He decorates it with silver and gold. It is fastened with hammer and nails, so it won't totter.
for the customs of the peoples are worthless. Someone cuts down a tree from the forest; [it is] worked by the hands of a craftsman with a chisel.
For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put cypress trees in the desert, elms and box trees together,
Ephraim, why should I have anything more to do with idols? It is I who answer and watch over him. I am like a flourishing pine tree; your fruit comes from Me.
The glory of Lebanon will come to you- [its] pine, fir, and cypress together- to beautify the place of My sanctuary, and I will glorify My dwelling place.
Like scarecrows in a cucumber patch, their idols cannot speak. They must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them for they can do no harm- and they cannot do any good.
"Do not set up an Asherah of any kind of wood next to the altar you will build for the Lord your God,
I will open rivers on the barren heights, and springs in the middle of the plains. I will turn the desert into a pool of water and dry land into springs of water.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
"The bricks have fallen, but we will rebuild with cut stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars."
Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
2 Kings 21:7
Manasseh set up the carved image of Asherah he made in the temple that the Lord had spoken about to David and his son Solomon, "I will establish My name forever in this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people.
and a man's enemies will be the members of his household.
There was a good and righteous man named Joseph, a member of the Sanhedrin,
and placed it in his new tomb, which he had cut into the rock. He left after rolling a great stone against the entrance of the tomb.
John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.
Entering the house, they saw the child with Mary His mother, and falling to their knees, they worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
You are to hold a sacred assembly on the first day and another sacred assembly on the seventh day. No work may be done on those [days] except for preparing what people need to eat-you may do only that.
"Look, I'm sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as harmless as doves.
and if the household is worthy, let your peace be on it. But if it is unworthy, let your peace return to you.
Don't fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; rather, fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Jesus sent out these 12 after giving them instructions: "Don't take the road leading to other nations, and don't enter any Samaritan town.
You will be hated by everyone because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.
These are the names of the 12 apostles: First, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
"Therefore, everyone who will acknowledge Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven.
Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward. And anyone who welcomes a righteous person because he's righteous will receive a righteous person's reward.
A disciple is not above his teacher, or a slave above his master.
Aren't two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father's consent.