40 Bible Verses about statues
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‘You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God.
If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out,
“I will cut off your carved images
And your sacred pillars from among you,
So that you will no longer bow down
To the work of your hands.
And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
He declares His words to Jacob,
His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.
“Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the Lord your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it,
I am the Lord your God; walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and observe them.
The statutes and the ordinances and the law and the commandment which He wrote for you, you shall observe to do forever; and you shall not fear other gods.
I shall delight in Your statutes;
I shall not forget Your word.
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
Now Rachel had taken the household idols and put them in the camel’s saddle, and she sat on them. And Laban felt through all the tent but did not find them.
You shall tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and burn their Asherim with fire, and you shall cut down the engraved images of their gods and obliterate their name from that place.
There you will serve gods, the work of man’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.
Or what great nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole law which I am setting before you today?
They have mouths, but they cannot speak;
They have eyes, but they cannot see;
Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it to the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon.
The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze,
Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of man’s hands.
You should diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and His testimonies and His statutes which He has commanded you.
“You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.
But when they arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. And the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off on the threshold; only the trunk of Dagon was left to him.
But his wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
because Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws.”
Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes,
And I shall observe it to the end.
For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.
You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them.
No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons.
You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces.
I also gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not live;
and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone. So they have destroyed them.
Those who make them will become like them,
Everyone who trusts in them.
But to the wicked God says,
“What right have you to tell of My statutes
And to take My covenant in your mouth?
“Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they,
And they cannot speak;
They must be carried,
Because they cannot walk!
Do not fear them,
For they can do no harm,
Nor can they do any good.”
Your statutes are my songs
In the house of my pilgrimage.
“I said to their children in the wilderness, ‘Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers or keep their ordinances or defile yourselves with their idols.
Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one.
You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led.
so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
“The statutes of Omri
And all the works of the house of Ahab are observed;
And in their devices you walk.
Therefore I will give you up for destruction
And your inhabitants for derision,
And you will bear the reproach of My people.”