English Standard Version
18 (A)“What profit is an idol
when its maker has shaped it,
a metal image, (B)a teacher of lies?
For its maker trusts in his own creation
when he makes (C)speechless idols!
19 (D)Woe to him (E)who says to a wooden thing, Awake;
to a silent stone, Arise!
Can this teach?
Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver,
and (F)there is no breath at all in it.
20 But (G)the Lord is in his holy temple;
(H)let all the earth keep silence before him.”