The Offerings

18 And He said to me, “(A)Son of man, this is what the Lord [a]God says: ‘These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is built, to offer (B)burnt offerings on it and to (C)sprinkle blood on it. 19 You shall give to the Levitical priests who are from the descendants of (D)Zadok, who come (E)near to Me to serve Me,’ declares the Lord God, ‘a [b](F)bull as a (G)sin offering. 20 And you shall take some of its blood and put it on its four (H)horns and on the four corners of the (I)ledge, and on the border all around; so you shall (J)cleanse it and make atonement for it. 21 You shall also take the bull as the sin offering, and it shall be (K)burned in the appointed place of the house, outside the sanctuary.

22 ‘And on the second day you shall offer a (L)male goat without blemish as a sin offering, and they shall (M)cleanse the altar from sin as they cleansed it with the bull. 23 When you have finished cleansing it, you shall offer a [c](N)bull without blemish and a (O)ram without blemish from the flock. 24 You shall offer them before the Lord, and the priests shall throw (P)salt on them, and they shall offer them up as a burnt offering to the Lord. 25 (Q)For seven days you shall prepare a goat as a sin offering daily; also a [d]bull and a ram from the flock, both without blemish, shall be prepared. 26 For seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they [e]consecrate it. 27 When they have completed the days, it shall be that on the (R)eighth day and onward, the priests shall [f]offer your burnt offerings on the altar, and your (S)peace offerings; and I will (T)accept you,’ declares the Lord God.”

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 43:18 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord, and so throughout the ch
  2. Ezekiel 43:19 Or young bull
  3. Ezekiel 43:23 Or young bull
  4. Ezekiel 43:25 Or young bull
  5. Ezekiel 43:26 Lit fill its hands
  6. Ezekiel 43:27 Lit make