Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.

New American Standard Bible

But they are altogether stupid and foolish
In their discipline of delusion—their idol is wood!

King James Version

But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

Holman Bible

They are both stupid and foolish,
instructed by worthless idols
made of wood!

International Standard Version

Everyone is stupid and senseless. They follow worthless instruction from a piece of wood!

A Conservative Version

But they are together brutish and foolish, the instruction of idols! It is but a block of wood.

Amplified


But they are altogether irrational and stupid and foolish
In their discipline of delusion—their idol is [only] wood [it is ridiculous, empty and worthless]!

Bible in Basic English

But they are together like beasts and foolish: the teaching of false gods is wood.

Darby Translation

But they are one and all senseless and foolish; the teaching of vanities is a stock.

Julia Smith Translation

And in one they will become brutish, and they will be foolish: the tree itself a correction of vanities.

King James 2000

But they are altogether senseless and foolish: the wooden idol is a doctrine of vanities.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{At the same time} they are stupid and foolish, [in the] instruction of idols, it [is] wood.

Modern King James verseion

But they are all at once foolish and animal-like; the tree is an example of vanities.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They are altogether unlearned and unwise. All their cunning is but vanity:

NET Bible

The people of those nations are both stupid and foolish. Instruction from a wooden idol is worthless!

New Heart English Bible

But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols. it is but a stock.

The Emphasized Bible

But at once, do they become brutish and stupid, - An example of utmost vanity, is, a tree!

Webster

But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

World English Bible

But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.

Youngs Literal Translation

And in one they are brutish and foolish, An instruction of vanities is the tree itself.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

בּער 
Ba`ar 
Usage: 94

and foolish
כּסל 
Kacal 
Usage: 1

the stock
עץ 
`ets 
Usage: 329

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

False Gods Contrasted With The Creator

7 Who should not fear thee, O King of the nations? for to thee doth it appertain; forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their royal estate, there is none like unto thee. 8 But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock. 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 skilful men.



Cross References

Isaiah 41:29

Behold, all of them, their works are vanity and nought; their molten images are wind and confusion.

Jeremiah 10:14

Every man is become brutish and is without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his graven image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Habakkuk 2:18

What profiteth the graven image, that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, even the teacher of lies, that he that fashioneth its form trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?

Zechariah 10:2

For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie; and they have told false dreams, they comfort in vain: therefore they go their way like sheep, they are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.

Psalm 115:8

They that make them shall be like unto them; Yea, every one that trusteth in them.

Psalm 135:18

They that make them shall be like unto them; Yea, every one that trusteth in them.

Isaiah 44:19

And none calleth to mind, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?

Jeremiah 2:27

who say to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face; but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people are foolish, they know me not; they are sottish children, and they have no understanding; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Jeremiah 51:17-18

Every man is become brutish and is without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Hosea 4:12

My people ask counsel at their stock, and their staff declareth unto them; for the spirit of whoredom hath caused them to err, and they have played the harlot, departing from under their God.

Romans 1:21-22

because that, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened.

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