Jeremiah 16:20
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New International Version
Do people make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!"

New Living Translation
Can people make their own gods? These are not real gods at all!"

English Standard Version
Can man make for himself gods? Such are not gods!”

New American Standard Bible
Can man make gods for himself? Yet they are not gods!

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

Holman Christian Standard 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!

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?'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"People can't make gods for themselves. They aren't really gods.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall a man make unto himself gods, And they are no gods?

New American Standard 1977
Can man make gods for himself?
            Yet they are not gods!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall a man make gods unto himself? But they shall not be gods.

King James 2000 Bible
Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?

American King James Version
Shall a man make gods to himself, and they are no gods?

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall a man make gods unto himself, and there are no gods?

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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?

Young's Literal Translation
Doth man make for himself gods, And they -- no gods?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:14-21 The restoration from the Babylonish captivity would be remembered in place of the deliverance from Egypt; it also typified spiritual redemption, and the future deliverance of the church from antichristian oppression. But none of the sins of sinners can be hidden from God, or shall be overlooked by him. He will find out and raise up instruments of his wrath, that shall destroy the Jews, by fraud like fishers, by force like hunters. The prophet, rejoicing at the hope of mercy to come, addressed the Lord as his strength and refuge. The deliverance out of captivity shall be a figure of the great salvation to be wrought by the Messiah. The nations have often known the power of Jehovah in his wrath; but they shall know him as the strength of his people, and their refuge in time of trouble.
Study Bible
God will Restore Israel
19O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit." 20Can man make gods for himself? Yet they are not gods! 21"Therefore behold, I am going to make them know-- This time I will make them know My power and My might; And they shall know that My name is the LORD."…
Cross References
Galatians 4:8
Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.

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

Isaiah 37:19
and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but the work of men's hands, wood and stone. So they have destroyed them.

Jeremiah 2:11
"Has a nation changed gods When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit.

Jeremiah 5:7
"Why should I pardon you? Your sons have forsaken Me And sworn by those who are not gods. When I had fed them to the full, They committed adultery And trooped to the harlot's house.

Daniel 3:1
Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, the height of which was sixty cubits and its width six cubits; he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.

Hosea 8:4
They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointed princes, but I did not know it. With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves, That they might be cut off.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Psalm 115:4-8 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands…

Psalm 135:14-18 For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning …

Isaiah 36:19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? …

Isaiah 37:19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but …

Hosea 8:4-6 They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and …

Acts 19:26 Moreover you see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost …

Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to …

Galatians 4:8 However, then, when you knew not God, you did service to them which …

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