Jeremiah 10:4
New International Version
They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.

New Living Translation
They decorate it with gold and silver and then fasten it securely with hammer and nails so it won’t fall over.

English Standard Version
They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move.

Berean Study Bible
They adorn it with silver and gold and fasten it with hammer and nails, so that it will not totter.

King James Bible
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

New King James Version
They decorate it with silver and gold; They fasten it with nails and hammers So that it will not topple.

New American Standard Bible
“They decorate the idol with silver and gold; They fasten it with nails and hammers So that it will not totter.

NASB 1995
"They decorate it with silver and with gold; They fasten it with nails and with hammers So that it will not totter.

NASB 1977
“They decorate it with silver and with gold; They fasten it with nails and with hammers So that it will not totter.

Amplified Bible
“They adorn the idol with silver and with gold; They fasten it with hammers and nails So that it will not fall apart.

Christian Standard Bible
He decorates it with silver and gold. It is fastened with hammer and nails, so it won’t totter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He decorates it with silver and gold. It is fastened with hammer and nails, so it won't totter.

American Standard Version
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
With silver and with gold overlaid, with spikes and with nails they secure them that they will not be removed

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They are beautified with silver and gold, they fix them with hammers and nails;

Contemporary English Version
cover it with silver and gold, and then nail it down so it won't fall over.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath decked it with silver and gold: he hath put it together with nails and hammers, that it may not fall asunder.

English Revised Version
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Good News Translation
and decorated with silver and gold. It is fastened down with nails to keep it from falling over.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Craftsmen decorate them with silver and gold and fasten them [together] with hammers and nails so that they won't fall over.

International Standard Version
They decorate it with silver and gold. They secure it with nails and hammers so it won't totter.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They deck it with silver and with gold, They fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Literal Standard Version
They beautify it with silver and with gold, "" They fix it with nails and with hammers, "" And it does not stumble.

NET Bible
He decorates it with overlays of silver and gold. He uses hammer and nails to fasten it together so that it will not fall over.

New Heart English Bible
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it not move.

World English Bible
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it not move.

Young's Literal Translation
With silver and with gold they beautify it, With nails and with hammers they fix it, And it doth not stumble.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Sovereignty of God
3For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut down a tree from the forest; it is shaped with a chisel by the hands of a craftsman. 4They adorn it with silver and gold and fasten it with hammer and nails, so that it will not totter. 5Like scarecrows in a cucumber patch, their idols cannot speak. They must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them, for they can do no harm, and neither can they do any good.”…

Cross References
Psalm 115:4
Their idols are silver and gold, made by the hands of men.

Isaiah 40:19
To an idol that a craftsman casts and a metalworker overlays with gold and fits with silver chains?

Isaiah 40:20
To one bereft of an offering who chooses wood that will not rot, who seeks a skilled craftsman to set up an idol that will not topple?

Isaiah 41:7
The craftsman encourages the goldsmith, and he who wields the hammer cheers him who strikes the anvil, saying of the welding, "It is good." He nails it down so it will not be toppled.

Isaiah 46:6
They pour out their bags of gold and weigh out silver on scales; they hire a goldsmith to fashion it into a god, so they can bow down and worship.

Hosea 13:2
Now they sin more and more and make for themselves cast images, idols skillfully made from their silver, all of them the work of craftsmen. People say of them, "They offer human sacrifice and kiss the calves!"

Habakkuk 2:19
Woe to him who says to wood, 'Awake!' or to silent stone, 'Arise!' Can it give guidance? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, yet there is no breath in it at all."


Treasury of Scripture

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

deck.

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

Psalm 135:15
The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

Isaiah 40:19,20
The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains…

fasten.

Isaiah 41:6
They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.

Isaiah 44:12
The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.

Isaiah 46:7
They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.









Verse 4. - They deck it... that it move not. The close resemblance of this verse to Isaiah 40:19, 20; Isaiah 41:7, will strike every reader. "Move" should rather be totter.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They adorn it
יְיַפֵּ֑הוּ (yə·yap·pê·hū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3302: To be bright, beautiful

with silver
בְּכֶ֥סֶף (bə·ḵe·sep̄)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

and gold
וּבְזָהָ֖ב (ū·ḇə·zā·hāḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

and fasten it
יְחַזְּק֖וּם (yə·ḥaz·zə·qūm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

with hammer
וּבְמַקָּב֛וֹת (ū·ḇə·maq·qā·ḇō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4717: A perforatrix, a hammer

and nails,
בְּמַסְמְר֧וֹת (bə·mas·mə·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4548: A nail

so that it will not
וְל֥וֹא (wə·lō·w)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

totter.
יָפִֽיק׃ (yā·p̄îq)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6328: To reel, totter


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