Deposed Priests

Most Relevant Verses

1 Samuel 22:17-19

Then the king ordered the guards standing by him, “Turn and kill the priests of the Lord because they sided with David. For they knew he was fleeing, but they didn’t tell me.” But the king’s servants would not lift a hand to execute the priests of the Lord. So the king said to Doeg, “Go and execute the priests!” So Doeg the Edomite went and executed the priests himself. On that day, he killed 85 men who wore linen ephods. He also struck down Nob, the city of the priests, with the sword—both men and women, children and infants, oxen, donkeys, and sheep.

1 Samuel 22:21

Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of the Lord.

Psalm 78:64

His priests fell by the sword,
but the widows could not lament.

Lamentations 1:19

?QofI called to my lovers,
but they betrayed me.
My priests and elders
perished in the city
while searching for food
to keep themselves alive.

Lamentations 2:6

?VavHe has done violence to His temple
as if it were a garden booth,
destroying His place of meeting.
The Lord has abolished
appointed festivals and Sabbaths in Zion.
He has despised king and priest
in His fierce anger.

Lamentations 4:16

?PeThe Lord Himself has scattered them;
He regards them no more.
The priests are not respected;
the elders find no favor.

1 Kings 2:27

So Solomon banished Abiathar from being the Lord’s priest, and it fulfilled the Lord’s prophecy He had spoken at Shiloh against Eli’s family.

Jeremiah 29:26

‘The Lord has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada the priest to be the chief officer in the temple of the Lord, responsible for every madman who acts like a prophet. You must confine him in the stocks and an iron collar.

Ezra 2:62

These searched for their entries in the genealogical records, but they could not be found, so they were disqualified from the priesthood.

Nehemiah 7:64

These searched for their entries in the genealogical records, but they could not be found, so they were disqualified from the priesthood.

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