And He said to me, "1Son of man, thussays the LordaGOD, 'These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is built, to offer2burntofferings on it and to 3sprinkleblood on it.
'You shall give to the Leviticalpriestswho are from the offspring of 4Zadok, who draw5near to Me to minister to Me,' declares the LordGOD, 'a 6youngbull for a 7sinoffering.
'You shall takesome of its blood and put it on its four8horns and on the fourcorners of the 9ledge and on the borderroundabout; thus you shall 10cleanse it and makeatonement for it.
'You shall also take the bull for the sinoffering, and it shall be 11burned in the appointedplace of the house, outside the sanctuary.
'On the secondday you shall offer a 12malegoatwithoutblemish for a sinoffering, and they shall 13cleanse the altar as they cleansed it with the bull.
'When you have finishedcleansing it, you shall present a 14youngbullwithoutblemish and a 15ramwithoutblemish from the flock.
'You shall present them before the LORD, and the priests shall throw16salt on them, and they shall offer them up as a burntoffering to the LORD.
'17For 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 bconsecrate it.
'When they have completed the days, it shall be that on the 18eighthday and onward, the priests shall coffer your burntofferings on the altar, and your 19peaceofferings; and I will 20accept you,' declares the LordGOD."