in that they set their threshold by my threshold, and their post by my post, and [there was only] a wall between me and them, and they defiled my holy name with their abominations which they committed; and I consumed them in mine anger.
Now let them put away their fornication, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.
Thou, son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be confounded at their iniquities; and let them measure the pattern.
And if they be confounded at all that they have done, make known to them the form of the house, and its fashion, and its goings out, and its comings in, and all its forms, and all its statutes, yea, all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof; and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the statutes thereof, and do them.
This is the law of the house: Upon the top of the mountain all its border round about is most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
And these are the measures of the altar in cubits: the cubit is a cubit and a hand breadth. The bottom was a cubit [in height] and the breadth a cubit, and its border on the edge thereof round about, one span: and this was the base a of the altar.
And from the bottom upon the ground b to the lower settle was two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the small settle to the great settle, c four cubits, and the breadth a cubit.
And the upper altar d was four cubits; and from the hearth of God and upward were four horns.
And the hearth of God was twelve [cubits] long, by twelve broad, square in the four sides thereof.
And the settle was fourteen [cubits] long by fourteen broad in the four sides thereof; and the border about it, half a cubit; and the bottom thereof a cubit round about: and its steps looked toward the east.
And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord Jehovah: These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer up burnt-offerings thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon.