Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



By this, then, Jacob's guilt will be atoned for, and this will be the full harvest that comes from the removal of his sin: when he makes all the altar stones like pulverized chalkstones, no Asherah poles or incense altars will be left standing.

"You are not to set up a sacred pole beside the altar of the LORD your God that you will build.

I will uproot your cultic gods from you, and I will tear down your cities.

They'll be ashamed of the oak trees that you desired; and you'll blush because of the gardens that you have chosen.

They will not look upon the altars, the products that their own fingers have made, and they will have no regard for Asherah poles or incense altars.


At that time, men will look upon their Maker, and their eyes will honor the Holy One of Israel. They will not look upon the altars, the products that their own fingers have made, and they will have no regard for Asherah poles or incense altars.


By this, then, Jacob's guilt will be atoned for, and this will be the full harvest that comes from the removal of his sin: when he makes all the altar stones like pulverized chalkstones, no Asherah poles or incense altars will be left standing.

Look! Here come riders, each man with a pair of horses!" They're shouting out the answer: "Babylon has fallen, has fallen, and they have shattered all the images of her gods on the ground!

I'll punish Bel in Babylon, and I'll make what he has swallowed come out of his mouth. The nations will no longer stream to him. Even the wall of Babylon will fall.

At that time, mankind will throw their silver and gold idols that their fingers have made as objects of worship to the moles and to the bats.

A message about Egypt: "Watch out! The LORD rides on a swift cloud, and is coming to Egypt. The idols of Egypt tremble before him, and the hearts of the Egyptians melt within them.

Their hearts are divided; from now on they are to be found guilty. God will tear down their altars, he will destroy their stone idols.

They're worthless, a work of mockery, and when the time of punishment comes, they'll perish.

"At that time," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "I will eliminate the names of the idols from the land, and they will not be remembered anymore. I will also force both prophet and demon to leave the land.

I'll pass through the land of Egypt that night and strike every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both people and animals. I'll execute judgments on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.

while they were burying their firstborn, whom the LORD had killed among them. The LORD also executed justice against their gods.

The LORD will incite them to terror, because he will cause all the gods of the earth to waste away. They will worship him, every person in his own home, including even the coastlands of the nations."

At that time, men will look upon their Maker, and their eyes will honor the Holy One of Israel. They will not look upon the altars, the products that their own fingers have made, and they will have no regard for Asherah poles or incense altars.

For at that time, everyone will throw away their idols of silver and their idols of gold that your hands have sinfully made for yourselves.


Tell this to them: "The gods who didn't make the heavens and the earth will perish from the earth and from these heavens."

Therefore, look, days are coming when I'll punish the idols of Babylon. Her entire land will be put to shame, and all her slain will fall in her midst.

"Therefore, look, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I'll punish her idols, and throughout her land the wounded will groan.

"Son of Man," the Lord GOD told me, "This is where my throne is, where I place the soles of my feet, and where I will live among the Israelis forever. The house of Israel will no longer defile my holy name neither they nor their kings by their unfaithfulness, by the lifeless idols of their kings on their funeral mounds, by their setting up their threshold too close to my threshold and their door post too close to my door post, with a wall between me and them. After all, they have defiled my holy name by the loathsome things that they did, so I devoured them in my anger. But now let them send their unfaithfulness that is, the lifeless idols of their kings far away from me, and I will live among them forever."

I will separate you from your carved images and sacred pillars, and you no longer will worship what you've made with your hands.


At that time, mankind will throw their silver and gold idols that their fingers have made as objects of worship to the moles and to the bats.

"At that time," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "I will eliminate the names of the idols from the land, and they will not be remembered anymore. I will also force both prophet and demon to leave the land.

They will not look upon the altars, the products that their own fingers have made, and they will have no regard for Asherah poles or incense altars.

Therefore, look, days are coming when I'll punish the idols of Babylon. Her entire land will be put to shame, and all her slain will fall in her midst.

I will separate you from your carved images and sacred pillars, and you no longer will worship what you've made with your hands.