The glory of God returns to the new temple. The Israelites shall no more profane God's name by idolatry: the prophet is commanded to shew them the dimensions, and form of the temple, and of the altar, with the sacrifices to be offered thereon.
1 And he brought me to the gate that looked towards the east.
Et duxit me ad portam quae respiciebat ad viam orientalem.
2 And behold the glory of the God of Israel came in by the way of the east: and his voice was like the noise of many waters, and the earth shone with his majesty.
Et ecce gloria Dei Israel ingrediebatur per viam orientalem : et vox erat ei quasi vox aquarum multarum, et terra splendebat a majestate ejus.
3 And I saw the vision according to the appearance which I had seen when he came to destroy the city: and the appearance was according to the vision which I had seen by the river Chobar: and I fell upon my face.
Et vidi visionem secundum speciem quam videram, quando venit ut disperderet civitatem : et species secundum aspectum quem videram juxta fluvium Chobar : et cecidi super faciem meam.
4 And the majesty of the Lord went into the temple by the way of the gate that looked to the east.
Et majestas Domini ingressa est templum per viam portae quae respiciebat ad orientem.
5 And the spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court: and behold the house was filled with the glory of the Lord.
Et elevavit me spiritus, et introduxit me in atrium interius : et ecce repleta erat gloria Domini domus.
6 And I heard one speaking to me out of the house, and the man that stood by me,
Et audivi loquentem ad me de domo : et vir qui stabat juxta me
7 Said to me: Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever: and the house of Israel shall no more profane my holy name, they and their kings by their fornications, and by the carcasses of their kings, and by the high places.
dixit ad me : Fili hominis, locus solii mei, et locus vestigiorum pedum meorum, ubi habito in medio filiorum Israel in aeternum : et non polluent ultra domus Israel nomen sanctum meum, ipsi et reges eorum, in fornicationibus suis, et in ruinis regum suorum, et in excelsis.
8 They who have set their threshold by my threshold, and their posts by my posts: and there was but a wall between me and them: and they profaned my holy name by the abominations which they committed: for which reason I consumed them in my wrath.
Qui fabricati sunt limen suum juxta limen meum, et postes suos juxta postes meos, et murus erat inter me et eos : et polluerunt nomen sanctum meum in abominationibus quas fecerunt : propter quod consumpsi eos in ira mea.
9 Now therefore let them put away their fornications, and the carcasses of their kings far from me: and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.
Nunc ergo repellant procul fornicationem suam et ruinas regum suorum a me, et habitabo in medio eorum semper.
10 But thou, son of man, shew to the house of Israel the temple, and let them be ashamed of their iniquities, and let them measure the building:
Tu autem, fili hominis, ostende domui Israel templum, et confundantur ab iniquitatibus suis, et metiantur fabricam,
11 And be ashamed of all that they have done. Shew them the form of the house, and of the fashion thereof, the goings out and the comings in, and the whole plan thereof, and all its ordinances, and all its order, and all its laws, and thou shalt write it in their sight: that they may keep the whole form thereof, and its ordinances, and do them.
et erubescant ex omnibus quae fecerunt. Figuram domus, et fabricae ejus, exitus et introitus, et omnem descriptionem ejus, et universa praecepta ejus, cunctumque ordinem ejus, et omnes leges ejus ostende eis, et scribes in oculis eorum, ut custodiant omnes descriptiones ejus, et praecepta illius, et faciant ea.
12 This is the law of the house upon the top of the mountain: All its border round about is most holy: this then is the law of the house.
Ista est lex domus in summitate montis : omnis finis ejus in circuitu, Sanctum sanctorum est. Haec est ergo lex domus.
13 And these are the measures of the altar by the truest cubit, which is a cubit and a handbreadth: the bottom thereof was a cubit, and the breadth a cubit: and the border thereof unto its edge, and round about, one handbreadth: and this was the trench of the altar.
Istae autem mensurae altaris in cubito verissimo, qui habebat cubitum et palmum : in sinu ejus erat cubitus, et cubitus in latitudine : et definitio ejus usque ad labium ejus, et in circuitu palmus unus : haec quoque erat fossa altaris.
