Ezekiel 43:7-17 NIV

7 He said: “Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place for the soles of my feet. This is where I will live among the Israelites forever. The people of Israel will never again defile my holy name—neither they nor their kings—by their prostitution and the funeral offeringsa for their kings at their death.b

References for Ezekiel 43:7

    • Ú 43:7 - Or "the memorial monuments" ; also in verse 9
    • Û 43:7 - Or "their high places"
      8 When they placed their threshold next to my threshold and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them, they defiled my holy name by their detestable practices. So I destroyed them in my anger.
      9 Now let them put away from me their prostitution and the funeral offerings for their kings, and I will live among them forever.

      References for Ezekiel 43:9

      10 “Son of man, describe the temple to the people of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their sins. Let them consider its perfection,

      References for Ezekiel 43:10

      11 and if they are ashamed of all they have done, make known to them the design of the temple—its arrangement, its exits and entrances—its whole design and all its regulationsc and laws. Write these down before them so that they may be faithful to its design and follow all its regulations.

      References for Ezekiel 43:11

        • Ü 43:11 - Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts "regulations and its whole design"
          12 “This is the law of the temple: All the surrounding area on top of the mountain will be most holy. Such is the law of the temple.

          References for Ezekiel 43:12

          The Great Altar Restored

          13 “These are the measurements of the altar in long cubits,d that cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth: Its gutter is a cubit deep and a cubit wide, with a rim of one spane around the edge. And this is the height of the altar:

          References for Ezekiel 43:13

            • Ý 43:13 - That is, about 21 inches or about 53 centimeters; also in verses 14 and 17. The long cubit is the basic unit for linear measurement throughout Ezekiel 40–48.
            • Þ 43:13 - That is, about 11 inches or about 27 centimeters
              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.f 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.g

              References for Ezekiel 43:14

                • 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.

                  References for Ezekiel 43:15

                  16 The altar hearth is square, twelve cubitsh long and twelve cubits wide.

                  References for Ezekiel 43:16

                    • á 43:16 - That is, about 21 feet or about 6.4 meters
                      17 The upper ledge also is square, fourteen cubitsi long and fourteen cubits wide. All around the altar is a gutter of one cubit with a rim of half a cubit.j The steps of the altar face east.”

                      References for Ezekiel 43:17

                        • 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