King James Version
The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
Darby Bible Translation
The workman casteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains for it.
World English Bible
A workman has cast an image, and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts silver chains for it.
Young's Literal Translation
The graven image poured out hath a artisan, And a refiner with gold spreadeth it over, And chains of silver he is refining.
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The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.Isaiah 40:19 Parallel Commentaries
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Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.
So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.
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