Jeremiah 10:4
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"They decorateיְיַפֵּ֑הוּ
(ye·yap·pe·hu;)
3302: to be fair or beautifula prim. root
[it] with silverבְּכֶ֥סֶף
(be·che·sef)
3701: silver, moneyfrom kasaph
and with gold;וּבְזָהָ֖ב
(u·ve·za·hav)
2091: goldof uncertain derivation
They fastenיְחַזְּק֖וּם
(ye·chaz·ze·kum)
2388: to be or grow firm or strong, strengthena prim. root
it with nailsבְּמַסְמְרֹ֧ות
(be·mas·me·ro·vt)
4548: a nailperhaps from samar
and with hammersוּבְמַקָּבֹ֛ות
(u·ve·mak·ka·vo·vt)
4717: a hammerfrom naqab
So that it will not totter.יָפִֽיק׃
(ya·fik.)
6328: to reel, tottera prim. root









KJV Lexicon
They deck
yaphah  (yaw-faw')
to be bright, i.e. (by implication) beautiful -- be beautiful, be (make self) fair(-r), deck.
it with silver
keceph  (keh'-sef)
silver (from its pale color); by implication, money -- money, price, silver(-ling).
and with gold
zahab  (zaw-hawb')
gold, figuratively, something gold-colored (i.e. yellow), as oil, a clear sky -- gold(-en), fair weather.
they fasten
chazaq  (khaw-zak')
to fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer
it with nails
macmer  (mas-mare')
a peg (as bristling from the surface) -- nail.
and with hammers
maqqabah  (mak-kaw-baw')
a perforatrix, i.e. a hammer (as piercing) -- hammer.
that it move
puwq  (pook)
to waver -- stumble, move.
not
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"They decorate it with silver and with gold; They fasten it with nails and with hammers 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.

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

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

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.

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.

King James 2000 Bible
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it moves not.
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