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1 Kings xi. 1. Solomon loved many strange wives.

Ver. 4. When he was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods.

Ver. 9. And the Lord was angry with Solomon, and said, I will rend the kingdom from thee. Ver. 11, 33..

1 Kings xvi. 31. Ahab took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians.

xxi. 25. There was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

2 Kings v. 17, 18. Naaman asks pardon for being present at idolatrous worship, though he joined not in it.

CXLII. Strange gods to be put away. Gen. xxxv. 2. Jacob said unto his houshold, put away the strange gods that are among you. Ver. 4. Jos. xxiv. 14, 23. 1 Sam. vii. 3.

Judges x. 16. They put away the strange gods, and served the Lord, and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

2 Kings xxiii. 4, 5. Josiah put down the idolatrous priests. See to

ver. 26.

2 Chron. xxxiii. 15. Manasseh put away the strange gods. Hos. xiv. 3. Neither will we say to the work of our hands, ye are our gods. See Deut. xxxii. 12. Jos. iii. 12. Dan. iii. 12.

CXLIII. Transgressors of this commandment among the people of Israel, and the enticers thereto, to be put to death by the hands of men.

Deut. xiii. 1. If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake, saying, let us go after other gods. Ver. 5. That prophet, or that dreamer, shall be put to death. Ch. xviii. 20. 1 Sam. xxvi. 19.

xiii. 6. If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend which is as thine own soul, entice thee, saying, let us go and serve other gods,

Ver. 8. Thou shalt not consent unto him, neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him, but thou shalt surely kill him, thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people.

Ver. 12. If thou shalt hear say, in one of thy cities,

Ver. 13. Certain men the children of Belial are gone out, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of the city, saying, let us go serve other gods;

Ver. 14. Then thou shalt make search diligently, and if it be truth, Ver. 15. Thou shalt smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, and destroy it utterly:

Ver. 16. It shall be an heap for ever. Deut. xvii. 2 to 8. 1 Kings xviii. 40. Job xxxi. 11.

CXLIV. Threatenings against strange gods. Exod. xii. 12. Against the gods of Egypt will I execute judgment.

Numb. xxxiii. 4. Upon the gods of Egypt the Lord executed judgment.

Zeph. ii. 11. The Lord will famish all the gods of the earth. CXLV. Strange gods are vanity. Judges vi. 31. Joash said, if Baal be a god let him plead for himself.

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1 Kings xviii. 20. Elijah said, if the Lord be God, follow him, but if Baal, then follow him.

Elijah mocked the priests of Baal, saying, cry aloud for he is a god, either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth and must be awaked.

Ver. 29. There was neither voice nor any to answer.

2 Kings xix. 18. They were no gods. Ch. xviii. 35.
1 Chron. xvi. 26. All the gods of the people are idols.

Isa. xli. 23. Shew the things to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods. Ver. 24.

Acts xix. 20. Paul persuaded, that they are no gods that are made with hands.

Rom. i. 25. They served and worshipped the creature.

Gal. iv. 8. Did service to them, which by nature are no gods. CXLVI. Enquiring concerning future events, from those who by nature are no gods.

Isa. xli. 2. Shew the things to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods.

2 Kings i. 2. Ahaziah sent to enquire of the god of Ekron if he should recover.

Ver. 4. Therefore, thus saith the Lord, thou shalt surely die. Instance. Saul. 1 Sam. xxviii. 7. His punishment. 1 Chron. x. 13.


CXLVII. Images, the use of them forbidden, with preventative threatenings.

Exod. xx. 4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters under the earth, thou shalt not bow down to them, nor serve them, for I the Lord thy God, am a jealous God. Chap. xxxiv. 17. Lev. xix. 4.—xxvi. 1, 30. Deut. iv. 16, 17, 18, 19, 25. v. 8.-xvi. 22.

Deut. xxvii. 15. Cursed be the man that maketh a graven or a molten image, an abomination to the Lord.

Ps. xcvii. 7. Confounded be all they that serve graven images. Isa. xlii. 8. My glory will I not give to another, nor my praise to graven images.

Rev. xiv. 9. If any man worship the beast or his image,

Ver. 10. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation, and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone, in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb, &c.

CXLVIII. God's judgments upon the breakers of this commandment. Exod. xxxii. 4. Aaron made a molten calf. Deut. ix. 12, 16. Neh. xxxv. 9, 18. Ps. cvi. 19. The Lord plagued the people, be cause of the calf which Aaron made.

1. Kings xiv. 9. Thou (Jeroboam) hast made thee molten images, to provoke me to anger.

Ver. 10. I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam. Ch. xvi. 5.

1 Kings xiv. 22. Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins.

Ver. 23. They built him high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

Ver. 25. And it came to pass that Shishak, king of Egypt, came gainst Jerusalem.

Ver. 26. And he took away the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house, he took away all the shields of gold, which Solomon had made.

2 Kings xvii. 16. They made molten images, even two calves and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and worshiped Baal.

Ver. 17. They caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments.

Ver. 18. Therefore the Lord was angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight. Ver. 20.

2 Chron. xxviii. 2. Ahaz made molten images for Baalim.

Ver. 3. He burnt his children in the fire, after the abomination of the heathen, &c.

Ver. 5. Wherefore the Lord delivered him into the hands of the king of Assyria.

xxxiii. 7. Manasseh set a carved image in the house of God.

Ver. 9. He made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err. Ver. 11. Wherefore the Lord brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon. 2 Kings xxi. 7, 12.

xxxiii. 22. Amon sacrificed to all carved images.

Ver. 24. And his servants conspired against him, and slew him. Ps. lxxviii. 58. They provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images. Ver. 59. And God was wroth and greatly abhorred Israel. Ver. 62. He gave his people over to the sword.

