100 Bible Verses about Polytheism

Exodus 20:3 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“You shall have no other gods before me.

Exodus 20:4-5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

John 1:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Deuteronomy 6:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Isaiah 44:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.

Psalm 82:1-8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

A Psalm of Asaph. God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. ...

1 Corinthians 8:5-6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

Isaiah 43:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

1 Corinthians 8:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”—

Psalm 95:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Psalm 82:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A Psalm of Asaph. God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:

Genesis 3:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—”

1 Corinthians 10:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons.

Isaiah 45:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Deuteronomy 32:8-9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he divided mankind, he fixed the borders of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God. But the Lord's portion is his people, Jacob his allotted heritage.

Ephesians 4:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

John 14:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 10:30 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I and the Father are one.”

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Colossians 1:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

John 17:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Mark 12:29 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Psalm 82:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you;

Judges 11:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Will you not possess what Chemosh your god gives you to possess? And all that the Lord our God has dispossessed before us, we will possess.

1 John 5:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Hebrews 1:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Philippians 2:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Ephesians 4:4-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

John 5:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.

John 4:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 3:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 1:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Matthew 1:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

Micah 5:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.

Psalm 86:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

Psalm 82:6-7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, like men you shall die, and fall like any prince.”

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Isaiah 45:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me,

Psalm 89:5-7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord, your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones! For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord? Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord, a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around him?

Deuteronomy 32:39 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“‘See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.

Deuteronomy 32:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he divided mankind, he fixed the borders of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.

Genesis 35:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods that they had, and the rings that were in their ears. Jacob hid them under the terebinth tree that was near Shechem.

Genesis 35:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you and purify yourselves and change your garments.

Genesis 31:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Laban had gone to shear his sheep, and Rachel stole her father's household gods.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Jude 1:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—

Colossians 2:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Acts 4:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Daniel 4:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

At last Daniel came in before me—he who was named Belteshazzar after the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods—and I told him the dream, saying,

Jeremiah 11:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For your gods have become as many as your cities, O Judah, and as many as the streets of Jerusalem are the altars you have set up to shame, altars to make offerings to Baal.

Jeremiah 2:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But where are your gods that you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you, in your time of trouble; for as many as your cities are your gods, O Judah.

Isaiah 66:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

Isaiah 47:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now therefore hear this, you lover of pleasures, who sit securely, who say in your heart, “I am, and there is no one besides me; I shall not sit as a widow or know the loss of children”:

Isaiah 46:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me,

Isaiah 44:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.”

Job 1:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.

Esther 3:1-15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him. And all the king's servants who were at the king's gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage. Then the king's servants who were at the king's gate said to Mordecai, “Why do you transgress the king's command?” And when they spoke to him day after day and he would not listen to them, they told Haman, in order to see whether Mordecai's words would stand, for he had told them that he was a Jew. And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage to him, Haman was filled with fury. ...

Judges 17:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and household gods, and ordained one of his sons, who became his priest.

Judges 10:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the Lord, and he became impatient over the misery of Israel.

Judges 3:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. They forgot the Lord their God and served the Baals and the Asheroth.

Judges 2:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They abandoned the Lord and served the Baals and the Ashtaroth.

Joshua 24:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He said, “Then put away the foreign gods that are among you, and incline your heart to the Lord, the God of Israel.”

Joshua 24:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Long ago, your fathers lived beyond the Euphrates, Terah, the father of Abraham and of Nahor; and they served other gods.

Deuteronomy 32:1-52 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak, and let the earth hear the words of my mouth. May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb. For I will proclaim the name of the Lord; ascribe greatness to our God! “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he. They have dealt corruptly with him; they are no longer his children because they are blemished; they are a crooked and twisted generation. ...

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

James 2:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Titus 2:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? ...

Colossians 2:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

By canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

Colossians 1:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

Philippians 2:9-11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Ephesians 4:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—

Ephesians 2:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

Galatians 4:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods.

Galatians 4:8-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?

2 Corinthians 13:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

2 Corinthians 4:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing.

1 Corinthians 12:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led.

1 Corinthians 10:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons.

1 Corinthians 8:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And so by your knowledge this weak person is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died.

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Romans 9:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

Romans 8:34 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Romans 3:1-9:33 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.” But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) ...

Romans 1:20-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Acts 20:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

Acts 19:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And you see and hear that not only in Ephesus but in almost all of Asia this Paul has persuaded and turned away a great many people, saying that gods made with hands are not gods.

Acts 18:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.

Acts 17:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.

Acts 17:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols.

John 14:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

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