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Ezekiel 43

MSG 1 The man brought me to the east gate. NIV 1 Then the man brought me to the gate facing east, MSG 2 Oh! The bright Glory of the God of Israel rivered out of the east sounding like the roar of floodwaters, and the earth itself glowed with the bright Glory. NIV 2 and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory. MSG 3 It looked just like what I had seen when he came to destroy the city, exactly like what I had seen earlier at the Kebar River. And again I fell, face to the ground. NIV 3 The vision I saw was like the vision I had seen when he came to destroy the city and like the visions I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell facedown. MSG 4 The bright Glory of God poured into the Temple through the east gate. NIV 4 The glory of the LORD entered the temple through the gate facing east. MSG 5 The Spirit put me on my feet and led me to the inside courtyard and - oh! the bright Glory of God filled the Temple! NIV 5 Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. MSG 6 I heard someone speaking to me from inside the Temple while the man stood beside me. NIV 6 While the man was standing beside me, I heard someone speaking to me from inside the temple. MSG 7 He said, "Son of man, this is the place for my throne, the place I'll plant my feet. This is the place where I'll live with the Israelites forever. Neither the people of Israel nor their kings will ever again drag my holy name through the mud with their whoring and the no-god idols their kings set up at all the wayside shrines. NIV 7 He said: "Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place for the soles of my feet. This is where I will live among the Israelites forever. The house of Israel will never again defile my holy name--neither they nor their kings--by their prostitution and the lifeless idols of their kings at their high places. MSG 8 When they set up their worship shrines right alongside mine with only a thin wall between them, they dragged my holy name through the mud with their obscene and vile worship. Is it any wonder that I destroyed them in anger? NIV 8 When they placed their threshold next to my threshold and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them, they defiled my holy name by their detestable practices. So I destroyed them in my anger. MSG 9 So let them get rid of their whoring ways and the stinking no-god idols introduced by their kings and I'll move in and live with them forever. NIV 9 Now let them put away from me their prostitution and the lifeless idols of their kings, and I will live among them forever. MSG 10 "Son of man, tell the people of Israel all about the Temple so they'll be dismayed by their wayward lives. Get them to go over the layout. NIV 10 "Son of man, describe the temple to the people of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their sins. Let them consider the plan, MSG 11 That will bring them up short. Show them the whole plan of the Temple, its ins and outs, the proportions, the regulations, and the laws. Draw a picture so they can see the design and meaning and live by its design and intent. NIV 11 and if they are ashamed of all they have done, make known to them the design of the temple--its arrangement, its exits and entrances--its whole design and all its regulations and laws. Write these down before them so that they may be faithful to its design and follow all its regulations. MSG 12 "This is the law of the Temple: As it radiates from the top of the mountain, everything around it becomes holy ground. Yes, this is law, the meaning, of the Temple. NIV 12 "This is the law of the temple: All the surrounding area on top of the mountain will be most holy. Such is the law of the temple. MSG 13 "These are the dimensions of the altar, using the long (twenty-one-inch) ruler. The gutter at its base is twenty-one inches NIV 13 "These are the measurements of the altar in long cubits, that cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth: Its gutter is a cubit deep and a cubit wide, with a rim of one span around the edge. And this is the height of the altar: MSG 14 deep and twenty-one inches wide, with a four-inch lip around its edge. NIV 14 From the gutter on the ground up to the lower ledge it is two cubits high and a cubit wide, and from the smaller ledge up to the larger ledge it is four cubits high and a cubit wide. MSG 15 The altar hearth is another seven feet high. Four horns stick upward from the hearth twenty-one inches high. NIV 15 The altar hearth is four cubits high, and four horns project upward from the hearth. MSG 16 "The top of the altar, the hearth, is square, twenty-one by twenty-one feet. NIV 16 The altar hearth is square, twelve cubits long and twelve cubits wide. MSG 17 The upper ledge is also square, twenty-four and a half feet on each side, with a ten-and-a-half-inch lip and a twenty-one-inch-wide gutter all the way around. "The steps of the altar ascend from the east." NIV 17 The upper ledge also is square, fourteen cubits long and fourteen cubits wide, with a rim of half a cubit and a gutter of a cubit all around. The steps of the altar face east." MSG 18 Then the man said to me, "Son of man, God, the Master, says: 'These are the ordinances for conduct at the altar when it is built, for sacrificing burnt offerings and sprinkling blood on it. NIV 18 Then he said to me, "Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: These will be the regulations for sacrificing burnt offerings and sprinkling blood upon the altar when it is built: MSG 19 "'For a sin offering, give a bull to the priests, the Levitical priests who are from the family of Zadok who come into my presence to serve me. NIV 19 You are to give a young bull as a sin offering to the priests, who are Levites, of the family of Zadok, who come near to minister before me, declares the Sovereign LORD. MSG 20 Take some of its blood and smear it on the four horns of the altar that project from the four corners of the top ledge and all around the lip. That's to purify the altar and make it fit for the sacrifice. NIV 20 You are to take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the altar and on the four corners of the upper ledge and all around the rim, and so purify the altar and make atonement for it. MSG 21 Then take the bull for the sin offerings and burn it in the place set aside for this in the courtyard outside the Sanctuary. NIV 21 You are to take the bull for the sin offering and burn it in the designated part of the temple area outside the sanctuary. MSG 22 "'On the second day, offer a male goat without blemish for a sin offering. Purify the altar the same as you purified it for the bull. NIV 22 "On the second day you are to offer a male goat without defect for a sin offering, and the altar is to be purified as it was purified with the bull. MSG 23 Then, when you have purified it, offer a bull without blemish and a ram without blemish from the flock. NIV 23 When you have finished purifying it, you are to offer a young bull and a ram from the flock, both without defect. MSG 24 Present them before God. Sprinkle salt on them and offer them as a burnt offering to God. NIV 24 You are to offer them before the LORD, and the priests are to sprinkle salt on them and sacrifice them as a burnt offering to the LORD. MSG 25 "'For seven days, prepare a goat for a sin offering daily, and also a bull and a ram from the flock, animals without blemish. NIV 25 "For seven days you are to provide a male goat daily for a sin offering; you are also to provide a young bull and a ram from the flock, both without defect. MSG 26 For seven days the priests are to get the altar ready for its work, purifying it. This is how you dedicate it. NIV 26 For seven days they are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it; thus they will dedicate it. MSG 27 "'After these seven days of dedication, from the eighth day on, the priests will present your burnt offerings and your peace offerings. And I'll accept you with pleasure, with delight! Decree of God, the Master.'" NIV 27 At the end of these days, from the eighth day on, the priests are to present your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar. Then I will accept you, declares the Sovereign LORD."