Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search CSB
Your Bible Version is the CSB
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

Ezekiel 43 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible
Return of the LORD’s Glory
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:1 -

He led me to the gate, the one that faces east,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:2 -

and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice sounded like the roar of a huge torrent, and the earth shone with his glory.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:3 -

The vision I saw was like the one I had seen when he[fn] came to destroy the city, and like the ones I had seen by the Chebar Canal. I fell facedown.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:4 -

The glory of the LORD entered the temple by way of the gate that faced east.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:5 -

Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the inner court, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:6 -

While the man was standing beside me, I heard someone speaking to me from the temple.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:7 -

He said to me: “Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place for the soles of my feet, where I will dwell among the Israelites forever. The house of Israel and their kings will no longer defile my holy name by their religious prostitution and by the corpses[fn] of their kings at their high places.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:8 -

“Whenever they placed their threshold next to my threshold and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them, they were defiling my holy name by the detestable acts they committed. So I destroyed them in my anger.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:9 -

“Now let them remove their prostitution and the corpses of their kings far from me, and I will dwell among them forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:10 -

“As for you, son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, so that they may be ashamed of their iniquities. Let them measure its pattern,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:11 -

“and they will be ashamed of all that they have done. Reveal[fn] the design of the temple to them ​— ​its layout with its exits and entrances ​— ​its complete design along with all its statutes, design specifications, and laws. Write it down in their sight so that they may observe its complete design and all its statutes and may carry them out.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:12 -

“This is the law of the temple: All its surrounding territory on top of the mountain will be especially holy. Yes, this is the law of the temple.

The Altar
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:13 -

“These are the measurements of the altar in units of length (each unit being the standard length plus three inches):[fn] The gutter is 21 inches[fn] deep and 21 inches wide, with a rim of nine inches[fn] around its edge. This is the base[fn] of the altar.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:14 -

“The distance from the gutter on the ground to the lower ledge is 3 1/2 feet,[fn] and the width of the ledge is 21 inches. There are 7 feet[fn] from the small ledge to the large ledge, whose width is also 21 inches.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:15 -

“The altar hearth[fn] is 7 feet high, and four horns project upward from the hearth.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:16 -

“The hearth is square, 21 feet[fn] long by 21 feet wide.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:17 -

“The ledge is 24 1/2 feet[fn] long by 24 1/2 feet wide, with four equal sides. The rim all around it is 10 1/2 inches,[fn] and its gutter is 21 inches all around it. The altar’s steps face east.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:18 -

Then he said to me: “Son of man, this is what the Lord GOD says: These are the statutes for the altar on the day it is constructed, so that burnt offerings may be sacrificed on it and blood may be splattered on it:

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:19 -

“You are to give a bull from the herd as a sin offering to the Levitical priests who are from the offspring of Zadok, who approach me in order to serve me.” This is the declaration of the Lord GOD.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:20 -

“You are to take some of its blood and apply it to the four horns of the altar, the four corners of the ledge, and all around the rim. In this way you will purify the altar and make atonement for it.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:21 -

“Then you are to take away the bull for the sin offering, and it must be burned outside the sanctuary in the place appointed for the temple.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:22 -

“On the second day you are to present an unblemished male goat as a sin offering. They will purify the altar just as they did with the bull.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:23 -

“When you have finished the purification, you are to present a young, unblemished bull and an unblemished ram from the flock.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:24 -

“You are to present them before the LORD; the priests will throw salt on them and sacrifice them as a burnt offering to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:25 -

“You will offer a goat for a sin offering each day for seven days. A young bull and a ram from the flock, both unblemished, are also to be offered.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:26 -

“For seven days the priests are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it. In this way they will consecrate it[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:27 -

“and complete the days of purification. Then on the eighth day and afterward, the priests will offer your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar, and I will accept you.” This is the declaration of the Lord GOD.

CSB Footnotes
Some Hb mss, Theod, Vg; other Hb mss, LXX, Syr read I
Or monuments, also in v. 9
Some Hb mss, Theod, Tg read their death
LXX, Vg; MT reads pattern. [11]And if they are ashamed  . . .  done, reveal
Lit in cubits (a cubit being a cubit plus a handbreadth)
Lit one cubit, also in vv. 14,17
Lit one span
LXX reads height
Lit two cubits
Lit four cubits, also in v. 15
Hb obscure
Lit 12 cubits
Lit 14 cubits
Lit one-half cubit
Lit will fill its hands

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search CSB

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search CSB

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization