Ezekiel 43:13-27 TNIV

The Great Altar Restored

13 "These are the measurements of the altar1 in long cubits,a that cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth: Its gutter is a cubit deep and a cubit wide, with a rim of one spanb around the edge. And this is the height of the altar:

References for Ezekiel 43:13

    • e 43:13 - That is, about 21 inches or about 52 centimeters; also in verses 14 and 17. The long cubit is the basic unit for linear measurement throughout Ezekiel 40-48.
    • f 43:13 - That is, about 10 inches or about 26 centimeters
      14 From the gutter on the ground up to the lower ledge that goes around the altar it is two cubits high, and the ledge is a cubit wide.c From this lower ledge to the upper ledge that goes around the altar it is four cubits high, and that ledge is also a cubit wide.d

      References for Ezekiel 43:14

        • g 43:14 - That is, about 3 1/2 feet high and 1 3/4 feet wide or about 104 centimeters high and 52 centimeters wide
        • h 43:14 - That is, about 7 feet high and 1 3/4 feet wide or about 2.1 meters high and 52 centimeters wide
          15 Above that, the altar hearth2 is four cubits high, and four horns3 project upward from the hearth.

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          16 The altar hearth is square, twelve cubitse long and twelve cubits wide.4

          References for Ezekiel 43:16

            • i 43:16 - That is, about 21 feet or about 6.2 meters
              17 The upper ledge5 also is square, fourteen cubitsf long and fourteen cubits wide. All around the altar is a gutter of one cubit with a rim of half a cubit.g The steps6 of the altar face east.7"

              References for Ezekiel 43:17

                • j 43:17 - That is, about 24 feet or about 7.3 meters
                • k 43:17 - That is, about 10 inches or about 26 centimeters
                  18 Then he said to me, "Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: These will be the regulations for sacrificing burnt offerings8 and splashing blood9 against the altar when it is built:

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                  19 You are to give a young bull10 as a sin offeringh to the Levitical priests of the family of Zadok,11 who come near12 to minister before me, declares the Sovereign LORD.

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                    • l 43:19 - Or "purification offering"; also in verses 21, 22 and 25
                      20 You are to take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the altar13 and on the four corners of the upper ledge14 and all around the rim, and so purify the altar15 and make atonement for it.

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                          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.16

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                          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.
                          23 When you have finished purifying it, you are to offer a young bull and a ram from the flock, both without defect.17

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                          24 You are to offer them before the LORD, and the priests are to sprinkle salt18 on them and sacrifice them as a burnt offering to the LORD.

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                          25 "For seven days19 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.20

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                          26 For seven days they are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it; thus they will dedicate it.
                          27 At the end of these days, from the eighth day21 on, the priests are to present your burnt offerings22 and fellowship offerings23 on the altar. Then I will accept you, declares the Sovereign LORD."

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