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which are made with hands: So
de drinketh no water, and is faint. The carpenter stretcheth out his rule, he marketh it out with a line, he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man, that it may remain in the house. He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
Isa. xlvi, 6. 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, they worship.
Jer. x, 3, 4. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest (the work of the hands of the workman) with the axe: They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and' with hammers, that it move not.
Ezek. vii, 20. As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in
majesty, but they made the images detestable things therein: there
of their abominations and of their
fore have I set it far from them.
3. MEN AND SPIRITS.
Job v, 1. Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?
Ps. cvi, 37. Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils.
Hosea x, 1. Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars: according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
Acts vii, 40. Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wet not what is become of him.
feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Rev. xxii, 8, 9. And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings" of this book: worship God.
Acts x, 25, 26. And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.
Acts xiv, 11-16, 18. And when
Dan. iii, 1. Nebuchadnezzar the
the people saw what Paul had
of Dura, in the province of Baby-city, brought oxen and garlands
sacrifice unto them.
Acts xvii, 29. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
Exod. xxxii, 1-4, 31, 34, 35. And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, 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, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become And Aaron said unto of him.
them, Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. And all the people brake off the golden ear-rings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, 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 Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh! this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee. Behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless, in the day when I visit, I wili visit their sin upon them. And the LоED plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.
Çol. ii, 18. Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of anman, named Demetrius, a silver-gels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly
Acts xix, 23-27. And the same time there arose no small stir about that way. For a certain
Smith, which made silver shrines
Deut. ix, 16. And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.
1 Kings xii, 29, 30. And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan. And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.
2 Kings x, 29. Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves
that were in Beth-el, and that four-footed beasts, and creeping
2 Kings xviii, 4. He removed the high places, and 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.
2 Chron. xiii, 8. And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the sons of David; and ye be a great multitude, and there are with you golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.
Neh. ix, 18. Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy god that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations.
Pз3. cvi, 19, 20. They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the golden image. Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
Ezek. viii, 7-10. And he brought me to the door of the court; and, when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and, when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and, behold, every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round
Hosea vili, 5. Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?
SCENES AND MODES OF
near unto the altar of the LORD
Hosea x, 5, 6. The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the
calves of Beth-aven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it. It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and
Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
Acts vii, 41. And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
1 Kings iii, 2.3. Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days. And Solomon loved the LORD, Walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high
1 Kings xiv, 22, 23. And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every geen tree.
Rom. 1, 21-23. Because that, when they knew God, they glorifled him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man and to birds, and
1 Kings xvi, 33. And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.
2 Kings xii. 3. But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.
2 Kings xiii, 6. Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.) 2 Kings xiv, 4. Howbeit the high places were not taken away; as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.
2 Kings xv, 35. Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the LORD.
2 Kings xxi, 7. And he set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of which the LORD said to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever.
And 2 Kings xxiil, 6-8. brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burnt it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder. and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people. And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove. And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burnt incense, from Geba to Beer-sheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.
2 Kings xvi, 4. And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
2 Kings xvii, 9-11. And the chil-
look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves or the images.
Isa. xxxvi, 7. But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD our God: is it not be whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar?
Jer. xvii, 2. Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees npon the high hills.
Jer. xix, 5. They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt-offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind. Then shall ye
Ezek. vi, 13. know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among
about their their idols round altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols.
2 Kings xxili, 15. Moreover, of his peace-offerings, upon the the altar that was at Beth-el, and altar. And he brought also the the high place which Jeroboam brasen altar, which was before the son of Nebat, who made Israel the LORD, from the forefront of to sin, had made, both that altar the house, from between the altar and the high place he brake and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side of the down, and burnt the high place, and stamped it small to powder, altar. and burnt the grove.
1 Chron. x, 9, 10. And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people. And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.
Ezek. xvi, 23. 24. And it came to pass, after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord Goo) That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street.
Isa. xxvii, 9. By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as
Hosea x, 8. The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars, and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us: and to the hills, Fall on us.
chalk- stones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images
shall not stand up.
Micah v, 14. And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities. (See under EARTH, Page 182.)
Jer. xi, 13. For according to the number of thy cities were thy gods, O Judah; and according to the streets of the number of Jerusalem have ye set up altars even to that shameful thing, altars to burn incense unto Baal. Because Hosea viii, 11, 14. Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to For Israel hath forgotten sin. his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
2-TEMPLES AND ALTARS.
Judges ix, 27. And they went out into the fields, and gathered the their vineyards, and trode grapes, and made merry, and went into the house of their god, and did eat and drink, and cursed Abimelech.
2 Kings xxi, 4. And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, in Jerusa lem will I put my name.
1 Kings xvi, 32. And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
2 Kings xxiii, 12. And the altars that were on the top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made, in the
two courts of the house of the LORD, did the king beat down and cast the dust of them into the brake them down from thence, and brook Kidron.
2 Kings x, 21. And Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left that came not. And they came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was full from one end to another.
Amos iii, 13, 14. Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord Gop, the God of hosts, That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him, I will also visit the altars of Beth-el; and the horns of the altars shall be cut off, and fall to the ground.
2 Chron. Xxx, 14. And they arose, and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the
altars for incense took they away, and cast them into the brook Kidron.
2 Chron. xxxiii, 4. 7. Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever. And he set a carved image (the idol which he had which God had said to David, and made) in the house of God, of to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever.
