Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

What profited the carved image that he forming it carved it? the molten image and he teaching falsehood, that the former of his forming trusted upon it to make nothings being dumb?

New American Standard Bible

“What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it,
Or an image, a teacher of falsehood?
For its maker trusts in his own handiwork
When he fashions speechless idols.

King James Version

What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?

Holman Bible

What use is a carved idol
after its craftsman carves it?
It is only a cast image, a teacher of lies.
For the one who crafts its shape trusts in it
and makes idols that cannot speak.

International Standard Version

"Where is the benefit in owning a carved image, that motivates its maker to carve it? It is only a cast image a teacher that lies because the engraver entrusts himself to his carving, crafting speechless idols.

A Conservative Version

What profits the graven image, that the maker of it has engraved it, the molten image, even the teacher of lies, that he who fashions its form trusts in it, to make dumb idols?

American Standard Version

What profiteth the graven image, that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, even the teacher of lies, that he that fashioneth its form trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?

Amplified


“What profit is the carved image when its maker has formed it?
It is only a cast image, and a teacher of lies.
For its maker trusts in his own creation [as his god]
When he makes speechless idols.

Bible in Basic English

What profit is the pictured image to its maker? and as for the metal image, the false teacher, why does its maker put his faith in it, making false gods without a voice?

Darby Translation

What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it? the molten image, and the teacher of falsehood, that the maker of his work dependeth thereon, to make dumb idols?

King James 2000

What profits the graven image that its maker has shaped it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusts in it, to make dumb idols?

Lexham Expanded Bible

What value [is] an idol when its carver has fashioned it, a molten idol, a teacher of lies? For [he who] fashioned his creation trusts in it, [though] making mute idols!

Modern King James verseion

What does an image profit, for its maker has carved it; a molten image, and a teacher of lies? For does the maker trust in his work on it, to make dumb idols?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

What help then will the Image do, whom the workman hath fashioned? Or the vain cast Image, wherein because the craftsmen putteth his trust, therefore maketh he dumb Idols?

NET Bible

What good is an idol? Why would a craftsman make it? What good is a metal image that gives misleading oracles? Why would its creator place his trust in it and make such mute, worthless things?

New Heart English Bible

"What value does the engraved image have, that its maker has engraved it; the molten image, even the teacher of lies, that he who fashions its form trusts in it, to make mute idols?

The Emphasized Bible

What hath a carved image, profited, though the fashioner thereof, carved it? a molten image, and a teacher of falsehood, - though the fashioner of his fashioned thing trusted therein? that men should make Dumb Nonentities!

Webster

What profiteth the graven image that its maker hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?

World English Bible

"What value does the engraved image have, that its maker has engraved it; the molten image, even the teacher of lies, that he who fashions its form trusts in it, to make mute idols?

Youngs Literal Translation

What profit hath a graven image given That its former hath graven it? A molten image and teacher of falsehood, That trusted hath the former on his own formation -- to make dumb idols?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יעל 
Ya`al 
Usage: 23

פּסל 
Pecel 
Usage: 31

that the maker
יצר 
Yatsar 
יצר 
Yatsar 
Usage: 62
Usage: 62

פּסל 
Pacal 
Usage: 6

it the molten image
מסּכה 
Maccekah 
Usage: 28

and a teacher
ירא ירה 
Yarah 
Usage: 83

of lies
שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

of his work
יצר 
Yetser 
Usage: 9

בּטח 
Batach 
Usage: 120

אלּם 
'illem 
Usage: 6

References

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Doom On The Unrighteous

17 For the violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the destruction of beasts shall terrify them from the bloods of man, and the violence of the earth, of the city, and all dwelling in it. 18 What profited the carved image that he forming it carved it? the molten image and he teaching falsehood, that the former of his forming trusted upon it to make nothings being dumb? 19 Wo! to him saying to the wood, Awake; and to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach. Being overlaid with gold and silver, and not any spirit in its midst.



Cross References

Jeremiah 10:8

And in one they will become brutish, and they will be foolish: the tree itself a correction of vanities.

Zechariah 10:2

For the family gods spake vanity, and the diviners saw falsehood, and they will speak dreams of falsehood they will comfort in vain: for this, they removed as a flock, they were afflicted for there was no shepherd.

Isaiah 42:17

They were turned back, they will be ashamed with shame, trusting in the carved image, saying to the molten image, Thou our God.

Isaiah 44:9-10

They forming a carved image all of them emptiness; and their delights shall not profit, and they are their witnesses; they will not see and they will not know, so that they shall be ashamed.

Jeremiah 2:27-28

Saying to the wood, Thou my father; and to the stone, Thou didst bring me forth: for they turned to me the back of the neck and not their face: and in the time of their evil they will say, Arise, and save us.

1 Corinthians 12:2

Ye know that ye were the nations, to dumb idols, as ye were led, being carried away.

Psalm 115:4-8

Their images are silver and gold, the work of man's hands.

Psalm 135:15-18

The images of the nation are silver and gold, the work of man's hands.

Isaiah 1:31

And the strong was for tow, and his work for a spark, and they two were burnt together, and none quenching.

Isaiah 37:38

And it will be he worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, and Adrammelech and Sharezer, his sons, struck him with the sword; and they escaped to the land of Ararat; and Esar-Haddon his son will reign in his stead.

Isaiah 44:14-20

To cut down for him cedars, and he will take the fir tree and the oak, and he will strengthen for himself among the trees of the forest: he planted an ash and the rain will cause to grow.

Isaiah 45:16

They were ashamed and also disgraced, all of them: together they went in shame the workmen of images.

Isaiah 45:20

Assemble ye together and come; draw ye near together, the escaped of the nations: they knew not lifting up the wood of their carved image, and praying to God he will not save.

Isaiah 46:1-2

Bel bent; Nebo bowed down; their images were for the beast and for the cattle: your gifts were carried; a lifting up to the weary.

Isaiah 46:6-8

Squandering gold out of the bag and they will weigh silver in the balance, they will hire a founder, and he will make it a god: they will fall down, they will also worship

Jeremiah 10:3-5

For the laws of the peoples, this vanity: for they cut down a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.

Jeremiah 10:14-15

Every man was brutish from knowledge: every founder was ashamed from his carved image; for his molten image a falsehood, and no spirit in them.

Jeremiah 50:2

Announce ye in the nations, and cause to be heard, and lift up a signal; cause to be heard, ye shall not hide: say, Babel was taken, Bel was ashamed, Merodach was broken; her images were ashamed, her blocks were broken.

Jonah 2:8

They watching the vanities of falsehood will forsake their kindness.

Romans 1:23-25

And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of flying things, and of creeping things, and of quadrupeds.

Romans 6:21

Therefore what fruit had ye then of what ye are now ashamed? for the end of these, death.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11

Whose arrival is according to the energy of Satan in all power and signs and wonders of falsehood,

1 Timothy 4:1-2

And the Spirit says expressly, that in later times some shall be removed from the faith, holding to deceitful spirits, and doctrines of evil spirits;

Revelation 13:11-15

And I saw another wild beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

Revelation 19:20

And the wild beast was seized, and with him the false prophet having done signs before him, with which he deceived them having received the stamp of the wild beast, and them worshipping his image. Living, were they two cast into the lake of fire burning with sulphur.

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