Jeremiah 16:20

20 Do people make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!”

Read Jeremiah 16:20 Using Other Translations

Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?
Can man make for himself gods? Such are not gods!"
Can people make their own gods? These are not real gods at all!”

What does Jeremiah 16:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 16:20

Shall a man make gods unto himself
Can a man make his own gods? a poor, weak, mortal man? can he make gods of gold, silver, brass, wood, or stone? can he put deity into them? and when he has made images of these, can he be so stupid as to account them gods, and worship them? can he be so sottish, and void of understanding, as to imagine that anything that is made by himself or any other, can be God? and they are no gods;
that are made by men; he only is the true God, that is the Maker and Creator of all things; or they are no gods themselves that pretend to make them, and therefore how should they make gods? can they give that which they have not? or impart deity to others which they have not themselves? These words are a continuation of the speech of the Gentiles, and contain their reasonings, exposing the folly of their idolatrous ancestors: though some take them to be the words of God, or of the prophet, inveighing against the Jews for their stupidity in worshipping idols; when the Gentiles were convinced of the folly and vanity of such practices, and acknowledged it.

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