13 These are the measurements of the altar, using royal measurements. (The royal measuring stick was 21 inches long.) The base of the altar was 21 inches high and 21 inches wide. All around the edge of the altar was a rim measuring 9 inches wide. This was the height of the altar:
14 From the base on the ground to the lower ledge it was 3½ feet high, and from the lower ledge to the upper ledge it was 7 feet high and 21 inches wide.
15 The place where the sacrifices were burned was 7 feet high. There were four horns above it.
16 It was square, 21 feet wide and 21 feet long.
17 The upper ledge was also square. It was 24½ feet long and 24½ feet wide. It had a rim all the way around that was 10½ inches wide. Its base was 21 inches. The steps to the altar faced east.
18 Then the man said to me, "Son of man, this is what the Almighty LORD says: These are the rules for sacrificing burnt offerings and for sprinkling blood on the altar after the altar is built.
19 Give a young bull to the priests as an offering for sin. These priests are Zadok's descendants, men from the tribe of Levi, who can come near me and serve me.
20 Take some of the bull's blood, and put it on the altar's four horns, on the four corners of the ledge, and on the rim all the way around the altar. When you do this, you will remove sin from the altar and make peace with the LORD.
21 Then take a young bull as an offering for sin, and burn it in the place appointed near the temple, outside the holy place.
22 "On the second day bring a male goat that has no defects as an offering for sin. Remove sin from the altar as you did with the young bull.
23 When you finish removing sin, offer a young bull and a ram that have no defects.
24 Offer them to the LORD. The priests must throw salt on them and offer them as burnt offerings to the LORD.
25 Every day for seven days you must sacrifice a goat, a young bull, and a ram from the flock as an offering for sin. They must be animals that have no defects.
26 For seven days the priests should make peace with the LORD at the altar, purify it, and consecrate it.
27 When those days are over, on the eighth day, the priests must sacrifice burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar. Then I will accept them, declares the Almighty LORD."