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of their gods, and the people did eat, and See Deut. xxxii. 12. Josh. ii. 12. Dan. bowed down to their gods. And Israel iii. 12. joined himself to Baal-peor, and the an. ger of the Lord was kindled against Is- CXLIII. Transgressors of this com. rael. And the Lord said to Moses, Take mandment among the people of Israel, and all the heads of the people, and hang the enticers thereto, to be put to death by them up before the Lord.—Ver. 8, 9. the hands of men. The plague was stayed. Those that Deut. xii. 1. 5. If there arise among died in the plague were twenty and four you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, thousand.
and giveth a sign or a'wonder, and the Judg. i. 21. 27 to 34. They did not sign or the wonder come to pass, where drive out the inhabitants.
of he spake, saying, Let us go after other ii. 144. The angel of the Lord said, gods; that prophet, or that dreamer, shall Ye have not obeyed my voice; wherefore be put to death. Ch. xviii. 20. 1 Sam. I will not drive them out before you, but xxvi. 19. they shall be as thorns in your sides, and xiii. 6. 8. If thy brother, the son of their gods shall be a snare unto you. thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or When the angel of the Lord spake these the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend which words, the children of Israel lift up their is as thine own soul, entice thee, saying, voice and wept.
Let us go and serve other gods; thou shalt iii. 6. The children of Israel dwelt not consent unto him, neither shalt thine among the Canaanites, and they took their eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, daughters to be their wives, and gave neither shalt thou conceal him, but thou their daughters to their sons, and served shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be their gods.Ver. 8. Therefore the anger first upon him to put him to death, and of the Lord was kindled against Israel, afterward the hand of all the people. and he sold them into the hand of the Ver. 12–16. If thou shalt hear say, in king of Mesopotamia.
one of thy cities, Certain men, the chil. 1 Kings xi. 1. Solomon loved many dren of Belial, are gone out, and have strange wives.-Ver. 4. When he was withdrawn the inhabitants of the city, old his wives turned away his heart af saying, Let us go serve other gods; then ter other gods.-Ver. 9. And the Lord thou shalt make search diligently, and if was angry with Solomon, and said I it be truth, thou shalt smite the inhabitwill rend the kingdom from thee. Ver. ants of that city with the edge of the 11. 33.
sword, and destroy it utterly; it shall be xvi. 31. Ahab took to wife Jezebel, the an heap for ever. Deut. xvii. 2 to 8. 1 daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zido- Kings xviii. 40. Job xxxi. 11. nians. Ch. xxi. 25. There was none like unto Ahab which did sell himself to CXLIV. Threatenings against strange work wickedness, whom Jezebel his wife gods. Exod. xii. 12. Against the gods of stirred up.
Egypt will I execute judgment. Numb. 2 Kings v. 17, 18. Naaman asks par- xxxiii
. 4. Upon the gods of Egypt the don for being present at idolatrous wor. Lord executed judgment. ship, though he joined not in it.
Zeph. ii. 11. The Lord will famish all
the gods of the earth. CXLII. Strange gods to be put away. Gen. xxxv. 2. Jacob said unto his house. CXLV. Strange gods are ranity. Judg. hold, Put away the strange gods that are vi. 31. Joash said, If Baal be a god let among you. Ver. 4. Jos. xxiv. 14. 23. him plead for himself. 1 Sam. vii. 3.
1 Kings xviii. 21. Elijah said, If the Judges x. 16. They put away the Lord be God, follow him; but if Baal, strange gods, and serve the Lord; and then follow him. his soul was grieved for the misery of Ver. 27. Elijah mocked the priests of Isracl.
Baal, saying, Cry aloud: for he is a god: 1 Kings xxiii. 4, 5. Josiah put down either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or the idolatrous priests. See to ver. 26. he is in a journey, or peradventure he
2 Chron. xxxiii. 15. Manasseh put sleepeth and must be awaked.-Ver. 29. away the strange gods.
There was neither voice nor any to answer. Hos. xiv. 3. Neither will we say to 2 Kings xix. 18. They were no gods. the work of our hands, Ye are our gods. Ch. xviii. 35.
