Strong's #H1544, gillul
That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their
idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bore unto
me, to pass for them through the fire, to
For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands. With
their idols they have committed adultery, and they have even offered up to them for food
the children whom they had borne to me. (ESV)
have committed adultery,5003 and blood1818 is in their
hands,3027 and with854
their idols1544 have they committed adultery,5003 and have also1571
caused (853) their sons,1121 whom834 they bore3205 unto me, to pass for them through5674 the fire, to devour402
The Hebrew word gillul appears 48 times in the Holy Bible, 47
times as idols and 1 time as images. In addition, there are13 other Hebrew words and
6 Greek words which are translated into the English words idol and idolatry, evidence of
an extreme bias from translators who presume that a word which means log would also be a
figurative representation for an idol. An analysis of the context of the word
indicates that it is actually a reference to mamzers.
From H1556; properly a log (as round); by implication an idol: - idol.
A primitive root; to roll (literally or figuratively): - commit, remove, roll
(away, down, together), run down, seek occasion, trust, wallow.
FORTY EIGHT INSTANCES OF
Eze 23:37 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with non-Israelites have they committed adultery, and have also caused their
sons, whom they bore unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.
Eze 23:39 For when they had sacrificed [was slain] their own children before [was to] non-Israelites, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus
have they done in the midst of mine house.
[This reference to adultery is proof that
gullil must be a person and not an inanimate object like an idol which would be impossible
to either commit adultery or miscegenate with.]
Lev 26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your
carcasses upon the carcasses of non-Israelites [was idols], and my soul shall abhor you.
[Had this been a reference to idols, the
correct Hebrew word would have been atsab, Strong's #6091.]
2Ki 21:21 And he walked in all the way that his father walked in, and served the non-Israelites that his father served, and worshiped them:
[This reference to carcasses is proof that
gullil must be a person and cannot be an inanimate object like an idol which cannot have a
2Ki 23:24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the healers
[was images], and the non-Israelites [was idols], and all the abominations that were spied in the land
of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law
which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
[This reference to served is proof that
gullil is a person who can be served rather than an inanimate object like an idol which
can only be worshipped rather than served.]
Eze 6:9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they
shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath
departed from me, and with their eyes, who miscegenate with
[was "which go a whoring after"] non-Israelites: and they
shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
[This reference to "put away" can
only apply to people like wizards, healers, and non-Israelites, rather than images and
idols which are usually destroyed, burned, removed, or pounded into powder.]
Eze 20:18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the
statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with non-Israelites
[If this was a reference to idols rather
than people like non-Israelites, there are numerous other Hebrew words which would have
been much more appropriate to use rather than zanah, which Strong's defines as adultery
and fornication, or miscegenation.]
Eze 30:13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the non-Israelites, and I will cause their images [read: idols, from Strong's # 457, iliyl] to
cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will
put a fear in the land of Egypt.
[Defile yourselves means to pollute
yourselves, which can only be a reference to mixing the holy seed with non-Israelites
rather than worshiping an inanimate idol.]
Jer 50:2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not:
say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are
confounded, her non-Israelites are destroyed.
[This is proof that the translators knew
that the word gullil could not possibly mean idol. In 20 instances of iliyl, this is
the only time it's translated as images. Had they been consistent and translated
iliyl as idol, then gullil could not have been translated as idol. Because idol
would have appeared twice in one paragraph from two different Hebrew words, they would
have had to admit that gullil is a reference to a person.]
[As further evidence that the translators
were well aware of the real meaning of gullil, this is the only time that it's meaning was
changed from idols to images. This was done only to avoid having the word idol
appear twice in this scripture. Had gillul been translated as non-Israelite or
mongrel throughout the Old Testament, there would have been no need to play this shell
game with the Hebrew translations.]
Neither shall they defile themselves any more with non-Israelites, nor with
their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of
all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they
be my people, and I will be their God.
[If you stretch your imagination you might
be able to conclude that idols can have detestable things, but no amount of stretching
will enable your mind to believe that idols have transgressions.]
