Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

Bible References

When thou

Deuteronomy 17:3
yea hath gone, and served other gods, and bowed down unto them, - whether unto the sun or unto the moon or unto any of the host of the heavens which I have not commanded;
2 Kings 23:4
Then the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the entrance-hall, to bring forth, out of the temple of Yahweh, all the vessels that had been made for Baal and for the Sacred Stem, and for all the army of the heavens, - and he burned them up outside Jerusalem, in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them to Bethel;
Job 31:26
If I looked at the sun, when it flashed forth light, or at the moon, majestically marching along;
Jeremiah 8:2
And shall spread them out - To the sun, and To the moon, and To all the host of the heavens, Whom they have loved, And whom they have served, And after whom they have walked, And whom they have sought, And to whom they have bowed themselves down, - They shall not be gathered, Neither shall they be buried, As heaps of dung on the face of the ground, shall they be.
Ezekiel 8:16
So he brought me into the inner court of the house of Yahweh, and lo! at the opening of the temple of Yahweh, between the porch and the altar, about twenty-five men, - their backs towards the temple of Yahweh and their faces eastward, and they were bowing down eastward unto the Sun.
Amos 5:25
The sacrifices and meal-offering, ye brought near unto me, in the desert, for forty years O house of Israel;

Which the lord

Genesis 1:16
And God made the two great luminaries, - the greater luminary to rule the day, and the lesser luminary to rule the night, also the stars.
Joshua 10:12
Then, spake Joshua unto Yahweh, on the day when Yahweh delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, - yea he said, in the presence of Israel - Thou Sun! in Gibeon, be still, and thou Moon! in the vale of Aijalon.
Nehemiah 9:6
Thou, art Yahweh, thou alone, Thou, didst make the heavens, the heavens of heavens, and all their host, the earth and all that is thereon, the seas and all that is therein, and, thou, holdest them all in life, - and, the host of the heavens, unto thee, are bowing down.
Psalm 74:16
Thine, is the day, Yea, thine, the night, Thou, didst establish moon and sun;
Psalm 136:7
To him that made great lights, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness.
Psalm 148:3
Praise him, sun and moon, Praise him, all ye stars of light;
Jeremiah 31:35
Thus, saith Yahweh - Who hath given the sun for a light by day, The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, - Who excited the sea, and the waves thereof roared Yahweh of hosts, is his name: -
Jeremiah 33:25
Thus, saith Yahweh, If my covenant of day and night, the ordinances of the heavens and the earth, I did not appoint,
Matthew 5:45
That ye may become sons of your Father who is in the heavens: because, his sun, he maketh arise on evil and good, and sendeth rain, on just and unjust.

General references

Exodus 20:4
Thou shalt not make to thee an image, or any form, that is in the heavens above, - or that is in the earth beneath, - or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Psalm 104:19
He hath made the moon for seasons, And, the sun, knoweth his place for entering in.
Psalm 136:7
To him that made great lights, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness.
1 Corinthians 15:41
One, is the glory of a sun, and, another, the glory of a moon, and, another, the glory of stars, - nay! star from star, differeth in glory.