Ezekiel 43
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The Glory of the LORD Returns to the Temple

1So he brought me to ye dore, that turneth towarde the east. 2Beholde, the came the glory of the God of Israel from out of the east, whose voyce was like a greate noyse of waters, and the earth was lightened with his glory. 3His sight to loke vpon was like the first, that I sawe, when I wente in, what tyme as the cite shulde haue bene destroyed: and like the vision that I sawe by the water of Cobar. Then fell I vpon my face, 4but the glory of the LORDE came in to the house thorow the eastdore. 5So a wynde toke me vp, and brought me into ye ynnermer courte: & beholde, the house was full of the glory of the LORDE.

6I herde one speakinge vnto me out of the house, and there stode one by me, 7that sayde vnto me: O thou sonne of man, this rowme is my seate, and the place of my fotesteppes: where as I wil dwell amonge the children of Israel for euermore: so that the house of Israel shal nomore defyle my holy name: nether thei, ner their kinges, thorow their whordome, thorow their hie places, & thorow the deed bodies of their kinges: 8which haue buylded their thresholdes in maner harde vpon my thresholdes, and their postes almost at my postes: so that there is but a bare wall betwixte me and them. Thus haue they defyled my holy name with their abhominacions, that they haue comitted. Wherfore I haue destroyed them in my wrath: 9But now they shal put awaye their whordome and the deed bodies of their kinges out of my sight, that I maye dwell amoge them for euermore.

10Therfore (o thou sonne of man) shewe thou the housholde of Israel a temple, that they maye be ashamed of their wickednesse, and measure them selues an example therat. 11And when they be ashamed of all their workes, then shewe them the fourme and fashion of the temple: the comynge in, the goinge out, all the maner and descripcion therof, yee all the vses and ordinaunces of it, yt they maye kepe & fulfill all the fashions and customes therof. 12This is the descripcion of the house: Aboue vpo the mount rounde aboute all the corners, it shalbe ye holiest of all. Beholde, that is the descripcion and fashion of the house.

The Altar of Sacrifice

13This is the measure of the aulter (after the true cubite,: which is a spanne longer then another cubite) his botome in the myddest was a cubite longe and wyde, and the ledge that wente rounde aboute it, was a spanne brode. This is the heyth of the aulter: 14From the grounde to the lower steppes the length is two cubites, and the bredth one cubite: and from the lower steppes to the higher are foure cubites, & the bredth but one cubite. 15The aulter was foure cubites hie, & from the aulter vpwarde stode foure hornes, 16and it was xij cubites longe and xij cubites brode, vpon the foure corners: 17the coueringe of the aulter was xiiij cubites longe and brode vpon the foure corners, and the ledge that wente rounde aboute, had half a cubite: and the botome therof rounde aboute one cubite: his steppes stode towarde the easte.

18And he sayde vnto me: Thou sonne of man, thus saieth the LORDE God: these are the ordinaunces and lawes of the aulter, in the daye whe it is made, to offre burntoffringes, and to sprenkle bloude ther vpon. 19To the prestes, to ye Leuites that be of the sede of Sadoch, and treade before me to do me seruyce, saieth the LORDE God: Vnto these geue thou a yonge bullocke, for a synoffringe: 20& take the bloude of him & sprenkle his foure hornes withal, & the foure corners of the aulter coueringe, with the ledge that goeth rounde aboute: here with shalt thou clense it, and reconcile it. 21Thou shalt take the bullock also of the synoffringe, & burne him in a seuerall place without the Sanctuary.

22The nexte daye, take a gootbuck without blemish for a synoffringe, to reconcile the aulter withall: like as it was reconciled with ye bullocke. 23Now when thou hast made it clene, then offre a yonge bullocke without blemish, and a ramme out of the flocke without blemish also: 24Offre them before the LORDE, and let the prest cast salt thervpon, and geue them so vnto the LORDE for a burntoffringe. 25Seuen dayes shalt thou bringe, euery daye a gootbucke. A yonge bullocke & a ramme of the flocke (both without blemish) shal they offre. 26Seuen dayes shal they reconcile and clense the aulter, & offre vpon it. 27When these dayes are expired, then vpon the viij daye and so forth, the prestes shal offre their burntoffringes and healthoffringes vpo ye aulter: so wil I be mercifull vnto you, saieth the LORDE God.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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