Sacred Places

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1 Kings 14:23

They also built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree;

Deuteronomy 12:5

Instead, you must go to the place the Lord your God chooses from all your tribes to put His name for His dwelling.

Joshua 5:15

The commander of the Lord's army said to Joshua, "Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.

Deuteronomy 12:11

then the Lord your God will choose the place to have His name dwell. Bring there everything I command you: your burnt offerings, sacrifices, offerings of the tenth, personal contributions, and all your choice offerings you vow to the Lord.

Deuteronomy 14:23

You are to eat a tenth of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, in the presence of the Lord your God at the place where He chooses to have His name dwell, so that you will always learn to fear the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 15:20

Each year you and your family are to eat it before the Lord your God in the place the Lord chooses.

Deuteronomy 16:2

Sacrifice to the Lord your God a Passover animal from the herd or flock in the place where the Lord chooses to have His name dwell.

Deuteronomy 17:8

"If a case is too difficult for you-concerning bloodshed, lawsuits, or assaults-cases disputed at your gates, you must go up to the place the Lord your God chooses.

Joshua 9:27

On that day he made them woodcutters and water carriers-as they are today-for the community and for the Lord's altar at the place He would choose.

Joshua 18:1

The entire Israelite community assembled at Shiloh where it set up the tent of meeting there; the land had been subdued by them.

1 Chronicles 22:1

Then David said, "This is the house of the Lord God, and this is the altar of burnt offering for Israel."

2 Chronicles 7:15

My eyes will now be open and My ears attentive to prayer from this place.

Psalm 78:68

He chose instead the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which He loved.

John 4:20-24

Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, yet you [Jews] say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem." Jesus told her, "Believe Me, woman, an hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know. We worship what we do know, because salvation is from the more.
But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

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