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 greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
Isaiah 44:9
Those that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and that which is most precious to them is useful for nothing; and they are their own witnesses that they do not see, nor understand; therefore, they shall be ashamed.
Isaiah 45:16
They shall be ashamed and also confounded, all of them; all the makers of idols shall go forth ashamed.
Isaiah 46:1
Bel bowed down; Nebo is fallen; their images were placed upon animals and upon beasts of burden that will carry you, laden with yourselves, burden of weariness.
Jeremiah 2:27
saying to a piece of firewood, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they say, Arise and deliver us.
Jeremiah 10:3
For the customs of the peoples are vanity: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
Jeremiah 50:2
Declare ye among the Gentiles, and publish, and set up a banner; publish, and do not conceal: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.
Romans 6:21
What fruit had ye then in those things of which ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

A teacher

Jeremiah 10:8
But they shall become altogether carnal and foolish. The stock is a doctrine of vanities.
Jonah 2:8
Those that observe lying vanities forsake his mercy.
Zechariah 10:2
For the idols have spoken vanity and the diviners have seen a lie and have told vain dreams; they comfort in vain; therefore they went their way like sheep; they were humbled because there was no shepherd.
Romans 1:23
and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and of fourfooted beasts and of serpents.
2 Thessalonians 2:9
that wicked one, who shall come by the working of Satan with great power and signs and lying miracles,
1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, listening to spirits of error and doctrines of demons;
Revelation 13:11
Then I beheld another beast coming up out of the land; and he had two horns like the Lamb, but he spoke as the dragon.
Revelation 19:20
And the beast was taken and with it the false prophet that wrought miracles in its presence, with which he had deceived those that had taken the mark of the beast and had worshipped its image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning 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 Gentiles are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
Isaiah 1:31
And the strong idol shall be as tow and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and no one shall be able to quench them.
Isaiah 44:14
He shall hew down cedars and take the cypress and the oak, and he shall strengthen himself with the trees of the forest; he shall plant a fir tree, which shall be nourished with the rain.

Dumb

1 Corinthians 12:2
Ye know that when ye were Gentiles, ye went, even as ye were led, unto the dumb idols.

General references

Psalm 115:8
Let those that make them become like unto them, and every one that trusts in them.
Isaiah 40:19
The workman prepares the graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over with gold and casts silver chains.
Isaiah 44:10
Who has formed God? And who cast a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
Jonah 2:8
Those that observe lying vanities forsake his mercy.