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68 Bible Verses about Sanctuary

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Exodus 25:8-9

And make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell in the midst of them, according to all that I show you--the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its equipment--and so you will do.

Exodus 36:1

And Bezalel and Oholiab and everyone [who is] skilled of heart in whom Yahweh has put wisdom and skill to know and to do all the work for the service of the sanctuary--[they] will do [it], according to all that Yahweh has commanded."

Hebrews 8:2

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

Exodus 30:7-10

"And on it Aaron will turn fragrant incense into smoke; {each morning} when he tends the lamps, he will turn it into smoke. And when Aaron sets up the lamps {at twilight}, he will turn it into smoke--incense of continuity--before Yahweh throughout your generations. You will not offer on it strange incense or a burnt offering or a grain offering, and you will not pour a libation on it.read more.
And Aaron will make atonement on its horns one time in the year from the blood of the sin offering of the atonement; one time in the year he will make atonement on it throughout your generations; it is a most holy thing for Yahweh."

Leviticus 7:37-38

This [is] the regulation for the burnt offering, for the grain offering and for the sin offering and for the guilt offering and for the consecration [offering] and for the fellowship offerings' sacrifice, which Yahweh commanded Moses on {Mount Sinai} on the day of his commanding the {Israelites} to present their offerings to Yahweh in the desert of Sinai.

Leviticus 23:44

Thus Moses announced to the {Israelites} Yahweh's appointed times.

Exodus 39:1

And from the blue and the purple and the crimson [yarns] they made woven garments for serving in the sanctuary, and they made the holy garments that were for Aaron, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

Numbers 3:30-31

The leader of {his family} according to the clans of the Kohathites [is] Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. Their responsibility [was] the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altar, and the vessels of the sanctuary, with which they ministered, and the curtain, and all of its use.

Hebrews 9:1

Now the first [covenant] had regulations for worship and the earthly sanctuary.

Exodus 36:4-5

And all the skilled [workers who were] doing all the work for the sanctuary came, {each} from his work that they were doing. And they said to Moses, saying, "The people are {bringing more} than enough for the service of the work that Yahweh has commanded {to be done}."

Leviticus 12:4

And [for] thirty-three days she shall stay in the blood of [her] cleansing; she must not touch any holy [object], and she may not come to the sanctuary until the fulfilling of the days of her cleansing.

Leviticus 21:21-23

Any man from Aaron the priest's offspring in whom is a physical defect shall not come near to present offerings made by fire to Yahweh; a physical defect [is] in him; he shall not come near to present his God's food. He may eat his God's food, from {the most holy things} and from the holy things. But he must not enter the curtain, and he must not come near to the altar, because a physical defect [is] in him, and he must not profane my sanctuary, because I [am] Yahweh, who consecrates them.'"

Numbers 8:19

And I have given the Levites; they are given to Aaron and his sons from the midst of the {Israelites} to do the work of the {Israelites} in the tent of the assembly and to make atonement for the {Israelites}, so a plague will not be among the {Israelites} when the {Israelites} come near the sanctuary."

Numbers 18:5

You will keep the responsibility of the sanctuary and the responsibility of the altar, and there will no longer be wrath on the {Israelites}.

Numbers 19:20

But the man who is unclean and does not purify himself, that person will be cut off from the midst of the assembly because he defiled the sanctuary of Yahweh; the water of impurity was not sprinkled on him; he [is] unclean.

2 Chronicles 26:18

And they stood against King Uzziah and said to him, "It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to Yahweh, but [it is] for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense. Go out of the sanctuary, for you have acted unfaithfully. There will be no honor for you from Yahweh God."

Leviticus 26:2

" 'You shall keep my Sabbaths, and you shall revere my sanctuary; I [am] Yahweh.

1 Chronicles 22:17-19

And David commanded all the commanders of Israel to help Solomon his son, [saying], "Is not Yahweh your God with you? And has he [not] given you rest all around? For he has put in my hand the inhabitants of the land, and the land is subdued before Yahweh and before his people. Now set your heart and mind to seek Yahweh your Go, and arise and build the sanctuary of Yahweh God, that the ark of the covenant of Yahweh and the holy vessels of God might be brought into the house built for the name of Yahweh.

1 Chronicles 28:2-3

And King David rose to his feet and said, "Listen to me, my brothers and my people. {I myself wanted} to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of Yahweh and the footstool of our God, and I prepared to build. But God said to me, 'You may not build a house for my name because you [are] a man of war, and you have shed blood.'

1 Kings 6:19

Now [in] the inner sanctuary in the middle of the temple he prepared the inside to place the ark of the covenant of Yahweh there.

