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Isaiah 40:20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 He who is too impoverished for such an offering
Selects a tree that does not rot;
He seeks out for himself a skillful craftsman
To [a]prepare [b]an idol that will not totter.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 40:20 Or set up
  2. Isaiah 40:20 Or a carved image
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Isaiah 40:20 New International Version (NIV)

20 A person too poor to present such an offering
    selects wood that will not rot;
they look for a skilled worker
    to set up an idol that will not topple.

New International Version (NIV)

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Isaiah 41:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

So the craftsman encourages the smelter,
And he who smooths metal with the hammer encourages him who beats the anvil,
Saying of the soldering, “It is good”;
And he fastens it with nails,
So that it will not totter.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

Isaiah 41:7 New International Version (NIV)

The metalworker encourages the goldsmith,
    and the one who smooths with the hammer
    spurs on the one who strikes the anvil.
One says of the welding, “It is good.”
    The other nails down the idol so it will not topple.

New International Version (NIV)

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