Ezekiel 43:12

12 And this is the basic law of the Temple: absolute holiness! The entire top of the mountain where the Temple is built is holy. Yes, this is the basic law of the Temple.

Ezekiel 43:12 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 43:12

This is the law of the house
Which follows, the more general one, which comprehends the rest: upon the top of the mountain;
denoting the exaltation and visibility of the church of Christ in the latter day, as well as its firmness and stability; see ( Isaiah 2:2 Isaiah 2:3 ) : the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy;
all belonging to it shall be as the most holy place in the temple, sacred to the Lord; laws, ordinances, doctrines, worship, members, ministers, all holy; nothing said or done, or have a place here, but what is holy; see ( Zechariah 14:20 Zechariah 14:21 ) : this is the law of the house;
the principal one, according to which are directed and governed.

Ezekiel 43:12 In-Context

10 “Son of man, describe to the people of Israel the Temple I have shown you, so they will be ashamed of all their sins. Let them study its plan,
11 and they will be ashamed of what they have done. Describe to them all the specifications of the Temple—including its entrances and exits—and everything else about it. Tell them about its decrees and laws. Write down all these specifications and decrees as they watch so they will be sure to remember and follow them.
12 And this is the basic law of the Temple: absolute holiness! The entire top of the mountain where the Temple is built is holy. Yes, this is the basic law of the Temple.
13 “These are the measurements of the altar : There is a gutter all around the altar 21 inches deep and 21 inches wide, with a curb 9 inches wide around its edge. And this is the height of the altar:
14 From the gutter the altar rises 3 feet to a lower ledge that surrounds the altar and is 21 inches wide. From the lower ledge the altar rises 7 feet to the upper ledge that is also 21 inches wide.