Jeremiah 51:18
Good News Translation
They are worthless and should be despised; they will be destroyed when the LORD comes to deal with them.

New Revised Standard Version
They are worthless, a work of delusion; at the time of their punishment they shall perish.

Contemporary English Version
Idols are merely a joke, and when the time is right, they will be destroyed.

New American Bible
They are nothing, a ridiculous work, that will perish at the time of punishment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are vain works, and worthy to be laughed at, in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They are vain works, and worthy to be laughed at, in the time of their visitation they shall perish.


Jeremiah 10:8,15 They shall be all proved together to be senseless and foolish: the doctrine of their vanity is wood. . . .

Jonah 2:8 When my soul was in distress within me, I remembered the Lord: that my prayer may come to thee, unto the holy temple.

Acts 14:15 And saying: Ye men, why do ye these things? We also are mortals, men like unto you, preaching to you to be converted from these vain things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all things that are in them:

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Jeremiah 43:12,13 And he shall kindle a fire in the temples of the gods of Egypt, and he shall burn them, and he shall carry them away captives: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment: and he shall go forth from thence in peace. . . .

Jeremiah 46:25 The Lord of hosts the God of Israel hath said: Behold I will visit upon the tumult of Alexandria, and upon Pharao, and upon Egypt, and upon her gods, and upon her kings, and upon Pharao, and upon them that trust in him.

Jeremiah 48:7 For because thou hast trusted in thy bulwarks, and in thy treasures, thou also shalt be taken: and Chamos shall go into captivity, his priests, and his princes together.

Jeremiah 50:2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish it, lift up a standard: proclaim, and conceal it not: say: Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is overthrown, their graven things are confounded, their idols are overthrown.

Exodus 12:12 And I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and will kill every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast: and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments; I am the Lord.

Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold the Lord will ascend upon a swift cloud, and will enter into Egypt, and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst thereof.

Isaiah 46:1 In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified and praised.

Zephaniah 2:11 The Lord shall be terrible upon them, and shall consume all the gods of the earth: and they shall adore him every man from his own place, all the islands of the Gentiles.

A Song of Praise
17Every man is become foolish by his knowledge: every founder is confounded by his idol, for what he hath cast is a lie, and there is no breath in them. 18They are vain works, and worthy to be laughed at, in the time of their visitation they shall perish.19The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he that made all things he it is, and Israel is the sceptre of his inheritance: the Lord of hosts is his name.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 10:14
Every man is become a fool for knowledge, every artist is confounded in his graven idol: for what he hath cast is false, and there is no spirit in them.

Jeremiah 10:15
They are vain things, and a ridiculous work: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Jeremiah 18:15
Because my people have forgotten me, sacrificing in vain, and stumbling in their ways, in ancient paths, to walk by them in a way not trodden:

Jeremiah 51:17
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