And no one considers in his heart, no one has the knowledge or insight to say, "I burned half of it in the fire, and I baked bread on its coals, I roasted meat and I ate. Shall I make something detestable with the rest of it? Shall I bow down to a block of wood?"
Cross ReferencesDeuteronomy 27:15
Cursed is the man who makes a carved idol or molten image--which is detestable to the LORD, the work of the hands of a craftsman--and sets it up in secret.' And let all the people say, 'Amen!'
1 Kings 11:5
Solomon followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and Molech the abomination of the Ammonites.
1 Kings 11:7
At that time on a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites.
2 Kings 23:13
The king also desecrated the high places east of Jerusalem, to the south of the Mount of Corruption, which King Solomon of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians, for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites.
2 Kings 23:14
He smashed the sacred pillars to pieces, cut down the Asherah poles, and covered the sites with human bones.
Therefore My people will go into exile for their lack of understanding; their dignitaries are starving, and their masses are parched with thirst.
They cannot comprehend or understand, for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and closed their minds so they cannot understand.
Come, gather together, and draw near, you fugitives of the nations. Ignorant are those who carry idols of wood and pray to a god that cannot save.
Remember this and be brave; take it to heart, you transgressors!
Whoever slaughters an ox is like one who slays a man; whoever sacrifices a lamb is like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever presents a grain offering is like one who offers pig's blood; whoever offers incense is like one who praises an idol. Indeed, they have chosen their own ways and delighted in their abominations.
My people consult their wooden idols, and their divining rods inform them. For a spirit of prostitution leads them astray and they have played the harlot against their God.
Chapter Outline1. God comforts the church with his promises
7. The vanity of idols
9. And folly of idol makers
21. He exhorts to praise God for his redemption and omnipotence
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considereth in his heart.
1 Kings 11:5, 7
2 Kings 23:13
the stock of a tree.
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