14 And from the bottom of the ground to the lowest brim two cubits, and the breadth of one cubit: and from the lesser brim to the greater brim four cubits, and the breadth of one cubit.
Et de sinu terrae usque ad crepidinem novissimam duo cubiti, et latitudo cubiti unius : et a crepidine minore usque ad crepidinem majorem quatuor cubiti, et latitudo cubiti unius.
15 And the Ariel itself was four cubits: and from the Ariel upward were four horns.
Ipse autem Ariel quatuor cubitorum, et ab Ariel usque ad sursum cornua quatuor.
16 And the Ariel was twelve cubits long, and twelve cubits broad, foursquare, with equal sides.
Et Ariel duodecim cubitorum in longitudine per duodecim cubitos latitudinis, quadrangulatum aequis lateribus.
17 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.
Et crepido quatuordecim cubitorum longitudinis per quatuordecim cubitos latitudinis in quatuor angulis ejus : et corona in circuitu ejus dimidii cubiti, et sinus ejus unius cubiti per circuitum : gradus autem ejus versi ad orientem.
18 And he said to me: Son of man, thus saith the Lord God: These are the ceremonies of the altar, in what day soever it shall be made: that holocausts may be offered upon it, and blood poured out.
Et dixit ad me : Fili hominis, haec dicit Dominus Deus : Hi sunt ritus altaris, in quacumque die fuerit fabricatum, ut offeratur super illud holocaustum, et effundatur sanguis.
19 And thou shalt give to the priests, and the Levites, that are of the race of Sadoc, who approach to me, saith the Lord God, to offer to me a calf of the herd for sin.
Et dabis sacerdotibus et Levitis qui sunt de semine Sadoc, qui accedunt ad me, ait Dominus Deus, ut offerant mihi vitulum de armento pro peccato.
20 And thou shalt take of his blood, and shalt put it upon the four horns thereof, and upon the four corners of the brim, and upon the crown round about: and thou shalt cleanse, and expiate it.
Et assumens de sanguine ejus, pones super quatuor cornua ejus, et super quatuor angulos crepidinis, et super coronam in circuitu : et mundabis illud et expiabis.
21 And thou shalt take the calf, that is offered for sin: and thou shalt burn him in a separate place of the house without the sanctuary.
Et tolles vitulum qui oblatus fuerit pro peccato, et combures eum in separato loco domus, extra sanctuarium.
22 And in the second day thou shalt offer a he goat without blemish for sin: and they shall expiate the altar, as they expiated it with the calf.
Et in die secunda offeres hircum caprarum immaculatum pro peccato : et expiabunt altare sicut expiaverunt in vitulo.
23 And when thou shalt have made an end of the expiation thereof, thou shalt offer a calf of the herd without blemish, and a ram of the flock without blemish.
Cumque compleveris expians illud, offeres vitulum de armento immaculatum, et arietem de grege immaculatum.
24 And thou shalt offer them in the sight of the Lord: and the priests shall put salt upon them, and shall offer them a holocaust to the Lord.
Et offeres eos in conspectu Domini : et mittent sacerdotes super eos sal, et offerent eos holocaustum Domino.
25 Seven days shalt thou offer a he goat for sin daily: they shall offer also a calf of the herd, and a ram of the flock without blemish.
Septem diebus facies hircum pro peccato quotidie : et vitulum de armento, et arietem de pecoribus immaculatos offerent.
26 Seven days shall they expiate the altar, and shall cleanse it: and they shall consecrate it.
Septem diebus expiabunt altare et mundabunt illud, et implebunt manum ejus.
27 And the days being expired, on the eighth day and thenceforward, the priests shall offer your holocausts upon the altar, and the peace offerings: and I will be pacified towards you, saith the Lord God.
Expletis autem diebus, in die octava et ultra, facient sacerdotes super altare holocausta vestra, et quae pro pace offerunt : et placatus ero vobis, ait Dominus Deus.