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Lam. iv. 6. The punishment of the iniquity of my people is greater than the sin of Sodom.

Ezek. iv. 16. They shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment.

Ver. 17. They shall want bread and water, and consume away for their iniquiy.


xxxii. 27. Their iniquity shall be upon their bones.

xxxiii. 6. He is taken away in his iniquity.

Ver. 8. He shall die in his iniquity. Ver. 9, 13, 18.

xxxix. 23. The house of Israel went into captivity for their injquity.

Dan. ix. 16. For our sins, and the iniquities of our fathers we are become a reproach.

Hos. xiv. 1. Israel, return unto the Lord, for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

Mic. ii. 1. Woe unto them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds.

Hab. ii. 12. Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity. Mic. iii. 10.

Matt. xxiii. 28. Ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Ver. 20. Woe unto you.


CXXXVI. Idolatry forbidden. Exod. xx. 3. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Ch. xxxiii. 14. Ps. lxxxi. 9. Hos. xiii. 4. 1 Cor. viii. 4, 5.

xxiii. 13. Make no mention of the names of other gods. Jos. xxiii. 7. Ver. 24. Thou shalt not bow down to their gods nor serve them. Deut. iv. 15. Take good heed unto yourselves.

Ver. 19. Lest when thou seest the sun and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, thou shouldst be driven to worship and serve them.

vi. 14. Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you. Judges vi. 10.

xii. 30. Enquire not after their gods, saying, how did these nations serve their gods, even so will I do likewise. Jer. vi. 7.

CXXXVII. Enforced by threatenings, as preventatives. Exod. xxii. 20. He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the Lord only, he shall utterly be destroyed. Lev. xx. 5.

Deut. viii. 19. If thou at all do forsake the Lord your God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day, that ye shall surely perish.

1 Kings ix. 6. If you or your children shall turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them, then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them. Ver. 9. See Chap. xxviii. 15, 36, 64. -xxix. 18 to 28.—xxx. 17, 18.—xxxi. 16, 17. Jos. xxiii. 16.—xxiv. 20. 2 Chron. vii. 19, 20. Ps. xvi. 4.-xliv. 20, 21. Jer. xvi. 13.-xxii. 9. CXXXVIII. Judgments inflicted upon transgressors of this command. Deut. xxxii. 15. Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked; he forsook God that made him.

Deut. xxxii. 16. They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods. xxxii. 17. They sacrificed to devils, to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up.

Ver. 19. And the Lord abhorred them and said,

Ver. 20. I will hide my face from them.

Ver. 22. A fire is kindled in mine anger, Ver. 23. I will heap mischief upon them. Ver. 24, 25, 26, 37.

Judges ii. 11. The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the


Ver 12. They followed other gods, of the gods of the people round about them, and bowed themselves unto them.

Ver. 14. And the anger of the Lord was against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.

Ver. 15. Whithersoever they went out the hand of the Lord was against them for evil, and they were greatly distressed. Ver. 17, 20, 23. Ch. iii. 7, 8.-x. 6, 7, 13, 14. Jer. xi. 10.-xiii. 10.

v. 8. They chose new gods, then was war in the gates.

x. 6. The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the gods of the Philistines.

Ver. 7. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he sold them into the hands of the Philistines.

Judges x. 10. They cried unto the Lord.

Ver. 13. The Lord said, ye have forsaken me, and served other gods. Ver. 14. Let the gods which ye have chosen deliver you in the time of your tribulation.

2 Kings xvii. 7. The children of Israel feared other gods.

Ver. 8. And walked in the statutes of the heathen. Jer. xliv. 3 to 28.

Ver. 18. Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight.

2 Kings xxii. 17. Because they have forsaken me, and have burnt incense to other gods, therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched. Jer. i. 16.-xix. 4.

Ps. cvi. 28. They joined themselves to Baal-peor.

Ver. 29. The plague broke in among them.

