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Ezekiel 43

Vision of the Glory of God Filling the Temple

1 Then he led me to the 1gate, the gate facing toward the east;
2 and behold, the 2glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the 3east. And His 4voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth 5shone with His glory.
3 And it was like the appearance of the vision which I saw, like the 6vision which I saw when He came to 7destroy the city. And the visions were like the vision which I saw by the 8river Chebar; and I 9fell on my face.
4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate facing toward the 10east.
5 And the 11Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the 12glory of the LORD filled the house.
6 Then I heard one speaking to me from the house, while a 13man was standing beside me.
7 He said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of My 14throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where * I will 15dwell among the sons of Israel forever. And the house of Israel will not again defile My holy name, neither they nor their kings, by their harlotry and by the 16corpses of their kings when they die,
8 by setting their threshold by My threshold and their door post beside My door post, with only the wall between Me and them. And they have 17defiled My holy name by their abominations which they have committed. So I have consumed them in My anger.
9 "Now let them 18put away their harlotry and the corpses of their kings far from Me; and I will 19dwell among them forever.
10 "As for you, son of man, 20describe the temple to the house of Israel, that they may be 21ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the 22plan.
11 "If they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the house, its structure, its 23exits, its entrances, all its designs, all its statutes, and all its laws. And write it 24in their sight, so that they may observe its whole design and all its statutes and 25do them.
12 "This is the law of the house: its entire area on the top of the 26mountain all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

The Altar of Sacrifice

13 "And these are the measurements of the 27altar by cubits (the 28cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth ): the base shall be a cubit and the width a cubit, and its border on its edge round about one span; and this shall be the height of the base of the altar.
14 "From the base on the ground to the lower 29ledge shall be two cubits and the width one cubit; and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge shall be four cubits and the width one cubit.
15 "The altar hearth shall be four cubits; and from the altar hearth shall extend upwards four 30horns.
16 "Now the altar hearth shall be twelve * cubits long by twelve * wide, 31square in its four sides.
17 "The ledge shall be fourteen * cubits long by fourteen * wide in its four sides, the border around it shall be half a cubit and its base shall be a cubit round about; and its 32steps shall 33face the east."

The Offerings

18 And He said to me, "34Son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, 'These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is built, to offer 35burnt offerings on it and to 36sprinkle blood on it.
19 'You shall give to the Levitical priests who are from the offspring of 37Zadok, who draw 38near to Me to minister to Me,' declares the Lord GOD, 'a 39young bull for a 40sin offering.
20 'You shall take some of its blood and put it on its four 41horns and on the four corners of the 42ledge and on the border round about; thus you shall 43cleanse it and make atonement for it.
21 'You shall also take the bull for the sin offering, and it shall be 44burned in the appointed place of the house, outside * the sanctuary.
22 'On the second day you shall offer a 45male goat without blemish for a sin offering, and they shall 46cleanse the altar as they cleansed it with the bull.
23 'When you have finished cleansing it, you shall present a 47young bull without blemish and a 48ram without blemish from the flock.
24 'You shall present them before the LORD, and the priests shall throw 49salt on them, and they shall offer them up as a burnt offering to the LORD.
25 '50For seven days you shall prepare daily a goat for a sin offering; also a young bull and a ram from the flock, without blemish, shall be prepared.
26 'For seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate * it.
27 'When they have completed the days, it shall be that on the 51eighth day and onward, the priests shall offer your burnt offerings on the altar, and your 52peace offerings; and I will 53accept you,' declares the Lord GOD."
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