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24 An altar of earth make for me, and sacrifice upon it your burnt offerings and communion sacrifices, your sheep and your oxen.(A) In every place where I cause my name to be invoked[a] I will come to you and bless you. 25 But if you make an altar of stone for me,(B) do not build it of cut stone, for by putting a chisel to it you profane it.

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  1. 20:24 Where I cause my name to be invoked: i.e., at the sacred site where God wishes to be worshiped. Dt 12 will demand the centralization of all sacrificial worship in one place chosen by God.

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