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Ezekiel 43:13–27

The Great Altar Restored

13 “These are the measurements of the altary in long cubits,e that cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth: Its gutter is a cubit deep and a cubit wide, with a rim of one spanf around the edge. And this is the height of the altar: 14 From the gutter on the ground up to the lower ledge that goes around the altar it is two cubits high, and the ledge is a cubit wide.g From this lower ledge to the upper ledge that goes around the altar it is four cubits high, and that ledge is also a cubit wide.h 15 Above that, the altar hearthz is four cubits high, and four hornsa project upward from the hearth. 16 The altar hearth is square, twelve cubitsi long and twelve cubits wide.b 17 The upper ledgec also is square, fourteen cubitsj long and fourteen cubits wide. All around the altar is a gutter of one cubit with a rim of half a cubit.k The stepsd of the altar face east.e

18 Then he said to me, “Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: These will be the regulations for sacrificing burnt offeringsf and splashing bloodg against the altar when it is built: 19 You are to give a young bullh as a sin offeringl to the Levitical priests of the family of Zadok,i who come nearj to minister before me, declares the Sovereign Lord. 20 You are to take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the altark and on the four corners of the upper ledgel and all around the rim, and so purify the altarm and make atonement for it. 21 You are to take the bull for the sin offering and burn it in the designated part of the temple area outside the sanctuary.n

22 “On the second day you are to offer a male goat without defect for a sin offering, and the altar is to be purified as it was purified with the bull. 23 When you have finished purifying it, you are to offer a young bull and a ram from the flock, both without defect.o 24 You are to offer them before the Lord, and the priests are to sprinkle saltp on them and sacrifice them as a burnt offering to the Lord.

25 “For seven daysq you are to provide a male goat daily for a sin offering; you are also to provide a young bull and a ram from the flock, both without defect.r 26 For seven days they are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it; thus they will dedicate it. 27 At the end of these days, from the eighth days on, the priests are to present your burnt offeringst and fellowship offeringsu on the altar. Then I will accept you, declares the Sovereign Lord.”

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That is, about 21 inches or about 53 centimeters; also in verses 14 and 17. The long cubit is the basic unit for linear measurement throughout Ezekiel 40–48.

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That is, about 11 inches or about 27 centimeters

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That is, about 3 1/2 feet high and 1 3/4 feet wide or about 105 centimeters high and 53 centimeters wide

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That is, about 7 feet high and 1 3/4 feet wide or about 2.1 meters high and 53 centimeters wide

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That is, about 21 feet or about 6.4 meters

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That is, about 25 feet or about 7.4 meters

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That is, about 11 inches or about 27 centimeters

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Or purification offering; also in verses 21, 22 and 25

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