Bible verses about "idolatry" | JuliaSmith

Deuteronomy 7:26

26 And thou shalt not bring an abomination to thy house, and thou be devoted to destruction like it: abhorring, thou shalt abhor it, and abominating, thou shalt abominate it, for it is devoted to destruction.

Jeremiah 10:15

15 They are vanity, the work of delusions: in the time of their reviewing they shall perish.

Jeremiah 13:9-27

9 Thus said Jehovah, According to this I will corrupt the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem. 10 This evil people, refusing to hear my words, going in the stubbornness of their heart, and they will go after other gods to serve them and to worship to them, and it shall be as this girdle which shall not profit for anything. 11 For as the girdle will adhere to the loins of a man, so did I cause to adhere to me all the house of Israel and all the house of Judah, says Jehovah: to be to me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for glory: and they heard not 12 And say to them this word: Thus said Jehovah God of Israel, Every flask shall be filled with wine: and they said to thee, Knowing, shall it not be known that every flask shall be filled with wine? 13 And say to them, Thus said Jehovah, Behold me filling all inhabiting this land, and all the kings sitting to David upon his throne, and the priests and the prophets, and all inhabiting Jerusalem, with drunkenness. 14 And I dashed them in pieces, a man against his brother, and the fathers and the sons together, says Jehovah. I will not pity, and I will not spare, and I will not compassionate from destroying them. 15 Hear ye, and give ear; ye shall not be proud: for Jehovah spake. 16 Ye shall give glory to Jehovah your God, before he shall darken, and before your feet shall strike upon the mountains of darkness, and ye waited for light, and he set it for the shadow of death, he will place for gloom. 17 And if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in hiding places from the face of pride, and mine eye weeping shall weep and bring down tears, because the flock of Jehovah was taken captive. 18 Say to the king and to the mistress, Humble yourselves, sit down: for the crown of your glory was brought down from your heads. 19 The cities of the south were shut up and none opened: Judah was carried away captive, it was all carried away captive, the whole of them. 20 Lift up your eyes and see them coming from the north: where the flock given to thee, the sheep of thy glory? 21 What wilt thou say when he shall review upon thee? and thou didst teach them the chiefs for head over thee: shall not pains lay hold of thee as a woman bringing forth? 22 And if thou shalt say in thy heart, Wherefore did these things befal me? for the multitude of thine iniquities thy skirts were uncovered, thy heel treated with violence. 23 Will the Cushite change his skin and the panther his variegated spots? Ye shall also be able to do good, being taught to do evil. 24 And I will scatter them as the straw passing away by the wind of the desert. 25 This thy lot and the portion of thy measure from me, says Jehovah; because thou didst forget me and thou wilt trust in falsehood. 26 And also I uncovered thy skirts upon thy face and thy dishonor was seen. 27 Thine adulteries and thy neighings, the purpose of thy harlotry upon the hills, in the field, I saw thine abominations. Wo to thee, O Jerusalem thou wilt not be cleansed after me; how long yet?

Isaiah 65:3

3 The people irritating me to my face continually; sacrificing in gardens, and burning incense upon bricks;

Habakkuk 2:18

18 What profited the carved image that he forming it carved it? the molten image and he teaching falsehood, that the former of his forming trusted upon it to make nothings being dumb?

Malachi 2:11-13

11 Judah dealt faithlessly, and an abomination was done in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah profaned the holy place of Jehovah which he loved, and married the daughter of a strange god. 12 Jehovah will cut off to the man which shall do it, him waking, and him answering from the tents of Jacob, and him bringing near a gift to Jehovah of armies. 13 And this ye will do the second time, covering with tears the altar of Jehovah, with weepings and shrieks, from not any more looking to the gift, and to take delight from your hand.

Romans 1:23

23 And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of flying things, and of creeping things, and of quadrupeds.

1 Corinthians 6:9

9 Or know ye not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God Be ye not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,

Psalms 115:1-18

1 Not to us, O Jehovah, not to its, but to thy name thou. wilt give glory, for thy mercy, for thy truth. 2 Wherefore shall the nations say, Where now their God? 3 And our God is in the heavens; did all that he delighted in. 4 Their images are silver and gold, the work of man's hands. 5 A mouth to them, and they shall not speak: eyes to them, and they will not see: 6 Ears to them, and they shall not hear: a nose to them, and they shall not smell: 7 Their hands, and they will not feel: their feet, and they shall not go: they shall not murmur in their throat 8 They making them shall be as they; all that trusted in them. 9 O Israel, trust in Jehovah: he is their help and their shield. 10 O house of Aaron, trust ye in Jehovah: he their help and their shield. 11 Ye fearing Jehovah, trust in Jehovah: he their help and their shield. 12 Jehovah remembered us: he will bless, he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. 13 He will bless those fearing Jehovah, the small with the great 14 Jehovah will add to you, to you and to your sons. 15 Ye being blessed to Jehovah, making the heavens and the earth. 16 The heavens of heavens to Jehovah, and he gave the earth to the sons of man. 17 The dead shall not praise Jah, and all going down to silence. 18 And we will bless Jah from time and even forever. Praise ye Jah.

