40 Bible Verses about statues
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"'You must not make for yourselves idols, so you must not set up for yourselves a carved image or a pillar, and you must not place a sculpted stone in your land to bow down before it, for I am the Lord your God.
"'If you walk in my statutes and are sure to obey my commandments,
I will remove your idols and sacred pillars from your midst; you will no longer worship what your own hands made.
The second beast was empowered to give life to the image of the first beast so that it could speak, and could cause all those who did not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
He proclaims his word to Jacob, his statutes and regulations to Israel.
Now these are the commandments, statutes, and ordinances that the Lord your God instructed me to teach you so that you may carry them out in the land where you are headed
I am the Lord your God; follow my statutes, observe my regulations, and carry them out.
You must carefully obey at all times the rules, regulations, law, and commandments he wrote down for you. You must not worship other gods.
I find delight in your statutes; I do not forget your instructions.
The law of the Lord is perfect and preserves one's life. The rules set down by the Lord are reliable and impart wisdom to the inexperienced.
(Now Rachel had taken the idols and put them inside her camel's saddle and sat on them.) Laban searched the whole tent, but did not find them.
You must tear down their altars, shatter their sacred pillars, burn up their sacred Asherah poles, and cut down the images of their gods; you must eliminate their very memory from that place.
There you will worship gods made by human hands -- wood and stone that can neither see, hear, eat, nor smell.
And what other great nation has statutes and ordinances as just as this whole law that I am about to share with you today?
They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see,
The Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the temple of Dagon, where they positioned it beside Dagon.
As for that statue, its head was of fine gold, its chest and arms were of silver, its belly and thighs were of bronze.
Their idols are made of silver and gold -- they are man-made.
Keep his commandments very carefully, as well as the stipulations and statutes he commanded you to observe.
"You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water below.
But when they got up early the following day, Dagon was again lying on the ground before the ark of the Lord. The head of Dagon and his two hands were sheared off and were lying at the threshold. Only Dagon's body was left intact.
But Lot's wife looked back longingly and was turned into a pillar of salt.
The Lord's precepts are fair and make one joyful. The Lord's commands are pure and give insight for life.
All this will come to pass because Abraham obeyed me and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."
(He) Teach me, O Lord, the lifestyle prescribed by your statutes, so that I might observe it continually.
Now Ezra had dedicated himself to the study of the law of the Lord, to its observance, and to teaching its statutes and judgments in Israel.
You were watching as a stone was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its iron and clay feet, breaking them in pieces.
No, I mean that what the pagans sacrifice is to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons.
"You must not bow down to their gods; you must not serve them or do according to their practices. Instead you must completely overthrow them and smash their standing stones to pieces.
I also gave them decrees which were not good and regulations by which they could not live.
They have burned the gods of the nations, for they are not really gods, but only the product of human hands manufactured from wood and stone. That is why the Assyrians could destroy them.
Those who make them will end up like them, as will everyone who trusts in them.
God says this to the evildoer: "How can you declare my commands, and talk about my covenant?
Such idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field. They cannot talk. They must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them because they cannot hurt you. And they do not have any power to help you."
Your statutes have been my songs in the house where I live.
"'But I said to their children in the wilderness, "Do not follow the practices of your fathers; do not observe their regulations, nor defile yourselves with their idols.
With regard then to eating food sacrificed to idols, we know that "an idol in this world is nothing," and that "there is no God but one."
You know that when you were pagans you were often led astray by speechless idols, however you were led.
and that you may so revere the Lord your God that you will keep all his statutes and commandments that I am giving you -- you, your children, and your grandchildren -- all your lives, to prolong your days.
You implement the regulations of Omri, and all the practices of Ahab's dynasty; you follow their policies. Therefore I will make you an appalling sight, the city's inhabitants will be taunted derisively, and nations will mock all of you."