||The fire of the altar shall be ignited with [the remains of the offerings]. Each morning, the priest shall kindle wood on them. On [this wood] he shall then arrange burnt offerings and burn the choice parts of the peace offerings.
Veha'esh al-hamizbe'ach tukad-bo lo tichbeh uvi'er aleyha hakohen etsim baboker baboker ve'arach aleyha ha'olah vehiktir aleyha chelvey hashlamim.
||Thus, there shall be a constant fire kept burning on the altar, without being extinguished.
Esh tamid tukad al-hamizbe'ach lo tichbeh.
||This is the law of meal offering: [One of] Aaron's descendants shall offer it before God, [near the place where one ascends] to the altar.
Vezot torat haminchah hakrev otah beney-Aharon lifney Adonay el-peney hamizbe'ach.
|near the place...|
(Rashi). Literally 'face.' This was at the south-west corner of the altar (Rashi;Yad, Maaseh HaKorbanoth 13:12; Sotah 14b).