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Bible in Basic English

Those who make a pictured image are all of them as nothing, and the things of their desire will be of no profit to them: and their servants see not, and have no knowledge; so they will be put to shame.

New American Standard Bible

Those who fashion a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame.

King James Version

They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

Holman Bible

All who make idols are nothing,
and what they treasure does not profit.
Their witnesses do not see or know anything,
so they will be put to shame.

International Standard Version

Now, all the forming of images means nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Their own witnesses cannot see, and they know nothing. So they will be put to shame.

A Conservative Version

Those who fashion a graven image are all of them vanity. And the things that they delight in shall not profit. And their own witnesses see not, nor know, that they may be put to shame.

American Standard Version

They that fashion a graven image are all of them vanity; and the things that they delight in shall not profit; and their own witnesses see not, nor know: that they may be put to shame.

Amplified

All who make carved idols are nothing. Their precious objects are worthless [to them], and their own witnesses (worshipers) fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame.

Darby Translation

They that form a graven image are all of them vanity, and their delectable things are of no profit; and they are their own witnesses: they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

Julia Smith Translation

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.

King James 2000

They that make a graven image are all of them nothing; and their precious things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

All those who form an idol [are] nothing, and their delightful things do not profit. And their witnesses do not see or know, so they will be ashamed.

Modern King James verseion

Those who make a graven image are all of them vanity; and the things in which they delight shall not help; and they are their own witnesses. They do not see nor know, that they may be ashamed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

All carvers of Images are but vain, and the carved images that they love can do no good. They must bear record themselves, that seeing they can neither see nor understand they shall be confounded.

NET Bible

All who form idols are nothing; the things in which they delight are worthless. Their witnesses cannot see; they recognize nothing, so they are put to shame.

New Heart English Bible

Everyone who makes an engraved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses do not see, nor know, that they may be disappointed.

The Emphasized Bible

The fashioners of an image - all of them, are emptiness, And, the things they delight in, cannot profit, - And, their, witnesses, they, neither see nor know, That they may be ashamed.

Webster

They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

World English Bible

Everyone who makes an engraved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses don't see, nor know, that they may be disappointed.

Youngs Literal Translation

Framers of a graven image are all of them emptiness, And their desirable things do not profit, And their own witnesses they are, They see not, nor know, that they may be ashamed.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יצר 
Yatsar 
Usage: 62

פּסל 
Pecel 
Usage: 31

יעל 
Ya`al 
Usage: 23

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Idolatry Is Ridiculous

8 Have no fear, be strong in heart; have I not made it clear to you in the past, and let you see it? and you are my witnesses. Is there any God but me, or a Rock of whom I have no knowledge? 9 Those who make a pictured image are all of them as nothing, and the things of their desire will be of no profit to them: and their servants see not, and have no knowledge; so they will be put to shame. 10 Whoever makes a god, makes nothing but a metal image in which there is no profit.


Cross References

Isaiah 41:24

But you are nothing, and your work is of no value: foolish is he who takes you for his gods.

Psalm 97:7

Shamed be all those who give worship to images, and take pride in false gods; give him worship, all you gods.

Isaiah 41:29

Truly they are all nothing, their works are nothing and of no value: their metal images are of no more use than wind.

Deuteronomy 27:15

Cursed is the man who makes any image of wood or stone or metal, disgusting to the Lord, the work of man's hands, and puts it up in secret. And let all the people say, So be it.

Judges 10:14

Go, send up your cry for help to the gods of your selection; let them be your saviours in the time of your trouble.

1 Kings 18:26-40

So they took the ox which was given them, and made it ready, crying out to Baal from morning till the middle of the day, and saying, O Baal, give ear to us. But there was no voice and no answer. And they were jumping up and down before the altar they had made.

Psalm 115:8

Those who make them are like them; and so is everyone who puts his faith in them.

Psalm 135:18

Those who make them are like them; and so is everyone who puts his hope in them.

Isaiah 2:20-21

In that day men will put their images of silver and of gold, which they made for worship, in the keeping of the beasts of the dark places;

Isaiah 37:18-20

Truly, O Lord, the kings of Assyria have made waste all the nations and their lands,

Isaiah 42:18

Give ear, you whose ears are shut; and let your eyes be open, you blind, so that you may see.

Isaiah 43:8

Send out the blind people who have eyes, and those who have ears, but they are shut.

Isaiah 44:18

They have no knowledge or wisdom; for he has put a veil over their eyes, so that they may not see; and on their hearts, so that they may not give attention.

Isaiah 44:20

As for him whose food is the dust of a dead fire, he has been turned from the way by a twisted mind, so that he is unable to keep himself safe by saying, What I have here in my hand is false.

Isaiah 45:20

Come together, even come near, you nations who are still living: they have no knowledge who take up their image of wood, and make prayer to a god in whom is no salvation.

Isaiah 46:1-2

Bel is bent down, Nebo is falling; their images are on the beasts and on the cattle: the things which you took about have become a weight to the tired beast.

Isaiah 46:6-7

As for those who take gold out of a bag, and put silver in the scales, they give payment to a gold-worker, to make it into a god; they go down on their faces and give it worship.

Jeremiah 2:11

Has any nation ever made a change in their gods, though they are no gods? but my people have given up their glory in exchange for what is of no profit.

Jeremiah 2:27-28

Who say to a tree, You are my father; and to a stone, You have given me life: for their backs have been turned to me, not their faces: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Up! and be our saviour.

Jeremiah 10:3-8

For that which is feared by the people is foolish: it is the work of the hands of the workman; for a tree is cut down by him out of the woods with his axe.

Jeremiah 10:14-15

Then every man becomes like a beast without knowledge; every gold-worker is put to shame by the image he has made: for his metal image is deceit, and there is no breath in them.

Jeremiah 14:22

Are any of the false gods of the nations able to make rain come? are the heavens able to give showers? are you not he, O Lord our God? so we will go on waiting for you, for you have done all these things.

Jeremiah 16:19-20

O Lord, my strength and my strong tower, my safe place in the day of trouble, the nations will come to you from the ends of the earth, and say, The heritage of our fathers is nothing but deceit, even false things in which there is no profit.

Daniel 5:23

But you have been lifting yourself up against the Lord of heaven, and they have put the vessels of his house before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your women, have taken wine in them; and you have given praise to gods of silver and gold, of brass and iron and wood and stone, who are without the power of seeing or hearing, and without knowledge: and to the God in whose hand your breath is, and whose are all your ways, you have not given glory;

Daniel 11:38

But in place of this he will give honour to the god of armed places, and to a god of whom his fathers had no knowledge he will give honour with gold and silver and jewels and things to be desired.

Hosea 8:4-6

They have put up kings, but not by me; they have made princes, but I had no knowledge of it; they have made images of silver and gold, so that they may be cut off.

Habakkuk 2:18-20

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?

Romans 1:22

Seeming to be wise, they were in fact foolish,

1 Corinthians 8:4

So, then, as to the question of taking food offered to images, we are certain that an image is nothing in the world, and that there is no God but one.

2 Corinthians 4:4

Because the god of this world has made blind the minds of those who have not faith, so that the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, might not be shining on them.

Ephesians 4:18

Whose thoughts are dark, to whom the life of God is strange because they are without knowledge, and their hearts have been made hard;

Ephesians 5:8

For you at one time were dark, but now are light in the Lord: let your behaviour be that of children of light

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