Jer. vil, 30. For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute
and saw an altar that was at
DESECRATION OF GOD'S TEMPLE. 2 Kings xvi, 10-14. And king Abaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, Damascus: and king Abaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof. And Urijah the priest built an altar according to all that king Ahaz had sent from Damascus: so Urijah the priest made it from against king Ahaz came And when the king Damascus. was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king approached to the altar, and And he burnt offered thereon. his burnt-offering and his meatoffering, and poured his drinkoffering, and sprinkled the blood 269
Jer. xxxli, 34. But they set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to defile it.
Ezek. v, 11. Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GoD, Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable ations, therefore will I also diminthings, and with all thine abominish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.
Ezek. viii, 5, 6. Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? But turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.
3-IDOLATROUS OFFICEBEARERS AND THEIR VESTMENTS.
Judges viii, 27. And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city, even in Ophrah; and all Israel went thither a whoring after it: which thing became a snare unto Gideon, and to his
Judges xvil, 5. And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
Judges xviii, 18-21. And these went into Micah's house, and fetched the carved image, the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image. Then said the priest unto them, What do ye? And they said unto him, Hold thy peace, lay thine hand upon thy mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest: is it
Ahaz commanded Urijah the
1 Kings xii, 31. And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.
2 Kings xvii, 32. So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.
1 Kings xiii, 33, 34. After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places. And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.
better for thee to be a priest unto the manner of the nations of other dressed it, and called on the name the house of one man, or that thou of Baal from morning even until be a priest unto a tribe and a But there was no voice, nor any noon, saying, O Baal, hear us! that answered. And they leaped
2 Chron. xill, 9. Have ye not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the same may be a priest of them that are
family in Israel? And the priest's
upon the altar which was made.
heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people. So they turned and departed, and put the little ones, and the cattle, and the carriage before them.
1 Kings xviii, 20, 22. So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel. Then
said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men.
1 Kings xxii, 10. And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, sat each on his throne, having put on their robes, in a the entrance of the
god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand. And when the people saw him, they praised their god; for they said. Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us.
1 Kings xi, 33. Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.
Ezek. xvi, 18. And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them.
PAID TO IDOLS.
Exod. xxxii, 7, 8. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
1 Kings xviii, 25, 26. And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name under. And they took the bullock of your gods, but put no fire which was given them, and they
Num. xxv, 2, 3. And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people 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. Judges x, 6. And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served
1 Kings xx. 10. And Ben-hadad sent unto him, and said, The gods do so unto me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me.
2 Kings xvii, 12. For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing,
Isa. ii, 8. Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made.
Jer. v, 7. How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then com mitted adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the har
Daniel ii, 2-7, 13-15. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counrulers of the provinces, to come sellors, the sheriffs, and all the to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the Kong, princes,
and and had up. gods of Syria, and the gods of the governors, and captains, the Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and judges, the treasurers, the the gods of
gate of Samaria; and all the pro- mon, and the gods of the Philis- rulers of the provinces, were
phets prophesied before them.
2 Kings x, 22. And he said unto him that was over the
tines, and forsook the LORD, and
the image then
gathered together unto the dedication of the image that NebuchadBring forth vestments for all the Judges xvi, 23, 24. Then the nezzar the king had set up; and worshippers of Baal. And he them together for to offer a great Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then sacrifice unto Dagon their god, an herald cried aloud, To you it
brought them forth vestments.
2 Kings xvi, 15, 16. And king and to rejoice: for they said, Our is commanded, O people, nations.
and languages, That at what time I saw it, he built an altar before it;
1 Kings xii, 32, 33. And Jero. boam ordained a feast in the eight month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah; and he offered golden image that Nebuchad-upon the altar. (so did he in calves that he had made: and he Beth-el,) sacrificing unto placed in Beth-el the priests of the high places which he had made. So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Beth-el the
even in the month which he had
nezzar the king had set up. Then
fifteenth day of the eighth month,
Dan. v, 4. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood,
and of stone.
Hosea xiii, 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.
Amos viii, 14. They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy God, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beer-sheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.
Hab. i, 11. Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.
Exod. xxxiv, 15. 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, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice.
2 Kings x, 18-20. And Jehu
Baal. And Jehu said, Proclaim a
Isa. lvii, 6. Among the smooth
Isa. Ixv, 3. A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick.
Jer. xlviii, 35. Moreover, I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the LORD, him that offereth in the high places, and him that burneth incense to his gods.
Ezek. viii, 11. And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense
Acts xix, 28, 37. And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. For ye have brought hither these men, which neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.
6-SACRIFICES OFFERED TO
Ezek. xvi, 19. My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed Exod. xxxii, 5. And when Aaron thee, thou hast even set it before
them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord God.
Ezek. xx, 28. For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to them, then they saw every high hill, and all the thick trees, and they offered there their sacrifices, and there they presented the provocation of their offering: there also they made their sweet savour, and poured out there their drink offerings.
Hosea ii, 8. 13. For she did not
know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they pre
upon her the days of Baalim, pared for Baal. And I will visit wherein she burnt incense to them, and she decked herself with her ear-rings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers,
and forgat me, saith the LORD.
bound her up in her wings, and Hosea iv, 19. The wind hath they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
Hosea xi, 2. As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burnt incense to graven images.
Hosea xii, 11. Is there iniquity in Gilead? surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the fields.
not in every man that knowledge: 1 Cor. viii, 7, 10. Howbeit there is for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and
their conscience being weak is
defiled. For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols.
OFFERED TO IDOLS. Lev. xviii, 21. And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
of the land shall stone him with
Lev. xx, 2-5. Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech, he shall surely be put to death: the people stones. And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanetuary, and to profane my holy name. And if the people of the land do any wise hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill