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46 Bible Verses about Building Altars

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Numbers 23:1

And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.

Exodus 32:5

And seeing this, Aaron built an altar before the calf; and Aaron made a proclamation and said, Tomorrow shall be a feast unto the LORD.

Genesis 12:7

And the LORD appeared unto Abram and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land, and there he built an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

Genesis 12:8

And he went from there unto a mountain on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west and Hai on the east; and there he built an altar unto the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.

Genesis 13:4

unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

Genesis 13:18

Then Abram removed his tent and came and dwelt among the terebinth trees of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

Genesis 22:9

And when they came to the place which God had told him of, Abraham built an altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

Genesis 26:25

And he built an altar there and called upon the name of the LORD and pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's slaves opened a well.

Genesis 33:20

And there he erected an altar, and called it Elelohe-Israel (the Strong God of Israel).

Genesis 35:1

And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there and make there an altar unto God, who appeared unto thee when thou didst flee from the face of Esau, thy brother.

Genesis 35:7

And there he built an altar and called the place Elbethel because there God had appeared unto him when he fled from the face of his brother.

Exodus 17:15

And Moses built an altar and called the name of it The LORD is my Banner,

Joshua 8:30

Then Joshua built an altar unto the LORD God of Israel in Mount Ebal,

Joshua 22:10

And when they came unto the borders of the Jordan, which is in the land of Canaan, the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh built an altar there next to the Jordan, a great altar to look upon.

Joshua 22:11

And the sons of Israel heard it said, Behold, the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh have built an altar over against the land of Canaan, in the borders of the Jordan, at the passage of the sons of Israel.

Joshua 22:16

Thus saith the whole congregation of the LORD, What trespass is this that ye have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following the LORD in that ye have built an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the LORD?

Joshua 22:19

If the land of your possession seems unto you to be unclean, then pass ye over unto the land of the possession of the LORD, in which the LORD's tabernacle dwells and take possession among us; but do not rebel against the LORD, nor rebel against us, in building yourselves an altar in addition to the altar of the LORD our God.

Joshua 22:23

that we have built us an altar to turn from following the LORD or if to offer thereon burnt offering or present or if to offer peace offerings thereon, let the LORD himself require it;

Joshua 22:26

Therefore we said, Let us now work to build us an altar, not for burnt offering nor for sacrifice,

Judges 6:24

Then Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD and called it The LORD is the Peace, , unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

Judges 6:26

and build an altar unto the LORD thy God upon the top of this rock, according to due order, and take the second bullock and offer a burnt sacrifice upon the wood of the grove which thou shall have cut down.

Judges 6:28

And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built.

Judges 21:4

And it came to pass on the next day that the people rose early and built an altar there and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.

Ezra 3:2

Then stood up Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and they built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings upon it, as it is written in the law of Moses, the man of God.

1 Samuel 7:17

Then he would return to Ramah, for there was his house, and there he judged Israel, and there he built an altar unto the LORD.

1 Samuel 14:35

And Saul built an altar unto the LORD; the same was the first altar that he built unto the LORD.

2 Samuel 24:18

And Gad came that day to David and said unto him, Go up, erect an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Araunah, the Jebusite.

2 Samuel 24:21

And Araunah said, Why is my lord the king come to his slave? And David answered, To buy this threshingfloor of thee, to build an altar unto the LORD, that the plague may be stayed from the people.

2 Samuel 24:25

And David built there an altar unto the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.

1 Chronicles 21:18

Then the angel of the LORD told Gad to tell David that David should go up and set up an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

1 Chronicles 21:22

Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of this threshingfloor, that I may build an altar therein unto the LORD; thou shalt grant it to me for the full price, that the plague may be stayed from the people.

1 Chronicles 21:26

And David built there an altar unto the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings and called upon the LORD, and he answered him from the heavens by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.

1 Kings 9:25

And three times in a year Solomon offered 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, after the house was finished.

1 Kings 12:33

So he sacrificed upon the altar which he had made in Bethel on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, the month which he had devised of his own heart, and made a feast unto the sons of Israel; and he climbed up on the altar to burn incense.

1 Kings 16:32

And he raised up an altar to Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

2 Kings 16:11

And Urijah, the priest, built an altar according to all that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus; so Urijah, the priest, made it while King Ahaz returned from Damascus.

2 Chronicles 28:24

And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God and shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made himself altars in every corner of Jerusalem.

2 Kings 21:3

For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah, his father, had destroyed, and he raised up altars for Baal and made a grove, as Ahab, king of Israel, had done; and he worshipped all the host of heaven and served those things.

2 Kings 21:4

Likewise, he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, In Jerusalem I will put my name.

2 Kings 21:5

And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

2 Kings 23:12

And the king cast down the altars that were on the top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD and made haste and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.

2 Chronicles 33:3

For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah, his father, had broken down, and he raised up altars for the Baalim and made groves and worshipped all the host of the heavens and served them.

2 Chronicles 33:4

He also built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever.

2 Chronicles 33:5

He likewise built altars for all the host of the heavens in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 33:15

Likewise, he took away the strange gods and the idol out of the house of the LORD and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the LORD and in Jerusalem and cast them out of the city.

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