Isaiah 46:7

7 They will lift him up upon the shoulder, they will carry him, they will set him down in his place and he will stand; from his place he shall not depart: also he will cry out to him and he will not answer; he will not save him from his straits

Jeremiah 1:16

16 And I spake my judgment with them concerning all their evil, who forsook me, and they will burn incense to other gods, and they will worship to the works of their hands.

1 Samuel 15:23

23 For the sin of divination, rebellion; and deceit, and the family gods of stubbornness. Because thou didst reject the word of Jehovah, and he will reject thee from being king.

Exodus 23:13

13 And in all which I said to you ye shall watch; and ye shall not call to mind the name of other gods; it shall not be heard above thy mouth.

Psalms 135:15-18

15 The images of the nation are silver and gold, the work of man's hands. 16 A mouth to them, and they shall not speak; eyes to them, and they shall not see; 17 Ears to them, and they shall not hear; also there is no spirit in their mouth. 18 They making them shall be as they: every one who trusted in them.

1 Corinthians 10:7

7 Neither be ye idolaters, as some of them; as has been written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

Exodus 20:1-8

1 And God will speak all these words, saying, 2 I am Jehovah thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of servants. 3 There shall be no other God to thee to my face. 4 Thou shalt not make to thee a carved image, and every appearance that is in the heavens above, and that is in the earth beneath, and that is in the water under the earth. 5 Thou shalt not worship to them, and thou shalt not serve them: for I am Jehovah thy God, a jealous God, striking the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and to the fourth, to them hating me; 6 And doing kindness to thousands to them loving me and to them watching my commands. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of Jehovah thy God in vain: for Jehovah will not cleanse him who shall take his name in vain. 8 Remember the day of the Sabbath to consecrate it

Judges 10:14

14 Go and cry to the gods, which ye chose among them; they shall save for you in time of your straits.

Jeremiah 10:3-16

3 For the laws of the peoples, this vanity: for they cut down a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe. 4 With gold and with silver they will beautify; with nails and with hammers they will make firm and it will not move. 5 They are of turned work, as the palm tree, and they shall not speak; being lifted up they shall be lifted up, for they shall not mount up. Ye shall not be afraid of them, for they will not do evil, and also doing good is not with them. 6 For none like thee, O Jehovah; thou art great, and great thy name in strength. 7 Who shall not fear thee, thou king of the nations? for to thee he shall come: for among all the wise of the nations, and among all their kings, from none like thee. 8 And in one they will become brutish, and they will be foolish: the tree itself a correction of vanities. 9 Silver beaten out shall be brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and the hands of the founder: cerulean purple and red purple their clothing: they all are the work of the wise. 10 And Jehovah the God of truth; he the living God, and king eternal: from his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not prevail over his anger. 11 Thus shall ye say to them, The gods who made not the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. 12 He made the earth in his power, setting upright the habitable globe by his wisdom, and by his understanding he stretched out the heavens. 13 At the voice his giving a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he will bring the lifting up from the end of the earth; he made lightnings to the rain, and he will bring forth the wind from his treasures. 14 Every man was brutish from knowledge: every founder was ashamed from his carved image; for his molten image a falsehood, and no spirit in them. 15 They are vanity, the work of delusions: in the time of their reviewing they shall perish. 16 The portion of Jacob not as these: for he forming all things, and Israel the rod of his inheritance: Jehovah of armies his name.

Revelation 9:20

20 And the rest of men who were not killed by these blows, neither repented of the works of their hands, that they should not worship evil spirits, and images of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and wood: which neither can see, neither hear, neither walk:

Galatians 4:8

8 But then truly, not having known God, ye were in a servile condition to them not being gods by nature.

Jeremiah 7:18

18 The sons are gathering up woods, and the fathers kindling the fire, and the women knead the dough to make cakes for the queen of the heavens, and to pour out libations to other gods, to irritate me.

Isaiah 45:20

20 Assemble ye together and come; draw ye near together, the escaped of the nations: they knew not lifting up the wood of their carved image, and praying to God he will not save.

Jeremiah 11:12

12 And the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem went and cried to the gods which they burnt incense to them: and saving, they will not save to them in the time of their evil

1 Corinthians 10:14

14 Wherefore, my beloved, do ye flee from idolatry.

Deuteronomy 12:32-13:18

32 Every word which I command you, ye shall watch to do it: thou shalt not add upon it, and thou shalt not take away from it