Isa. viii. 19. Why have they provoked me to anger, with their graven images ?

Ver. 22. Why is not the health of the daughter of my people restored?.

Jer. 1. 37. A sword is upon their treasures.

Ver. 38. For it is a land of graven images, they are mad upon their images.

Ezek. vii 20. They made the images of their abominations in the house of the Lord.

Ver. 21. I will give it into the hands of the wicked for a spoil, and they shall spoil it. Ch. vi. 4 —v. 13.

viii. 12. Seest thou what the ancients of Israel do in the dark, every one in the house of his imagery.

Ver. 18. Therefore will I deal in fury, mine eye shall not spares neither will I have pity, though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.

xvi. 17. Thou madest thyself images. See to ver. 30.

Ver. 20. Therefore I have delivered thee into the hand of them that hate thee.

Chap. xxxiii. throughout, Israel's apostary and punishment.

Dan. iii. 1. The king made an image. Ver. 5. He commanded to worship it.

iv. 25. They shall drive thee from among men, thy dwelling shall be with the beast of the field.

Hos. x. 1. According to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.

Ver. 10. It is my desire that I should chastise them. Ch. iii. 4. xi. 2. They sacrificed unto Baalim, and burnt incense to graven images.

Ver. 5. The Assyrian shall be his king.

xiii. 2. They sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver.

Ver. 3. Therefore they shall be as the chaff, that is driven with the whirl-wind.

Amos v. 26. Ye have born the tabernacle of your Moloch, and Chiun your images.

Ver. 27. Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity.

Rom. i. 23. They changed the glory of God into an image.

Ver. 24. Wherefore God gave them up, &c. Rev. xiii. 14.-xix. 20.-xvi. 2. See also Lev. xxvi. 14, 30. Isa. xxi. 9.-xxvii. 9. Jer. xliii. 10, 13.—I. 2 —li. 47, 52. Ezek. vi. 4, 6.—xxx. 13. Hos. iii. 4.

CXLIX. Images, no representation of God. Deut. iv. 12. The Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire, ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no manner of similitude.

Ver. 15. Take therefore heed unto yourselves,

Ver. 16. Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female. Ver. 17, 18, 19.

Isa. xl. 18. To whom will ye liken God, or what likeness will ye compare unto him. Ver. 25. Ch. xlvi. 5.

Acts xvii. 29. We ought not to think that the God-head is like unto gold or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

Images are vanity. Isa. xl. 19, 20.—xli. 29.—xliv. 9, 10 to 18. -xlv. 20. Jer. x. 8, 14. Hab. ii. 18, 19.

CL. They were commanded to be broken. Lev. vii. 25. Ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.

Numb xxxiii. 52. Ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places. Exod. xiii. 24.-xxxiv. 13. Deut. vii. 5, 25. Isa. xxx. 22.-xvii 8. CLI. Images were broken down. Exod. xxxii. 20. Moses burnt the calf which they had made in the fire.

2 Sam. v. 21. David burnt their images.

2 Kings iii. 2. Jehoram put away the images of Baal.

x. 26. Jehu and his men burnt the images of Baal. Ch. xi. 18. xviii. 4. Hezekiah removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brazen serpent which Moses had made, for the children of Israel did burn incense to it.

xxiii. 14. Josiah brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, &c. Ver. 19, 24.

2 Chron, xiv. 3. Asa brake down their images. Ver. v. CLII. Instances of images used by apostates, as outward symbols in worship offered to the true God.

Exod. xxxii. 4, 5. To the golden calf. Neh. ix. 18. Judges xvii. 3. Micah's image. Ver. 13. Ch. xviii. 31. 1 Kings xii. 26 to 33. Jeroboam's calves.

CLIII. Worship to images refused, though commanded by kings.
Dan. iii. 18. Refused by Shadrach, Meshech and Abednego.

1 Kings xix. 4. By seven thousand in Israel. Rom. xi. 4. Rev. xv. 2.-xx. 4.

CLIV. Threats against idols and idolators. Isa. ii. 8. Their land is full of idols, they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made.

Ver. 9. The mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself, therefore forgive them not. Ch. xxvii. 11.

Ver. 18. The idols he shall utterly abolish.

Ver. 20. In that day shall a man cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made, each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats.

Ver. 21. To go into the clifts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

xix 1. The Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt, the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence.

Ver. 3. They shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizzards. See to ver. 18. Their punishment.

xlv. 16. They shall go to confusion, that are makers of idols. Zeph. i. 3. I will consume, saith the Lord, the stumbling blocks with the wicked. Ezek. xiv. 4, 7.

Ver. 4. I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place.

Ver. 5 And them that worship the host of heaven, and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham. See threats to ver. 18. Zech. xiii. 2. Thus saith the Lord, I will cut off the names of idols out of the land of Egypt. Ezek. xxx. 12.

1 Cor. vi. 9. Idolaters shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Eph. v. 5.

Rev. xxi. 4. Idolaters shall have their portion in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.

xxii. 15. Without (the heavenly Jerusalem) are dogs and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, &c.

CLV. Promises, warnings and exhortations, against idolatry, Ezek. xviii. 6. If a man be just, and hath not lift up his eyes to idols he shall live. Ver. 9.

Ver. 17. He shall not die for the iniquity of his father.

xxxvi. 25. From all your idols will I cleanse you. Ch. xxxvii. 23. Isa, xxxi. 7.—xxvii. 9.

Acts xv. 20. Write to them that they abstain from idolatry.

Ver. 29. That they abstain from meats offered to idols. Ch. xxi. 25. Rev. ii. 14, 20.

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