Bible verses about "idols" | YLT

1 Kings 18:25-29

25 And Elijah saith to the prophets of Baal, `Choose for you the one bullock, and prepare first, for ye are the multitude, and call ye in the name of your god, and place no fire.' 26 And they take the bullock that one gave to them, and prepare, and call in the name of Baal from the morning even till the noon, saying, `O Baal, answer us!' and there is no voice, and there is none answering; and they leap on the altar that one had made. 27 And it cometh to pass, at noon, that Elijah playeth on them, and saith, `Call with a loud voice, for he is a god, for he is meditating, or pursuing, or on a journey; it may be he is asleep, an doth awake.' 28 And they call with a loud voice, and cut themselves, according to their ordinance, with swords and with spears, till a flowing of blood is on them; 29 and it cometh to pass, at the passing by of the noon, that they feign themselves prophets till the going up of the present, and there is no voice, and there is none answering, and there is none attending.

Psalms 115:4-8

4 Their idols are silver and gold, work of man's hands, 5 A mouth they have, and they speak not, Eyes they have, and they see not, 6 Ears they have, and they hear not, A nose they have, and they smell not, 7 Their hands, but they handle not, Their feet, and they walk not; 8 Nor do they mutter through their throat, Like them are their makers, Every one who is trusting in them.

Ezekiel 20:32

32 And that which is going up on your mind, It is not at all—in that ye are saying: We will be as the nations, as the families of the lands, 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 were made vain in their reasonings, and their unintelligent heart was darkened, 22 professing to be wise, they were made fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of fowls, and of quadrupeds, and of reptiles.

Acts 19:25

25 whom, having brought in a crowd together, and those who did work about such things, he said, `Men, ye know that by this work we have our wealth;

1 John 5:21

21 Little children, guard yourselves from the idols! Amen.

Colossians 2:8

8 See that no one shall be carrying you away as spoil through the philosophy and vain deceit, according to the deliverance of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not according to Christ,

Leviticus 26:1

1 `Ye do not make to yourselves idols; and graven image or standing image ye do not set up to yourselves; and a stone of imagery ye do not put in your land, to bow yourselves to it; for I am Jehovah your God.

Isaiah 37:19

19 so as to put their gods into fire—for they are no gods, but work of the hands of man, wood and stone—and they destroy them.

Isaiah 30:22

22 And ye have defiled the covering of Thy graven images of silver, And the ephod of thy molten image of gold, Thou scatterest them as a sickening thing, `Go out,' thou sayest to it.

Jonah 2:8

8 Those observing lying vanities their own mercy forsake.

Habakkuk 2:18

18 What profit hath a graven image given That its former hath graven it? A molten image and teacher of falsehood, That trusted hath the former on his own formation—to make dumb idols?

Isaiah 44:9-12

9 Framers of a graven image are all of them emptiness, And their desirable things do not profit, And their own witnesses they are, They see not, nor know, that they may be ashamed. 10 Who hath formed a god, And a molten image poured out—not profitable? 11 Lo, all his companions are ashamed, As to artisans—they are of men, All of them gather together, they stand up, They fear, they are ashamed together. 12 He hath wrought iron with an axe, And hath wrought with coals, And with hammers doth form it, And doth work it by his powerful arm, Yea, he is hungry, and there is no power, He doth not drink water, and he is wearied.

Psalms 135:15-17

15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, Work of the hands of man. 16 A mouth they have, and they speak not, Eyes they have, and they see not, 17 Ears they have, and they give not ear, Nose—there is no breath in their mouth!

Hebrews 13:5

5 Without covetousness the behaviour, being content with the things present, for He hath said, `No, I will not leave, no, nor forsake thee,'

Exodus 20:4

4 `Thou dost not make to thyself a graven image, or any likeness which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth.

Exodus 20:3

3 `Thou hast no other Gods before Me.

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