Sacrifices

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Isaiah 1:11

Jehovah says: What do your many animal sacrifices mean to me? I have had enough of your burnt offerings of rams and enough fat from your fattened calves. I am not pleased with the blood of bulls, lambs, or male goats.

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Animal Sacrifices, As A Type Of Christ

Psalm 40:6-8

You have not desired sacrifice and meal offering. You have opened my ears. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

Animal Sacrifices, Burnt

Leviticus 9:2

He told Aaron: Take a calf that has no defects for an offering for sin and a ram that has no defects as a burnt offering. Sacrifice them in Jehovah's presence.

Animal Sacrifices, Heave Offering

Leviticus 10:14

You and your families may eat the breast and the hind leg that are presented as the special gift and the special contribution to Jehovah for the priests. You may eat them in any ritually clean place. These offerings have been given to you and your children as the part that belongs to you from the fellowship offerings of the people of Israel.

Animal Sacrifices, Meal Offering

Exodus 29:40

Make an offering of eight cups of flour mixed with one quart of virgin olive oil with the first lamb. Offer one quart of wine for a drink offering with the other lamb.

Animal Sacrifices, Peace Offering

Exodus 29:19-22

Take the other ram and Aaron and his sons are to put their hands on its head.

Animal Sacrifices, Sin Offering

Exodus 29:10-14

Lead the bull to the entrance of the sacred tent. Aaron and his sons will lay their hands on its head there.

Animal Sacrifices, Trespass Offering

Numbers 6:12

Once again he will dedicate himself to Jehovah as a Nazirite for the same length of time as before. He must bring a one-year-old male lamb as an offering for guilt. The first time period will not count. He has to start over from when he became unclean.

Animal Sacrifices, Wave Offering

Exodus 29:22

Remove the ram's fat, the fat tail, the fat covering the internal organs, the fat attached to the liver, the two kidneys with the fat on them, and the right thigh.

Ashes Of Sacrifices

Leviticus 6:11

He will take off these clothes and put on some others. He will take the ashes to a clean place outside the camp.

Atoning By Sacrifices

Leviticus 1:4

He should lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering. It may then be accepted for him to make atonement with Jehovah on his behalf.

Burning Sacrifices

Leviticus 9:24

Fire came out from Jehovah's presence and consumed the burnt offering and the pieces of fat on the altar. As soon as all the people saw this, they shouted and bowed with their faces touching the ground.

Giving Sacrifices

Ezra 6:9-10

When they need young bulls and sheep and lambs, for burned offerings to the God of heaven and grain, salt, wine, and oil, whatever the priests in Jerusalem say is necessary, is to be given to them day by day regularly:

Human Sacrifices

Genesis 22:1-13

God tested Abraham. He said to him: Abraham! Abraham replied: Here I am.

Killing Sacrifices

Exodus 12:6

Take care of it until the fourteenth day of this month. Then at dusk, all the assembled people from the community of Israel must slaughter their animals.

Laying Hands On Sacrifices

Exodus 29:10

Lead the bull to the entrance of the sacred tent. Aaron and his sons will lay their hands on its head there.

Millenial Sacrifices

Isaiah 2:3

Then many people will come and say: Let us go to the mountain of Jehovah, to the House of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways so that we may live by them. The law will go out from Zion. The word of Jehovah will go out from Jerusalem.

Offering Sacrifices

Hebrews 5:1

Every high priest taken from among men is appointed in behalf of men in things relating to God. He may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.

Oil On Sacrifices

Leviticus 2:1

When you present an offering of grain to Jehovah, you must first grind it into flour. You must put oil and incense on it.

Perfect Sacrifices

Leviticus 9:2

He told Aaron: Take a calf that has no defects for an offering for sin and a ram that has no defects as a burnt offering. Sacrifice them in Jehovah's presence.

Regulating Sacrifices

Leviticus 1:2

Tell the Israelites: 'When you bring an offering to Jehovah, bring your offering of animals from the herd or the flock.

