Jeremiah 10 ©
1 The great disparity between God and idols. 17 The prophet warneth to prepare for a removal out of the land: 19 he lamenteth over the spoil and desolation of it: 23 he prayeth God to correct his people with moderation, and to turn his fury upon the heathen that wasted them.
They are upright as the palm tree, fbut speak not: gthey must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; hfor they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
jWho would not fear thee, O King of nations? 2for to thee doth it appertain: *forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.
lSilver spread into plates is brought from mTarshish, and gold from nUphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the *founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of *cunning men.
But othe LORD is the 4true God, he is the living God, and 5an everlasting king: pat his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
Every man tis 8brutish in his knowledge: every *founder is confounded by the graven image: ufor his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
My f*tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.
lPour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for mthey have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.