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He is not like an idol that workers make, that metalworkers cover with gold and set in a base of silver.
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Hath the workman cast a graven statue? or hath the goldsmith formed it with gold, or the silversmith with plates of silver?
Isaiah 37:18,19 For of a truth, O Lord, the kings of the Assyrians have laid waste lands, and their countries. . . .
Isaiah 41:6,7 Every one shall help his neighbour, and shall say to his brother: Be of good courage. . . .
Isaiah 44:10-12 Who hath formed a god, and made a graven thing that is profitable for nothing? . . .
Isaiah 46:6,7 To whom have you likened me, and made me equal, and compared me, and made me like? . . .
Exodus 32:2-4 And Aaron said to them: Take the golden earrings from the ears of your wives, and your sons and daughters, and bring them to me. . . .
Judges 17:4 And he restored them to his mother: and she took two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the silversmith, to make of them a graven and a molten God, which was in the house of Michas.
Psalm 115:4-8 The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men. . . .
Psalm 135:15,18 The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of men's hands. . . .
Jeremiah 10:3-5,9 For the laws of the people are vain: for the works of the hand of the workman hath cut a tree out of the forest with an axe. . . .
Hosea 8:6 For itself also is the invention of Israel: a workman made it, and it is no god: for the calf of Samaria shall be turned to spiders' webs.
Habakkuk 2:18,19 What doth the graven thing avail, because the maker thereof hath graven it, a molten, and a false image? because the forger thereof hath trusted in a thing of his own forging, to make dumb idols. . . .
ContextHere is Your God!
…18To whom then have you likened God? or what image will you make for him? 19Hath the workman cast a graven statue? or hath the goldsmith formed it with gold, or the silversmith with plates of silver?20He hath chosen strong wood, and that will not rot: the skilful workman seeketh how he may set up an idol that may not be moved.…
The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men.
And their land is filled with horses: and their chariots are innumerable. Their land also is full of idols: they have adored the work of their own hands, which their own fingers have made.
In that day a man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which he had made for himself to adore, moles and bats.
And thou shalt defile the plates of thy graven things of silver, and the garment of thy molten things of gold, and shalt cast them away as the uncleanness of a menstruous woman. Thou shalt say to it: Get thee hence.
The coppersmith striking with the hammer encouraged him that forged at that time, saying: It is ready for soldering: and he strengthened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
Who hath formed a god, and made a graven thing that is profitable for nothing?
The smith hath wrought with his file, with coals, and with hammers he hath formed it, and hath wrought with the strength of his arm: he shall hunger and faint, he shall drink no water, and shall be weary.
To whom have you likened me, and made me equal, and compared me, and made me like?
He hath decked it with silver and gold: he hath put it together with nails and hammers, that it may not fall asunder.
Silver spread into plates is brought from Tharsis, and gold from Ophaz: the work of the artificer, and of the hand of the coppersmith: violet and purple is their clothing: all these things are the work of artificers.
They drank wine, and praised their gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, and of wood, and of stone.
What doth the graven thing avail, because the maker thereof hath graven it, a molten, and a false image? because the forger thereof hath trusted in a thing of his own forging, to make dumb idols.
Woe to him that saith to wood: Awake: to the dumb stone: Arise: can it teach? Behold, it is laid over with gold, and silver, and there is no spirit in the bowels thereof.
Additional TranslationsTo an idol that a craftsman casts and a metalworker overlays with gold and fits with silver chains?The workman melts a graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over with gold, and casts silver chains.
The image, a workman hath cast it , and the goldsmith overlayeth it with gold, and casteth for it'silver chains.
Has not the artificer made an image, or the goldsmith having melted gold, gilt it over, and made it a similitude?
The workman casteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains [for it].
The graven image, a workman melted it, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth for it silver chains.
The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
A workman has cast an image, and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts silver chains for it.
The graven image poured out hath a artisan, And a refiner with gold spreadeth it over, And chains of silver he is refining.
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