The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.
A king's heart is a water channel in the LORD's hand: He directs it wherever He chooses.
So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, which overlooks the wasteland.
No one among you is to make his son or daughter pass through the fire, practice divination, tell fortunes, interpret omens, practice sorcery,
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and defiance is like wickedness and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He has rejected you as king.
God's verdict is on the lips of a king; his mouth should not err in judgment.
Once, as we were on our way to prayer, a slave girl met us who had a spirit of prediction and made a large profit for her owners by fortune-telling.
When Laban had gone to shear his sheep, Rachel stole her father's household idols.
Now you have gone off because you long for your father-- but why have you stolen my gods?"
This man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and household idols, and installed one of his sons to be his priest.
The five men who had gone to spy out the land of Laish told their brothers, "Did you know that there are an ephod, household gods, and a carved image overlaid with silver in these houses? Now think about what you should do."
When they entered Micah's house and took the carved image overlaid with silver, the ephod, and the household idols, the priest said to them, "What are you doing?"
So the priest was pleased and took his ephod, household idols, and carved image, and went with the people.
He said, "You took the gods I had made and the priest, and went away. What do I have left? How can you say to me, 'What's the matter with you?'"
In addition, Josiah removed the mediums, the spiritists, household idols, images, and all the detestable things that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem. He did this in order to carry out the words of the law that were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the LORD's temple.
For the Israelites must live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, and without ephod or household idols.
My people consult their wooden [idols], and their divining rods inform them. For a spirit of promiscuity leads them astray; they act promiscuously in disobedience to their God.
For the idols speak falsehood, and the diviners see illusions; they relate empty dreams and offer empty comfort. Therefore [the people] wander like sheep; they suffer affliction because there is no shepherd.