Jeremiah 10
Notes
10:1 Hear you the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel:  
10:2 Thus said the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.  
10:3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.  
10:4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.  
10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.  
10:6 For as much as there is none like to you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might.  
10:7 Who would not fear you, O King of nations? for to you does it appertain: for as much as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like to you.  
10:8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.  
10:9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.  
10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.  
10:11 Thus shall you say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.  
10:12 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens by his discretion.  
10:13 When he utters his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning with rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasures.  
10:14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.  
10:15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.  
10:16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his name.  
10:17 Gather up your wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the fortress.  
10:18 For thus said the LORD, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this once, and will distress them, that they may find it so.  
10:19 Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous; but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it.  
10:20 My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.  
10:21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.  
10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.  
10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps.  
10:24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.  
10:25 Pour out your fury on the heathen that know you not, and on the families that call not on your name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.  
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