16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof.

Other Translations of Ezekiel 43:16

New International Version

16 The altar hearth is square, twelve cubitsThat is, about 21 feet or about 6.4 meters long and twelve cubits wide.

English Standard Version

16 The altar hearth shall be square, twelve cubits long by twelve broad.

The Message

16 "The top of the altar, the hearth, is square, twenty-one by twenty-one feet.

New King James Version

16 The altar hearth is twelve cubits long, twelve wide, square at its four corners;

New Living Translation

16 The top of the altar is square, measuring 21 feet by 21 feet.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ezekiel 43:16

Chapter Summary

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, Hebrews 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.