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18 Bible Verses about Altar Of Incense

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Exodus 37:25

And he made the incense altar of acacia wood: the length of it was a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and two cubits was the height of it; the horns of it were of one piece with it.

Exodus 30:3

And you shall overlay it with pure gold, the top of it, and the sides of it round about, and its horns; and you shall make unto it a molding of gold round about.

Exodus 37:26

And he overlaid it with pure gold, both the top of it, and the sides of it round about, and the horns of it: also he made for it a molding of gold round about.

Exodus 30:4

And two golden rings shall you make for it under its molding, by its two corners, upon the two sides of it shall you make it; and they shall be places for the poles with which to bear it.

Exodus 37:27

And he made two rings of gold for it under its molding, by the two corners of it, upon the two sides of it, to be places for the poles to bear it.

Exodus 30:5

And you shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.

Exodus 39:38

And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet-smelling incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door,

Exodus 30:6

And you shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.

Leviticus 4:7

And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which is in the tabernacle of meeting; and shall pour the rest of the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.

1 Kings 9:25

And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto the LORD, and he burnt incense upon the altar that was before the LORD. So he finished the house.

Exodus 30:26-27

And you shall anoint the tabernacle of meeting with it, and the ark of the testimony, And the 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 sweet incense every morning: when he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it. And when Aaron lights the lamps at evening, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.

Exodus 30:9

You shall offer no unholy incense on it, nor burnt sacrifice, nor grain offering; neither shall you pour a drink offering on it.

Exodus 30:10

And Aaron shall make an atonement upon its horns once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.

2 Chronicles 26:16-19

But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense. And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men: And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It belongs not unto you, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for you have trespassed; neither shall it be for your honor from the LORD God.read more.
Then Uzziah was angry, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was angry with the priests, leprosy even broke out in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.

Numbers 4:11

And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of badger skins, and shall put in its poles:

Revelation 8:3

And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

Revelation 9:3

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

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

Exodus 30:6

And you shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.

Exodus 40:5

And you shall set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the hanging of the door to the tabernacle.

Exodus 40:26

And he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation before the veil:

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

Exodus 30:10

And Aaron shall make an atonement upon its horns once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.

Leviticus 16:18-19

And he shall go out unto the altar that is before the LORD, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about. And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.

Altar of incense » A type of Christ

Revelation 8:3

And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

Revelation 9:3

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

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 upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which is in the tabernacle of meeting; and shall pour the rest of the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.

Leviticus 4:18

And he shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar which is before the LORD, that is in the tabernacle of meeting, and shall pour out the rest of the blood at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.

Altar of incense » Said to be before the lord

Leviticus 4:7

And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which is in the tabernacle of meeting; and shall pour the rest of the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.

1 Kings 9:25

And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto the LORD, and he burnt incense upon the altar that was 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

And two golden rings shall you make for it under its molding, by its two corners, upon the two sides of it shall you make it; and they shall be places for the poles with which to bear it.

Exodus 37:27

And he made two rings of gold for it under its molding, by the two corners of it, upon the two sides of it, to be places for the poles to bear it.

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

Exodus 30:3

And you shall overlay it with pure gold, the top of it, and the sides of it round about, and its horns; and you shall make unto it a molding of gold round about.

Exodus 37:26

And he overlaid it with pure gold, both the top of it, and the sides of it round about, and the horns of it: also he made for it a molding of gold round about.

Altar of incense » Dimensions, &c of

Exodus 30:1

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

Exodus 37:25

And he made the incense altar of acacia wood: the length of it was a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and two cubits was the height of it; the horns of it were of one piece with it.

Altar of incense » Covered with gold

Exodus 30:3

And you shall overlay it with pure gold, the top of it, and the sides of it round about, and its horns; and you shall make unto it a molding of gold round about.

Exodus 37:26

And he overlaid it with pure gold, both the top of it, and the sides of it round about, and the horns of it: also he made for it a molding of gold round about.

Altar of incense » Punishment for » Unauthorized offering on

2 Chronicles 26:16-19

But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense. And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men: And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It belongs not unto you, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for you have trespassed; neither shall it be for your honor from the LORD God. read more.
Then Uzziah was angry, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was angry with the priests, leprosy even broke out in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from 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, took each of them his censer, and put fire in it, and put incense thereon, and offered unholy fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.

Altar of incense » Anointed with holy oil

Exodus 30:26-27

And you shall anoint the tabernacle of meeting with it, and the ark of the testimony, And the 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 sweet incense every morning: when he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it. And when Aaron lights the lamps at evening, he shall burn incense upon 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 altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of badger skins, and shall put in its poles:

Altar of incense » Called the golden altar

Exodus 39:38

And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet-smelling incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door,

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

Exodus 30:9

You shall offer no unholy incense on it, nor burnt sacrifice, nor grain offering; neither shall you pour a drink offering on it.

Altar of incense » Staves of, covered with gold

Exodus 30:5

And you shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.

Drink offering » Not » Poured » Altar of incense

Exodus 30:9

You shall offer no unholy incense on it, nor burnt sacrifice, nor grain offering; neither shall you pour a drink offering on it.