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10 Hear the word that the Lord has spoken to l you, house of Israel. 2 This is what the Lord says:
Do not learn the way of the nations m
or be terrified by signs in the heavens,
although the nations are terrified by them,
Someone cuts down a tree from the forest;
it is worked by the hands of a craftsman with a chisel.
4 He decorates it with silver and gold. n
It is fastened with hammer and nails, o
so it won’t totter.
their idols cannot speak. p
They must be carried q because they cannot walk.
Do not fear them for they can do no harm r—
and they cannot do any good. s
You are great;
Your name is great in power. u
7 Who should not * fear You,
King of the nations? v
It is what You deserve.
For among all the wise people of the nations
and among all their kingdoms,
there is no one like You.
instructed by worthless idols
made of wood!
9 Beaten silver is brought from Tarshish, w
from the hands of a goldsmith,
the work of a craftsman.
Their clothing is blue and purple,
all the work of skilled artisans.
10 But Yahweh is the true God; z
The earth quakes at His wrath, c
and the nations cannot endure His rage.
and spread out the heavens by His understanding. i
13 When He thunders, j
the waters in the heavens are in turmoil, k
and He causes the clouds to rise
from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightning for the rain
and brings the wind from His storehouses. l
Every goldsmith is put to shame
by his carved image, m
for his cast images are a lie; n
there is no breath in them. o
At the time of their punishment
they will be destroyed. p
16 Jacob’s Portion q is not like these
because He is the One who formed all things. r
Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; s
you who live under siege.
Look, I am slinging out w
the land’s residents at this time
and bringing them such distress
that they will feel it.
19 Woe to me because of my brokenness—
I am severely wounded! x
I exclaimed, “This is my intense suffering,
but I must bear it.”
20 My tent is destroyed; y
all my tent cords are snapped.
My sons have departed from me and are no more.
I have no one to pitch my tent again
or to hang up my curtains.
they don’t seek the Lord. z
Therefore they have not prospered,
and their whole flock is scattered.
a great commotion a from the land to the north.
The cities of Judah will be made desolate,
a jackals’ den. b
that a man’s way of life is not his own;
no one who walks determines his own steps. c
not in Your anger, d
or You will reduce me to nothing.
that don’t recognize You
and on the families
that don’t call on Your name,
for they have consumed Jacob;
they have consumed him and finished him off
and made his homeland desolate. e
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