Jeremiah 10:15
New International Version
They are worthless, the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish.

New Living Translation
Idols are worthless; they are ridiculous lies! On the day of reckoning they will all be destroyed.

English Standard Version
They are worthless, a work of delusion; at the time of their punishment they shall perish.

Berean Study Bible
They are worthless, a work to be mocked. In the time of their punishment they will perish.

King James Bible
They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

New King James Version
They are futile, a work of errors; In the time of their punishment they shall perish.

New American Standard Bible
They are worthless, a work of mockery; At the time of their punishment they will perish.

NASB 1995
They are worthless, a work of mockery; In the time of their punishment they will perish.

NASB 1977
They are worthless, a work of mockery; In the time of their punishment they will perish.

Amplified Bible
They are worthless and devoid of promise, a work of delusion and mockery; In their time of [trial and] punishment they will perish [without hope].

Christian Standard Bible
They are worthless, a work to be mocked. At the time of their punishment they will be destroyed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are worthless, a work to be mocked. At the time of their punishment they will be destroyed.

American Standard Version
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They are nothing and the works are vanities. In the time that they are visited, they shall be destroyed

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They are vain works, wrought in mockery; in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Contemporary English Version
Idols are merely a joke, and when the time is right, they will be destroyed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are vain things and a ridiculous work: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

English Revised Version
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Good News Translation
They are worthless and should be despised; they will be destroyed when the LORD comes to deal with them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They are worthless jokes. When they are punished, they disappear.

International Standard Version
They're worthless, a work of mockery, and when the time of punishment comes, they'll perish.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They are vanity, a work of delusion; In the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Literal Standard Version
They [are] vanity, work of erring ones, "" They perish in the time of their inspection.

NET Bible
They are worthless, mere objects to be mocked. When the time comes to punish them, they will be destroyed.

New Heart English Bible
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

World English Bible
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Young's Literal Translation
Vanity are they, work of erring ones, In the time of their inspection they perish.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Sovereignty of God
14Every man is senseless and devoid of knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols. For his molten images are a fraud, and there is no breath in them. 15They are worthless, a work to be mocked. In the time of their punishment they will perish. 16The Portion of Jacob is not like these, for He is the Maker of all things, and Israel is the tribe of His inheritance—the LORD of Hosts is His name.…

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

Jeremiah 8:12
Are they ashamed of the abomination they have committed? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; when I punish them, they will collapse, says the LORD.

Jeremiah 8:19
Listen to the cry of the daughter of my people from a land far away: "Is the LORD no longer in Zion? Is her King no longer there?" "Why have they provoked Me to anger with their carved images, with their worthless foreign idols?"

Jeremiah 14:22
Can the worthless idols of the nations bring rain? Do the skies alone send showers? Is this not by You, O LORD our God? So we put our hope in You, for You have done all these things.

Jeremiah 18:15
Yet My people have forgotten Me. They burn incense to worthless idols that make them stumble in their ways, leaving the ancient roads to walk on rutted bypaths instead of on the highway.

Jeremiah 51:18
They are worthless, a work to be mocked. In the time of their punishment they will perish.

Hosea 9:7
The days of punishment have come; the days of retribution have arrived--let Israel know it. The prophet is called a fool, and the inspired man insane, because of the greatness of your iniquity and hostility.


Treasury of Scripture

They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

vanity.

Jeremiah 10:8
But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

Jeremiah 8:19
Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?

Jeremiah 14:22
Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.

in the.

Jeremiah 10:11
Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.

Jeremiah 8:12
Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 2:18-21
And the idols he shall utterly abolish…









(15) The work of errors.--Better, a work of mockery, i.e., worthy of that and of that only, the word being apparently substituted, after Jeremiah's manner, for the technical word, not unlike in sound, which is translated "image work" in 2Chronicles 3:10.

In the time of their visitation.--i.e., in the time when they are visited with punishment, as in 1Peter 2:12; Isaiah 10:3, and Luke 19:44.

Verse 15. - The very essence of idols is vanity; they are unreal as "a breath;" they are, not so much the work of errors as a work of mockery, i.e. not opus rise dignum, but a work which rewards the efforts bestowed upon its production by disappointment.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They
הֵ֔מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

are worthless,
הֶ֣בֶל (he·ḇel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1892: Emptiness, vanity, transitory, unsatisfactory

a work
מַעֲשֵׂ֖ה (ma·‘ă·śêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

to be mocked.
תַּעְתֻּעִ֑ים (ta‘·tu·‘îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8595: A fraud

In the time
בְּעֵ֥ת (bə·‘êṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 6256: Time, now, when

of their punishment,
פְּקֻדָּתָ֖ם (pə·qud·dā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6486: Oversight, mustering, visitation, store

they will perish.
יֹאבֵֽדוּ׃ (yō·ḇê·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish


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