Ezekiel 43:17
New International Version
The upper ledge also is square, fourteen cubits long and fourteen cubits wide. All around the altar is a gutter of one cubit with a rim of half a cubit. The steps of the altar face east.”

New Living Translation
The upper ledge also forms a square, measuring 24 1 / 2 feet by 24 1 / 2 feet, with a 21-inch gutter and a 10 1 / 2 -inch curb all around the edge. There are steps going up the east side of the altar.”

English Standard Version
The ledge also shall be square, fourteen cubits long by fourteen broad, with a rim around it half a cubit broad, and its base one cubit all around. The steps of the altar shall face east.”

Berean Study Bible
The ledge shall also be square, fourteen cubits long and fourteen cubits wide, with a rim of half a cubit and a gutter of a cubit all around it. The steps of the altar shall face east.”

King James Bible
And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.

New King James Version
the ledge, fourteen cubits long and fourteen wide on its four sides, with a rim of half a cubit around it; its base, one cubit all around; and its steps face toward the east.”

New American Standard Bible
And the ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen wide in its four sides, the border around it shall be half a cubit, and its base shall be a cubit all around; and its steps shall face east.”

NASB 1995
“The ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen wide in its four sides, the border around it shall be half a cubit and its base shall be a cubit round about; and its steps shall face the east.”

NASB 1977
“And the ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen wide in its four sides, the border around it shall be half a cubit, and its base shall be a cubit round about; and its steps shall face the east.”

Amplified Bible
The ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen wide on its four sides, and the border around it shall be half a cubit; and its base shall be a cubit all around, and its steps shall face the east.”

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

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

American Standard Version
And the ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen broad in the four sides thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit round about; and the steps thereof shall look toward the east.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And its railing, fourteen cubits its length, and fourteen its width on its four sides, and its railing and the border that was around it was half of a cubit, and its hollow is round, and its steps face to the East

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the mercy-seat shall be fourteen cubits in length, by fourteen cubits in breadth on its four sides; and there shall be a border to it carried round about it of half a cubit; and the rim of it shall be a cubit round about; and the steps thereof looking eastward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the brim was fourteen cubits long, and fourteen cubits broad in the four corners thereof: and the crown round about it was half a cubit, and the bottom of it one cubit round about: and its steps turned toward the east.

English Revised Version
And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen broad in the four sides thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and the steps thereof shall look toward the east.

Good News Translation
The middle section was also a square, 24 feet on each side, with a rim at the outside edge 10 inches high. (The gutter was 20 inches wide.) The steps going up the altar were on the east side.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The upper ledge was also square. It was 24 1/2 feet long and 24 1/2 feet wide. It had a rim all the way around that was 10 1/2 inches wide. Its base was 21 inches. The steps to the altar faced east.

International Standard Version
It is to have a ledge fourteen cubits long by fourteen cubits wide around the four sides. Its border is to be half a cubit and its base is to be a cubit all around, with its steps facing east."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen broad in the four sides thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and the steps thereof shall look toward the east.'

Literal Standard Version
And the border [is] fourteen long by fourteen broad, at its four sides, and the border around it [is] half a cubit, and the center of it [is] a cubit around, and its steps are looking eastward.”

NET Bible
The ledge is 24 1/2 feet long and 24 1/2 feet wide on four sides; the border around it is 10 1/2 inches, and its surrounding base 1 3/4 feet. Its steps face east."

New Heart English Bible
The ledge shall be twenty-four feet one inch long by twenty-four feet one inch broad in the four sides of it; and the border about it shall be ten and a half inches; and its bottom shall be twenty-one inches around; and its steps shall look toward the east."

World English Bible
The ledge shall be fourteen [cubits] long by fourteen broad in the four sides of it; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and its bottom shall be a cubit around; and its steps shall look toward the east.

Young's Literal Translation
And the border is fourteen long by fourteen broad, at its four squares, and the border round about it is half a cubit, and the centre to it is a cubit round about, and its steps are looking eastward.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Altar of Sacrifice
16The altar hearth shall be square at its four corners, twelve cubits long and twelve cubits wide. 17The ledge shall also be square, fourteen cubits long and fourteen cubits wide, with a rim of half a cubit and a gutter of a cubit all around it. The steps of the altar shall face east.” 18Then 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 sprinkled on it:…

Cross References
Exodus 20:26
And you must not go up to My altar on steps, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.'

Ezekiel 40:6
Then he came to the gate facing east and climbed its steps. He measured the threshold of the gate to be one rod deep.

Ezekiel 43:14
The space from the gutter on the ground to the lower ledge shall be two cubits, and the ledge one cubit wide. The space from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge shall be four cubits, and the ledge one cubit wide.

Ezekiel 43:20
You are to take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the altar, on the four corners of the ledge, and all around the rim; thus you will cleanse the altar and make atonement for it.

Ezekiel 45:19
And the priest is to take some of the blood from the sin offering and put it on the doorposts of the temple, on the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and on the gateposts of the inner court.


Treasury of Scripture

And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.

and the border

Exodus 25:25
And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.

Exodus 30:3
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about.

1 Kings 18:32
And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.

his stairs.

Exodus 20:26
Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

look toward

Ezekiel 8:16
And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

Ezekiel 40:6
Then came he unto the gate which looketh toward the east, and went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad; and the other threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad.

1 Kings 6:8
The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The ledge
וְהָעֲזָרָ֞ה (wə·hā·‘ă·zā·rāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5835: An inclosure, a border

[shall also be] square,
אֶ֖ל (’el)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

fourteen [cubits]
אַרְבַּ֧ע (’ar·ba‘)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 702: Four

long
אֹ֗רֶךְ (’ō·reḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 753: Length

and fourteen [cubits]
בְּאַרְבַּ֤ע (bə·’ar·ba‘)
Preposition-b | Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 702: Four

wide,
רֹ֔חַב (rō·ḥaḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7341: Breadth, width

with a rim
וְהַגְּבוּל (wə·hag·gə·ḇūl)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

of half
חֲצִ֣י (ḥă·ṣî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2677: The half, middle

a cubit
הָאַמָּ֗ה (hā·’am·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

and a gutter
וְהַֽחֵיק־ (wə·ha·ḥêq-)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2436: The bosom

of a cubit
אַמָּה֙ (’am·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

all around
סָבִ֨יב (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

it.
אוֹתָ֜הּ (’ō·w·ṯāh)
Direct object marker | third person feminine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

The steps of the altar
וּמַעֲלֹתֵ֖הוּ (ū·ma·‘ă·lō·ṯê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4609: Elevation, the act, the condition, a climactic progression

[shall] face
פְּנ֥וֹת (pə·nō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

east.”
קָדִֽים׃ (qā·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6921: The fore, front part, the East


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