ is seven feet [high], and four horns€ project upward from the hearth.

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                                                  16 The hearth is square, 21 feet long by 21 feet wide.

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                                                    •  43:16 - Lit 12 cubits
                                                      17 The ledge is 24 and a half feet‚ long by 24 and a half feet wide, with four equal sides. The rim all around it is 10 and a half inches,ƒ and its gutter is 21 inches„ all around it. The altar's steps face east."

                                                      References for Ezekiel 43:17

                                                        • ‚ 43:17 - Lit 14 cubits
                                                        • ƒ 43:17 - Lit one-half cubit
                                                        • „ 43:17 - Lit one cubit
                                                          18 Then He said to me: "Son of man, this is what the Lord God says: These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is constructed, so that burnt offerings may be sacrificed on it and blood may be sprinkled on it:…

                                                          References for Ezekiel 43:18

                                                            • … 43:18 - Ex 29:36-37; Lv 8:14-15; 2 Ch 7:9
                                                              19 You are to give a bull from the herd as a sin offering to the Levitical priests who are from the offspring of Zadok, who approach Me in order to serve Me." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God .
                                                              20 "You must take some of its blood and apply [it] to the four horns of the altar, the four corners of the ledge, and all around the rim. In this way you will purify the altar and make atonement for it.†

                                                              References for Ezekiel 43:20

                                                                  21 Then you must take away the bull for the sin offering, and it must be burned outside the sanctuary in the place appointed for the temple.
                                                                  22 "On the second day you are to present an unblemished male goat as a sin offering. They will purify the altar just as they did with the bull.
                                                                  23 When you have finished the purification, you are to present a young, unblemished bull and an unblemished ram from the flock.
                                                                  24 You must present them before the Lord; the priests will throw salt on them and sacrifice them as a burnt offering to the Lord.
                                                                  25 You will offer a goat for a sin offering each day for seven days. A young bull and a ram from the flock, both unblemished, must also be offered.
                                                                  26 For seven days the priests are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it. In this way they will consecrate it‡

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                                                                    • ‡ 43:26 - Lit will fill its hands
                                                                      27 and complete the days [of purification]. Then on the eighth dayˆ and afterwards, the priests will offer your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar, and I will accept you." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God .

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