Isaiah 40:19

“The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The workeman melteth a grauen image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it ouer with golde, and casteth siluer chaines.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{As for} the idol, a craftsman casts it, A goldsmith plates it with gold, And a silversmith {fashions} chains of silver.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The image, a workman hath cast `it', and the goldsmith overlayeth it with gold, and casteth `for it' silver chains.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The workman makes an image, and the gold-worker puts gold plates over it, and makes silver bands for it.
- Basic English Bible

The workman casteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains [for it].
- Darby Bible

The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
- Webster's Bible

A workman has cast an image, and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts silver chains for it.
- World English Bible

The graven image poured out hath a artizan, And a refiner with gold spreadeth it over, And chains of silver he is refining.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The image perchance, which the craftsman hath melted, and the goldsmith spread over with gold, the silversmith casting silver chains?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 40:19

40:19 Melteth - He melts metal into a mould, which afterwards is graven or carved to make it more exact.

Discussion for Isaiah 40

  • BSP
    Verse 8: Some have tried to destroy God's Word throughout the centuries, but this verse shows that God's Word endures forever.
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that no matter how great and mighty a nation may be, they amount to a "drop of a bucket" in his eyes.
  • Sharon Goggins
    Isaiah Chapter 40 know that God is the creator of all thing he sit high and look down low and intercedes on our behalf. If you ever need God remember to cry out with your whole heart and he will respond with his Mighty power to do what we cannot do in our own strength .Before the foundation of the world Gen1 He did not need us then and he surely does not need us now. No one instruction and advise.
  • Isaiah 40:27
    Pliz u people, stop complain about Gods time when He will work for you, pliz wait any day and any time God will work on your prayers isaiah 40 :27
  • BSP
    Verse 23 shows that no matter how powerful a high official is or corrupt a judge is, when it comes to Jehovah God fulfilling his promises and accomplishing his will, He regards them as insignificant. They can only do what God allows them to do.
  • Miriam Mbambus
    I learn a lot from this verse, things that I am doing without considering that God can answer me with time.I was always waiting for God to answer me immediately, now I learn that I must be patient and trust in him. I like this commends and I will follow to learn more. As from today I will always wait as per 1 Corrinthians 15 :51 Amen!

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