Idolatry
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Idolatry

strictly speaking denotes the worship of deity in a visible form, whether the images to which homage is paid are symbolical representations of the true God or of the false divinities which have been made the objects of worship in his stead. I. History of idolatry among the Jews. --The first undoubted allusion to idolatry or idolatrous customs in the Bible is in the account of Rachel's stealing her father's teraphim. (Genesis 31:19) During their long residence in Egypt the Israelites defiled themselves with the idols of the land, and it was long before the taint was removed. (Joshua 24:14; Ezekiel 20:7) In the wilderness they clamored for some visible shape in which they might worship the God who had brought them out of Egypt. (Exodus 32:1) ... until Aaron made the calf, the embodiment of Apis and emblem of the productive power of nature. During the lives of Joshua and the elders who outlived him they kept true to their allegiance; but the generation following who knew not Jehovah nor the works he had done for Israel, swerved from the plain path of their fathers and were caught in the toils of the foreigner. (Judges 2:1) ... From this time forth their history becomes little more than a chronicle of the inevitable sequence of offence and punishment. (Judges 2:12,14) By turns each conquering nation strove to establish the worship of its national God. In later times the practice of secret idolatry was carried to greater lengths. Images were set up on the corn-floors, in the wine-vats, and behind the doors of private houses, (Isaiah 57:8; Hosea 9:1,2) and to check this tendency the statute in (27:15) was originally promulgated. Under Samuel's administration idolatry was publicly renounced, (1 Samuel 7:3-6) but in the reign of Solomon all this was forgotten, even Solomon's own heart being turned after other gods. (1 Kings 11:14) Rehoboam perpetuated the worst features of Solomon's idolatry. (1 Kings 14:22-24) erected golden calves at Beth-el and at Dan, and by this crafty state? policy severed forever the kingdoms of Judah and Israel. (1 Kings 12:26-33) The successors of Jeroboam followed in his steps, till Ahab. The conquest of the ten tribes by Shalmaneser was for them the last scene Of the drama of abominations which had been enacted uninterruptedly for upwards of 250 years. Under Hezekiah a great reform was inaugurated, that was not confined to Judah and Benjamin, but spread throughout Ephraim and Manasseh. (2 Chronicles 31:1) and to all external appearances idolatry was extirpated. But the reform extended little below the surface. (Isaiah 29:13) With the death of Josiah ended the last effort to revive among the people a purer ritual. If not a purer faith. The lamp of David, which had long shed but a struggling ray, flickered for a while and then went out in the darkness of Babylonian Captivity. Though the conquests of Alexander caused Greek influence to be felt, yet after the captivity better condition of things prevailed, and the Jews never again fell into idolatry. The erection of synagogues had been assigned as a reason for the comparative purity of the Jewish worship after the captivity, while another cause has been discovered in the hatred for images acquired by the Jews in their intercourse with the Persians. II. Objects of idolatry .--The sun and moon were early selected as outward symbols of all-pervading power, and the worship of the heavenly bodies was not only the most ancient but the most prevalent system of idolatry. Taking its rise in the plains of Chaldea, it spread through Egypt, Greece, Scythia, and even Mexico and Ceylon. Comp. (4:19; 17:3; Job 31:20-28) In the later times of the monarchy, the planets or the zodiacal signs received, next to the sun and moon, their share of popular adoration. (2 Kings 23:5) Beast-worship, as exemplified in the calves of Jeroboam, has already been alluded to of pure hero-worship among the Semitic races we find no trace. The singular reverence with which trees have been honored is not without example in the history of the Hebrew. The terebinth (oak) at Mamre, beneath which Abraham built an altar, (Genesis 12:7; 13:18) and the memorial grove planted by him at Beersheba, (Genesis 21:33) were intimately connected with patriarchal worship. Mountains and high places were chosen spots for offering sacrifice and incense to idols, (1 Kings 11:7; 14:23) and the retirement of gardens and the thick shade of woods offered great attractions to their worshippers. (2 Kings 16:4; Isaiah 1:29; Hosea 4:13) The host of heaven was worshipped on the house-top. (2 Kings 23:12; Jeremiah 19:3; 32:29; Zephaniah 1:5) (The modern objects of idolatry are less gross than the ancient, but are none the less idols. Whatever of wealth or honor or pleasure is loved and sought before God and righteousness becomes an object of idolatry. --ED.) III. Punishment of idolatry . --Idolatry to an Israelite was a state offence, (1 Samuel 15:23) a political crime of the greatest character, high treason against the majesty of his king. The first and second commandments are directed against idolatry of every form. Individuals and communities were equally amenable to the rigorous code. The individual offender was devoted to destruction, (Exodus 22:20) his nearest relatives were not only bound to denounce him and deliver him up to punishment, (13:2-10) but their hands were to strike the first blow, when, on the evidence of two witnesses at least, he was stoned. (17:2-5) To attempt to seduce others to false worship was a crime of equal enormity. (13:6-10) IV. Attractions of idolatry . --Many have wondered why the Israelites were so easily led away from the true God, into the worship of idols. (1) Visible, outward signs, with shows, pageants, parades, have an attraction to the natural heart, which often fail to perceive the unseen spiritual realities. (2) But the greatest attraction seems to have been in licentious revelries and obscene orgies with which the worship of the Oriental idols was observed. This worship, appealing to every sensual passion, joined with the attractions of wealth and fashion and luxury, naturally was a great temptation to a simple, restrained, agricultural people, whose worship and law demands the greatest purity of heart and of life.--ED.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Image-worship or divine honour paid to any created object. Paul describes the origin of idolatry in Romans 1:21-25: men forsook God, and sank into ignorance and moral corruption (1:28).

