Isaiah 44:15–19

15 A person can use it for fuel.

He takes some of it and warms himself;

also he kindles a fire and bakes bread;

he even makes it into a god and worships it;

he makes an idol from it and bows down to it.

16 He burns half of it in a fire,

and he roasts meat on that half.

He eats the roast and is satisfied.

He warms himself and says, “Ah!

I am warm, I see the blaze.”

17 He makes a god or his idol with the rest of it.

He bows down to it and worships;

he prays to it,b “Save me, for you are my god.”

18 Such peopleB do not comprehend

and cannot understand,

for he has shut their eyesC so they cannot see,

and their minds so they cannot understand.

19 No one comes to his senses;D

no one has the perception or insight to say,

“I burned half of it in the fire,

I also baked bread on its coals,

I roasted meat and ate.

Should I make something detestablec with the rest of it?

Should I bow down to a block of wood?”

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