1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, the gate that faces toward the east.
2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east. His voice
was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory.
3 It was like the appearance of the vision which I saw; like the vision which I saw when
I came to destroy the city. The visions were like the vision which I saw by the River
Chebar; and I fell on my face.
4 And the glory of Jehovah came into the house by way of the gate which faces toward
5 And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory
of Jehovah filled the house.
6 Then I heard Him speaking to me from the house. And standing beside me was a Man.
7 And 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. No
more shall the house of Israel defile My holy name, they nor their kings, by their harlotry
or with the carcasses of their kings on their high places.
8 When they set their threshold by My threshold, and their doorpost by My doorpost,
with a wall between them and Me, they have defiled My holy name by the abominations
which they have done; therefore I have consumed them in My anger.
9 Now let them put their harlotry and the carcasses of their kings far away from Me, and
I will dwell in their midst forever.
10 Son of man, describe the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of
their iniquities; and let them measure the pattern.
11 And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design
of the house and its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, its entire design and all its
ordinances, all its forms and all its laws. Write it down in their sight, so that they may
keep its whole design and all its ordinances, and do them.
12 This is the law of the house: The entire region around the mountaintop is set apart, holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
13 These are the measurements of the altar in cubits (the cubit is one cubit and a
handbreadth): the base one cubit high and one cubit wide, with a rim all around its edge
of one span. This is the upper part of the altar:
14 from the base on the ground to the lower ledge, two cubits; the width of the ledge,
one cubit; from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge, four cubits; and the width of the
ledge, one cubit.
15 The altar hearth is four cubits high, with four horns extending upward from the
16 And the altar hearth is twelve cubits long, twelve wide, square at its four corners;
17 the ledge, fourteen cubits long and fourteen wide on its four sides, with a rim of half
a cubit around it; its base, one cubit all around; and its steps face toward the east.
18 And He said to me, Son of man, thus says the Lord Jehovah: These are the ordinances
for the altar on the day when it is made, for sacrificing burnt offerings on it, and for
sprinkling blood on it.
19 And you shall give a young bull for a sin offering to the priests, the Levites (who are of the seed of Zadok, who approach Me to serve Me), says the Lord Jehovah.
20 You shall take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the altar, on the four
corners of the ledge, and on the rim around it; thus you shall cleanse it and make
atonement for it.
21 Then you shall also take the bull of the sin offering, and burn it at the appointed place
of the house, outside the sanctuary.
22 On the second day you shall offer a kid of the goats that is whole for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they cleansed it with the bull.
23 When you have finished cleansing it, you shall offer a young bull that is whole,
and a ram that is whole from the flock.
24 And you shall offer them before Jehovah, and the priests shall throw salt on them,
and they shall offer them up as a burnt offering to Jehovah.
25 Every day for seven days you shall prepare a he goat for a sin offering; they shall also prepare a young bull and a ram from the flock, both that are whole.
26 Seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and purify it, and consecrate it.
27 And when these days are completed, it shall be, on the eighth day and thereafter, that
the priests shall offer your burnt offerings and your peace offerings on the altar; and I
will accept you, says the Lord Jehovah.