Godís Glory Returns to the Temple
43:1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the
gate that looketh toward the east:
43:2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from
the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many
waters: and the earth shined with his glory.
43:3 And 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
43:4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the
way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.
43:5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the
inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the
43:6 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and
the man stood by me.
43:7 And he said unto me, Son of man, 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
my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile,
neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the
carcases of their kings in their high places.
43:8 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds,
and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and
them, they have even defiled my holy name by their
abominations that they have committed: wherefore I have
consumed them in mine anger.
43:9 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases
of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst
of them for ever.
43:10 Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of
Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and
let them measure the pattern.
43:11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done,
shew 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.
43:12 This 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.
The Great Altar Restored
43:13 And these are the measures of the altar after the
cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the
bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the
border thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be a
span: and this shall be the higher place of the altar.
43:14 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower
settle shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and
from the lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be
four cubits, and the breadth one cubit.
43:15 So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar
and upward shall be four horns.
43:16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve
broad, square in the four squares thereof.
43:17 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 stairs shall look toward the east.
43:18 And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord
GOD; 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.
43:19 And thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that
be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister
unto me, saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock for a sin
43:20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it
on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the
settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou
cleanse and purge it.
43:21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering,
and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house,
without the sanctuary.
43:22 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the
goats without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall
cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock.
43:23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou
shalt offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out
of the flock without blemish.
43:24 And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the
priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them
up for a burnt offering unto the LORD.
43:25 Seven 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.
43:26 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it;
and they shall consecrate themselves.
43:27 And when these days are expired, it shall be, that
upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make
your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace
offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord GOD.