19 When Laban had gone to shear his sheep, Rachel stole her father’s household idols.(A)

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34 Now Rachel had taken Laban’s household idols, put them in the saddlebag of the camel, and sat on them. Laban searched the whole tent but found nothing.

35 She said to her father, “Don’t be angry, my lord, that I cannot stand up in your presence;(A) I am having my period.” So Laban searched, but could not find the household idols.

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14 The five men who had gone to scout out the land of Laish told their brothers, “Did you know that there are an ephod, household gods, and a carved image and a silver idol[a] in these houses? Now think about what you should do.”

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Footnotes

  1. 18:14 Or image, the cast image

13 Then Michal took the household idol and put it on the bed, placed some goat hair on its head, and covered it with a garment.

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Further Zeal for the Lord

24 In addition, Josiah eradicated the mediums, the spiritists,(A) household idols,(B) images, and all the abhorrent things(C) that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem. He did this in order to carry out the words of the law that were written in the book that the priest Hilkiah found in the Lord’s temple.(D)

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For the Israelites must live many days without king or prince,(A) without sacrifice(B) or sacred pillar,(C) and without ephod(D) or household idols.(E)

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