43 1Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh
toward the east.
2And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from
the way of the east: and his voice was like the sound of many waters; and the
earth shined with his glory.
3And it was according to the appearance of
the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came
to destroy the city; and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the
river Chebar; and I fell upon my face.
4And the glory of Jehovah came
into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.
5And the Spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and,
behold, the glory of Jehovah filled the house.
6And I heard one speaking
unto me out of the house; and a man stood by me.
7And he said unto me,
Son of man, this is the place of my throne, and the place of the
soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel
for ever. And the house of Israel shall no more defile my holy name, neither
they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, and by the dead bodies of their
kings in their high places;
8in their setting of their threshold
by my threshold, and their door-post beside my door-post, and there was
but the wall between me and them; and they have defiled my holy name
by their abominations which they have committed: wherefore I have consumed
them in mine anger.
9Now let them put away their whoredom, and the dead
bodies of their kings, far from me; and I will dwell in the midst of them for
10Thou, son of man, show the house to the house of Israel, that
they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the pattern.
11And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, make known unto them
the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the egresses thereof, and
the entrances 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.
12This is the law of the house: upon the
top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy.
Behold, this is the law of the house.
13And these are the measures of the
altar by cubits (the cubit is a cubit and a handbreadth): the bottom shall be
a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge thereof
round about a span; and this shall be the base of the altar.
the bottom upon the ground to the lower ledge shall be two cubits, and the
breadth one cubit; and from the lesser ledge to the greater ledge shall be
four cubits, and the breadth a cubit.
15And the upper altar shall be four
cubits; and from the altar hearth and upward there shall be four horns.
16And the altar hearth shall be twelve cubits long by twelve
broad, square in the four sides thereof.
17And the ledge shall be
fourteen cubits long by fourteen broad in the four sides thereof; and
the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a
cubit round about; and the steps thereof shall look toward the east.
18And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord Jehovah: These are
the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer
burnt-offerings thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon.
19Thou shalt give
to the priests the Levites that are of the seed of Zadok, who are near unto
me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord Jehovah, a young bullock for a
20And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on
the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the ledge, and upon the
border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse it and make atonement for it.
21Thou shalt also take the bullock of the sin-offering, and it shall be
burnt in the appointed place of the house, without the sanctuary.
on the second day thou shalt offer a he-goat without blemish for a
sin-offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with
23When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt
offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without
24And thou shalt bring them near before Jehovah, and the priests
shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt-offering
25Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a
sin-offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the
flock, without blemish.
26Seven days shall they make atonement for the
altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.
27And when they have
accomplished the days, it shall be that upon the eighth day, and forward, the
priests shall make your burnt-offerings upon the altar, and your
peace-offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord Jehovah.