Bible verses about "idols" | CAB

Genesis 19:1-38

1 And the two angels came to Sodom at evening. And Lot sat by the gate of Sodom. And Lot, having seen them, rose up to meet them, and he worshipped with his face to the ground, and said, 2 Lo! My lords, turn aside to the house of your servant, and rest from your journey, and wash your feet, and having risen early in the morning you shall depart on your journey. And they said, No, but we will lodge in the street. 3 And he constrained them, and they turned aside to him, and they entered into his house, and he made a feast for them, and baked unleavened cakes for them, and they did eat. 4 But before they went to sleep, the men of the city, the Sodomites, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people together. 5 And they called out Lot, and said to him, Where are the men that came to you this night? Bring them out to us, that we may be with them. 6 And Lot went out to them to the porch, and he shut the door after him, 7 and said to them, By no means, brethren, do not act so wickedly. 8 But I have two daughters, who have not known a man. I will bring them out to you, and use them as it may please you, only do no injury to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shelter of my roof. 9 And they said to him, Stand back! You came here to sojourn, was it also to judge? Now then we would harm you more than them. And they pressed hard on the man, even Lot, and they drew near to break down the door. 10 And the men stretched forth their hands and drew Lot in to them into the house, and shut the door of the house. 11 And they struck the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, and they were wearied with seeking the door. 12 And the men said to Lot, Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, or sons or daughters, or if you have any other friend in the city, bring them out of this place. 13 For we are going to destroy this place; for their cry has been raised up before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it. 14 And Lot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law who had married his daughters, and said, Rise up, and depart out of this place, for the Lord is about to destroy the city; but he seemed to be speaking absurdly before his sons-in-law. 15 But when it was morning, the angels urged Lot, saying, Arise and take your wife, and your two daughters whom you have, and go forth; lest you also be destroyed with the iniquities of the city. 16 And they were troubled, and the angels laid hold on his hand, and the hand of his wife, and the hands of his two daughters, in that the Lord spared him. 17 And it came to pass when they brought them out, that they said, Save your own life by all means; look not round to that which is behind, nor stay in all the country round about, escape to the mountain, lest perhaps you be overtaken together with them. 18 And Lot said to them, I pray, my lords, 19 since your servant has found mercy before you, and you have magnified your righteousness, in what you do towards me that my soul may live, — but I shall not be able to escape to the mountain, lest perhaps the calamity overtake me and I die. 20 Behold, this city is near for me to escape to, which is a small one, and there shall I be preserved, is it not little? And my soul shall live because of you. 21 And he said to him, Behold, I have had respect to you also about this thing, that I should not overthrow the city about which you have spoken. 22 Hurry, therefore, to escape there, for I shall not be able to do anything until you arrive there; therefore he called the name of that city, Zoar. 23 The sun was risen upon the earth, when Lot entered into Zoar. 24 And the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. 25 And He overthrew these cities, and all the country round about, and all that dwelt in the cities, and the plants springing out of the ground. 26 And his wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. 27 And Abraham rose up early to go to the place where he had stood before the Lord. 28 And he looked towards Sodom and Gomorrah, and towards the surrounding country, and saw, and behold, a flame went up from the earth, as the smoke of a furnace. 29 And it came to pass, that when God destroyed all the cities of the region round about, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when the Lord overthrew those cities in which Lot dwelt. 30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, he and his two daughters with him, for he feared to dwell in Zoar; and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters with him. 31 And the elder said to the younger, Our father is old, and there is no one on the earth who shall come in to us, as it is fit in all the earth. 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and let us sleep with him, and let us raise up seed from our father. 33 So they made their father drink wine in that night, and the elder went in and lay with her father that night, and he knew not when he slept and when he rose up. 34 And it came to pass on the next day, that the elder said to the younger, Behold, I slept last night with our father, let us make him drink wine in this night also, and you go in and sleep with him, and let us raise up seed of our father. 35 So they made their father drink wine in that night also, and the younger went in and slept with her father, and he knew not when he slept, nor when he arose. 36 And the two daughters of Lot conceived by their father. 37 And the elder bore a son and called his name Moab, saying, He is of my father. This is the father of the Moabites to this present day. 38 And the younger also bore a son, and called his name Ammon, saying, The son of my family. This is the father of the Ammonites to this present day.

Exodus 32:4

4 And he received them from their hands, and formed them with an engraving tool; and he made them a molded calf, and said, These are your gods, O Israel, which have brought you up out of the land of Egypt.

