New International Version
17 From the rest he makes a god, his idol;
he bows down to it and worships.(A)
He prays(B) to it and says,
“Save(C) me! You are my god!”
18 They know nothing, they understand(D) nothing;
their eyes(E) 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(F) to say,
“Half of it I used for fuel;(G)
I even baked bread over its coals,
I roasted meat and I ate.
Shall I make a detestable(H) thing from what is left?
Shall I bow down to a block of wood?”(I)
20 Such a person feeds on ashes;(J) a deluded(K) heart misleads him;
he cannot save himself, or say,
“Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?(L)”
King James Version
17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?Read full chapter