"You are not to make worthless idols, images, or pillars for yourselves, nor set up for yourselves carved images to bow down to them in the land, because I am the LORD your God.
Furthermore, you are not to erect for yourselves a sacred stone pillar, because the LORD your God detests these things.
All the men from Shechem and Beth-millo gathered together and set up Abimelech as king near the pillar erected in Shechem.
Likewise, the people of Israel will dwell a long time without a king, without a prince, without sacrifice, without sacred pillars, and with neither ephod nor teraphim.
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.
"Israel, the overgrown vine, bears fruit like itself; the more fruitful they become, the more altars they build. The better the land, the more ornate the stone idols.
I will separate you from your carved images and sacred pillars, and you no longer will worship what you've made with your hands.
1 Kings 14:23
They erected high places, sacred pillars, and Asherim for themselves on every high hill and under every green tree.
2 Kings 17:10
They set up pillars and Asherim on every high hill and in the shade of every green tree,
You are not to bow down to their gods or serve them. You are not to follow their practices, but you are to overthrow them completely and smash their sacred stones to pieces.
Rather, you are to tear down their altars, you are to smash their sacred pillars, and you are to cut down their sacred poles
This is what you are to do to them: tear down their altars, break their pillars, cut down their ritual pillars, and burn their carved idols in fire,
Tear down their altars, cut down their sacred poles, and burn them. Cut down the carved images of their gods to erase their memory from that place."
2 Kings 3:2
practicing evil in the LORD's presence, only not to the extent that his mother and father had done he forced abolition of the sacred pillar to Baal that his father had crafted.
2 Kings 10:26
from which they brought out the sacred pillars and burned them.
2 Kings 18:4
He removed the high places, demolished the sacred pillars, and tore down the Asherah poles. He also demolished the bronze serpent that Moses had crafted, because the Israelis had been burning incense to it right up until that time. Hezekiah called it a piece of brass.
2 Kings 23:14
He broke the pillars to pieces, cut down the Asherim, and filled their locations with human bones.
When Jacob got up early the next morning, he took the stone that he had used for his pillow, set it up as a pillar, drenched it with oil,
this stone that I've erected in the form of a pillar will be God's house, and I'll give you a tenth of everything that you give to me."
"Look!" Laban added, "Here is the stack of stones and here is the pillar that I've set up between you and me.
This stack is a witness, and so is this pillar, reminding me not to cross beyond this stack of stones, and reminding you not to pass by this stack in my direction, intending to cause harm.
Jacob erected a pillar of stone at that very place where God had spoken to him. He poured a drink offering over it, anointed it with oil,
Jacob erected a pillar over her grave, and that pillar stands over Rachel's grave to this day.
At that time, there will be an altar to the LORD of the Heavenly Armies in the heart of the land of Egypt, and a monument to the LORD at its border.
But Lot's wife looked back as she lingered behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
So Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. He got up early in the morning and built an altar with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel at the base of the mountain.
He will shatter the pillars of Heliopolis in the land of Egypt and will burn the temples of the gods of Egypt with fire."'"
Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field. They can't speak! They must always be carried because they can't walk! Don't be afraid of them because they can do no harm, nor can they do any good."
The LORD went in front of them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so they could travel both day and night.
Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.
they'll also proclaim to the inhabitants of this land that they've heard you're among this people, LORD, whom they've seen face to face, since your cloud stands guard over them. You've guided them with a pillar of cloud by day and with a pillar of fire by night.
You led them during the day by a pillar of cloud, and by a pillar of fire at night to provide light for them on the path they took.
You, in your great compassion, did not abandon them in the wilderness. The pillar of cloud did not leave them in daylight, in order to provide light for them on the path they took. Nor did the pillar of fire abandon them at night, in order to provide light for them and lead them on the path they took.
In the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the Egyptian camp through the pillar of fire and cloud, and he threw the Egyptian camp into confusion.
Then the angel of God, who was going in front of the camp of Israel, moved behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front of them and stood behind them,
When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stand at the doorway of the tent while God spoke with Moses.
When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the doorway of the tent, all of them would get up and prostrate themselves in worship, each one at the doorway of his tent.
I will display warnings in the heavens, and on the earth blood, fire, and columns of smoke.
Then I saw another powerful angel come down from heaven. He was dressed in a cloud, and there was a rainbow over his head. His face was like the sun, and his legs were like columns of fire.
2 Chronicles 31:1
At the conclusion of all of these activities, everybody in Israel who was in attendance traveled throughout the cities of Judah, broke down the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherim, and broke down the high places and altars throughout the territories of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh until they had eliminated all of them. Then the people of Israel went back to their cities and back to their work.
2 Chronicles 14:3
by removing the foreign altars and high places, tearing down the sacred pillars, cutting down the Asherim, and