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Ezekiel 43:16-18 The Message (MSG)

16-17 “The top of the altar, the hearth, is square, twenty-one by twenty-one feet. The upper ledge is also square, twenty-four and a half feet on each side, with a ten-and-a-half-inch lip and a twenty-one-inch-wide gutter all the way around.

“The steps of the altar ascend from the east.”

18 Then the man said to me, “Son of man, God, the Master, says: ‘These are the ordinances for conduct at the altar when it is built, for sacrificing burnt offerings and sprinkling blood on it.

The Message (MSG)

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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:

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
New International Version (NIV)

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