Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that lookethtoward the east:2
And, behold, the glory of the God of Israelcame from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of manywaters: and the earthshined with his glory.3
And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw , even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the riverChebar; and I fell upon my face.4
And the glory of the LORDcame into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.5
So the spirit took me up , and brought me into the innercourt; and, behold, the glory of the LORDfilled the house.6
And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the manstood by me.7
And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holyname, shall the house of Israel no more defile , neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.8
In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their postby my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even defileda my holyname by their abominations that they have committed : wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.9
Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings,far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.10
Thou son of man,shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.b11
And if they be ashamed of all that they have done , shew them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and 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 ordinances thereof, and do them.
This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be mostholy. Behold, this is the law of the house.13
And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottomc shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be aspan: and this shall be the higher place of the altar.14
And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lowersettle shall be twocubits, and the breadthonecubit; and from the lessersettle even to the greatersettle shall be fourcubits, and the breadth one cubit.15
So the altarshall be fourcubits; and from the altar and upward shall be fourhorns.16
And the altar shall be twelvecubitslong,twelvebroad,square in the foursquares thereof.
And the settle shall be fourteencubitslong and fourteenbroad in the foursquares thereof; and the borderabout it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubitabout; and his stairs shall look toward the east.18
And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the LordGOD; These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon, and to sprinkleblood thereon.
And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the LordGOD, a youngbullock for a sin offering.20
And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the fourhorns of it, and on the fourcorners of the settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.
Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house,without the sanctuary.22
And on the secondday thou shalt offer a kid of the goats without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock.23
When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a youngbullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.24
And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall castsalt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the LORD.25Sevendays shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin offering: they shall also prepare a youngbullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.26Sevendays shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves .
And when these days are expired , it shall be, that upon the eighthday, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the LordGOD.