The metalworker(A) encourages the goldsmith,(B)
    and the one who smooths with the hammer
    spurs on the one who strikes the anvil.
One says of the welding, “It is good.”
    The other nails down the idol so it will not topple.(C)

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Some pour out gold from their bags
    and weigh out silver on the scales;
they hire a goldsmith(A) to make it into a god,
    and they bow down and worship it.(B)

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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)

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