“But the idol made with hands is accursed.
So too the one who made it. Having made it,
The perishable thing was named a god.
Equally hateful to God
Are the ungodly man
With their ungodliness.
What was done
Will be punished together
With the one who did it.
Therefore there will be a visitation
Also upon the heathen idols.
Though part of what God created,
They became an abomination.
They became snares for human souls.
They became a trap to the feet of the foolish.”
Now here is a stinging rebuke of idols and their makers. Both the ungodly idol and the ungodly ones (ὁ ἀσεβῶν) who made it were accursed by God. They were making, calling, and naming these idols gods (θεὸς ὠνομάσθη). They and their idols both would be punished together. Although they are a good part of God’s creation (ἐν κτίσματι Θεοῦ), these idols (εἰδώλοις) have become an abomination or a scandal since they set snares and traps for foolish human souls (σκάνδαλα ψυχαῖς ἀνθρώπων).