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68 Bible Verses about Sanctuary

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Exodus 25:8-9

And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. According to all that I show thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its vessels, even so shall ye make it.

Exodus 36:1

Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab and every wise hearted man unto whom the LORD gave wisdom and intelligence to know how to do all the work of the service of the sanctuary, all the things that the LORD had commanded.

Hebrews 8:2

a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

Exodus 30:7-10

And Aaron shall burn sweet incense thereon every morning; when he dresses the lamps, he shall burn it. And when Aaron lights the lamps at evening, he shall burn incense upon it continually before the LORD throughout your ages. Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon nor burnt sacrifice nor present; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.read more.
And Aaron shall make reconciliation upon the horns of it once a year with the blood of the reconciliation for sin; once a year shall he make reconciliation upon it throughout your ages; it shall be most holy unto the LORD.

Leviticus 7:37-38

This is the law of the burnt offering, of the present, of sin, of guilt, of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of peace, which the LORD commanded Moses in Mount Sinai in the day that he commanded the sons of Israel to offer their offerings unto the LORD in the wilderness of Sinai.

Leviticus 23:44

Thus Moses declared unto the sons of Israel the feasts of the LORD.

Exodus 39:1

And of the blue and purple and scarlet, they made the clothing of the ministry, to minister in the sanctuary, and in the same manner they made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Numbers 3:30-31

and the prince of the house of the father of the families of Kohath, Elizaphan, son of Uzziel. And their charge shall be the ark and the table and the lampstand and the altars and the vessels of the sanctuary with which they minister, and the veil, with all its service.

Hebrews 9:1

Nevertheless the first had its justifications of worship and its worldly sanctuary.

Exodus 36:4-5

So much that all the wise men that wrought all the work of the sanctuary came every man from his work which they made, and they spoke with Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the work of the ministry which the LORD commanded to make.

Leviticus 12:4

And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying thirty-three days; she shall touch no holy thing, nor come to the sanctuary until the days of her purifying are fulfilled.

Leviticus 21:21-23

No man that has a blemish of the seed of Aaron, the priest, shall come near to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire. He has a blemish; he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God. He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy and of the sanctified things. Only he shall not go inside the veil nor come near unto the altar because he has a blemish, that he not profane my sanctuary; for I AM he that sanctifies them.

Numbers 8:19

And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the sons of Israel, that they may serve the ministry of the sons of Israel in the tabernacle of the testimony and reconcile the sons of Israel, that there be no plague in the sons of Israel when the sons of Israel come near unto the sanctuary.

Numbers 18:5

And ye shall have the charge of the sanctuary and the charge of the altar, that there be no more wrath upon the sons of Israel.

Numbers 19:20

But the man that shall be unclean and shall not cause the sin to be removed from himself, that person shall be cut off from among the congregation because he has defiled the tabernacle of the LORD; the water of separation has not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

2 Chronicles 26:18

And they withstood Uzziah, the king, and said unto him, It does not pertain unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests, the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense; go out of the sanctuary, for thou hast rebelled; neither shall it be for thy glory before the LORD God.

1 Chronicles 22:17-19

David, likewise, commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon, his son, saying, Is not the LORD your God with you who has given you rest on every side? For he has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the LORD and before his people. Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built unto the name of the LORD.

1 Chronicles 28:2-3

Then David, the king, stood up upon his feet and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD and for the footstool of our God and had made ready for the building. But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build a house for my name because thou hast been a man of war and hast shed blood.

1 Kings 6:19

And he prepared the oracle in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

1 Kings 8:6

And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, in the holy of holies, under the wings of the cherubim.

2 Chronicles 5:7

And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the holy of holies, under the wings of the cherubim.

1 Chronicles 6:49

But Aaron and his sons made incense upon the altar of the burnt offering and on the altar of incense, in all the work of the holy of holies, and to make reconciliation for Israel, according to all that Moses, the slave of God, had commanded.

Hebrews 9:1-4

Nevertheless the first had its justifications of worship and its worldly sanctuary. For there was a tabernacle made: the first, in which was the lampstand and the table and the showbread, which is called the sanctuary. And after the second veil was the tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies,read more.
which had a golden censer and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, in which was the golden urn that had the manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the testament,

Exodus 15:17

Thou shalt bring them in and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place of thy dwelling which thou hast made ready, O LORD, in the Sanctuary of the Lord, which thy hands have established.

Genesis 28:16-17

And Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place, and I knew it not. And he was afraid and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Exodus 3:1-5

Now as Moses shepherded the sheep of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, he led the flock to the backside of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the Angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, I will now turn aside and see this great vision, why the bush is not burnt.read more.
And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Do not come near; take off thy shoes from thy feet, for the place upon which thou dost stand is holy ground.

Psalm 15:1

LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in the mountain of thy holiness?

Psalm 63:2

in this manner I beheld thee in holiness when I beheld thy power and thy glory.

Psalm 73:16-17

I shall meditate that I might understand this; it is very hard for me to see. When I come into the sanctuary of God, then I shall understand their end.

Jeremiah 17:12

The throne of glory, height from the beginning, is the place of our sanctification.

Leviticus 26:31

And I will make your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the aroma of your suave incense.

