Learn not the way of the heathen,
And abe not dismayed at the signs of heaven;
For the heathen are dismayed at them.
For done cutteth a tree out of the forest,
The work of the hands of the workman, ewith the axe.
4 fThey deck it with silver and with gold;
mThey must needs be borne, because they cannot go.
Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil,
nNeither also is it in them to do good.
6 Forasmuch as there is onone like unto thee, O Lord;
oThou art great, and thy name is great in might.
vThe stock is a doctrine of vanities.
bThey are all the work of cunning men.
10 But the Lord is the †true God,
At his wrath the earth shall tremble,
And the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
hHe hath established the world by his wisdom,
And ihath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
Every founder ois confounded by the graven image:
15 rThey are vanity, and the work of errors:
16 tThe portion of Jacob is not like them:
For he is the former of all things;
And uIsrael is the rod of his inheritance:
vThe Lord of hosts is his name.
17 wGather up thy wares out of the land,
20 fMy tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken:
My children are gone forth of me, and ffthey are not:
There is none to stretch forth my tent any more,
And to set up fmy curtains.
And have not sought the Lord:
Therefore they shall not iprosper,
And all their flocks shall be scattered.
22 Behold, the noise of the kbruit is come,
And a great commotion out of lthe north country,
To make the mcities of Judah desolate,
And ma den of dragons.
23 O Lord, I know that nthe way of man is not in himself:
It is not in man that walketh oto direct his steps.
24 O Lord, pcorrect me, but with judgment;
Not in thine anger, lest thou †bring me to nothing.
And upon the families that call not on thy name:
And have made his thabitation desolate.
About King James Version
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