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness
discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the non-Israelites of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give
Deu 29:17 And ye have seen the abominations of non-Israelites, wood and stone, silver and gold,
which were among from them:)
1Ki 15:12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the non-Israelites that his fathers had produced.
Eze 6:4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will
cast down your slain men
Eze 6:13 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among non-Israelites round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of
the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they
did offer sweet savor to non-Israelites.
Eze 8:10 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and
abominable beasts, and all the non-Israelites
in the house of Israel, portrayed upon the
wall round about.
Eze 14:3 Son of man, these men have set up non-Israelites in their
heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be
inquired of at all by them?
Eze 18:6 And hath not
eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the non-Israelites in the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbor's wife,
neither hath come near to a menstruous woman,
Eze 18:12 Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not
restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the non-Israelites,
hath committed abomination,
Eze 18:15 That hath not
eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the non-Israelites in the house of Israel, hath not defiled his neighbor's wife,
Eze 20:7 Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes,
and defile not yourselves with the non-Israelites of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
Eze 20:16 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but
polluted my sabbaths: because [was for] their heart went
Eze 20:24 Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes,
and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers' non-Israelites.
Eze 20:31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the
fire, ye pollute yourselves with all non-Israelites, even unto this day: and shall I be inquired of by you, O
house of Israel? As I
live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by you.
Eze 20:39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; Go ye, serve ye every non-Israelite, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your
gifts, and with non-Israelites.
Eze 22:3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD, The city sheddeth blood in the midst
of it, that her time may come, and maketh non-Israelites against
herself to defile herself.
Eze 23:7 Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their non-Israelites she defiled herself.
Eze 23:30 I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with non-Israelites.
Eze 23:49 And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall bear the sins
of non-Israelites: and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
Eze 33:25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Ye eat with the blood, and
lift up your eyes toward non-Israelites, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land?
Eze 36:18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon
the land, and for their non-Israelites wherewith they
had polluted it:
Eze 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all
your filthiness, and from all non-Israelites, will I cleanse you.
Eze 44:10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray,
which went astray away from me after non-Israelites; they shall even bear their iniquity.
Eze 44:12 Because they ministered unto them before non-Israelites,
and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hand
against them, saith the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their iniquity.
TWENTY WORDS ARE TRANSLATED AS IDOL
Isa 66:3 He that killeth7819 an ox7794 is as if he slew5221 a man;376 he that sacrificeth2076 a lamb,7716 as if he cut off a dog's neck;6202, 3611 he that offereth5927 an oblation,4503 as if he offered swine's2386 blood;1818 he that burneth2142
incense,3828 as if he blessed1288 an idol.205 Yea,1571 they1992 have chosen977 their own ways,1870 and their soul5315 delighteth2654 in their abominations.8251
H205 appears 79 times, 47 as iniquity, 6 as vanity, 6 as wicked, 4 as
mischief, 3 as affliction, twice as unrighteous, twice as wickedness, once as evil, once
as false, once as idol, and once as mourners.
From an unused root perhaps meaning properly to pant (hence to exert
oneself, usually in vain; to come to naught); strictly nothingness;
also trouble, vanity, wickedness; specifically an idol: -
affliction, evil, false, idol, iniquity, mischief, mourners (-ing), naught, sorrow,
unjust, unrighteous, vain, vanity, wicked (-ness.) Compare H369.
Jer 50:38 A drought2721 is upon413 her waters;4325 and they shall be dried up:3001 for3588 it is the land776 of
graven images,6456 and they1931 are mad1984 upon their idols.367
H367 appears 17 times, 5 as fear, 4 as terror, 3 as terrors, 2 as
terrible, once as dread, once as horror, and once as idols.
From the same as H366; fright; concretely an idol (as a bugbear): -
dread. fear, horror, idol, terrible, terror.
Why should this verse not read?: "A
drought is upon her
waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad with
Zec 11:17 Woe1945 to the idol457
shepherd7473 that leaveth5800 the flock!6629 the sword2719 shall be upon5921 his arm,2220 and upon5921 his
right3225 eye:5869 his arm2220 shall be clean dried up,3001, 3001 and his right3225 eye5869 shall be utterly darkened.3543, 3543
H457 appears 20 times, 16 as idols, 1 as idol, 1 as images, 1 as no,
and 1 as value.
