Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

General references

Bible References

Deck

Psalm 115:4
Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of man’s hands.
Psalm 135:15
The idols of the nations are but silver and gold,
The work of man’s hands.
Isaiah 40:19
As for the idol, a craftsman casts it,
A goldsmith plates it with gold,
And a silversmith fashions chains of silver.

Fasten

Isaiah 41:6
Each one helps his neighbor
And says to his brother, “Be strong!”
Isaiah 44:12
The man shapes iron into a cutting tool and does his work over the coals, fashioning it with hammers and working it with his strong arm. He also gets hungry and his strength fails; he drinks no water and becomes weary.
Isaiah 46:7
“They lift it upon the shoulder and carry it;
They set it in its place and it stands there.
It does not move from its place.
Though one may cry to it, it cannot answer;
It cannot deliver him from his distress.

General references

Exodus 20:4
You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.
Isaiah 40:19
As for the idol, a craftsman casts it,
A goldsmith plates it with gold,
And a silversmith fashions chains of silver.