Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
But you are nothing, and your work is of no value: foolish is he who takes you for his gods.
Cursed is the man who makes any image of wood or stone or metal, disgusting to the Lord, the work of man's hands, and puts it up in secret. And let all the people say, So be it.
Shamed be all those who give worship to images, and take pride in false gods; give him worship, all you gods.
For that which is feared by the people is foolish: it is the work of the hands of the workman; for a tree is cut down by him out of the woods with his axe.
In that day men will put their images of silver and of gold, which they made for worship, in the keeping of the beasts of the dark places;
Truly, O Lord, the kings of Assyria have made waste all the nations and their lands,
Bel is bent down, Nebo is falling; their images are on the beasts and on the cattle: the things which you took about have become a weight to the tired beast.
Go, send up your cry for help to the gods of your selection; let them be your saviours in the time of your trouble.
1 Kings 18:26
So they took the ox which was given them, and made it ready, crying out to Baal from morning till the middle of the day, and saying, O Baal, give ear to us. But there was no voice and no answer. And they were jumping up and down before the altar they had made.
Has any nation ever made a change in their gods, though they are no gods? but my people have given up their glory in exchange for what is of no profit.
Are any of the false gods of the nations able to make rain come? are the heavens able to give showers? are you not he, O Lord our God? so we will go on waiting for you, for you have done all these things.
O Lord, my strength and my strong tower, my safe place in the day of trouble, the nations will come to you from the ends of the earth, and say, The heritage of our fathers is nothing but deceit, even false things in which there is no profit.
But you have been lifting yourself up against the Lord of heaven, and they have put the vessels of his house before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your women, have taken wine in them; and you have given praise to gods of silver and gold, of brass and iron and wood and stone, who are without the power of seeing or hearing, and without knowledge: and to the God in whose hand your breath is, and whose are all your ways, you have not given glory;
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.
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?
1 Corinthians 8:4
So, then, as to the question of taking food offered to images, we are certain that an image is nothing in the world, and that there is no God but one.
But in place of this he will give honour to the god of armed places, and to a god of whom his fathers had no knowledge he will give honour with gold and silver and jewels and things to be desired.
They have no knowledge or wisdom; for he has put a veil over their eyes, so that they may not see; and on their hearts, so that they may not give attention.
Give ear, you whose ears are shut; and let your eyes be open, you blind, so that you may see.
Send out the blind people who have eyes, and those who have ears, but they are shut.
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.
Those who make them are like them; and so is everyone who puts his faith in them.
Those who make them are like them; and so is everyone who puts his hope in them.
Seeming to be wise, they were in fact foolish,
2 Corinthians 4:4
Because the god of this world has made blind the minds of those who have not faith, so that the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, might not be shining on them.
Whose thoughts are dark, to whom the life of God is strange because they are without knowledge, and their hearts have been made hard;
For you at one time were dark, but now are light in the Lord: let your behaviour be that of children of light
All those who have gone against him will be put to shame; the makers of images will be made low.