The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came. They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage. So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
The nations are terrified as they heard of Cyrus’ approach. The people tried to encourage one another that there was nothing to fear. Then they hastily fashioned an idol to save them from destruction and it had to be nailed into place so it would not fall over.