Habakkuk 2:18
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
4100 [e]מָֽה־
māh-
WhatInterrog
3276 [e]הוֹעִ֣יל
hō-w-‘îl
profit isV-Hifil-Perf-3ms
6459 [e]פֶּ֗סֶל
pe-sel,
the imageN-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֤י
thatConj
6458 [e]פְסָלוֹ֙
p̄ə-sā-lōw
should carve itV-Qal-Perf-3ms | 3ms
3336 [e]יֹֽצְר֔וֹ
yō-ṣə-rōw,
its makerV-Qal-Prtcpl-msc | 3ms
4541 [e]מַסֵּכָ֖ה
mas-sê-ḵāh
the molded imageN-fs
3384 [e]וּמ֣וֹרֶה
ū-mō-w-reh
and a teacherConj-w | V-Hifil-Prtcpl-ms
8267 [e]שָּׁ֑קֶר
šā-qer;
of liesN-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
thatConj
982 [e]בָטַ֞ח
ḇā-ṭaḥ
should trustV-Qal-Perf-3ms
3335 [e]יֹצֵ֤ר
yō-ṣêr
the makerV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
3335 [e]יִצְרוֹ֙
yiṣ-rōw
of its moldN-msc | 3ms
5921 [e]עָלָ֔יו
‘ā-lāw,
in itPrep | 3ms
6213 [e]לַעֲשׂ֖וֹת
la-‘ă-śō-wṯ
to makePrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
457 [e]אֱלִילִ֥ים
’ĕ-lî-lîm
idolsN-mp
483 [e]אִלְּמִֽים׃
’il-lə-mîm.
muteAdj-mp
  ס
s
-Punc









Hebrew Texts
חבקוק 2:18 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
מָֽה־הֹועִ֣יל פֶּ֗סֶל כִּ֤י פְסָלֹו֙ יֹֽצְרֹ֔ו מַסֵּכָ֖ה וּמֹ֣ורֶה שָּׁ֑קֶר כִּ֣י בָטַ֞ח יֹצֵ֤ר יִצְרֹו֙ עָלָ֔יו לַעֲשֹׂ֖ות אֱלִילִ֥ים אִלְּמִֽים׃ ס

חבקוק 2:18 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
מה־הועיל פסל כי פסלו יצרו מסכה ומורה שקר כי בטח יצר יצרו עליו לעשות אלילים אלמים׃ ס

חבקוק 2:18 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
מה־הועיל פסל כי פסלו יצרו מסכה ומורה שקר כי בטח יצר יצרו עליו לעשות אלילים אלמים׃ ס

חבקוק 2:18 Hebrew Bible
מה הועיל פסל כי פסלו יצרו מסכה ומורה שקר כי בטח יצר יצרו עליו לעשות אלילים אלמים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it, Or an image, a teacher of falsehood? For its maker trusts in his own handiwork When he fashions speechless idols.

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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What use is a carved idol after its craftsman carves it? It is only a cast image, a teacher of lies. For the one who crafts its shape trusts in it and makes idols that cannot speak.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

profiteth.

Isaiah 37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god…

Isaiah 42:17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust …

Isaiah 44:9,10 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable …

Isaiah 45:16,20 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall …

Isaiah 46:1,2,6-8 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops, their idols were on the beasts, and on …

Jeremiah 2:27,28 Saying to a stock, You are my father; and to a stone, You have brought …

Jeremiah 10:3-5 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of …

Jeremiah 50:2 Declare you among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; …

Romans 6:21 What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? …

a teacher.

Jeremiah 10:8,14,15 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine …

Jonah 2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Zechariah 10:2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, …

Romans 1:23-25 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made …

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

1 Timothy 4:1,2 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall …

Revelation 13:11-15 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had …

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked …

that the.

Psalm 115:4-8 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands…

Psalm 135:15-18 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands…

Isaiah 1:31 And the strong shall be as wick, and the maker of it as a spark, …

Isaiah 44:14-20 He hews him down cedars, and takes the cypress and the oak, which …

maker of his work. Heb. fashioner of his fashion. dumb.

1 Corinthians 12:2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, …

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