Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
"You must not bow down to their gods; you must not serve them or do according to their practices. Instead you must completely overthrow them and smash their standing stones to pieces.
"'You must not make for yourselves idols, so you must not set up for yourselves a carved image or a pillar, and you must not place a sculpted stone in your land to bow down before it, for I am the Lord your God.
or associate with these nations that remain near you. You must not invoke or make solemn declarations by the names of their gods! You must not worship or bow down to them!
When a leader died, the next generation would again act more wickedly than the previous one. They would follow after other gods, worshiping them and bowing down to them. They did not give up their practices or their stubborn ways.
2 Kings 17:35
The Lord made an agreement with them and instructed them, "You must not worship other gods. Do not bow down to them, serve them, or offer sacrifices to them.
2 Chronicles 25:14
When Amaziah returned from defeating the Edomites, he brought back the gods of the people of Seir and made them his personal gods. He bowed down before them and offered them sacrifices.
A man uses it to make a fire; he takes some of it and warms himself. Yes, he kindles a fire and bakes bread. Then he makes a god and worships it; he makes an idol and bows down to it.
And he said to him, "I will give you all these things if you throw yourself to the ground and worship me."
For you must not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
For the Lord your God is a consuming fire; he is a jealous God.
for the Lord your God, who is present among you, is a jealous God and his anger will erupt against you and remove you from the land.
They have made me jealous with false gods, enraging me with their worthless gods; so I will make them jealous with a people they do not recognize, with a nation slow to learn I will enrage them.
Joshua warned the people, "You will not keep worshiping the Lord, for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God who will not forgive your rebellion or your sins.
They made him angry with their pagan shrines, and made him jealous with their idols.
for jealousy kindles a husband's rage, and he will not show mercy when he takes revenge.
He stretched out the form of a hand and grabbed me by a lock of hair on my head. Then a wind lifted me up between the earth and sky and brought me to Jerusalem by means of divine visions, to the door of the inner gate which faces north where the statue which provokes to jealousy was located.
Now the Lord delivered King Jehoiakim of Judah into his power, along with some of the vessels of the temple of God. He brought them to the land of Babylonia to the temple of his god and put the vessels in the treasury of his god.
The Lord is a zealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and very angry. The Lord takes vengeance against his foes; he sustains his rage against his enemies.
1 Corinthians 10:22
Or are we trying to provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we really stronger than he is?
keeping loyal love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. But he by no means leaves the guilty unpunished, responding to the transgression of fathers by dealing with children and children's children, to the third and fourth generation."
I myself will set my face against that man and his clan. I will cut off from the midst of their people both him and all who follow after him in spiritual prostitution, to commit prostitution by worshiping Molech.
You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.
The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in loyal love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children until the third and fourth generations.'
1 Samuel 15:2
Here is what the Lord of hosts says: 'I carefully observed how the Amalekites opposed Israel along the way when Israel came up from Egypt.
2 Samuel 21:1
During David's reign there was a famine for three consecutive years. So David inquired of the Lord. The Lord said, "It is because of Saul and his bloodstained family, because he murdered the Gibeonites."
1 Kings 21:29
"Have you noticed how Ahab shows remorse before me? Because he shows remorse before me, I will not bring disaster on his dynasty during his lifetime, but during the reign of his son."
2 Kings 23:26
Yet the Lord's great anger against Judah did not subside; he was still infuriated by all the things Manasseh had done.
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed at the place where judgment is rendered, nor is there anyone to deliver them.
You may say, 'God stores up a man's punishment for his children!' Instead let him repay the man himself so that he may know it!
Do not hold us accountable for the sins of earlier generations! Quickly send your compassion our way, for we are in serious trouble!
May his ancestors' sins be remembered by the Lord! May his mother's sin not be forgotten!
You will not be buried with them, because you destroyed your land and killed your people. The offspring of the wicked will never be mentioned again.
Look, I have decreed: I will not keep silent, but will pay them back; I will pay them back exactly what they deserve,
"So, once more I will state my case against you," says the Lord. "I will also state it against your children and grandchildren.
You show unfailing love to thousands. But you also punish children for the sins of their parents. You are the great and powerful God who is known as the Lord who rules over all.
"For this reason I am sending you prophets and wise men and experts in the law, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town,
but who pays back those who hate him as they deserve and destroys them. He will not ignore those who hate him but will repay them as they deserve!
I will sharpen my lightning-like sword, and my hand will grasp hold of the weapon of judgment; I will execute vengeance on my foes, and repay those who hate me!
(May those who hate the Lord cower in fear before him! May they be permanently humiliated!)
But the one who does not find me brings harm to himself; all who hate me love death."
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I am testifying about it that its deeds are evil.
"If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me first.
slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, contrivers of all sorts of evil, disobedient to parents,
because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so.
Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever decides to be the world's friend makes himself God's enemy.
You must not make gods of silver alongside me, nor make gods of gold for yourselves.