Revelation 11:1-19

1 Then a reed was given to me like a rod, saying, "Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship in it. 2 But leave out the outer court of the temple, and do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. And they shall trample the holy city for forty-two months. 3 And I will give power to My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, having been clothed in sackcloth." 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which are standing before the Lord of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way. 6 These men have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls during the days of their prophecy; and they have authority over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they wish. 7 And when they finish their testimony, the Beast who ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war with them, and will overcome them, and will kill them. 8 And their corpse will lie on the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. 9 Then some of the peoples, tribes, languages, and nations saw their corpse three-and-a-half days, and they will not allow their corpses to be put into a tomb. 10 And those who dwell on the earth rejoice over them, and make merry, and give gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. 11 Now after the three-and-a-half days, the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who were watching them. 12 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they went up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them. 13 In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell, and seven thousand men were killed. And the rest became fearful and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly. 15 Then the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were great voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" 16 And the twenty-four elders, those before the throne of God who sit on their thrones, fell on their faces and worshipped God, 17 saying: "We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign. 18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and to those that fear Your name, to the small and to the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth." 19 Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord appeared in His temple. And there were lightnings and voices and thunders, and great hail.

Acts 19:24

24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, providing no little trade for the craftsmen,

Colossians 2:8

8 Beware lest anyone captures you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:1-16:24

1 Now I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they were drinking from that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. 5 But with the majority of them God was not pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. 6 Now these things became examples for us, in order that we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Nor be idolaters, just as some of them; as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play." 8 Nor let us commit fornication, just as some of them fornicated, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell; 9 nor let us tempt Christ, just as also some of them tempted Him, and were destroyed by the serpents; 10 nor murmer, just as also some of them murmered, and were destroyed by the destroyer. 11 Now all these things happened to those people as examples, and they were written for our instruction, to whom the ends of the ages have come. 12 So then, let him who thinks he stands take heed, lest he should fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not permit you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation, He will also make the way out, so as for you to be able to bear it. 14 Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 17 Because we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake from the one bread. 18 Look at Israel according to the flesh: are not those who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19 What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? 20 No, but that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not desire that you should have fellowship with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons. 22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He? 23 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. 24 Let no one seek his own concerns, but let each one seek another's concern. 25 Eat everything being sold in the meat market, questioning nothing, for conscience' sake; 26 for "The earth is the LORD's, and all its fullness." 27 And if any of the unbelievers invites you to dinner, and you desire to go, eat whatever is set before you, questioning nothing, for conscience' sake. 28 But if anyone says to you, "This was offered to idols," do not eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for his conscience' sake; for "The earth is the LORD's, and all its fullness." 29 "Conscience," I say, not your own, but that of the other. For why is my freedom judged by another man's conscience? 30 But if I partake with thanks, why am I defamed for that of which I give thanks? 31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all things for the glory of God. 32 Be without offense, both toward Jews and toward Greeks, and toward the church of God, 33 just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 11:1-16:24

1 Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brothers, because you remember me in all things, and you hold fast the traditions just as I handed down to you. 3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or who prophesies with his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or who prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her own head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. 6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also have her hair cut. But if it is a shameful thing for a woman to have her hair cut, or to be shaved, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man. 9 Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. 10 Because of this, the woman ought to have a symbol of authority upon her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, neither is the man apart from the woman, nor the woman apart from the man, in the Lord. 12 For as the woman is from the man, even so the man is by the woman; but all things are of God. 13 Judge among yourselves. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God uncovered? 14 Does not nature itself teach you, that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory for her; because her long hair has been given to her in place of a covering. 16 But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God. 17 Now in giving these instructions I do not praise you, because you are not coming together for the better, but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when you come together in church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19 For there must also be sects among you, in order that those who are approved may become recognized among you. 20 Therefore when you assemble in the same place, it is not to eat the Lord's Supper. 21 For when you eat, each one takes first his own supper, and one goes hungry and another is drunk! 22 What? Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God, and disgrace those who do not have? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you! 23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered unto you: that the Lord Jesus, during the night in which He was betrayed, took bread; 24 and having given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which has been broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." 25 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes. 27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord irreverently will be guilty of the body of the Lord and of the blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and in this way let him eat from the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For he that eats and drinks irreverently eats and drinks judgment to himself, not judging correctly the body of the Lord. 30 Because of this many among you are weak and sick, and many have died. 31 For if we judge ourselves correctly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord, in order that we may not be condemned with the world. 33 Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 34 But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment. And the rest I will put in order when I come.

1 Corinthians 12:1-16:24

1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. 2 You know that when you were Gentiles, how you were led, being carried away to these speechless idols. 3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. 4 Now there are varieties of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are varieties of ministries, but the same Lord. 6 And there are varieties of activities, but the same God works all in all. 7 But to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the profit {\I of all). 8 For to one is given a word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another a word of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 and to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another discerning of spirits, and to another different kinds of tongues, and to another interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. 12 For just as the body is one and has many parts, but all the parts of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free--and we were all given to drink into one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one part but many. 15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body," is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body," is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has set the parts, each one of them, in the body just as He desired. 19 And if all parts were one part, where would be the body? 20 But now indeed there are many parts, but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." 22 But to a greater degree the parts of the body which seem weaker are necessary. 23 And the parts of the body which we consider to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater propriety. 24 But our presentable parts have no need. But God united the body, giving greater honor to the part being inferior, 25 lest there be divisions in the body, but the parts care the same for one another. 26 And if one part suffers, all the parts suffer together; or if one part is honored, all the parts rejoice together. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 28 And those whom God has appointed in the church are: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, kinds of tongues. 29 All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But strive for the better gifts. And yet I make known a more excellent way.

