12 He made the earth by His power,
established the world(A) by His wisdom,(B)
and spread out the heavens by His understanding.(C)
13 When He thunders,[a]
the waters in the heavens are in turmoil,(D)
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.(E)

14 Everyone is stupid and ignorant.
Every goldsmith is put to shame
by his carved image,(F)
for his cast images are a lie;(G)
there is no breath in them.(H)
15 They are worthless, a work to be mocked.
At the time of their punishment
they will be destroyed.(I)
16 Jacob’s Portion[b] is not like these
because He is the One who formed all things.(J)
Israel is the tribe of His inheritance;(K)
Yahweh of Hosts is His name.(L)

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  1. Jeremiah 10:13 Lit At His giving of the voice
  2. Jeremiah 10:16 = the Lord

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