New American Standard Bible
Thus they exchanged their glory For the image of an ox that eats grass.
King James Bible
Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
Darby Bible Translation
And they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
World English Bible
Thus they exchanged their glory for an image of a bull that eats grass.
Young's Literal Translation
And change their Honour Into the form of an ox eating herbs.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thus they changed their glory - Their true glory - the proper object of worship - God. Compare the notes at Romans 1:23. They "exchanged" that as an object of worship for the image of an ox.
Into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass - Into the likeness of an ox. That is, They worshipped God under that image. The circumstance of its "eating grass" is added to show the absurdity of the act. Instead of worshipping God - an independent Being, who does not need to be supported, but who himself sustains all things, and provides for all - they worshipped an animal that had need of constant sustenance, and would itself soon die if deprived of its proper nourishment. Compare the notes at Isaiah 40:18-20; notes at Isaiah 41:6-7.
LibraryWhy are Men Saved?
"The hand that made us is Divine." If we listen to the rippling of the freshet at the mountain side, to the tumbling of the avalanche, to the lowing of the cattle, to the singing of the birds, to every voice and sound of nature, we shall hear this answer to the question, "God is our maker; he hath made us, and not we ourselves." The next question, as to design--Why were these things made?--is not so easy to answer, apart from Scripture; but when we look at Scripture we discover this fact--that as …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Fourteenth Day. The Holy one of God.
and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
"Has a nation changed gods When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit.
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