Laws About Altars

Exodus 20

22 And the Lord said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the people of Israel: 'You have seen for yourselves that I have b talked with you from heaven. 23 c You shall not make gods of silver to be with me, nor shall you make for yourselves gods of gold. 24 An altar of earth you shall make for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen. d In every place where I cause my name to be remembered I will come to you and e bless you. 25 f If you make me an altar of stone, g you shall not build it of hewn stones, for if you wield your tool on it you profane it. 26 And you shall not go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness be not exposed on it.'

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:36
    Out of heaven he let you hear his voice, that he might discipline you. And on earth he let you see his great fire, and you heard his words out of the midst of the fire.
    Nehemiah 9:13
    You came down on Mount Sinai and spoke with them from heaven and gave them right rules and true laws, good statutes and commandments.
    Hebrews 12:25
    See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 32:31
    So Moses returned to the Lord and said, "Alas, this people has sinned a great sin. They have made for themselves gods of gold.
    2 Kings 17:33
    So they feared the Lord but also served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.
    Ezekiel 20:39
    As for you, O house of Israel, thus says the Lord God : Go serve every one of you his idols, now and hereafter, if you will not listen to me; but my holy name you shall no more profane with your gifts and your idols.
    Zephaniah 1:5
    Those who bow down on the roofs to the host of the heavens, those who bow down and swear to the Lord and yet swear by Milcom.
  3. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 12:5
    But you shall seek the place that the Lord your...
    Deuteronomy 12:11
    Then to the place that the Lord your God will c...
    Deuteronomy 14:23
    And before the Lord your God, in the place that...
    Deuteronomy 16:6
    But at the place that the Lord your God will ch...
    Deuteronomy 16:11
    And you shall rejoice before the Lord your God,...
    Deuteronomy 26:2
    You shall take some of the first of all the fru...
    1 Kings 8:29
    That your eyes may be open night and day toward...
    1 Kings 9:3
    And the Lord said to him, "I have heard your pr...
    2 Chronicles 6:6
    But I have chosen Jerusalem that my name may be...
    2 Chronicles 7:16
    For now I have chosen and consecrated this hous...
    2 Chronicles 12:13
    So King Rehoboam grew strong in Jerusalem and r...
    Ezra 6:12
    May the God who has caused his name to dwell th...
    Nehemiah 1:9
    But if you return to me and keep my commandment...
    Psalms 74:7
    They set your sanctuary on fire; they profaned ...
    Jeremiah 7:10
    And then come and stand before me in this house...
    Jeremiah 7:12
    Go now to my place that was in Shiloh, where I ...
  4. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 7:13
    He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you.
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 27:5
    And there you shall build an altar to the Lord your God, an altar of stones. You shall wield no iron tool on them.
    Joshua 8:31
    Just as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded the people of Israel, as it is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, "an altar of uncut stones, upon which no man has wielded an iron tool." And they offered on it burnt offerings to the Lord and sacrificed peace offerings.
  6. Cross References
    1 Kings 5:17
    At the king's command they quarried out great, costly stones in order to lay the foundation of the house with dressed stones.
    1 Chronicles 22:2
    David commanded to gather together the resident aliens who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to prepare dressed stones for building the house of God.
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