Deuteronomy 13:1-18

1 When there shall arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he gave to thee a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder come which he spake to thee, saying, We will go after other gods which we know not, and we will serve them, 3 Thou shalt not hear to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams: for Jehovah thy God tries you to know whether ye are loving Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 Ye shall go after Jehovah your God, and ye shall fear him, and his commands shall ye watch, and to his voice shall ye hear, and ye shall serve him, and to him shall ye cleave. 5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall die, for he spake a turning away from Jehovah your God, having brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed thee from the house of servants, to thrust thee away from the way which Jehovah thy God commanded to go in it: and put thou away the evil from the midst of thee. 6 When thy brother, the son of thy mother, shall entice thee, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend who is as thy soul, in secret, saying, We will go and serve other gods which thou knewest not, thou, and thy fathers; 7 From the gods of the people which are round about you, coming near to thee, or being far off from thee, from the end of the earth even to the end of the earth; 8 Thou shalt not be willing to him, and thou shalt not hear to him, and thine eye shall not have compassion upon him, and thou shalt not pity, and thou shalt not cover over him: 9 But killing, thou shalt kill him; thy hand shall be upon him for the first to put him to death, and the hand of all the people at last. 10 And stone him with stones and he died, for he sought to thrust thee away from Jehovah thy God, having brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of servants. 11 And all Israel shall hear, and shall fear, and they shall not add to do this evil in the midst of thee. 12 When thou shalt hear in one of thy cities which Jehovah thy God gave to thee to dwell there, saying, 13 Men, sons of Belial went forth from the midst of thee, and they will thrust away the inhabitants of their city, saying, We will go and serve other gods which ye knew not; 14 And seek, and examine, and ask, doing well; and behold, the truth and the word certain this abomination being done in the midst of you; 15 Smiting, thou shalt smite the inhabitants of that city with the mouth of the sword, exterminating it, and all that is in it, and its cattle, with the mouth of the sword. 16 And thou shalt gather all its spoil to the midst of its street, and burn in fire the city and all its spoil, wholly, to Jehovah thy God: and it was a heap forever; it shall no more be built. 17 And there shall not cleave upon their hand any thing from that devoted to destruction: so that Jehovah shall turn back from the burning of his anger and give to thee mercy, and compassionate thee, as he sware to thy fathers; 18 When thou shalt hear to the voice of Jehovah thy God to watch all his commands which I command thee this day, to do the right in the eyes of Jehovah thy God.

Hosea 11:2

2 They called to them, thus they went from them: they will sacrifice to the Baals, and to the carved images they will burn incense.

Leviticus 19:4

4 Ye shall not turn to vain things, and molten gods ye shall not make to yourselves: I am Jehovah your God.

Galatians 5:19-21

19 And the works of the flesh are manifest, which are; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, 20 Idolatry, charm, enmities, strifes, jealousies, wraths, intriguings, seditions, sects 21 Envyings, slaughters, drunkenness, revelries, and the like: to these which I foretell you, as I have also said before, that they doing such shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Psalms 16:4

4 Their labors shall be multiplied after they hastened: I will not gather their libations of blood, and I will not lift up their names upon my lips.

Isaiah 44:9-20

9 They forming a carved image all of them emptiness; and their delights shall not profit, and they are their witnesses; they will not see and they will not know, so that they shall be ashamed. 10 Who formed a god and a carved molten image, profiting for nothing? 11 Behold, all his associates shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they from man, they shall be gathered together, all of them; they shall stand, they shall tremble, they shall be ashamed together. 12 The workman of iron with an axe also worked with coal, and he will cleave it with hammers, and will work with the arm of his strength: also he hungered and no strength: he drank not water and was wearied. 13 The workman of woods stretched out the line; he will delineate it with an awl, he will do it with chisels, and he will delineate it with a compass, and he will make it according to the image of a man, according to the beauty of man; to dwell in the house 14 To cut down for him cedars, and he will take the fir tree and the oak, and he will strengthen for himself among the trees of the forest: he planted an ash and the rain will cause to grow. 15 And it was for a man to burn: and he will take from them and he will be warmed; also he will kindle, and bake bread; also he will make a god, and he will worship; he made it a carved image, and he will fall down to them. 16 Half of it he burnt in the fire; upon half of it he will eat flesh; he will roast roast, and he will be satisfied: also he will be warm, and he will say, Aha, I was warm, I saw the light 17 And its remainder he made for a god, for his carved image: he will fall down to it, and he will worship and pray to it, and say, Deliver me, for thou my god. 18 They will not know, and they will not discern: he spread over their eyes from seeing; their heart from considering. 19 And none will set to his heart; and not knowledge, and not understanding to say, Half of it I burnt in the fire; and also I baked bread upon its coals; I will roast flesh and eat: and its remainder shall I make for an abomination? shall I fall down to a trunk of wood? 20 He fed upon ashes: a deceived heart turned him away, and he shall not deliver his soul, and he shall not say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Colossians 3:5

5 Therefore kill your members that are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Jonah 2:8

8 They watching the vanities of falsehood will forsake their kindness.

1 John 5:21

21 Little children, watch yourselves from idols. Amen.

Exodus 20:3-6

3 There shall be no other God to thee to my face. 4 Thou shalt not make to thee a carved image, and every appearance that is in the heavens above, and that is in the earth beneath, and that is in the water under the earth. 5 Thou shalt not worship to them, and thou shalt not serve them: for I am Jehovah thy God, a jealous God, striking the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and to the fourth, to them hating me; 6 And doing kindness to thousands to them loving me and to them watching my commands.

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