“You shall not make for yourself an image(A) in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

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But their idols are silver and gold,(A)
    made by human hands.(B)

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19 They have thrown their gods into the fire(A) and destroyed them,(B) for they were not gods(C) but only wood and stone, fashioned by human hands.(D)

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17 But those who trust in idols,
    who say to images, ‘You are our gods,’(A)
    will be turned back in utter shame.(B)

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The priests did not ask,
    ‘Where is the Lord?’
Those who deal with the law did not know me;(A)
    the leaders(B) rebelled against me.
The prophets prophesied by Baal,(C)
    following worthless idols.(D)

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28 Where then are the gods(A) you made for yourselves?
    Let them come if they can save you
    when you are in trouble!(B)
For you, Judah, have as many gods
    as you have towns.(C)

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They are all senseless(A) and foolish;(B)
    they are taught by worthless wooden idols.(C)

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19 Lord, my strength and my fortress,
    my refuge(A) in time of distress,
to you the nations will come(B)
    from the ends of the earth and say,
“Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods,(C)
    worthless idols(D) that did them no good.(E)

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18 “Of what value(A) is an idol(B) carved by a craftsman?
    Or an image(C) that teaches lies?
For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation;
    he makes idols that cannot speak.(D)

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The idols(A) speak deceitfully,
    diviners(B) see visions that lie;
they tell dreams(C) that are false,
    they give comfort in vain.(D)
Therefore the people wander like sheep
    oppressed for lack of a shepherd.(E)

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