Bible Verses about Idols, Idolatry, Idol Worship, False Idols & Having Idols – 21 Biblical Scripture Quotes. An encouraging list of Scriptures on Idols & Biblical Verses about Idolatry, including Bible Verses about Idols, Idols Worship, False Idols, Having Idols, & Modern Idols. What does the Bible say about Idols? Let’s explore The meaning of idolatry in the Bible, along with relevant examples. Idolatry occurs when we are Idolizing things or people, forgetting who our “core” is, putting other things or people before God in our lives.
Idol Meaning: An Idol is anything that takes the place of God in our lives. God is our source, God is our core, and we have to be extremely careful not to allow anything, no matter how important, to take the place of God in our lives. May God always be the priority in our lives – May Jesus always be our #1. May our lives always give honor and glory to His name – Amen.
Bible Verses about Idols, Idolatry, Idol Worship, False Idols & Having Idols
Idolatry in the Bible ~ Idolatry Examples:
An Idol is anything that takes the place of God in our lives. Examples of Modern Idols include the Idol of Arrogance & Pride ; The Idol of Materialism & Greed; and The Idol of Anger & Bitterness.
1 John 5:21, NLT Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.
Jonah 2:8, NIV Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.
1 Corinthians 10:14, ESV Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
Colossians 3:5, NIV Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
Ephesians 4:31, ESV Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
Isaiah 46:5, ESV To whom will you liken me and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be alike?
Psalm 96:4-6, MSG For God is great, and worth a thousand Hallelujahs. His terrible beauty makes the gods look cheap; Pagan gods are mere tatters and rags. God made the heavens – Royal splendor radiates from him, A powerful beauty sets him apart.
1 Chronicles 16:25, ESV For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods.
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More Bible Verses about Idols, Idolatry & Idol Worship
Deuteronomy 6:4, ESV Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
Colossians 2:18, NLT Don’t let anyone condemn you by insisting on pious self-denial or the worship of angels, saying they have had visions about these things. Their sinful minds have made them proud,
Romans 1:25, ESV Because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever!
John 4:23, ESV But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
Exodus 20:3-6, ESV You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
1 Chronicles 16:26, ESV For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.
Galatians 5:19-21, ESV Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Leviticus 19:4, ESV Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves any gods of cast metal: I am the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 12:32-13:4, ESV Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it. “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.
Jeremiah 11:12, ESV Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will go and cry to the gods to whom they make offerings, but they cannot save them in the time of their trouble.
Exodus 23:13, ESV Pay attention to all that I have said to you, and make no mention of the names of other gods, nor let it be heard on your lips.
Exodus 20:1-6, ESV And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Matthew 4:8-10, ESV Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.
Revelation 9:20-21, ESV The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
Leviticus 26:1, ESV You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God.
Isaiah 44:6-20, ESV Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen. Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.” All who fashion idols are nothing, and the things they delight in do not profit. Their witnesses neither see nor know, that they may be put to shame. Who fashions a god or casts an idol that is profitable for nothing?
1 Corinthians 10:14, NLT So, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols.
John 4:23, ESV But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. Amen.
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