i swear, i can just knock these down one after another like a wack-a-mole.
Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;
that is NOT and endorsement of "other gods". lolololol
2 Kings 19:17-19 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
17 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands, 18 and have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. 19 Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.
2 Chronicles 13:9
Have ye not cast out the priests of the Lord, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of other lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the same may be a priest of them that are no gods.
Jeremiah 2:10-12 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see;
and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently,
and see if there be such a thing.
Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods?
but my people have changed their glory
for that which doth not profit.
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this,
and be horribly afraid,
be ye very desolate, saith the Lord.
How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses.
Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:
Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
and still do, by the looks of it. made with human minds and bodies.