Jeremiah 10:4
Good News Translation
and decorated with silver and gold. It is fastened down with nails to keep it from falling over.

Contemporary English Version
cover it with silver and gold, and then nail it down so it won't fall over.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath decked it with silver and gold: he hath put it together with nails and hammers, that it may not fall asunder.

New American Bible
adorned with silver and gold. With nails and hammers they are fastened, so they do not fall.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He hath decked it with silver and gold: he hath put it together with nails and hammers, that it may not fall asunder.

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Psalm 115:4 The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men.

Psalm 135:15 The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of men's hands.

Isaiah 40:19,20 Hath the workman cast a graven statue? or hath the goldsmith formed it with gold, or the silversmith with plates of silver? . . .

fasten.

Isaiah 41:6 Every one shall help his neighbour, and shall say to his brother: Be of good courage.

Isaiah 44:12 The smith hath wrought with his file, with coals, and with hammers he hath formed it, and hath wrought with the strength of his arm: he shall hunger and faint, he shall drink no water, and shall be weary.

Isaiah 46:7 You that contribute gold out of the bag, and weigh out silver in the scales: and hire a goldsmith to make a god: and they fall down and worship.

Context
The Sovereignty of God
3For 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. 4He hath decked it with silver and gold: he hath put it together with nails and hammers, that it may not fall asunder.5They are framed after the likeness of a palm tree, and shall not speak: they must be carried to be removed, because they cannot go. Therefore fear them not, for they can neither do evil nor good.…
Cross References
Psalm 115:4
The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men.

Isaiah 40:19
Hath the workman cast a graven statue? or hath the goldsmith formed it with gold, or the silversmith with plates of silver?

Isaiah 40:20
He hath chosen strong wood, and that will not rot: the skilful workman seeketh how he may set up an idol that may not be moved.

Isaiah 41:7
The coppersmith striking with the hammer encouraged him that forged at that time, saying: It is ready for soldering: and he strengthened it with nails, that it should not be moved.

Isaiah 46:6
To whom have you likened me, and made me equal, and compared me, and made me like?

Hosea 13:2
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.

Habakkuk 2:19
Woe to him that saith to wood: Awake: to the dumb stone: Arise: can it teach? Behold, it is laid over with gold, and silver, and there is no spirit in the bowels thereof.

Additional Translations
They adorn it with silver and gold and fasten it with hammer and nails, so that it will not totter.They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

They are beautified with silver and gold, they fix them with hammers and nails;

they deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it may not move.

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it not move.

With silver and with gold they beautify it, With nails and with hammers they fix it, And it doth not stumble.
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