the priests
Joel 1:9
The grain offering and the drink offering are cut off From the house of the LORD. The priests mourn, The ministers of the LORD.
Joel 1:13
Gird yourselves [with sackcloth] And lament, O priests; Wail, O ministers of the altar! Come, spend the night in sackcloth O ministers of my God, For the grain offering and the drink offering Are withheld from the house of your God.
between
1 Kings 6:3
The porch in front of the nave of the house [was] twenty cubits in length, corresponding to the width of the house, [and] its depth along the front of the house [was] ten cubits.
2 Chronicles 8:12
Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of the LORD which he had built before the porch;
Ezekiel 8:16
Then He brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house. And behold, at the entrance to the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, [were] about twenty-five men with their backs to the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east; and they were prostrating themselves eastward toward the sun.
Matthew 23:35
so that upon you may fall [the guilt of] all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
and let
Hosea 14:2
Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to Him, "Take away all iniquity And receive [us] graciously, That we may present the fruit of our lips.
Spare
Exodus 32:11-13
11
Then Moses entreated the LORD his God, and said, "O LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?
12
"Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, 'With evil [intent] He brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth '? Turn from Your burning anger and change Your mind about [doing] harm to Your people.
13
"Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You swore by Yourself, and said to them, 'I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit [it] forever.'"
Exodus 34:9
He said, "If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord, I pray, let the Lord go along in our midst, even though the people are so obstinate, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your own possession."
Deuteronomy 9:16-29
16
"And I saw that you had indeed sinned against the LORD your God. You had made for yourselves a molten calf; you had turned aside quickly from the way which the LORD had commanded you.
17
"I took hold of the two tablets and threw them from my hands and smashed them before your eyes.
18
"I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin which you had committed in doing what was evil in the sight of the LORD to provoke Him to anger.
19
"For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure with which the LORD was wrathful against you in order to destroy you, but the LORD listened to me that time also.
20
"The LORD was angry enough with Aaron to destroy him; so I also prayed for Aaron at the same time.
21
"I took your sinful [thing], the calf which you had made, and burned it with fire and crushed it, grinding it very small until it was as fine as dust; and I threw its dust into the brook that came down from the mountain.
22
"Again at Taberah and at Massah and at Kibroth-hattaavah you provoked the LORD to wrath.
23
"When the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, 'Go up and possess the land which I have given you,' then you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God; you neither believed Him nor listened to His voice.
24
"You have been rebellious against the LORD from the day I knew you.
25
"So I fell down before the LORD the forty days and nights, which I did because the LORD had said He would destroy you.
26
"I prayed to the LORD and said, 'O Lord GOD, do not destroy Your people, even Your inheritance, whom You have redeemed through Your greatness, whom You have brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
27
'Remember Your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; do not look at the stubbornness of this people or at their wickedness or their sin.
28
'Otherwise the land from which You brought us may say, "Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the land which He had promised them and because He hated them He has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness."
29
'Yet they are Your people, even Your inheritance, whom You have brought out by Your great power and Your outstretched arm.'
Isaiah 37:20
"Now, O LORD our God, deliver us from his hand that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, LORD, are God."
Isaiah 64:9-12
9
Do not be angry beyond measure, O LORD, Nor remember iniquity forever; Behold, look now, all of us are Your people.
10
Your holy cities have become a wilderness, Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
11
Our holy and beautiful house, Where our fathers praised You, Has been burned [by] fire; And all our precious things have become a ruin.
12
Will You restrain Yourself at these things, O LORD? Will You keep silent and afflict us beyond measure?
Daniel 9:18
"O my God, incline Your ear and hear! Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion.
Daniel 9:19
"O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name."
Amos 7:2
And it came about, when it had finished eating the vegetation of the land, that I said, "Lord GOD, please pardon! How can Jacob stand, For he is small?"
Amos 7:5
Then I said, "Lord GOD, please stop! How can Jacob stand, for he is small?"
Malachi 1:9
"But now will you not entreat God's favor, that He may be gracious to us? With such an offering on your part, will He receive any of you kindly?" says the LORD of hosts.
and give
Psalm 44:10-14
10
You cause us to turn back from the adversary; And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.
11
You give us as sheep to be eaten And have scattered us among the nations.
12
You sell Your people cheaply, And have not profited by their sale.
13
You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to those around us.
14
You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples.
Psalm 74:10
How long, O God, will the adversary revile, [And] the enemy spurn Your name forever?
Psalm 74:18-23
18
Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name.
19
Do not deliver the soul of Your turtledove to the wild beast; Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.
20
Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
21
Let not the oppressed return dishonored; Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.
22
Arise, O God, [and] plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.
23
Do not forget the voice of Your adversaries, The uproar of those who rise against You which ascends continually.
Psalm 79:4
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and derision to those around us.
Psalm 89:41
All who pass along the way plunder him; He has become a reproach to his neighbors.
Psalm 89:51
With which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD, With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.
Ezekiel 36:4-7
4
'Therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD. Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes and to the forsaken cities which have become a prey and a derision to the rest of the nations which are round about,
5
therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Surely in the fire of My jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who appropriated My land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy [and] with scorn of soul, to drive it out for a prey."
6
'Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My wrath because you have endured the insults of the nations.'
7
"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'I have sworn that surely the nations which are around you will themselves endure their insults.
that
Nehemiah 9:36
"Behold, we are slaves today, And as to the land which You gave to our fathers to eat of its fruit and its bounty, Behold, we are slaves in it.
Isaiah 63:17-19
17
Why, O LORD, do You cause us to stray from Your ways And harden our heart from fearing You? Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.
18
Your holy people possessed Your sanctuary for a little while, Our adversaries have trodden [it] down.
19
We have become [like] those over whom You have never ruled, [Like] those who were not called by Your name.
rule over them
Deuteronomy 28:37
"You shall become a horror, a proverb, and a taunt among all the people where the LORD drives you.
1 Kings 9:7
then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and the house which I have consecrated for My name, I will cast out of My sight. So Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
2 Chronicles 7:20
then I will uproot you from My land which I have given you, and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
Psalm 44:14
You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples.
wherefore
Numbers 14:14-16
14
and they will tell [it] to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, O LORD, are in the midst of this people, for You, O LORD, are seen eye to eye, while Your cloud stands over them; and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.
15
"Now if You slay this people as one man, then the nations who have heard of Your fame will say,
16
'Because the LORD could not bring this people into the land which He promised them by oath, therefore He slaughtered them in the wilderness.'
Deuteronomy 32:27
Had I not feared the provocation by the enemy, That their adversaries would misjudge, That they would say, "Our hand is triumphant, And the LORD has not done all this."'
Psalm 42:10
As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
Psalm 79:10
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let there be known among the nations in our sight, Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.
Psalm 115:2
Why should the nations say, "Where, now, is their God?"
Ezekiel 20:9
"But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations among whom they [lived], in whose sight I made Myself known to them by bringing them out of the land of Egypt.
Micah 7:10
Then my enemy will see, And shame will cover her who said to me, "Where is the LORD your God?" My eyes will look on her; At that time she will be trampled down Like mire of the streets.
Matthew 27:43
"HE TRUSTS IN GOD; LET GOD RESCUE [Him] now, IF HE DELIGHTS IN HIM; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.'"