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4281 stars

4281 stars

Heavenly luminaries other than the sun and moon, often worshipped as gods by pagan nations. Scripture stresses that the stars were created by God, and are subject to him. Stars are often treated as symbols of the generosity of God, and his faithfulness to his promises.

The relationship between God and the stars

God is the creator Ps 33:6 See also Ge 1:16; Ne 9:6; Ps 136:7-9; Ps 148:3-6

The stars demonstrate the power of their maker Isa 40:26 See also Job 9:7-9; Job 38:31-33; Ps 147:4-5; Isa 45:11-12; Am 5:8

Worship of the stars

Prohibited by God Dt 4:19 See also Dt 17:3; 2Ki 23:4-5

God’s judgment of star worshippers Jer 8:2 See also Jer 19:12-13; Am 5:25-27; Zep 1:4-5; Ac 7:42-43

Examples of star worship 2Ki 17:16; 2Ki 21:3-5; 2Ch 33:5; Ac 28:11

Reading the stars

Isa 47:13 See also Da 2:2-5; Da 4:7

Signs in the stars

Isa 34:4 See also Eze 32:7-8; Rev 6:13

The star of Bethlehem

Mt 2:9-10 See also Mt 2:2,7

The stars illustrating God’s promise to Abraham

Ge 15:5 See also Ge 22:17; Dt 10:22; 1Ch 27:23; Ne 9:23; Jer 33:22; Heb 11:12

Metaphorical references to the stars

A coming ruler Nu 24:17

The morning star Rev 22:16 See also Isa 14:12-13; 2Pe 1:19; Rev 2:28

Wandering stars Jude 13

Stars representing angels Rev 1:16,20

God’s people shining like stars Php 2:15 See also Da 12:3

See also

4937fate, fatalism
8747false gods

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