The returning of the glory of God into the Temple.
Ezekiel 43:1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, [euen] the gate that looketh toward the East. Ezekiel 43:2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the East: and his voice [was] like a noise of many waters, and the earth shined with his glory. Ezekiel 43:3 And [it was] according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, [euen] according to the vision that I saw, when I came to destroy the citie: and the visions [were] like the vision that I saw by the riuer Chebar: [and] I fell vpon my face. Ezekiel 43:4 And the glorie of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate, whose prospect [is] toward the East. Ezekiel 43:5 So the Spirit tooke me vp, and brought mee into the inner court, and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house. Ezekiel 43:6 And I heard [him] speaking vnto me out of the house, & the man stood by me.
The sin of Israel hindered God's presence.
Ezekiel 43:7 And he said vnto me, Sonne of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feete, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for euer, and my holy Name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredome, nor by the carkeises of their kings in their high places. Ezekiel 43:8 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my postes, and the wall betweene me and them, they haue euen defiled my holy Name by their abominations that they haue committed: wherefore I haue consumed them in mine anger. Ezekiel 43:9 Now let them put away their whoredome, and the carkeises of their kings farre from me, and I wil dwell in the middest of them for euer.
The prophet exhorteth them to repentance, and observation of the law of the house.
Ezekiel 43:10 Thou sonne of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities, and let them measure the patterne. Ezekiel 43:11 And if they be ashamed of all that they haue done; shew them the forme of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the commings in thereof, and all the formes thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the formes thereof, and all the lawes thereof: & write it in their sight, that they may keepe the whole forme thereof, and all the Ordinances therof, and doe them. Ezekiel 43:12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountaine, the whole limit thereof round about [shall be] most holy: behold, this [is] the law of the house.
Ezekiel 43:13 And these [are] the measures of the Altar after the cubites; the cubite [is] a cubite and an hand breadth, euen the bottom [shalbe] a cubite, and the breadth a cubite, and the border thereof by the edge therof round about shalbe a spanne, and this [shalbe] the higher place of the Altar. Ezekiel 43:14 And from the bottom [vpon] the ground, euen to the lower settle, [shalbe] two cubits, and the breadth one cubite, and from the lesser settle euen to the greater settle [shalbe] foure cubites, and the breadth [one] cubite. Ezekiel 43:15 So the Altar [shalbe] foure cubites, and from the altar and vpward [shalbe] foure hornes. Ezekiel 43:16 And the altar [shalbe] twelue [cubites] long, twelue broad, square in the foure squares thereof. Ezekiel 43:17 And the settle [shall bee] fourteene [cubites] long, and fourteene broad in the foure squares thereof, and the border about it [shalbe] halfe a cubite, and the bottome thereof [shall be] a cubite about, and his staires shall looke toward the East.
and the ordinances of the altar.
Ezekiel 43:18 And he said vnto me, Sonne of man, thus saith the Lord GOD, These [are] the ordinances of the Altar in the day when they shall make it to offer burnt offrings thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon. Ezekiel 43:19 And thou shalt giue to the Priests the Leuites that be of the seede of Zadok, which approch vnto me, to minister vnto me, saith the Lord GOD, a yong bullocke for a sinne offering. Ezekiel 43:20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put [it] on the foure hornes of it, and on the foure corners of the settle, and vpon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it. Ezekiel 43:21 Thou shalt take the bullocke also of the sinne offering, and he shall burne it in the appointed place of the house without the Sanctuary. Ezekiel 43:22 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kidde of the goats without blemish for a sinne offering, and they shall cleanse the Altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullocke. Ezekiel 43:23 When thou hast made an ende of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a yong bullocke without blemish, and a ramme out of the flocke, without blemish. Ezekiel 43:24 And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the Priests shall cast salt vpon them, and they shall offer them vp for a burnt offering vnto the LORD. Ezekiel 43:25 Seuen dayes shalt thou prepare euery day a goate for a sinne offering: they shall also prepare a yong bullocke, and a ramme out of the flocke, without blemish. Ezekiel 43:26 Seuen dayes shal they purge the Altar and purifie it, and they shall consecrate themselues. Ezekiel 43:27 And when these dayes are expired, it shall be [that] vpon the eight day and so forward, the Priests shall make your burnt offerings vpon the Altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord GOD.