Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.

Bible References

Lavish

Isaiah 40:19
The workman prepares the graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over with gold and casts silver chains.
Isaiah 41:6
Each one helped his neighbour; and each one said to his brother, Be of good courage.
Isaiah 44:12
The smith shall take the tongs; he shall work among the coals; he shall give it form with the hammers and bring forth in it the arm of his strength; though he is hungry and his strength fails: he shall not drink water, even if he faints.
Isaiah 45:20
Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, all ye that are escaped of the Gentiles. They have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image and pray unto the god that does not save.
Exodus 32:2
And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
Judges 17:3
And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had completely dedicated the silver unto the LORD from my hand for thee, my son, to make thee a graven image and a molten image; now therefore, I will restore it unto thee.
1 Kings 12:28
And having taken counsel, the king made two calves of gold and said unto the people, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
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.
Hosea 8:4
They have reigned, but not by me; they have made dominion, and I knew it not; of their silver and their gold they have made themselves idols that they may be cut off.
Habakkuk 2:18
Of what profit is the graven image that its maker has sculpted; the molten image, that teaches lies, so that in making dumb images the maker trusts in his work?
Acts 17:29
Being therefore of the lineage of God, we ought not to think that which is Divine is like unto gold or silver or stone, bearing the mark of art and man's imagination.

They fall

Isaiah 2:8
Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
Isaiah 44:17
the residue of it he turns into god, into his graven image; he humbles himself before it and worships it and prays unto it and says, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
Daniel 3:5
that when ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and of every musical instrument, ye are to fall down and worship the statue of gold that Nebuchadnezzar the king has raised up:

General references

Exodus 20:4
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath nor that is in the water under the earth.
Exodus 32:3
Then all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears and brought them unto Aaron,
Exodus 34:17
Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.
Isaiah 40:19
The workman prepares the graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over with gold and casts silver chains.