Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

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.

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

American

Easton

Fausets

Smith

Context Readings

Comfort For God's People

18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? 19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. 20 He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.



Cross References

Psalm 115:4-8

Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

Jeremiah 10:9

Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.

Habakkuk 2:18-19

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?

Exodus 32:2-4

And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.

Judges 17:4

Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah.

Psalm 135:15

The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

Psalm 135:18

They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.

Isaiah 2:20

In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

Isaiah 37:18-19

Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,

Isaiah 44:10-12

Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?

Isaiah 46:6-7

They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.

Jeremiah 10:3-5

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

Hosea 8:6

For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.

Isaiah 41:6-7

They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.

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