Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

All mankind is stupid, devoid of knowledge;
Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols,
For his molten images are deceitful,
And there is no breath in them.

King James Version

Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Holman Bible

Everyone is stupid and ignorant.
Every goldsmith is put to shame by his carved image,
for his cast images are a lie;
there is no breath in them.

International Standard Version

Everyone is stupid and without knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by his own idols, for his images are false, and there is no life in them.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified


Every man has become stupid and brutelike, without knowledge [of God];
Every goldsmith is shamed by the cast images he has made;
For his molten idols are a lie,
And there is no breath [of life] or spirit in them.

Bible in Basic English

Then every man becomes like a beast without knowledge; every gold-worker is put to shame by the image he has made: for his metal image is deceit, and there is no breath in them.

Darby Translation

Every man is become brutish, so as to have no knowledge; every founder is put to shame by the graven image, for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Julia Smith Translation

Every man was brutish from knowledge; every founder was ashamed from his carved image: for his founding is a falsehood, and no spirit in them.

King James 2000

Every man is senseless by his knowledge; every goldsmith is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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.

Modern King James verseion

Every man is brutish in knowledge; every refiner is put to shame by idols. For his molded image is a lie, and no breath is in them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

By the reason of wisdom, all men are become fools. Confounded be all the casters of images: for the thing that they make is but deceit, and hath no breath.

NET Bible

All idolaters will prove to be stupid and ignorant. Every goldsmith will be disgraced by the idol he made. For the image he forges is merely a sham. There is no breath in any of those idols.

New Heart English Bible

Every man has become brutish without knowledge. Every goldsmith is disappointed by his image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

The Emphasized Bible

Every son of earth had become too brutish to know, - Every goldsmith, hath been put to shame, by a graven image, - For a falsehood, is his molten image Seeing there is no breath in them:

Webster

Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Brutish hath been every man by knowledge, Put to shame hath been every refiner by a graven image, For false is his molten image, And there is no breath in them.

Interlinear

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

is brutish
בּער 
Ba`ar 
Usage: 94

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

צרף 
Tsaraph 
Usage: 33

יבשׁ 
Yabesh 
Usage: 69

by the graven image
פּסל 
Pecel 
Usage: 31

נסך נסך 
Necek 
Usage: 64

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

and there is no breath
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

A Message Concerning Babylon

16 When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens,
And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth;
He makes lightning for the rain
And brings forth the wind from His storehouses.
17 All mankind is stupid, devoid of knowledge;
Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols,
For his molten images are deceitful,
And there is no breath in them.
18 They are worthless, a work of mockery;
In the time of their punishment they will perish.



Cross References

Jeremiah 10:14

Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge;
Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols;
For his molten images are deceitful,
And there is no breath in them.

Habakkuk 2:18-19

“What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it,
Or an image, a teacher of falsehood?
For its maker trusts in his own handiwork
When he fashions speechless idols.

Isaiah 44:18-20

They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend.

Psalm 14:2

The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men
To see if there are any who understand,
Who seek after God.

Psalm 53:1-2

For the choir director; according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David.
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,”
They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice;
There is no one who does good.

Psalm 92:5-6

How great are Your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep.

Psalm 115:5

They have mouths, but they cannot speak;
They have eyes, but they cannot see;

Psalm 115:8

Those who make them will become like them,
Everyone who trusts in them.

Psalm 135:17-18

They have ears, but they do not hear,
Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths.

Jeremiah 50:2

Declare and proclaim among the nations.
Proclaim it and lift up a standard.
Do not conceal it but say,
Babylon has been captured,
Bel has been put to shame, Marduk has been shattered;
Her images have been put to shame, her idols have been shattered.’

Romans 1:20-23

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

1 Corinthians 1:19-21

For it is written,
I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And the cleverness of the clever I will set aside.”

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