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46 Bible Verses about Building Altars

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Numbers 23:1

Balaam told Balak, "Build for me here seven altars and prepare here for me seven bulls and seven rams."

Exodus 32:5

When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of it, and then he proclaimed, "Tomorrow is to be a festival to the LORD."

Genesis 12:7

Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "I'll give this land to your descendants." So Abram built an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.

Genesis 12:8

From there Abram traveled on to the hill country east of Bethel and set up his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.

Genesis 13:4

where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.

Genesis 13:18

So Abram moved his tent and settled beside the oaks of Mamre that are by Hebron, where he built an altar to the LORD.

Genesis 22:9

The two of them went on together and came to the place about which God had spoken. Abraham built an altar there, arranged the wood, tied up his son Isaac, and placed him on the altar on top of the wood.

Genesis 26:25

In response, Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the LORD. He also pitched his tents there and his servants dug a well.

Genesis 33:20

set up an altar, and named it El-elohe-israel.

Genesis 35:1

Later, God told Jacob, "Get up, move to Bethel, and live there. Build an altar to the God who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau."

Genesis 35:7

He built an altar there to God and named the place El Beth-el, because God had revealed himself there when he was fleeing from his brother.

Joshua 8:30

Then Joshua built an altar to the LORD God of Israel, on Mount Ebal,

Joshua 22:10

After they arrived at an area of the Jordan River that is in the land of Canaan, the descendants of Reuben, the descendants of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh constructed an altar there by the Jordan River, and it was very large.

Joshua 22:11

When the Israelis heard about it, they announced, "Look here, the descendants of Reuben, the descendants of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh have constructed an altar in Canaan's frontier district of the Jordan River, on the side apportioned to the Israelis."

Joshua 22:16

"This is what the entire community of the LORD has to say: "What is this treacherous act by which you have acted deceitfully against the God of Israel by turning away from following the LORD today, and by building yourselves an altar today, so you can rebel against the LORD?

Joshua 22:19

If the land of your inheritance remains unclean, then cross back over into the land that the LORD possesses, and receive an inheritance among us. Don't rebel against the LORD and against us by constructing an altar for yourselves besides the altar of the LORD our God.

Joshua 22:23

If we have built an altar for ourselves intended to turn us away from following the LORD, or to offer burnt offerings, grain offerings, or peace offerings on it, may the LORD himself demand an accounting from us!

Joshua 22:26

"That's why we said, "Let's build an altar for ourselves, not for burnt offerings or sacrifice,

Judges 6:24

So Gideon built an altar right there to the LORD and called it "The LORD is peace." (To this very day it still stands in Ophrah, which belongs to the descendants of Abiezer.)

Judges 6:26

and build an altar to the LORD your God on top of this stronghold in an orderly manner. Then take the second bull and offer it as a burnt offering using the wood from the Asherah that you'll be cutting down."

Judges 6:28

When the leading men of the city got up early the next morning, the altar to Baal had been torn down, along with the Asherah that had stood beside it, and the second bull had been offered on the altar that had been erected.

Judges 21:4

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

Ezra 3:2

Then Jozadak's son Jeshua and his brothers got up, along with Shealtiel's son Zerubbabel and his brothers. They built an altar of the God of Israel in order to offer burnt offerings, as prescribed by the Law of Moses, the man of God.

1 Samuel 7:17

He would return to Ramah because his house was there, and judged Israel from there. He also built an altar to the LORD there.

1 Samuel 14:35

Saul built an altar to the LORD; it was the first altar that he built to the LORD.

2 Samuel 24:18

That very day, Gad approached David and told him, "Go up and build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor that belongs to Araunah the Jebusite."

2 Samuel 24:21

and asked him, "Why has your majesty the king come to his servant?" David replied, "To purchase your threshing floor and to build an altar to the LORD, so the pestilence can be averted from the people."

2 Samuel 24:25

built an altar to the LORD there, and presented burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD answered David's prayers for the land and the pestilence on Israel was averted.

1 Chronicles 21:18

The angel of the LORD told Gad to tell David that David was to go up and build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor that belonged to Ornan the Jebusite.

1 Chronicles 21:22

David told Ornan, "Give me the threshing floor as a site to build an altar to the LORD on it. Give it to me at its full price, so the plague may be averted from the people."

1 Chronicles 21:26

built an altar to the LORD there, and presented burnt offerings and peace offerings. He called out to the LORD, and he answered him from heaven with fire on the altar of burnt offerings.

1 Kings 9:25

Three times every year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar that he had built to the LORD, burning incense with the offerings in the presence of the Lord. This concludes the record of the Temple construction.

1 Kings 12:33

Then, on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, he went up to burn incense on the altar that he had set up in Bethel, thus beginning the festival that he had made up out of his own heart for the Israelis.

1 Kings 16:32

He built an altar for Baal in a temple for Baal that he constructed in Samaria.

2 Kings 16:11

Uriah the priest built an altar, following the plans that King Ahaz had sent him from Damascus and finishing the altar before King Ahaz returned from Damascus.

2 Chronicles 28:24

Ahaz also collected the utensils of God's Temple, cut them all into pieces, and closed the doors of the LORD's Temple. Then he made altars to himself on every corner in Jerusalem

2 Kings 21:3

He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed. He erected altars for Baal, crafted an Asherah, just as King Ahab of Israel had done, and worshipped and served the stars of heaven.

2 Kings 21:4

He also built altars in the LORD's Temple, about which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem I will place my Name."

2 Kings 21:5

He built two altars to every star in the heavens in the two courts of the LORD's Temple.

2 Kings 23:12

The king demolished the rooftop altars on top of Ahaz's upper chamber that the kings of Judah had erected, as well as the altars that Manasseh had made in the two courts of the LORD's Temple. He pulverized them where they stood and cast their dust into the Kidron Brook.

2 Chronicles 33:3

He re-established the high places that his father Hezekiah had demolished, he built altars to the Baals, erected Asherim, and worshipped and served the armies of heaven.

2 Chronicles 33:4

He also built altars in the LORD's Temple, about which the LORD had spoken "My name will reside in Jerusalem forever."

2 Chronicles 33:5

He built altars for all the armies of heaven in the two courtyards of the LORD's Temple.

2 Chronicles 33:15

He also eliminated the foreign gods and idols from the LORD's Temple, along with all of the altars that he had built in Jerusalem and on the mountain where the LORD's Temple was located, and he discarded them outside the city.

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