Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field,
    their idols cannot speak;(A)
they must be carried
    because they cannot walk.(B)
Do not fear them;
    they can do no harm(C)
    nor can they do any good.”(D)

No one is like you,(E) Lord;
    you are great,(F)
    and your name is mighty in power.
Who should not fear(G) you,
    King of the nations?(H)
    This is your due.
Among all the wise leaders of the nations
    and in all their kingdoms,
    there is no one like you.

They are all senseless(I) and foolish;(J)
    they are taught by worthless wooden idols.(K)
Hammered silver is brought from Tarshish(L)
    and gold from Uphaz.
What the craftsman and goldsmith have made(M)
    is then dressed in blue and purple—
    all made by skilled workers.
10 But the Lord is the true God;
    he is the living God,(N) the eternal King.(O)
When he is angry,(P) the earth trembles;(Q)
    the nations cannot endure his wrath.(R)

11 “Tell them this: ‘These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish(S) from the earth and from under the heavens.’”[a]

12 But God made(T) the earth(U) by his power;
    he founded the world by his wisdom(V)
    and stretched out the heavens(W) by his understanding.
13 When he thunders,(X) the waters in the heavens roar;
    he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightning(Y) with the rain(Z)
    and brings out the wind from his storehouses.(AA)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 10:11 The text of this verse is in Aramaic.

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