Jeremiah 10:4
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New International Version
They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.

New Living Translation
They decorate it with gold and silver and then fasten it securely with hammer and nails so it won't fall over.

English Standard Version
They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move.

New American Standard Bible
"They decorate it with silver and with gold; They fasten it with nails and with hammers So that it will not totter.

King James Bible
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He decorates it with silver and gold. It is fastened with hammer and nails, so it won't totter.

International Standard Version
They decorate it with silver and gold. They secure it with nails and hammers so it won't totter.

NET Bible
He decorates it with overlays of silver and gold. He uses hammer and nails to fasten it together so that it will not fall over.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Craftsmen decorate them with silver and gold and fasten them [together] with hammers and nails so that they won't fall over.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They deck it with silver and with gold, They fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

New American Standard 1977
“They decorate it with silver and with gold;
            They fasten it with nails and with hammers
            So that it will not totter.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails, that it not move.

King James 2000 Bible
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it moves not.

American King James Version
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

American Standard Version
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath decked it with silver and gold: he hath put it together with nails and hammers, that it may not fall asunder.

Darby Bible Translation
they deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

English Revised Version
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Webster's Bible Translation
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it may not move.

World English Bible
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it not move.

Young's Literal Translation
With silver and with gold they beautify it, With nails and with hammers they fix it, And it doth not stumble.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:1-16 The prophet shows the glory of Israel's God, and exposes the folly of idolaters. Charms and other attempts to obtain supernatural help, or to pry into futurity, are copied from the wicked customs of the heathen. Let us stand in awe, and not dare provoke God, by giving that glory to another which is due to him alone. He is ready to forgive, and save all who repent and believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ. Faith learns these blessed truths from the word of God; but all knowledge not from that source, leads to doctrines of vanity.
Study Bible
The Sovereignty of God
3For the customs of the peoples are delusion; Because it is wood cut from the forest, The work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool. 4"They decorate it with silver and with gold; They fasten it with nails and with hammers So that it will not totter. 5"Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot walk! Do not fear them, For they can do no harm, Nor can they do any good."…
Cross References
Psalm 115:4
Their idols are silver and gold, The work of man's hands.

Isaiah 40:19
As for the idol, a craftsman casts it, A goldsmith plates it with gold, And a silversmith fashions chains of silver.

Isaiah 40:20
He who is too impoverished for such an offering Selects a tree that does not rot; He seeks out for himself a skillful craftsman To prepare an idol that will not totter.

Isaiah 41:7
So the craftsman encourages the smelter, And he who smooths metal with the hammer encourages him who beats the anvil, Saying of the soldering, "It is good"; And he fastens it with nails, So that it will not totter.

Isaiah 46:6
"Those who lavish gold from the purse And weigh silver on the scale Hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god; They bow down, indeed they worship it.

Hosea 13:2
And now they sin more and more, And make for themselves molten images, Idols skillfully made from their silver, All of them the work of craftsmen. They say of them, "Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!"

Habakkuk 2:19
"Woe to him who says to a piece of wood, 'Awake!' To a mute stone, 'Arise!' And that is your teacher? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, And there is no breath at all inside it.
Treasury of Scripture

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

deck.

Psalm 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

Psalm 135:15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

Isaiah 40:19,20 The workman melts a graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over …

fasten.

Isaiah 41:6 They helped every one his neighbor; and every one said to his brother, …

Isaiah 44:12 The smith with the tongs both works in the coals, and fashions it …

Isaiah 46:7 They bear him on the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his …

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