Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 to him? 19 A workman has cast an image, and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts silver chains for it. 20 He who is too impoverished for such an offering chooses a tree that will not rot. He seeks a skillful workman to set up an engraved image for him that will not be moved.



Cross References

Psalm 115:4-8

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

Jeremiah 10:9

There is silver beaten into plates, which is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the artificer and of the hands of the goldsmith; blue and purple for their clothing; they are all the work of skillful men.

Habakkuk 2:18-19

"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?

Exodus 32:2-4

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

Judges 17:4

When he restored the money to his mother, his mother took two hundred [pieces] of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made of it an engraved image and a molten image: and it was in the house of Micah.

Psalm 135:15

The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men'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 shall cast away their idols of silver, and their idols of gold, which have been made for themselves to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

Isaiah 37:18-19

Truly, Yahweh, the kings of Assyria have destroyed all the countries and their land,

Isaiah 44:10-12

Who has fashioned a god, or molds an image that is profitable for nothing?

Isaiah 46:6-7

Some pour out gold from the bag, and weigh silver in the balance. They hire a goldsmith, and he makes it a god. They fall down -- yes, they worship.

Jeremiah 10:3-5

For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.

Hosea 8:6

For this is even from Israel! The workman made it, and it is no God; indeed, the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.

Isaiah 41:6-7

Everyone helps his neighbor. They say to their brothers, "Be strong!"



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