New American Standard Bible
"Has a nation changed gods When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit.
King James Bible
Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
Darby Bible Translation
Hath a nation changed its gods? and they are no gods; but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
World English Bible
Has a nation changed [its] gods, which really are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.
Young's Literal Translation
Hath a nation changed gods? (And they are no gods!) And My people hath changed its honour For that which doth not profit.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A nation - A Gentile nation, in strong antithesis to people, the appellation of Israel.
Their glory - Though the worship of the one true God is a nation's greatest glory, yet it is irksome because it puts a constraint on human passions.
That which doth not profit - Israel had exchanged the prosperity which was God's reward of obedience for the calamities which resulted from idol-worship.
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"Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with, thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first born for my transgression; the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?--He hath shewed thee, 0 man, what is good: And what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" As mankind are …
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and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods.
1 Samuel 4:21
And she called the boy Ichabod, saying, "The glory has departed from Israel," because the ark of God was taken and because of her father-in-law and her husband.
2 Chronicles 13:9
"Have you not driven out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron and the Levites, and made for yourselves priests like the peoples of other lands? Whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams, even he may become a priest of what are no gods.
Thus they exchanged their glory For the image of an ox that eats grass.
and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but the work of men's hands, wood and stone. So they have destroyed them.
"Why should I pardon you? Your sons have forsaken Me And sworn by those who are not gods. When I had fed them to the full, They committed adultery And trooped to the harlot's house.
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