Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Shall a man make to himself gods, which yet are no gods?

New American Standard Bible

Can man make gods for himself?
Yet they are not gods!

King James Version

Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?

Holman Bible

Can one make gods for himself?
But they are not gods.

International Standard Version

Can a person make a god for himself? They are not gods!

American Standard Version

Shall a man make unto himself gods, which yet are no gods?

Amplified


“Can a man make gods for himself?
Such [things] are not gods!

Bible in Basic English

Will a man make for himself gods which are no gods?

Darby Translation

Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no-gods?

Julia Smith Translation

Shall man make to himself gods, and they not gods?

King James 2000

Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Can a human make for himself gods? Yet they [are] not gods!"

Modern King James verseion

Shall a man make gods to himself, and they are no gods?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

How can a man make those, his gods, which are not able to be gods?"

NET Bible

Can people make their own gods? No, what they make are not gods at all."

New Heart English Bible

Shall a man make to himself gods, which yet are no gods?'"

The Emphasized Bible

Shall a son of earth, make for himself gods, Seeing that, they, are no-gods?

Webster

Shall a man make gods to himself, and they are no gods?

World English Bible

Shall a man make to himself gods, which yet are no gods?

Youngs Literal Translation

Doth man make for himself gods, And they -- no gods?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

References

Smith

Context Readings

Jeremiah's Prayer Of Confidence In The Lord

19 O LORD, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, to thee the nations shall come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, [even] vanity and things in whic 20 Shall a man make to himself gods, which yet are no gods? 21 Therefore, behold, I will cause them to know, this once I will cause them to know my hand and my might, and they shall know that my name is LORD.



Cross References

Isaiah 37:19

and have cast their gods into the fire. For they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone. Therefore they have destroyed them.

Psalm 115:4-8

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

Jeremiah 2:11

Has a nation changed [its] gods, which yet are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.

Hosea 8:4-6

They have set up kings, but not by me. They have made rulers, and I knew it not. They have made themselves idols of their silver and their gold, that they may be cut off.

Galatians 4:8

But of course not knowing God then, ye were in bondage to those in nature who are not gods,

Psalm 135:14-18

For LORD will judge his people, and will relent concerning his servants.

Isaiah 36:19

Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? And have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?

Acts 19:26

And ye see and hear, that not only at Ephesus, but almost in all Asia, this man Paul, having persuaded them, turned away a considerable multitude, saying that there are no gods made by hands.

Galatians 1:8

But even if we, or an agent from heaven, should preach a good-news to you contrary to what we preached to you, let him be accursed.

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