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  • They have committed both adultery and murder--adultery by worshiping idols and murder by burning their children as sacrifices on their altars. - Ezekiel 23:37

  • A door led from the foyer of the inner gateway on the north side into a side room where the meat for sacrifices was washed before being taken to the altar. - Ezekiel 40:38

  • The building beside the south inner gate is for the priests in charge of the altar--the descendants of Zadok--for they alone of all the Levites may approach the LORD to minister to him." - Ezekiel 40:46

  • Then the man measured the inner courtyard and found it to be 175 feet square. The altar stood there in the courtyard in front of the Temple. - Ezekiel 40:47

  • There was an altar made of wood, 3 feet square and 5 feet high. Its corners, base, and sides were all made of wood. "This," the man told me, "is the table that stands in the LORD's presence." - Ezekiel 41:22

  • They put their idol altars right next to mine with only a wall between them and me. They defiled my holy name by such wickedness, so I consumed them in my anger. - Ezekiel 43:8

  • "These are the measurements of the altar*: There is a gutter all around the altar 21 inches wide and 21 inches deep, with a curb 9 inches* wide around its edge. And this is the height of the altar:2 - Ezekiel 43:13

  • From the gutter the altar rises 3 feet to a ledge that surrounds the altar; this lower ledge is 21 inches wide. From the lower ledge the altar rises 7 feet to the upper ledge; this upper ledge is also 21 inches wide. - Ezekiel 43:14

  • The top of the altar, the hearth, rises still 7 feet higher, with a horn rising up from each of the four corners. - Ezekiel 43:15

  • The top of the altar is square, measuring 21 feet by 21 feet. - Ezekiel 43:16

  • The upper ledge also forms a square, measuring 24 feet on each side, with a 21-inch gutter and a 10-inch curb all around the edge. There are steps going up the east side of the altar." - Ezekiel 43:17

  • Then he said to me, "Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: These will be the regulations for the burning of offerings and the sprinkling of blood when the altar is built. - Ezekiel 43:18

  • You will take some of its blood and smear it on the four horns of the altar, the four corners of the upper ledge, and the curb that runs around that ledge. This will cleanse and make atonement for the altar. - Ezekiel 43:20

  • "On the second day, sacrifice as a sin offering a young male goat that has no physical defects. Then cleanse and make atonement for the altar again, just as you did with the young bull. - Ezekiel 43:22

  • Do this each day for seven days to cleanse and make atonement for the altar, thus setting it apart for holy use. - Ezekiel 43:26

  • On the eighth day, and on each day afterward, the priests will sacrifice on the altar the burnt offerings and peace offerings of the people. Then I will accept you, says the Sovereign LORD." - Ezekiel 43:27

  • The priest will take some of the blood of this sin offering and put it on the doorposts of the Temple, the four corners of the upper ledge on the altar, and the gateposts at the entrance to the inner courtyard. - Ezekiel 45:19
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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