New Living Translation
"What good is an idol carved by man, or a cast image that deceives you? How foolish to trust in your own creation--a god that can't even talk!
King James Bible
What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
Darby Bible Translation
What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it? the molten image, and the teacher of falsehood, that the maker of his work dependeth thereon, to make dumb idols?
World English Bible
"What value does the engraved image have, that its maker has engraved it; the molten image, even the teacher of lies, that he who fashions its form trusts in it, to make mute idols?
Young's Literal Translation
What profit hath a graven image given That its former hath graven it? A molten image and teacher of falsehood, That trusted hath the former on his own formation -- to make dumb idols?
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1 Corinthians 12:2
You know that when you were still pagans, you were led astray and swept along in worshiping speechless idols.
1 Samuel 12:21
Don't go back to worshiping worthless idols that cannot help or rescue you--they are totally useless!
Those who worship idols are disgraced--all who brag about their worthless gods--for every god must bow to him.
Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.
And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.
Can he be compared to an idol formed in a mold, overlaid with gold, and decorated with silver chains?
"Who told you from the beginning that this would happen? Who predicted this, making you admit that he was right? No one said a word!
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