Ezekiel 43:26
New International Version
For seven days they are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it; thus they will dedicate it.

New Living Translation
Do this each day for seven days to cleanse and make atonement for the altar, thus setting it apart for holy use.

English Standard Version
Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and cleanse it, and so consecrate it.

Berean Study Bible
For seven days the priests are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it; so they shall consecrate it.

New American Standard Bible
'For seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.

King James Bible
Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.

Christian Standard Bible
For seven days the priests are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it. In this way they will consecrate it

Contemporary English Version
The priests will purify the altar during those days, so that it will be acceptable to me and ready to use.

Good News Translation
For seven days the priests are to consecrate the altar and make it ready for use.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For seven days the priests are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it. In this way they will consecrate it

International Standard Version
For a seven day period they are to make atonement for the altar, purifying it and consecrating it.

NET Bible
For seven days they will make atonement for the altar and cleanse it, so they will consecrate it.

New Heart English Bible
Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For seven days the priests should make peace with the LORD at the altar, purify it, and consecrate it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and cleanse it; so shall they consecrate it.

New American Standard 1977
‘For seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Seven days shall they atone the altar, and they shall cleanse it; and they shall extend their hands.

King James 2000 Bible
Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.

American King James Version
Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.

American Standard Version
Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and they shall make atonement for the altar, and shall purge it; and they shall consecrate themselves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seven days shall they expiate the altar, and shall cleanse it: and they shall consecrate it.

Darby Bible Translation
Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and purify it, and consecrate it.

English Revised Version
Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.

World English Bible
Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.

Young's Literal Translation
Seven days they purify the altar, and have cleansed it, and filled their hand.
Study Bible
The Altar of Sacrifice
25For seven days you are to provide a male goat daily for a sin offering; you are also to provide a young bull and a ram from the flock, both unblemished. 26For seven days the priests are to make atonement for the altar and cleanse it; so they shall consecrate it. 27At the end of these days, from the eighth day on, the priests are to present your burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar. Then I will accept you, declares the Lord GOD.’”…
Cross References
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 43:22
On the second day you are to present an unblemished male goat as a sin offering, and the altar is to be cleansed as it was with the bull.

Ezekiel 43:25
For seven days you are to provide a male goat daily for a sin offering; you are also to provide a young bull and a ram from the flock, both unblemished.

Ezekiel 43:27
At the end of these days, from the eighth day on, the priests are to present your burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar. Then I will accept you, declares the Lord GOD.'"

Ezekiel 45:18
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'On the first day of the first month you are to take a young bull without blemish and purify the sanctuary.

Treasury of Scripture

Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.

they shall

Leviticus 8:34
As he hath done this day, so the LORD hath commanded to do, to make an atonement for you.

Exodus 29:24
And thou shalt put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; and shalt wave them for a wave offering before the LORD.

Exodus 32:29
For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the LORD, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.







Lexicon
For seven
שִׁבְעַ֣ת (šiḇ·‘aṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

days
יָמִ֗ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

the priests are to make atonement
יְכַפְּרוּ֙ (yə·ḵap·pə·rū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3722: To cover, to expiate, condone, to placate, cancel

for the altar
הַמִּזְבֵּ֔חַ (ham·miz·bê·aḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

and cleanse it;
וְטִֽהֲר֖וּ (wə·ṭi·hă·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2891: To be clean or pure

so they shall consecrate
וּמִלְא֖וּ (ū·mil·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4390: To fill, be full of

it.
יָדָֽיו׃ (yā·ḏāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(26) Shall consecrate themselves.--Our version has here followed the Masoretic emendation of the text; the literal translation of the text itself is, shall fill its hand, referring to the altar. To "fill the hand" is a synonym for consecration, commonly applied to the priests, who were consecrated by placing in their hands the gifts they were to offer to God. Here it is better to keep to the text as it stands, "filling the hand of the altar" being a strong figurative expression to denote that it shall always be supplied with sacrificial gifts. Nothing is said throughout the passage of the consecration of the priests, the whole family of Aaron having been consecrated once for all by the ceremonies of Leviticus 8.

Verse 26. - They shall purge the altar. Smend thinks it strange that only the purification of the altar should be mentioned here, while that of the sanctuary is referred to later (Ezekiel 45:18), and finds in this an explanation (at least, perhaps) of the fact that in Exodus 29:36 only the consecration of the Mosaic altar - not of the Mosaic tabernacle - is reported. He conceives it likely that the author of Exodus 29:36 copied Ezekiel, but does not explain why Ezekiel may not have copied the author of Exodus 29:36. And they shall consecrate themselves; more correctly, they - i.e. the priests - shall consecrate it; literally, fill its hand. The phrase, מִלֵּאיָד, "to fill one's hand," sc. with gifts, occurs with reference to Jehovah (Exodus 32:29; 1 Chronicles 29:5; 2 Chronicles 29:31). It is also employed in the sense of filling the hand of another, as e.g. of a priest, with sacrificial gifts, when he is instituted into his sacred office (Exodus 28:41; Exodus 29:9; Leviticus 21:10; comp, Leviticus 8:27). Here the hand to be filled is that of the altar, which is personified for the purpose (compare the use of the terms "bosom" and "lip" in connection with the altar). The meaning is that the altar, at its consecration, should have a plentiful supply of gifts, to symbolize that the offering of such gifts was the work for which it was set apart, and that it should never be without them. 43:1-27 After Ezekiel had surveyed the temple of God, he had a vision of the glory of God. When Christ crucified, and the things freely given to us of God, through Him, are shown to us by the Holy Ghost, they make us ashamed for our sins. This frame of mind prepares us for fuller discoveries of the mysteries of redeeming love; and the whole of the Scriptures should be opened and applied, that men may see their sins, and repent of them. We are not now to offer any atoning sacrifices, for by one offering Christ has perfected for ever those that are sanctified, Heb 10:14; but the sprinkling of his blood is needful in all our approaches to God the Father. Our best services can be accepted only as sprinkled with the blood which cleanses from all sin.
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