Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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εἴδωλον, -ου, τό
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idol, an object that is worshiped, formed by casting or carving (with the possible implication that a god or demon is intrinsic to the idol)
pr. a form, shape, figure; image or statue; hence, an idol, image of a god, Acts 7:41; a heathen god, 1 Cor. 8:4, 7; for εἰδωλόθυτον, the flesh of victims sacrificed to idols, Acts 15:20; Rom. 2:22; 1 Cor. 10:19; 12:12; 2 Cor. 6:16; 1 Thess. 1:9; 1 Jn. 5:21; Rev. 9:20*

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Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days and offered a sacrifice to the idol (eidōlō | εἰδώλῳ | dat sg neut) and began rejoicing in the works of their hands.
Acts 15:20 but should write to them to abstain from the pollutions of idols (eidōlōn | εἰδώλων | gen pl neut), and from sexual immorality, and from what has been strangled, and from blood.
Romans 2:22 You who tell others not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols (eidōla | εἴδωλα | acc pl neut), do you rob temples?
1 Corinthians 8:4 Therefore, as to the eating of food sacrificed to idols, we know that “an idol (eidōlon | εἴδωλον | nom sg neut) has no genuine reality” and that “there is no God but one.”
1 Corinthians 8:7 However, not everyone has this knowledge. But some, because in former times they were involved with idols (eidōlou | εἰδώλου | gen sg neut), eat this food as though it were an idol sacrifice, and thus their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
1 Corinthians 10:19 So what am I implying? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol (eidōlon | εἴδωλον | nom sg neut) is anything?
1 Corinthians 12:2 You know that when you were pagans you were somehow seduced and led astray to idols (eidōla | εἴδωλα | acc pl neut) that could not speak.
2 Corinthians 6:16 What agreement can the temple of God have with idols (eidōlōn | εἰδώλων | gen pl neut)? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said: “I will dwell in their midst and walk among them; I will be their God and they will be my people.”
1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves report regarding us what kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols (eidōlōn | εἰδώλων | gen pl neut) to serve the living and true God,
1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols (eidōlōn | εἰδώλων | gen pl neut).
Revelation 9:20 The rest of mankind, those who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands so as to give up worshiping demons and idols (eidōla | εἴδωλα | acc pl neut) of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk.