"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.
"If you live by my statutes, obey my commands, and observe them,
I will separate you from your carved images and sacred pillars, and you no longer will worship what you've made with your hands.
The second beast was allowed to impart life to the image of the first beast so that the image of the beast could talk and order the execution of those who would not worship the image of the beast.
He declares his words to Jacob, his statutes and decrees to Israel.
"Now these are the commands, decrees, and ordinances that the LORD commanded me to teach you. Obey them in the land you are entering to possess,
I am the LORD your God. You are to follow my statutes, observe my ordinances, and keep them.
2 Kings 17:37
Furthermore, you are to be careful to observe forever the statutes, ordinances, law, and the commandment that he wrote for you. And you are not to fear other gods.
I am delighted with your statutes; I will not forget your word. Gimmel
The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring life. The testimony of the LORD is steadfast, making foolish people wise.
Meanwhile, Rachel had taken the idols, placed them inside the saddle of her camel, and sat on them. Laban searched through the whole tent, but found nothing.
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."
There you'll serve gods made by human hands, serving trees and stones that cannot see, hear, eat, nor smell.
And what great nation has all the decrees and righteous ordinances like all this teaching that I'm giving you today?
They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see.
1 Samuel 5:2
Then the Philistines took the Ark of God, brought it to the temple of Dagon, and placed it beside Dagon.
That statue had a head made of pure gold, with its chest and arms made of silver, its abdomen and thighs made of bronze,
Their idols are silver and gold, crafted by human hands.
Be sure to observe the commands of the LORD your God, his testimonies and his decrees that he gave you.
"You are not to craft for yourselves an idol or anything resembling what is in the skies above, or on earth beneath, or in the water sources under the earth.
1 Samuel 5:4
But when they got up the next morning, there was Dagon, lying on the ground again in front of the Ark of the LORD. Dagon's head and both of his arms were broken off and lying on the threshold. Only the trunk of Dagon was left intact.
But Lot's wife looked back as she lingered behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
The precepts of the LORD are upright, making the heart rejoice. The commandment of the LORD is pure, giving light to the eyes.
I'm going to do this because Abraham did what I told him to do. He kept my instructions, commands, statutes, and laws."
Teach me, LORD, about the way of your statutes, and I will observe them without fail.
For Ezra had set his heart to seek the Law of the LORD, to obey it, and to teach God's statutes and judgments in Israel.
"As you were watching, a rock was quarried but not with human hands and it struck the iron and clay feet of the statue, breaking them to pieces.
1 Corinthians 10:20
Hardly! What they offer, they offer to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to become partners with demons.
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.
So I gave them statutes that weren't good and ordinances by which they could not live.
and have thrown their gods into the fire but they are not gods, but rather the products of human hands, mere wood and stone. So the Assyrians destroyed them.
Those who craft them will become like them, as will all those who trust in them.
As for the wicked, God says, "How dare you recite my statutes or speak about my covenant with your lips!
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."
Your statutes are my songs, no matter where I make my home.
I told their children in the wilderness, "You are not to follow the statutes of your ancestors, observe their ordinances, or be defiled by their idols.
1 Corinthians 8:4
Now concerning eating food offered to idols: We know that no idol is real in this world and that there is only one God.
1 Corinthians 12:2
You know that when you were unbelievers, you were enticed and led astray to worship idols that couldn't even speak.
so that you, your children, and your grandchildren may fear the LORD your God. Keep all his decrees and commandments that I'm giving you every day of your life, so you may live a long time.
You keep Omri's statutes and observe the customs of the house of Ahab. Because you live according to their advice, I'll make you desolate and turn your inhabitants into an object of scorn. Therefore you will bear the shame of my people."