And He said to me, "3Son of man, thussays the LordbGOD, 'These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is built, to offer4burntofferings on it and to 5sprinkleblood on it.
'You shall give to the Leviticalpriestswho are from the offspring of 6Zadok, who draw7near to Me to minister to Me,' declares the LordGOD, 'a 8youngbull for a 9sinoffering.
'You shall takesome of its blood and put it on its four10horns and on the fourcorners of the 11ledge and on the borderroundabout; thus you shall 12cleanse it and makeatonement for it.
'You shall also take the bull for the sinoffering, and it shall be 13burned in the appointedplace of the house, outside the sanctuary.
'On the secondday you shall offer a 14malegoatwithoutblemish for a sinoffering, and they shall 15cleanse the altar as they cleansed it with the bull.
'When you have finishedcleansing it, you shall present a 16youngbullwithoutblemish and a 17ramwithoutblemish from the flock.
'You shall present them before the LORD, and the priests shall throw18salt on them, and they shall offer them up as a burntoffering to the LORD.
'19For sevendays you shall preparedaily a goat for a sinoffering; also a youngbull and a ram from the flock, withoutblemish, shall be prepared.
'For sevendays they shall makeatonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they cconsecrate it.
'When they have completed the days, it shall be that on the 20eighthday and onward, the priests shall doffer your burntofferings on the altar, and your 21peaceofferings; and I will 22accept you,' declares the LordGOD."