Altar Of Incense

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Exodus 37:25

And [Bezalel] made the incense altar of acacia wood; its top was a cubit square and it was two cubits high; the horns were one piece with it.

Exodus 30:3

And you shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and its sides round about and its horns, and you shall make a crown (a rim or molding) of gold around it.

Exodus 37:26

He overlaid it with pure gold, its top, its sides round about, and its horns; also he made a rim around it of gold.

Exodus 30:4

You shall make two golden rings under the rim of it, on the two ribs on the two opposite sides of it; and they shall be holders for the poles with which to carry it.

Exodus 37:27

And he made two rings of gold for it under its rim, on its two opposite sides, as places for the poles [to pass through] to carry it.

Exodus 30:5

And you shall make the poles of acacia wood, overlaid with gold.

Exodus 39:38

The golden altar, the anointing oil, the fragrant incense, and the hanging for the door of the tent;

Exodus 30:6

You shall put the altar [of incense] in front and outside of the veil that screens the ark of the Testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony (the Law, the tables of stone), where I will meet with you.

Leviticus 4:7

And the priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the Lord which is in the Tent of Meeting; and all the rest of the blood of the bull shall he pour out at the base of the altar of the burnt offering at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

1 Kings 9:25

Three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar he built to the Lord, and he burned incense with them before the Lord. So he finished the house.

Exodus 30:26-27

And you shall anoint the Tent of Meeting with it, and the ark of the Testimony, And the [showbread] table and all its utensils, and the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense,

Exodus 30:7-8

And Aaron shall burn on it incense of sweet spices; every morning when he trims and fills the lamps he shall burn it. And when Aaron lights the lamps in the evening, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before the Lord throughout your generations.

Exodus 30:9

You shall offer no unholy incense on the altar nor burnt sacrifice nor cereal offering; and you shall pour no libation (drink offering) on it.

Exodus 30:10

Aaron shall make atonement upon the horns of it once a year; with the blood of the sin offering of atonement once in the year shall he make atonement upon and for it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the Lord.

2 Chronicles 26:16-19

But when [King Uzziah] was strong, he became proud to his destruction; and he trespassed against the Lord his God, for he went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense. And Azariah the priest went in after him and with him eighty priests of the Lord, men of courage. They opposed King Uzziah and said to him, It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are set apart to burn incense. Withdraw from the sanctuary; you have trespassed, and that will not be to your credit and honor before the Lord God.read more.
Then Uzziah was enraged, and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense. And while he was enraged with the priests, leprosy broke out on his forehead before the priests in the house of the Lord, beside the incense altar.

Numbers 4:11

And upon the golden [incense] altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of dolphin or porpoise skin, and shall put in place its poles [for carrying].

Revelation 8:3

And another angel came and stood over the altar. He had a golden censer, and he was given very much incense (fragrant spices and gums which exhale perfume when burned), that he might mingle it with the prayers of all the people of God (the saints) upon the golden altar before the throne.

Revelation 9:3

Then out of the smoke locusts came forth on the earth, and such power was granted them as the power the earth's scorpions have.

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Altar of incense » Placed before the vail in the outer sanctuary

Exodus 30:6

You shall put the altar [of incense] in front and outside of the veil that screens the ark of the Testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony (the Law, the tables of stone), where I will meet with you.

Exodus 40:5

You shall set the golden altar for the incense before the ark of the Testimony [outside the veil] and put the hanging or screen at the tabernacle door.

Exodus 40:26

He put the golden altar [of incense] in the Tent of Meeting before the veil;

Altar of incense » Atonement made for, by the high priest once every year

Exodus 30:10

Aaron shall make atonement upon the horns of it once a year; with the blood of the sin offering of atonement once in the year shall he make atonement upon and for it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the Lord.

Leviticus 16:18-19

And he shall go out to the altar [of burnt offering in the court] which is before the Lord and make atonement for it, and shall take some of the blood of the bull and of the goat and put it on the horns of the altar round about. And he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his fingers seven times and cleanse it and hallow it from the uncleanness of the Israelites.

Altar of incense » A type of Christ

Revelation 8:3

And another angel came and stood over the altar. He had a golden censer, and he was given very much incense (fragrant spices and gums which exhale perfume when burned), that he might mingle it with the prayers of all the people of God (the saints) upon the golden altar before the throne.

