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Ezekiel 43:16-18 New English Translation (NET Bible)

16 Now the altar hearth[a] is a perfect square, 21 feet[b] long and 21 feet wide. 17 The ledge is 24½ feet[c] long and 24½ feet wide on four sides; the border around it is 10½ inches,[d] and its surrounding base 1¾ feet.[e] Its steps face east.”

18 Then he said to me: “Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: These are the statutes of the altar: On the day it is built to offer up burnt offerings on it and to sprinkle blood on it,[f]


  1. Ezekiel 43:16 tn The precise Hebrew word used here to refer to an “altar hearth” occurs only here in the OT.
  2. Ezekiel 43:16 tn Heb “12 cubits” (i.e., 6.3 meters; the phrase occurs twice in this verse).
  3. Ezekiel 43:17 tn Heb “fourteen”; the word “cubits” is not in the Hebrew text but is understood from the context; the phrase occurs again later in this verse. Fourteen cubits is about 7.35 meters.
  4. Ezekiel 43:17 tn Heb “half a cubit” (i.e., 26.25 cm).
  5. Ezekiel 43:17 tn Heb “one cubit” (i.e., 52.5 cm).
  6. Ezekiel 43:18 sn For the “sprinkling of blood,” see Lev 1:5, 11; 8:19; 9:12.
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