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68 Bible Verses about Sanctuary

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Exodus 25:8-9

Let them make a sanctuary for me so I may live among them. This is how you are to make it: according to all that I'm showing you, according to the pattern for the tent and the pattern for all its furnishings."

Exodus 36:1

Bezalel and Oholiab and all the skilled craftsmen to whom the LORD gave wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work in constructing the sanctuary are to do everything that the LORD has commanded."

Hebrews 8:2

and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tent set up by the Lord and not by any human.

Exodus 30:7-10

Aaron is to offer fragrant incense on it. Every morning when he trims the lamps he is to offer it, and when Aaron sets up the lamps at twilight, he is to offer it as a continual incense offering in the LORD's presence throughout your generations. You are not to offer strange incense, a burnt offering, or a grain offering on it, nor are you to pour out a libation on it. read more.
Each year Aaron is to make atonement on its horns with the blood of the sin offering of atonement. He is to make atonement on it each year throughout your generations. It is most holy to the LORD."

Leviticus 7:37-38

This is the regulation concerning burnt, grain, sin, guilt, and installation offerings, along with the sacrifice for peace offerings. This is what the LORD had commanded Moses on Mount Sinai on the day he commanded the Israelis to bring their offerings to the LORD in the Sinai wilderness.

Leviticus 23:44

This is what Moses spoke about to the Israelis regarding the LORD's appointed festivals.

Exodus 39:1

From the blue, purple, and scarlet material they made finely woven garments for ministering in the Holy Place, and they made the holy garments for Aaron, just as the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers 3:30-31

The leader of the tribe and family of Kohath was Uzziel's son Elizaphan. Their duties pertained to the ark, the table, the lamp stand, the altars, the utensils of the sanctuary with which they ministered, and all the curtains in use.

Hebrews 9:1

Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary.

Exodus 36:4-5

All the craftsmen who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left the work they were doing and told Moses, "The people are bringing much more than enough for the work that the LORD has commanded us to do."

Leviticus 12:4

For 33 days after this, she is to remain in purification due to her blood loss. She is not to touch any sacred thing or enter the sanctuary until the days of her purification have been completed.

Leviticus 21:21-23

None of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to approach to bring offerings of the LORD made by fire, since he has a defect. He is not to approach to offer the food of his God. However, he may eat the food of his God, including the most holy and the holy offerings, but he is not to enter through the curtain nor approach the altar, since he has a defect. That way, he won't defile my sanctuary, since I am the LORD, who sets you apart."

Numbers 3:10

Appoint Aaron and his sons so that they are to take responsibility for their priesthood. Any unauthorized person who approaches it is to be put to death."

Numbers 8:19

I've set the descendants of Levi apart from the Israelis so that Aaron and his sons would work in service at the appointed place of meeting, making atonement on behalf of the Israelis so that there won't be a plague among the Israelis whenever they approach the sanctuary."

Numbers 18:5

Take care of the sanctuary and the services of the altar so that there won't be any more wrath on the Israelis.

Numbers 19:20

"The person who is unclean but who doesn't purify himself is to be eliminated from contact with the assembly, since he has defiled the LORD's sanctuary and the water of impurity wasn't sprinkled on him. He is to be considered unclean

2 Chronicles 26:18

and they opposed King Uzziah. "Uzziah, it's not for you to burn incense to the LORD," they told him, "but for the priests to do, Aaron's descendants who are consecrated to burn incense. Leave the sanctuary now, because you have been unfaithful and won't receive any honor from the LORD God."

1 Chronicles 22:17-19

David also issued these orders to all of the leaders of Israel to assist his son Solomon: "Isn't the LORD your God with you? Hasn't he surrounded you with comfort? He has delivered the inhabitants of the land into my control, and the land lies subdued both in the LORD's presence and before his people. So set your minds and hearts to seek the LORD your God, to get up, and to build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God may be stored in a temple built for the name of the LORD."

1 Chronicles 28:2-3

King David rose to his feet and said, "My fellow citizens, may I have your attention. I intended to build a house of rest for the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, for a footstool of our God, so I began preparations for its construction. But then God told me, "You will not build a temple to my name, because you are a man of war, and you have committed bloodshed.'

1 Kings 6:19

Solomon also prepared an inner sanctuary within the Temple where the LORD's Ark of the Covenant was placed.

1 Kings 8:6

After this, the priests brought the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD to the place prepared for it, into the inner sanctuary of the Temple, under the wings of the cherubim in the Most Holy Place.

2 Chronicles 5:7

The priests transported the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD to the place created for it within the inner sanctuary of the Temple, into the Most Holy Place under the wings of the cherubim.

