10 Hear the word which the Lord speaks to you, O house of Israel.
a“Do not learn the way of the Gentiles;
Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven,
For the Gentiles are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the peoples are 1futile;
For bone cuts a tree from the forest,
The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.
They cfasten it with nails and hammers
So that it will not topple.
And dthey cannot speak;
They must be ecarried,
Because they cannot go by themselves.
Do not be afraid of them,
For fthey cannot do evil,
Nor can they do any good.”