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Want to know what the Bible says about Idolatry? Here are 480 Bible verses about Idolatry from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Exodus 20:3-6 NIV
3 “You shall have no other gods before me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
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Colossians 3:5 NIV
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
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Jonah 2:8 NIV
“Those who cling to worthless idols
    turn away from God’s love for them.
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Leviticus 19:4 NIV
“‘Do not turn to idols or make metal gods for yourselves. I am the Lord your God.
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Psalm 16:4 NIV
Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
    I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
    or take up their names on my lips.
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Galatians 5:19-21 NIV
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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Psalm 135:15-18 NIV
15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
    made by human hands.
16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
    eyes, but cannot see.
17 They have ears, but cannot hear,
    nor is there breath in their mouths.
18 Those who make them will be like them,
    and so will all who trust in them.
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Jeremiah 11:12 NIV
The towns of Judah and the people of Jerusalem will go and cry out to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they will not help them at all when disaster strikes.
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Isaiah 45:20 NIV
“Gather together and come;
    assemble, you fugitives from the nations.
Ignorant are those who carry about idols of wood,
    who pray to gods that cannot save.
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Galatians 4:8 NIV
Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.
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Revelation 9:20 NIV
The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.
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1 Samuel 15:23 NIV
For rebellion is like the sin of divination,
    and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
    he has rejected you as king.”
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1 Corinthians 10:7 NIV
Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.”
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Jeremiah 7:18 NIV
The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes to offer to the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to arouse my anger.
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Exodus 23:13 NIV
“Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.
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Judges 10:14 NIV
Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble!
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Romans 1:23 NIV
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
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Deuteronomy 27:15 NIV
“Cursed is anyone who makes an idol —a thing detestable to the Lord, the work of skilled hands—and sets it up in secret.”
Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
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