New International Version
They are all senseless and foolish; they are taught by worthless wooden idols.
King James Bible
But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.
Darby Bible Translation
But they are one and all senseless and foolish; the teaching of vanities is a stock.
World English Bible
But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.
Young's Literal Translation
And in one they are brutish and foolish, An instruction of vanities is the tree itself.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The stock is a doctrine of vanities - Dr. Blayney translates, - "The wood itself is a rebuker of vanities." The very tree out of which the god is hewn demonstrates the vanity and folly of the idolaters; for, can all the art of man make out of a log of wood an animate and intelligent being?
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altogether. Heb. in one, or at once. brutish.
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