Apparently from H408; good for nothing, by analogy vain or vanity;
specifically an idol: - idol, no value, thing of nought.
2Ch 34:7 And when he had broken down5422 (853) the altars4196 and
the groves,842 and had beaten3807 the graven images6456 into powder,1854 and cut down1438 all3605 the idols2553
throughout all3605 the land776 of Israel,3478 he returned7725 to Jerusalem.3389
H2553 appears 7 times, 6 as images, and once as idols
From H2535; a sun pillar: - idol, image.
Why should this verse not read?: "And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and
had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the images throughout all the land of Israel,
he returned to Jerusalem."
2Ki 23:5 And he put down7673 (853) the idolatrous
priests,3649 whom834 the kings4428 of Judah3063 had ordained5414 to
burn incense6999 in the high
places1116 in the cities5892 of Judah,3063 and in the places round about4524 Jerusalem;3389 them also that burned incense6999 unto Baal,1168 to the sun,8121 and to the moon,3394 and to the planets,4208 and to all3605 the host6635 of
H3649 appears 3 times, once as
chemarims, once as idolatrous, and once as priests.
From H3648; properly an ascetic (as if shrunk with
self maceration), that is, an idolatrous priest (only in plural): - Chemarims,
Why should this verse not read?: "And he put down the chemarims, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the
high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also
that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all
the host of heaven."
1Ki 15:13 And also1571 (853) Maachah4601 his
mother,517 even her he removed5493 from being queen,4480, 1377 because834 she had made6213 an idol4656 in a grove;842 and
Asa609 destroyed3772 (853) her idol,4656
and burnt8313 it by the brook5158 Kidron.6939
H4656 appears 4 times as idol
From H6426; a terror, that is, an idol: - idol.
2Ch 33:7 And he set7760 (853) a carved
image,6459 the idol5566 which834 he had made,6213 in the house1004 of God,430 of which834 God430 had said559 to413 David1732 and to413 Solomon8010 his son,1121 In this2088 house,1004 and in Jerusalem,3389 which834 I have chosen977
before all4480, 3605 the
tribes7626 of Israel,3478 will I put7760 (853) my name8034 forever:5865
H5566 appears 5 times, twice as idol, twice as image, and once as
From an unused root meaning to resemble; a likeness: - figure, idol,
Jer 22:28 Is this2088 man376 Coniah3659 a despised959 broken5310 idol?6089 is he a vessel3627 wherein is no369 pleasure?2656
wherefore4069 are they cast
out,2904 he1931 and his seed,2233 and are cast7993 into5921 a land776 which834 they know3045 not?3808
H6089 appears 7 times, twice as sorrow, once as grievous, once as
idol, once as labour, once as labours, and once as sorrows.
From H6087; an earthen vessel; usually (painful) toil; also a pang
(whether of body or mind): - grievous, idol, labor, sorrow.
Why should this verse not read?: "Is
this man Coniah not a despised broken idol sorrowful
man? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they
cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?"
Isa 48:5 I have even from the beginning4480, 227 declared5046 it to thee; before2962
it came to pass935 I showed8085 it thee: lest6435 thou
shouldest say,559 Mine idol6090 hath done6213 them, and my graven image,6459 and my molten image,5262 hath commanded6680 them.
H6090 appears 4 times, twice as sorrow, once as idol, and once as
A variation of H6089; an idol (as fashioned); also pain (bodily or
mental): - idol, sorrow, X wicked.
Why should this verse not read?: "I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I showed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine sorrow
done them caused this, and my graven image, and my
molten image, hath commanded them."
1Sa 31:9 And they cut off3772 (853) his head,7218 and
stripped off6584 (853) his armor,3627 and sent7971 into the land776 of
the Philistines6430 round
about,5439 to publish1319 it in the house1004 of their idols,6091 and among854 the people.5971
H6091 appears 17 times, 16 as idols and once as images.
