Bible verses about "baal" | ISV

Judges 2:10-23

10 After that whole generation had died, another generation grew up after them that was not acquainted with the LORD or with what he had done for Israel. 11 So the Israelites practiced what the LORD considered to be evil by worshiping Canaanite deities. 12 They abandoned the LORD God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They followed other gods from among the gods of the peoples who surrounded them. They bowed down in worship of them, and by doing so angered the LORD. 13 As a result, they abandoned the LORD by serving both Baal and Ashtaroth. 14 So in his burning anger against Israel, the LORD gave them into the domination of marauders who plundered them. The enemies who surrounded the Israelites controlled them, and they were no longer able to withstand their adversaries. 15 Wherever they went, the LORD worked against them to bring misfortune, just as the LORD had warned, and just as the LORD had promised them. As a result, they suffered greatly. 16 Then the LORD raised up leaders, who delivered Israel from domination by their marauders. 17 But they didn't listen to their leaders, because they were committing spiritual immorality by following other gods and worshiping them. They quickly turned away from the road on which their ancestors had walked in obedience to the commands of the LORD. They didn't follow their example. 18 As a result, whenever the LORD raised up leaders for them, the LORD remained present with their leader, delivering Israel from the control of their enemies during the lifetime of that leader. The LORD was moved with compassion by their groaning that had been caused by those who were oppressing and persecuting them. 19 However, after the leader had died, they would relapse to a condition more corrupt than their ancestors, following other gods, serving them, and worshiping them. They would not abandon their activities or their obstinate lifestyles. 20 In his burning anger against Israel, the LORD said, "Because the people have transgressed my covenant that I commanded their ancestors to keep, and because they haven't obeyed me, 21 I'm also going to stop expelling any of the nations that remained after Joshua died. 22 That way, I'll use them to demonstrate whether or not Israel will keep the LORD's lifestyle by walking on that road like their ancestors did." 23 So the LORD caused those nations to remain and did not expel them quickly. He did not give them into Joshua's control.

2 Kings 10:18-25

18 Then Jehu assembled all the people and announced to them, "Ahab served Baal a little, but Jehu will serve him a lot! 19 Therefore summon all of Baal's prophets to me, including all his worshipers and all his priests. Don't leave even one out, because I've prepared a great sacrifice for Baal. Whoever doesn't show up doesn't live!" But Jehu did this deceptively, intending to destroy Baal's worshippers. 20 Jehu ordered, "Set aside a solemn assembly for Baal!" And so they proclaimed it. 21 Jehu sent the proclamation throughout Israel, and all the Baal worshipers came. There wasn't a single man left who failed to come. When they entered Baal's temple, it was filled from one end to the other. 22 Then Jehu ordered the one in charge of the wardrobe, "Bring out garments for all of the worshipers of Baal." So he brought out garments for them. 23 Jehu and Rechab's son Jehonadab entered Baal's temple, and Jehu said to the Baal worshipers, "Look around and be sure that no servant of the LORD is here among you, but only worshipers of Baal." 24 Then they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. Meanwhile, Jehu had stationed 80 men outside, ordering them, "If any of these men whom I've brought into your control escape, the one who allows it will forfeit his life." 25 As soon as he had completed the burnt offering, Jehu ordered the guards and the officers, "Go in and execute them Don't let even one man escape." So they executed them with swords, and the guards and the officers threw the bodies out and proceeded into the inner room of Baal's temple,

1 Kings 18:24-29

24 Then you can call on the name of your god, and I'll call on the name of the LORD. Let the God who answers by fire be our God!" "That's a good idea!" all the people shouted. 25 So Elijah told the prophets of Baal, "Choose an ox for yourselves and you prepare it first, since there are so many of you. Call on the name of your god, but don't set fire to the offering." 26 So they took the ox that was given to them, prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from early morning until noon. "Baal! Answer us!" they cried. But there was no response. Nobody answered. So they kept on dancing around the altar that they had made. 27 Starting about noon, Elijah began to tease them: "Shout louder! "He's a god, so maybe he's busy. "Maybe he's relieving himself. "Or maybe he's busy someplace. "Or maybe he's taking a nap and somebody needs to wake him up." 28 So the prophets of Baal cried even louder and slashed themselves with swords and lances until their blood gushed out all over them, as was their custom. 29 They kept on raving right through midday and until it was time to offer the evening sacrifice, but there was still no response. Nobody answered, and nobody paid attention.

Jeremiah 32:35

35 They built the high places of Baal that are in the Hinnom Valley in order to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molech {— } something that I didn't command, nor did it ever enter my mind for them to require this utterly repugnant thing {— } and lead Judah into sin."

2 Kings 23:5

5 The king unseated the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense in the high places throughout the cities of Judah and in the environs surrounding Jerusalem, including those who had been burning incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations, and to every star in the heavens.

2 Kings 21:3

3 He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed. He erected altars for Baal, crafted an Asherah, just as King Ahab of Israel had done, and worshipped and served the stars of heaven.

2 Kings 17:16

16 They abandoned all of the commands given by the Lord their God, crafted for themselves cast images of two calves, constructed an Asherah, worshipped all of the stars in heaven, and served Baal.

Hosea 2:16-17

16 "It will come about at that time," declares the LORD, "that you will address me as 'My husband,' and you will no longer call me 'My master'. 17 I will remove the names of the Baals from her vocabulary {— } they will not be remembered by their names anymore.

John 15:5

5 I am the vine, you are the branches. The one who abides in me while I abide in him produces much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.

1 Samuel 7:4

4 So the Israelites removed the Baals and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

Jeremiah 23:13

13 "Among the prophets of Samaria I saw a disgusting thing, for they prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.

Jeremiah 2:8

8 "The priests didn't say, 'Where is the LORD?' and those handling the law didn't know me. The rulers transgressed against me, the prophets prophesied by Baal, and they followed that which does not profit.

Jeremiah 7:9

9 Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear by false gods, burn incense to Baal, follow other gods that you don't know,

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