When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven 1 and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the Lord’s splendor filled the temple.
As for this temple, which was once majestic, 1 everyone who passes by it will be shocked and say, ‘Why did the Lord do this to this land and this temple?’
So I will destroy this temple which I have claimed as my own, 1 this temple that you are trusting to protect you. I will destroy this place that I gave to you and your ancestors, 2 just like I destroyed Shiloh. 3
He said to them, “Defile the temple and fill the courtyards with corpses. Go!” So they went out and struck people down throughout the city.
You will also take the bull for the sin offering, and it will be burned in the appointed place in the temple, outside the sanctuary.
Her left 1 hand reached for the tent peg, her right hand for the workmen’s hammer. She “hammered” 2 Sisera, she shattered his skull, 3 she smashed his head, 4 she drove the tent peg through his temple. 5
Jehu sent invitations throughout Israel, and all the servants of Baal came; not one was absent. They arrived at the temple of Baal and filled it up from end to end. 1
All the people of the land went and demolished 1 the temple of Baal. They smashed its altars and idols 2 to bits. 3 They killed Mattan the priest of Baal in front of the altar. Jehoiada the priest 4 then placed guards at the Lord’s temple.
Now, to show my commitment to the temple of my God, I donate my personal treasure of gold and silver to the temple of my God, in addition to all that I have already supplied for this holy temple.
Ahaz gathered the items in God’s temple and removed them. He shut the doors of the Lord’s temple and erected altars on every street corner in Jerusalem.
In the eighteenth year of his reign, he continued his policy of purifying the land and the temple. 1 He sent Shaphan son of Azaliah, Maaseiah the city official, and Joah son of Joahaz the secretary to repair the temple of the Lord his God.
Then he measured the length of the building facing the courtyard at the rear of the temple, with its galleries on either side as 175 feet. 1 The interior of the outer sanctuary and the porch of the court, 2
After the city secretary 1 quieted the crowd, he said, “Men of Ephesus, what person 2 is there who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is the keeper 3 of the temple of the great Artemis 4 and of her image that fell from heaven? 5
For if someone weak sees you who possess knowledge dining in an idol’s temple, will not his conscience be “strengthened” 1 to eat food offered to idols?