Bible verses about "idols" | CAB

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.

Psalms 115:4-8

4 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the works of men's hands. 5 They have a mouth, but they cannot speak; they have eyes, but they cannot see; 6 they have ears, but they cannot hear; they have noses, but they cannot smell; 7 they have hands, but they cannot handle; they have feet, but they cannot walk; they cannot speak through their throat. 8 Let those that make them become like them, and all who trust in them.

Ezekiel 20:32

32 And it shall not be as you say, We will be as the nations, and as the tribes of the earth, to worship stocks and stones.

Acts 19:25

25 whom he gathered, with the workers of similar occupation, and said: "Men, you know out of this trade is our prosperity.

Romans 1:21-23

21 Because, having known God, they did not glorify Him as God, or give thanks, but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for a likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and reptiles.

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 John 5:21

21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols. Amen.

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.

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.

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.

Jonah 2:8

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

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 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.

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.

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;"

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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