10 Hear the word that the Lord has spoken toA you, house of Israel. 2 This is what the Lord says:
Do not learn the way of the nationsa
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.b
It is fastened with hammer and nails,c
so it won’t totter.
their idols cannot speak.d
They must be carriede because they cannot walk.
Do not fear them for they can do no harmf—
and they cannot do any good.g
6 Lord, there is no one like you.h
You are great;
your name is great in power.i
King of the nations?j
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 Tarshishk
The work of a craftsman
and of a goldsmith’s hands
is clothed in blue and purple,
all the work of skilled artisans.
10 But the Lord is the true God;m
The earth quakes at his wrath,p
and the nations cannot endure his fury.
and spread out the heavens by his understanding.u
13 When he thunders,D
the waters in the heavens are in turmoil,v
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.w
Every goldsmith is put to shame
by his carved image,x
for his cast images are a lie;y
there is no breath in them.z
At the time of their punishment
they will be destroyed.aa
16 Jacob’s PortionE is not like these
because he is the one who formed all things.ab
Israel is the tribe of his inheritance;ac
the Lord of Armies is his name.ad
you who live under siege.
Look, I am flinging awayaf
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!ag
I exclaimed, “This is my intense suffering,
but I must bear it.”
20 My tent is destroyed;ah
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.a
Therefore they have not prospered,
and their whole flock is scattered.
a great commotionb from the land to the north.
The cities of Judah will be made desolate,
a jackals’ den.c
that a person’s way of life is not his own;
no one who walks determines his own steps.d
not in your anger,e
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.f
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