But I have given 1 to the Levites for an inheritance the tithes of the Israelites that are offered 2 to the Lord as a raised offering. That is why I said to them that among the Israelites they are to have no inheritance.”
And the second lamb you must offer in the late afternoon; just as you offered the grain offering and drink offering in the morning, 1 you must offer it as an offering made by fire, as a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
In this manner you must offer daily throughout the seven days the food of the sacrifice made by fire as a sweet aroma to the Lord. It is to be offered in addition to the continual burnt offering and its drink offering.
just as Moses the Lord’s servant had commanded the Israelites. As described in the law scroll of Moses, it was made with uncut stones untouched by an iron tool. 1 They offered burnt sacrifices on it and sacrificed tokens of peace. 2
He scooped it up with his hands and ate it as he walked along. When he returned 1 to his father and mother, he offered them some and they ate it. But he did not tell them he had scooped the honey out of the lion’s carcass. 2
The cart was coming to the field of Joshua, who was from Beth Shemesh. It paused there near a big stone. Then they cut up the wood of the cart and offered the cows as a burnt offering to the Lord.
The Levites took down the ark of the Lord and the chest that was with it, which contained the gold objects. They placed them near the big stone. At that time the people of Beth Shemesh offered burnt offerings and made sacrifices to the Lord.
That day the king consecrated the middle of the courtyard that is in front of the Lord’s temple. He offered there burnt sacrifices, grain offerings, and the fat from the peace offerings, because the bronze altar that stood before the Lord was too small to hold all these offerings. 1
Jeroboam inaugurated a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, 1 like the festival celebrated in Judah. 2 On the altar in Bethel he offered sacrifices to the calves he had made. 3 In Bethel he also appointed priests for the high places he had made.
On the fifteenth day of the eighth month (a date he had arbitrarily chosen) 1 Jeroboam 2 offered sacrifices on the altar he had made in Bethel. 3 He inaugurated a festival for the Israelites and went up to the altar to offer sacrifices.
So he took his firstborn son, who was to succeed him as king, and offered him up as a burnt sacrifice on the wall. There was an outburst of divine anger against Israel, 1 so they broke off the attack 2 and returned to their homeland.
When he left there, he met 1 Jehonadab, son of Rekab, who had been looking for him. 2 Jehu greeted him and asked, 3 “Are you as committed to me as I am to you?” 4 Jehonadab answered, “I am!” Jehu replied, “If so, give me your hand.” 5 So he offered his hand and Jehu 6 pulled him up into the chariot.
He eliminated 1 the pagan priests whom the kings of Judah had appointed to offer sacrifices 2 on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the area right around Jerusalem. (They offered sacrifices 3 to Baal, the sun god, the moon god, the constellations, and all the stars in the sky.)
He brought all the priests from the cities of Judah and ruined 1 the high places where the priests had offered sacrifices, from Geba to Beer Sheba. 2 He tore down the high place of the goat idols 3 situated at the entrance of the gate of Joshua, the city official, on the left side of the city gate.
But Aaron and his descendants offered sacrifices on the altar for burnt offerings and on the altar for incense as they had been assigned to do in the most holy sanctuary. 1 They made atonement for Israel, just as God’s servant Moses had ordered. 2
The priests stood in their assigned spots, along with the Levites who had the musical instruments used for praising the Lord. 1 (These were the ones King David made for giving thanks to the Lord and which were used by David when he offered praise, saying, “Certainly his loyal love endures.”) 2 Opposite the Levites, 3 the priests were blowing the trumpets, while all Israel stood there.
Solomon consecrated the middle of the courtyard that is in front of the Lord’s temple. He offered burnt sacrifices, grain offerings, 1 and the fat from the peace offerings there, because the bronze altar that Solomon had made was too small to hold all these offerings. 2
When they were finished, they brought the rest of the silver to the king and Jehoiada. They used it to make items for the Lord’s temple, including items used in the temple service and for burnt sacrifices, pans, and various other gold and silver items. Throughout Jehoiada’s lifetime, burnt sacrifices were offered regularly in the Lord’s temple.
He offered sacrifices to the gods of Damascus whom he thought had defeated him. 1 He reasoned, 2 “Since the gods of the kings of Damascus helped them, I will sacrifice to them so they will help me.” But they caused him and all Israel to stumble.
In the first year of his reign, 1 King Cyrus gave orders concerning the temple of God in Jerusalem: 2 ‘Let the temple be rebuilt as a place where sacrifices are offered. Let its foundations be set in place. 3 Its height is to be ninety feet and its width ninety 4 feet, 5