Then he said to me, "Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: These will be the regulations for sacrificing burnt offerings1 and sprinkling blood2 upon the altar when it is built:
You are to give a young bull3 as a sin offering to the priests, who are Levites, of the family of Zadok,4 who come near5 to minister before me, declares the Sovereign LORD.
You are to take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the altar6 and on the four corners of the upper ledge7 and all around the rim, and so purify the altar8 and make atonement for it.
You are to take the bull for the sin offering and burn it in the designated part of the temple area outside the sanctuary.922
"On the second day you are to offer a male goat without defect for a sin offering, and the altar is to be purified as it was purified with the bull.
When you have finished purifying it, you are to offer a young bull and a ram from the flock, both without defect.1024
You are to offer them before the LORD, and the priests are to sprinkle salt11 on them and sacrifice them as a burnt offering to the LORD.
"For seven days12 you are to provide a male goat daily for a sin offering; you are also to provide a young bull and a ram from the flock, both without defect.1326
For seven days they are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it; thus they will dedicate it.
At the end of these days, from the eighth day14 on, the priests are to present your burnt offerings15 and fellowship offeringsa16 on the altar. Then I will accept you, declares the Sovereign LORD."