1 Chron. xvi. 26. All the gods of the people, because of the calf which Aaron people are idols.
made. Isa. xli. 23. Shew the things to come 1 Kings xiv. 9. Thou (Jeroboam] hast hereafter, that we may know that ye are made thee molten images, to provoke me gods. Ver. 24.
to anger.-Ver. 10. I will bring evil upon Acts xix. 26. Paul persuaded, saying, the house of Jeroboam. Ch. xvi. 3. That they are no gods that are made with 1 Kings xiv. 22, 23. Judah did evil in hands.
the sight of the Lord, and they provoked Rom. i. 25. They served and worship- him to jealousy with their sins. They ped the creature.
built them high places, and images, and Gal. iv. 8. Did service to them which groves, on every high hill, and under by nature are no gods.
every green tree.-Ver. 25, 26. And it CXLVI. Against inquiring concerning came to pass that Shishak, king of Egypt, future events, from those who by nature came against Jerusalem: And he took are no gods. Isa. xli. 23. Shew the things away the treasures of the house of the to come hereafter, that we may know Lord, and the treasures of the king's that ye are gods.
house; he took away all the shields of 2 Kings i. 2. Ahaziah sent to inquire gold, which Solomon had made. of the god of Ekron if he should recover.
2 Kings xvii. 16–18. They made mol. -Ver. 4. Therefore, thus saith the Lord, ten images, even two calves, and made a Thou shalt surely die.
grove, and worshipped all the host of Instance. Saul. 1 Sam. xxviii. 7.-His heaven, and served Baal. They caused punishment, 1 Chron. x. 13.
their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and
enchantments. Therefore the Lord was COMMANDMENT SECOND.
angry with Israel, and removed them out CXLVII. Images, the use of them for- of his sight. Ver. 20. bidden, with preventive threatenings. 2 Chron, xxviii. 2. Ahaz made molten Exod. xx. 4. Thou shalt not make unto images for Baalim. He burnt his chilthee any graven image, nor any likeness dren in the fire, after the abomination of of any thing that is in heaven above, or the heathen, &c.-Ver. 5. Wherefore the that is in the earth beneath, or that is in Lord delivered him into the hands of the the waters under the earth: Thou shalt king of Assyria. not bow down to them, nor serve them : xxxiii. 7. Manasseh set a carved image for I the Lord thy God, am a jealous in the house of God.-Ver. 9. He made God. Chap. xxxiv. 17. Lev. xix. 4.—xxvi. Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem 1. 30. Deut. iv. 16, 17, 18, 19. 25.v.8. to err.-Ver. 11. Wherefore the Lord -xvi. 22.
brought upon them the captains of the Deut. xxvii. 15. Cursed be the man host of the king of Assyria, which took that maketh a graven or a molten image, Manasseh and bound him with fetters, an abomination to the Lord.
and carried him to Babylon. 2 Kings Ps. xcvii. 7. Confounded be all they xxi. 7. 12. that serve graven images.
Ver. 22. Amon sacrificed to all carved Isa. xlii. 8. My glory will I not give images.Ver. 24. And his servants conto another; nor my praise to graven spired against him, and slew him. images.
Ps. lxxviii. 58, 59. They provoked Rev. xiv. 9, 10. If any man worship him to anger with their high places, and the beast or his image, the same shall moved him to jealousy with their graven drink of the wine of the wrath of God, images. And God was wroth, and greatly which is poured out without mixture into abhorred Israel.-Ver. 62. He gave his the cup of his indignation, and he shall people over to the sword. be tormented with fire and brimstone, in Isa. viii. 19. 22. Why have they prothe presence of the holy angels, and in the voked me to anger with their graven presence of the Lamb, &c.
images? Why is not the health of the
daughter of my people restored ? CXLVIII. God's judgments upon the Jer. I. 37, 38." A sword is upon their breakers of this commandment.
For it is a land of graven Exod. xxxii. 4. Aaron made a molten images; they are mad upon their images. calf. Deut. ix. 12. 16. Neh. xxxv. 9. Ezek. vii. 20. They made the images 13. Ps. cvi. 19. The Lord plagued the of their abominations in the house of the Lord. Ver. 21. I will give it into the silver, or stone, graven by art and man's hands of the wicked for a spoil, and they device. shall spoil it. Ch. vi. 4.-v. 13.
