Isaiah 44:17
New International Version
From the rest he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it and worships. He prays to it and says, “Save me! You are my god!”

New Living Translation
Then he takes what’s left and makes his god: a carved idol! He falls down in front of it, worshiping and praying to it. “Rescue me!” he says. “You are my god!”

English Standard Version
And the rest of it he makes into a god, his idol, and falls down to it and worships it. He prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god!”

Berean Study Bible
From the rest he makes a god, his graven image. He bows down to it and worships; he prays to it and says, “Save me, for you are my god.”

King James Bible
And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.

New King James Version
And the rest of it he makes into a god, His carved image. He falls down before it and worships it, Prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god!”

New American Standard Bible
Yet the rest of it he makes into a god, his carved image. He bows down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, “Save me, for you are my god.”

NASB 1995
But the rest of it he makes into a god, his graven image. He falls down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god.”

NASB 1977
But the rest of it he makes into a god, his graven image. He falls down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for thou art my god.”

Amplified Bible
But from what is left of the wood he makes a god, his carved idol. He falls down before it, he worships it and prays to it and says, “Save me, for you are my god.”

Christian Standard Bible
He makes a god or his idol with the rest of it. He bows down to it and worships; he prays to it, “Save me, for you are my god.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He makes a god or his idol with the rest of it. He bows down to it and worships; He prays to it, “Save me, for you are my god.”

American Standard Version
And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image; he falleth down unto it and worshippeth, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the rest they made a god, a carved image, and they bowed to it and they prayed to it, and they said: “Deliver us, because you are our god!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the rest he makes a graven god, and worships, and prays, saying, Deliver me; for thou art my God.

Contemporary English Version
Afterwards, he bows down to worship the wooden idol. "Protect me!" he says. "You are my god."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the residue thereof he made a god, and a graven thing for himself: he boweth down before it, and adoreth it, and prayeth unto it, saying: Deliver me, for thou art my God.

English Revised Version
And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it and worshippeth, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.

Good News Translation
The rest of the wood he makes into an idol, and then he bows down and worships it. He prays to it and says, "You are my god--save me!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the rest of the wood they make into gods, carved statues. They bow to them and worship them. They pray to them, saying, "Rescue us, because you are our gods."

International Standard Version
And the rest of it he makes into a god. To blocks of wood he bows down, worships, prays, and says, "Save me, since you are my god."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image; He falleth down unto it and worshippeth, and prayeth unto it, And saith: 'Deliver me, for thou art my god.'

Literal Standard Version
And he has made its remnant for a god—For his carved image, He falls down to it, and worships, And prays to it, and he says, “Deliver me, for you [are] my god.”

NET Bible
With the rest of it he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it and worships it. He prays to it, saying, 'Rescue me, for you are my god!'

New Heart English Bible
The rest of it he makes into a god, even his engraved image. He bows down to it and worships, and prays to it, and says, "Deliver me; for you are my god."

World English Bible
The rest of it he makes into a god, even his engraved image. He bows down to it and worships, and prays to it, and says, "Deliver me; for you are my god!"

Young's Literal Translation
And its remnant for a god he hath made -- For his graven image, He falleth down to it, and worshippeth, And prayeth unto it, and he saith, 'Deliver me, for my god thou art.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD has Chosen Israel
16He burns half of it in the fire, and he roasts meat on that half. He eats the roast and is satisfied. Indeed, he warms himself and says, “Ah! I am warm; I see the fire.” 17From the rest he makes a god, his graven image. He bows down to it and worships; he prays to it and says, “Save me, for you are my god.” 18They do not comprehend or discern, for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see and closed their minds so they cannot understand.…

Cross References
Acts 19:27
There is danger not only that our business will fall into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited and her majesty deposed--she who is worshiped by all the province of Asia and the whole world."

1 Kings 18:26
And they took the bull that was given them, prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon, shouting, "O Baal, answer us!" But there was no sound, and no one answered as they leaped around the altar they had made.

1 Kings 18:28
So they shouted louder and cut themselves with knives and lances, as was their custom, until the blood gushed over them.

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 44:15
It serves as fuel for man. He takes some of it to warm himself, and he kindles a fire and bakes his bread; he even fashions it into a god and worships it; he makes an idol and bows down to it.

Isaiah 44:16
He burns half of it in the fire, and he roasts meat on that half. He eats the roast and is satisfied. Indeed, he warms himself and says, "Ah! I am warm; I see the fire."

Isaiah 45:20
Come, gather together, and draw near, you fugitives from the nations. Ignorant are those who carry idols of wood and pray to a god that cannot save.


Treasury of Scripture

And the residue thereof he makes a god, even his graven image: he falls down to it, and worships it, and prays to it, and said, Deliver me; for you are my god.

deliver me

Isaiah 36:19,20
Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand? …

Isaiah 37:38
And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

Daniel 3:17,29
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king…









Verse 17. - The residue thereof; i.e. the other half.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
From the rest
וּשְׁאֵ֣רִית֔וֹ (ū·šə·’ê·rî·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7611: Rest, residue, remnant, remainder

he makes
עָשָׂ֖ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

a god,
לְאֵ֥ל (lə·’êl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

his graven image.
לְפִסְל֑וֹ (lə·p̄is·lōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6459: An idol, image

He bows down to it
יִסְגָּד־ (yis·gāḏ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5456: To prostrate oneself (in worship)

and worships;
וְיִשְׁתַּ֙חוּ֙ (wə·yiš·ta·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7812: To depress, prostrate

he prays
וְיִתְפַּלֵּ֣ל (wə·yiṯ·pal·lêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6419: To judge, to intercede, pray

to it
אֵלָ֔יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

and says,
וְיֹאמַר֙ (wə·yō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Save me,
הַצִּילֵ֔נִי (haṣ·ṣî·lê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you
אָֽתָּה׃ (’āt·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are my god.”
אֵלִ֖י (’ê·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty


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