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- Isaiah 44:9-20 [ Verse 18 in Original: Hebrew / Greek ]
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- 9 Those who fashion a F635 graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put R1757 to shame. 10 Who has fashioned a god or cast an F636 idol to no R1758 profit? 11 Behold, all his companions will be put R1759 to shame, for the craftsmen themselves are mere men. Let them all assemble themselves, let them stand up, let them tremble, let them together be put to shame. 12 The man R1760 shapes iron into a cutting tool and does his work over the coals, fashioning F637 it with hammers and working it with his strong arm. He also gets hungry and his F638 strength fails; he drinks no water and becomes weary. 13 Another R1761 shapes wood, he extends a measuring line; he outlines it with red chalk. He works it with planes and outlines it with a compass, and makes it like the form of a man, like the beauty of man, R1762 so that it may sit in a house. R1763 14 Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress F639 or an oak and raises F640 it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow. 15 Then it becomes something for a man to burn, so he takes one of them and warms himself; he also makes a fire to bake bread. He also makes R1764 a god and worships it; he makes it a graven image and falls R1765 down before it. 16 Half of it he burns in the fire; over this half he eats meat as he roasts a roast and is satisfied. He also warms himself and says, "Aha! I am warm, I have seen the fire." 17 But the rest of it he makes R1766 into a god, his graven image. He falls down before it and worships; he also prays R1767 to it and says, "Deliver me, for you are my god." 18 They do not know, R1768 nor do they understand, for He has smeared R1769 over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend. 19 No one recalls, F641 nor is there knowledge R1770 or understanding to say, "I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals. I roast meat and eat it. Then I F642 make the rest of it into an abomination, R1771 I F643 fall down before a block of wood!" 20 He feeds R1772 F644 on ashes; a deceived R1773 heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver himself, F645 nor say, "Is R1774 there not a lie in my right hand?"
F635 Or an idol
F636 Or a graven image
F637 Lit and fashions
F638 Lit there is no strength
F639 Or holm-oak
F640 Lit makes strong
F641 Lit returns to his heart
F642 Or shall I make?
F643 Or shall I fall...?
F644 Or is a companion of ashes
F645 Lit his soul
R1757 Psalms 97:7; Isaiah 42:17; 44:11; 45:16
R1758 Isaiah 41:29; Jeremiah 10:5; Habakkuk 2:18; Acts 19:26
R1759 Psalms 97:7; Isaiah 42:17; 44:9; 45:16
R1760 Isaiah 40:19,20; 41:6,7; 46:6,7; Jeremiah 10:3-5; Habakkuk 2:18
R1761 Isaiah 41:7
R1762 Psalms 115:5-7
R1763 Judges 17:4,5; Ezekiel 8:10,11
R1764 Isaiah 44:17
R1765 2 Chronicles 25:14
R1766 Isaiah 44:15
R1767 1 Kings 18:26,28; Isaiah 45:20
R1768 Isaiah 1:3; Jeremiah 10:8,14
R1769 Psalms 81:12; Isaiah 6:9,10; 29:10
R1770 Isaiah 5:13; 44:18,19;
R1771 Deuteronomy 27:15; 1 Kings 11:5,7; 2 Kings 23:13,14
R1772 Psalms 102:9
R1773 Job 15:31; Hosea 4:12; Romans 1:21,22; 2 Thessalonians 2:11; 2 Timothy 3:13
R1774 Isaiah 57:11; 59:3,4,13; Romans 1:25
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