Revelation 9:3

Then out of the smoke locusts came forth on the earth, and such power was granted them as the power the earth's scorpions have.

Altar of incense » The blood of all sin offerings put on the horns of

Leviticus 4:7

And the priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the Lord which is in the Tent of Meeting; and all the rest of the blood of the bull shall he pour out at the base of the altar of the burnt offering at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

Leviticus 4:18

He shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar [of incense] which is before the Lord in the Tent of Meeting, and he shall pour out all the blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering near the door of the Tent of Meeting.

Altar of incense » Said to be before the lord

Leviticus 4:7

And the priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the Lord which is in the Tent of Meeting; and all the rest of the blood of the bull shall he pour out at the base of the altar of the burnt offering at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

1 Kings 9:25

Three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar he built to the Lord, and he burned incense with them before the Lord. So he finished the house.

Altar of incense » Had four rings of gold under the crown for the staves

Exodus 30:4

You shall make two golden rings under the rim of it, on the two ribs on the two opposite sides of it; and they shall be holders for the poles with which to carry it.

Exodus 37:27

And he made two rings of gold for it under its rim, on its two opposite sides, as places for the poles [to pass through] to carry it.

Altar of incense » Top of, surrounded with a crown of gold

Exodus 30:3

And you shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and its sides round about and its horns, and you shall make a crown (a rim or molding) of gold around it.

Exodus 37:26

He overlaid it with pure gold, its top, its sides round about, and its horns; also he made a rim around it of gold.

Altar of incense » Dimensions, &c of

Exodus 30:1

And you shall make an altar to burn incense upon; of acacia wood you shall make it.

Exodus 37:25

And [Bezalel] made the incense altar of acacia wood; its top was a cubit square and it was two cubits high; the horns were one piece with it.

Altar of incense » Covered with gold

Exodus 30:3

And you shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and its sides round about and its horns, and you shall make a crown (a rim or molding) of gold around it.

Exodus 37:26

He overlaid it with pure gold, its top, its sides round about, and its horns; also he made a rim around it of gold.

Altar of incense » Punishment for » Unauthorized offering on

2 Chronicles 26:16-19

But when [King Uzziah] was strong, he became proud to his destruction; and he trespassed against the Lord his God, for he went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense. And Azariah the priest went in after him and with him eighty priests of the Lord, men of courage. They opposed King Uzziah and said to him, It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are set apart to burn incense. Withdraw from the sanctuary; you have trespassed, and that will not be to your credit and honor before the Lord God. read more.
Then Uzziah was enraged, and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense. And while he was enraged with the priests, leprosy broke out on his forehead before the priests in the house of the Lord, beside the incense altar.

Altar of incense » Punishment for » Offering strange fire on

Leviticus 10:1-2

And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, and put incense on it, and offered strange and unholy fire before the Lord, as He had not commanded them. And there came forth fire from before the Lord and killed them, and they died before the Lord.

Altar of incense » Anointed with holy oil

Exodus 30:26-27

And you shall anoint the Tent of Meeting with it, and the ark of the Testimony, And the [showbread] table and all its utensils, and the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense,

Altar of incense » Priest » Burned » Incense » Every morning » Every evening

Exodus 30:7-8

And Aaron shall burn on it incense of sweet spices; every morning when he trims and fills the lamps he shall burn it. And when Aaron lights the lamps in the evening, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before the Lord throughout your generations.

Altar of incense » Covered by the priest before removal from the sanctuary

Numbers 4:11

And upon the golden [incense] altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of dolphin or porpoise skin, and shall put in place its poles [for carrying].

Altar of incense » Called the golden altar

Exodus 39:38

The golden altar, the anointing oil, the fragrant incense, and the hanging for the door of the tent;

Altar of incense » No strange incense nor any sacrifice to be offered on

Exodus 30:9

You shall offer no unholy incense on the altar nor burnt sacrifice nor cereal offering; and you shall pour no libation (drink offering) on it.

Altar of incense » Staves of, covered with gold

Exodus 30:5

And you shall make the poles of acacia wood, overlaid with gold.

Drink offering » Not » Poured » Altar of incense

Exodus 30:9

You shall offer no unholy incense on the altar nor burnt sacrifice nor cereal offering; and you shall pour no libation (drink offering) on it.