The carpenter makes an idol (Isa 44:13-44:13)

“The carpenter stretches a line.

He marks it out with a stylus.

He fashions it with planes.

He marks it with a compass.

He makes it into a human form.

It has human beauty.

He sets it up in a shrine.”

Second Isaiah has the carpenter seem to be more efficient. This carpenter artist stretches out a line on a piece of wood. He uses a stylus or pencil to mark it off. He then planes it down and marks it with a compass. He finally carves it into a human beauty, before he sets it in a shrine.

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