Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Who, indeed, exchanged away the truth of God for the falsehood, and rendered worship and service unto the creature rather than unto the Creator, - who is blessed unto the ages. Amen!
Thus changed they my glory, for the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
Hath a nation, changed gods, although they were No-gods? Yet my people have changed my glory for that which could not profit!
Ye must take diligent heed, therefore unto your own souls, for ye saw no manner of form, on the day Yahweh spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire;
Thou shalt not make unto thee an image, any form that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
A mouth, have they, but they speak not, Eyes, have they, but they see not;
The idols of the nations, are silver and gold, the work of the hands of men:
Unto whom then can ye liken GOD? Or, what likeness, can ye compare unto him?
As for the carpenter, - He hath stretched out a line hath drawn it with a pencil, Hath made it with carving tools, With compasses, hath rounded it, - And so hath made it after the figure of a great man, After the beauty of a son of earth, that it may remain in a house!
So I went in. and looked, and lo! every similitude of creeping thing, and detestable beast, and all the manufactured gods of the house of Israel,- pourtrayed upon the wall round about on every side;
Being, then, offspring, of God, we ought not to be supposing that, unto gold or silver or stone, graven by art and device of man, the Divine, is like.
1 Corinthians 12:2
Ye know that, when ye were of the nations, unto the dumb idols, howsoever ye were being led, ye were seduced.
1 Peter 4:3
For, sufficient, is the bygone time - to have wrought out, the will of the nations, having gone on in wanton ways, covetings, wine-drinkings, revellings, drinking-bouts, and impious idolatries: -
And, the rest of mankind who were not slain by these plagues, repented not of the works of their hands, - that they should not do homage unto the demons, nor unto the idols of gold and of silver and of copper and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk;
And they called unto Lot and said to him, Where are the men who have come in unto thee tonight? Bring them forth unto us, and let us know them!
Thou shalt not make to thee an image, or any form, that is in the heavens above, - or that is in the earth beneath, - or that is in the waters beneath the earth: