But I have a few things against you: You have some people there who follow the teaching of Balaam,
They have made me jealous
To make a contribution one selects wood that will not rot;
Gather together and come! Approach together, you refugees from the nations! Those who carry wooden idols know nothing, those who pray to a god that cannot deliver.
When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he was encouraged.
When you present your sacrifices
you are guilty because of the blood you shed and defiled by the idols you made. You have hastened the day of your doom;
All her carved idols will be smashed to pieces; all her metal cult statues will be destroyed by fire.
These nations are worshiping the Lord and at the same time serving their idols; their sons and grandsons do just as their fathers have done, to this very day.
Those who trust in idols will turn back and be utterly humiliated,
“So the time will certainly come
They will repay you for your obscene conduct, and you will be punished for idol worship.
The Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the temple of Dagon, where they positioned it beside Dagon.
“When they return to it, they will remove from it all its detestable things and all its abominations.
With the rest of it he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it and worships it. He prays to it, saying, ‘Rescue me, for you are my god!’
They consult their wooden idols, and their diviner’s staff answers with an oracle. The wind of prostitution blows them astray; they commit spiritual adultery
They made an image of a calf at Horeb, and worshiped a metal idol.
When you cry out for help, let your idols
Then your survivors will remember me among the nations where they are exiled. They will realize