New Living Translation
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.
King James Bible
They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
Darby Bible Translation
They that form a graven image are all of them vanity, and their delectable things are of no profit; and they are their own witnesses: they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
World English Bible
Everyone who makes an engraved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses don't see, nor know, that they may be disappointed.
Young's Literal Translation
Framers of a graven image are all of them emptiness, And their desirable things do not profit, And their own witnesses they are, They see not, nor know, that they may be ashamed.
Isaiah 44:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
44:9 Delectable things - Their idols, in which they take so much pleasure. They - They that make them, are witnesses against themselves, and against their idols, because they know they are the work of their own hands. See not - Have neither sense nor understanding, therefore they have just cause to be ashamed of their folly, in worshipping such senseless things.
LibraryFourteenth Day for the Church of the Future
WHAT TO PRAY.--For the Church of the Future "That the children might not be as their fathers, a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God."--PS. lxxviii. 8. "I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thy offspring."--ISA. xliv. 3. Pray for the rising generation, who are to come after us. Think of the young men and young women and children of this age, and pray for all the agencies at work among them; that in association and societies …
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession
The Nature of Justification
Catalogue of his Works.
The Return of the Exiles
'Cursed is anyone who carves or casts an idol and secretly sets it up. These idols, the work of craftsmen, are detestable to the LORD.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'
2 Kings 19:18
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.
Those who worship idols are disgraced--all who brag about their worthless gods--for every god must bow to him.
And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.
O LORD, they pay no attention to your upraised fist. Show them your eagerness to defend your people. Then they will be ashamed. Let your fire consume your enemies.
But no! You are less than nothing and can do nothing at all. Those who choose you pollute themselves.
See, they are all foolish, worthless things. All your idols are as empty as the wind.
Jump to PreviousAshamed Blind Delectable Delight Desire Disappointed Engraved Fail Fashion Futile Graven Idols Image Makes Pictured Precious Profit Servants Shame Speak Treasure Vain Vanity Witnesses Worthless
Jump to NextAshamed Blind Delectable Delight Desire Disappointed Engraved Fail Fashion Futile Graven Idols Image Makes Pictured Precious Profit Servants Shame Speak Treasure Vain Vanity Witnesses Worthless
LinksIsaiah 44:9 NIV
Isaiah 44:9 NLT
Isaiah 44:9 ESV
Isaiah 44:9 NASB
Isaiah 44:9 KJV
Isaiah 44:9 Bible Apps
Isaiah 44:9 Biblia Paralela
Isaiah 44:9 Chinese Bible
Isaiah 44:9 French Bible
Isaiah 44:9 German Bible
Isaiah 44:9 Commentaries