profiteth
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 37:38
One day, while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisroch, his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword and escaped to the land of Ararat. Then his son Esar-haddon became king in his place.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 42:17
They will be turned back [and] utterly ashamed-- those who trust in idols and say to metal-plated images: You are our gods!
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 44:9
All who make idols are nothing, and what they treasure does not profit. Their witnesses do not see or know [anything], so they will be put to shame.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 44:10
Who makes a god or casts a metal image for no profit?
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 45:16
All of them are put to shame, even humiliated; the makers of idols go in humiliation together.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 45:20
"Come, gather together, and draw near, you fugitives of the nations. Those who carry their wooden idols, and pray to a god who cannot save, have no knowledge.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 46:1
Bel crouches; Nebo cowers. Their idols are consigned to beasts and cattle. The [images] you carry are loaded, as a burden for the weary [animal].
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 46:2
The gods cower; they crouch together; they are not able to rescue the burden, but they themselves go into captivity.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 46:6-8
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Those who pour out their bags of gold and weigh out silver on a scales-- they hire a goldsmith and he makes it into a god. Then they kneel and bow down to it.
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They lift it to their shoulder and bear it along; they set it in its place, and there it stands; it does not budge from its place. They cry out to it but it doesn't answer; it saves no one from his trouble.
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"Remember this and be brave; take it to heart, you transgressors!
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 2:27
say to a tree: You are my father, and to a stone: You gave birth to me. For they have turned their back to Me and not their face, but in their time of disaster they beg: Rise up and save us!
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 2:28
But where are your gods you made for yourself? Let them rise up and save you in your time of disaster if they can, for your gods are as numerous as your cities, Judah.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 10:3-5
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for the customs of the peoples are worthless. Someone cuts down a tree from the forest; [it is] worked by the hands of a craftsman with a chisel.
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He decorates it with silver and gold. It is fastened with hammer and nails, so it won't totter.
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Like scarecrows in a cucumber patch, their idols cannot speak. They must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them for they can do no harm-- and they cannot do any good.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 50:2
Announce to the nations; proclaim and raise up a signal flag; proclaim, and hide nothing. Say: Babylon is captured; Bel is put to shame; Marduk is devastated; her idols are put to shame; her false gods, devastated.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_45 6:21
And what fruit was produced then from the things you are now ashamed of? For the end of those things is death.
a teacher
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 10:8
They are both senseless and foolish, instructed by worthless idols [made of] wood!
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 10:14
Everyone is stupid and ignorant. Every goldsmith is put to shame by [his] carved image, for his cast images are a lie; there is no breath in them.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 10:15
They are worthless, a work to be mocked. At the time of their punishment they will be destroyed.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_32 2:8
Those who cling to worthless idols forsake faithful love,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_38 10:2
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.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_45 1:23-25
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and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.
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Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves.
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They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_53 2:9-11
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The coming [of the lawless one] is based on Satan's working, with all kinds of false miracles, signs, and wonders,
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and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. [They perish] because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.
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For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_54 4:1
Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_54 4:2
through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_66 13:11-15
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Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; he had two horns like a lamb, but he sounded like a dragon.
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He exercises all the authority of the first beast on his behalf and compels the earth and those who live on it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.
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He also performs great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth before people.
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He deceives those who live on the earth because of the signs that he is permitted to perform on behalf of the beast, telling those who live on the earth to make an image of the beast who had the sword wound yet lived.
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He was permitted to give a spirit to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast could both speak and cause whoever would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_66 19:20
But the beast was taken prisoner, and along with him the false prophet, who had performed signs on his authority, by which he deceived those who accepted the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
that the
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 115:4-8
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Their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands.
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They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.
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They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell.
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They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk. They cannot make a sound with their throats.
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Those who make them are just like them, as are all who trust in them.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 135:15-18
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The idols of the nations are of silver and gold, made by human hands.
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They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.
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They have ears, but cannot hear; indeed, there is no breath in their mouths.
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Those who make them are just like them, as are all who trust in them.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 1:31
The strong one will become tinder, and his work a spark; both will burn together, with no one to quench [the flames].
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 44:14-20
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He cuts down cedars for his use, or he takes a cypress or an oak. He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow.
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It serves as fuel for man. He takes some of it and warms himself; also he kindles a fire and bakes bread; he even makes it into a god and worships it; he makes it an idol and bows down to it.
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He burns half of it in a fire, and he roasts meat on that half. He eats the roast and is satisfied. He warms himself and says, "Ah! I am warm, I see the blaze."
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He makes a god or his idol with the rest of it. He bows down to it and worships; He prays to it, "Save me, for you are my god."
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Such people do not comprehend and cannot understand, for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their minds so they cannot understand.
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No one reflects, no one has the perception or insight to say, "I burned half of it in the fire, I also baked bread on its coals, I roasted meat and ate. I will make something detestable with the rest of it, and I will bow down to a block of wood."
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He feeds on ashes. [His] deceived mind has led him astray, and he cannot deliver himself, or say, "Isn't there a lie in my right hand?"
dumb
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_46 12:2
You know how, when you were pagans, you were led to dumb idols-- being led astray.