Their gods are merely man-made things of silver and of gold.  They can’t talk or see, despite their eyes and mouths!  Nor can they hear, nor smell, nor use their hands or feet!  Nor speak!  And those who make and worship them are just as foolish as their idols are. Psalms

You must never worship any other god, nor ever have an idol in your home. Psalms

The metalsmith stands at his forge to make an axe, pounding on it with all his might.  He grows hungry and thirsty, weak and faint.  Then the woodcarver takes the axe and uses it to make an idol.  He measures and marks out a block of wood and carves the figure of a man.  Now he has a wonderful idol that can’t move from where it is placed.  He cuts down cedars, he selects the cypress and the oak, he plants the ash in the forest to be nourished by the rain.  And after his care, he uses part of the wood to make a fire to warm himself and bake his bread, and then - he really does - he takes the rest of it and makes himself a god - a god for men to worship!  An idol to fall down before and praise!  Part of the tree he burns to roast his meat and to keep him warm and fed and well content, and with what’s left he makes his god: a carved idol!  He falls down before it and worships it and prays to it.  “Deliver me,” he says.  “You are my god!”

Such stupidity and ignorance!  God has shut their eyes so that they cannot see, and closed their minds from understanding.  The man never stops to think or figure out, “Why, it’s just a block of wood!  I’ve burned it for heat and used it to bake my bread and roast my meat.  How can the rest of it be a god?  Should I fall down before a chunk of wood?”  The poor, deluded fool feeds on ashes; he is trusting what can never give him any help at all.  Yet he cannot bring himself to ask, “Is this thing, this idol that I’m holding in my hand, a lie?” Isaiah

Be sure to obey all of these instruction; and remember - never mention the name of any other god. Exodus

Never, under any circumstances, are you to erect shameful images beside the altar of the Lord your God.  And never set up stone pillars to worship them, for the Lord hates them. Deuteronomy