Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.
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George Leo Haydock
Consecrate it. Literally, "fill his hand "that is, dedicate and apply it to holy service, (Challoner) as the Hebrew, speak of the altar. Septuagint, "they shall fill their hands "seems more natural, (Exodus xxviii. 41.) and is adopted by Pagnin, Vatable (Calmet)