The forms of idolatry are,

(1.) Fetishism, or the worship of trees, rivers, hills, stones, etc.

(2.) Nature worship, the worship of the sun, moon, and stars, as the supposed powers of nature.

(3.) Hero worship, the worship of deceased ancestors, or of heroes.

In Scripture, idolatry is regarded as of heathen origin, and as being imported among the Hebrews through contact with heathen nations. The first allusion to idolatry is in the account of Rachel stealing her father's teraphim (Genesis 31:19), which were the relics of the worship of other gods by Laban's progenitors "on the other side of the river in old time" (Joshua 24:2). During their long residence in Egypt the Hebrews fell into idolatry, and it was long before they were delivered from it (Joshua 24:14; Ezek. 20:7). Many a token of God's displeasure fell upon them because of this sin.

The idolatry learned in Egypt was probably rooted out from among the people during the forty years' wanderings; but when the Jews entered Palestine, they came into contact with the monuments and associations of the idolatry of the old Canaanitish races, and showed a constant tendency to depart from the living God and follow the idolatrous practices of those heathen nations. It was their great national sin, which was only effectually rebuked by the Babylonian exile. That exile finally purified the Jews of all idolatrous tendencies.

The first and second commandments are directed against idolatry of every form. Individuals and communities were equally amenable to the rigorous code. The individual offender was devoted to destruction (Exodus 22:20). His nearest relatives were not only bound to denounce him and deliver him up to punishment (Deuteronomy 13:20-10), but their hands were to strike the first blow when, on the evidence of two witnesses at least, he was stoned (Deuteronomy 17:2-7). To attempt to seduce others to false worship was a crime of equal enormity (13:6-10). An idolatrous nation shared the same fate. No facts are more strongly declared in the Old Testament than that the extermination of the Canaanites was the punishment of their idolatry (Exodus 34:15, 16; Deuteronomy 7; 12:29-31; 20:17), and that the calamities of the Israelites were due to the same cause (Jeremiah 2:17). "A city guilty of idolatry was looked upon as a cancer in the state; it was considered to be in rebellion, and treated according to the laws of war. Its inhabitants and all their cattle were put to death." Jehovah was the theocratic King of Israel, the civil Head of the commonwealth, and therefore to an Israelite idolatry was a state offence (1 Samuel 15:23), high treason. On taking possession of the land, the Jews were commanded to destroy all traces of every kind of the existing idolatry of the Canaanites (Exodus 23:24, 32; 34:13; Deuteronomy 7:5, 25; 12:1-3).

In the New Testament the term idolatry is used to designate covetousness (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13; Colossians 3:5; Ephesians 5:5).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The worship of idols, images, or anything which is not God; the worship of false gods.