2 Chronicles 30:8

Therefore, do not be stiffnecked as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD and enter into his sanctuary, which he has sanctified for ever and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.

Ezekiel 7:24

Therefore I will bring the worst of all the Gentiles, and they shall possess their houses; I will also cause the arrogance of the strong to cease; and their sanctuaries shall be defiled.

Lamentations 2:7

Zain The Lord has cast off his altar; he has abhorred his sanctuary; he has given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have shouted in the house of the LORD as in the day of a feast.

Amos 7:9

And the altars of Isaac shall be destroyed, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise upon the house of Jeroboam with the sword.

Malachi 2:11

Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the holiness of the LORD by loving and marrying the daughter of a strange god.

Ezekiel 28:18

Thou hast defiled thy sanctuary by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy trafficking; therefore I brought forth fire from the midst of thee, which has consumed thee, and I brought thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all those that behold thee.

Leviticus 20:3

And I will set my face against that man and will cut him off from among his people because he has given of his seed unto Molech, contaminating my sanctuary and defiling my holy name.

Ezekiel 8:6

He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here to cause me to go far away from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.

Ezekiel 23:38-39

Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day and have profaned my sabbaths. For when they had slain their sons unto their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, behold, thus have they done in the midst of my house.

Ezekiel 44:7-8

In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh to be in my sanctuary to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations. And ye have not kept the charge of my holy things; but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

Zephaniah 3:4

Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary; they have falsified the law.

Joshua 20:2-3

Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, Appoint the cities of refuge, of which I spoke unto you by the hand of Moses, so that the manslayer who kills any person in error and without knowledge may flee there, and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.

Numbers 35:6

And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites, there shall be six cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint so that the manslayer may flee there; and in addition to them ye shall give them forty-two cities.

Psalm 31:20

Thou shalt keep them in the secret place of thy face from the pride of man; thou shalt keep them in the tabernacle protected from the strife of tongues.

Psalm 17:7-9

Show thy mercy to be marvellous, O Saviour of those who put their trust in thee, from those that rise up against thy right hand. Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me with the shadow of thy wings, from the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.

Psalm 64:1-2

Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer; preserve my life from fear of the enemy. Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked, from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:

Isaiah 25:4

For thou hast been strength to the poor, strength to the needy in his distress, refuge from the storm, shadow from the heat, for the force of the violent is as a storm against the wall.

Ezekiel 11:16

Therefore say, Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Although I have cast them far off among the Gentiles and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I will be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.

Romans 8:38-39

Therefore I am certain that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come nor height nor depth nor any creature shall be able to separate us from the charity of God, which is in Christ, Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 102:19

For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from the heavens the LORD beheld the earth

Hebrews 9:24

For Christ is not entered into the sanctuary made with hands (which is a figure of the true), but into the heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us,

Psalm 114:2

Judah was his holiness, and Israel his dominion.

Ephesians 2:21

in whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto a holy temple in the Lord,

John 2:19-21

Jesus answered and said unto them, Dissolve this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, This temple was forty-six years in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days? But he spoke of the temple of his body.

From Thematic Bible


Holy of holies » Was called the » Sanctuary

Leviticus 4:6

and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, before the veil of the sanctuary.

Psalm 20:2

and send thee help from the sanctuary and strengthen thee out of Zion

Jesus Christ » Names of » Sanctuary

Isaiah 8:14

Then he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock to cause a fall to both the houses of Israel, for a snare and for a net to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Sanctuary » In the charge of high priest

Exodus 27:21

In the tabernacle of the testimony outside the veil, which shall be before the ark of the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order them from evening to morning before the LORD; it shall be a perpetual statute of the sons of Israel for their generations.

Leviticus 24:3

Outside the veil of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the testimony, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually; it shall be a perpetual statute for all your ages.

Numbers 18:5

And ye shall have the charge of the sanctuary and the charge of the altar, that there be no more wrath upon the sons of Israel.

Sanctuary » The holy place in the temple

Lamentations 2:20

Resh Look, O LORD, and consider unto whom thou hast shaken thus. Shall the women eat their fruit, the little ones that they are bringing up? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

Lamentations 2:7

Zain The Lord has cast off his altar; he has abhorred his sanctuary; he has given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have shouted in the house of the LORD as in the day of a feast.

Ezekiel 42:20

He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.

Sanctuary » Reverence for

Sanctuary » Figurative

Ezekiel 11:16

Therefore say, Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Although I have cast them far off among the Gentiles and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I will be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.

Sanctuary » Symbolical

Hebrews 8:2

a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

Hebrews 8:5

(who serve as an example and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern showed unto thee in the mount);

Sanctuary » Divine dwelling place

Sanctuary » In the tabernacle

Hebrews 9:2

For there was a tabernacle made: the first, in which was the lampstand and the table and the showbread, which is called the sanctuary.

Stool » Footstool » Sanctuary

Symbols and similitudes » Sanctuary

Psalm 20:2

and send thee help from the sanctuary and strengthen thee out of Zion

Tabernacle » The one instituted by moses was called » Sanctuary

Temple » Solomon's » Sanctuary

2 Chronicles 20:8

And they have dwelt in it and have built thee a sanctuary in it for thy name, saying,

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Filling The Sanctuary

Exodus 40:34

Then a cloud covered the tabernacle of the testimony, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.