Bible verses about "idols" | MLV

1 Kings 18:25-29

25 And Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, Choose you* one bullock for yourselves and dress it first, for you* are many and call on the name of your* god, but put no fire under. 26 And they took the bullock which was given them and they dressed it and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us.
But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped about the altar which was made. 27 And it happened at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is meditating, or he has gone aside, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he sleeps and must be awakened. 28 And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lances, till the blood gushed out upon them.
29 And it was so, when midday was past, that they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening oblation, but there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

Psalms 115:4-8

4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 5 They have mouths, but they do not speak. They have eyes, but they do not see. 6 They have ears, but they do not hear. They have noses, but they do not smell. 7 They have hands, but they do not handle. They have feet, but they do not walk, nor do they speak through their throat.
8 Those who make them will be like them. Yes, everyone who trusts in them.

Ezekiel 20:32

32 And what comes into your* mind will not be at all, in that you* say, We will be as the nations, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.

Romans 1:21-23

21 because having known God, they did not glorify him as God, nor gave-thanks, but became-futile in their reasonings and their heart was darkened without understanding. 22 They were foolish, claiming to be wise, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and of four footed mammals and of reptiles.

Acts 19:25

25 whom he accumulated together the other workers of such things and said, Men, you know our prosperity is from this business.

Colossians 2:8

8 Beware, that there will not be anyone there who is leading you away as his prey through philosophy and vain deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the fundamental principles of the world, and not according to Christ,

1 John 5:21

21 Guard yourselves from idols, my little-children. Amen.

Leviticus 26:1

1 You* will make for you* no idols. Neither will you* rear up for you* a graven image, or a pillar. Neither will you* place any figured stone in your* land, to bow down to it. For I am Jehovah your* God.

Isaiah 37:19

19 and have cast their gods into the fire. For they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone. Therefore they have destroyed them.

Isaiah 30:22

22 And you* will defile the overlaying of your graven images of silver and the plating of your molten images of gold. You will cast them away as an unclean thing. You will say to it, You get away.

Jonah 2:8

8 Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Habakkuk 2:18

18 What profits the graven image, that the maker of it has engraved it, the molten image, even the teacher of lies, that he who fashions its form trusts in it, to make dumb idols?

Isaiah 44:9-12

9 Those who fashion a graven image are all of them vanity. And the things that they delight in will not profit. And their own witnesses do not see, nor know, that they may be put to shame. 10 Who has fashioned a god, or molded an image that is profitable for nothing? 11 Behold, all his fellows will be put to shame and the workmen. They are of men. Let them all be gathered together. Let them stand up. They will fear. They will be put to shame together.
12 The smith makes an axe and works in the coals and fashions it with hammers and works it with his strong arm. Yes, he is hungry and his strength fails. He drinks no water and is faint.

Psalms 135:15-17

15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
16 They have mouths, but they do not speak. They have eyes, but they do not see. 17 They have ears, but they do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths.

Hebrews 13:5

5 In the manner of life, not being a money-lover, be content with the things which are present; for he himself has said, I may never be lax concerning you, nor should I ever forsake you.

Exodus 20:4

4 You will not make to you a graven image, nor any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Exodus 20:3

3 You will have no other gods before me.

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