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11 Bible Verses about Foreigners In The Holy Places

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Lamentations 5:2

Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers,
our houses to foreigners.

Luke 21:24

They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled by the Gentilesuntil the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Revelation 11:2

But exclude the courtyard outside the sanctuary. Don’t measure it, because it is given to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for 42 months.

Jeremiah 51:51

We are ashamed
because we have heard insults.
Humiliation covers our faces
because foreigners have entered
the holy places of the Lord’s temple.

Lamentations 1:10

?YodThe adversary has seized
all her precious belongings.
She has even seen the nations
enter her sanctuary—
those You had forbidden
to enter Your assembly.

Ezekiel 44:7

When you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in both heart and flesh, to occupy My sanctuary, you defiled My temple while you offered My food—the fat and the blood. You broke My covenant by all your detestable practices.

Ezekiel 44:9

“This is what the Lord God says: No foreigner, uncircumcised in heart and flesh, may enter My sanctuary, not even a foreigner who is among the Israelites.

Acts 21:28

shouting, “Men of Israel, help! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people, our law, and this place. What’s more, he also brought Greeks into the temple and has profaned this holy place.”

Ezekiel 44:8

You have not kept charge of My holy things but have appointed others to keep charge of My sanctuary for you.

Joel 3:17

Then you will know
that I am Yahweh your God,
who dwells in Zion, My holy mountain.
Jerusalem will be holy,
and foreigners will never overrun it again.

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