Jeremiah 51:17

17 “Everyone is senseless and without knowledge; every goldsmith is shamed by his idols. The images he makes are a fraud; they have no breath in them.

Read Jeremiah 51:17 Using Other Translations

Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
Every man is stupid and without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his images are false, and there is no breath in them.
The whole human race is foolish and has no knowledge! The craftsmen are disgraced by the idols they make, for their carefully shaped works are a fraud. These idols have no breath or power.

What does Jeremiah 51:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 51:17

Every man is brutish by [his] knowledge; every founder is
confounded by the graven image: for his molten image [is] falsehood,
and [there is] no breath in them.] (See Gill on Jeremiah 10:14).

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