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  • "Take it, my lord, and use it as you wish," Araunah said to David. "Here are oxen for the burnt offering, and you can use the threshing tools and ox yokes for wood to build a fire on the altar. - 2 Samuel 24:22

  • David built an altar there to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. And the LORD answered his prayer, and the plague was stopped. - 2 Samuel 24:25

  • Adonijah himself was afraid of Solomon, so he rushed to the sacred tent and caught hold of the horns of the altar. - 1 Kings 1:50

  • Word soon reached Solomon that Adonijah had seized the horns of the altar and that he was pleading, "Let Solomon swear today that he will not kill me!" - 1 Kings 1:51

  • So King Solomon summoned Adonijah, and they brought him down from the altar. He came and bowed low before the king, and Solomon dismissed him, saying, "Go on home." - 1 Kings 1:53

  • Although he had not followed Absalom earlier, Joab had also joined Adonijah's revolt. When Joab heard about Adonijah's death, he ran to the sacred tent of the LORD and caught hold of the horns of the altar. - 1 Kings 2:28

  • "Do as he said," the king replied. "Kill him there beside the altar and bury him. This will remove the guilt of his senseless murders from me and from my father's family. - 1 Kings 2:31

  • At that time the people of Israel sacrificed their offerings at local altars, for a temple honoring the name of the LORD had not yet been built. - 1 Kings 3:2

  • Solomon loved the LORD and followed all the instructions of his father, David, except that Solomon, too, offered sacrifices and burned incense at the local altars. - 1 Kings 3:3

  • The most important of these altars was at Gibeon, so the king went there and sacrificed one thousand burnt offerings. - 1 Kings 3:4

  • This inner sanctuary was 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 30 feet high. Solomon overlaid its walls and ceiling with pure gold. He also overlaid the altar made of cedar.*4 - 1 Kings 6:20

  • So he finished overlaying the entire Temple with gold, including the altar that belonged to the Most Holy Place. - 1 Kings 6:22

  • So Solomon made all the furnishings of the Temple of the LORD: the gold altar, the gold table for the Bread of the Presence, - 1 Kings 7:48

  • Then Solomon stood with his hands lifted toward heaven before the altar of the LORD in front of the entire community of Israel. - 1 Kings 8:22

  • "If someone wrongs another person and is required to take an oath of innocence in front of the altar at this Temple, - 1 Kings 8:31

  • When Solomon finished making these prayers and requests to the LORD, he stood up in front of the altar of the LORD, where he had been kneeling with his hands raised toward heaven. - 1 Kings 8:54

  • That same day the king dedicated the central area of the courtyard in front of the LORD's Temple. He offered burnt offerings, grain offerings, and the fat of peace offerings there, because the bronze altar in the LORD's presence was too small to handle so many offerings. - 1 Kings 8:64
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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