Vision of the Glory of God Filling the Temple1 Then he led me to the a gate, the gate facing toward the east; 2 and behold, the b glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the c east. And His d voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth e shone with His glory. 3 And it was like the appearance of the vision which I saw, like the f vision which I saw when ▼
▼ So with some mss and some ancient versions; M.T. IHe came to h destroy the city. And the visions were like the vision which I saw by the i river Chebar; and I j fell on my face. 4 And the glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate facing toward the k east. 5 And the l Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the m glory of the Lord filled the house. 6 Then I heard one speaking to me from the house, while a n man was standing beside me. 7 He said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of My o throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will p dwell among the sons of Israel forever. And the house of Israel will not again defile My holy name, neither they nor their kings, by their harlotry and by the ▼
▼ Or monuments as in Ugaritic, r corpses of their kings ▼
▼ Or in their high placeswhen they die, 8 by setting their threshold by My threshold and their door post beside My door post, with only the wall between Me and them. And they have t defiled My holy name by their abominations which they have committed. So I have consumed them in My anger. 9 “Now let them u put away their harlotry and the ▼
▼ Or monuments as in Ugariticcorpses of their kings far from Me; and I will w dwell among them forever. 10 “As for you, son of man, ▼
▼ Lit declare, y describe the ▼
▼ Lit housetemple to the house of Israel, that they may be aa ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the ▼
▼ Lit perfection or pattern, ac plan. 11 “If they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the ▼
▼ Or form(s)design of the house, its structure, its ae exits, its entrances, all its designs, all its statutes ▼
▼ M.T. repeats and all its designs after statutes, and all its laws. And write it ag in their sight, so that they may observe its whole ▼
▼ Or form(s)design and all its statutes and ai do them. 12 “This is the ▼
▼ Or instruction forlaw of the house: its entire ▼
▼ Lit borderarea on the top of the al mountain all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the ▼
▼ Or instruction forlaw of the house.
The Altar of Sacrifice13 “And these are the measurements of the an altar by cubits (the ao cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth): the ▼
▼ Lit lapbase shall be a cubit and the width a cubit, and its border on its edge round about one span; and this shall be the height of the ▼
▼ Or backbase of the altar. 14 “From the base on the ground to the lower ar ledge shall be two cubits and the width one cubit; and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge shall be four cubits and the width ▼
▼ Lit theone cubit. 15 “The ▼ altar hearth shall be four cubits; and from the ▼ altar hearth shall extend upwards four av horns. 16 “Now the ▼ altar hearth shall be twelve cubits long by twelve wide, ax square in its four sides. 17 “The ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen wide in its four sides, the border around it shall be half a cubit and its base shall be a cubit round about; and its ay steps shall ▼
▼ Or be on the east side, ba face the east.”
The Offerings18 And He said to me, bb “Son of man, thus says the Lord ▼
▼ Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord , and so throughout the chGod, ‘These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is built, to offer bd burnt offerings on it and to be sprinkle blood on it. 19 ‘You shall give to the Levitical priests who are from the offspring of bf Zadok, who draw bg near to Me to minister to Me,’ declares the Lord God, ‘a bh young bull for a bi sin offering. 20 ‘You shall take some of its blood and put it on its four bj horns and on the four corners of the bk ledge and on the border round about; thus you shall bl cleanse it and make atonement for it. 21 ‘You shall also take the bull for the sin offering, and it shall be bm burned in the appointed place of the house, outside the sanctuary. 22 ‘On the second day you shall offer a bn male goat without blemish for a sin offering, and they shall bo cleanse the altar as they cleansed it with the bull. 23 ‘When you have finished cleansing it, you shall present a bp young bull without blemish and a bq ram without blemish from the flock. 24 ‘You shall present them before the Lord, and the priests shall throw br salt on them, and they shall offer them up as a burnt offering to the Lord. 25 ‘ bs For seven days you shall prepare daily a goat for a sin offering; also a young bull and a ram from the flock, without blemish, shall be prepared. 26 ‘For seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they ▼
▼ Lit fill its handsconsecrate it. 27 ‘When they have completed the days, it shall be that on the bu eighth day and onward, the priests shall ▼
▼ Lit makeoffer your burnt offerings on the altar, and your bw peace offerings; and I will bx accept you,’ declares the Lord God.”
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