20 He who is too impoverished for such an offering
Selects a (A)tree that does not rot;
He seeks out for himself a skillful craftsman
To [a]prepare [b]an idol that (B)will not totter.

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  1. Isaiah 40:20 Or set up
  2. Isaiah 40:20 Or a carved image

They (A)lift it on the shoulder, carry it,
And set it in its place, and it stands there.
(B)It does not move from its place.
Though one may shout to it, it (C)cannot answer;
It (D)cannot save him from his distress.

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