Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



You have put your bed on a high mountain: there you went up to make your offering.



What profit is the pictured image to its maker? and as for the metal image, the false teacher, why does its maker put his faith in it, making false gods without a voice? A curse on him who says to the wood, Awake! to the unbreathing stone, Up! let it be a teacher! See, it is plated with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all inside it.


Has any nation ever made a change in their gods, though they are no gods? but my people have given up their glory in exchange for what is of no profit.



Those who make a pictured image are all of them as nothing, and the things of their desire will be of no profit to them: and their servants see not, and have no knowledge; so they will be put to shame. Whoever makes a god, makes nothing but a metal image in which there is no profit.

But come near, you sons of her who is wise in secret arts, the seed of her who is false to her husband, and of the loose woman. Of whom do you make sport? against whom is your mouth open wide and your tongue put out? are you not uncontrolled children, a false seed, You who are burning with evil desire among the oaks, under every green tree; putting children to death in the valleys, under the cracks of the rocks? read more.
Among the smooth stones of the valley is your heritage; they, even they, are your part: even to them have you made a drink offering and a meal offering. Is it possible for such things to be overlooked by me? You have put your bed on a high mountain: there you went up to make your offering. And on the back of the doors and on the pillars you have put your sign: for you have been false to me with another; you have made your bed wide, and made an agreement with them; you had a desire for their bed where you saw it And you went to Melech with oil and much perfume, and you sent your representatives far off, and went as low as the underworld. You were tired with your long journeys; but you did not say, There is no hope: you got new strength, and so you were not feeble. And of whom were you in fear, so that you were false, and did not keep me in mind, or give thought to it? Have I not been quiet, keeping myself secret, and so you were not in fear of me? I will make clear what your righteousness is like and your works; you will have no profit in them.

O Lord, my strength and my strong tower, my safe place in the day of trouble, the nations will come to you from the ends of the earth, and say, The heritage of our fathers is nothing but deceit, even false things in which there is no profit. Will a man make for himself gods which are no gods?

What profit has a man if he gets all the world with the loss of his life? And what would a man give in exchange for his life?


Again, say to the children of Israel, If any man of the children of Israel, or any other man living in Israel, gives his offspring to Molech, he is certainly to be put to death: he is to be stoned by the people of the land;

Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king; he was ruling for sixteen years in Jerusalem. He did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord his God, as David his father did. But he went in the ways of the kings of Israel, and even made his son go through the fire, copying the disgusting ways of the nations whom the Lord had sent out of the land before the children of Israel.

Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he was ruling in Jerusalem for sixteen years; he did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord, like David his father: But he went in the ways of the kings of Israel and made images of metal for the Baals. More than this, he had offerings burned in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and made his children go through fire, copying the disgusting ways of the nations whom the Lord had sent out of the land before the children of Israel.

But come near, you sons of her who is wise in secret arts, the seed of her who is false to her husband, and of the loose woman. Of whom do you make sport? against whom is your mouth open wide and your tongue put out? are you not uncontrolled children, a false seed, You who are burning with evil desire among the oaks, under every green tree; putting children to death in the valleys, under the cracks of the rocks? read more.
Among the smooth stones of the valley is your heritage; they, even they, are your part: even to them have you made a drink offering and a meal offering. Is it possible for such things to be overlooked by me? You have put your bed on a high mountain: there you went up to make your offering. And on the back of the doors and on the pillars you have put your sign: for you have been false to me with another; you have made your bed wide, and made an agreement with them; you had a desire for their bed where you saw it And you went to Melech with oil and much perfume, and you sent your representatives far off, and went as low as the underworld. You were tired with your long journeys; but you did not say, There is no hope: you got new strength, and so you were not feeble. And of whom were you in fear, so that you were false, and did not keep me in mind, or give thought to it? Have I not been quiet, keeping myself secret, and so you were not in fear of me? I will make clear what your righteousness is like and your works; you will have no profit in them. Your false gods will not keep you safe in answer to your cry; but the wind will take them, they will be gone like a breath: but he who puts his hope in me will take the land, and will have my holy mountain as his heritage.



But come near, you sons of her who is wise in secret arts, the seed of her who is false to her husband, and of the loose woman. Of whom do you make sport? against whom is your mouth open wide and your tongue put out? are you not uncontrolled children, a false seed, You who are burning with evil desire among the oaks, under every green tree; putting children to death in the valleys, under the cracks of the rocks? read more.
Among the smooth stones of the valley is your heritage; they, even they, are your part: even to them have you made a drink offering and a meal offering. Is it possible for such things to be overlooked by me? You have put your bed on a high mountain: there you went up to make your offering. And on the back of the doors and on the pillars you have put your sign: for you have been false to me with another; you have made your bed wide, and made an agreement with them; you had a desire for their bed where you saw it And you went to Melech with oil and much perfume, and you sent your representatives far off, and went as low as the underworld. You were tired with your long journeys; but you did not say, There is no hope: you got new strength, and so you were not feeble. And of whom were you in fear, so that you were false, and did not keep me in mind, or give thought to it? Have I not been quiet, keeping myself secret, and so you were not in fear of me? I will make clear what your righteousness is like and your works; you will have no profit in them. Your false gods will not keep you safe in answer to your cry; but the wind will take them, they will be gone like a breath: but he who puts his hope in me will take the land, and will have my holy mountain as his heritage.