11 Who among the gods
    is like you,(A) Lord?
Who is like you—
    majestic in holiness,(B)
awesome in glory,(C)
    working wonders?(D)

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11 Now I know that the Lord is greater than all other gods,(A) for he did this to those who had treated Israel arrogantly.”(B)

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who were burying all their firstborn,(A) whom the Lord had struck down among them; for the Lord had brought judgment(B) on their gods.(C)

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“The temple I am going to build will be great,(A) because our God is greater than all other gods.(B)

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For the Lord is the great God,(A)
    the great King(B) above all gods.(C)

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For you, Lord, are the Most High(A) over all the earth;(B)
    you are exalted(C) far above all gods.

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I know that the Lord is great,(A)
    that our Lord is greater than all gods.(B)

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A Prophecy Against Egypt

19 A prophecy(A) against Egypt:(B)

See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud(C)
    and is coming to Egypt.
The idols of Egypt tremble before him,
    and the hearts of the Egyptians melt(D) with fear.

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12 He will set fire(A) to the temples(B) of the gods(C) of Egypt; he will burn their temples and take their gods captive.(D) As a shepherd picks(E) his garment clean of lice, so he will pick Egypt clean and depart.

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Why arouse my anger with what your hands have made,(A) burning incense(B) to other gods in Egypt,(C) where you have come to live?(D) You will destroy yourselves and make yourselves a curse[a] and an object of reproach(E) among all the nations on earth.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 44:8 That is, your name will be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, others will see that you are cursed; also in verse 12; similarly in verse 22.