Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

He decorates it with silver and gold.
It is fastened with hammer and nails,
so it won’t totter.

New American Standard Bible

"They decorate it with silver and with gold; They fasten it with nails and with hammers So that it will not totter.

King James Version

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

International Standard Version

They decorate it with silver and gold. They secure it with nails and hammers so it won't totter.

A Conservative Version

They deck it with silver and with gold. They fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it not move.

American Standard Version

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Amplified

They deck [the idol] with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers so it will not fall apart or move around.

Bible in Basic English

They make it beautiful with silver and gold; they make it strong with nails and hammers, so that it may not be moved.

Darby Translation

they deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails, that it not move.

Julia Smith Translation

With gold and with silver they will beautify; with nails and with hammers they will make firm and it will not move.

King James 2000

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it moves not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He decorates it with silver and gold, they strengthen it with nails and hammers, so that it does not stagger.

Modern King James verseion

They adorn it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and hammers, so that it will not wobble.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

they cover it over with gold or silver; they fasten it with nails and hammers, that it move not.

NET Bible

He decorates it with overlays of silver and gold. He uses hammer and nails to fasten it together so that it will not fall over.

New Heart English Bible

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it not move.

The Emphasized Bible

With silver and with gold, he decketh it, - With nails and with hammers, they fasten them, that it may not totter.

Webster

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it may not move.

World English Bible

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it not move.

Youngs Literal Translation

With silver and with gold they beautify it, With nails and with hammers they fix it, And it doth not stumble.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יפה 
Yaphah 
Usage: 8

it with silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and with gold
זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

it with nails
מסמרה מסמרה מסמר מסמר 
Macmer 
Usage: 4

and with hammers
מקּבה 
Maqqabah 
Usage: 2

that it move
פּוּק 
Puwq 
Usage: 2

References

American

Fausets

Context Readings

False Gods Contrasted With The Creator

3 for the customs of the peoples are worthless.
Someone cuts down a tree from the forest;
it is worked by the hands of a craftsman with a chisel.
4 He decorates it with silver and gold.
It is fastened with hammer and nails,
so it won’t totter.
5 Like scarecrows in a cucumber patch,
their idols cannot speak.
They must be carried because they cannot walk.
Do not fear them for they can do no harm
and they cannot do any good.



Cross References

Isaiah 40:19-20

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

Psalm 115:4

Their idols are silver and gold,
made by human hands.

Psalm 135:15

The idols of the nations are of silver and gold,
made by human hands.

Isaiah 41:6-7

Each one helps the other,
and says to another, “Take courage!”

Isaiah 44:12

The ironworker labors over the coals,
shapes the idol with hammers,
and works it with his strong arm.
Also he grows hungry and his strength fails;
he doesn’t drink water and is faint.

Isaiah 46:7

They lift it to their shoulder and bear it along;
they set it in its place, and there it stands;
it does not budge from its place.
They cry out to it but it doesn’t answer;
it saves no one from his trouble.

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