Jer. v. 19. As ye have served other gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land not yours.

vii. 9. Will ye walk after other gods, and come and stand before me in this house.

Ver. 15. I will cast you out of my sight.

Jer. vii. 20. Therefore, thus saith the Lord God, behold mine anger aud my fury shall be poured out upon this place, &c. Ver. 30 to 34. Ch. viii. 2, 11.—xix. 3 to 14.

xi. 9. They went after other gods to serve them."

Ver. 11. Thus saith the Lord, I will bring evil upon this place. Ver. 14. Therefore pray not for this people. Isa. lvii. 3, 5, 13. Jer. xliv. 21, 22, 23,—iii. 3, 6, 8, 20.


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Ezek. xx. 32. Ye say we will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries.

Ver. 33. As I live, saith the Lord, surely with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you. Ch. viii. 16. Zeph. i. 3, 4, 5.

CXXIX. God's judgments upon particular transgressors of this command, as, On Solomon. 1 Kings xi. 1, 9, 11, 33. Jeroboam. Kings xii. 28. iv. 2, 17. Baasha. 1 Kings xvi. 3, 12. Ahab. 1 King xvi. 30.xxi. 21.—xxii. 34, 38. 2 Kings x. 11. Ahaziah. 2 Kings i. 2. Jehoram. 2 Chron. xxi. 11, 14, 19. Manasseh. 2 Kings xxi. 3, 4, 5, 6. 2 Chron. xxxiii. 2 to 15. Amaziah. 2 Chron. xxv. 14 to 20. CXL. Covenants and intermarriages with the heathen inhabitants of Canaan forbidden to the Jews, lest they should thereby be ensnared to their idolatry.

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Exod. xxiii. 32. Thou shalt make no covenant with them nor with their gods, Ver. 33. Deut. vii. 2. Numb. xxxiii. 55.

xxxiv. 12. Take heed to thyself lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, lest it be a snare unto thee.

Ver. 15. And they go a whoring after their gods, and they do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee and thou eat of the sacrifice.

Ver. 16. And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods. Deut. vii. 3, 4. Ch. xx, 17, 18. Jos. xxiii. 12, 13. Judges ii. 1, 2.-iii. 5 to 8.

Transgressed in making a covenant with the Gibeonites. Jos. ix. 14, 15. This covenant confirmed for their punishment. 2 Sam. xxi. 1. CXLI. Making covenants and intermarriages with transgressors of this command punished.

Numb. xxv. 2. They call the people unto the sacrifices of their gods, and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.

Ver. 3. And Israel joined himself to Baal-peor, and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.

Ver. 4. And the Lord said to Moses, take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord.

Ver. 8. The plague was stayed.

Ver. 9. Those that died in the plague were twenty and four thou sand.

Judges i. 21, 27 to 34. They did not drive out the inhabitants. ii. 1. The angel of the Lord said, Ver. 2. Ye have not obeyed my voice.

Ver. 3. Wherefore I will not drive them out before you, but they shall be as thorns in you sides, and their gods shall be a snare unte you,

Ver. 4. When the angel of the Lord spake these words, the children of Israel lift up their voice and wept.

jii. 6. The children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, and they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

Ver. 8. Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of the king of Mesopotamia.

1 Kings xi. 1. Solomon loved many strange wives.

Ver. 4. When he was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods.

Ver. 9. And the Lord was angry with Solomon, and said, I will rend the kingdom from thee. Ver. 11, 33.

1 Kings xvi. 31. Ahab took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians.

xxi. 25. There was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

2 Kings v. 17, 18. Naaman asks pardon for being present at idolatrous worship, though he joined not in it.

CXLII. Strange gods to be put away. Gen. xxxv. 2. Jacob said unto his houshold, put away the strange gods that are among you. Ver. 4. Jos. xxiv. 14, 23. 1 Sam. vii. 3.

Judges x. 16. They put away the strange gods, and served the Lord, and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

2 Kings xxiii. 4, 5. Josiah put down the idolatrous priests. See to

ver. 26.

