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13. 24. 32, 33. Ps. cvi. 36. Judges ii. 3.
The people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for, as for this Moses, &c. we wot not what is become of him. And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, &c. and bring them unto me, &c. And he received them at their hands, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf. And they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt: and when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it, &c. And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt-offerings, &c. And the Lord said unto Moses, &c. Let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, &c. Moses caused the calf to be broken into powder, and scattered, &c.-Exod. xxxii. 1—6. 9,10. 20. Ps. cvi. 19, 20. Acts vii. 38, &c.
Ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves; for thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, &c. Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.-Exod. xxxiv. 12-17. Numb. xxxiii. 51, 52. And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring, &c.-Levit. xvii. 7.
Turn you not unto idols, nor make yourselves molten gods: for I am the Lord your God.-Levit. xix. 4.
Ye shall make you no idols, nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image (or pillar); neither shall ye set up any image (or figure) of stone in your land, to bow down to it for I am the Lord your God. -Levit. xxvi. 1.
ple did eat, and bowed down to their gods; and Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.-Numb. xxv. 2, 3. Ps. cvi. 28.
They called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the peo
Micah's mother said, I had wholly dedicated the silver unto the Lord, to make a graven image, &c. And she made an image, &c. Micah consecrated the Levite, &c. The Dan
The Philistines praise, and offer sacrifice to Dagon their god, for delivering Sampson to them.-Judges xvi. 23, 24.
ites take away the idol, and the priest, &c. Then Micah cried out, Ye have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and ye are gone away and what have I more? &c. And the children of Dan set up the graven image.-Judges xvii. 3-5. 12. xviii. 16-20. 22-24. 30, 31.
The Philistines, when the god Dagon fell before the ark, would not tread on the threshold on which it fell and broke.-1 Sam. v. 2, &c.
Solomon, in his old age, was drawn away to commit idolatry.-1 Kings xi. 4-10.
Israel, in Ahab's time, worshipped Baal as a god, and called on him.1 Kings xviii. 26.
Jeroboam (lest Israel, by going up to Jerusalem to worship, should revolt to Rehoboam) made two calves of gold, and set one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan; and said, Behold thy gods, O Israel! So Israel went, and worshipped. And he made an house of high places; and made priests of the lowest of the people, &c. ordained a feast, &c. which he had devised, &c.—1 Kings xii. 26-34. xiv. 9, 10. 2 Chron. xi. 15.
They built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.1 Kings xiv. 23. 2 Kings xvii. 912. 16.
Asa, king of Judah, removed all the idols, &c. but the high places were not removed.—1 Kings xv. 11—15.
Elijah mocked the worshippers of Baal; and said, Cry aloud, for he is a god: either he is talking, pursuing, or in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, &c.-1 Kings xviii. 27.
All the kings of Israel, after Jeroboam, did continue in the same idolatry, till Ahab: and Ahaziah, son
of Ahab, served Baal, and worshipped him.-1 Kings xvi. xxii. 51-53.
Hezekiah destroyed idolatry, removed the high places, brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made; for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it, and he called it Nehushtan, &c. So did Josiah the king.-2 Kings xviii. 4. xxiii. 4, &c.
Manassel's idolatry; setting up all his father had pulled down. 2 Kings xxi. 3—7.
King Ahaz's idolatry.-2 Chron. xxviii. 23. 25.
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god, shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.-Ps. xliv. 20, 21.
All the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord (or Jehovah) made the heavens.-Ps. xcvi. 5.
Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols. Worship him, all ye gods.— Ps. xcvii. 7.
Our God is in the heavens; he hath done whatsoever he pleased. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of mens' hands: they have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: they have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not, &c. They that make them, are like unto them so is every one that trusteth in them.-Ps. cxv. 3-9. cxxxv. 15, &c. Deut. iv. 28. Hab. ii. 18, 19.
and to the bats.-Isa. ii. 8, 9. 18-20. xxxi. 7.
