Ezekiel 43

The Glory of the Lord Fills the Temple

1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, the gate a that faces toward the east. 2 b And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east. c His voice was like the sound of many waters; d and the earth shone with His glory. 3 It was e like the appearance of the vision which I saw - like the vision which I saw when 1 I came f to destroy the city. The visions were like the vision which I saw g by the River Chebar; and I fell on my face. 4 h And the glory of the LORD came into the 2 temple by way of the gate which faces toward the east. 5 i The Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, j the glory of the LORD filled the 3 temple.

6 Then I heard Him speaking to me from the temple, while k a man stood beside me. 7 And He said to me, "Son of man, this is l the place of My throne and m the place of the soles of My feet, n where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever. o No more shall the house of Israel defile My holy name, they nor their kings, by their 4 harlotry or with p the carcasses of their kings on their high places. 8 q "When they set their threshold by My threshold, and their doorpost by My doorpost, with a wall between them and Me, they defiled My holy name by the abominations which they committed; therefore I have consumed them in My anger. 9 "Now let them put their harlotry and the carcasses of their kings far away from Me, and I will dwell in their midst forever.

10 "Son of man, r describe the 5 temple to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the pattern. 11 "And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the 6 temple and its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, its entire design and all its s ordinances, all its forms and all its laws. Write it down in their sight, so that they may keep its whole design and all its ordinances, and t perform them. 12 "This is the law of the 7 temple: The whole area surrounding u the mountaintop is most holy. Behold, this is the law of the temple.

The Altar

13 "These are the measurements of the v altar in cubits w (the 8 cubit is one cubit and a handbreadth): the base one cubit high and one cubit wide, with a rim all around its edge of one span. This is the height of the altar: 14 "from the base on the ground to the lower ledge, two cubits; the width of the ledge, one cubit; from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge, four cubits; and the width of the ledge, one cubit. 15 "The altar hearth is four cubits high, with four x horns extending upward from the 9 hearth. 16 "The altar hearth is twelve cubits long, twelve wide, y square at its four corners; 17 "the ledge, fourteen cubits long and fourteen wide on its four sides, with a rim of half a cubit around it; its base, one cubit all around; and z its steps face toward the east."

18 And He said to me, "Son of man, thus says the Lord GOD: 'These are the ordinances for the altar on the day when it is made, for sacrificing a burnt offerings on it, and for b sprinkling blood on it. 19 'You shall give c a young bull for a sin offering to d the priests, the Levites, who are of the seed of e Zadok, who approach Me to minister to Me,' says the Lord GOD. 20 '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; thus you shall cleanse it and make atonement for it. 21 'Then you shall also take the bull of the sin offering, and f burn it in the appointed place of the 10 temple, g outside the sanctuary. 22 'On the second day you shall offer a kid of the goats without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they cleansed it with the bull. 23 'When you have finished cleansing it, you shall offer a young bull without blemish, and a ram from the flock without blemish. 24 'When you offer them before the LORD, h the priests shall throw salt on them, and they will offer them up as a burnt offering to the LORD. 25 'Every day for i seven days you shall prepare a goat for a sin offering; they shall also prepare a young bull and a ram from the flock, both without blemish. 26 'Seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and purify it, and so 11 consecrate 12 it. 27 j 'When these days are over it shall be, on the eighth day and thereafter, that the priests shall offer your burnt offerings and your peace offerings on the altar; and I will k accept you,' says the Lord GOD."