Sacrifices At The Doorway

Leviticus 1:3

If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, it should be a male without defect. He shall offer it at the doorway of the Tent of Meeting, that he may be accepted before Jehovah.

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1 Corinthians 10:20

But I say, that the things that the nations sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God. I do not want you to have fellowship with demons.

Psalm 40:6

You have not desired sacrifice and meal offering. You have opened my ears. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

2 Chronicles 7:5

King Solomon offered twenty-two thousand cattle and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep as sacrifices to Jehovah. Thus the king and all the people dedicated God's Temple.

1 John 2:2

He is the propitiation (Greek: hilasmos: atonement, compensation) for our sins. Not for ours only, but also for the whole world.

Amos 5:25

Did you bring sacrifices and offerings to me in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel?

Hebrews 10:8

Then he said: You did not want nor did you approve of sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin; which are offered by the Law.

Malachi 1:8

You bring blind, sick and lame animals to sacrifice to me. Do you think there is nothing wrong with that? Try giving an animal like that to the governor! Would he be pleased with you or grant you any favors?

Exodus 20:24

Make an altar of earth for me. Sacrifice your sheep and your cattle as offerings to be completely burned and as peace offerings. In every place that I set-aside for you to worship me, I will come to you and bless you.

Hebrews 10:5

When Christ came into the world he said: 'Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but you have prepared a body for me.

Leviticus 7:11

These are the instructions for the fellowship offering that you must bring to Jehovah.

1 Corinthians 8:4

Concerning the eating of food offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one.

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Armies » March in ranks » Sacrifices

1 Samuel 13:11-12

Samuel asked: What have you done? Saul replied: I saw the troops were scattering. You did not come when you said you would and the Philistines were assembling at Michmash. So I thought the Philistines will come against me at Gilgal. I have not sought Jehovah's favor. I felt pressured into sacrificing the burnt offering.

Sacrifices » Human beings offered as

2 Kings 3:27

He took his oldest son, who was to succeed him as king, and offered him on the city wall as a sacrifice to the god of Moab. The Israelites were terrified and so they drew back from the city and returned to their own country.

Psalm 106:38

They shed innocent blood, the blood of their own sons and daughters whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan. The land became polluted with blood.

Deuteronomy 12:31

Do not behave this way toward Jehovah your God, for every abominable act Jehovah hates they have done for their gods. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

Jeremiah 19:5

They have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal. This is not something I commanded or spoke of, nor did it ever enter my mind (heart) (conscience).'

Sacrifices » Insufficient to secure salvation

Hebrews 9:9

This is a symbol that points to the present time. It means that the offerings and animal sacrifices presented to God cannot make the worshiper's heart perfect,

Psalm 40:6

You have not desired sacrifice and meal offering. You have opened my ears. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

Psalm 51:16-17

You do not desire sacrifice. Otherwise, I would offer one to you. You are not pleased with burnt offerings. The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. O God, you do not despise a broken and sorrowful (contrite) heart.

Sacrifices » Of praise

Psalm 116:17

I will bring a song of thanksgiving to you as a sacrifice. I will call on the name of Jehovah.

Jeremiah 33:11

Yes, you will hear the sounds of joy and happiness and the sounds of brides and grooms. You will hear those who bring thank offerings to Jehovah's Temple.' 'They will say: Give thanks to Jehovah of Hosts because Jehovah is good, because his mercy endures forever. I will restore the prosperity of the land to what they were before,' says Jehovah.

Psalm 107:22

Let them bring songs of thanksgiving as their sacrifice. Let them tell in joyful songs what he has done.

Jeremiah 17:26

They will come in from the cities of Judah and from the environs of Jerusalem, from the land of Benjamin, from the lowland, from the hill country and from the Negev. They will bring burnt offerings, sacrifices, grain offerings and incense. They will also bring sacrifices of thanksgiving to the house of Jehovah.

More verses: Jonah 2:9

Sacrifices » Required to be perfect and without blemish

Deuteronomy 15:21

If it has any defect, such as lameness or blindness, or any serious defect, you shall not sacrifice it to Jehovah your God.