2. (n.) Excessive attachment or veneration for anything; respect or love which borders on adoration.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
IDOLATRY

i-dol'-a-tri (teraphim, "household idols," "idolatry"; eidololatreia): There is ever in the human mind a craving for visible forms to express religious conceptions, and this tendency does not disappear with the acceptance, or even with the constant recognition, of pure spiritual truths (see IMAGES). Idolatry originally meant the worship of idols, or the worship of false gods by means of idols, but came to mean among the Old Testament Hebrews any worship of false gods, whether by images or otherwise, and finally the worship of Yahweh through visible symbols (Hosea 8:5, 6; Hosea 10:5); and ultimately in the New Testament idolatry came to mean, not only the giving to any creature or human creation the honor or devotion which belonged to God alone, but the giving to any human desire a precedence over God's will (1 Corinthians 10:14 Galatians 5:20 Colossians 3:5 1 Peter 4:3). The neighboring gods of Phoenicia, Canaan, Moab-Baal, Melkart, Astarte, Chemosh, Moloch, etc.-were particularly attractive to Jerusalem, while the old Semitic calf-worship seriously affected the state religion of the Northern Kingdom (see GOLDEN CALF). As early as the Assyrian and Babylonian periods (8th and 7th centuries B.C.), various deities from the Tigris and Euphrates had intruded themselves-the worship of Tammuz becoming a little later the most popular and seductive of all (Ezekiel 8:14)-while the worship of the sun, moon, stars and signs of the Zodiac became so intensely fascinating that these were introduced even into the temple itself (2 Kings 17:16; 2 Kings 21:3-7; 23:4, 12 Jeremiah 19:13 Ezekiel 8:16 Amos 5:26).

The special enticements to idolatry as offered by these various cults were found in their deification of natural forces and their appeal to primitive human desires, especially the sexual; also through associations produced by intermarriage and through the appeal to patriotism, when the help of some cruel deity was sought in time of war. Baal and Astarte worship, which was especially attractive, was closely associated with fornication and drunkenness (Amos 2:7, 8; compare 1 Kings 14:23 f), and also appealed greatly to magic and soothsaying (e.g. Isaiah 2:6; Isaiah 3:2; Isaiah 8:19).

Sacrifices to the idols were offered by fire (Hosea 4:13); libations were poured out (Isaiah 57:6 Jeremiah 7:18); the first-fruits of the earth and tithes were presented (Hosea 2:8); tables of food were set before them (Isaiah 65:11); the worshippers kissed the idols or threw them kisses (1 Kings 19:18 Hosea 13:2 Job 31:27); stretched out their hands in adoration (Isaiah 44:20); knelt or prostrated themselves before them and sometimes danced about the altar, gashing themselves with knives (1 Kings 18:26, 28; for a fuller summary see EB).

Even earlier than the Babylonian exile the Hebrew prophets taught that Yahweh was not only superior to all other gods, but reigned alone as God, other deities being nonentities (Leviticus 19:4 Isaiah 2:8, 18, 20; Isaiah 19:1, 3; 31:07:00; 44:9-20). The severe satire of this period proves that the former fear of living demons supposed to inhabit the idols had disappeared. These prophets also taught that the temple, ark and sacrifices were not essential to true spiritual worship (e.g. Jeremiah 3:16 Amos 5:21-25). These prophecies produced a strong reaction against the previously popular idol-worship, though later indications of this worship are not infrequent (Ezekiel 14:1-8 Isaiah 42:17). The Maccabean epoch placed national heroism plainly on the side of the one God, Yahweh; and although Greek and Egyptian idols were worshipped in Gaza and Ascalon and other half-heathen communities clear down to the 5th or 6th century of the Christian era, yet in orthodox centers like Jerusalem these were despised and repudiated utterly from the 2nd century B.C. onward.

See also GOLDEN CALF; GODS; IMAGES; TERAPHIM.

LITERATURE.

Wm. Wake, A Discourse concerning the Nature of Idolatry, 1688; W.R. Smith, Lectures on the Religion of the Semites; E.B. Tylor, Primitive Culture; J.G. Frazer, Golden Bough (3 vols); L.R. Farnell, Evolution of Religion, 1905; Baudissin, Studien zur semitischen Religionsgeschichte; Beathgen, Der Gott Israels u. die Gotter der Heiden, 1888.