  1. Cross References
    Ezekiel 10:19
    And the cherubim lifted their wings and mounted up from the earth in my sight. When they went out, the wheels were beside them; and they stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD's house, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them.
    Ezekiel 46:1
    Thus says the Lord GOD: "The gateway of the inner court that faces toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and on the day of the New Moon it shall be opened.
  2. Cross References
    Ezekiel 11:23
    And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city and stood on the mountain, which is on the east side of the city.
  3. Cross References
    Ezekiel 1:24
    When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army; and when they stood still, they let down their wings.
    Revelation 1:15
    His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters.
    Revelation 14:2
    And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps.
  4. Cross References
    Ezekiel 10:4
    Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and paused over the threshold of the temple; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD's glory.
    Revelation 18:1
    After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.
  5. Cross References
    Ezekiel 1:4 - 28
    Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
  6. Cross References
    Jeremiah 1:10
    See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.
    Ezekiel 9:1
    Then He called out in my hearing with a loud voice, saying, "Let those who have charge over the city draw near, each with a deadly weapon in his hand.
    Ezekiel 9:5
    To the others He said in my hearing, "Go after him through the city and kill; do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity.
    Ezekiel 32:18
    Son of man, wail over the multitude of Egypt, And cast them down to the depths of the earth, Her and the daughters of the famous nations, With those who go down to the Pit:
  7. Cross References
    Ezekiel 1:28
    Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking.
    Ezekiel 3:23
    So I arose and went out into the plain, and behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, like the glory which I saw by the River Chebar; and I fell on my face.
  8. Cross References
    Ezekiel 10:19
    And the cherubim lifted their wings and mounted up from the earth in my sight. When they went out, the wheels were beside them; and they stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD's house, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them.
    Ezekiel 11:23
    And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city and stood on the mountain, which is on the east side of the city.
  9. Cross References
    Ezekiel 3:12
    Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a great thunderous voice: "Blessed is the glory of the LORD from His place!
    Ezekiel 3:14
    So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
    Ezekiel 8:3
    He stretched out the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my hair; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the image of jealousy was, which provokes to jealousy.
    2 Corinthians 12:2 - 4
    I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago - whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows - such a one was caught up to the third heaven.
  10. Cross References
    Ezekiel 40:34
    Its archways faced the outer court, and palm trees were on its gateposts on this side and on that side; and going up to it were eight steps.
    1 Kings 8:10
    And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD.
    1 Kings 8:11
    So that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.
  11. Cross References
    Ezekiel 1:26
    And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it.
    Ezekiel 40:3
    He took me there, and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze. He had a line of flax and a measuring rod in his hand, and he stood in the gateway.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 99:1
    The LORD reigns; Let the peoples tremble! He dwells between the cherubim; Let the earth be moved!
    Isaiah 60:13
    The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, The cypress, the pine, and the box tree together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I will make the place of My feet glorious.
  13. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 28:2
    Then King David rose to his feet and said, "Hear me, my brethren and my people: I had it in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made preparations to build it.
    Psalms 99:5
    Exalt the LORD our God, And worship at His footstool - He is holy.
  14. Cross References
    Exodus 29:45
    I will dwell among the children of Israel and w...
    Psalms 68:16
    Why do you fume with envy, you mountains of man...
    Psalms 132:14
    This is My resting place forever; Here I will d...
    Ezekiel 37:26 - 28
    Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with t...
    Joel 3:17
    "So you shall know that I am the LORD your God,...
    John 1:14
    And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, a...
    2 Corinthians 6:16
    And what agreement has the temple of God with i...
  15. Cross References
    Ezekiel 39:7
    So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
  16. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:30
    I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you.
    Jeremiah 16:18
    "And first I will repay double for their iniquity and their sin, because they have defiled My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable and abominable idols."
    Ezekiel 6:5
    And I will lay the corpses of the children of Israel before their idols, and I will scatter your bones all around your altars.
    Ezekiel 6:13
    Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when their slain are among their idols all around their altars, on every high hill, on all the mountaintops, under every green tree, and under every thick oak, wherever they offered sweet incense to all their idols.
  17. Cross References
    2 Kings 16:14
    He also brought the bronze altar which was befo...
    2 Kings 21:4
    He also built altars in the house of the LORD, ...
    2 Kings 21:5
    And he built altars for all the host of heaven ...
    2 Kings 21:7
    He even set a carved image of Asherah that he h...
    Ezekiel 8:3
    He stretched out the form of a hand, and took m...
    Ezekiel 23:39
    For after they had slain their children for the...
