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.
Behold, ye are from nothing, and your work no more: an abomination he will choose in you.
Cursed the man, who shall make a graven and molten thing, an abomination of Jehovah, the work of the hand of the artificer, and put it in hiding: and all the people answered and said, Amen.
All serving a carved thing shall be ashamed, they boasting themselves in nothings; worship to him, all ye Gods.
For the laws of the peoples, this vanity: for they cut down a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.
In that day man shall cast the nothings of his silver and the nothings of his gold which they made for him to worship, to the digging of moles and to bats.
Indeed, O Jehovah, the kings of Assur laid waste all the lands, and their land;
Bel bent; Nebo bowed down; their images were for the beast and for the cattle: your gifts were carried; a lifting up to the weary.
Go and cry to the gods, which ye chose among them; they shall save for you in time of your straits.
1 Kings 18:26
And they will take the bullock which was given to them, and do, and they will call upon the name of Baal, from morning even to noon, saying, O Baal, answer us. And no voice, and none answered. And they will leap upon the altar which was made.
Did a nation change their gods, and they no gods? and my people changed their glory for what will not profit
Is there among the vanities of the nations those causing ruin? and if the heavens will give showers? Art not thou he, Jehovah our God? And we will wait for thee: for thou didst make all these.
O Jehovah, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in days of straits, to thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and they shall say, Surely our fathers inherited falsehood, vanity, and no receiving profit in them.
And against the Lord of the heavens thou didst lift up thyself; and for the vessels of his house they brought before thee, and thou and thy nobles, and thy wives, and thy concubines, drinking wine in them; and to the gods of silver and gold, brass, iron, wood, and stone, who see not, and hear not, and know not, thou didst praise: and to the God whom thy breath in his hand, and all thy ways to him, thou didst not honor.
They made kings, and not from me: and they made princes, and I knew not: their silver and their gold they made to them images to cut off.
What profited the carved image that he forming it carved it? the molten image and he teaching falsehood, that the former of his forming trusted upon it to make nothings being dumb?
1 Corinthians 8:4
Concerning food therefore of sacrifices to idols, we know that an idol nothing in the world, and that none other God but one.
And to the God of fortresses he shall do honor upon his place: and to a god which his fathers knew not he shall do honor with gold and with silver, and with precious stone, and with desires.
They will not know, and they will not discern: he spread over their eyes from seeing; their heart from considering.
Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, to see.
Bring forth the blind people, and there are eyes; and the deaf, and ears to them.
Assemble ye together and come; draw ye near together, the escaped of the nations: they knew not lifting up the wood of their carved image, and praying to God he will not save.
They making them shall be as they; all that trusted in them.
They making them shall be as they: every one who trusted in them.
Declaring themselves to be wise, they were fools,
2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the God of this world blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so that the enlightening of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, does not enlighten them.
Being darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God by ignorance being in them, by the hardness of their heart;
For ye were then darkness, and now light in the Lord: walk ye as children of light:
They were ashamed and also disgraced, all of them: together they went in shame the workmen of images.