Camden M. Cobern

Greek
1495. eidololatria -- image worship
... idol). Word Origin from eidolon and latreia Definition image worship NASB
Word Usage idolatries (1), idolatry (3). idolatry. From ...
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4203. porneuo -- to commit fornication
... fornication. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: porneuo Phonetic Spelling:
(porn-yoo'-o) Short Definition: I fornicate, practice idolatry Definition: I ...
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4202. porneia -- fornication
... Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: porneia Phonetic Spelling:
(por-ni'-ah) Short Definition: fornication, idolatry Definition: fornication ...
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2712. kateidolos -- full of idols
... wholly given to idolatry. From kata (intensively) and eidolon; utterly idolatrous --
wholly given to idolatry. see GREEK kata. see GREEK eidolon. ...
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946. bdelugma -- a detestable thing
... abomination. From bdelusso; a detestation, ie (specially) idolatry --
abomination. see GREEK bdelusso. (bdelugma) -- 4 Occurrences. ...
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896. Baal -- Baal, a Canaanite deity
... Baal. Of Hebrew origin (Ba'al); Baal, a Phoenician deity (used as a symbol of idolatry) --
Baal. see HEBREW Ba'al. (baal) -- 1 Occurrence. 895, 896. ...
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948. bdelussomai -- to detest
... abhor, abominable. From a (presumed) derivative of bdeo (to stink); to be disgusted,
ie (by implication) detest (especially of idolatry) -- abhor, abominable. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8655. teraphim -- (a kind of idol) perhaps household idol
... of uncertain derivation Definition (a kind of idol) perhaps household idol NASB
Word Usage household idol (2), household idols (10), idolatry (1), teraphim (2 ...
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206. Aven -- "wickedness," a contemptuous synonym for two places
... Aven. The same as 'aven; idolatry; Aven, the contemptuous synonym of three places,
one in Coele-Syria, one in Egypt (On), and one in Palestine (Bethel) -- Aven. ...
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2181. zanah -- to commit fornication, be a harlot
... commit adultery (usually of the female, and less often of simple fornication, rarely
of involuntary ravishment); figuratively, to commit idolatry (the Jewish ...
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8457. taznuth -- fornication
... cut down. Or taznuth {taz-nooth'}; from zanah; harlotry, ie (figuratively) idolatry --
fornication, whoredom. see HEBREW zanah. 8456, 8457. taznuth. 8458 . ...
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5079. niddah -- impurity
... From nadad; properly, rejection; by implication, impurity, especially personal
(menstruation) or moral (idolatry, incest) -- X far, filthiness, X flowers ...
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7750. sut -- to swerve, fall away
... permutation) cuwt {soot}; a primitive root; to detrude, ie (intransitively and
figuratively) become derelict (wrongly practise; namely, idolatry) -- turn aside ...
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2183. zenunim -- fornication
... whoredom. From zanah; adultery; figuratively, idolatry -- whoredom. see HEBREW
zanah. 2182, 2183. zenunim. 2184 . Strong's Numbers.
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868. ethnan -- the wages (of a harlot)
... hire, reward. The same as 'ethnah; a gift (as the price of harlotry or idolatry) --
hire, reward. see HEBREW 'ethnah. 867, 868. ethnan. 869 . Strong's Numbers
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7723. shav -- emptiness, vanity
... shav}; from the same as show' in the sense of desolating; evil (as destructive),
literally (ruin) or morally (especially guile); figuratively idolatry (as false ...
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7413. ramah -- height, high place
... high place. Feminine active participle of ruwm; a height (as a seat of idolatry) --
high place. see HEBREW ruwm. 7412, 7413. ramah. 7414 . Strong's Numbers
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Library

On Idolatry
On Idolatry. <. On Idolatry Tertullian. Translated by the Rev. S.
Thelwall. Table of Contents. Title Page. Chapter I.--Wide ...
//christianbookshelf.org/tertullian/on idolatry/

