Isaiah 37:19
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New International Version
They have thrown their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods but only wood and stone, fashioned by human hands.

New Living Translation
And they have thrown the gods of these nations into the fire and burned them. But of course the Assyrians could destroy them! They were not gods at all--only idols of wood and stone shaped by human hands.

English Standard Version
and have cast their gods into the fire. For they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone. Therefore they were destroyed.

Berean Study Bible
They have cast their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods, but only wood and stone—the work of human hands.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

Christian Standard Bible
They have thrown their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but made from wood and stone by human hands. So they have destroyed them.

Contemporary English Version
They destroyed the idols of wood and stone that the people of those nations had made and worshiped.

Good News Translation
and burned up their gods--which were no gods at all, only images of wood and stone made by human hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have thrown their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but made by human hands--wood and stone. So they have destroyed them.

International Standard Version
and have thrown their gods into the fire—but they are not gods, but rather the products of human hands, mere wood and stone. So the Assyrians destroyed them.

NET Bible
They have burned the gods of the nations, for they are not really gods, but only the product of human hands manufactured from wood and stone. That is why the Assyrians could destroy them.

New Heart English Bible
and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone; therefore they have destroyed them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They have thrown the gods from these countries into fires because these gods aren't real gods. They're only wooden and stone statues made by human hands. So the Assyrians have destroyed them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone; therefore they have destroyed them.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone; therefore they have destroyed them.

King James 2000 Bible
And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

American King James Version
And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

American Standard Version
and have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone; therefore they have destroyed them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods, but the works of men's hands, of wood and stone: and they broke them in pieces.

Darby Bible Translation
and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone; and they have destroyed them.

English Revised Version
and have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone; therefore they have destroyed them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

World English Bible
and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone; therefore they have destroyed them.

Young's Literal Translation
so as to put their gods into fire -- for they are no gods, but work of the hands of man, wood and stone -- and they destroy them.
Study Bible
Hezekiah's Prayer
18Truly, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all these countries and their lands. 19They have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods, but only wood and stone fashioned by human hands. So they have destroyed them. 20And now, O LORD our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, O LORD, are God.”…
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, made by the hands of men.

Isaiah 2:8
Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made.

Isaiah 17:8
They will not look to the altars they have made with their hands or to the Asherahs and incense altars they have made with their fingers.

Isaiah 26:14
The dead will not live; the departed spirits will not rise. Therefore You have punished and destroyed them; You have wiped out all memory of them.

Isaiah 41:24
Behold, you are nothing and your work is of no value. Anyone who chooses you is detestable.

Isaiah 41:29
See, they are all a delusion; their works amount to nothing; their images are as empty as the wind.

Jeremiah 1:16
I will pronounce My judgments against them for all the evil they did, when they abandoned Me to burn incense to other gods and to worship the works of their own hands.

Jeremiah 2:11
Has a nation ever changed its gods? (though they were no gods at all!) Yet My people have exchanged their Glory for idols that are useless.

Jeremiah 16:20
Can man make gods for himself? Such are not gods!

Daniel 5:23
Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. The vessels from His house were brought to you, and as you drank wine from them with your nobles, wives, and concubines, you praised gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you have failed to glorify the God who holds in His hand your very breath and all your ways.

Daniel 11:8
He will take even their gods captive to Egypt, with their metal images and their precious vessels of silver and gold. For some years he will stay away from the king of the North,

Treasury of Scripture

And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

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Isaiah 36:18-20 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, the LORD will deliver us…

Isaiah 46:1,2 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops, their idols were on the beasts, and on …

Exodus 32:20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, …

2 Samuel 5:21 And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.

cast. Heb. given
no gods

Isaiah 40:19-21 The workman melts a graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over …

Isaiah 41:7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smoothes with …

Isaiah 44:9,10,17 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable …

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

Jeremiah 10:3-6,11 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of …

Hosea 8:6 For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is …







Verse 19. - And have cast their gods into the fire. The more valuable of the foreign idols were usually carried off by the Assyrians, and placed in the shrines of their own gods as trophies of victory; but no doubt great numbers of the inferior idols. which were of wood, not even coated with metal - the ξόανα of the Greeks - were burnt. For they were no gods (temp. Jeremiah 2:11; Jeremiah 5:7; Jeremiah 16:20, etc.). Isaiah's favourite word for "idols" is elilim, which is, etymologically, "not-gods" (Isaiah 2:8, 18, 20; Isaiah 10:10, 11; Isaiah 19:1, 3; Isaiah 31:7). The work of men's hands (see Isaiah 2:8; Isaiah 40:19; Isaiah 41:7, etc.). The absurdity of men's worshipping as gods what their own hands had made is ever increasingly ridiculed by the religious Jews (comp. Psalm 115:4-8; Isaiah 44:9-20; Jeremiah 10:3-15; 'Ep of Jeremy,' 8-73). And, have cast their gods into the fire..... And burnt them; and it may well be asked, where are they? Isaiah 36:19,

for they were no gods, but the works of men's hands, wood and stone; they were made of wood or of stone, and therefore could not be called gods; nor could they save the nations that worshipped them, nor themselves, from the fire:

therefore they have destroyed them; the Assyrian kings were able to do it, and did do it, because they were idols of wood or stone; but it did not therefore follow, that they were a match for the God of Israel, the true, and living God. 19. cast … gods into … fire—The policy of the Assyrians in order to alienate the conquered peoples from their own countries was, both to deport them elsewhere, and to destroy the tutelary idols of their nation, the strongest tie which bound them to their native land. The Roman policy was just the reverse.37:1-38 This chapter is the same as 2Ki 19
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