Images are vanity. Isa. xl. 19, 20,viii. 12. Seest thou what the ancients xli. 29. xliv. 9, 10 to 18.-xlv. 20. Jer, of Israel do in the dark, every one in x. 8. 14. Hab. ii. 18, 19. the house of his imagery.-Ver. 18. Therefore will I deal in fury, mine eye CL. They were commanded to be broken. shall not spare, neither will I have pity; Lev. vii. 25. Ye shall destroy their altars, though they cry in mine ears with a loud and break down their images, and cut voice, yet will I not hear them.
down their groves, and burn their graven xvi. 17. 20. Thou madest thyself images with fire. images, (See to ver. 30.) Therefore I Numb. xxxiii. 52. Ye shall drive out have delivered thee into the hand of them all the inhabitants of the land from before that hate thee.
you, and destroy all their pictures, and See Ezek. xxxiii. throughout; Israel's destroy all their molten images, and quite apostacy and punishment.
pluck down all their high places. Exod. Dan. iii. 1. 5. The king made an xxiii. 24.-xxxiv. 13. Deut. vii. 5, 23. image. He commanded to worship it. Isa. xxx. 22.-xvii. 8. Ch. iv. 25. They sball drive thee from among men; thy dwelling shall be with CLI. Images were broken down. Exod. the beast of the field.
xxxii. 20. Moses burnt the calf which Hos. x. 1. According to the goodness they had made in the fire. of his land they have made goodly im. 2 Sam. v. 21. David burnt their images. ages.--Ver. 17. It is my desire that I 2 Kings iii. 2. Jehoram put away the should chastise them. Ch. iii. 4. images of Baal. xi. 2. They sacrificed unto Baalim,
Jehu and his men burnt the and burnt incense to graven images.- images of Baal. Ch. xi. 18. Ver. 5. The Assyrian shall be his king. xviii. 4. Hezekiah removed the high
xiii. 2. They sin more and more, and places, and brake the images, and cut down have made them molten images of their the groves, and brake in pieces the brazen silver.-Ver. 3. Therefore they shall be serpent which Moses had made, for the as the chaff that is driven with the whirl children of Israel did burn incense to it. wind.
xxiii. 14. Josiah brake in pieces the Amos v. 26. Ye have borne the taber- images, and cut down the groves, &c. nacle of your Moloch, and Chiun, your Ver. 19. 24. images.- Ver. 27. Therefore will I cause 2 Chron. xiv. 3. Asa brake down their you to go into captivity,
images. Ver. 5. Rom. i. 23, 24. They changed the glory of God into an image. Wherefore God CLII. Instances of images used by a pos. gave them up, &c.
tates, as outward symbols in worship oferSee Rev. xiii. 14.-xix. 20.-xvi. 2. ed to the true God. Exod. xxxii. 4, 5. To See also Lev. xxvi. 14. 30. Isa. xxi. 9.- the golden calf. Neh.ix. 18. Judg. xvii. 3. xxvii. 9. Jer. xliii. 10. 13.-. 2.-li. 47. Micah's image. Ver. 13. Ch. xviii. 31. 1 52. Ezek. vi. 4. 6.-xxx. 13. Hos. iii. 4. Kings xii. 26 to 33. Jeroboam's calves.
CXLIX. Images, no representation of CLIII. Worship to images refused, God. Deut. iv. 12. The Lord spake unto though commanded by kings. Dan. iii. 18. you out of the midst of the fire, ye heard Refused by Shadrach, Meshech and Abedo the voice of the words, but saw no man- nego. ner of similitude.--Ver. 15, 16. Take 1 Kings xix. 4. By seven thousand in therefore heed unto yourselves, lest ye Israel. Rom. xi. 4. Rev. xv. 2.-5x. 4. corrupt yourselves, and make you a gra. ven image, the similitude of any figure, CLIV. Threats against idols and idol. the likeness of male or female. Ver. 17, aters. Isa. ii. 8, 9. Their land is full of 18, 19.
idols: they worship the work of their own Isa. xl. 18. To whom will ye liken hands, that which their own fingers hare God, or what likeness will ye compare made. The mean man boweth down, and unto him. Ver. 25. Ch. xlvi. 5.
the great man humbleth himself, there. Acts xvii. 29. We ought not to think fore forgive them not. Ch. xxvii. 11. that the Godhead is like unto gold or Ver. 18. The idols he shall utterly abolish. Ver. 20, 21. In that day shall x. 7. Neither be ye idolaters, as some a man cast his idols of silver, and his idols of the Jews were.-Ver. 14. Flee from of gold, which they made, each one for idolatry. himself to worship, to the moles and to 2 Cor. vi. 16. What agreement hath the bats; to go into the clifts of the rocks, the temple of God with idols ? and into the tops of the ragged rocks, 1 John v. 21. Little children, keep for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of yourselves from idols. his majesty, when he ariseth to shake Idols are vanity. See Isa. xlvi. 1.terribly the earth.