Malachi 1:8

You bring blind, sick and lame animals to sacrifice to me. Do you think there is nothing wrong with that? Try giving an animal like that to the governor! Would he be pleased with you or grant you any favors?

Leviticus 22:19

The offering must be a male that has no defects from your cattle, sheep, or goats in order to be accepted.

Malachi 1:14

The cheater who sacrifices a worthless animal to me will be cursed. For he has in his flock a good animal that he promised to give me! I am a great King, Jehovah of Hosts declares. People of all nations will respect my name!

Deuteronomy 17:1

Never offer a bull or a sheep that has a defect or anything seriously wrong with it as a sacrifice to Jehovah your God. That is an abomination to him.

Sacrifices » Offered to false gods, are offered to devils

Leviticus 17:7

The people must stop sacrificing to goat idols (demons) and chasing after them as though they were prostitutes. This is a long lasting law for the people and for future generations.

Deuteronomy 32:17

They sacrificed to demons that are not God. They served gods they did not know. These were new gods who came from nearby, gods your ancestors never worshiped.

Psalm 106:37

They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons.

1 Corinthians 10:20

But I say, that the things that the nations sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God. I do not want you to have fellowship with demons.

Sacrifices » Were typical of Christ's sacrifice

Hebrews 10:11-12

Every priest stands daily, serving and offering time after time the same sacrifices. Yet they can never take away sins. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,

Sacrifices » Figurative

Ezekiel 39:17

As for you, son of man, the Lord Jehovah says: 'Speak to every kind of bird and to every beast of the field: Assemble and come, gather from every side to my sacrifice that I am going to sacrifice for you. It is a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh and drink blood.

Isaiah 34:6

Jehovah's sword is covered with blood. It is covered with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of rams' kidneys. Jehovah will receive a sacrifice in Bozrah, a huge slaughter in the land of Edom.

Philippians 4:18

I have all things, and prosper: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you. It is an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.

More verses: Zephaniah 1:7-8

Sacrifices » Divine institution of

Genesis 9:3

Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.

Genesis 1:29

Then God said: I give you every plant that bears seed on the face of the entire earth. I also give you every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

Genesis 4:4-5

But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn (firstlings) of his flock. Jehovah looked with favor on Abel and his offering. He did not look with favor on Cain and his offering. So Cain became very angry, and his face was downcast (he had a bad attitude).

Sacrifices » Of righteousness

Malachi 3:3

He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver. He will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will offer to Jehovah offerings in righteousness.

Psalm 51:19

Then you will be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness (offered in the right spirit) (Heb 13:15) with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings. Young bulls will be offered on your altar.

Deuteronomy 33:19

They will call peoples to the mountain. There they will offer righteous sacrifices. They will draw out the abundance of the seas and the hidden treasures of the sand.

Sacrifices » Illustrative of » Thanksgiving

Psalm 116:17

I will bring a song of thanksgiving to you as a sacrifice. I will call on the name of Jehovah.

Psalm 27:6

Now my head will be lifted up above my enemies who surround me. I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy in his tent. I will sing, yes I will sing praises to Jehovah.

Psalm 107:22

Let them bring songs of thanksgiving as their sacrifice. Let them tell in joyful songs what he has done.

Sacrifices » Generally the best of their kind

Psalm 66:15

I will offer you a sacrifice of fattened livestock for burnt offerings with the smoke from rams. I will offer cattle and goats.

Isaiah 1:11

Jehovah says: What do your many animal sacrifices mean to me? I have had enough of your burnt offerings of rams and enough fat from your fattened calves. I am not pleased with the blood of bulls, lambs, or male goats.

Sacrifices » Were offered » By the patriarchs

Job 1:5

The morning after each feast, Job would get up early to offer sacrifices for each of his children in order to purify them. He always did this because he thought that one of them might have sinned by insulting God unintentionally.

Genesis 22:2

Take your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah. Offer him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.

Genesis 46:1

Jacob (Israel) packed up everything he owned and left for Egypt. On the way he stopped near the town of Beer-sheba and offered sacrifices to the God his father Isaac had worshiped.