1 Corinthians 13:1-16:24

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become as sounding brass or a clashing cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I give away all my possessions to feed the poor, and though I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind; love does not envy; love does not boast, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave disgracefully, does not seek its own, is not provoked to anger, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they shall pass away; whether there are tongues, they shall cease; whether there is knowledge, it shall pass away. 9 Now we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is partial shall pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child, I reasoned as a child; but when I became a man, I put away the things of the child. 12 For now we see through a mirror by reflection, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 14:1-16:24

1 Pursue love, and desire the spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 2 For he who speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not to men, but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort. 4 He who speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 5 Now I wish you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you should prophesy; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edification. 6 But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either in a revelation, or in knowledge, or in a prophesy, or in doctrine? 7 Likewise the lifeless things, when they make a sound, whether flute or harp, unless they make a distinction in the tones, how will it be known what is being played on the flute, or what is being played on the harp? 8 For if the trumpet gives an indistinct sound, who will prepare for battle? 9 So also you, if you do not give a clear word by the tongue, how will it be known what is being spoken? For you will be speaking into the air. 10 There are, perhaps, so many kinds of sounds in the world, and none of them without meaning. 11 Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the sound, I shall be as a foreigner to the one speaking, and the one speaking shall be as a foreigner to me. 12 So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that you may abound to the edification of the church. 13 Therefore let he that speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the mind. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the mind. 16 Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how will he who occupies the place of the uninformed say "Amen" when you give thanks, since he does not know what you are saying? 17 For you indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified. 18 I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all; 19 but in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, in order that I may instruct others, rather than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. 20 Brothers, do not be children in your understanding; rather, in malice be children, but in understanding be men. 21 In the law it is written: "With men of other tongues and by strange lips I will speak to this people; and yet not even in this way will they hear Me," says the Lord. 22 So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophesying is not for unbelievers but for those who believe. 23 If then the whole church comes together at the same place, and all speak in tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned or unbelievers, will they not say that you are mad? 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an unlearned person comes in, he is reproved by all, he is discerned by all. 25 And so the secrets of his heart become clear; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God, reporting that God is truly among you! 26 What is it then, brothers? Whenever you come together, each of you has a song, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 27 If anyone speaks in an unknown tongue, let it be by two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. 28 But if there is no interpreter, let him be silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God. 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let others discriminate. 30 But if something is revealed to another who sits by, let the first be silent. 31 For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints, 34 let your women be silent in the churches, for it has not been permitted for them to speak, but to be in subjection, just as the law also says. 35 And if they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church. 36 Or did the word of God go forth from you? Or did it come to you only? 37 If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or is spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I am writing to you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Therefore, brothers, seek to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues. 40 Let all things be done properly and according to order.

1 Corinthians 15:1-16:24

1 Now I made known to you, brothers, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which you also stand, 2 through which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you--unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Thereafter He appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, of whom the majority remain until now, but some have died. 7 Thereafter He appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8 And last of all, as of one born out of due time, He appeared to me also. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than them all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 11 Therefore, whether it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed. 12 Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain and your faith also is vain! 15 And we are found to be false witnesses of God, because we bore witness concerning God, that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise--if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then neither has Christ been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins! 18 Then also those who have died in Christ have perished. 19 If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. 20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have died. 21 For since by a man death came, also by a Man comes the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then those who belong to Christ at His coming. 24 Then will be the end, when He hands over the kingdom to God, even the Father, when He abolishes every ruler and every authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He puts all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 27 For "He has subjected all things under His feet." But when He says that "all things have been subjected," it is evident that this is except for Him who subjected all things to Him. 28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then also the Son Himself will be subjected to Him who subjected all things to Him, in order that God may be all in all. 29 Otherwise, what will they do who are being baptized for the dead, if the dead are not raised at all? Why are they also baptized for the dead? 30 And why are we also in danger every hour? 31 I affirm, by my boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 32 If, in the manner of men, I fought with beasts at Ephesus, what is the benefit to me? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!" 33 Do not be deceived: "Evil associations corrupts good habits." 34 Awake to righteousness, and do not sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. 35 But someone will say, "How are the dead raised? And with what sort of body do they come?" 36 Fool, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies. 37 And what you sow, you do not sow that body that will be, but a bare grain--perhaps wheat or some other grains. 38 But God gives to it a body just as He desired, and to each of the seeds its own body. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is a different kind of flesh for men, and another flesh for beasts, another for fish, and another for birds. 40 And there are celestial bodies, and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 Thus also it is written, "The first man Adam became a living soul;" the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 However, that which is spiritual is not first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual. 47 The first man was from earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven. 48 Like the man made of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the man made of dust, let us also bear the image of the heavenly Man. 50 Now this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor can corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all die, but we shall all be changed-- 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible should put on incorruption, and this mortal should put on immortality, then will come to pass the word which was written: "Death was swallowed up in victory." 55 "O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?" 56 Now the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 So then, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:1-24

