But their idols are silver and gold,(A)
    made by human hands.(B)

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10 Who shapes a god and casts an idol,(A)
    which can profit nothing?(B)
11 People who do that will be put to shame;(C)
    such craftsmen are only human beings.
Let them all come together and take their stand;
    they will be brought down to terror and shame.(D)

12 The blacksmith(E) takes a tool
    and works with it in the coals;
he shapes an idol with hammers,
    he forges it with the might of his arm.(F)
He gets hungry and loses his strength;
    he drinks no water and grows faint.(G)
13 The carpenter(H) measures with a line
    and makes an outline with a marker;
he roughs it out with chisels
    and marks it with compasses.
He shapes it in human form,(I)
    human form in all its glory,
    that it may dwell in a shrine.(J)
14 He cut down cedars,
    or perhaps took a cypress or oak.
He let it grow among the trees of the forest,
    or planted a pine,(K) and the rain made it grow.
15 It is used as fuel(L) for burning;
    some of it he takes and warms himself,
    he kindles a fire and bakes bread.
But he also fashions a god and worships(M) it;
    he makes an idol and bows(N) down to it.
16 Half of the wood he burns in the fire;
    over it he prepares his meal,
    he roasts his meat and eats his fill.
He also warms himself and says,
    “Ah! I am warm; I see the fire.(O)
17 From the rest he makes a god, his idol;
    he bows down to it and worships.(P)
He prays(Q) to it and says,
    “Save(R) me! You are my god!”
18 They know nothing, they understand(S) nothing;
    their eyes(T) are plastered over so they cannot see,
    and their minds closed so they cannot understand.
19 No one stops to think,
    no one has the knowledge or understanding(U) to say,
“Half of it I used for fuel;(V)
    I even baked bread over its coals,
    I roasted meat and I ate.
Shall I make a detestable(W) thing from what is left?
    Shall I bow down to a block of wood?”(X)
20 Such a person feeds on ashes;(Y) a deluded(Z) heart misleads him;
    he cannot save himself, or say,
    “Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?(AA)

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For the practices of the peoples are worthless;
    they cut a tree out of the forest,
    and a craftsman(A) shapes it with his chisel.(B)
They adorn it with silver(C) and gold;
    they fasten it with hammer and nails
    so it will not totter.(D)
Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field,
    their idols cannot speak;(E)
they must be carried
    because they cannot walk.(F)
Do not fear them;
    they can do no harm(G)
    nor can they do any good.”(H)

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29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill.(A)

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So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols:(A) We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world”(B) and that “There is no God but one.”(C)

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20 The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent(A) of the work of their hands;(B) they did not stop worshiping demons,(C) and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.(D)

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