Jeremiah 51:18
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, 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 (empty, false, futile), a work of delusion and worthy of derision; In the time of their inspection and punishment they will perish.

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 of fools. In the time that they are sentenced, they shall be destroyed

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They are vain works, objects of scorn; 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 works, and worthy to be laughed at, 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 can't breathe. They are worthless jokes. When they are punished, they will 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—a work of errors, They perish in the time of their inspection.

NET Bible
They are worthless, objects to be ridiculed. 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 errors, In the time of their inspection they perish.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Song of Praise
17Every 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. 18They are worthless, a work to be mocked. In the time of their punishment they will perish. 19The Portion of Jacob is not like these, for He is the Maker of all things, and of the tribe of His inheritance—the LORD of Hosts is His name.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 10:14
Every 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.

Jeremiah 10:15
They are worthless, a work to be mocked. In the time of their punishment they will perish.

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.


Treasury of Scripture

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

vanity

Jeremiah 10:8,15
But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities…

Jonah 2:8
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Acts 14:15
And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

in the

Jeremiah 43:12,13
And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace…

Jeremiah 46:25
The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saith; Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him:

Jeremiah 48:7
For because thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes together.











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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