Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
And now you have come to take the place of your fathers, another generation of sinners, increasing the wrath of the Lord against Israel.
2 Chronicles 28:13
And said to them, You are not to let these prisoners come here; for what you are designing to do will be a cause of sin against the Lord to us, making even greater our sin and our wrongdoing, which now are great enough, and his wrath is burning against Israel.
2 Chronicles 33:23
He did not make himself low before the Lord, as his father Manasseh had done, but went on sinning more and more.
Why will you have more and more punishment? why keep on in your evil ways? Every head is tired and every heart is feeble.
Ho! uncontrolled children, says the Lord, who give effect to a purpose which is not mine, and who make an agreement, but not by my spirit, increasing their sin:
But by your hard and unchanged heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of the revelation of God's judging in righteousness;
2 Timothy 3:13
Evil and false men will become worse and worse, using deceit and themselves overcome by deceit.
For she had no knowledge that it was I who gave her the grain and the wine and the oil, increasing her silver and gold which they gave to the Baal.
They have put up kings, but not by me; they have made princes, but I had no knowledge of it; they have made images of silver and gold, so that they may be cut off.
Israel is a branching vine, full of fruit; as his fruit is increased, so the number of his altars is increased; as the land is fair, so they have made fair pillars.
Their images are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
As for those who take gold out of a bag, and put silver in the scales, they give payment to a gold-worker, to make it into a god; they go down on their faces and give it worship.
They make it beautiful with silver and gold; they make it strong with nails and hammers, so that it may not be moved.
What profit is the pictured image to its maker? and as for the metal image, the false teacher, why does its maker put his faith in it, making false gods without a voice?
And the sword will go through his towns, wasting his children and causing destruction because of their evil designs.
They have ears, but no hearing; and there is no breath in their mouths.
And the rest of it he makes into a god, even his pictured image: he goes down on his face before it, giving worship to it, and making prayer to it, saying, Be my saviour; for you are my god.
Come together, even come near, you nations who are still living: they have no knowledge who take up their image of wood, and make prayer to a god in whom is no salvation.
Keep this in mind and be shamed; let it come back to your memory, you sinners.
But they are together like beasts and foolish: the teaching of false gods is wood.
Seeming to be wise, they were in fact foolish,
1 Samuel 10:1
Then Samuel took the bottle of oil, and put the oil on his head and gave him a kiss and said, Is not the Lord with the holy oil making you ruler over Israel, his people? and you will have authority over the people of the Lord, and you will make them safe from the hands of their attackers round about them, and this will be the sign for you:
1 Kings 19:18
But I will keep safe seven thousand in Israel, all those whose knees have not been bent to Baal, and whose mouths have given him no kisses.
For fear that he may be angry, causing destruction to come on you, because he is quickly moved to wrath. Happy are all those who put their faith in him.
But what answer does God make to him? I have still seven thousand men whose knees have not been bent to Baal.