    Ezekiel 44:7
    When you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised i...
  18. Cross References
    Ezekiel 40:4
    And the man said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you. Declare to the house of Israel everything you see.
  19. Cross References
    Ezekiel 44:5
    And the LORD said to me, "Son of man, mark well, see with your eyes and hear with your ears, all that I say to you concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD and all its laws. Mark well who may enter the house and all who go out from the sanctuary.
  20. Cross References
    Ezekiel 11:20
    That they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
  21. Cross References
    Ezekiel 40:2
    In the visions of God He took me into the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain; on it toward the south was something like the structure of a city.
  22. Cross References
    Exodus 27:1 - 8
    You shall make an altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide - the altar shall be square - and its height shall be three cubits.
    2 Chronicles 4:1
    Moreover he made a bronze altar: twenty cubits was its length, twenty cubits its width, and ten cubits its height.
  23. Cross References
    Ezekiel 41:8
    I also saw an elevation all around the temple; it was the foundation of the side chambers, a full rod, that is, six cubits high.
  24. Cross References
    Exodus 27:2
    You shall make its horns on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it. And you shall overlay it with bronze.
    Leviticus 9:9
    Then the sons of Aaron brought the blood to him. And he dipped his finger in the blood, put it on the horns of the altar, and poured the blood at the base of the altar.
    1 Kings 1:50
    Now Adonijah was afraid of Solomon; so he arose, and went and took hold of the horns of the altar.
  25. Cross References
    Exodus 27:1
    You shall make an altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide - the altar shall be square - and its height shall be three cubits.
  26. Cross References
    Exodus 20:26
    'Nor shall you go up by steps to My altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed on it.'
  27. Cross References
    Exodus 40:29
    And he put the altar of burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the grain offering, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
  28. Cross References
    Leviticus 1:5
    He shall kill the bull before the LORD; and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
    Leviticus 1:11
    He shall kill it on the north side of the altar before the LORD; and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle its blood all around on the altar.
    Hebrews 9:21
    Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry.
    Hebrews 9:22
    And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.
  29. Cross References
    Exodus 29:10
    You shall also have the bull brought before the tabernacle of meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the bull.
    Leviticus 8:14
    And he brought the bull for the sin offering. Then Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull for the sin offering.
    Ezekiel 45:18
    Thus says the Lord GOD: "In the first month, on the first day of the month, you shall take a young bull without blemish and cleanse the sanctuary.
    Ezekiel 45:19
    The priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering and put it on the doorposts of the temple, on the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and on the gateposts of the gate of the inner court.
  30. Cross References
    Ezekiel 44:15
    But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood," says the Lord GOD.
    Ezekiel 44:16
    They shall enter My sanctuary, and they shall come near My table to minister to Me, and they shall keep My charge.
  31. Cross References
    1 Kings 2:35
    The king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his place over the army, and the king put Zadok the priest in the place of Abiathar.
    Ezekiel 40:46
    "The chamber which faces north is for the priests who have charge of the altar; these are the sons of Zadok, from the sons of Levi, who come near the LORD to minister to Him."
  32. Cross References
    Exodus 29:14
    But the flesh of the bull, with its skin and its offal, you shall burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.
    Leviticus 4:12
    The whole bull he shall carry outside the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire; where the ashes are poured out it shall be burned.
  33. Cross References
    Hebrews 13:11
    For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp.
  34. Cross References
    Leviticus 2:13
    And every offering of your grain offering you shall season with salt; you shall not allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your grain offering. With all your offerings you shall offer salt.
    Numbers 18:19
    "All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to the LORD, I have given to you and your sons and daughters with you as an ordinance forever; it is a covenant of salt forever before the LORD with you and your descendants with you."
    Mark 9:49
    For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt.
    Mark 9:50
    "Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another."
    Colossians 4:6
    Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
  35. Cross References
    Exodus 29:35
    Thus you shall do to Aaron and his sons, according to all that I have commanded you. Seven days you shall consecrate them.
    Leviticus 8:33
    And you shall not go outside the door of the tabernacle of meeting for seven days, until the days of your consecration are ended. For seven days he shall consecrate you.
  36. Cross References
    Leviticus 9:1 - 4
    It came to pass on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel.
  37. Cross References
    Ezekiel 20:40
    For on My holy mountain, on the mountain height of Israel," says the Lord GOD, "there all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, shall serve Me; there I will accept them, and there I will require your offerings and the firstfruits of your sacrifices, together with all your holy things.
    Ezekiel 20:41
    I will accept you as a sweet aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles.
    Romans 12:1
    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
    1 Peter 2:5
    You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
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