Building Altars

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Numbers 23:1

Then Balaam said to Balak, “Build me seven altars here and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.”

Exodus 32:5

When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; then he made an announcement: “There will be a festival to the Lord tomorrow.”

Genesis 12:7

Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “I will give this land to your offspring.” So he built an altar there to the Lord who had appeared to him.

Genesis 12:8

From there he moved on to the hill country east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. He built an altar to Yahweh there, and he called on the name of Yahweh.

Genesis 13:4

to the site where he had built the altar. And Abram called on the name of Yahweh there.

Genesis 13:18

So Abram moved his tent and went to live near the oaks of Mamre at Hebron, where he built an altar to the Lord.

Genesis 22:9

When they arrived at the place that God had told him about, Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood. He bound his son Isaac and placed him on the altar on top of the wood.

Genesis 26:25

So he built an altar there, called on the name of Yahweh, and pitched his tent there. Isaac’s slaves also dug a well there.

Genesis 33:20

And he set up an altar there and called it “God, the God of Israel.”

Genesis 35:1

God said to Jacob, “Get up! Go to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.”

Genesis 35:7

Jacob built an altar there and called the place God of Bethel because it was there that God had revealed Himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.

Joshua 8:30

At that time Joshua built an altar on Mount Ebal to the Lord, the God of Israel,

Joshua 22:10

When they came to the region of the Jordan in the land of Canaan, the Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh built a large, impressive altar there by the Jordan.

Joshua 22:11

Then the Israelites heard it said, “Look, the Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh have built an altar on the frontier of the land of Canaan at the region of the Jordan, on the Israelite side.”

Joshua 22:16

“This is what the Lord’s entire community says: ‘What is this treachery you have committed today against the God of Israel by turning away from the Lord and building an altar for yourselves, so that you are in rebellion against the Lord today?

Joshua 22:19

But if the land you possess is defiled, cross over to the land the Lord possesses where the Lord’s tabernacle stands, and take possession of it among us. But don’t rebel against the Lord or against us by building for yourselves an altar other than the altar of the Lord our God.

Joshua 22:23

that we have built for ourselves an altar to turn away from Him. May the Lord Himself hold us accountable if we intended to offer burnt offerings and grain offerings on it, or to sacrifice fellowship offerings on it.

Joshua 22:26

“Therefore we said: Let us take action and build an altar for ourselves, but not for burnt offering or sacrifice.

Judges 6:24

So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it Yahweh Shalom. It is in Ophrah of the Abiezrites until today.

Judges 6:26

Build a well-constructed altar to the Lord your God on the top of this rock. Take the second bull and offer it as a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah pole you cut down.”

Judges 6:28

When the men of the city got up in the morning, they found Baal’s altar torn down, the Asherah pole beside it cut down, and the second bull offered up on the altar that had been built.

Judges 21:4

The next day the people got up early, built an altar there, and offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings.

Ezra 3:2

Jeshua son of Jozadak and his brothers the priests along with Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and his brothers began to build the altar of Israel’s God in order to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the law of Moses, the man of God.

1 Samuel 7:17

Then he would return to Ramah because his home was there, he judged Israel there, and he built an altar to the Lord there.

1 Samuel 14:35

Then Saul built an altar to the Lord; it was the first time he had built an altar to the Lord.

2 Samuel 24:18

Gad came to David that day and said to him, “Go up and set up an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.”

2 Samuel 24:21

Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?”David replied, “To buy the threshing floor from you in order to build an altar to the Lord, so the plague on the people may be halted.”

2 Samuel 24:25

He built an altar to the Lord there and offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then the Lord answered prayer on behalf of the land, and the plague on Israel ended.

1 Chronicles 21:18

So the angel of the Lord ordered Gad to tell David to go and set up an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

1 Chronicles 21:22

Then David said to Ornan, “Give me this threshing-floor plot so that I may build an altar to the Lord on it. Give it to me for the full price, so the plague on the people may be stopped.”

1 Chronicles 21:26

He built an altar to the Lord there and offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on the Lord, and He answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering.

1 Kings 9:25

Three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar he had built for the Lord, and he burned incense with them in the Lord’s presence. So he completed the temple.

1 Kings 12:33

He offered sacrifices on the altar he had set up in Bethel on the fifteenth day of the eighth month. He chose this month on his own. He made a festival for the Israelites, offered sacrifices on the altar, and burned incense.

1 Kings 16:32

He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he had built in Samaria.

2 Kings 16:11

Uriah built the altar according to all the instructions King Ahaz sent from Damascus. Therefore, by the time King Ahaz came back from Damascus, Uriah the priest had completed it.

2 Chronicles 28:24

Then Ahaz gathered up the utensils of God’s temple, cut them into pieces, shut the doors of the Lord’s temple, and made himself altars on every street corner in Jerusalem.

2 Kings 21:3

He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed and reestablished the altars for Baal. He made an Asherah, as King Ahab of Israel had done; he also worshiped the whole heavenly host and served them.

2 Kings 21:4

He built altars in the Lord’s temple, where the Lord had said, “Jerusalem is where I will put My name.”

2 Kings 21:5

He built altars to the whole heavenly host in both courtyards of the Lord’s temple.

2 Kings 23:12

The king tore down the altars that were on the roof—Ahaz’s upper chamber that the kings of Judah had made—and the altars that Manasseh had made in the two courtyards of the Lord’s temple. Then he smashed them there and threw their dust into the Kidron Valley.

2 Chronicles 33:3

He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had torn down and reestablished the altars for the Baals. He made Asherah poles, and he worshiped the whole heavenly host and served them.

2 Chronicles 33:4

He built altars in the Lord’s temple, where Yahweh had said, “Jerusalem is where My name will remain forever.”

2 Chronicles 33:5

He built altars to the whole heavenly host in both courtyards of the Lord’s temple.

2 Chronicles 33:15

He removed the foreign gods and the idol from the Lord’s temple, along with all the altars that he had built on the mountain of the Lord’s temple and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside the city.

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