A craftsman casts 1 an idol; a metalsmith overlays it with gold and forges silver chains for it.
Those who empty out gold from a purse and weigh out silver on the scale 1 hire a metalsmith, who makes it into a god. They then bow down and worship it.
Hammered-out silver is brought from Tarshish 1 and gold is brought from Uphaz 2 to cover those idols. 3 They are the handiwork of carpenters and goldsmiths. 4 They are clothed in blue and purple clothes. 5 They are all made by skillful workers. 6
All these idolaters 1 will prove to be stupid and ignorant. Every goldsmith will be disgraced by the idol he made. For the image he forges is merely a sham. 2 There is no breath in any of those idols. 3