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Ezekiel 43

The returning of the glory of God into the Temple.

Ezekiel 43:1 So he brought me to ye dore, that turneth towarde the east. Ezekiel 43:2 Beholde, the came the glory of the God of Israel from out of the east, whose voyce was like a greate noyse of waters, and the earth was lightened with his glory. Ezekiel 43:3 His sight to loke vpon was like the first, that I sawe, when I wente in, what tyme as the cite shulde haue bene destroyed: and like the vision that I sawe by the water of Cobar. Then fell I vpon my face, Ezekiel 43:4 but the glory of the LORDE came in to the house thorow the eastdore. Ezekiel 43:5 So a wynde toke me vp, and brought me into ye ynnermer courte: & beholde, the house was full of the glory of the LORDE. Ezekiel 43:6 I herde one speakinge vnto me out of the house, and there stode one by me,

The sin of Israel hindered God's presence.

Ezekiel 43:7 that sayde vnto me: O thou sonne of man, this rowme is my seate, and the place of my fotesteppes: where as I wil dwell amonge the children of Israel for euermore: so that the house of Israel shal nomore defyle my holy name: nether thei, ner their kinges, thorow their whordome, thorow their hie places, & thorow the deed bodies of their kinges: Ezekiel 43:8 which haue buylded their thresholdes in maner harde vpon my thresholdes, and their postes almost at my postes: so that there is but a bare wall betwixte me and them. Thus haue they defyled my holy name with their abhominacions, that they haue comitted. Wherfore I haue destroyed them in my wrath: Ezekiel 43:9 But now they shal put awaye their whordome and the deed bodies of their kinges out of my sight, that I maye dwell amoge them for euermore.

The prophet exhorteth them to repentance, and observation of the law of the house.

Ezekiel 43:10 Therfore (o thou sonne of man) shewe thou the housholde of Israel a temple, that they maye be ashamed of their wickednesse, and measure them selues an example therat. Ezekiel 43:11 And when they be ashamed of all their workes, then shewe them the fourme and fashion of the temple: the comynge in, the goinge out, all the maner and descripcion therof, yee all the vses and ordinaunces of it, yt they maye kepe & fulfill all the fashions and customes therof. Ezekiel 43:12 This is the descripcion of the house: Aboue vpo the mount rounde aboute all the corners, it shalbe ye holiest of all. Beholde, that is the descripcion and fashion of the house.

The measures,

Ezekiel 43:13 This is the measure of the aulter (after the true cubite,: which is a spanne longer then another cubite) his botome in the myddest was a cubite longe and wyde, and the ledge that wente rounde aboute it, was a spanne brode. This is the heyth of the aulter: Ezekiel 43:14 From the grounde to the lower steppes the length is two cubites, and the bredth one cubite: and from the lower steppes to the higher are foure cubites, & the bredth but one cubite. Ezekiel 43:15 The aulter was foure cubites hie, & from the aulter vpwarde stode foure hornes, Ezekiel 43:16 and it was xij cubites longe and xij cubites brode, vpon the foure corners: Ezekiel 43:17 the coueringe of the aulter was xiiij cubites longe and brode vpon the foure corners, and the ledge that wente rounde aboute, had half a cubite: and the botome therof rounde aboute one cubite: his steppes stode towarde the easte.

and the ordinances of the altar.

Ezekiel 43:18 And he sayde vnto me: Thou sonne of man, thus saieth the LORDE God: these are the ordinaunces and lawes of the aulter, in the daye whe it is made, to offre burntoffringes, and to sprenkle bloude ther vpon. Ezekiel 43:19 To the prestes, to ye Leuites that be of the sede of Sadoch, and treade before me to do me seruyce, saieth the LORDE God: Vnto these geue thou a yonge bullocke, for a synoffringe: Ezekiel 43:20 & take the bloude of him & sprenkle his foure hornes withal, & the foure corners of the aulter coueringe, with the ledge that goeth rounde aboute: here with shalt thou clense it, and reconcile it. Ezekiel 43:21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the synoffringe, & burne him in a seuerall place without the Sanctuary. Ezekiel 43:22 The nexte daye, take a gootbuck without blemish for a synoffringe, to reconcile the aulter withall: like as it was reconciled with ye bullocke. Ezekiel 43:23 Now when thou hast made it clene, then offre a yonge bullocke without blemish, and a ramme out of the flocke without blemish also: Ezekiel 43:24 Offre them before the LORDE, and let the prest cast salt thervpon, and geue them so vnto the LORDE for a burntoffringe. Ezekiel 43:25 Seuen dayes shalt thou bringe, euery daye a gootbucke. A yonge bullocke & a ramme of the flocke (both without blemish) shal they offre. Ezekiel 43:26 Seuen dayes shal they reconcile and clense the aulter, & offre vpon it. Ezekiel 43:27 When these dayes are expired, then vpon the viij daye and so forth, the prestes shal offre their burntoffringes and healthoffringes vpo ye aulter: so wil I be mercifull vnto you, saieth the LORDE God.

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