Whether the Cause of Idolatry was on the Part of Man?
... OF IDOLATRY (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether the cause of idolatry was on the part of
man? Objection 1: It would seem that the cause of idolatry ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the cause of idolatry.htm

Whether Idolatry is the Gravest of Sins?
... OF IDOLATRY (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether idolatry is the gravest of sins? Objection
1: It would seem that idolatry is not the gravest of sins. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether idolatry is the gravest.htm

What is Idolatry?
... Lord's Day 34 Question 95 What is idolatry? What is idolatry? Idolatry is,
instead of, or besides that one true God, who has manifested ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 95 what is idolatry.htm

Whether Idolatry is a Sin?
... OF IDOLATRY (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether idolatry is a sin? Objection 1: It would
seem that idolatry is not a sin. Nothing is a sin that ...
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On Idolatry
... DISPUTATION 23 ON IDOLATRY. RESPONDENT: JAPHET VIGERIUS I. It always has been,
and is now, the chief design of diabolical perverseness ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 1/disputation 23 on idolatry.htm

Of Idolatry (Four Articles)
... OF IDOLATRY (FOUR ARTICLES). We must now consider idolatry: under which
head there are four points of inquiry: (1) Whether idolatry ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/of idolatry four articles .htm

Idolatry: Origin and Meaning of the Name.
On Idolatry. <. ... Chapter III."Idolatry: Origin and Meaning of
the Name. Idol in ancient times there was none. Before ...
/.../tertullian/on idolatry/chapter iii idolatry origin and meaning.htm

Concerning Idolatry in Words.
On Idolatry. <. ... Chapter XX."Concerning Idolatry in Words. But,
however, since the conduct according to the divine rule ...
/.../tertullian/on idolatry/chapter xx concerning idolatry in words.htm

Spiritual Idolatry
... Second Series Sermon 78 Spiritual Idolatry. ... Therefore, this whole scheme of
happiness in retirement is idolatry, from beginning to end. ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 78 spiritual idolatry.htm

Thesaurus
Idolatry (14 Occurrences)
... Paul describes the origin of idolatry in Romans 1:21-25: men forsook God, and sank
into ignorance and moral corruption (1:28). The forms of idolatry are,. ...
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Idolatrous (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Of or pertaining to idolatry; partaking Of the nature Of idolatry; given
to idolatry or the worship Of false gods; as, idolatrous sacrifices. ...
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Jeremy (2 Occurrences)
... the king of the Babylonians, to make known to them what had been commanded him by
God." What follows is a satirical exposure of the folly of idolatry, and not ...
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Moon (70 Occurrences)
... of the moon in Eastern countries led to its being early an object of idolatrous
worship (Deuteronomy 4:19; 17:3; Job 31:26), a form of idolatry against which ...
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Apocalyptic
... the superior height of his artistic culture on all barbarians, and the influence
that culture had in the ruling classes tended to seduce the Jews into idolatry...
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Jehoahaz (22 Occurrences)
... Hazael had been selected, together with Jehu, as the instrument by which
the idolatry of Israel was to be punished (1 Kings 19:16). ...
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Jehoram (27 Occurrences)
... But Jehoram, becoming confident in his own power, sank into idolatry, and brought
upon himself and his land another Syrian invasion, which led to great ...
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Gods (310 Occurrences)
... Rulers 3. Gods of the Nations 4. Superiority of Yahweh to Other Gods 5. Regulations
Regarding the Gods of the Nations 6. Israel's Tendency to Idolatry II. ...
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Babylon (270 Occurrences)
... Rome, pagan and papal, is regarded as one power. "The literal Babylon was the beginner
and supporter of tyranny and idolatry...This city and its whole empire ...
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Malachi (2 Occurrences)
... to Yahweh. (3) Malachi 2:10-16, against idolatry and divorce. Some interpret ...
2:11). But idolatry and divorce were closely related. The people ...
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Concordance
Idolatry (14 Occurrences)

Acts 15:20
Yet let us send them written instructions to abstain from things polluted by connexion with idolatry, from fornication, from meat killed by strangling, and from blood.
(WEY)

