Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?

Bible References

Profiteth

Isaiah 37:38
And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
Isaiah 42:17
They shall be turned back, they shall be covered with shame, that confide in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
Isaiah 44:9
They that form a graven image are all of them vanity, and their delectable things are of no profit; and they are their own witnesses: they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
Isaiah 45:16
They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them; they shall go away in confusion together, the makers of idols.
Isaiah 46:1
Bel is bowed down, Nebo bendeth; their idols are upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: the things ye carried are laid on, a burden to the weary beast.
Jeremiah 2:27
saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth; for they have turned the back unto me, and not the face; and in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us!
Jeremiah 10:3
For the statutes of the peoples are vanity; for it is a tree cut out of the forest, worked with a chisel by the hands of the artizan;
Jeremiah 50:2
Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and lift up a banner; publish, conceal not! Say, Babylon is taken, Bel is put to shame, Merodach is dismayed: her images are put to shame, her idols are dismayed.
Romans 6:21
What fruit therefore had ye then in the things of which ye are now ashamed? for the end of them is death.

A teacher

Jeremiah 10:8
But they are one and all senseless and foolish; the teaching of vanities is a stock.
Jonah 2:8
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
Zechariah 10:2
For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams: they comfort in vain. Therefore they have gone away as a flock, they are in distress, because there is no shepherd.
Romans 1:23
and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.
2 Thessalonians 2:9
whose coming is according to the working of Satan in all power and signs and wonders of falsehood,
1 Timothy 4:1
But the Spirit speaks expressly, that in latter times some shall apostatise from the faith, giving their mind to deceiving spirits and teachings of demons
Revelation 13:11
And I saw another beast rising out of the earth; and it had two horns like to a lamb, and spake as a dragon;
Revelation 19:20
And the beast was taken, and the false prophet that was with him, who wrought the signs before him by which he deceived them that received the mark of the beast, and those that worship his image. Alive were both cast into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone;

That the

Psalm 115:4
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands:
Psalm 135:15
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands:
Isaiah 1:31
And the strong shall be for tow, and his work a spark; and they shall both burn together, and there shall be none to quench them.
Isaiah 44:14
When he heweth him down cedars, he taketh also a holm-oak and a terebinth he chooseth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth a pine, and the rain maketh it grow.

Dumb

1 Corinthians 12:2
Ye know that when ye were of the nations ye were led away to dumb idols, in whatever way ye might be led.

General references

Psalm 115:8
They that make them are like unto them, every one that confideth in them.
Isaiah 40:19
The workman casteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains for it.
Isaiah 44:10
Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
Jonah 2:8
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.