Bible Verses About Idols

The Bible strongly condemns the worship of idols and emphasizes the sole worship of the true God. In various passages it explains the futility and emptiness of idol worship, highlighting the superiority and uniqueness of God.


And you have seen their detestable things, their idols of wood and stone, silver and gold, among them.
~Deut 29:17


Do not turn to idols or make any gods of cast metal for yourselves: I am the Lord your God.
~Lev 19:4


What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
~1 Cor 10:19


Bel bows down; Nebo stoops; their idols are on beasts and livestock; these things you carry are borne as burdens on weary beasts.
~Isa 46:1


Now, concerning food offered to idols, we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.
~1 Cor 8:1


Therefore, as to eating food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence” and that “there is no God but one.”
~1 Cor 8:4


And the idols shall utterly pass away.
~Isa 2:18


Ephraim is joined to idols; leave him alone.
~Hos 4:17


For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.”
~1 Sam 15:23


They served their idols, which became a snare to them.
~Ps 106:36


Little children, keep yourselves from idols.
~1 John 5:21


Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
~Ps 115:4


Their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made.
~Isa 2:8


shall I not do to Jerusalem and her idols as I have done to Samaria and her images?”
~Isa 10:11


For in that day everyone shall cast away his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which your hands have sinfully made for you.
~Isa 31:7


All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols; worship him, all you gods!
~Ps 97:7


The nations’ idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
~Ps 135:15


All of them are put to shame and confounded; the makers of idols go in confusion together.
~Isa 45:16


You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led.
~1 Cor 12:2


and they served idols, of which the Lord had said to them, “You shall not do this.”
~2 Kings 17:12


A drought against her waters, that they may be dried up! It is a land of images, and they are mad over idols.
~Jer 50:38


On that day, mankind will cast away their idols of silver and their idols of gold, which they made for themselves to worship, to the moles and to the bats,
~Isa 2:20


As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols, whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
~Isa 10:10


You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
~Rom 2:22


Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love.
~Jonah 2:8