Acts 17:16
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

1 Corinthians 10:14
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Galatians 5:20
idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies,
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Colossians 3:5
Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, depraved passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Peter 4:3
for sufficient to us 'is' the past time of life the will of the nations to have wrought, having walked in lasciviousnesses, desires, excesses of wines, revelings, drinking-bouts, and unlawful idolatries,
(See RSV NIV)

Leviticus 17:7
And they shall no more offer their sacrifices to idols, with which they have committed idolatry: This shall be a statute for ever to them throughout their generations.
(WBS)

Deuteronomy 31:16
And the LORD said to Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, and this people will rise up, and commit idolatry with the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
(WBS)

1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim. Because you have rejected the word of Yahweh, he has also rejected you from being king."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 9:22
It happened, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, "Is it peace, Jehu?" He answered, "What peace, so long as the prostitution of your mother Jezebel and her witchcraft abound?"
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 21:13
But hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit idolatry, like the idolatries of the house of Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father's house, who were better than thyself:
(WBS)

Ezekiel 14:4
Therefore, speak with them, and thou hast said unto them: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Every one of the house of Israel who causeth his idols to go up unto his heart, and the stumbling-block of his iniquity setteth over-against his face, and hath gone in unto the prophet -- I Jehovah have given an answer to him for this, for the abundance of his idols,
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 23:49
And they have put your wickedness on you, And the sins of your idols ye bear, And ye have known that I 'am' the Lord Jehovah!
(See RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 43:9
Now let them put away their prostitution, and the dead bodies of their kings, far from me; and I will dwell in the midst of them forever.
(See RSV)

