The return of God's glory to the house
He brought me to the gate, that is, the gate that faces toward the aeast
of the God of Israel was there, coming from the way of the east, and His bvoice
was like the sound of many waters, and the earth was cilluminated
with His glory.
it was like the appearance of the vision which I saw, that is, like the avision
that I had seen when 1He
came to destroy the city; and the visions were like the vision that I had seen by the river Chebar. And I fell on my face.
of Jehovah came into the house through the 1gate
which faced toward the east.
the Spirit atook
me up and brought me into the inner court, and just then the glory of Jehovah bfilled
I heard someone speaking to me out of the house, and a aman
stood beside me.
He said to me, aSon
of man, this is
of My 1throne
and the place of the csoles
of My feet, where I will 1dwell
in the midst of the children of Israel dforever
. And the house of Israel will no longer defile My holy name, neither they nor their kings, by their 2fornication
and by their kings’ dead bodies on
their high places.
they placed their threshold by My threshold and their doorpost beside My doorpost, there was only
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.
let them put away their fornication and the dead bodies of their kings far from Me, and I will dwell in their midst forever.
, O son of man, describe the 1house
to the house of Israel, that they may feel humiliated because of their iniquities, and let them measure the pattern.
if they feel humiliated because of all that they have done, make known to them the adesign
of the house, the arrangement, its exits, its entrances, its whole design, and all its statutes — indeed its whole design and all its laws; and write them
down in their sight, that they may keep its whole design and all its statutes, and do them.
is the law of the house: Its entire area on the top of and
all around the 1mountain
shall be most 1holy
. Indeed this is the law of the house.
these are the measurements of the aaltar
by cubits (the bcubit
is a 1cubit
and a handbreadth). The 2bottom
shall be a cubit in height
, a cubit in depth, and its surrounding 3border
on its 3edge
, a span. Now this is the base of the altar.
from the top of
the bottom upon the ground to the top of
the lower ledge shall be two cubits, and one cubit in depth; and from the lesser ledge to the greater ledge shall be four cubits, and a cubit in depth.
the altar hearth shall be four cubits in height
; and from the altar hearth there shall also be 1four
the altar hearth shall be 1twelve cubits
long by twelve cubits
wide, square on its four sides.
ledge shall be fourteen cubits
long by fourteen cubits
wide on its four sides, and its surrounding 1border
shall be half a cubit, and its bottom shall be a cubit all around, and it’s asteps
shall face 2east
He said to me, Son of man, Thus says the Lord Jehovah, These are the statutes of the altar to be observed
on the day when they make it, for offering up 1burnt
offerings on it and for sprinkling ablood
shall give the Levitical priests who are of the seed of Zadok, who draw near to Me to minister to Me, declares the Lord Jehovah, a abull
of the herd for a sin offering.
you shall take some of it’s ablood
and put it on its four horns, on the four corners of the ledge, and upon the surrounding border. Thus you shall purify it and make expiation for it.
shall also take the bull of the sin offering, and it shall be aburnt
in the appointed place of the house, outside the sanctuary.
on the second day you shall present a male goat without blemish for a sin offering, and they shall purify the altar, just as they purified it
with the bull.
you have finished purifying it
, you shall present a bull of the herd without blemish and a ram of the flock without blemish.
you shall present them before Jehovah, and the priests shall throw asalt
upon them, and they shall offer them up as a burnt offering to Jehovah.
day for seven days you shall offer a goat for a sin offering; they shall also offer a bull of the herd and a ram out of the flock without blemish.
days they shall make expiation for the altar and cleanse it, and so 1consecrate
when they have fulfilled the days, on the aeighth
day and onward, the priests shall offer your burnt offerings and your peace offerings upon the altar; and I will accept you, declares the Lord Jehovah.