Genesis 31:54

He offered a sacrifice on the mountain. He invited his relatives to eat the meal with him. They ate with him and spent the night on the mountain.

Sacrifices » Often consumed by fire from heaven

Leviticus 9:24

Fire came out from Jehovah's presence and consumed the burnt offering and the pieces of fat on the altar. As soon as all the people saw this, they shouted and bowed with their faces touching the ground.

1 Kings 18:38

Then the fire of Jehovah came down. It burned up the offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and drinking up the water in the drain.

2 Chronicles 7:1

When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offerings and the other sacrifices, and Jehovah's glory filled the Temple.

Sacrifices » The covenants of God confirmed by

Genesis 15:9-17

He (God) said to him: Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon. Abram brought him all these and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other. He did not cut the birds in two. When birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. read more.
As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him. Jehovah said to Abram: Know this for sure; your offspring will be strangers (aliens) in a land that is not theirs. They will be slaves there, and they shall be oppressed for four hundred years. I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve! Afterward they will come out with great possessions. As for yourself, you shall go to your ancestors in peace. You shall be buried at a good old age. They shall come back here in the fourth generation. The iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete. The sun went down and it was dark. A smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.

Exodus 24:5-8

Moses sent young men to burn sacrifices to Jehovah. They sacrificed some cattle as peace offerings. Moses took half of the blood of the animals and put it in bowls. The other half he threw against the altar. He took the book of the covenant, in which Jehovah's commandments were written, and read it aloud to the people. They said: We will obey Jehovah. We will do everything that he has commanded. read more.
Moses took the blood from the bowls and sprinkled it on the people. Next, he told them: With this blood Jehovah makes his agreement with you.

Hebrews 9:19-20

When Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the Law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, He said: This is the blood of the covenant that God has presented to you.

Sacrifices » The jews » Condemned for offering, to idols

Isaiah 65:3

a people who continually provoke me to my very face, offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on altars of brick.

Isaiah 65:7

both your sins and the sins of your fathers, says Jehovah. This is because they burned sacrifices on the mountains and defied me on the hills. I will measure into their laps the full payment for their former deeds.

2 Chronicles 34:25

I will do this because they have abandoned me. They have sacrificed to other gods in order to make me furious. Therefore, my anger will be poured on this place and it will not be extinguished.'

Sacrifices » Were offered » Yearly

Leviticus 16:3

This is what Aaron must do in order to come into the holy place: He must take a bull as an offering for sin and a ram as a burnt offering.

1 Samuel 1:3

This man went to Shiloh every year to worship and to make offerings to Jehovah (YHWH) of Hosts. The two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas were the priests of Jehovah at Shiloh.

1 Samuel 20:6

If your father notices that I am not at the table, tell him that I begged your permission to hurry home to Bethlehem. It is after all the time for the annual sacrifice there for my whole family.

Sacrifices » The priests » Appointed to offer

Ezekiel 44:15

But the Levitical priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of my sanctuary when the sons of Israel went astray from me, shall come near to me to minister to me. They shall stand before me to offer me the fat and the blood, declares the Lord Jehovah.

Ezekiel 44:11

They will be ministers in my sanctuary and having oversight at the gates of the house. They will slaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they will stand before them to minister to them.

1 Samuel 2:28

Did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer upon my altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod in my presences me? Did I give to the house of your father all the offerings made by fire from the sons of Israel?

Sacrifices » Were offered » In faith of a coming saviour

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain. Through this he was commended as righteous. God testified about his gifts. Thus through faith he still speaks even though he is dead.

Hebrews 11:28

By faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them.

Sacrifices » Without obedience, worthless

Mark 12:33

To love him with all the heart, and with all understanding, and with total strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is much more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Sacrifices » To be offered to God alone

Judges 13:16

The angel replied: If I stay I will not eat your food. But if you want to prepare it, burn it as an offering to Jehovah.

