King James Version
Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?
Darby Bible Translation
Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no-gods?
World English Bible
Shall a man make to himself gods, which yet are no gods?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth man make for himself gods, And they -- no gods?
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Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?Jeremiah 16:20 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryDegrees of Sin
Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous? Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others. He that delivered me unto thee, has the greater sin.' John 19: 11. The Stoic philosophers held that all sins were equal; but this Scripture clearly holds forth that there is a gradual difference in sin; some are greater than others; some are mighty sins,' and crying sins.' Amos 5: 12; Gen 18: 21. Every sin has a voice to speak, but some …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
Healing the Centurion's Servant.
Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.
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.
They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.
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