1 Chronicles 6:49

Meanwhile, Aaron and his sons presented offerings on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense, carrying out the work of the Most Holy Place, making atonement for Israel in accordance with everything that Moses the servant of God had commanded.

Hebrews 9:1-4

Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. For a tent was set up, and in the first part were the lamp stand, the table, and the bread of the Presence. This was called the Holy Place. Behind the second curtain was the part of the tent called the Most Holy Place, read more.
which had the gold altar for incense and the Ark of the Covenant completely covered with gold. In it were the gold jar holding the manna, Aaron's staff that had budded, and the Tablets of the Covenant.

Exodus 15:17

"You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance. You have made a place where you will reside, LORD. Your own hands have established a sanctuary, LORD.

Genesis 28:16-17

Then Jacob woke up during the night and told himself, "Surely, the LORD is in this place and I never knew it!" In mounting terror, he cried out, "How scary this place is! This is nothing less than God's house and the gateway to heaven!"

Exodus 3:1-5

Meanwhile, Moses continued tending the sheep that belonged to his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the sheep to the western desert and came to Horeb, God's mountain, where the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flaming fire from the center of a bush. As Moses continued to watch, amazingly the bush kept on burning, but was not consumed. Then Moses told himself, "I'll go over and see this remarkable sight. Why isn't the bush burning up?"read more.
When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from the center of the bush, "Moses! Moses!" He said, "Here I am." "Do not come any closer," God said. "Remove your sandals from your feet, because the place where you are standing is holy ground."

Psalm 15:1

LORD, who may stay in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy mountain?

Psalm 63:2

So I have looked for you in the sanctuary, to behold your power and glory.

Psalm 73:16-17

When I tried to understand this, it was too difficult for me until I entered the sanctuaries of God. Then I understood their destiny.

Jeremiah 17:12

A glorious throne exalted from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.

Leviticus 26:31

I'll lay your cities to waste and destroy your sanctuaries so I don't have to smell the scent of your soothing odors.

2 Chronicles 30:8

So don't be stiff-necked like your ancestors were. Instead, submit to the LORD, enter his sanctuary that he has sanctified forever, and serve the LORD your God so that he'll stop being angry with you.

Ezekiel 7:24

Therefore, I'm bringing the worst of the nations, who will take possession of their houses. I'll cause the pride of the mighty to cease, and their sanctuaries will be profaned.

Lamentations 2:7

The Lord rejected his altar, disavowing his sanctuary. He gave up her palace walls to the control of the enemy. They shouted in the LORD's Temple, as though they were attending a day of celebration.

Amos 7:9

Isaac's high places will be destroyed, and the sanctuaries of Israel will be ruined. I will rise in opposition to the house of Jeroboam with my sword."

Malachi 2:11

Judah has become unfaithful, and a detestable thing was committed in Israel and Jerusalem. Indeed, Judah profaned the Holy Place of the LORD, which he loves, and married a daughter of a foreign god.

Ezekiel 28:18

By all of your iniquity and unrighteous businesses you defiled your sanctuaries, so I'm going to bring out fire from within you and burn you to ashes on the earth before the whole watching world!

Leviticus 20:3

As for me, I'll oppose that man. I'll eliminate him from contact with his people for sacrificing his children to Molech, thereby defiling my sanctuary and profaning my holy name.

Ezekiel 8:6

Then the Spirit told me, "Son of Man, don't you see what they're doing? The house of Israel practices awful, detestable things here, so I'm going far away from my sanctuary. But you're about to see things even more detestable than these."

Ezekiel 23:38-39

"They've also done this to me: They defiled my sanctuary and profaned my Sabbaths, all at the same time! When they killed their sons as offerings to their idols, they brought them to my sanctuary and defiled it. Look what they've done with my Temple!

Ezekiel 44:7-8

You kept on bringing in foreigners, those who were uncircumcised in heart and flesh, to profane my sanctuary by being inside my Temple, and by doing so you've emptied my covenant, all the while offering my food the fat and the blood in addition to all of the other loathsome things you've done. Furthermore, you haven't paid attention to the requirements for my holy things. Instead, you placed foreigners in charge of my sanctuary."'

Zephaniah 3:4

Its prophets are arrogant and treacherous. Its priests have contaminated the sanctuary. They give perverse interpretations of the Law.

Joshua 20:2-3

"Tell the people of Israel to set apart cities of refuge about which I spoke to you through Moses, so that anyone who kills a person unintentionally and without premeditation may run there and be protected from closely related avengers.