Subtopics

Idolatry

Idolatry Idol

Idolatry is a Work of the Flesh

Idolatry is Changing the Glory of God Into an Image

Idolatry is Changing the Truth of God Into a Lie

Idolatry: A Virtual Forsaking of God

Idolatry: Abominable

Idolatry: Accompanied by Feasts

Idolatry: Adopted by Solomon

Idolatry: Adopted by the Wicked Kings

Idolatry: Ahab

Idolatry: Ahaz

Idolatry: All Forms of, Forbidden by the Law of Moses

Idolatry: All Heathen Nations Given up To

Idolatry: Altars Raised For

Idolatry: Amon

Idolatry: An Abomination to God

Idolatry: Angels Refuse to Receive the Worship of

Idolatry: Annual Feasts

Idolatry: Athenians

Idolatry: Belshazzar

Idolatry: Bloody

Idolatry: Captivity of Israel on Account of

Idolatry: Captivity of Judah on Account of

Idolatry: Consists in Bowing Down to Images

Idolatry: Consists in Covetousness

Idolatry: Consists in Fearing Other Gods

Idolatry: Consists in Looking to Other Gods

Idolatry: Consists in Sacrificing to Images

Idolatry: Consists in Sacrificing to Other Gods

Idolatry: Consists in Sensuality

Idolatry: Consists in Serving Other Gods

Idolatry: Consists in Setting up Idols in the Heart

Idolatry: Consists in Speaking in the Name of Other Gods

Idolatry: Consists in Swearing by Other Gods

Idolatry: Consists in Walking After Other Gods

Idolatry: Consists in Worshipping Angels

Idolatry: Consists in Worshipping Dead Men

Idolatry: Consists in Worshipping Demons

Idolatry: Consists in Worshipping Images

Idolatry: Consists in Worshipping Other Gods

Idolatry: Consists in Worshipping the Host of Heaven

Idolatry: Consists in Worshipping the True God by an Image

Idolatry: Curse Denounced Against

Idolatry: Defiling

Idolatry: Denunciations Against

Idolatry: Destruction of, Promised

Idolatry: Divination Connected With

Idolatry: Early Notice of, Amongst God's Professing People

Idolatry: Ephesians

Idolatry: Everything Connected With, should be Destroyed

Idolatry: Example of the Kings Encouraged Israel In

Idolatry: Exhortations to Turn From

Idolatry: Folly of

Idolatry: Forbidden

Idolatry: Great Prevalence of, in Israel

Idolatry: Hateful to God

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Adrammelech

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Anammelech

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Ashima

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Ashtoreth

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Baal

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Baal-Berith

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Baal-Peor

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Baalzebub

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Baal-Zephon

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Bel

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Chemosh

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Chiun

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Dagon

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Diana

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Huzzab

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Jupiter

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Mercury

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Merodach

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Molech or Milcom

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Nebo

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Nergal

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Nibhaz and Tartak

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Nisroch

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Queen of Heaven

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Remphan

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Rimmon

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Succothbenoth

Idolatry: Idols Mentioned in Scripture: Tammuz

Idolatry: Incompatible With the Service of God

Idolatry: Irrational

Idolatry: Israel

Idolatry: Jeroboam

Idolatry: Jezebel

Idolatry: Judah

Idolatry: Led the Heathen to Consider Their Gods to Have But a Local

Idolatry: Led the Heathen to Think That Their Gods Visited the Earth In

Idolatry: Led to Abominable Sins

Idolatry: Maachah

Idolatry: Making Idols for the Purpose of, Described and Ridiculed

Idolatry: Manasseh

Idolatry: Micah

Idolatry: Nebuchadnezzar

Idolatry: Objects of Angels

Idolatry: Objects of Animals

Idolatry: Objects of Brazen Serpent

Idolatry: Objects of Departed Spirits

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Abominations

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Dumb Idols

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Dumb Stones

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Gods That Cannot Save

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Gods That Have not Made the Heavens

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Graven Images

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Helpless

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Idols of Abomination

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Images of Abomination

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Molten Gods

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Molten Images

Idolatry: Objects of Described as New Gods

Idolatry: Objects of Described as No Gods

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Nothing

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Other Gods

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Senseless Idols

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Stocks

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Strange Gods

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Stumbling Blocks

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Teachers of Lies

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Vanities of the Gentiles

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Vanity

Idolatry: Objects of Described as Wind and Confusion

Idolatry: Objects of Earrings

Idolatry: Objects of Earthly Creatures

Idolatry: Objects of Gods of Egypt

Idolatry: Objects of Golden Calf

Idolatry: Objects of Images

Idolatry: Objects of Images of Angels

Idolatry: Objects of Net and Drag

Idolatry: Objects of Pictures

Idolatry: Objects of Pictures on Walls

Idolatry: Objects of Sun, Moon, and Stars

Idolatry: Objects of The Heavenly Bodies

Idolatry: Objects of, Carried in Procession

Idolatry: Objects of, Numerous

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped by Bowing to Them

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped by Burning Children

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped by Cutting the Flesh

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped by Kissing the Hand to Them

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped by Kissing Them

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped in Groves

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped in Private Houses

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped in Secret Places

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped in Temples

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped with Incense

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped with Libations

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped with Prayer

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped with Sacrifices

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped with Singing and Dancing

