gods of the people
2 Chronicles 32:19
32:19 gods of the people. This equating of “the God of Jerusalem,” who is the true God of creation, with “the gods of the people of the earth,” who are evil spirits and whose images are mere constructs of men’s hands or men’s philosophical speculations, is actually blasphemy, and such action cannot go unpunished forever. It is forbidden in the very first of God’s ten commandments (Exodus 20:3-5).