xlviii. 5. Ezek. viii. 6. Zech. x. 2.-Idol. Isa. xix. 1. The Lord rideth upon a atries abominable, 1 Pet. iv.3.—Sacrificing swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: to devils, 1 Cor. x. 20. Rev. ix. 20. the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence.-Ver. 3. They shall seek to CLVI. God's judgments upon idolaters. the idols, and to the charmers, and to them Ps. cvi. 25, 26. They learned the works that have familiar spirits, and to the wiz- of the heathen; and served their idols.ards. See to ver. 18. Their punishment. Ver. 40. Therefore was the wrath of the
xlv. 16. They shall go to confusion, Lord kindled against his people. See Isa. that are makers of idols.
ii. 8, 9. and to ver. 22. Zeph. i. 3. I will consume, saith the Isa. lvii. 4, 5. Are ye not children of Lord, the stumbling-blocks with the transgression, a seed of falsehood; in. wicked. Ezek. xiv. 4. 7.
flaming yourselves with idols.Ver. 10. Ver. 4, 5. I will cut off the remnant Thou art wearied in the greatness of of Baal from this place; and them that thy way.-Ver. 12. Thy works shall not worship the host of heaven, and that swear profit thee. by the Lord, and that swear by Malchaın. Ezek. vi. 5. I will lay the dead car. See threats to ver. 18.
casses of the children of Israel before Zech. xiii. 2. Thus saith the Lord, I their idols. Ver. 6. 9. 13. will cut off the names of idols out of the viii. 10. I saw the idols of Israel porland of Egypt. Ezek. xxx. 12.
trayed upon the wall.-Ver. 18. I will 1 Cor. vi. 9. Idolaters shall not enter deal in fury; mine eye shall not spare. into the kingdom of heaven. Eph. v. 5. xiv. 3. These men have set up their
Rev. xxi. 4. Idolaters shall have their idols in their heart.- Ver. 4, 5. Thus portion in the lake which burneth with saith the Lord, every man of the house fire and brimstone.
of Israel, that setteth up his idols in his xxii. 15. Without the heavenly Jeru. heart, and cometh to the prophet, I the salem] are dogs, and sorcerers, and Lord will answer him that cometh acwhoremongers, and murderers, and idol- cording to the multitude of his idols : aters, &c.
that I may take the house of Israel
in their own heart, because they are CLV. Promises, warnings, and exhort- estranged from me through their idols.ations against idolatry. Ezek. xviii. 6. Ver. 6. 8, 9. 9. If a man be just, and hath not lift up Ver. 36. 38. Thus saith the Lord God, his eyes to idols, he shall live.-Ver. 17. Because thy filthiness was poured out, He shall not die for the iniquity of his and thy nakedness discovered through father.
thy whoredoms, with thy lovers, and with xxxvi. 25. From all your idols will I all the idols of thine abominations: I will cleanse you. Ch. xxxvii. 23. Isa. xxxi. judge thee as a woman that breaketh 7.-xxvii. 9.
wedlock. Ver. 37. Acts xv. 20. Write to them, that they xx. 7. Then said I, Defile not your. abstain from idolatry.-Ver. 29. That selves with idols; but they rebelled they abstain from meats offered to idols. against me.-Ver. 8. Then said I, I will Ch. xxi. 25. Rer. ii. 14. 20.
pour out my fury upon them. See to 1 Cor. v. 11. I have written unto you, ver. 40. If any man that is called a brother, be a xxii. 3. Thus saith the Lord, Thy city fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or maketh idols against herself to defile a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, herself.—Ver. 4. Therefore have I made with such a one do not eat.
thee a reproach. See Chap. xxiii. through. Against eating with idolaters at their out. sacrifices, see 1 Cor. viii. 4 to 14. Ch. x. Xxxiii. 25. Thus saith the Lord, Ye 19, 20.
| lift up your eyes unto your idols, and 27, 28.
shall ye possess the land ? See also ver. Deut. xviii. 10–12. There shall not
be found among you, one that useth diri. Ezek. xxxvi. 18. I poured out my fury nation, or an observer of times, or an en. upon them because of their idols. chanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a
xliv. 10. Israel went astray from me consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizafter their idols.- Ver. 12. Therefore have ard, or a necromancer: for all these things I lift up mine hand against them. are an abomination to the Lord.
