Isaiah 44:10
New International Version
Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit nothing?

New Living Translation
Who but a fool would make his own god— an idol that cannot help him one bit?

English Standard Version
Who fashions a god or casts an idol that is profitable for nothing?

Berean Study Bible
Who fashions a god or casts an idol which profits him nothing?

King James Bible
Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?

New King James Version
Who would form a god or mold an image That profits him nothing?

New American Standard Bible
Who has fashioned a god or cast an idol to no benefit?

NASB 1995
Who has fashioned a god or cast an idol to no profit?

NASB 1977
Who has fashioned a god or cast an idol to no profit?

Amplified Bible
Who has made a god or cast an idol which is profitable for nothing?

Christian Standard Bible
Who makes a god or casts a metal image that benefits no one?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who makes a god or casts a metal image for no profit?

American Standard Version
Who hath fashioned a god, or molten an image that is profitable for nothing?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
that form a god, and all that grave worthless things:

Contemporary English Version
Why make an idol or an image that can't do a thing?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who hath formed a god, and made a graven thing that is profitable for nothing?

English Revised Version
Who hath fashioned a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?

Good News Translation
It does no good to make a metal image to worship as a god!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Nothing comes from making gods or casting metal idols.

International Standard Version
Who would shape a god or cast an image that profits nothing?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who hath fashioned a god, or molten an image That is profitable for nothing?

Literal Standard Version
Who has formed a god, "" And poured out a molten image—not profitable?

NET Bible
Who forms a god and casts an idol that will prove worthless?

New Heart English Bible
Who has fashioned a god, or molds an image that is profitable for nothing?

World English Bible
Who has fashioned a god, or molds an image that is profitable for nothing?

Young's Literal Translation
Who hath formed a god, And a molten image poured out -- not profitable?

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The LORD has Chosen Israel
9All makers of idols are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Their witnesses fail to see or comprehend, so they are put to shame. 10Who fashions a god or casts an idol which profits him nothing? 11Behold, all his companions will be put to shame, for the craftsmen themselves are only human. Let them all assemble and take their stand; they will all be brought to terror and shame.…

Cross References
Acts 19:26
And you can see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in nearly the whole province of Asia, Paul has persuaded a great number of people to turn away. He says that man-made gods are no gods at all.

Psalm 115:4
Their idols are silver and gold, made by the hands of men.

Isaiah 40:19
To an idol that a craftsman casts and a metalworker overlays with gold and fits with silver chains?

Isaiah 41:29
See, they are all a delusion; their works amount to nothing; their images are as empty as the wind.

Jeremiah 10:5
Like scarecrows in a cucumber patch, their idols cannot speak. They must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them, for they can do no harm, and neither can they do any good."

Jeremiah 16:19
O LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in the day of distress, the nations will come to You from the ends of the earth, and they will say, "Our fathers inherited nothing but lies, worthless idols of no benefit at all.

Habakkuk 2:18
What use is an idol, that a craftsman should carve it--or an image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak.


Treasury of Scripture

Who has formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?

1 Kings 12:28
Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Jeremiah 10:5
They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

Daniel 3:1,14
Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon…









Verse 10. - Who hath... molten a graven image? Metal idols were mostly cast in the first instance, and then finished off with a graving-tool. "Who hath molten" means "who has been so foolish as to do so - to take so much trouble about a thing which cannot possibly profit any one?"

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Who
מִֽי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

fashions
יָצַ֥ר (yā·ṣar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3335: To mould into a, form, as a, potter, to determine

a god
אֵ֖ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

or casts
נָסָ֑ךְ (nā·sāḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5258: To pour out, a libation, to cast, to anoint a, king

an idol
וּפֶ֣סֶל (ū·p̄e·sel)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6459: An idol, image

which profits him
הוֹעִֽיל׃ (hō·w·‘îl)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3276: To confer or gain profit or benefit

nothing?
לְבִלְתִּ֖י (lə·ḇil·tî)
Preposition-l
Strong's Hebrew 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until


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