Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

A Conservative Version

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

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, my power, and refuge in time of trouble! The Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the world, and say, "Verily our fathers have cleaved unto lies, their Idols are but vain and unprofitable. 20 How can a man make those, his gods, which are not able to be gods?" 21 "And therefore I will once teach them, sayeth the LORD, I will show them my hand and my power, that they may know, that my name is the LORD."



Cross References

Isaiah 37:19

and cast their gods in the fire. Notwithstanding, those were no gods; but the works of men's hands, of wood or stone, therefore have they destroyed them.

Psalm 115:4-8

Their images are but silver and gold, even the work of men's hands.

Jeremiah 2:11

whether the Gentiles themselves deal so falsely and untruly with their gods - which yet are no gods indeed! But my people hath given over their high honour, for a thing that may not help them.

Hosea 8:4-6

They have ordained kings, but not through me: they have made princes, and I must not know of it. Of their silver and gold have they made them images, to bring themselves to destruction.

Galatians 4:8

Notwithstanding, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them, which by nature were no gods:

Psalm 135:14-18

For the LORD will avenge his people, and be gracious unto his servants.

Isaiah 36:19

Where is the God of Hamath and Arpad? Where is the God of Sepharvaim? And who was able to defend Samaria out of my hand?

Acts 19:26

Moreover, ye see and hear that not alone at Ephesus: but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be not gods which are made with hands:

Galatians 1:8

Nevertheless, though we ourselves, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, hold him as accursed.

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