A drought is on her waters
and they will be dried up,
for it is a land of engraved images
and they go mad because of their idols that cause terror. Bible other translations

“idols that cause terror.” A more literal reading is “because of their Terrors,” but “terrors” is a metonymy for the idols that cause terror (by the atrocities they demand, the evil predictions they make, and the fact that they lead to everlasting death). In this case, the clearer English reading of “idols that cause terror” seems justified than just “terrors.”

Commentary for: Jeremiah 50:38