Numbers 35:6

You are to set aside six towns of refuge from the towns that you will be giving to the descendants of Levi, where someone who kills a human being may run for shelter. In addition, give them 42 other towns.

Psalm 31:20

You will hide them in the secret place of your presence, away from the conspiracies of men. You will hide them in your tent, away from their contentious tongues.

Psalm 17:7-9

Show forth your gracious love, save those who take refuge in you from those who rebel against your sovereign power. Protect me as the most precious part of the eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings from the wicked who have afflicted me, from my enemies who have surrounded me.

Psalm 64:1-2

Hear, God, as I express my concern; protect me from fear of the enemy. Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the mob of those who practice evil,

Isaiah 25:4

For you have been a stronghold for the poor, a stronghold for the needy in distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat for the blistering attack from the ruthless is like a rainstorm beating against a wall,

Ezekiel 11:16

"Therefore you are to say, "This is what the Lord GOD says, "Although I've removed them far away to live among the nations, and although I've scattered them throughout the earth, yet I've continued to be their sanctuary, even for the short time that they will be living in the lands to which they've gone."'

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor anything above, nor anything below, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from the love of God that is ours in union with the Messiah Jesus, our Lord.

Psalm 102:19

For when he looked down from his holy heights the LORD looked over the earth from heaven

Hebrews 9:24

For the Messiah did not go into a sanctuary made by human hands that is merely a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, to appear now in God's presence on our behalf.

Psalm 114:2

Judah became his sanctuary and Israel his place of dominion.

Ephesians 2:21

In union with him the whole building is joined together and rises into a holy sanctuary for the Lord.

John 2:19-21

Jesus answered them, "Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will rebuild it." The Jewish leaders said, "This sanctuary has been under construction for 46 years, and you're going to rebuild it in three days?" But the sanctuary he was speaking about was his own body.

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Holy of holies » Was called the » Sanctuary

Leviticus 4:6

The priest is to dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times in the LORD's presence in front of the curtain of the sanctuary.

Psalm 20:2

May he send you help from the sanctuary, and may he sustain you from Zion.

Jesus Christ » Names of » Sanctuary

Isaiah 8:14

Then he will be a sanctuary, but for both houses of Israel he'll also be a stone with which someone strikes himself, a rock one stumbles over, a trap and a snare to those who live in Jerusalem.

Sanctuary » In the charge of high priest

Exodus 27:21

In the Tent of Meeting, outside the curtain that is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons are to maintain the lamp stand from evening until morning in the LORD's presence. It is to be a perpetual ordinance from generation to generation among the Israelis."

Leviticus 24:3

Outside the Canopy of the Testimony in the Tent of Meeting, Aaron is to arrange it continually in the LORD's presence from evening until morning as an eternal ordinance throughout your generations.

Numbers 18:5

Take care of the sanctuary and the services of the altar so that there won't be any more wrath on the Israelis.

Sanctuary » The holy place in the temple

Lamentations 2:20

Look, LORD, and take note: To whom have you done this? Should women eat their offspring, the children they have cuddled? Should priests and prophets be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

Lamentations 2:7

The Lord rejected his altar, disavowing his sanctuary. He gave up her palace walls to the control of the enemy. They shouted in the LORD's Temple, as though they were attending a day of celebration.

Ezekiel 42:20

He measured a wall that encompassed all four sides, 500 hundred long and 500 wide, dividing between the sacred and common areas.

Sanctuary » Reverence for

Sanctuary » Figurative

Ezekiel 11:16

"Therefore you are to say, "This is what the Lord GOD says, "Although I've removed them far away to live among the nations, and although I've scattered them throughout the earth, yet I've continued to be their sanctuary, even for the short time that they will be living in the lands to which they've gone."'

Sanctuary » Symbolical

Hebrews 8:2

and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tent set up by the Lord and not by any human.

Hebrews 8:5

They serve in a sanctuary that is a copy, a shadow of the heavenly one. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tent: "See to it that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain."

Sanctuary » Divine dwelling place

Sanctuary » In the tabernacle

Hebrews 9:2

For a tent was set up, and in the first part were the lamp stand, the table, and the bread of the Presence. This was called the Holy Place.

Stool » Footstool » Sanctuary

Symbols and similitudes » Sanctuary

Psalm 20:2

May he send you help from the sanctuary, and may he sustain you from Zion.

Tabernacle » The one instituted by moses was called » Sanctuary

Temple » Solomon's » Sanctuary

2 Chronicles 20:8

They lived in it and have built there a sanctuary for your name, where they said,

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Filling The Sanctuary

2;40;34

The cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tent.

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