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.


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