14 From the gutter on the ground up to the lower ledge that goes around the altar it is two cubits high, and the ledge is a cubit wide.a From this lower ledge to the upper ledge that goes around the altar it is four cubits high, and that ledge is also a cubit wide.b
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    • ß 43:14 - That is, about 3 1/2 feet high and 1 3/4 feet wide or about 105 centimeters high and 53 centimeters wide
    • à 43:14 - That is, about 7 feet high and 1 3/4 feet wide or about 2.1 meters high and 53 centimeters wide
      15 Above that, the altar hearth is four cubits high, and four horns project upward from the hearth.
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      16 The altar hearth is square, twelve cubitsc long and twelve cubits wide.
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        • á 43:16 - That is, about 21 feet or about 6.4 meters
          17 The upper ledge also is square, fourteen cubitsd long and fourteen cubits wide. All around the altar is a gutter of one cubit with a rim of half a cubit.e The steps of the altar face east.”
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            • â 43:17 - That is, about 25 feet or about 7.4 meters
            • ã 43:17 - That is, about 11 inches or about 27 centimeters
              18 Then he said to me, “Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: These will be the regulations for sacrificing burnt offerings and splashing blood against the altar when it is built:
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              19 You are to give a young bull as a sin offeringf to the Levitical priests of the family of Zadok, who come near to minister before me, declares the Sovereign LORD.
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                • ä 43:19 - Or "purification offering" ; also in verses 21, 22 and 25
                  20 You are to take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the altar and on the four corners of the upper ledge and all around the rim, and so purify the altar and make atonement for it.
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                  21 You are to take the bull for the sin offering and burn it in the designated part of the temple area outside the sanctuary.
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                  22 “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.
                  23 When you have finished purifying it, you are to offer a young bull and a ram from the flock, both without defect.
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                  24 You are to offer them before the LORD, and the priests are to sprinkle salt on them and sacrifice them as a burnt offering to the LORD.
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