29 Look, all of them are a delusion;[a]
their works are nonexistent;
their images are wind and emptiness.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 41:29 DSS, Syr read are nothing

Like scarecrows in a cucumber patch,
their idols cannot speak.(A)
They must be carried(B) because they cannot walk.
Do not fear them for they can do no harm(C)
and they cannot do any good.(D)

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18 What use is a carved idol
after its craftsman carves it?
It is only a cast image, a teacher of lies.
For the one who crafts its shape trusts in it
and makes idols that cannot speak.

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26 You both see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of Asia, this man Paul has persuaded and misled a considerable number of people by saying that gods made by hand are not gods!(A)

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