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“Learn not the way of the nations,
nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens
because the nations are dismayed at them,
A tree from the forest is cut down,
and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman.
they fasten it with hammer and nails
so that it cannot move.
5 Their idolsr are like scarecrows in a cucumber field,
and they cannot speak;
they have to be carried,
for they cannot walk.
Be not afraid of them,
for they cannot do evil,
neither is it in them to do good.”
thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
For this is thy due;
for among all the wise ones of the nations
and in all their kingdoms
there is none like thee.
the instruction of idols is but wood!
and gold from Uphaz.
They are the work of the craftsman and of the hands of the goldsmith;
their clothing is violet and purple;
they are all the work of skilled men.
he is the living God and the everlasting King.
At his wrath the earth quakes,
and the nations cannot endure his indignation.
11 Thus shall you say to them: “The gods who did not make the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under the heavens.”*
who established the world by his wisdom,
and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.
and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightnings for the rain,
and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses.
every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols;
for his images are false,
and there is no breath in them.
at the time of their punishment they shall perish.
for he is the one who formed all things,
and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance;
the Lord of hosts is his name.
O you who dwell under siege!
“Behold, I am slinging out the inhabitants of the land
and I will bring distress on them,
that they may feel it.”
My wound is grievous.
But I said, “Truly this is an affliction,
and I must bear it.”
and all my cords are broken;
my children have gone from me,
and they are not;
there is no one to spread my tent again,
and to set up my curtains.
and do not inquire of the Lord;
therefore they have not prospered,
and all their flock is scattered.
a great commotion out of the north country
to make the cities of Judah a desolation,
a lair of jackals.
that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
not in thy anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.
and upon the peoples that call not on thy name;
for they have devoured Jacob;
they have devoured him and consumed him,
and have laid waste his habitation.
About The Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
This edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible has been prepared for use by Catholics by a committee of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. It is an authorized revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901.
The Catholic Edition of the New Testament, copyright Copyright 1965; The Catholic Edition of the Old Testament, incorporating the Apocrypha, copyright Copyright 1966 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.