17 From the rest he makes a god, his idol;
    he bows down to it and worships.(A)
He prays(B) to it and says,
    “Save(C) me! You are my god!”
18 They know nothing, they understand(D) nothing;
    their eyes(E) are plastered over so they cannot see,
    and their minds closed so they cannot understand.
19 No one stops to think,
    no one has the knowledge or understanding(F) to say,
“Half of it I used for fuel;(G)
    I even baked bread over its coals,
    I roasted meat and I ate.
Shall I make a detestable(H) thing from what is left?
    Shall I bow down to a block of wood?”(I)
20 Such a person feeds on ashes;(J) a deluded(K) heart misleads him;
    he cannot save himself, or say,
    “Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?(L)

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They set up kings without my consent;
    they choose princes without my approval.(A)
With their silver and gold
    they make idols(B) for themselves
    to their own destruction.

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