2 Kings 17:36

Jehovah took you out of the land of Egypt with his great power and his outstretched arm. He is your God, to whom you are to give worship and make offerings:

Sacrifices » Figurative » Of praise

Hosea 14:2

Return to Jehovah and say to him: 'Take away all iniquity and receive us graciously, that we may present the fruit (young bulls) of our lips.' (Hebrews 13:15)

Psalm 116:17

I will bring a song of thanksgiving to you as a sacrifice. I will call on the name of Jehovah.

Jeremiah 33:11

Yes, you will hear the sounds of joy and happiness and the sounds of brides and grooms. You will hear those who bring thank offerings to Jehovah's Temple.' 'They will say: Give thanks to Jehovah of Hosts because Jehovah is good, because his mercy endures forever. I will restore the prosperity of the land to what they were before,' says Jehovah.

Sacrifices » Could not take away sin

Hebrews 9:9

This is a symbol that points to the present time. It means that the offerings and animal sacrifices presented to God cannot make the worshiper's heart perfect,

Psalm 40:6

You have not desired sacrifice and meal offering. You have opened my ears. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

Hebrews 10:1-11

The Law is a shadow of the good things to come. It is not the actual things. The continual yearly sacrifices can never make those who worship perfect. If it could, it would cease to be offered. Once the worshipers were cleansed they would have no awareness of sin anymore. These sacrifices are an annual reminder of sin. read more.
It is not possible for the blood of bulls and of goats to take away sins. When Christ came into the world he said: 'Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but you have prepared a body for me. You have no pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin.' Then I said: 'I have come in the scroll of the book. It is written about me, to do your will, O God.' Then he said: You did not want nor did you approve of sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin; which are offered by the Law. He also said: I come to do your will, O God. He takes away the first in order to establish the second. We are sanctified by his will through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Every priest stands daily, serving and offering time after time the same sacrifices. Yet they can never take away sins.

Sacrifices » Were accepted when offered in sincerity and faith

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain. Through this he was commended as righteous. God testified about his gifts. Thus through faith he still speaks even though he is dead.

Sacrifices » Were offered » For the whole nation

1 Chronicles 29:21

The following day they killed animals as sacrifices, dedicating them to Jehovah. Then they gave them to the people to eat. In addition, they sacrificed a thousand bulls, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, which they burned whole on the altar. They also brought the offerings of wine.

Leviticus 16:15-30

Aaron will slaughter the goat for the people's offering for sin. He will take the blood inside, go up to the canopy, and sprinkle it on the throne of mercy and in front of it, as he did with the bull's blood. He will pay compensation for the wrongdoing and make peace with Jehovah for all the sins the Israelites committed against the holy place. These sins happened because the Israelites were unclean and because they committed rebellious acts. He will do the same for the Tent of Meeting that is among an unclean people. No one may be in the Tent of Meeting from the time Aaron enters the holy place to do this until he comes out. Aaron will pay compensation for wrongdoing and peace with Jehovah for his own sins, his family's sins, and the sins of the entire assembly of Israel. read more.
He will go out to the altar in Jehovah's presence and pay compensation for the wrong and make peace with Jehovah for the sins committed. He will take some of the blood from the bull and some of the goat's blood and put it all around the horns of the altar. With his finger he will sprinkle some of the blood on it seven times. Because the Israelites made it unclean, he will cleanse it and declare it holy. When he finishes making peace with Jehovah at the holy place, the Tent of Meeting, and the altar, he will bring the living goat forward. Aaron will place both hands on its head. He will confess over it all the sins, all the rebellious acts, and all the things the Israelites did wrong. He will transfer them to the goat's head. A man will be appointed to release the goat in the desert. The goat will take all their sins away to a deserted place. The man must release the goat in the desert. Aaron will go to the Tent of Meeting. He will take off the linen clothes he put on to go into the holy place, and leave them there. He will wash his body in the holy place and put on his other clothes. Then he will come out and sacrifice the burnt offering for himself and for the people to make peace with Jehovah for his own sins and the sins of the people. He will burn the fat of the offering for sin on the altar. The man who released the goat to Azazel must wash his clothes and his body. Then he may return to the camp. The bull and the goat used for the sin offering, whose blood was brought into the Most Holy Place to take away sin, will be carried outside the camp and burned. Skin, meat, and intestines must all be burned. The one who burns them must wash his clothes and take a bath before he returns to camp. The following regulations are to be observed for a long lasting time to come. On the tenth day of the seventh month the Israelites and the foreigners living among them must fast and must not do any work. On that day the ritual is to be performed to purify them from all their sins, so that they will be ritually clean.