1 Now concerning the collection which is for the saints, as I directed to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: 2 On the first day of the week let each one of you put something aside, storing up whatever he may prosper, in order that there be no collections when I come. 3 But when I arrive, those whom ever you approve by letters, these I will send to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem. 4 But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me. 5 Now I will come to you when I go through Macedonia (for I am coming through Macedonia). 6 And perhaps I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I may go. 7 For I do not wish to see you now in passing; but I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. 8 But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost. 9 For a great and effective door has been opened to me, and there are many adversaries. 10 Now if Timothy comes, see to it that he may be with you without fear; for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do. 11 Therefore let no one despise him. But send him away in peace, that he may come to me; for I am waiting for him with the brothers. 12 Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brothers, but it was not his will to come at this time; however, he will come whenever he has an opportunity. 13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be courageous, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love. 15 I urge you, brothers (you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints) 16 that you also subject yourselves to such people and to everyone who works and labors with us. 17 I rejoice over the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, for what was lacking on your part they have supplied. 18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore give recognition to such men. 19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, together with the church that is in their house. 20 All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. 21 The salutation with my own hand--Paul's. 22 If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema. Marana tha! 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

2 Peter 2:15

15 They have left behind the straight way and gone astray, having followed after the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

1 John 4:1

1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 Kings 18:25-29

25 And Elijah said to the prophets of shame, Choose to yourselves one bull, and dress it first, for you are many; and call on the name of your god; but apply no fire. 26 And they took the bull and dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning till noon, and said, hear us, O Baal, hear us. And there was no voice, neither was there hearing, and they ran up and down on the alter which they had made. 27 And it was noon, and Elijah the Tishbite mocked them, and said, Call with a loud voice, for he is a god; for he is meditating, or else perhaps he is engaged in business, or perhaps he is asleep, and needs to be awakened. 28 And they cried with a loud voice, and cut themselves according to their custom with knives and lancets until the blood gushed out upon them. 29 And they prophesied until the evening came. And it came to pass as it was the time of the offering of the sacrifice, that Elijah the Tishbite spoke to the prophets of the abominations, saying, Stand by for the present, and I will offer my sacrifice. And they stood aside and departed.

Isaiah 40:19

19 Has not the artificer made an image, or the goldsmith having melted gold, guilded it over, and made it a similitude?

Jonah 2:8

8 (2:9) Those that observe vanities and lies have forsaken their own mercy.

Leviticus 26:1

1 I am the Lord your God: you shall not make to yourselves gods made with hands, or graven images; neither shall you rear up a pillar for yourselves, neither shall you set up a stone for an object in your land to worship it: I am the Lord your God.

Psalms 135:15-17

15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the works of men's hands. 16 They have a mouth, but they cannot speak; they have eyes, but they cannot see; 17 they have ears, but they cannot hear; for there is no breath in their mouth.

Isaiah 37:19

19 and have cast their idols into the fire; for they were not gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone; and they have cast them away.

Habakkuk 2:18

18 What profit is the graven image, that they have graven it? One has made it a molten work, a false image; for the maker has trusted in his work, to make dumb idols.

Isaiah 30:22

22 And you shall pollute the plated idols, and you shall grind to powder the gilt ones, and shall scatter them as the water of a removed woman, and you shall thrust them forth as dung.

Hebrews 13:5

5 Let your way of life be without loving money, being satisfied with what you have. For He Himself has said, "By no means shall I desert you, nor in any way shall I forsake you;"

Isaiah 44:9-12

9 But they that framed false gods did not then hearken; and they that engraved images are all vain, performing their own desires, which shall not profit them, but they shall be ashamed 10 that form a god, and all that engrave worthless things; 11 and all by whom they were made have withered; yes, let all the deaf be gathered from among men, and let them stand together; and let them be ashamed and confounded together; 12 For the artificer sharpens the iron; he fashions the idol with an ax, and fixes it with an awl, and fashions it with the strength of his arm; and he will be hungry and weak, and will drink no water.

Exodus 20:4

4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, nor likeness of anything, whatever things are in the heaven above, and whatever are in the earth beneath, and whatever are in the waters under the earth.

Exodus 20:3

3 You shall have no other gods beside Me.

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