19 As for an idol,(A) a metalworker casts it,
    and a goldsmith(B) overlays it with gold(C)
    and fashions silver chains for it.

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    they help each other
    and say to their companions, “Be strong!(A)
The metalworker(B) encourages the goldsmith,(C)
    and the one who smooths with the hammer
    spurs on the one who strikes the anvil.
One says of the welding, “It is good.”
    The other nails down the idol so it will not topple.(D)

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16 “See, it is I who created the blacksmith(A)
    who fans the coals into flame
    and forges a weapon(B) fit for its work.
And it is I who have created the destroyer(C) to wreak havoc;

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