Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

As for the idol, a craftsman casts it, A goldsmith plates it with gold, And a silversmith fashions chains of silver.

King James Version

The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.

Holman Bible

To an idol?-[something that] a smelter casts, and a metalworker plates with gold and makes silver welds [for it]?

International Standard Version

To an idol? A craftsman makes the image, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts silver chains.

A Conservative Version

The image, a workman has cast [it], and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts [for it] silver chains.

American Standard Version

The image, a workman hath cast it , and the goldsmith overlayeth it with gold, and casteth for it'silver chains.

Amplified

The graven image! A workman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts silver chains for it.

Bible in Basic English

The workman makes an image, and the gold-worker puts gold plates over it, and makes silver bands for it.

Darby Translation

The workman casteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains for it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The workman prepares the graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over with gold and casts silver chains.

Julia Smith Translation

The artificer cast the carved image, and the founder will spread it out with gold, and he smelted chains of silver.

King James 2000

The workman melts a graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over with gold, and casts silver chains.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A craftsman pours out the idol, and a {goldsmith} overlays it with gold, and [he] smelts chains of silver.

Modern King James verseion

The workman melts a graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over with gold, and casts silver chains.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Shall the carver make him a carved image? And shall the goldsmith cover him with gold, or cast him into a form of silver plates?

NET Bible

A craftsman casts an idol; a metalsmith overlays it with gold and forges silver chains for it.

New Heart English Bible

A workman has cast an image, and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts silver chains for it.

The Emphasized Bible

The image, hath been cast by an artificer, And a goldsmith, with gold, overlayeth it, - And, chains of silver, he worketh.

Webster

The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.

World English Bible

A workman has cast an image, and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts silver chains for it.

Youngs Literal Translation

The graven image poured out hath a artisan, And a refiner with gold spreadeth it over, And chains of silver he is refining.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נסך 
Nacak 
Usage: 25

פּסל 
Pecel 
Usage: 31

and the goldsmith
צרף 
Tsaraph 
Usage: 33

רקע 
Raqa` 
Usage: 11

it over with gold
זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

and casteth
צרף 
Tsaraph 
Usage: 33

כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

References

Context Readings

Comfort For God's People

18 To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him? 19 As for the idol, a craftsman casts it, A goldsmith plates it with gold, And a silversmith fashions chains of silver. 20 He who is too impoverished for such an offering Selects a tree that does not rot; He seeks out for himself a skillful craftsman To prepare an idol that will not totter.



Cross References

Psalm 115:4-8

Their idols are silver and gold, The work of man's hands.

Jeremiah 10:9

Beaten silver is brought from Tarshish, And gold from Uphaz, The work of a craftsman and of the hands of a goldsmith; Violet and purple are their clothing; They are all the work of skilled men.

Habakkuk 2:18-19

"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.

Exodus 32:2-4

Aaron said to them, "Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."

Judges 17:4

So when he returned the silver to his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the silversmith who made them into a graven image and a molten image, and they were in the house of Micah.

Psalm 135:15

The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man's hands.

Psalm 135:18

Those who make them will be like them, Yes, everyone who trusts in them.

Isaiah 2:20

In that day men will cast away to the moles and the bats Their idols of silver and their idols of gold, Which they made for themselves to worship,

Isaiah 37:18-19

"Truly, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have devastated all the countries and their lands,

Isaiah 44:10-12

Who has fashioned a god or cast an idol to no profit?

Isaiah 46:6-7

"Those who lavish gold from the purse And weigh silver on the scale Hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god; They bow down, indeed they worship it.

Jeremiah 10:3-5

For the customs of the peoples are delusion; Because it is wood cut from the forest, The work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool.

Hosea 8:6

For from Israel is even this! A craftsman made it, so it is not God; Surely the calf of Samaria will be broken to pieces.

Isaiah 41:6-7

Each one helps his neighbor And says to his brother, "Be strong!"



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