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44 Bible Verses about Priests, Institution In Ot Times

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1 Samuel 6:1-2

When the ark of the Lord had been in the land of the Philistines for seven months, the Philistines called the priests and the omen readers, saying, "What should we do with the ark of the Lord? Advise us as to how we should send it back to its place."

2 Kings 23:5

He eliminated the pagan priests whom the kings of Judah had appointed to offer sacrifices on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the area right around Jerusalem. (They offered sacrifices to Baal, the sun god, the moon god, the constellations, and all the stars in the sky.)

Hosea 10:5

The inhabitants of Samaria will lament over the calf idol of Beth Aven. Its people will mourn over it; its idolatrous priests will wail over it, because its splendor will be taken from them into exile.

Zephaniah 1:4

"I will attack Judah and all who live in Jerusalem. I will remove from this place every trace of Baal worship, as well as the very memory of the pagan priests.

Ezra 1:5

Then the leaders of Judah and Benjamin, along with the priests and the Levites -- all those whose mind God had stirred -- got ready to go up in order to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 24:2

Everyone will suffer -- the priest as well as the people, the master as well as the servant, the elegant lady as well as the female attendant, the seller as well as the buyer, the borrower as well as the lender, the creditor as well as the debtor.

Hosea 4:9

I will deal with the people and priests together: I will punish them both for their ways, and I will repay them for their deeds.

Micah 3:11

Her leaders take bribes when they decide legal cases, her priests proclaim rulings for profit, and her prophets read omens for pay. Yet they claim to trust the Lord and say, "The Lord is among us. Disaster will not overtake us!"

1 Chronicles 6:49

But Aaron and his descendants offered sacrifices on the altar for burnt offerings and on the altar for incense as they had been assigned to do in the most holy sanctuary. They made atonement for Israel, just as God's servant Moses had ordered.

Exodus 6:16-20

Now these are the names of the sons of Levi, according to their records: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. (The length of Levi's life was 137 years.) The sons of Gershon, by their families, were Libni and Shimei. The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. (The length of Kohath's life was 133 years.)read more.
The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. These were the clans of Levi, according to their records. Amram married his father's sister Jochebed, and she bore him Aaron and Moses. (The length of Amram's life was 137 years.)

Exodus 28:1

"And you, bring near to you your brother Aaron and his sons with him from among the Israelites, so that they may minister as my priests -- Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.

Exodus 29:44

"So I will set apart as holy the tent of meeting and the altar, and I will set apart as holy Aaron and his sons, that they may minister as priests to me.

Numbers 16:40

It was a memorial for the Israelites, that no outsider who is not a descendant of Aaron should approach to burn incense before the Lord, that he might not become like Korah and his company -- just as the Lord had spoken by the authority of Moses.

Deuteronomy 18:1

The Levitical priests -- indeed, the entire tribe of Levi -- will have no allotment or inheritance with Israel; they may eat the burnt offerings of the Lord and of his inheritance.

Jeremiah 33:21

could my covenant with my servant David and my covenant with the Levites ever be broken. So David will by all means always have a descendant to occupy his throne as king and the Levites will by all means always have priests who will minister before me.

Judges 17:13

Micah said, "Now I know God will make me rich, because I have this Levite as my priest."

1 Chronicles 24:3

David, Zadok (a descendant of Eleazar), and Ahimelech (a descendant of Ithamar) divided them into groups to carry out their assigned responsibilities.

1 Chronicles 6:27

his son Eliab, his son Jeroham, and his son Elkanah.

Judges 18:30

The Danites worshiped the carved image. Jonathan, descendant of Gershom, son of Moses, and his descendants served as priests for the tribe of Dan until the time of the exile.

Ezekiel 44:15-16

"'But the Levitical priests, the descendants of Zadok who kept the charge of my sanctuary when the people of Israel went astray from me, will approach me to minister to me; they will stand before me to offer me the fat and the blood, declares the sovereign Lord. They will enter my sanctuary, and approach my table to minister to me; they will keep my charge.

2 Samuel 8:17

Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Seraiah was scribe;

1 Chronicles 6:50-53

These were the descendants of Aaron: His son Eleazar, his son Phinehas, his son Abishua, his son Bukki, his son Uzzi, his son Zerahiah, his son Meraioth, his son Amariah, his son Ahitub,read more.
his son Zadok, and his son Ahimaaz.

1 Kings 12:31

He built temples on the high places and appointed as priests people who were not Levites.

1 Kings 13:33

After this happened, Jeroboam still did not change his evil ways; he continued to appoint common people as priests at the high places. Anyone who wanted the job he consecrated as a priest.

2 Chronicles 11:13-14

The priests and Levites who lived throughout Israel supported him, no matter where they resided. The Levites even left their pasturelands and their property behind and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons prohibited them from serving as the Lord's priests.

2 Chronicles 13:9

But you banished the Lord's priests, Aaron's descendants, and the Levites, and appointed your own priests just as the surrounding nations do! Anyone who comes to consecrate himself with a young bull or seven rams becomes a priest of these fake gods!

Exodus 29:4

"You are to present Aaron and his sons at the entrance of the tent of meeting. You are to wash them with water

Exodus 30:19

and Aaron and his sons must wash their hands and their feet from it.

Exodus 40:12

"You are to bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of meeting and wash them with water.

Exodus 30:30-32

"You are to anoint Aaron and his sons and sanctify them, so that they may minister as my priests. And you are to tell the Israelites: 'This is to be my sacred anointing oil throughout your generations. It must not be applied to people's bodies, and you must not make any like it with the same recipe. It is holy, and it must be holy to you.

Leviticus 8:30

Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood which was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron and his garments, and on his sons and his sons' garments with him. So he consecrated Aaron, his garments, and his sons and his sons' garments with him.

Numbers 3:3

These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed priests, whom he consecrated to minister as priests.

Exodus 29:1

"Now this is what you are to do for them to consecrate them so that they may minister as my priests. Take a young bull and two rams without blemish;

Exodus 29:12-14

and take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger; all the rest of the blood you are to pour out at the base of the altar. You are to take all the fat that covers the entrails, and the lobe that is above the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar. But the meat of the bull, its skin, and its dung you are to burn up outside the camp. It is the purification offering.

Leviticus 8:12

He then poured some of the anointing oil on the head of Aaron and anointed him to consecrate him.

Exodus 29:35

"Thus you are to do for Aaron and for his sons, according to all that I have commanded you; you are to consecrate them for seven days.

Exodus 29:9

and wrap the sashes around Aaron and his sons and put headbands on them, and so the ministry of priesthood will belong to them by a perpetual ordinance. Thus you are to consecrate Aaron and his sons.

Leviticus 8:22

Then he presented the second ram, the ram of ordination, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram

Judges 17:5

Now this man Micah owned a shrine. He made an ephod and some personal idols and hired one of his sons to serve as a priest.

Exodus 28:40

"For Aaron's sons you are to make tunics, sashes, and headbands for glory and for beauty.

Exodus 28:42

Make for them linen undergarments to cover their naked bodies; they must cover from the waist to the thighs.

Exodus 39:27-29

They made tunics of fine linen -- the work of a weaver, for Aaron and for his sons -- and the turban of fine linen, the headbands of fine linen, and the undergarments of fine twisted linen. The sash was of fine twisted linen and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, the work of an embroiderer, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8:13

Moses also brought forward Aaron's sons, clothed them with tunics, wrapped sashes around them, and wrapped headbands on them just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

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