Ezekiel 43 ©
The glory of God returneth into the temple. God promiseth to dwell there, if the people will put away their sins. In order to incite them to repentance, the prophet sheweth them the model and law of the house. The measures of the altar; the ordinances thereof.
And, behold, cthe glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and dhis voice was like a noise of many waters: and ethe earth shined with his glory.
¶And he said unto me, Son of man, nthe place of my throne, and othe place of the soles of my feet, where I will pdwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel qno more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
In their rsetting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, 2and the wall between me and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed: wherefore sI have consumed them in mine anger.
And 4if they be ashamed of all that they have done, wshew them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.
¶And these are the measures of the yaltar after the cubits: The zcubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the 5bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the 6edge thereof round about shall be a span: and this shall be the higher place of the altar.
And the *settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his estairs shall look toward the east.
And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that be of the gseed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord GOD, ha young bullock for a sin offering.
And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it ion the four horns of it, and on the four corners of jthe *settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou kcleanse and purge it.
Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall 9consecrate themselves.
And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the reighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your sburnt offerings upon the altar, and your 10peace offerings; and I will taccept you, saith the Lord GOD.