Hos. iv. 17. Ephraim is joined to idols, See Instances. Balaam, Numb. xxiv. let him alone.
1.-Israel, 2 Kings xvii. 17. Isa. xlvii. 9. In the following places, and most of 12:- Manasseh, 2 Kings xxi. 6. Exod. those quoted from Ezek. idolatry is re- vii. 11. 22.-viii. 7. 18. Jer. xxvii. 29. proved and threatened, under the name of Gal. v. 20. The works of the flesh are, whoredom, filthiness, and abomination, witchcrafts. See 1 Sam. xv. 23. 2 Kings viz. Hos. i. 2.-ii. 2.-iv. 10. 13.—v. 3.- ix. 22. 2 Chron. xxxiii. 6. Mic. v. 12. vi. 10.-ix. 1. Nah. iii. 4. Rev. xvii. 1. Nah. iii. 4, 5. 15.—xix. 2. Idolatry to be purged. See Commandment first.
CLXII. Wizards. Lev. xix. 31. Regard
not them that have familiar spirits, neither CLVII. Upon magicians. Exod. 7th, seek after wizards to be defiled with them. 8th, and 9th chapters. Dan. ii. 2.
xx. 6. The soul that turneth after such Sorcerers. Mal. ij. 5. I will be a swift I will surely cut him off. (Isa. viii. 19.) witness against the sorcerers.
Ver. 27. A wizard shall surely be put to Rev. xxi. 8. Sorcerers shall have their death. Deut. xviii. 11. 1 Sam. xxviii. 3.9. portion in the lake that burneth with fire 2 Kings xxi. 6.—xxiii. 24. Isa. xix. 3. and brimstone.
To which may be added as breaches of xxii. 15. Without the new Jerusalem] this command, Col. ii. 18. Worshipping are dogs and sorcerers. Isa. xlvii. 9.-lvii
. of angels. Rev. xix. 10. 3. Jer. xxvii. 9, 10. Rev. ix. 21.-xviii. 1. Acts xii. 23. Giving undue honours Acts viii.9. Simon. Acts xiii. 6. 8. Elymas. to men.
xiv. 11. Sacrificing unto men. CLVIII. Enchanters. Lev. xix. 26. 1 Cor. x. 20. Sacrificing to devils. Ye shall not usc enchantments, nor ob- Lev. xvii. 7. serve times.
Col. iii. 5. Coretousness is idolatry. Numb. xxiii. 23. No enchantment Phil. iii. 19. Whose god is their belly. against Jacob; no divination against Israel. It is called going 2-whoring. Lev. xvii.
7. Ezek. xvi. 6. 28.—xx.30.-xxiii. 8. 17. CLIX. Soothsayers. Isa. ii. 6. Thou hast 43. And in many other places, as may forsaken thy people, the house of Jacob, be- be observed from the Scriptures in the cause they are replenished from the east, foregoing sections. and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and please themselves in the children of CLXIII. Diviners; instances thereof. strangers.
Numb. xxii. 7. The elders of Moab deMic. v. 12. Thou shalt have no more parted with the rewards of divination in soothsayers. Josh. xiii. 22. Dan. ii. 27.- their hand, and came to Balaam. v. 7. 11. Acts xvi. 18.
Ezek. xxi. 21. The king of Babylon
stood to use divination. CLX. Observers of times. Lev. xix. 26. Deut. xviii. 4. These nations hearken. Ye shall not observe times.
ed to diviners. 1 Sam. vi. 2. Deut. xviii. 10. There shall not be found Ver. 10. There shall not be found among among you an observer of times.Ver. 14. you one that useth divination. Gen. xliv. These nations hearkened to the observers 5. 1 Sam. xxviii. 8. Acts xvi. 16. of times, and to diviners, but the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee to do so. CLXIV. They are deceivers and false
Gal. iv. 10, 11. Ye observe days and prophets. Jer. xiv. 14. They prophesy munths, and times, and years. I am afraid unto you a false divination. of you, lest I have bestowed upon you xxvii. 9, 10. Hearken not to your di. labour in vain. 2 Kings x. 6.
viners, your dreamers, your enchanters,
your sorcerers. They prophesy a lie CLXI. Witches. Exod. xxii. 18. Thou unto you. shalt not suffer a witch to live.
xxix. 8, 9. Thus saith the Lord of