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.