But their idols are silver and gold,(A)
    made by human hands.(B)
They have mouths, but cannot speak,(C)
    eyes, but cannot see.

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16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,(A)
    eyes, but cannot see.

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26 Who told of this from the beginning,(A) so we could know,
    or beforehand, so we could say, ‘He was right’?
No one told of this,
    no one foretold(B) it,
    no one heard any words(C) from you.

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28 I look but there is no one(A)
    no one among the gods to give counsel,(B)
    no one to give answer(C) when I ask them.

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They lift it to their shoulders and carry(A) it;
    they set it up in its place, and there it stands.
    From that spot it cannot move.(B)
Even though someone cries out to it, it cannot answer;(C)
    it cannot save(D) them from their troubles.

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Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field,
    their idols cannot speak;(A)
they must be carried
    because they cannot walk.(B)
Do not fear them;
    they can do no harm(C)
    nor can they do any good.”(D)

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So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols:(A) We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world”(B) and that “There is no God but one.”(C)

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You know that when you were pagans,(A) somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.(B)

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