1 Kings 8:6

The priests brought the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to its place in the inner sanctuary of the house, to the {most holy place}, under the wings of the cherubim,

2 Chronicles 5:7

Then the priests brought up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to its place in the inner sanctuary of the house, into {the most holy place}, underneath the wings of the cherubim.

1 Chronicles 6:49

But Aaron and his sons made offerings on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense for all the work of the most holy place, and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.

Hebrews 9:1-4

Now the first [covenant] had regulations for worship and the earthly sanctuary. For a tent was prepared, the first [one], in which [were] the lampstand and the table and the presentation of the loaves, which is called the holy place. And after the second curtain [was] a tent called the holy of holies,read more.
containing the golden incense altar and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which [were] a golden jar containing the manna and the rod of Aaron that budded and the tablets of the covenant.

Exodus 15:17

You brought them and planted them on the mountain of your inheritance, a place you made for yourself to inhabit, Yahweh, a sanctuary, Lord, [that] your hands established.

Genesis 28:16-17

Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely Yahweh {is indeed} in this place and I did not know!" Then he was afraid and said, "How awesome [is] this place! {This is nothing else than the house of God}, and this is the gate of heaven!"

Exodus 3:1-5

And Moses was a shepherd with the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the west [of] the desert, and he came to the mountain of God, to Horeb. And the angel of Yahweh appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush, and he looked, and there was the bush burning with fire, but the bush was not being consumed. And Moses said, "Let me turn aside and see this great sight. Why does the bush not burn up?"read more.
And Yahweh saw that he turned aside to see, and God called to him from the midst of the bush, and he said, "Moses, Moses." And he said, "Here I [am]." And he said, "You must not come near to here. Take off your sandals from on your feet, because the place on which you [are] standing, it [is] holy ground."

Psalm 15:1

O Yahweh, who may reside in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy mountain?

Psalm 63:2

Thus I have seen you in the sanctuary, beholding your strength and glory.

Psalm 73:16-17

When I thought about [how] to understand this, it [was] troubling in my eyes until I went into the sanctuary of God. [Then] I understood their fate.

Jeremiah 17:12

A lofty throne of glory from the beginning [is] the place of our sanctuary.

Leviticus 26:31

And I will lay your cities [in] ruins, and I will lay waste your sanctuaries; and I shall not smell your [sacrifices'] appeasing fragrance.

2 Chronicles 30:8

Now, do not stiffen your neck as your fathers, but give a hand to Yahweh and come to his sanctuary, which he has consecrated forever, and serve Yahweh your God that his fierce anger may turn away from you.

Ezekiel 7:24

And I will bring [the] worst of [the] nations, and they will take possession of their houses, and I will put to an end [the] pride of [the] mighty ones, and their sanctuaries will be defiled.

Lamentations 2:7

The Lord has rejected his altar; he has rejected his sanctuary; he has delivered into the hands of the enemy the walls of its citadel fortresses. They have cried out in the house of Yahweh like a day of an appointed feast.

Amos 7:9

The high places of Isaac shall become desolate and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste. And I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword."

Malachi 2:11

Judah has been faithless, and a detestable thing has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem. Judah has profaned the sanctuary of Yahweh which he loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god.

Ezekiel 28:18

From the abundance of your iniquities in the dishonesty of your trading, I profaned your sanctuaries and I brought fire from your midst; it consumed you, and I have turned you to ashes on the earth {before the eyes of everyone who sees you}.

Leviticus 20:3

And I myself will set my face against that man, and I will cut him off from the midst of his people, because he has given {some of} his offspring to Molech, so that {he makes my sanctuary unclean} and profanes {my holy name}.

Ezekiel 8:6

And he said to me, "Son of man, "{Do you see} what they [are] doing--great detestable things that the house of Israel [is] committing here [so as] to drive [me] from my sanctuary, and yet {you will see again} greater detestable things."

Ezekiel 23:38-39

Also they did this to me: they defiled my sanctuary on that day, and they profaned my Sabbaths and when they slaughtered their children for their idols, they came to my sanctuary on that day to profane it. And look, {this is what they did in my house}!

Ezekiel 44:7-8

At your bringing {foreigners} [who are] uncircumcised of heart and uncircumcised of flesh to be in my sanctuary to profane it, my temple, {as you offered my food, fat, and blood}, so you broke my covenant by all of your detestable things. And you did not observe the responsibility of my sanctuary, but you appointed [them] as the keepers of my responsibility in my sanctuary for you."

Zephaniah 3:4

Her prophets [are] arrogant men of treachery; her priests have defiled [that which is] holy; they do violence to [the] law.

