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Ezekiel 43

Book of Ezekiel - Chapter 43

Ezekiel 43:1

Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looks toward the east.

Ezekiel 43:2

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.

Ezekiel 43:3

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 on my face.

Ezekiel 43:4

The glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.

Ezekiel 43:5

The Spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.

Ezekiel 43:6

I heard one speaking to me out of the house; and a man stood by me.

Ezekiel 43:7

He said to 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 forever. The house of Israel shall no more defile my holy name, neither they, nor their kings, by their prostitution, and by the dead bodies of their kings [in] their high places;

Ezekiel 43:8

in their setting of their threshold by my threshold, and their doorpost beside my doorpost, and there was [but] the wall between me and them; and they have defiled my holy name by their abominations which they have committed: therefore I have consumed them in my anger.

Ezekiel 43:9

Now let them put away their prostitution, and the dead bodies of their kings, far from me; and I will dwell in the midst of them forever.

Ezekiel 43:10

You, 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.

Ezekiel 43:11

If they be ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the form of the house, and its fashion, and its exits, and its entrances, and all its forms, and all its ordinances, and all its forms, and all its laws; and write it in their sight; that they may keep the whole form of it, and all its ordinances, and do them.

Ezekiel 43:12

This is the law of the house: on the top of the mountain the whole limit around it shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

Ezekiel 43:13

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 its border around its edge a span; and this shall be the base of the altar.

Ezekiel 43:14

From the bottom on 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.

Ezekiel 43:15

The upper altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar hearth and upward there shall be four horns.

Ezekiel 43:16

The altar hearth shall be twelve [cubits] long by twelve broad, square in the four sides of it.

Ezekiel 43:17

The ledge shall be fourteen [cubits] long by fourteen broad in the four sides of it; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and its bottom shall be a cubit around; and its steps shall look toward the east.

Ezekiel 43:18

He said to me, Son of man, thus says the Lord the LORD: 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.

Ezekiel 43:19

You shall give to the priests the Levites who are of the seed of Zadok, who are near to me, to minister to me, says the Lord the LORD, a young bull for a sin offering.

Ezekiel 43:20

You shall take of its blood, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the ledge, and on the border all around: thus you shall cleanse it and make atonement for it.

Ezekiel 43:21

You shall also take the bull of the sin offering, and it shall be burnt in the appointed place of the house, outside of the sanctuary.

Ezekiel 43:22

On the second day you shall offer a male goat without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bull.

Ezekiel 43:23

When you have finished cleansing it, you shall offer a young bull without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.

Ezekiel 43:24

You shall bring them near to the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt on them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering to the LORD.

Ezekiel 43:25

Seven days you shall prepare every day a goat for a sin offering: they shall also prepare a young bull, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.

Ezekiel 43:26

Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.

Ezekiel 43:27

When they have accomplished the days, it shall be that on the eighth day, and forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings on the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, says the Lord the LORD.