Sacrifices » Were offered » After the departure of israel from egypt

Exodus 24:5

Moses sent young men to burn sacrifices to Jehovah. They sacrificed some cattle as peace offerings.

Exodus 5:3

Then they said: The God of the Hebrews met with us. Please, let us go on a three-day journey into the wilderness. Then we may sacrifice to Jehovah our God. Otherwise he will fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.

Exodus 18:12

Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God, and Aaron came with all the elders of Israel to eat a meal with Moses' father-in-law before God.

Sacrifices » The jews » Unaccepted in, on account of sin

Isaiah 66:3

Whoever kills a bull is like someone who kills a person. Whoever sacrifices a lamb is like someone who breaks a dog's neck. Whoever offers a grain sacrifice is like someone who offers pig's blood. Whoever burns incense is like someone who worships an idol. People have certainly chosen their own ways, and they delight in detestable things.

Hosea 8:13

They offer sacrifices to me and eat the meat of sacrifices, but I, Jehovah, do not accept these sacrifices. Now I will remember their wickedness and punish them because of their sins. They will go back to Egypt.

Isaiah 1:11

Jehovah says: What do your many animal sacrifices mean to me? I have had enough of your burnt offerings of rams and enough fat from your fattened calves. I am not pleased with the blood of bulls, lambs, or male goats.

Sacrifices » To be brought to the place appointed by God

Deuteronomy 12:6

There you shall bring your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, and the contribution of your hand, your vowed offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock.

2 Chronicles 7:12

JEHOVAH APPEARED TO SOLOMON THAT NIGHT. He said to Solomon: I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a Temple for sacrifices.

Sacrifices » On great occasions, very numerous

2 Chronicles 7:5

King Solomon offered twenty-two thousand cattle and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep as sacrifices to Jehovah. Thus the king and all the people dedicated God's Temple.

2 Chronicles 5:6

while King Solomon and the whole assembly from Israel were offering countless sheep and cattle sacrifices in front of the Ark.

Sacrifices » Different kinds of » Trespass offering for intentional sins

Leviticus 6:1-7

Jehovah gave the following regulations to Moses: If any of you sin against Jehovah by failing to do your duty, if you lie to your neighbor about something you were supposed to take care of or if you lie about something stolen or seized from your neighbor, you are sinning and will be guilty. If you find something that someone lost and lie about it under oath, or commit any other sin like this, read more.
you have sinned and are guilty. Return what you stole or seized, what you were supposed to take care of, the lost item you found, or whatever it was that you swore falsely about. Pay it back in full plus one-fifth more. Give it back to its owner on the day you bring your guilt offering. Then bring your guilt offering to Jehovah. Bring a ram that has no defects or its value in money. Bring it to the priest. The priest will pay compensation for your wrong and make peace with Jehovah. Then you will be forgiven for whatever you did that made you guilty.

Leviticus 7:1-7

These are the instructions for the guilt offering. It is very holy. It should be slaughtered in the same place where the burnt offering is slaughtered. A priest will throw the blood against all sides of the altar. He will offer all the fat, the fat from the tail, the fat covering the internal organs. read more.
That includes the two kidneys with the fat on them. He will also remove the lobe of the liver along with the kidneys. The priest will burn them on the altar. It is a guilt offering by fire to Jehovah. Every male among the priests may eat it. It will be eaten in a holy place. It is very holy. The same instructions apply to the offering for sin and the guilt offering. Both offerings belong to the priest to pay compensation for wrongdoing and make peace with Jehovah.

