18 “What (A)profit is the [a]idol when its maker has carved it,
Or [b]an image, a (B)teacher of falsehood?
For its maker (C)trusts in his own handiwork
When he fashions speechless idols.
19 “Woe to him who (D)says to a piece of wood, ‘(E)Awake!’
To a mute stone, ‘Arise!’
And that is your teacher?
Behold, it is overlaid with (F)gold and silver,
And there is (G)no breath at all inside it.

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 2:18 Or a graven image
  2. Habakkuk 2:18 Lit a cast metal image

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