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Ezekiel 43:16-18 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 And the altar hearth was twelve[a] cubits in length and twelve[b] cubits in width[c]; it was squared on its four sides.[d] 17 And the ledge was fourteen[e] cubits in length with fourteen[f] cubits its width[g] to all four of its sides, and a rim was all around it of one-half cubit.[h] And the gutter[i] for it was a cubit[j] all around, and its steps were facing east.”

18 And he said to me, “Son of man,[k] thus says the Lord Yahweh: ‘These are the statutes of the altar on the day when it is made,[l] to sacrifice a burnt offering on it and to sprinkle blood on it.


  1. Ezekiel 43:16 Literally “two ten”
  2. Ezekiel 43:16 Literally “two ten”
  3. Ezekiel 43:16 That is, 21 feet square
  4. Ezekiel 43:16 Literally “squared to the four of its sides”
  5. Ezekiel 43:17 Literally “four ten”
  6. Ezekiel 43:17 Literally “four ten”
  7. Ezekiel 43:17 That is, 24.5 feet on all four sides, a square
  8. Ezekiel 43:17 That is, 10.5 inches
  9. Ezekiel 43:17 Or “trench”
  10. Ezekiel 43:17 That is, 21 inches
  11. Ezekiel 43:18 Or “mortal,” or “son of humankind”
  12. Ezekiel 43:18 Literally “to be made it”
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Ezekiel 43:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

16 The altar hearth is square, twelve cubits[a] long and twelve cubits wide. 17 The upper ledge 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 of the altar face east.

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 and splashing blood against the altar when it is built:


  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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