Isaiah 44:10-20 NIV

10 Who shapes a god and casts an idol,1 which can profit him nothing?2

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11 He and his kind will be put to shame;3 craftsmen are nothing but men. Let them all come together and take their stand; they will be brought down to terror and infamy.4

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12 The blacksmith5 takes a tool and works with it in the coals; he shapes an idol with hammers, he forges it with the might of his arm.6 He gets hungry and loses his strength; he drinks no water and grows faint.7

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13 The carpenter8 measures with a line and makes an outline with a marker; he roughs it out with chisels and marks it with compasses. He shapes it in the form of man,9 of man in all his glory, that it may dwell in a shrine.10

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14 He cut down cedars, or perhaps took a cypress or oak. He let it grow among the trees of the forest, or planted a pine,11 and the rain made it grow.

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15 It is man's fuel12 for burning; some of it he takes and warms himself, he kindles a fire and bakes bread. But he also fashions a god and worships13 it; he makes an idol and bows14 down to it.

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16 Half of the wood he burns in the fire; over it he prepares his meal, he roasts his meat and eats his fill. He also warms himself and says, "Ah! I am warm; I see the fire.15"

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17 From the rest he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it and worships.16 He prays17 to it and says, "Save18 me; you are my god."

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18 They know nothing, they understand19 nothing; their eyes20 are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds closed so they cannot understand.

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19 No one stops to think, no one has the knowledge or understanding21 to say, "Half of it I used for fuel;22 I even baked bread over its coals, I roasted meat and I ate. Shall I make a detestable23 thing from what is left? Shall I bow down to a block of wood?"24

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      20 He feeds on ashes,25 a deluded26 heart misleads him; he cannot save himself, or say, "Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?2728"

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