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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.
Lo! therefore, ye have arisen in the room of your fathers, brood of sinful men, - to heap up yet more upon the heat of the anger of Yahweh, towards Israel.
2 Chronicles 28:13
and said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither, for, with guilt against Yahweh already upon us, ye, are thinking to add unto our sins, and unto our guilt, - for great is the guilt we have, and fierce is the anger over Israel.
2 Chronicles 33:23
But he did not humble himself before Yahweh as Manasseh his father humbled himself, - for, he, Amon, made guilt abound.
Why should ye be smitten any more? Ye would again turn aside! The whole head is sick, And the whole heart faint:
Alas! for sons who are rebellious, Declareth Yahweh. Executing a purpose, but not from me, And pouring out a libation but not from my spirit, - That they may add sin to sin:
But, according to thy hardness, and thine impenitent heart, art treasuring up for thyself anger, in a day of anger and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, -
2 Timothy 3:13
Whereas, wicked men and howling impostors, will force their way to the worse, deceiving and being deceived.
But, she, owneth not, that, I, gave her - the corn, and the new wine and the oil, - silver, also increased I unto her, and gold - which they offered to Baal!
They, have appointed kings, but not from me, have made rulers, but I have not acknowledged them: of their silver and their gold, they made themselves idols, to the end they might be cut off.
A luxuriant vine, is Israel, fruit, beseemeth him, - According to the abundance of his fruit, hath he brought abundance to the altars, according to the goodliness of his land, hath he made goodly statues.
Their idols, are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men, -
They who pour gold out of a purse, And who weigh silver in a balance, - Who hire a goldsmith that he may make it into a GOD, They adore, yea they bow down;
With silver and with gold, he decketh it, - With nails and with hammers, they fasten them, that it may not totter.
What hath a carved image, profited, though the fashioner thereof, carved it? a molten image, and a teacher of falsehood, - though the fashioner of his fashioned thing trusted therein? that men should make Dumb Nonentities!
Therefore shall the sword, rage, in his cities, and make an end of his multitudes, and consume them, - because of their counsels.
Ears, have they, but they hear not, Nose, - there is no breath in their mouth.
And the residue thereof, Into a GOD, he maketh, Into his carved image, - Adoreth it, and boweth down and prayeth unto it, And saith Deliver me, for, my GOD, thou art!
Assemble yourselves and come Draw near together, ye escaped of the nations, - They know not Who carry the wood of their carved image, And pray unto a GOD who cannot save.
Remember ye this and shew yourselves men, - Bring it back, ye transgressors, to your minds;
But at once, do they become brutish and stupid, - An example of utmost vanity, is, a tree!
Professing to be wise, they were made foolish,
1 Samuel 10:1
Then took Samuel a flask of oil, and poured out upon his head, and kissed him, - and said - Is it not, that Yahweh hath anointed thee over his inheritance, as leader?
1 Kings 19:18
Yet will I leave remaining in Israel, seven thousand, - all knees which have not bowed to Baal, and all mouths which have not kissed to him.
Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish by the way, for soon might be kindled his anger, - How happy are all who seek refuge in him!
But what saith unto him the response? I have left for myself seven thousand men, who, indeed, have not bowed a knee unto Baal.