Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.

Bible References

The king

Proverbs 16:33
The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of LORD.
Proverbs 21:1
The king's heart is in the hand of LORD as the watercourses. He turns it wherever he will.

To use

Numbers 23:28
And Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks down upon the desert.
Deuteronomy 18:10
There shall not be found with thee anyone who makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, a psychic, he who practices augury, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer,
1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim. Because thou have rejected the word of LORD, he has also rejected thee from being king.
Proverbs 16:10
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king. His mouth shall not transgress in judgment.
Acts 16:16
And it came to pass, as we were going to prayer, for a certain servant girl having a spirit of divination to meet us, who brought her masters much business by soothsaying.


Genesis 31:19
Now Laban was gone to shear his sheep, and Rachel stole the teraphim that were her father's.
Judges 17:5
And the man Micah had a house of gods, and he made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
Judges 18:14
Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish, answered and said to their brothers, Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? Now therefore consider what y
2 Kings 23:24
Moreover Josiah put away the psychics, and the wizards, and the teraphim, and the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might perform the words of the law which were written i
Hosea 3:4
For the sons of Israel shall abide many days without king, and without ruler, and without sacrifice, and without pillar, and without ephod or teraphim.
Hosea 4:12
My people ask counsel at their stock, and their staff declares to them, for the spirit of whoredom has caused them to err, and they have played the harlot, [departing] from under their God.
Zechariah 10:2
For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and they have told FALSE dreams. They comfort in vain. Therefore they go their way like sheep. They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.