2 Chron. xxxiii. 15. Manasseh put away the strange gods.

Hos. xiv. 3. Neither will we say to the work of our hands, ye are our gods. See Deut. xxxii. 12. Jos. iii. 12. Dan. iii. 12.

CXLIII. Transgressors of this commandment among the people of Israel, and the enticers thereto, to be put to death by the hands of men.

Deut. xiii. 1. If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake, saying, let us go after other gods.

Ver. 5. That prophet, or that dreamer, shall be put to death. Ch. sviii. 20. 1 Sam. xxvi. 19.

xiii. 6. If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend which is as thine own soul, entice thee, saying, let us go and serve other gods,

Ver. 8. Thou shalt not consent unto him, neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him, but thou shalt surely kill him, thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people.

Ver. 12. If thou shalt hear say, in one of thy cities,

Ver. 13. Certain men the children of Belial are gone out, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of the city, saying, let us go serve other gods;

Ver. 14. Then thou shalt make search diligently, and if it be truth, Ver. 15. Thou shalt smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, and destroy it utterly:

Ver. 16. It shall be an heap for ever. Deut. xvii. 2 to 8. 1 Kings xviii. 40. Job xxxi. 11.

CXLIV. Threatenings against strange gods. Exod. xii. 12. Against the gods of Egypt will I execute judgment.

Numb. xxxiii. 4. Upon the gods of Egypt the Lord executed judgment.

Zeph. ii. 11. The Lord will famish all the gods of the earth. CXLV. Strange gods are vanity. Judges vi. 31. Joash said, if Baal a god let him plead for himself.


1 Kings xviii. 20. Elijah said, if the Lord be God, follow him, but if Baal, then follow him.

Elijah mocked the priests of Baal, saying, cry aloud for he is a god, either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth and must be awaked.

Ver. 29. There was neither voice nor any to answer. 2 Kings xix. 18. They were no gods. Ch. xviii. 35.

1 Chron. xvi. 26. All the gods of the people are idols.

Isa. xli. 23. Shew the things to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods. Ver. 24.

Acts xix. 20. Paul persuaded, that they are no gods that are made with hands.

Rom. i. 25. They served and worshipped the creature.
Gal. iv. 8. Did service to them, which by nature are no gods.
CXLVI. Enquiring concerning future events, from those who by na-
ture are no gods.

Isa. xli. 2. Shew the things to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods.

2 Kings i. 2. Ahaziah sent to enquire of the god of Ekron if he should recover.

Ver. 4. Therefore, thus saith the Lord, thou shalt surely die. Instance. Saul. 1 Sam. xxviii. 7. His punishment. 1 Chron. x. 13.


CXLVII. Images, the use of them forbidden, with preventative threatenings.

Exod. xx. 4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters under the earth, thou shalt not bow down to them, nor serve them, for I the Lord thy God, am a jealous God. Chap. xxxiv. 17. Lev. xix. 4.-xxvi. 1, 30. Deut. iv. 16, 17, 18, 19, 25.-v. 8.-xvi. 22.

Deut. xxvii. 15. Cursed be the man that maketh a graven or a molten image, an abomination to the Lord.

Ps. xcvii. 7. Confounded be all they that serve graven images. Isa. xlii. 8. My glory will I not give to another, nor my praise to graven images.

Rev. xiv. 9. If any man worship the beast or his image,

Ver. 10. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation, and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone, in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb, &c.

CXLVIII. God's judgments`upon the breakers of this commandment. Exod. xxxii. 4. Aaron made a molten calf. Deut. ix. 12, 16. Neh. xxxv. 9, 18. Ps. cvi. 19. The Lord plagued the people, because of the calf which Aaron made.

1 Kings xiv. 9. Thou (Jeroboam) hast made thee molten images, to provoke me to anger.

Ver. 10. I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam. Ch. xvi. 3.

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