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Jeremiah 10:8

    Jeremiah 10:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But they are together like beasts and foolish: the teaching of false gods is wood.

    Webster's Revision

    But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.

    World English Bible

    But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols, it is but a stock.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 10:8

    Brutish - Stupid.
    Doctrine - The act or result of teaching.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 10:8

    The stock is a doctrine of vanities - Dr. Blayney translates, - "The wood itself is a rebuker of vanities." The very tree out of which the god is hewn demonstrates the vanity and folly of the idolaters; for, can all the art of man make out of a log of wood an animate and intelligent being?

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 10:8

    Brutish - Jeremiah 10:21 and foolish Theirs was the brutishness of men in a savage state, little better than mere animals: their folly that of stupidity.

    The stock ... - Rather, the instruction of idols is a piece of wood. That is what they are themselves, and "ex nihilo nihil fit" (from nothingness, nothing is made).