Je 10:1Hear the word which Jehovah speaks to you, O house of Israel.

Je 10:2Thus says Jehovah, / Do not learn the way of the nations, / And do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens, / Although the nations are terrified by them.

Je 10:3For the customs of the peoples are vanity, / Because their god is a tree cut from the forest, / The work of the hands of a craftsman with an axe.

Je 10:4He adorns it with silver and with gold; / They fasten it with nails and hammers / So that it cannot totter.

Je 10:5They are like a post in a cucumber field, / And they cannot speak; / They must be carried / Because they cannot walk. / Do not be afraid of them, / For they cannot do evil, / And neither is it in them to do good.

Je 10:6There is none like You, O Jehovah; / You are great, / And Your name is great in might.

Je 10:7Who would not fear You, / O King of the nations? / For it befits You, / For among all the wise of the nations / And in all their kingdoms / There is none like You.

Je 10:8But they are altogether stupid and foolish; / The instruction of their idols is mere wood.

Je 10:9Beaten silver / Is brought from Tarshish, / And gold from Uphaz, / The work of a craftsman / And of the hands of a goldsmith. / Their clothing is blue and purple; / All of them are the work of skillful men.

Je 10:10But Jehovah is the true God; / He is the living God and the eternal King. / At His wrath the earth quakes, / And the nations cannot endure His indignation.

Je 10:11Thus you shall say to them, The gods that did not make the heavens and the earth, these will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.

Je 10:12It is He who made the earth by His power, / Who established the world by His wisdom, / And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.

Je 10:13When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, / And He causes the vapors to rise from the ends of the earth; / He makes lightning for the rain / And brings forth wind from His treasuries.

Je 10:14Every man is stupid, without knowledge; / Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idol; / For his molten image is falsehood, / And there is no breath in them.

Je 10:15They are vanity, the work of delusion; / At the time of their punishment they will perish.

Je 10:16The Portion of Jacob is not like these; / For He is the One who formed everything, / And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; / Jehovah of hosts is His name.

Je 10:17Gather up your bundle from the ground, / O inhabitant under siege.

Je 10:18For thus says Jehovah, / I will sling out / The inhabitants of the land / At this time, / And I will bring distress on them, / That they may find it.

Je 10:19Woe is me because of my hurt! / My wound is grievous. / But I said, Truly this is my affliction, / And I must bear it.

Je 10:20My tent is destroyed, and all my cords are broken; / My children have gone from me and they are not; / There is no one who will spread out my tent again / And set up my curtains.

Je 10:21For the shepherds are stupid / And have not sought Jehovah; / Therefore they have not prospered, / And all their flock is scattered.

Je 10:22The sound of a report! Here it comes, / Even a great commotion from the land of the north, / To make the cities of Judah / A desolation, a habitation of jackals.

Je 10:23I know, O Jehovah, / That a man’s way is not in himself; / It is not in the man who walks / To direct his step.

Je 10:24Correct me, O Jehovah, but in measure, / Not in Your anger lest You bring me to nothing.

Je 10:25Pour out Your wrath on the nations / Who do not know You / And upon the families / Who do not call upon Your name; / For they have devoured Jacob, yes, devoured him and brought him to an end, / And they have desolated his habitation.

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