From H6087; an (idolatrous) image: - idol, image.
2Ch 15:8 And when Asa609 heard8085 these428 words,1697 and the prophecy5016 of Oded5752 the prophet,5030 he
took courage,2388 and put away5674 the abominable idols8251 out of all4480, 3605 the land776 of Judah3063 and Benjamin,1144
and out of4480 the cities5892 which834 he had taken3920 from mount4480,
2022 Ephraim,669 and renewed2318 (853) the altar4196 of the LORD,3068 that834 was before6440 the porch197 of the LORD.3068
H8251 appears 29 times, 13 as abominations, 7 as abomination, 6 as detestable, twice
as abominable, and once as abominable idols
From H8262; disgusting, that is, filthy; especially idolatrous or
(concretely) an idol: - abominable filth (idol, -ation), detestable (thing).
Why should this verse not read?: "And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the
prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominations out of all
the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount
Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD."
Zec 10:2 For3588 the idols8655 have
spoken1696 vanity,205 and the diviners7080 have seen2372 a lie,8267 and have
told1696 false7723 dreams;2472 they comfort5162 in vain:1892 therefore5921, 3651
they went their way5265 as3644 a flock,6629 they were troubled,6031 because3588 there was no369 shepherd.7462
H8655 appears 15 times, 6 as teraphim, 5 as images, twice as image,
once as idolatry, and once as idols.
Plural perhaps from H7495; a healer; Teraphim
(singular or plural) a family idol: - idols (-atry), images, teraphim.
Why should this verse not read?: "For the healers have spoken vanity, and the diviners
have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went
their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no
1Co 8:10 For1063 if1437 any man5100 see1492 thee4571 which hast2192
knowledge1108 sit at meat2621 in1722 the idol's temple,1493 shall not3780 the3588 conscience4893 of him846 which is5607 weak772 be
emboldened3618 to eat2068 those things which are offered to
G1493 appears once as idol's temple
Neuter of a presumed derivative of G1497; an image fane: - idols
1Co 8:4 As concerning4012 therefore3767 the3588 eating1035 of those things that are offered in sacrifice
unto idols,1494 we know1492 that3574 an idol1497 is nothing3762 in1722 the world,2889 and2532 that3754 there is none3762 other2087 God2316 but1508 one.1520
G1494 appears 23 times, 9 as idols, 8 as offered, 3 as sacrifice,
twice as sacrificed, and once as idol
Neuter of a compound of G1497 and a presumed derivative of G2380; an image sacrifice,
that is, part of an idolatrous offering: - (meat, thing that is) offered (in
sacrifice, sacrificed) to (unto) idols.
1Co 10:14 Wherefore,1355 my3450 dearly
beloved,27 flee5343 from575 idolatry.1495
G1495 appears 4 times, 3 as idolatry and once as idolatries.
From G1497 and G2999; image worship (literally or figuratively): -
1Co 5:10 Yet2532 not3756 altogether3843 the3588 fornicators4205 of this5127 world,2889 or2228 with the3588 covetous,4123 or2228 extortioners,727 or2228 with idolaters;1496
for1893 then686 must ye needs3784 go1831 out of1537 the3588 world.2889
G1496 appears 7 times, 5 as idolaters and twice as idolater
From G1497 and the base of G3000; an image (servant or) worshipper
(literally or figuratively): - idolater.
Act 7:41 And2532 they made a calf3447
in1722 those1565 days,2250 and2532 offered321 sacrifice2378 unto the3588 idol,1497 and2532 rejoiced2165 in1722 the3588 works2041 of their own848
G1497 appears 11 times, 7 as idols and 4 as idol
From G1491; an image (that is, for worship); by implication a heathen god,
or (plural) the worship of such: - idol.
Act 17:16 Now1161 while Paul3972
waited for1551 them846 at1722 Athens,116 his848 spirit4151 was stirred3947 in1722 him,846 when he saw2334 the3588 city4172 wholly given to idolatry.2712
From G2596 (intensive) and G1497; utterly idolatrous: - wholly given to