Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

But they are altogether irrational and stupid and foolish. Their instruction is given by idols who are but wood [it is a teaching of falsity, emptiness, futility]!

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But they shall become altogether carnal and foolish. The stock is a doctrine of vanities.

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.

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 would not revere you, O king of the nations? For you it is fitting. For among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like you. 8 {At the same time} they are stupid and foolish, [in the] instruction of idols, it [is] wood. 9 Silver beaten from Tarshish is brought, and gold from Uphaz, the work of [the] craftsman and [the] hands of the goldsmith. Blue and purple [are] their clothing, all of them [are] the work of skillful people.



Cross References

Isaiah 41:29

Look! All of them [are] deception; their works [are] nothing; their images [are] wind and emptiness.

Jeremiah 10:14

{Everyone} is stupid, {without knowledge}, every goldsmith is ashamed by [his] divine image, for his cast image [is] an illusion, and [there is] no breath in them.

Habakkuk 2:18

What value [is] an idol when its carver has fashioned it, a molten idol, a teacher of lies? For [he who] fashioned his creation trusts in it, [though] making mute idols!

Zechariah 10:2

Because the household gods speak deceit, and those who practice divination see a lie, and the dreamers of vanity speak in vain. Therefore [the people] wander like sheep; they are afflicted because there is no shepherd.

Psalm 115:8

[Those who] make them become like them, [as does] everyone who trusts in them.

Psalm 135:18

[Those who] make them become like them, [as does] everyone who trusts in them.

Isaiah 44:19

And {no one takes it to heart}, and [there is] no knowledge and no understanding to say, "I burned half of it in [the] fire and also I baked bread on its coals; I roasted meat, and I have eaten. And I shall make [the] rest of it into an abomination! I shall bow down to a block of wood!"

Jeremiah 2:27

[Those who] say to the tree, 'You [are] my father,' and to the stone, 'You gave birth [to] me.' For they have turned [their] {backs} to me, and not [their] faces. But in the time of their trouble they say, 'Arise and save us.'

Jeremiah 4:22

"For my people [are] foolish, they have not known me. They [are] foolish children, and they do not have insight. They [are] skillful at doing evil, and they do not know [how] to do good."

Jeremiah 51:17-18

All humankind turns out to be stupid, without knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by [the] divine image. For his cast image [is] a lie, and [there is] no breath in them.

Hosea 4:12

My people, consult {their wooden idols}, and their divining rod gives them oracles; because a spirit of whoredom led [them] astray, and they played the whore from under their God.

Romans 1:21-22

For [although they] knew God, they did not honor [him] as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasoning, and their senseless hearts were darkened.

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