Ezekiel 43

Return of the Lord’s Glory and Description of Sacrifices and Worship

1 And he brought me to the gate which [was] {facing east}.
2 And, look! The glory of the God of Israel, it came from the way of the east, and its sound [was] like [the] sound of many waters and the land radiated due to his glory!
3 And the appearance of the vision which I saw [was] as the vision which I saw at his coming to destroy the city, and [these] visions [were] [also] as the vision which I saw by the {Kebar River}, and I fell on my face.
4 And [then] the glory of Yahweh came to the temple {by the way of the gate facing east}.
5 And [the] Spirit lifted me and it brought me to the inner courtyard and, look! The glory of Yahweh filled the temple!
6 And I heard [someone] speaking to me from the house, and a man was standing beside me.
7 And he said to me, "Son of man, [this is] the place of my throne and the place for the soles of my feet {where I will dwell} in the midst of the {Israelites} to eternity, and they, the house of Israel, they and their kings, will not again defile {my holy name} with their fornication and with their offerings for the dead of their kings [on] their high places.
8 {When they placed their threshold} with my threshold, their doorframe beside my doorframe and the wall [was] between me and between them, then they defiled {my holy name}, with their detestable things that they did, and [so] I consumed them in my anger.
9 Now let them send their fornication far away and the offerings for the dead of their kings [away] from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them {forever}.
10 You, son of man, describe [to] the house of Israel the temple and let them be ashamed of their iniquities and let them measure the pattern.
11 And if they are ashamed of all that they did, [then] the plan of the temple and its arrangement and its exits and its entrances and all of its plans and all of its statutes. And all of its plans and all of its laws make known [to] them and write [them] before their eyes, so that they may remember all of its plans and all of its statutes, so that they do them!
12 This [is] the law of the temple: On the top of the mountain, all of its territory, {all the way around it}, {will be most holy}. Look, this [is] the law of the temple.
13 And these [are] the measurements of the altar in the cubits (a cubit [is] a cubit and a handbreadth): now its gutter {is a cubit in depth by a cubit in width} and its rim along its edge all around is one span, and this [is] [also] the height of the altar.
14 And from the gutter at the ground up to the lower ledge [is] two cubits, and [its] width [is] one cubit, and from the small ledge up to the large ledge [is] four cubits, and [its] width [is] one cubit.
15 And the altar hearth [was] four cubits, and from the altar hearth and {upwards} [were] the four horns [of the altar].
16 And the altar hearth [was] {twelve} [cubits] [in] length and {twelve} [cubits] [in] width; [it was] {squared on its four sides}.
17 And the ledge [was] {fourteen} [cubits] in length with {fourteen} [cubits] [its] width to [all] four of its sides, and a rim [was] all around it of one-half cubit. And the gutter for it [was] a cubit all around, and its steps [were] facing east."
18 And he said to me, "Son of man, thus says the Lord Yahweh: 'These [are] the statutes of the altar on the day {when it is made}, to sacrifice a burnt offering on it and to sprinkle blood on it.
19 And you must give to the Levitical priests who [are] from the offspring of Zadok, the [ones] [coming] near me," {declares} the Lord Yahweh, "to serve me, a bull, {a calf} as [a] sin offering.
20 You must take some of its blood and put [it] on {the four horns of the altar}, and the four corners of the ledge, and on the rim all around; thus you must purify it and make atonement for it.
21 And you must take the bull, the sin offering, and you must burn it in the designated place of the temple outside of the holy place.
22 And on the second day you must offer a he-goat without defect as [a] sin offering, and they must purify the altar {like} they purified with the bull.
23 {When you are finished} from purifying, you must offer a bull, {a calf}, without defect, and a ram from the flock without defect.
24 And you must bring them near {before} Yahweh, and the priests must throw salt on them, and they must offer them [as] a burnt offering to Yahweh.
25 [For] seven days you must provide a goat of sin offering for the day and a bull, {a calf}, and a ram from the flock without defect; you must provide [them].
26 Seven days they must purify the altar and they must cleanse it and [so] {they will consecrate it}.
27 And they will finish the days, {and then} on the eighth day and beyond [that] the priests will offer on the altar your burnt offerings and your fellowship offerings, and [then] I will be pleased with you," {declares} the Lord Yahweh.
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