Altar

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  • So they killed the bulls, and the priests took the blood and sprinkled it on the altar. Next they killed the rams and sprinkled their blood on the altar. And finally, they did the same with the lambs. - 2 Chronicles 29:22


  • The priests then killed the goats as a sin offering and sprinkled their blood on the altar to make atonement for the sins of all Israel. The king had specifically commanded that this burnt offering and sin offering should be made for all Israel. - 2 Chronicles 29:24


  • Then Hezekiah ordered that the burnt offering be placed on the altar. As the burnt offering was presented, songs of praise to the LORD were begun, accompanied by the trumpets and other instruments of David, king of Israel. - 2 Chronicles 29:27


  • They set to work and removed the pagan altars from Jerusalem. They took away all the incense altars and threw them into the Kidron Valley. - 2 Chronicles 30:14


  • They took their places at the Temple according to the regulations found in the law of Moses, the man of God. The Levites brought the sacrificial blood to the priests, who then sprinkled it on the altar. - 2 Chronicles 30:16


  • Now when the festival ended, the Israelites who attended went to all the towns of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh, and they smashed the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherah poles, and removed the pagan shrines and altars. After this, the Israelites returned to their own towns and homes. - 2 Chronicles 31:1


  • Surely you must realize that Hezekiah is the very person who destroyed all the LORD's shrines and altars. He commanded Judah and Jerusalem to worship at only the one altar at the Temple and to make sacrifices on it alone. - 2 Chronicles 32:12


  • He rebuilt the pagan shrines his father Hezekiah had destroyed. He constructed altars for the images of Baal and set up Asherah poles. He also bowed before all the stars of heaven and worshiped them. - 2 Chronicles 33:3


  • He even built pagan altars in the Temple of the LORD, the place where the LORD had said his name should be honored forever. - 2 Chronicles 33:4


  • He put these altars for the stars of heaven in both courtyards of the LORD's Temple. - 2 Chronicles 33:5


  • Manasseh also removed the foreign gods from the hills and the idol from the LORD's Temple. He tore down all the altars he had built on the hill where the Temple stood and all the altars that were in Jerusalem, and he dumped them outside the city. - 2 Chronicles 33:15


  • Then he restored the altar of the LORD and sacrificed peace offerings and thanksgiving offerings on it. He also encouraged the people of Judah to worship the LORD, the God of Israel. - 2 Chronicles 33:16


  • He saw to it that the altars for the images of Baal and their incense altars were torn down. He also made sure that the Asherah poles, the carved idols, and the cast images were smashed and scattered over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. - 2 Chronicles 34:4


  • Then he burned the bones of the pagan priests on their own altars, and so he purified Judah and Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 34:5


  • He destroyed the pagan altars and the Asherah poles, and he crushed the idols into dust. He cut down the incense altars throughout the land of Israel and then returned to Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 34:7


  • The Levites then slaughtered the Passover lambs and presented the blood to the priests, who sprinkled the blood on the altar while the Levites prepared the animals. - 2 Chronicles 35:11


  • The entire ceremony for the LORD's Passover was completed that day. All the burnt offerings were sacrificed on the altar of the LORD, as King Josiah had ordered. - 2 Chronicles 35:16
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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