19 Lord, my strength, and my stalworthness, and my refuge in the day of tribulation, heathen men shall come to thee from the farthest places of (the) earth, and shall say, Verily our fathers held a leasing in possession, vanity that profited not to them. (Lord, my strength, and my stalwartness, and my refuge in the day of trouble, the heathen shall come to thee from the farthest places of the earth, and shall say, Truly our forefathers inherited only lies, yea, vain, or useless, idols that profited them nothing.)
20 Whether a man shall make gods to himself? (Can a man make gods for himself?) and those be no gods.
21 Therefore lo! I shall show to them by this while, I shall show to them mine hand, and my strength; and they shall know, that the name to me is [the] Lord (and they shall know, that my name is the Lord).Read full chapter
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19 Lord, my strength and my fortress,
my refuge(A) in time of distress,
to you the nations will come(B)
from the ends of the earth and say,
“Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods,(C)
worthless idols(D) that did them no good.(E)
20 Do people make their own gods?
Yes, but they are not gods!”(F)
21 “Therefore I will teach them—
this time I will teach them
my power and might.
Then they will know
that my name(G) is the Lord.