Sacrifices » Illustrative of » Benevolence

Philippians 4:18

I have all things, and prosper: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you. It is an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.

Sacrifices » Illustrative of » Martyrdom

2 Timothy 4:6

I am already being offered (poured out as an offering), and the time of my departure has come.

Sacrifices » Illustrative of » Devotedness

Sacrifices » Were offered » Under the mosaic dispensation

Hebrews 10:1-3

The Law is a shadow of the good things to come. It is not the actual things. The continual yearly sacrifices can never make those who worship perfect. If it could, it would cease to be offered. Once the worshipers were cleansed they would have no awareness of sin anymore. These sacrifices are an annual reminder of sin.

Sacrifices » Were offered » For individuals

Leviticus 1:2

Tell the Israelites: 'When you bring an offering to Jehovah, bring your offering of animals from the herd or the flock.

Leviticus 17:8

Tell them: 'If Israelites or foreigners make burnt offerings or sacrifices,

Sacrifices » No leaven » Offered

Exodus 23:18

Do not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread. Do not allow the fat of my feast to remain overnight until morning.

Leviticus 7:13

In addition to these rings of bread, you must bring leavened bread (with yeast) along with your fellowship offering of thanksgiving.

Sacrifices » The jews » Condemned for not treating with respect

1 Samuel 2:29

Why do you kick at my sacrifice and my offering, which I have commanded in my house? Do you honor your sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the best of all the offerings of Israel my people?'

Malachi 1:12

You profane it by saying: 'The table of Jehovah is polluted and the fruit and food on it is contemptible.'

Sacrifices » Different kinds of » Burnt offering wholly consumed by fire

1 Kings 18:38

Then the fire of Jehovah came down. It burned up the offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and drinking up the water in the drain.

Sacrifices » Consisted of » Fruits of the earth » Unbloody » Sacrifices

Leviticus 2:1

When you present an offering of grain to Jehovah, you must first grind it into flour. You must put oil and incense on it.

Sacrifices » Imparted a legal purification

Hebrews 9:13

The blood of goats and bulls, and the ashes from the burning of a young cow, sprinkled on the unclean made them outwardly clean.

Sacrifices » Were salted with salt

Leviticus 2:13

Season every grain offering with salt. Do not leave the salt of the covenant of your God out of your grain offering. All of your offerings must have salt.

Mark 9:49

For every one will be salted with fire.

Sacrifices » When offered to God, an acknowledgement of his being the supreme God

2 Kings 5:17

So Naaman said: If you will not accept my gift, then let me have two mule-loads of earth to take home with me. From now on I will not offer sacrifices or burnt offerings to any god except Jehovah.

Sacrifices » Illustrative of » Righteousness

Psalm 51:19

Then you will be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness (offered in the right spirit) (Heb 13:15) with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings. Young bulls will be offered on your altar.

Sacrifices » For public use often provided by the state

2 Chronicles 31:3

He set aside part of the king's property for burnt offerings, the morning and evening offerings, burnt offerings on the weekly worship days, the New Moon Festivals, and the annual festivals, as it is written in Jehovah's Law.

Sacrifices » Were offered » Weekly

Numbers 28:9-10

On the Sabbath day offer two one-year-old male lambs without any defects, four pounds of flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering, and the wine offering. This burnt offering is to be offered every Sabbath in addition to the daily offering with its wine offering.

Sacrifices » Were offered » Daily

Exodus 29:38-39

Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two one year old lambs each day, continuously. Offer one lamb in the morning and offer the other lamb at twilight.

Sacrifices » The priests » Had a portion of, and lived by

Exodus 29:27-28

You shall consecrate the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering which was waved and which was offered from the ram of ordination, from the one that was for Aaron and from the one that was for his sons. It will be for Aaron and his sons as their long lasting portion from the sons of Israel. It is a heave offering. It will be a heave offering from the sons of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, even their heave offering to Jehovah.

