Bible Cross References
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1 Kings 22:43
Like his father Asa before him, he did what was right in the sight of the LORD; but the places of worship were not destroyed, and the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.
Leviticus 17:3-6
Any Israelites who kill a cow or a sheep or a goat as an offering to the LORD anywhere except at the entrance of the Tent of the LORD's presence have broken the Law. They have shed blood and shall no longer be considered God's people.
(SEE 17:3)
The meaning of this command is that the people of Israel shall now bring to the LORD the animals which they used to kill in the open country. They shall now bring them to the priest at the entrance of the Tent and kill them as fellowship offerings.
The priest shall throw the blood against the sides of the altar at the entrance of the Tent and burn the fat to produce an odor that is pleasing to the LORD.
Leviticus 26:30
I will destroy your places of worship on the hills, tear down your incense altars, and throw your dead bodies on your fallen idols. In utter disgust
Deuteronomy 12:2-5
In the land that you are taking, destroy all the places where the people worship their gods on high mountains, on hills, and under green trees.
Tear down their altars and smash their sacred stone pillars to pieces. Burn their symbols of the goddess Asherah and chop down their idols, so that they will never again be worshiped at those places.
"Do not worship the LORD your God in the way that these people worship their gods.
Out of the territory of all your tribes the LORD will choose the one place where the people are to come into his presence and worship him.
2 Chronicles 33:17
Although the people continued to offer sacrifices at other places of worship, they offered them only to the LORD.
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1 Kings 5:3
"You know that because of the constant wars my father David had to fight against the enemy countries all around him, he could not build a temple for the worship of the LORD his God until the LORD had given him victory over all his enemies.
1 Chronicles 17:4-6
"Go and tell my servant David that I say to him, 'You are not the one to build a temple for me to live in.
From the time I rescued the people of Israel from Egypt until now I have never lived in a temple; I have always lived in tents and moved from place to place.
In all my traveling with the people of Israel I never asked any of the leaders that I appointed why they had not built me a temple made of cedar.'
1 Chronicles 28:3-6
but he has forbidden me to do it, because I am a soldier and have shed too much blood.
The LORD, the God of Israel, chose me and my descendants to rule Israel forever. He chose the tribe of Judah to provide leadership, and out of Judah he chose my father's family. From all that family it was his pleasure to take me and make me king over all Israel.
He gave me many sons, and out of them all he chose Solomon to rule over Israel, the LORD's kingdom.
"The LORD said to me, 'Your son Solomon is the one who will build my Temple. I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.
Acts 7:47-49
But it was Solomon who built him a house.
"But the Most High God does not live in houses built by human hands; as the prophet says,
'Heaven is my throne, says the Lord, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house would you build for me? Where is the place for me to live in?