The returning of the glory of God into the Temple.
Ezekiel 43:1 Then he took me unto the gate,even the gate that looked toward the east; Ezekiel 43:2 when lo! the glory of the God of Israel, coming from the way of the east,and, the sound of him, was as the sound of many waters, and, the earth, shone with his glory. Ezekiel 43:3 And it was like the appearance of the vision which I had seen, like the vision which I sawwhen I came in to destroy the city, also, the visions, were like the vision which I saw by the river Chebar,so I fell upon my face. Ezekiel 43:4 And, the glory of Yahweh, entered into the house,by way of the gate which looked toward the east. Ezekiel 43:5 So then the spirit, lifted me up, and brought me into the inner court,and lo! the glory of Yahweh filled, the house. Ezekiel 43:6 Then heard I one speaking unto me, out of the house,and, a man, there was, standing beside me.
The sin of Israel hindered God's presence.
Ezekiel 43:7 Then said he unto me, Son of man, [This is] the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I would dwell in the midst of the sons of Israel, to times age-abiding,But the house of Israel, must, no more defile, my holy, Name. They, nor their kings, by their unchastity, and by the carcases of their kings, in their high places, Ezekiel 43:8 When they placedTheir, threshold by my, threshold, and their, door-post, beside, my, door-post, With only, the wall, between me and them, then defiled they my holy, Name by their abominations which they committed, Wherefore I devoured them, in mine anger. Ezekiel 43:9 Now, let them remove their unchastity, and the carcases of their kings, far from me,So will I make my habitation in the midst of them, to times age-abiding.
The prophet exhorteth them to repentance, and observation of the law of the house.
Ezekiel 43:10 Thou, son of man, Declare the house, unto the house of Israel, That they may be put to the blush for their iniquities,Then let them measure the pattern. Ezekiel 43:11 And, when they have blushed for all that they have done, thenThe form of the house, And the arrangement thereof, And the exits thereof, And the entrances thereof, And all the forms thereof, and all the statutes thereof, And all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof, make thou known unto them, And write [it] before their eyes; That they may keepAll the forms thereof, And all the statutes thereof, And do them. Ezekiel 43:12 This, shall be the law of the house,Upon the top of the mountain, all the boundary thereof round about on every side, [shall be] most holy, Lo! this, shall be the law of the house.
Ezekiel 43:13 And, these, shall be the measures of the altar, in cubits, a cubit, being a cubit and a handbreadth; and, the hollow, shall be a cubit, and, a cubit, the breadth, and, the boundary thereof unto the edge thereof round about, shall be a single span. And, this, shall be the upper part of the altar. Ezekiel 43:14 And, from the hollow of the ground unto the lower ledge, [shall be] two cubits, and, the breadth, one cubit,and, from the smaller ledge unto the larger ledge, [shall be] four cubits, and, the breadth, a cubit. Ezekiel 43:15 And, the hearth, [shall, be] four cubits,and, from the hearth and upward, the horns, [shall be] four. Ezekiel 43:16 And, the hearth, shall be twelve cubits in length, by, twelve, in breadthsquare in the four sides thereof. Ezekiel 43:17 And, the ledge, shall be fourteen in length, by fourteen in breadth, unto the four sides thereof,and, the boundary round about it, shall be half a cubit, and, the hollow thereto, a cubit, round about, with, the steps thereof, looking toward the east.
and the ordinances of the altar.
Ezekiel 43:18 Then said he unto me, Son of man, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, These, shall be the statutes of the altar, in the day when it is made,for offering up thereonan ascending-sacrifice, and for dashing thereonblood. Ezekiel 43:19 So then thou shalt give unto the priests the Levites, those, who are of the seed of Zadok, who approach unto me, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh, to wait upon mea young bullock, as a sin-bearer. Ezekiel 43:20 Then shalt thou take of the blood thereof, and place upon the four horns thereof, and on the four corners of the ledge, and on the boundary, round about,and shalt cleanse it from sin, and put a propitiatory-covering over it. Ezekiel 43:21 Then shalt thou take the bullock bearing sin,and shalt burn it in the appointed place of the house, outside the sanctuary. Ezekiel 43:22 And, on the second day, shalt thou bring near a kid of the goats without defect, as a sin-bearer,and they shall cleanse the altar from sin, just as they cleansed it from sin with the bullock. Ezekiel 43:23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing from sin, thou shalt bring near a young bullock without defect, and a ram out of the flock, without defect; Ezekiel 43:24 and shalt bring them near before Yahweh,and the priests, shall cast over them, salt, so shall they cause them to go up as an ascending-sacrifice to Yahweh. Ezekiel 43:25 Seven days, shalt thou offer a sin-bearing goat, for each day,and, a young bullock, and, a ram out of the flock, without defect, shall they offer. Ezekiel 43:26 Seven days, shall they put a propitiatory-covering over the altar, and shall purify it,and shall consecrate it. Ezekiel 43:27 When the days shall be accomplished, then shall it be, on the eighth day and forward, that the priests shall offer upon the altar your ascending-sacrifices, and your peace offerings. And I will accept you, Declareth, My Lord, Yahweh.