Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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


Isaiah 40:19
The artificer cast the carved image, and the founder will spread it out with gold, and he smelted chains of silver.
Isaiah 41:6
They will help a man his neighbor, and he will say to his brother, Be strong.
Isaiah 44:12
The workman of iron with an axe also worked with coal, and he will cleave it with hammers, and will work with the arm of his strength: also he hungered and no strength: he drank not water and was wearied.
Isaiah 45:20
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.
Exodus 32:2
And Aaron will say to them, Break off the gold ear-rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons and your daughters, and bring to me.
Judges 17:3
And he will turn back the thousand and hundred of silver to his mother, and his mother will say, Consecrating, I consecrated the silver to Jehovah from my hand to my son, to make a carved thing and a molten: and now I will turn it back to thee.
1 Kings 12:28
And the king will consult and make two calves of gold, and he will say to them, Much for you going up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt
Jeremiah 10:3
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.
Hosea 8:4
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.
Habakkuk 2:18
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?
Acts 17:29
Being therefore the posterity of God, we ought not to think gold, or silver, or stone, an engraving of art, or meditation of man, the divinity to be like.

They fall

Isaiah 2:8
And their land will be full of nothings; they will worship to the work of their hand, to what their fingers made:
Isaiah 44:17
And its remainder he made for a god, for his carved image: he will fall down to it, and he will worship and pray to it, and say, Deliver me, for thou my god.
Daniel 3:5
In the time ye shall hear the voice of the horn, the pipe, the harp, the lyre, the psaltery, the bagpipe, and all sorts of music, ye shall fall and prostrate. yourselves to the image of gold that Nebuchadnezzar the king set up.

General references

Exodus 20:4
Thou shalt not make to thee a carved image, and every appearance that is in the heavens above, and that is in the earth beneath, and that is in the water under the earth.
Exodus 32:3
And all the people will break off the gold ear-rings which are in their ears, and they will bring to Aaron.
Exodus 34:17
Thou shalt make to thee no molten gods.
Isaiah 40:19
The artificer cast the carved image, and the founder will spread it out with gold, and he smelted chains of silver.