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Isaiah 44:10

    Isaiah 44:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Who has formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Who hath fashioned a god, or molten an image that is profitable for nothing?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Whoever makes a god, makes nothing but a metal image in which there is no profit.

    Webster's Revision

    Who hath fashioned a god, or molten an image that is profitable for nothing?

    World English Bible

    Who has fashioned a god, or molds an image that is profitable for nothing?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Who hath fashioned a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?

    Definitions for Isaiah 44:10

    Graven - To cut or engrave.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 44:10

    Who hath formed a god - The Septuagint reads this verse in connection with the close of the previous verse, 'But they shall be ashamed who make a god, and all who sculpture unprofitable things.' This interpretation also, Lowth, by a change in the Hebrew text on the authority of a manuscript in the Bodleian library, has adopted. This change is made by reading כי kı̂y instead of מי mı̂y in the beginning of the verse. But the authority of the change, being that of a single MS. and the Septuagint, is not sufficient. Nor is it necessary. The question is designed to be ironical and sarcastic: 'Who is there,' says the prophet, 'that has done this? Who are they that are engaged in this stupid work? Do they give marks of a sound mind? What is, and must be the character of a man that bas formed a god, and that has made an unprofitable graven image?