Their land is also full of idols: they worship the work of their own hands that which their own fingers have made; and the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself, &c. The idols he shall utterly abolish; and they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, &c. In that day, a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles,
At that day shall a man look to his Maker, &c. and he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands; neither shall he respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.—Isa. xvii. 7, 8. Hosea xiv. 8.
To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? The workman melteth a graven image, &c.—Isa. xl. 18-20. 25.
The carpenter encouraged the goldsmith (or founder), &c. Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods : yea, do good, or do evil, &c. Behold, ye are of nothing (or worse than nothing), and your work of nought an abomination, &c. Their molten images are wind, and confusion.-Isa. xli. 7. 23, 24. 29.
I am the Lord: that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images, &c. They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images; that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.-Isa. xlii. 8. 17.
They that make a graven image, are all of them vanity, &c. they see not, nor know, that they may be ashamed. Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image, that is profitable for nothing? Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed and the workmen, &c. they shall be ashamed together, &c. The carpenter, &c. heweth him down cedar, &c. he will take thereof, and warm himself: yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread: yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it: he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto : he burneth part thereof in the fire, &c. and the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image; he falleth down and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver ine, for thou art my god, &c. None considereth in his heart; neither is
there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burnt part of it in the fire, &c. and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? Shall I fall down to the stock of (or that which comes from) a tree ?—Isa. xliv. 9-20.
They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together, that are makers of idols, &c. They have no knowledge, that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.-Isa. xlv. 16. 20.
To whom will ye liken me? &c. They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance; and hire a goldsmith, and he maketh it a god; they fall down, yea, and worship: they bear him upon the shoulder; they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry to him; yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.-Isa. xlvi. 5-7.
I have even from the beginning declared, &c. lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them and my graven image, and my molten image hath commanded them.-Isa. xlviii. 5.
A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face: that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick, &c.— Isa. lxv. 3, 4. Jer. i. 16.
Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit, &c. The house of Israel is ashamed, &c. saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth, &c. But where are thy gods, that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble for according to the number of thy cities, are thy gods, O Judah. Jer. ii. 11. 2628. xi. 12, 13.
lot, &c. Her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also, &c. committed adultery with stones, and with stocks.-Jer. iii. 6. 8, 9.
Israel is gone up upon every high mountain, and under every green tree; and there hath played the har
Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem ? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire; and the women knead their dough to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.-Jer. vii. 17, 18.
One cutteth a tree out of the forest, &c. they fasten it with nails; they speak not, &c. be not afraid of them, for they can do neither evil nor good, &c. They are altogether brutish, and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities, silver spread into plates, &c. but the Lord is the true God, &c. The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under the heavens, &c. Every founder is confounded by the graven image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them: they are vanity, and the work of errors.Jer. x. 3-5. 8-11. 14, 15.
Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain ? Jer. xiv. 22.
The Gentiles shall come, &c. and say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things, wherein is no profit: shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?
Jer. xvi. 19, 20.
Then all the men which knew that their wives had burnt incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, &c. answered Jeremiah, saying, &c. We will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto her, as we have done, we and our fathers, our kings and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then had we plenty, &c. So that the
Lord could no longer bear, because for they have sown the wind.-Hosea of the evil of your doings.-Jer. xliv. 15-22.
According to the multitude of his fruit, he hath increased the altars: according unto the goodness of his land, they have made goodly images: their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty; he shall break down their altars: he shall spoil their images.-Hosea x. 1, 2.
And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding; all of it the work of the craftsmen. they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice, kiss the calves: therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, &c.Hosea xiii. 2, 3.
I will cut off them who worship the host of heaven, &c. that swear by the Lord, and swear by Malcham.
Zeph. i. 4, 5. Amos viii. 14. For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams, &c.-Zech. x. 2.
Nor will we say any more to the work of our hands, ye are our gods. -Hosea xiv. 3.
Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord, which he loved (or ought to love); and hath married the daughter of a strange god.-Mal. ii. 11.
God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven.-Acts vii. 42.
The people said, &c. The gods are come down unto us, in the likeness of men: and they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker. Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before the city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and I would have done sacrifice with the people: which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you; and preach unto you, that ye