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16 This top platform of the altar is 21 feet square. 17 The platform beneath it is 24½ feet square with a 10½-inch curb around the edges. The entire platform extends out from the top 21 inches on all sides. On the east side are steps to climb the altar.”

18 And he said to me:

“Son of dust, the Lord God says: These are the measurements of the altar to be made in the future, when it is erected for the burning of offerings and the sprinkling of blood upon it.

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16 The altar hearth is square, twelve cubits[a] long and twelve cubits wide.(A) 17 The upper ledge(B) also is square, fourteen cubits[b] long and fourteen cubits wide. All around the altar is a gutter of one cubit with a rim of half a cubit.[c] The steps(C) of the altar face east.(D)

18 Then he said to me, “Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: These will be the regulations for sacrificing burnt offerings(E) and splashing blood(F) against the altar when it is built:

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 43:16 That is, about 21 feet or about 6.4 meters
  2. Ezekiel 43:17 That is, about 25 feet or about 7.4 meters
  3. Ezekiel 43:17 That is, about 11 inches or about 27 centimeters

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