New International Version
As for an idol, a metalworker casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it.
King James Bible
The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
Darby Bible Translation
The workman casteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains [for it].
World English Bible
A workman has cast an image, and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts silver chains for it.
Young's Literal Translation
The graven image poured out hath a artisan, And a refiner with gold spreadeth it over, And chains of silver he is refining.
Isaiah 40:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And casteth silver chains "And forgeth for it chains of silver" - For צורף tsoreph, the participle, twenty-seven MSS., five ancient, and three editions, read צרף tsaraph, pret. third person.
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"And the Redeemer Shall Come unto Zion, and unto them that Turn,"
But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands.
Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made.
In that day people will throw away to the moles and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship.
Then you will desecrate your idols overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold; you will throw them away like a menstrual cloth and say to them, "Away with you!"
The metalworker encourages the goldsmith, and the one who smooths with the hammer spurs on the one who strikes the anvil. One says of the welding, "It is good." The other nails down the idol so it will not topple.
Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit nothing?
The blacksmith takes a tool and works with it in the coals; he shapes an idol with hammers, he forges it with the might of his arm. He gets hungry and loses his strength; he drinks no water and grows faint.
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