New Living Translation
But no! You are less than nothing and can do nothing at all. Those who choose you pollute themselves.
King James Bible
Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, ye are less than nothing, and your work is of nought; an abomination is he that chooseth you. ...
World English Bible
Behold, you are of nothing, and your work is of nothing. He who chooses you is an abomination.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought, An abomination -- it fixeth on you.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
41:24 Your work - Your operations are like your beings: there is no reality in your beings, nor efficacy in your actions.
What a precious promise to the young Christian, or to the old Christian attacked by lowness of spirits and distress of mind! "Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer the Holy One of Israel. Christian brethren, there are some in this congregation, I hope many, who have solemnly devoted themselves to the cause and service of the Lord Jesus Christ: let them hear, then, the preparation which is necessary for this service set forth in the word …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
The Fulfilled Prophecies of the Bible Bespeak the Omniscience of Its Author
1 Corinthians 8:4
So, what about eating meat that has been offered to idols? Well, we all know that an idol is not really a god and that there is only one God.
And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.
Such wicked people are detestable to the LORD, but he offers his friendship to the godly.
God detests the prayers of a person who ignores the law.
And they have thrown the gods of these nations into the fire and burned them. But of course the Assyrians could destroy them! They were not gods at all--only idols of wood and stone shaped by human hands.
See, they are all foolish, worthless things. All your idols are as empty as the wind.
How foolish are those who manufacture idols. These prized objects are really worthless. The people who worship idols don't know this, so they are all put to shame.
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