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped: On High Places

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped: On the Tops of Houses

Idolatry: Objects of, Worshipped: Under Trees

Idolatry: Obstinate Sinners Judicially Given up To

Idolatry: Other Customs of Bowing

Idolatry: Other Customs of Cutting the Flesh

Idolatry: Other Customs of Incense Burned on Altars

Idolatry: Other Customs of Kissing

Idolatry: Other Customs of Libations

Idolatry: Other Customs of Libations of Blood

Idolatry: Other Customs of Libations of Wine

Idolatry: Other Customs of Meat offerings

Idolatry: Other Customs of Music

Idolatry: Other Customs of Offered Burnt offerings

Idolatry: Other Customs of Peace offerings

Idolatry: Other Customs of Praise

Idolatry: Other Customs of Prayers to Idols

Idolatry: Other Customs of Singing and Dancing

Idolatry: Other Customs of Tithes and Gifts

Idolatry: People of Lystra

Idolatry: Philistines

Idolatry: Prophecies Relating To

Idolatry: Punishment of Banishment

Idolatry: Punishment of Dreadful Judgments Which End in Death

Idolatry: Punishment of Eternal Torments

Idolatry: Punishment of Exclusion from Heaven

Idolatry: Punishment of Judicial Death

Idolatry: Renounced on Conversion

Idolatry: Rites of, Obscene and Impure

Idolatry: Saints Preserved by God From

Idolatry: Saints Refuse to Receive the Worship of

Idolatry: Saints should Flee From

Idolatry: Saints should Keep From

Idolatry: Saints should not Covenant With Those Who Practise

Idolatry: Saints should not Have Anything Connected With in Their Houses

Idolatry: Saints should not Have Religious Intercourse With Those Who Practise

Idolatry: Saints should not Intermarry With Those Who Practise

Idolatry: Saints should not Partake of Any Thing Connected With

Idolatry: Saints should Refuse to Engage In, Though Threatened With Death

Idolatry: Saints should Testify Against

Idolatry: Sennacherib

Idolatry: Temples Built For

Idolatry: The Good Kings of Judah Endeavoured to Destroy

Idolatry: The Jews: Brought, out of Egypt With Them

Idolatry: The Jews: Followed the Assyrians In

Idolatry: The Jews: Followed the Canaanites In

Idolatry: The Jews: Followed the Moabites In

Idolatry: The Jews: Followed the Syrians In

Idolatry: The Jews: Forbidden to Practise

Idolatry: The Jews: Often Mixed Up, With God's Worship

Idolatry: The Jews: Practised, in Egypt

Idolatry: They Who Practise are Estranged from God

Idolatry: They Who Practise are Ignorant and Foolish

Idolatry: They Who Practise are Mad Upon It

Idolatry: They Who Practise are Vain in Their Imaginations

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Ask Counsel of Their Idols

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Boast of It

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Carried Away by It

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Defile the Sanctuary of God

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Forget God

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Forsake God

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Go After It in Heart

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Go Astray from God

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Hate God

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Have Fellowship With Devils

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Hold Fast Their Deceit

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Inflame Themselves

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Look to Idols for Deliverance

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Pollute the Name of God

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Provoke God

Idolatry: They Who Practise: Swear by Their Idols

Idolatry: Unprofitable

Idolatry: Vain and Foolish

Idolatry: Victims Sacrificed In, often Adorned With Garlands

Idolatry: Warnings Against

Idolatry: Warnings Against, and Punishments of

Idolatry: Wicked Practices of Human Sacrifices

Idolatry: Wicked Practices of Licentiousness of

Idolatry: Wicked Practices of Practices of, Relating to the Dead

Idolatry: Woe Denounced Against

Idolatry: Zeal Against: Asa

Idolatry: Zeal Against: Israel

Idolatry: Zeal Against: Jehoshaphat

Idolatry: Zeal Against: Josiah

Idolatry: Zeal Against: Manasseh

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Covetousness (22 Occurrences)

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Defilement (12 Occurrences)

Defile (63 Occurrences)

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Crimes (22 Occurrences)

Woman (4043 Occurrences)

Deuteronomy (1 Occurrence)

Crime (45 Occurrences)

Idolatries (3 Occurrences)

Zephaniah (11 Occurrences)

Heaven (653 Occurrences)

Images (158 Occurrences)

Wrath (503 Occurrences)

Judges (117 Occurrences)

Place (9195 Occurrences)

Gideon (45 Occurrences)

Anger (387 Occurrences)

Proselyte (2 Occurrences)

Wisdom (320 Occurrences)

Witchcraft (8 Occurrences)

Solomon (277 Occurrences)

Vile (59 Occurrences)

Unbridled (4 Occurrences)

Unholy (23 Occurrences)

Outbursts (5 Occurrences)

On (40792 Occurrences)

Ophrah (9 Occurrences)

Jealousies (2 Occurrences)

Jehoash (28 Occurrences)

Jehoiakim (37 Occurrences)

Greed (19 Occurrences)

Wholly (67 Occurrences)

Wise (422 Occurrences)

Wraths (1 Occurrence)

Image (126 Occurrences)

Impurity (42 Occurrences)

Instructions (47 Occurrences)

Inclinations (3 Occurrences)

Idol-house (1 Occurrence)

Immorality (38 Occurrences)

Innocent (97 Occurrences)

Innocence (10 Occurrences)

Insubordination (1 Occurrence)

Idolize (1 Occurrence)

Innocency (5 Occurrences)

Inordinate (2 Occurrences)

Flee (187 Occurrences)

Fits (2 Occurrences)

Timnath-heres (1 Occurrence)

Tiberias (3 Occurrences)

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