Habakkuk 2:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]Habakkuk 2:18, NIV: Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman? Or an image that teaches lies? For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak.
Habakkuk 2:18, ESV: “What profit is an idol when its maker has shaped it, a metal image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation when he makes speechless idols!
Habakkuk 2:18, KJV: What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
Habakkuk 2:18, NASB: 'What benefit is a carved image when its maker has carved it, Or a cast metal image, a teacher of falsehood? For its maker trusts in his own handiwork When he fashions speechless idols.
Habakkuk 2:18, NLT: 'What good is an idol carved by man, or a cast image that deceives you? How foolish to trust in your own creation--a god that can't even talk!
Habakkuk 2:18, CSB: What use is a carved idol after its craftsman carves it? It is only a cast image, a teacher of lies. For the one who crafts its shape trusts in it and makes worthless idols that cannot speak.