Jeremiah 10 :14

Jeremiah 10 :14 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

King James Version (KJV)

Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Every man is become brutish and is without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his graven image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Then every man becomes like a beast without knowledge; every gold-worker is put to shame by the image he has made: for his metal image is deceit, and there is no breath in them.

Webster's Revision

Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

World English Bible

Every man is become brutish [and is] without knowledge; every goldsmith is disappointed by his engraved image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Every man is become brutish and is without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Definitions for Jeremiah 10 :14

Brutish - Stupid.
Graven - To cut or engrave.

Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 10 :14

Every man is brutish - נבער nibar, is a boor, acts as a brute, who may suppose that a stock of a tree, formed like a man, may be an intellectual being; and therefore shuns the form as though it had life. See Isaiah 44:10, Isaiah 44:11. Of which verses, by the way, Dr. Blayney gives the following version to correct that of Bishop Lowth: -

Isaiah 44:10. Who hath formed a god? Or set up a graven image that profiteth not?

Isaiah 44:11. Behold, all that are connected with it shall be ashamed, And the artificers, they above all men! They shall assemble all of them; they shall stand forth; They shall fear; they shall be ashamed at the same time.

"That is, while they stand before the image they have set up, and worship it with a religious dread, the glaring absurdity of their conduct shall lead to their shame and disgrace."

With due deference to this learned man, I think this interpretation too refined.

Barnes' Commentary on Jeremiah 10 :14

In his knowledge - Rather, "without knowledge; i. e., on comparing his powerless idols with the terrific grandeur of a tropical thunderstorm the man who can still worship them instead of the Creator is destitute of knowledge.

Every founder ... - Or, "every goldsmith is put to shame etc." He has exhausted his skill on what remains an image.

Wesley's Commentary on Jeremiah 10 :14

10:14 Every man - Every idolator.
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