Sacrifices » The jews » Condemned for bringing defective and blemished

Malachi 1:13-14

And you say: 'We are tired of all this!' You turn up your nose at me. You offer the lame and the sick and even stolen animals, said Jehovah. Do you think I will accept that from you? The cheater who sacrifices a worthless animal to me will be cursed. For he has in his flock a good animal that he promised to give me! I am a great King, Jehovah of Hosts declares. People of all nations will respect my name!

Sacrifices » The jews » Condemned for not offering

Isaiah 43:23-24

You did not bring me sheep for your burnt offerings or honor me with your sacrifices. I did not burden you by requiring grain offerings or trouble you by requiring incense offerings. You did not buy me any sugar cane with your money or satisfy me with the best part of your sacrifices. Rather, you burdened me with your sins and troubled me with your iniquities.

Sacrifices » Bloody » Meat offering

Numbers 15:3-12

you must bring offerings by fire to Jehovah. They may be burnt offerings or any other kind of sacrifice. They may be offered to fulfill a vow, as a freewill offering, or as one of your festival offerings. They may be cattle, sheep, or goats. These are offerings that are a soothing (pleasant) (restful) aroma to Jehovah. Whoever presents the offering must also give Jehovah a grain offering of eight cups of flour mixed with one quart of oil. With each sheep or goat for the burnt offering or any other sacrifice, also give an offering of one quart of wine. read more.
With a ram, give a grain offering of sixteen cups of flour mixed with one and one quarter quarts of oil and an offering of one and one quarter quarts of wine. Offer them as a soothing aroma to Jehovah. When you sacrifice a young bull as a burnt offering to Jehovah or make any other kind of sacrifice to keep a vow or as a fellowship offering. Offer with the young bull a grain offering of twenty-four cups of flour mixed with two quarts of oil. Also give an offering of two quarts of wine. It is an offering by fire, a soothing aroma to Jehovah. Do this for each bull, each ram, and each sheep or goat. Do it for each animal, however many you sacrifice.

Sacrifices » Were offered » From the earliest age

Genesis 4:3-4

As time went by, Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to Jehovah. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn (firstlings) of his flock. Jehovah looked with favor on Abel and his offering.

Sacrifices » Were offered » At all the feasts

Numbers 10:10

Joyful occasions such as your New Moon Festivals and your other religious festivals, you are to blow the trumpets when you present your burnt offerings and your fellowship offerings. Then I will help you. I AM JEHOVAH YOUR GOD!

Sacrifices » Were offered » Monthly

Numbers 28:11

At the beginning of each of your months you shall present a burnt offering to Jehovah: two bulls and one ram, seven male lambs one year old without defect.

Sacrifices » Consisted of » Clean animals » Bloody » Sacrifices

Sacrifices » The offering of, an acknowledgment of sin

Hebrews 10:3

These sacrifices are an annual reminder of sin.

Sacrifices » Were bound to the horns of the altar

Psalm 118:27

Jehovah is God and he has given us light. Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.

Sacrifices » Always offered upon altars

Exodus 20:24

Make an altar of earth for me. Sacrifice your sheep and your cattle as offerings to be completely burned and as peace offerings. In every place that I set-aside for you to worship me, I will come to you and bless you.

Sacrifices » Different kinds of » Sin offering for sins of ignorance

Sacrifices » Different kinds of » Peace offering

Sacrifices » Illustrative of » A broken spirit

Sacrifices » Illustrative of » Prayer

Psalm 141:2

Let my prayer be accepted as sweet-smelling incense in your presence. Let the lifting up of my hands in prayer be accepted as an evening sacrifice.

Sacrifices » Fat of, not to remain until morning

Sacrifices » Figurative » Of self-denial

Philippians 3:7-8

Things that offered gain to me I count a loss for Christ. I count all things to be loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. I suffered the loss of all things. Yet I count them as refuse (garbage) (dung) that I may gain Christ.

Sacrifices » Figurative » calves of the lips" signifying praise

Hosea 14:2

Return to Jehovah and say to him: 'Take away all iniquity and receive us graciously, that we may present the fruit (young bulls) of our lips.' (Hebrews 13:15)