אֱלִיל Strong’s #457 eliyl

Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am YHWH your God.

Leviticus 19:4

In Leviticus 19:4 we read, Do not turn to idols (eliyl) or make for yourselves molten gods (Leviticus 19:4). An idol is a statue of an image of a god that is believed to have supernatural powers. Such were used by many Semitic peoples living around the Hebrews and by the Hebrews themselves, at times. Interestingly, this word is also used in the following verse, As for you, you whitewash with lies; worthless (eliyl) physicians are you all (Job 13:4). An eliyl is anything that is considered to have value, but in reality, has no value at all.