Yehezqel (Ezekiel) 43:10-27

 

10  "Son of man, explain the House to the house of Yisra'ĕl, and when they are ashamed of their wickednesses, they shall measure the measurements.

11  "And since they shall be ashamed of all that they did, make known to them the design of the House and its structure, and its exits and its entrances, its entire design and all its laws, and all its forms and all its Torot. And write it down before their eyes, so that they observe its entire design and all its laws, and shall do them.

12  "This is the Torah of the House: Upon the mountaintop, all the boundary of it, all around, is most qodesh. See, this is the Torah of the House.

13  "And these are the measurements of the altar in ammah, that ammah being one ammah and a tophaḥ, and the base one ammah high and one ammah wide, with a rim all around its edge of one zereth. And this is the upper part of the altar.

14  "And from the base on the ground to the lower ledge, two ammah, and the width of the ledge one ammah, and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge four ammah, and the width of the ledge one ammah.

15  "And the altar hearth is four ammah high, and four horns extending upward from the hearth.

16  "And the altar hearth is twelve ammah long, and twelve wide, square at its four corners.

17  "And the ledge is fourteen long and fourteen wide on its four sides, with a rim of half an ammah around it, and its base one ammah all around, and its steps face east."

18  And He said to me, "Son of man, thus said the Master יהוה, ‘These are the laws for the altar on the day when it is made, for offering burnt offerings on it, and for sprinkling blood on it.

19  ‘And you shall give a young bull for a sin offering to the kohenim, the Lĕwites, who are of the seed of Tsaḏoq, who approach unto Me,' declares the Master יהוה.

20  ‘And 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, and shall cleanse it and make atonement for it.

21  ‘And you shall take the bull of the sin offering, and shall burn it in the appointed place of the House, outside the Miqdash.

22  ‘And on the second day you bring a male goat, a perfect one, for a sin offering. And they shall cleanse the altar, as they cleansed it with the bull.

23  ‘When you have ended cleansing it, bring a young bull, a perfect one, and a ram from the flock, a perfect one.

24  ‘And you shall bring them before יהוה, and the kohenim shall throw salt on them and offer them up as a burnt offering to יהוה.

25  ‘Prepare a goat for a sin offering daily for seven days, and prepare a young bull and a ram from the flock, perfect ones.

26  ‘For seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and cleanse it, and ordain it.

27  ‘And when these days are completed it shall be, on the eighth day and thereafter, that the kohenim make your burnt offerings and your peace offerings on the altar, and I shall accept you,' declares the Master יהוה."