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An Israelite craftsman made the idol, and it is not a god at all! The gold bull worshiped in Samaria will be smashed to pieces!
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For itself also is the invention of Israel: a workman made it, and it is no god: for the calf of Samaria shall be turned to spiders' webs.
Psalm 106:19,20 They made also a calf in Horeb: and they adored the graven thing. . . .
Psalm 115:4-8 The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men. . . .
Psalm 135:15-18 The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of men's hands. . . .
Isaiah 44:9-20 The makers of idols are all of them nothing, and their best beloved things shall not profit them. They are their witnesses, that they do not see, nor understand, that they may be ashamed. . . .
Jeremiah 10:3-9,14 For the laws of the people are vain: for the works of the hand of the workman hath cut a tree out of the forest with an axe. . . .
Habakkuk 2:18 What doth the graven thing avail, because the maker thereof hath graven it, a molten, and a false image? because the forger thereof hath trusted in a thing of his own forging, to make dumb idols.
Acts 17:29 Being therefore the offspring of God, we must not suppose the divinity to be like unto gold or silver or stone, the graving of art and device of man.
Acts 19:26 And you see and hear that this Paul, by persuasion hath drawn away a great multitude, not only of Ephesus, but almost of all Asia, saying: they are not gods which are made by hands.
Hosea 10:2,5,6 Their heart is divided: now they shall perish: he shall break down their idols, he shall destroy their altars. . . .
Jeremiah 43:12,13 And he shall kindle a fire in the temples of the gods of Egypt, and he shall burn them, and he shall carry them away captives: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment: and he shall go forth from thence in peace. . . .
Jeremiah 50:2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish it, lift up a standard: proclaim, and conceal it not: say: Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is overthrown, their graven things are confounded, their idols are overthrown.
2 Kings 23:15,19 Moreover, the altar also that was at Bethel, and the high place, which Jeroboam, the son of Nabat, who made Israel to sin, had made: both the altar, and the high place, he broke down and burnt, and reduced to powder, and burnt the grove. . . .
2 Chronicles 31:1 And when these things had been duly celebrated, all Israel that were found in the cities of Juda, went out, and they broke the idols, and cut down the groves, demolished the high places, and destroyed the altars, not only out of all Juda and Benjamin, but out of Ephraim also and Manasses, till they had utterly destroyed them: then all the children of Israel returned to their possessions and cities.
2 Chronicles 34:6,7 And in the cities of Manasses, and of Ephraim, and of Simeon, even to Nephtali he demolished all. . . .
ContextIsrael will Reap the Whirlwind
…5Thy calf, O Samaria, is cast off, my wrath is kindled against them. How long will they be incapable of being cleansed? 6For itself also is the invention of Israel: a workman made it, and it is no god: for the calf of Samaria shall be turned to spiders' webs.7For they shall sow wind, and reap a whirlwind, there is no standing stalk in it, the bud shall yield no meal; and if it should yield, strangers shall eat it.…
And Moab shall be ashamed of Chamos, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, in which they trusted.
The inhabitants of Samaria have worshipped the calf of Bethaven: for the people thereof have mourned over it, and the wardens of its temple that rejoiced over it in its glory because it is departed from it.
And now they have sinned more and more: and they have made to themselves a molten thing of their silver as the likeness of idols: the whole is the work of craftsmen: to these that say: Sacrifice men, ye that adore calves.
Assyria shall not save us, we will not ride upon horses, neither will we say any more: The works of our hands are our gods: for thou wilt have mercy on the fatherless that is in thee.
Additional TranslationsFor this thing is from Israel—a craftsman made it, and it is not God. It will be broken to pieces, that calf of Samaria.For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
For from Israel is even this; the workman made it, and it is no God; yea, the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
Whereas the workman made it, and it is not God; wherefore thy calf, Samaria, was a deceiver:
For from Israel is this also: -- a workman made it, and it is no God: for the calf of Samaria shall be [broken in] pieces.
For from Israel is even this; the workman made it, and it is no God: yea, the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
For this is even from Israel! The workman made it, and it is no God; indeed, the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
For even it is of Israel; an artificer made it, And it is not God, For the calf of Samaria is fragments!
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