Joshua 20:2-3

"Speak to the {Israelites}, saying, 'Appoint for yourselves cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through the hand of Moses. Anyone who kills a person by accident or unintentionally may flee there; they will be for yourselves a refuge from the avenger of blood.

Numbers 35:6

"All the cities that you will give the Levites will be six cities of refuge, to which the killer can flee; in addition to them you will give forty-two cities.

Psalm 31:20

You will hide them in the protection of your presence from [the] plots of man. You will hide them in a shelter from [the] strife of tongues.

Psalm 17:7-9

Show wondrously your acts of loyal love, O Savior of those who take refuge at your right hand from those who rise up against [them]. Keep me as {the apple of your eye}. Hide me in the shadow of your wings from [the] {presence} of [the] wicked who destroy me, [those] enemies against my life, [they that] surround me.

Psalm 64:1-2

Hear my voice, O God, in my lamenting. Preserve my life from [the] fear of [the] enemy. Hide me from [the] secret plots of evildoers, from [the] unrest of [those who] do iniquity,

Isaiah 25:4

For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in his distress, a shelter from [the] rainstorm, a shade from [the] heat. For [the] breath of [the] ruthless [was] like a rainstorm against a wall,

Ezekiel 11:16

Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Though I have removed them [far away] among the nations and though I have scattered them among the countries, yet I was a sanctuary to them [for a] little while in the countries {to which they have 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 height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 102:19

that he looked down from his holy height. Yahweh looked from heaven over [the] earth

Hebrews 9:24

For Christ did not enter into a sanctuary made by hands, a [mere] copy of the true [one], but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf,

Psalm 114:2

Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.

Ephesians 2:21

in whom the whole building, joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,

John 2:19-21

Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up!" Then the Jews said, "This temple has been under construction forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?" But he was speaking about the temple of his body.

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Holy of holies » Was called the » Sanctuary

Leviticus 4:6

and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and shall spatter {some of} the blood seven times before Yahweh in front of the sanctuary's curtain.

Psalm 20:2

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

Jesus Christ » Names of » Sanctuary

Isaiah 8:14

And he will become like a sanctuary and a stumbling-stone, and like a stumbling-rock for the two houses of Israel, like a trap and a snare for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Sanctuary » In the charge of high priest

Exodus 27:21

In the tent of assembly outside the curtain that [is] before the testimony, Aaron and his sons will arrange it, from evening until morning, before Yahweh [as] a lasting statute throughout their generations from the {Israelites}.

Leviticus 24:3

Aaron shall arrange for it {outside} the curtain of the testimony in [the] tent of assembly from evening until morning {before} Yahweh continually; [it shall be] a {lasting statute} throughout your generations.

Numbers 18:5

You will keep the responsibility of the sanctuary and the responsibility of the altar, and there will no longer be wrath on the {Israelites}.

Sanctuary » The holy place in the temple

Lamentations 2:20

See, Yahweh, and take note! With whom have you dealt thus? Should women eat their young children of tender care? Should priest and prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

Lamentations 2:7

The Lord has rejected his altar; he has rejected his sanctuary; he has delivered into the hands of the enemy the walls of its citadel fortresses. They have cried out in the house of Yahweh like a day of an appointed feast.

Ezekiel 42:20

{Toward the four sides} he measured it; [there] [was] a wall for it {all the way around}. [Its] length [was] five hundred [cubits] and [its] width [was] five hundred [cubits], in order to make separation between what is holy and what is common.

Sanctuary » Reverence for

Leviticus 26:2

" 'You shall keep my Sabbaths, and you shall revere my sanctuary; I [am] Yahweh.

Sanctuary » Figurative

Ezekiel 11:16

Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Though I have removed them [far away] among the nations and though I have scattered them among the countries, yet I was a sanctuary to them [for a] little while in the countries {to which they have gone}.'"

Sanctuary » Symbolical

Hebrews 8:2

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

Hebrews 8:5

who serve a sketch and shadow of the heavenly [things], just as Moses was warned [when he] was about to complete the tabernacle, for he says, "See to it that you make everything according to the pattern which was shown to you on the mountain."

Sanctuary » Divine dwelling place

Sanctuary » In the tabernacle

Hebrews 9:2

For a tent was prepared, the first [one], in which [were] the lampstand and the table and the presentation of the loaves, which is called the holy place.

Stool » Footstool » Sanctuary

Symbols and similitudes » Sanctuary

Psalm 20:2

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

Tabernacle » The one instituted by moses was called » Sanctuary

Temple » Solomon's » Sanctuary

2 Chronicles 20:8

And they lived in it and built for you a sanctuary for your name in it, saying,

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Filling The Sanctuary

2;40;34

And the cloud covered the tent of assembly, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle.