Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the
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.
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 face.
And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect
is toward the east.
So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the
glory of the LORD filled the house.
And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and upward shall be four
And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate
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.